Murder-suicide kills 4, trial opens in spring

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Man kills 3, himself in Cypress murder-suicide

An ex-husband shot and killed his 4-year-old daughter, her mother and her grandmother, before turning the gun on himself.

Their bodies were found by Harris County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday morning after being called to the northwest Harris County apartment when the child’s mother failed to show up for work.

We have since learned that the husband and wife are going through a divorce.

And there were reports that the husband was violent.

A police report was filed against him last month.

The Spring couple’s robbery and murder trial begins

Jury selection begins Friday for the first of three defendants in the execution-style murders of a spring couple four years ago.

Khari Kendrick will be tried in the morning.

He is charged with capital murder along with his half-brother, Aakiel Kendrick, and Erick Peralta.

Investigators say the three of them waited for Jenny and Bao Lam to enter their garage in January 2018.

The pair were then ambushed, tied up, robbed and shot.

Shortage of infant formula is hitting the area hard

The shortage of infant formula continues, putting many families in stressful situations trying to get the food their baby needs.

We spoke with the president and CEO of the Montgomery County Women’s Center.

They gave away their last box of formula on Wednesday night – their shelves are empty and 13 infants are staying there.

In Pasadena, at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters shelter, they have a total of 25 babies they are trying to feed and they only have a few boxes and a few samples left – a supply that won’t last much longer.

Cornyn: Texas AG Ken Paxton’s legal troubles are an ’embarrassment’

US Senator John Cornyn has called Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal woes an “embarrassment”.

The senator gave Paxton the harshest rebuke yet from a senior Texas Republican on Thursday as Paxton appears poised to win the party’s nomination for a third term.

Paxton has been indicted on state felonies for most of his tenure and is being investigated separately by the FBI after his top aides accused him of corruption.

He is competing in the Republican primary runoff against Lands Commissioner George P. Bush.

Paxton responded that Cornyn “represents the Bush wing of the GOP.”

GOP directs culture war fury at green investing trend

Red state officials are speaking out against growing efforts on Wall Street to factor environmental risk into investment decisions.

Their target is “ESG”, which stands for environmental, social and governance. The principles call on investors to consider factors beyond traditional financial measures in their decisions.

The acronym has become the latest culture war topic in conservative media and state government this year.

The movement against green investing indicates how the GOP has become more willing to damage its relationship with big business to fight ideological enemies. Opposition has been particularly strong in red states where fossil fuels make up a large part of the economy.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.