Home and Garden

USDA service centers open for business by phone appointment only

U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers nationwide will continue to conduct business but by phone only. Field work will continue with appropriate social distancing as precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. While program delivery staff will continue…

Entries now open for H-E-B Primo Picks Quest of Texas Best

Now accepting non-food entries

Now in it's seventh year, H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best has expanded its search for the finest food and beverages in the Lone Star State to now include non-food items. In addition to food creators, and innovators, Texas-based…

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge

Home goods retailer Pier 1 Imports Inc. is filing for bankruptcy protection. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company, which was founded in 1962, has recently struggled with increased competition from online retailers such as Wayfair. Pier 1 said Monday it will…

Be a sweetheart: prepare your family now for spring weather

Nothing says "I love you" like safety preparedness

AUSTIN, Texas– Show you care this Valentine’s Day by ensuring your loved ones and your home are ready for possible spring floods. If it can rain, it can flood. Floods are the most frequent – and the most costly –…

Dog sleuths sniff out crop disease hitting citrus trees

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists have trained dogs to sniff out a disease that's harming citrus trees in Florida, California and Texas. The dogs can detect citrus greening disease several weeks to years before signs are visible on the leaves and…

Two Houston teenagers get Hopkins/Stills shopping spree

Two Houston teenagers involved in a program to give students a second chance got a Christmas surprise with a shopping spree with Houston Texans receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Stills.Miracle Washington-Tribble and Jadon Cofield got their lives back on track…

Kidnapped baby whose mother was killed reunites with father

Texas officials say a kidnapped baby girl found safe last week after her mother was killed has been reunited with her family. Heidi Broussard and her infant daughter, Margot Carey, went missing Dec. 12 from their hometown of Austin.On Friday,…

Texas man to be exonerated after DNA leads to new arrest

Authorities say they will begin the process to exonerate a Houston man who was convicted in a 2010 fatal stabbing that investigators now believe was committed by someone else.The Harris County District Attorney's Office on Friday said that Lydell Grant…

3 intruders fatally shot in Houston-area burglary attempt

Authorities say a homeowner fatally shot three people who attempted to burglarize a Houston-area mobile home.Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says two males living in the mobile home saw three Hispanic men enter their residence in Channelview around 8 a.m.…

Police: Texas man confessed to killing pregnant sister

Police say a 19-year-old Texas man has been charged with capital murder after confessing to killing his pregnant sister and leaving her body in an alley. Police in The Colony say officers found the lifeless body of 23-year-old Viridiana Arevalo…