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Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 02:58 PM CDT

12 Houston Schools Will Have Longer Days Due to Harvey

12 Houston Schools Will Have Longer Days Due to Harvey

Students at 12 campuses in Houston's school district will have longer school days to make up for instructional time they have lost due to Harvey.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:04 PM CDT

Harvey's Insured Losses Estimated to Cost Nearly $19 Billion

Harvey's Insured Losses Estimated to Cost Nearly $19 Billion

The nation's largest state insurance trade association estimates insured losses from Harvey at nearly $19 billion -- and that doesn't count damage not covered by insurance.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 08:57 PM CDT

Coast Guard: Most Fuel Spilled from Tank Farm Unrecoverable

Coast Guard: Most Fuel Spilled from Tank Farm Unrecoverable

Less than 20 percent of a 461,000-gallon (1.7-million-liter) gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest evaporated or soaked into the ground, a U.S....

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:05 PM CDT

Harvey Recovery Continues in Texas Town of Bayside

Harvey Recovery Continues in Texas Town of Bayside

Hurricane Harvey roared ashore three weeks ago at Rockport, 15 miles across the bay from the Texas town of Bayside.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 08:20 PM CDT

Texas Sailor Killed on USS John McCain Buried With Honors

Texas Sailor Killed on USS John McCain Buried With Honors

A 20-year-old Texas sailor killed when his ship, the USS John McCain, collided with an oil tanker one day before he was to be promoted last month has been buried with full military honors.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 08:29 PM CDT

Environmentalists Sue to Block Border Wall With Mexico

Environmentalists Sue to Block Border Wall With Mexico

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that that Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental...

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 02:30 PM CDT

Unique Bracero Summit Focusing on World War II-Era Agreement

Unique Bracero Summit Focusing on World War II-Era Agreement

The Bracero Program, a World War II-era agreement that allows Mexican immigrants to work in the U.S. as guest workers, is the subject of an upcoming summit.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 11:13 PM CDT

Texas Hyperloop Proposes Quick Travel Across The State

Texas Hyperloop Proposes Quick Travel Across The State

A proposal for a Texas Hyperloop was one of ten winners in a global challenge that searched for the best routes to improve transportation between major cities around the world.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 02:24 PM CDT

Houston Woman, 4 Others Win Prestigious Heinz Awards

Houston Woman, 4 Others Win Prestigious Heinz Awards

A Houston woman known for her community development work is one of five people being honored with $250,000 in prizes from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 02:15 PM CDT

Man Gets 77 Years for Series of Jewelry Store Robberies

Man Gets 77 Years for Series of Jewelry Store Robberies

A Texan blamed for more than a dozen jewelry store robberies or attempted holdups must serve 77 years in federal prison and repay nearly $1.6 million.

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