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HOUSTON | Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph

HOUSTON —Jan 12, 2019— Houston’s police chief says he set a new personal record when he issued a ticket to someone who blew past him going 140 mph (225 kph). Chief Art Acevedo told the Houston Chronicle the Dodge Viper “almost took my doors off” as Acevedo was driving on a highway Friday. He sped … Continue reading HOUSTON | Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Britain official pulls out of Saudi conference

ISTANBUL  — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 4 p.m. Britain’s trade minister has pulled out of a Saudi investment conference over the kingdom’s involvement in the disappearance and alleged slaying … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Britain official pulls out of Saudi conference

HOUSTON  | School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

HOUSTON  — A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that “You can’t count on a black quarterback” in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned. In a letter Saturday to the Onalaska Independent School District board, Lynn Redden says his comment posted earlier in the week on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page … Continue reading HOUSTON  | School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

HOUSTON | Police reports detail O’Rourke’s ’98 drunken-driving arrest

HOUSTON — Police documents from a decades-old drunken-driving arrest of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke provide a more complete picture of an incident that the congressman has long acknowledged. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News recently obtained copies of state and local police reports pertaining to the arrest. They show O’Rourke was found … Continue reading HOUSTON | Police reports detail O’Rourke’s ’98 drunken-driving arrest

SANTA FE, Texas | Sophomore baseball player wounded in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A sophomore baseball player who was wounded in the mass shooting at a Texas high school says the gunman walked into his classroom and tossed something onto desks. Rome Shubert tells the Houston Chronicle that he then heard “three loud pops” before the attacker fled into the hall Friday morning. … Continue reading SANTA FE, Texas | Sophomore baseball player wounded in Texas school shooting

Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State to take Texas A&M job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla./December 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Jimbo Fisher, who coached Florida State to its third national title in 2013 and opened this season with his team ranked in the top five, is leaving to take the same job at Texas A&M. Fisher told university President John Thrasher on Friday that he was resigning to accept … Continue reading Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State to take Texas A&M job