Stories By John Tedesco

  • Police: Man found shot to death in car with uninjured child witness in west Houston Houston police officers responding to reports of gunfire Friday evening found a man who had been shot to death in a car alongside a distraught but uninjured 4-year-old boy.
  • Dollar General store manager convicted in robbery death of her... Dinesha Renee Jackson helped an accomplice rob a Dollar General employee who was carrying $2,800.
  • Motorcyclist dies from crash after racing in Harris County Paramedics who responded to the crash at Briarstone Bay and West Little York Road took the injured rider to a hospital, where he later died.
  • A sheriff’s deputy tried helping an ambulance struck by a car... Authorities say the chain of collisions began when the ambulance and a Ford Focus traveling south on I-45 crashed near the Kuykendahl exit.
  • Third suspect arrested in shooting death of Harris County deputy Frederick Tardy had been wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting of Darren Alméndarez, a 23-year veteran of the Harris County sheriff’s office.
  • Car 'doing doughnuts' flips over, killing a 16-year-old passenger Police said they conducted a mandatory blood draw on the driver to test for alcohol, and they also found open containers.
  • Houston man convicted of murder after staging woman's death as... Authorities say Patrick Jackson killed a woman in a dispute over an AR-15 rifle.
  • Man at Houston's St. Regis Hotel accidentally shoots himself... Police said the man was either unpacking a gun or pulling it from his pants when it went off.
  • Official backs away from Chapter 313 proposal after public... Hundreds of citizens and some lawmakers responded to Hegar’s proposal for the Chapter 313 program — and nearly all of them opposed the idea.
  • Ken Paxton denies allegations his office violated open records... Attorney General Ken Paxton denied Friday that he violated the state’s open records law, rejecting allegations by a local prosecutor and several Texas newspapers.
  • Surfside Beach fights coastal erosion with Christmas trees For more than four decades, volunteers in this beach town have been fighting a never-ending battle against rising sea levels and coastal erosion with an unusual weapon — discarded Christmas trees. No one can quite remember who came up with the...
  • Ken Paxton violated open records law, says Travis County DA Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has four days to comply with the law or face suit, the district attorney said, siding with a recent newspaper editors’ complaint.
  • Government expenditures to Home Depot subsidiary can be withheld A Texas attorney general ruling that certain government expenditures to private companies don’t have to be disclosed to the public could affect scores of tax incentive agreements across the state.
  • Texas comptroller seeks to hide some details of controversial tax break program from public Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is proposing to reduce the information his office collects on the state’s largest corporate incentive program.
  • Your tax dollars are being rerouted. Here’s how it works. Huge online retailers like Best Buy or Dell receive millions in sales tax thanks to two obscure Texas laws
  • Your sales tax may be going to another town or an online retailer Online shoppers across Texas are paying millions in sales taxes. Much of it is going right back to the same retailers they're buying from.
  • Pair of Texas laws funnel millions in taxpayer funds to companies A pair of obscure state laws lets local officials hand out millions in taxpayer funds to companies with few limits, little transparency
  • Even Texas sports teams can score big with tax incentive program Tax breaks made possible by Chapters 380 and 381 are the most flexible of the state’s major tax incentive programs. It has been used to benefit everyone from big corporations to small businesses to individual homeowners - and even sports teams.
  • Was Astroworld's mass casualty plan actually followed? Whether promoters followed it Friday evening, when eight concertgoers died and scores were isnjured during Travis Scott’s headlining performance, is unclear.
  • After Astroworld declared a mass casualty, Travis Scott played on While paying respects at a memorial outside of NRG Park, some attendees raised more questions about the chaotic scene not even 48 hours prior.