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Nation Oct 261 million pounds of food daily feed Houston’s hungry
Distributions by the Houston Food Bank now average about 800,000 pounds (363,000 kilograms) daily after reaching the unprecedented 1 million pound mark for the first time in the spring.
Nation Aug 26Laura strengthens into ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4
Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be "unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities.
Nation Jul 26Tropical Storm Hanna drenches South Texas amid virus crisis
A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a surge in…
Science Jul 25Virus-weary Texas braces as Hurricane Hanna arrives
Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Texas’ Padre Island on Saturday afternoon. The storm made landfall about 15 miles (24 miles) north of Port Mansfield, Texas, with maximum winds of 90 mph (145 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in…
Health Jun 29Tracking coronavirus cases proves difficult amid new surge
Contact tracing tracks people who test positive and anyone they've come in contact with. It was challenging even when stay-at-home orders were in place, but it's exponentially more difficult now.
Economy Mar 26Price-gouging allegation leaves 750,000 face masks in limbo
The lawsuit alleges that a Tuesday auction by Auctions Unlimited had bidding on N95 respirator masks reaching as high as $180 for a package of 16 masks. Amazon sold a set of 100 for $4.21 in late January.
Nation Aug 07El Paso, with deep Mexican American past, rallies amid pain
The massacre that killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso struck a city that has long been the cradle of Mexican American culture and immigration and suffered through bloody episodes of racial violence in the past.
Politics Jun 25Sessions defends Trump administration’s immigration policies
While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration's immigration policies Monday in a speech, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members.
Politics Apr 20Mourners line up to pay final respects to Barbara Bush
Many women waiting in line wore blue, Barbara Bush's favorite color, and pearls, her go-to neckwear jewelry.