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Schools in Pasadena ISD, La Porte ISD, Deer Park ISD to remain closed Friday
Several school districts were closed on Thursday in the wake of the air quality incident. And on Friday, some districts have already announced they won't be open. The list of Friday closures include the following:
Rumors Of Deer Park Evacuation By National Guard Prove False
DEER PARK, TX — Rumors that the Texas Army National Guard was preparing to evacuate residents of Deer Park after city emergency management officials declared a shelter in place emergency were just rumors.
Pasadena leaders explain why there's no shelter-in-place there
PASADENA, Texas — In between the two shelter-in-place zones for elevated benzene levels, Deer Park and Galena Park, sits Pasadena. The leaders there said Thursday morning no shelter-in-place is necessary.
News 2 Know: Timeline of Deer Park chemical fire, teacher accused of sending nude photos and more
It's Thursday, and it's also National Common Courtesy Day. Celebrate by holding the door open for someone, or letting that car over that is trying to merge. On this day in 1975, Ethiopia abolished its monarchy after 3,000 years.
Shelter-in-place for Deer Park, Galena Park lifted
DEER PARK, Texas - The shelter-in-place orders issued for two east Harris County towns Thursday after benzene was detected at a Deer Park chemical facility that caught fire over the weekend have been lifted.
Harris Co. Animal Shelter takes in 17 small dogs dumped near the Grand Parkway
HOUSTON — Seventeen small dogs were left abandoned in northwest Harris County on Thursday. A spokeswoman for the Harris County Animal Shelter says the Chihuahua/Terrier type dogs were dumped north of the Grand Parkway near Mueschke Road.
P!nk Stops at Buc-ee's During Texas Road Trip
Singer P!nk is in the middle of her 'Beautiful Trauma' Tour and her and the family made a pit stop at Buc-ee's along the way!. The pop star posted on Instagram Thursday morning photos of her and the family inside the Texas-sized travel stop on Instagram.
Snake removers find 45 rattlesnakes underneath Texas house
Two Texas snake removers found 45 rattlesnakes underneath a house when responding to a call. The snake removers were able to successfully remove all of the animals from the home.
Classes in Deer Park and La Porte canceled for Friday because of air quality concerns
Two school districts near the Intercontinental Terminals Co. petrochemical fire site in Deer Park have canceled classes for a third day in a row. Deer Park and La Porte ISDs cited the possibility of more hazardous air conditions following the three-day fire that razed a chemical storage tank termina
Deer Park fire raises concern for Port Arthur residents living close to tank farm
PORT ARTHUR, Texas — For fifteen years, Gary Barbary has lived on Pine Street in Port Arthur. The giant tanks just up the street are a part of life. Residents say worries come with them.
Country singer Justin Carter dead at 35 after accidental shooting
Up-and-coming country singer Justin Carter has died after a gun accidentally fired while he was filming a music video. He was 35. Carters' mother, Cindy McClellan, told Fox News her son was filming a music video in Houston, Texas, on Saturday when a gun in his pocket "went off and caught my son in t
Body of missing woman found in east Houston
HOUSTON — The body of a missing woman has been found in east Houston. Adelaide Evergreen, 21, had been missing since March 13. The HPD dive team recovered Evergreen’s body from Brays Bayou on Sunday. She wasn’t positively identified until Thursday.
Katy ISD limiting outdoor activity today; HISD limiting activity at schools in E. Harris County
KATY, Texas — The Katy Independent School District confirms it is restricting outdoor activities Thursday for all students. The announcement comes as a shelter-in-place continues in Deer Park and Galena Park due to benzene levels.
2 shot at East Houston convenience store
Police are searching for a gunman who shot two people at a convenience store in east Houston Thursday morning. Houston police said the suspect shot a man and woman at the Golden Mart convenience store on the 400 block of Maxey Road.
Texas troops called in, schools closed over elevated benzene levels
HOUSTON (AP) Residents are advised to shelter in place, Texas National Guard troops have been called in and some schools are closed after elevated levels of benzene were detected near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week.
WATCH LIVE: Harris County officials give update on air quality
A shelter-in-place has been issued for areas around the ITC Deer Park facility because of elevated levels of benzene in the air. Schools in the area have canceled classes. The shelter-in-place is in effect for the entire city of Deer Park and Galena Park.
Expert: Flaws found in Harris County’s emergency website
HOUSTON — In an effort to be transparent with data on its emergency management website, a local environmental toxicologist said Harris County added more confusion rather than clarity to the shelter-in-place emergency order Thursday morning.
Former Harris County sheriff candidate Carl Pittman dies at 55
Former Harris County sheriff candidate Carl Pittman died Wednesday. No cause of death was initially reported. At the time of his death, Pittman was president and CEO at The Poker Club at West Houston at 22233 Katy Freeway in Katy and president and managing broker at Pittman Premier Properties.
Man’s ‘badly decomposed’ body found inside closet in Texas, police say
A grisly discovery was made in Texas on Thursday when a man’s body was found inside a closet, authorities said. Officers with the San Antonio Police Department arrived at the scene in response to “a call for a DOA,” police said in a statement. At the address was an apartment building, MySanAntonio.c
Brazoria County patient accuses Pearland medical practitioners of malpractice
HOUSTON – John Seguin of Brazoria County has filed a medical malpractice suit against Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital and Dr. Rajan Kadakia, alleging the defendants improperly treated him following a procedure more than a year ago.