by Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle
Although Hurricane Harvey was the story of the year across the Houston area, these non-hurricane headlines thrust Houston neighborhood news into the national spotlight throughout 2017. There were bizarre murder plots, shocking cases of animal cruelty and heists gone wrong.<!-more->
League City residents were heartbroken when the body of Anne-Christine Johnson, a mother of two who was missing for weeks, was discovered in the garage of her ex-husband, Shaun Hardy. Hardy has since been charged in her murder and was released on $1 million bond.