News

Phoenix the Komodo dragon at 2 years old (Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo)

Phoenix the Komodo dragon is only two years old, but he’s already making a big impact on the Houston Zoo. As the world’s largest lizard, this five-pound Komodo dragon could one day reach up to 170 pounds, but right now the little guy is all about getting bigger.

shadow

A Fred man is recovering from broken bones after being extricated from his vehicle following a two-vehicle crash in Tyler Count on Aug. 11, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

shadow

Texas Department of Public Safety Press Release:

Jerry Wayne Adaway, 58, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured on August 9 in Houston. Adaway was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. The arrest was not the result of a tip, and no reward will be paid.

shadow

Investigators in Beaumont are searching for the suspect who robbed the HEB on Dowlen Aug. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

shadow

Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas needs the public's help in locating the suspect who robbed a Chicken Express employee at gunpoint Aug. 11, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

shadow

Police in Orange are searching for the suspect who robbed a local barber shop at gunpoint, reports Orange Police Department Capt. Charlie Stephenson. 

shadow

A kayaker at Spindletop Bayou in Jefferson County drowned after getting trapped against the salt water barrier on Aug. 14, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

shadow

A flash fire at Sunoco Logistics at 2300 Twin City Highway in Nederland that injured seven contract workers on Aug. 12 remains under investigation, Sunoco Logistics reported in a statement on Aug. 13.

shadow

At 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, Port Neches Police reported they are currently searching for two gunmen in black masks who just robbed the Smoke Shop at 2nd Street and Magnolia. The two men were last seen running west in the 2100 block of 2nd Street toward Nederland. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

shadow

Cars, travel and sundresses in exotic prints are just a few of the luxuries former Triangle Area Network (TAN) executive director Peggy Lynn Gibson financed with the $312,000 she stole while heading the medical nonprofit in 2013 and 2014. Also among the “frivolous crap” Gibson said she used the money for were Christmas gifts, flapper gowns and concert tickets.

shadow