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Politcal Buzz: Paul Ryan plans to stop in Friendswood for Harvey trip

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is expected to stop in Friendswood today as part of his two-day visit to Texas to survey Hurricane Harvey damage. He will be joined by nearly a dozen other members of Congress. Ryan will receive a briefing from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Arm

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:15:00

Public intoxication suspects caught disrobing, yelling at cars in Friendswood

Two allegedly intoxicated people caused a stir in Friendswood last week, and wound up in jail as a result. On Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2:45 p.m., a witness reported a partially-undressed woman laying in a grassy area near the intersection of N. Friendswood Drive and Brandywyne Drive. When police office

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 18:10:00

Friendswood police skipping National Night Out

The Friendswood Police Department will not participate Oct. 3 in National Night Out Against Crime activities, city officials said Monday. Instead, the police will continue a focus on the flood-damaged areas of Friendswood. Many neighborhoods in Friendswood have residents who are still pulling drywal

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:00:00

Red Cross to relaunch website to provide assistance to Harvey victims

The Red Cross promised flood victims $400 of immediate assistance, but when it's website crashed, they couldn't deliver. On Thursday, it is relaunching a section of the website, www.redcross.org, to give more people the chance to apply. Pictures are all Billy Handy has left of his Dickinson apartmen

KHOU - 2017-09-21 03:28:24

Texas City man gets 15 years for arson

TEXAS CITY A Texas City man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for his role in a 2016 arson. Juan Luis Peralez, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of arson after a trial had already begun, Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Alfred said. Texas City police responded Aug. 15, 2016, to a r

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:00:00

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

House Speaker Paul Ryan vows post-Harvey help for Texas

HOUSTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan joined a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers Thursday to help remove debris at a in Friendswood, Texas home damaged by Hurricane Harvey and vowed that Congress will take up legislation next month to get help to those impacted by recent natural disasters. The Wiscons

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-21 19:22:40

Paul Ryan, GOP leaders tour, survey areas impacted by Harvey

HOUSTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders, including Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn were in town touring Hurricane Harvey damage. They landed at Ellington Field Thursday morning, where they were briefed on recovery efforts. After that they came out to a Friendswood neighborhood hit hard by H

KHOU - 2017-09-21 18:06:08

Flood victims get few answers at town hall meetings

LEAGUE CITY James Wright's home had flooded four times on Lakeside Drive in League City. The third time it happened, Wright learned he didn't qualify for a federal program to elevate his house because he didn't file claims after the first two floods. The fourth flood came with Hurricane Harvey, and

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:40:00

See Jake Worthington in concert to help Harvey victims

LEAGUE CITY, Texas - A Hurricane Harvey relief benefit concert will be held Friday to honor first responders. Jake Worthington will headline the concert, hosted by Associated Credit Union of Texas. Keith McCoy and the CEO Band also will perform. The Renegade Kitchen & Catering, Predator & Prey Gr

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-21 20:24:43

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ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Fall in Love with Greater Fort Lauderdale

(NewsUSA) - Travelers may think of summer and beach activities when they think of Florida, but Greater Fort Lauderdale takes its relaxing vibe into the fall season. With options for off-season savings, visitors can enjoy a VIP experience for less and make the most of a fall visit to the destination,

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-21 13:51:40

Texas colleges, universities get grants for tobacco-free policies

Prairie View A&M University, Alvin Community College and three other Texas colleges and universities will receive grants from the CVS Health Foundation, Truth Initiative and American Cancer Society after pledging to put in place smoke- and tobacco-free policies on campus, CVS said Thursday. The five

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 13:37:00

Ready for a New Phone? How to Tell if it's Time to Switch Your Wireless Provider

(StatePoint) When you're buying a new phone, it's only natural to wonder if it's time to break up with your current wireless provider and move on. Doing so might save you money and offer you more convenience and better service. But changing providers is a big decision and there are several things to

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Seven students didn't die, but 17 maybe were shoeless

DICKINSON Dickinson Independent School District officials spent Wednesday doing damage control after a county nonprofit agency sent out false information, including that seven students had died during Hurricane Harvey. "We've been trying to put that down and getting people just to stop believing it,

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:30:00

Harvey's blow won't stop this rodeo

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey forced a few changes, but the 68th annual Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo is set to get underway. The event's parade gets things started Saturday, Sept. 23, two weeks later than originally scheduled. The cook-off has been rescheduled for Oct. 26-28. The PLSR Parade w

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 17:10:00

Dickinson moms on a mission help community rebuild

DICKINSON, Texas -- Sometimes, all it takes to feed a soul is a sandwich. Down in Dickinson, sandwiches are part of the mission for three moms. "I really felt like, 'I can do this. I can do this for Dickinson. We as moms can get out there,'" says Colleen Sparks. "We might not be able to do drywall w

KHOU - 2017-09-21 11:32:28

Storm damage leads to new idea for Pasadena ISD's Thompson Intermediate

Hurricane Harvey changed things regarding Pasadena ISD's perspective on what to include in a bond package scheduled for the November ballot. A post-Harvey idea for a bond project involves relocating and enlarging Thompson Intermediate School, a campus devastated by the storm, to a 26-acre site in th

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 23:03:00

Card-skimming devices found on Pasadena gas pumps, police say

PASADENA, Texas - Seven card-skimming devices were found at a Pasadena gas station, according to Pasadena PD. On Tuesday, a technician noticed that a key pad had been pried open and a "skimming" device had been installed inside the gas pump at Seller's Brothers/Valero Convenience Store at 10990 Red

KHOU - 2017-09-21 17:34:16

When it comes to hurricanes, communities named La Porte stick together

Classes resumed in La Porte ISD a little over a week after Harvey's rains, and while the district's campuses were spared major damage, school officials are still dealing with the storm's effects on students and staff. "Even though our facilities fared well, we do have quite a few students and employ

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 20:55:00