Blast Rocks Southeast Texas Refinery; No InjuriesAn explosion and fire struck a refinery in Southeast Texas, home to the biggest concentration of petrochemical plants in the country.
Fisherman Snags Texas Record 1,033-Pound Hammerhead SharkA 1,033-pound hammerhead shark caught over the weekend during a fishing tournament based in Texas City is a record for the species in Texas and one of the largest fish ever caught in the state.
Suspected Cyber Bullies Arrested In Connection With Woman's DeathLast November 29, a young Texas City woman committed suicide with a gun in front of her family after months of cyberbullying. Now two people have been arrested.
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Texas Ice Pick SlayingA Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 slaying using an ice pick.
Leaking Sulfuric Acid Found At Houston-Area Storage FacilityState authorities are cleaning up sulfuric acid that leaked from five drums abandoned at a Houston-area storage facility.
Federal Hearings Begin On Texas Oil SpillThe U.S. Coast Guard and NTSB are opening hearings into the collision of a barge and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel.
Travelers Stuck As Houston Channel Oil Spill Cleanup ContinuesIt's been two days since a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. Monday workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized "tar balls" out of the sand along Galveston Bay.
Coast Guard Aims To Reopen Houston Ship ChannelThe Coast Guard aimed to reopen one of the nation's busiest seaports Monday, two days after a collision between a barge and a ship caused nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil to spill into the waters south of Houston.
No Timetable For Texas Oil Spill CleanupNo timetable has been set to reopen a major shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the waterway, but more help was being called in to contain the spill.
66 Years Ago, Another Deadly Texas BlastExactly 66 years ago this week, what remains the nation's worst industrial disaster occurred near Houston, when a series of explosions rocked a huge petrochemical complex.