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Teacher continues to inspire at homecoming

Amanda Key knows homecoming. For 19 years, the Hardin High school teacher has worked to inspire school spirit at the small campus in north Liberty county and her work is now a school tradition, even in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. In years past, the full-time teacher and part-time photographer had

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-22 05:53:00

WATCH: Food stamps after Harvey - your questions answered

Texas will open application centers to help storm victims receive food stamp debit cards. Three centers are opening across the Houston area. Sherry Williams was live at Greenspoint Mall, one of the locations and so many people need help right now. FROM THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVIC

KHOU - 2017-09-22 12:35:39

Red Cross to provide $400 to some Texans hit by Harvey

Some Texans who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for $400 in Red Cross funds. This week, the American Red Cross restarted a program to give emergency financial assistance to the Texas households that were most affected by Hurricane Harvey, according to a news release from the agency. R

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 14:39:00

Churches seek end of FEMA relief ban after Hurricane Harvey

Pastor Jorge Cardenas' heart broke when he saw the extent of the flood damage from Hurricane Harvey to Church on the Rock, the house of worship he leads at 433 S. Barker Cypress. "Every square foot of this place has a story behind it. We didn't know if we'd ever be able to recover," Cardenas said We

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 22:28:00

Convicted child killer John Battaglia's stay of execution lifted

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas has lifted the stay of execution of convicted child killer John Battaglia. Battaglia was convicted in 2002 of shooting to death his two girls, Faith and Liberty, in his Deep Ellum apartment. The girls were on the phone with their mother when he shot them multip

KHOU - 2017-09-20 22:23:50

Crosby ISD approves engineer pending bond passage

The Crosby ISD school board approved a decision during the Sept. 18 meeting to use Casey Sledge, owner of Sledge Engineering, to manage future construction projects should the 2017 bond package pass the November election. The action as written approved Sledge Engineering as "project manager for fut

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-22 21:57:00

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

Land grab for tax dollars

re: Annexation by the City of Baytown I along with some of my neighbors also received a letter in the mail from the City of Baytown for the "proposed annexation of 340 acres along Barkuloo and Crosby Cedar Bayou Roads." As stated in the FAQ portion, this is to "manage land use for future growth."

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Casey Curry - alive & well and enjoying freedom

Anyone tracking Casey Curry now knows what it's like to track a hurricane that meanders into the Gulf of Mexico. Meteorologist Casey Curry is no longer with Channel 13. She has not denied the station failed to renew her contract. Her image has been removed from their website, and Friday was her las

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Hurricane Harvey's rainfall record may be higher than officials thought

The 51.88 inches of rainfall recorded during Tropical Storm Harvey in late August may no longer be the record, the National Weather Service told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday morning. Liberty County actually may have received even more. The weather service said the record rainfall data are tak

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 16:01:00

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

ExxonMobil Baytown refinery have begun fuels production

ExxonMobil said Thursday that its Baytown and Beaumont refineries have begun producing fuels at reduced rates and that crude oil and refined product pipelines in the Gulf and other regions of Texas have restarted as recovery continues from Hurricane Harvey. Offshore production platforms in the Gulf

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

11 new plaintiffs, including 4-year-old girl, added to $1 million suit against Crosby chemical plant

The case against Arkema is growing as another 11 plaintiffs on Wednesday joined the $1 million lawsuit against the Crosby chemical plant rocked by explosions after Hurricane Harvey inundated the facility with 6 feet of water. Six deputies and one EMS official launched their legal claim in Harris Cou

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 23:55:00

Crosby ISD promotes culture of voting, technology

Crosby Independent School District is preparing a push to promote voting among its staff and students. The Crosby ISD school board approved the TASB Culture of Voting Resolution during the Sept. 18 school board meeting. The resolution permits district schools to implement measures that encourage edu

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 23:17:00

Alley Cat Allies team travels far to lend a hand

During the recovery period following Hurricane Harvey, there has been an outpouring of support from communities and organizations far beyond Texas' borders. Among those who extended a helping hand was Alley Cat Allies, a global cat advocacy organization based in Bethesda, Maryland. Not only did they

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

11 plaintiffs - residents and first responders - join suit against Arkema for Crosby chemical plant

CROSBY, Texas - Eleven plaintiffs joined the $1 million lawsuit Wednesday against Arkema after explosions at its chemical plant in Crosby earlier this month. The additional plaintiffs include residents and first responders who all suffered in the aftermath of the explosions after the plant was flood

KHOU - 2017-09-21 03:13:31

Wristbands given out to test for chemical exposure from Harvey floodwaters

HOUSTON - Wristbands are being used to test for chemical exposure after Hurricane Harvey and are being handed out in several communities across the Houston area. Researchers from Oregon State University passed out the bands in Highlands this week. The bands will also be used in neighborhoods in Addi

KHOU - 2017-09-22 04:24:57

Chemical exposure of neighbors of San Jacinto waste pits analyzed

When rains from Harvey decimated the Baytown and Houston areas, floodwaters inundated neighborhoods and released in excess of 1 million pounds of chemical pollutants, according to researchers. Thirteen EPA Superfund sites, including the San Jacinto River Waste Pits, were inundated. With damage asse

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

'Business After Hours' raises spirits, funds

The Baytown Chamber of Commerce held their September Business After Hours at Bates Collision Center, however was concerned about having a celebratory atmosphere in light of the communities recent devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey. Lee and Leila Bates, owners of Bates Collision Center, along

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Goose Creek teachers await news from families in Puerto Rico

For Lisette Rosa Hernandez and Maribelliz Perazza-Petrilli it has been business as usual in their classrooms for the past few days, but they are anxiously awaiting news from their families in Puerto Rico, which was hit by Hurricane Irma recently and slammed even harder by Hurricane Maria Wednesday.

BAYTOWN SUN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00