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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

La Porte PD officer shoots, kills suspect

LA PORTE, Texas - A La Porte police officer shot and killed a suspect Tuesday evening, officials said. Police responded to reports of a man walking up and down the street with an assault rifle around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Glenview Drive at Farrington Drive. Callers described the man as wearing a camo

KHOU - 2017-09-20 03:15:59

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

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

Harris County DA awaiting extradition of murder suspects

The Harris County District Attorney's Office is still waiting the arrival of two Baytown murder suspects that are being held in Guadalupe County Jail and Jefferson Parish Jail in Louisiana. Cierra Sutton, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex in Louisiana last week, and is being charged with the

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Alleged killer pens letter to judge

A man suspected of murdering his girlfriend, her mother and sister was found competent to stand trial and has sent a letter to the judge saying he is innocent. Lawyers for Jesse Dobbs, 21, have filed a motion stating he was suffering from "delusional beliefs," prompting Judge Lonnie Cox of the 56th

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Burger Barn back open for business

It's been weeks since Harvey hit the Baytown area and residents and businesses are still recovering. So I thought the prospect of finding a restaurant to review was going to be difficult. Then I learned that The Burger Barn was open and serving up their famously large and juicy burgers - the choice

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

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

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 skimmers found on gas pumps at Sellers Bros. in Pasadena

PASADENA, Texas - Card skimmers were found installed on several gas pumps this week at the Sellers Bros. store in Pasadena, according to police. Pasadena police said the devices were found Tuesday by a repair technician who was working on the pumps at the store located at 10990 Red Bluff Road after

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-21 16:16:32

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

Harvey Recovery Fair being held in Harris County this weekend

HOUSTON - An event that will connect victims of Hurricane Harvey in Harris County with information about disaster assistance programs will be held this weekend. The Harvey Recovery Fair will happen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Art Hub Gallery on the northeast campus of Housto

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-21 20:05:55

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

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

Baytown once known as 'roughest port'

About the time the U.S. entered World War II, D.O. "Pete" Cartlidge started his new job as a security guard at Humble's Baytown Refinery and ended his career with the Harris County Sheriff's Department. He had been a chief deputy in charge of other deputies during that time when a certain section o

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

FEMA frustrations build as displaced await answers

HITCHCOCK Tim Meade doesn't know what to do. It's been three weeks since he filed a claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, asking for help with rental payments. After being flooded in, and subsequently rescued from, his Dickinson apartment, he's looking for assistance paying for tempora

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:40:00

Texas Roadhouse to donate Sept. 27 profits to hurricane relief efforts

ROANOKE, Va. - Texas Roadhouse announced Wednesday that more than 500 of its locations nationwide will be donating all of their profits to The American Red Cross next week. On Sept. 27, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., 100 percent of profits will go to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Tex

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-20 20:54:07

Woman Accused Of Killing Boyfriend Showed No Remorse: Police

BAYTOWN, TX -A woman who is accused of shooting her boyfriend to death and chopping his body into pieces with a machete in August, apparently showed no remorse when she was caught at a Louisiana apartment complex last week, police said. Cierra Sutton, 30, was arrested in Metairie, Louisiana on Set.

PATCH - 2017-09-19 16:32:07

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

PASADENA, Texas (AP) - The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the sit

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 08:09:00

Pasadena ISD committee to meet Thursday to discuss possible bond projects

With barely a month left until early voting starts in Pasadena ISD's bond election, the district's Future Facilities Planning Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 to discuss projects to be included in the $135 million proposal. The committee meeting will be at the Carmen Orozco Profes

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 17:12:00