Houston Area Chemical Plant Accused Of Releasing Toxic Pollutants During Harvey: 'They Left Hazardous Chemical Deliberately Unprotected'Arkema Inc., a subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer, and three of its senior employees are on trial over charges accusing them of releasing toxic pollutants and injuring two sheriff’s deputies.
Judge Rules Federal Government Liable For Harvey Flooding In Some AreasA federal judge on Tuesday ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is liable for damages to a group of Houston-area homes and businesses that were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey.
EPA Watchdog: Health Monitoring After Harvey Was FlawedA new report by a federal environmental watchdog raises questions about public health assurances made after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast in 2017.
Man Who Dated 14-Year-Old While Posing As Dallas High School Student Pleads Guilty To Indecency, Records TamperingA man who authorities said was dating a 14-year-old girl while posing as a Dallas ISD high school student has pled guilty to third-degree indecency and records tampering.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs $1.6B Disaster Relief, Preparedness Plan Into Law 2 Years After Hurricane HarveyGovernor Abbott signed the bill in Houston, where the Category 4 hurricane dumped more than 50 inches of rain.
U.S. Spends More Than $5B To Buy Out Flood-Prone Homes; Claims Still ComingOver the past three decades, federal and local governments have poured more than $5 billion into buying tens of thousands of vulnerable properties.
6 Texas Gas Stations Agree To Refund Customers For Hurricane Harvey Price GougingFour of the gas stations are in North Texas. They signed agreements promising to reimburse consumers who were charged $3.99 or more per gallon of gas during Harvey.
Trial To Determine If Government Liable For Harvey FloodingA trial started to determine if residents deserve compensation after their homes and businesses were flooded by two reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Christopher Columbus Sailing Ship Replica Sinks Again In TexasA docked replica of a Christopher Columbus ship that sank in 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas has gone under again.
Another Senior Employee Charged With Assault In Texas Chemical Plant ExplosionThe Harris County District Attorney's office announced Wednesday that Arkema vice president of logistics Michael Keough has been indicted for felony assault.
FEMA Grants $20 Million To DPS For Hurricane Harvey AidMore than 1,800 DPS employees were deployed to areas affected by Harvey to set up barricades, direct traffic, provide airborne search and rescue missions.
Cornyn, Cruz, Abbott, Texas GOP Urges President Trump Not To Use Harvey Recovery Funds On Border WallU.S. Senators and Representatives from Texas, along with Gov. Abbott sent a letter to President Trump urging him not to use Harvey recovery funds in order to end the partial government shutdown.
Social Issues Could Take Back Seat In New Texas LegislatureThe Texas Legislature opens today with lawmakers expected to tackle such matters as fixing the state's school finance system, cutting property taxes and paying for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Health Care, Schools Top Finance-Heavy Agenda In StatesBig-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions.
Some Texas Coastal Residents Opposing Proposed Storm BarrierA proposed Texas coastal barrier is drawing backlash from some Gulf Coast residents and the state's land commissioner wants more time for property owners to voice concerns.