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City Council split on proposed property tax rate increase

A proposed property tax increase in Pasadena drew opposition from two City Council members and complaints from residents during a recent public hearing. And personnel changes - including the recent indefinite suspension without warning of a 24-year city employee who was only six months shy of retire

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 18:12:00

Bomb threat received; suspicious package found at Baytown Covestro site

Authorities are conducting a thorough search of Covestro, a Baytown industrial facility, after a bomb threat was received on Friday morning. A shelter-in-place is not needed at this time, officials said. Covestro said in a press release that a suspicious package was found on the site, and the Bay

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-22 16:24:00

Local participants sought for Harvey chemical exposures study

The physical and emotional recovery from Harvey has been underway since floodwaters have slowly receded across the region. As residents return to their homes, questions are arising about the possible health effects of exposure to contaminated floodwater and airborne exposures to health hazards such

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-22 17:45:00

More than 2,200 displaced residents in area hotels

GALVESTON Displaced residents are camping out in local hotels and motels as they search for new places to live or wait for their homes to be repaired - but getting a room, especially with so many displaced people, isn't always easy. As of this week, more than 2,900 people in Galveston County had use

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-23 03:40:00

Pearland man arrested for sexual assault of a child

Pearland police have arrested a 33-year old man after they say a relative found phone videos of him having sex with a minor. According to investigators, an adult relative discovered the videos on Billy Joe Palacio's phone, and immediately called the police. A warrant was obtained for Palacio chargin

ABC13 HOUSTON - 2017-09-22 17:09:15

Fugitives sought by Houston-area police (Sept. 22)

On Friday, Multi-County Crime Stoppers released a list of their 10 featured fugitives of the week. Of the 10 fugitives, two are wanted on charges of theft, two are wanted on charges of assault and one is wanted on a charge of murder. Each person on the list had an active arrest warrant as of Friday,

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-22 19:37:00

Downtown Houston Metro Trains Halted Due to Power Outage

A power system failure brought downtown sections of Metro's rail lines to a halt Thursday afternoon, causing hassles for Houstonians who use public transit to get to work and other destinations. Metro spokeswoman Monica Russo said crews are working to restore the outage, which began at about 5:45 p.

HOUSTON PRESS - 2017-09-22 17:18:44

Prime West End parcels posted in foreclosure sale

Collateral damage: If there's a theme to this week's column, it's that bankers are taking legal measures to recover loans made on developments and ventures that were once big Buzz items. Islanders were buzzing last week about the posting for foreclosure sale of multiple tracts and lots that are part

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-23 03:00:00

6 things to know about flood debris removal in Houston

HOUSTON - Removal of debris from homes damaged by the floods of Hurricane Harvey has been the focus of city leaders since the storm. Many streets in Houston are still lined by piles of carpeting, wood, furniture, appliances and sheetrock that were tossed out after feet of floodwater seeped inside h

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-22 17:19:15

Packed Woodlands House Loves Luke Bryan's Kind of Night

To call Luke Bryan polarizing would be an understatement. Not since Garth Brooks crossed over into the pop landscape has a country figure drawn such scorn while simultaneously being labeled the savior of a genre by his supporters. Some view Bryan as changing the face of country while making the genr

HOUSTON PRESS - 2017-09-23 13:50:00

Uncertainty Over Health Care Law's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

Obamacare made it easier for people to leave jobs to start their own ventures and entice others to join, knowing they could buy insurance independently. Some entrepreneurs worry that could change. Entrepreneur Stinson Dean (left) and his wife Stephanie play with their three children in their yard in

HOUSTONPUBLICMEDIA.ORG - 2017-09-23 09:33:00

HPD: Suspected drunken driver slams into car; 2 injured, 2 arrested

Two people are in the hospital after a suspected drunken driver ran a red light and collided with a car, police said. The wreck happened along the Beltway 8 at Lee Road. Houston police said the car was traveling down Lee Road and had the green light when the pick-up truck crashed into the car. Th

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-23 15:11:01

We can't wait until 2019; we have to tackle emergency issues now

Driving down the streets in disaster-stricken neighborhoods and seeing the mounds of debris piled outside flooded homes, all of us can now bear witness to the hard work we've done and all the work that lies ahead. Homeowners must do their best to replace the wrecked furniture and the ruined applianc

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2017-09-23 12:01:00

Driver Crashes into Patrol Car in Construction Zone

HOUSTON, Texas - A Waller County Sheriff Deputy is rear ended while working a construction zone near downtown Houston early Saturday morning, The deputy was blocking the area under construction when a suspected drunk driver crashed into the back of the patrol vehicle. The deputy was transported to

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-23 11:16:46

Deputies who rescued truck driver during Harvey share their story

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey drenched Houston and the water rose, those were the city's darkest days. That is when we saw the brightest lights shine, lights like Major Marty O'Brien and Deputy Richard Jue. As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey drenched Houston and the water rose, those were t

KHOU - 2017-09-23 03:15:48

Texas Roadhouse to donate profits to Red Cross Harvey relief effort

On Sept. 27, Texas Roadhouse will be donating 100 percent of its profits to help those impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m, the restaurant chain will deliver its proceeds to the American Red Cross and other local organizations, according to WHAS 11. CONTAMINATED: New m

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-23 01:47:00

Film in Focus: 'Stalker' and 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'

The second time is not the charm for Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The title refers both to the name of the world's largest drug cartel and also to a wedding band. In the film, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) returns to combat a new breed of super villain, namely Julianne Moore as Poppy. Moore plays the leader

FREEPRESSHOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-23 00:10:00

Camp Logan marker cleared of graffiti

The Camp Logan historical marker in Memorial Park has been cleared of graffiti. The sign was smeared with paint last month within hours of its rededication. The newly restored Texas Historical Commission marker was unveiled Aug. 23 by local officials, preservationists and historians during a week of

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-22 22:53:00

Gameday Live: High school football, Week 4

The Houston Chronicle has reporters spread out all over the area covering another night of high school football. Friday night's action will have a tough act to follow after Thursday night's thrilling last-second victory for Manvel over North Shore. Some of the big games tonight include: Ridge Point

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-22 22:45:00

Lance McCullers to start for Astros on Sunday night

Lance McCullers Jr. will start for the Astros in their Sunday night game against the Los Angeles Angels, the first of two outings he will get to prove his health ahead of the postseason. McCullers, who after facing the Angels would then be in line to face the Boston Red Sox next weekend, hasn't pitc

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-22 21:54:00