Corpse found in box outside apartment, assistant constable charged with stealing from local businesses

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A corpse found in a box outside the apartment

Houston police found a body in a large U-Haul box outside a southwest Houston apartment on Sunday afternoon.

Police said they were called to the 7000 block of Bissonnet Street near Beechnut Street around 2 p.m. – after a resident reported a suspicious package in a parking spot.

Investigators say surveillance footage captured a man carrying the box on a cart and setting it down.

This man has been arrested and is considered a person of interest.

Ex-assistant police officer charged with robbing local businesses

A former Harris County, Borough 4 assistant constable fired for allegedly stealing from businesses while in uniform is due back in court on Monday.

Bobby Espinosa was released from jail on Saturday, after posting $30,000 bond for theft.

Prosecutors say he stole thousands of dollars from four people between September last year and March.

He would have gone to their businesses, would have disconnected the surveillance cameras and ordered the victims to empty their cash registers.

Texas suspends truck inspections that caused border gridlock

Texas Governor Greg Abbott this week repealed his immigration ordinance that was clogging traffic and stalling commercial trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Republican on Friday ended a new policy that required all commercial trucks from Mexico to undergo additional inspections to stop the flow of migrants and drugs.

The inspections have led to delays, causing widespread backlash and fears of significant economic loss. Some truckers said they had to wait more than 30 hours to cross, and others blocked one of the world’s busiest commercial bridges in protest.

Abbott lifted the inspections after signing new border security agreements with neighboring Mexican states.

Prayer and worship lift unaccompanied migrant teens into shelters

Every Sunday afternoon since last Easter, teenagers have been kneeling by a makeshift altar in Fort Bliss and praying so hard that tears stream down their faces.

They pray for the families left behind when they crossed the US-Mexico border alone without permission and for a quick release from this emergency shelter located on a sprawling army post in the Texas desert. And they pray for their future.

Here and at similar facilities set up along the southwestern border during the waves of migrants, Catholic priests, deacons and music ministers celebrate mass with them. They say they hope to bring these young people some comfort and healing.

Lawyer: Cowboys player in SUV from which man was shot

A lawyer for Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph says the second-round pick in last year’s draft was in a vehicle from which a man was shot and killed about two years ago. month.

However, in a statement Friday, Dallas attorney Barry Sorrels said Joseph was unarmed when 20-year-old Cameron Ray was shot and did not shoot the man.

Sorrels says Joseph “got into a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent.”

A Dallas police spokesperson declined to confirm Joseph’s involvement in the March 18 case, but the Dallas Morning News reports that detectives interviewed the 22-year-old on Friday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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