Stories tagged: Houston
Mon., May 21, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Guilty plea in Houston theft of Bellevue police guns
Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old Houston man working as a contract baggage handler at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport has pleaded guilty to stealing guns last year from the luggage of …
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:03 p.m.
Texas students who supported Parkland endure own shooting
A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation’s …
Wed., April 25, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
Former President Bush out of intensive care, making progress
Former President George H.W. Bush was moved out of intensive care and into a regular patient room at a Houston hospital on Wednesday as he recovers from an infection that …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered
Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92
Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a …
Tue., March 27, 2018
Underground tunnels proposed for Houston flooding
The flood control district for the Houston area is considering a proposal to build massive underground tunnels to drain floodwaters from bayous across the county.
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
7 months after Hurricane Harvey, flood-control projects’ fate unclear
Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston’s flooding woes went to the top of the area’s to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation’s fourth-largest city.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Hurricane Harvey survivors feel grief, distress months later
Deb Eberhart couldn’t sleep and was easily moved to tears as she worked to coordinate repairs to her Houston home in the months after flooding from Hurricane Harvey besieged it …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 1 p.m.
Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel
Houston police say an intoxicated man was arrested at a hotel ahead of a New Year’s Eve party for unlawfully carrying a weapon and trespassing after officers found several guns …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
United apologizes to passenger who says U.S. Rep took her seat
United Airlines has apologized and given a $500 travel voucher to a passenger who accused the airline of giving her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Debris removal from Harvey starts to wrap up in Texas
Residents across the Houston area are starting to wrap up the monthslong effort of removing debris created by Hurricane Harvey.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Hurricane Harvey
Federal investigators say they’ve seen no signs that a Houston-area chemical plant that flooded and partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey considered moving its highly unstable compounds offsite as a precaution.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Top Houston area official calls for major flood control plan
The Houston area should have a new reservoir, fix aging reservoirs and complete long-sought bayou and creek flood control projects as part of 15 recommendations from the top elected official …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
U.S. home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers
U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Texas man’s execution halted amid alleged confession scheme
A man who became known as the Houston area’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of the way he strangled his victims was set for execution Wednesday evening.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 11 a.m.
Houston asks oilman to help with hard choices after Harvey
The choice of former Shell president Marvin Odum to advise the mayor on storm recovery efforts reflects Houston’s history as a Texas oil town, long before it became the nation’s …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Lawsuit: Teen expelled for sitting for Pledge of Allegiance
A lawsuit says a Houston student’s Constitutional rights were violated when she was expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Houston eyes flood control projects during Harvey recovery
Houston officials said Saturday that they’re already thinking about how to build and fund projects that will lessen the blow of the next storm, even as the nation’s fourth-largest city …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
EPA says dioxins might have washed downriver during Harvey
The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Oregon researchers test Houston residents for toxic exposure
Hundreds of Houston residents are wearing silicon wristbands that will allow researchers at Oregon State University to find out what toxic chemicals they may have been exposed to in the …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Study: FEMA’s Houston flood maps outdated long before Harvey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain maps for parts of southeastern Houston were woefully out-of-date long before Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, a new study suggests.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Evidence of spills during floods at toxic site
The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Hurricane victims facing a long road to home reconstruction
With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
NCAA OKs request by Houston coach for aid to Harvey victims
The NCAA is signing off on a request for aid for Hurricane Harvey victims that began with a tweet from Houston basketball coach Kelvin Sampson.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Harvey’s floodwaters give way to steaming piles of garbage
Roiling waters in the streets have given way to steaming piles of garbage on the curbs.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
Goodman: Events highlight climate change, racism
Last weekend, we traveled to Houston to see Harvey’s impact up close. It quickly became clear that we were witnessing the fallout from twin disasters: climate change and racism.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Houston residents mark Labor Day sorting through storm ruins
Houston’s mayor insists that America’s fourth-largest city is “open for business,” but with areas under water, people not yet in their homes, and billions in damage to repair, major disasters …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Houston braces for more flooding, chemical plant fires out
Authorities carried out a controlled burn Sunday at a chemical plant damaged by Harvey, sending small flames and gray smoke into the sky, after saying the highly unstable compounds that …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Houston’s homeless shrug off riding out Harvey on streets
For all the hardship and pain unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, many of Houston’s homeless shrugged it off.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Teen’s bar mitzvah gives Houston chance to commiserate, heal
It wasn’t a typical bar mitzvah, but then nothing has been typical in the Houston area since Harvey came ashore as a powerful hurricane and left whole sections of the …