Grinch accused of stealing Christmas mail

When U.S. postal inspectors realized Christmas mail was disappearing from a drop box in the far west Houston area, they set a trap for what appeared to be a criminal grinch. A man by the same name is listed by Harris County court records has having been arrested several times since 2001 on state charges such as drug possession, assault, criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license.

Easy Strawberry Short Cake concludes Chef Bob’s column

Editor’s note: Following Chef Bob Robinson’s passing in February, The Courier has maintained his columns on file through the end of 2014. Today’s recipe marks the last Chef Bob Robinson recipe column. The Courier thanks the loyal readers of his recipe column through the years. Chef Bob Robinson’s legacy will live on in his cookbooks “Bob’s Favorite Recipes” and “Bob’s Grub for Groups” which are available at Accents and Western Auto in Conroe.

Outdoors report: Dec. 25

Guide Guy Stansel of HR&G reported limits of ducks in the Cameron marsh. Lots of gadwalls with scattered teal and pintails made up most straps. Guide Tommy Alexander reported limits of trout in deep holes and guts. Guide Harold Dworaczyk of Bay Flats Lodge reported limits of Decoying redheads and pintails.

Texans QB coach: ‘Arian has lobbied every day to be quarterback’

J.J. Watt insists he never lobbied Bill O’Brien to allow him to play tight end in goal-line situations. But quarterbacks coach George Godsey says running back Arian Foster hasn’t been nearly as bashful about getting plays called like the one that gave him the opportunity to throw a pass – for the game’s only touchdown – against the Ravens. “Arian has lobbied every day to be quarterback,” Godsey said. “He threw one pass and completed it for a touchdown. I think that’s what he wanted, (but) he probably wanted another 10 more passes, too. That’s how Arian is, but that’s how a lot of the good ones are. They want [...]