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Katy ISD officer frees ex-girlfriend, kills self

The two-day hunt for Julio “Trey” Reyes and Rachel Hillsman ended when gunfire was heard inside the house that officers had surrounded.

S.D. educator, berated and beloved, is likely HISD pick

Terry Grier, superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, could be named the finalist for the HISD job as soon as Thursday.

Man killed in wreck on FM 2920

One man has been killed in a head-on crash in northwest Harris County.

Police still seeking men in 2006 Westbury slaying

Houston police are still searching for two men wanted in the fatal shooting of a teenager nearly three years ago outside Westbury High School.

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