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.
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.