Houston police handing all control back over to Ben Taub hospital

KYTX CBS 19 Houston police are responding to reports of shots fired at Ben Taub Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Air 11 is over the hospital where several officers, including SWAT and K9 units, are on the scene. Other officers entered the hospital with guns drawn, according to KHOU 11 News reporter Stephanie Whitfield. Baylor College of…

Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - At least three tornadoes have hit parts of San Antonio and its suburbs, damaging dozens of homes but causing no major injuries.A National Weather Service survey team confirmed that a tornado struck a residential area about 5 miles north of downtown around midnight Sunday. San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward

Beaumont police arrest mom, daughter in staged kidnapping

BEAUMONT (AP) - Beaumont police say a woman who allegedly had money trouble staged a kidnapping involving her 7-year-old daughter and her own mother.Police on Thursday arrested 25-year-old Tiffany Hawkins and 38-year-old Brandy Springer on misdemeanor charges of filing a false police report. Police say the women faked the Feb. 2 abduction to

$2.8B deal latest land acquisition in energy-rich Permian Basin

DALLAS (AP) - An Austin-based driller said this week that it's buying about 71,000 acres of land in the energy-rich Permian Basin for $2.8 billion, becoming the latest energy company to make a major investment in the region. Parsley Energy said in a statement Tuesday that it's purchasing the land from a Fort Worth oil explorer, Double Eagle

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