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'Noisiest club in the city on record': Judge issues order to quiet loud bar in Houston

August 25, 2023 -- Before he even steps outside his front door, Chris Pratt, a Houstonian resident, said he can hear music blaring from a club a few streets over. "It's just been an absolute nightmare to live over here because every Thursday, Friday, and ... Read More ...


Lax BYOB laws are complicating Houston police's response to rising violence at after-hour bars

August 5, 2023 -- More than two months ago, Mayor Sylvester Turner touted a new ordinance Houston City Council passed in hopes of tamping down on late-night shootings, setting requirements and mandating permits for businesses operating as bring-your-own-bottle establishments. ... Read More ...


Petland owner skips court hearing for 'puppy mill' tickets, Houston judge issues arrest warrant

August 3, 2023 -- A Houston municipal judge on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the owner of a local Petland store after he failed to appear for a hearing on a slew of citations for allegedly violating the city's recently-passed ban on selling commercially bred dogs and cats. ... Read More ...


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