Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart drew widespread attention, but there are already signs that any new safeguards will be slow in coming in oil-friendly Texas.
By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press
The final funeral for George H.W. Bush was held today at his family church in Houston. Some 1,200 mourners gathered to honor the late president. Following the service, Bush’s casket was transported to College Station, and he was laid to…
Oak Ridge Boys, the country and gospel vocal quartet, sang “Amazing Grace” at the 41st president’s funeral Thursday.
By Associated Press
Former Secretary of State James Baker remembered his longtime friend as having "had the courage of a warrior but the greater courage of a peacemaker."…
By Associated Press
When Hurricane Harvey hit with a fury not seen along the Gulf Coast in more than a decade, flooded roads stranded tens of thousands of people, including Wayne and Casey Dailey and their two sons. Their tragic ordeal is detailed…
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
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.
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson, Gretchen Frazee
Houston, known as the Bayou City, is no stranger to flooding. But the record-breaking rains and devastating deluge of Hurricane Harvey helped expose a disconnect between developers building on flood-vulnerable land and home buyers who might not have realized the…
Five months after Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston with record rainfall and 130 mph winds, 33,000 Texans are still displaced and living in temporary federal housing. Meanwhile, 80 percent of hurricane victims did not have flood insurance, and for many,…
By Gretchen Frazee
Thousands are without permanent housing. Many more are repairing their homes. Businesses are shuttered and, in some towns, debris still lines the streets.
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