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Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 05:07 AM CDT

Houston's Businesses Inching Back to Work as Waters Recede

Houston's Businesses Inching Back to Work as Waters Recede

More than a week after Harvey poured more than 4 feet of rain on Houston America's fourth-biggest city is striving to reopen for business.

Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 at 10:13 AM CDT

Tank Failures in Harvey Reveal Vulnerabilities in Storm

Tank Failures in Harvey Reveal Vulnerabilities in Storm

More than two dozen storage tanks holding crude oil, gasoline and other contaminants ruptured or otherwise failed when Harvey slammed into the Texas coast.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 10:33 AM CDT

Woman Slips Out of Handcuffs, Steals Police SUV

Woman Slips Out of Handcuffs, Steals Police SUV

Police in Lufkin, Texas, released video showing a woman in police custody slip out of handcuffs and then take the patrol SUV on a high-speed chase.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 at 09:50 PM CDT

Appeals Court Stays Injunction Against Texas Voter ID Law

Appeals Court Stays Injunction Against Texas Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court panel has stayed a permanent injunction to throw out the Texas law requiring voters to present an accepted photo identification card.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 at 09:32 PM CDT

Texas High School Football Player Dies After Collapsing

Texas High School Football Player Dies After Collapsing

A high school freshman football player has died after collapsing during non-contact activities at practice in northeast Texas.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 at 05:59 PM CDT

Texas Seeks Swift Reversal of Blocked 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

Texas Seeks Swift Reversal of Blocked 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking a federal appeals court for an emergency order blocking a lower ruling that kept Texas' new anti-"sanctuary cities" law from taking effect.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 at 11:47 AM CDT

Immigrants Are Sought for Labor Shortage in Harvey Recovery

Immigrants Are Sought for Labor Shortage in Harvey Recovery

As a parade of motorists rolled down their windows on the edges of a Houston Home Depot parking lot offering cash, the crowd of day laborers had slowly thinned to about a dozen by mid-morning. The workers...

Monday, Sep 4, 2017 at 03:20 PM CDT

$1 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Houston

$1 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Houston

A $1 million winning ticket for Saturday night's Powerball drawing was sold to someone in Houston.

Monday, Sep 4, 2017 at 02:30 PM CDT

Nebraska Task Force Returning From Harvey Duty

Nebraska Task Force Returning From Harvey Duty

A Nebraska task force is expected to return Tuesday after helping Texans survive the ravages of Hurricane Harvey.

Monday, Sep 4, 2017 at 11:36 AM CDT

Harvey's Floodwaters Mix a Foul Brew of Sewage, Chemicals

Harvey's Floodwaters Mix a Foul Brew of Sewage, Chemicals

Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to...

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