Updated: As the remnants of Harvey headed north and floodwaters in Houston began to recede, attention turned toward assessing the damages and the lengthy rebuilding process for one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history.
By PBS NewsHour
“Hell or High Water,” a report published last year by ProPublica and the Texas Tribune, says that officials in Houston failed to adequately heed a warning from a hurricane that nine years ago caused $30 billion in damage. Texas Tribune…
By Michael D. Regan
At least five people have been killed in Texas from Hurricane Harvey as rising waters caused by heavy rains continued to grip parts of the state on Sunday, trapping thousands of residents in their homes and causing at least one…
By Associated Press
Immigration officials began deportation proceedings this week against a Houston-area father of two who says he had lived for years in the U.S. under a protected status given to some immigrants.
By Kenya Downs
A man who opened fire in the parking lot of a strip mall in Houston early Monday -- injuring nine -- was killed following a shootout with police.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
Tropical disease specialists are most concerned about impoverished urban areas along the Gulf Coast, where the numbers of the mosquito that spreads Zika are expected to spike.
By Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media
Mosquito control is serious business in Harris County, Texas. The county, which includes Houston, stretches across 1,777 square miles and is the third most populous county in the U.S. The area’s warm, muggy climate and snaking system of bayous provide…
In our news wrap Monday, thousands of rescue workers continued the search for survivors from two earthquakes that hit an island of Japan last week. The U.S. military lent its support by delivering aid. Also, More than a foot of…
By Kenya Downs
New research from Sociological Science suggests that white flight has been replaced with white avoidance, contributing to gradual re-segregation of American cities.
By Corinne Segal
Vanessa Angelica Villarreal writes about growing up in Texas, cultural assimilation and the myths of her Mexican family's history.
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