Houston at a Breaking Point, TX Lawmakers Promise Funding, Dallas Shelters on Hold: Your Wednesday Morning Roundup

Good morning. Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.☁️ D-FW weather: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent for scattered showers. Low: 71 degrees. High: 87 degrees.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Houston at a breaking point after days of nonstop rain, rescuesThe Houston area saw a merciful slowdown in rainfall Tuesday, but the respite came too late for a region battered by Harvey and about to hit a breaking point.About 9,000 refugees packed into the Houston convention center, nearly double the shelter’s intended capacity. Police and fire officials said they had rescued more than 13,000 people since the storm inundated the city with water. And that number didn't include the flotilla of volunteers ferrying people to safety.By nightfall, the mayor of Houston had imposed a curfew to stop looters and ensure public safety.And: With death toll at 18, posts, tweets spread widely as Harvey missing are soughtAnd: Anxious about Harvey, Dallas parents track their college students in Houston.Also: Fifteen boxes containing more than 186,000 diabetes supplies are waiting to be shipped to Houston with no way yet to be received or redistributed in affected areas.  Continue reading...

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