More than 200 people were rescued from their cars in Dallas early Friday after an overnight record rainfall triggered flash floods that trapped them in their cars. Continue reading
Guess which U.S. city was hit hardest by heavy rainfall over the last half century. Continue reading
Rain and flooding has hammered parts of the Midwest and the Plains this week. The National Weather Service issued another flood warning for Houston, Texas, following another stormy night throughout the region. In Ohio, a tornado churned through a small town, while in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin toured areas ravaged by water. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
The streets of Houston are still flooded after an onslaught of severe storms, and the city is bracing for more rain in the coming days. Officials say six people have died in Houston from the flooding so far. Judy Woodruff learns more from Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times about how the already-saturated state is coping. Continue reading
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for more than two dozen Texas counties in the wake of torrential flooding.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures. Continue reading
Blue Bell Creameries, the famed Texas ice cream company, will layoff 1,450 employees after listeria problems have halted their production. The full-time and part-time employees losing their jobs account for 37 percent of Blue Bell’s work force. Another 1,400 workers will be furloughed and those staying on because they are essential to the clean-up process will have their pay reduced. Continue reading
An Austin-based singer-songwriter founded Songwritingwith:Soldiers, a free program that pairs professional songwriters with veterans to craft original songs based on their experiences. For many of the 120 military members who have participated, songwriting begins the healing process. Continue reading
Even though Austin, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and a magnet for the technology and arts industries, not every sector is enjoying the good times. Many students live below the poverty line, and some of their teachers are struggling to pay the rent. KLRU’s Allison Sandza reports. Continue reading
Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation released Thursday says. The company then continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what the Food and Drug Administration says was inadequate cleaning.