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Oct 2, 2018

At-Risk Houston Students Made Gains Despite Harvey

At-Risk Houston Students Made Gains Despite Harvey

Several Houston schools with some of the largest populations of at-risk students defied expectations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and showed improvement in state scores.

Aug 29, 2018

Houston Gets $1.8M to Become More Resilient Post-Harvey

Houston Gets $1.8M to Become More Resilient Post-Harvey

Houston announced it's received a $1.8 million grant to support its efforts to become more resilient to events like natural disasters but also to ongoing socio-economic issues like aging infrastructure...

Aug 27, 2018

Texans Star JJ Watt's Hurricane Harvey Effort Raises $41.6M

Texans Star JJ Watt's Hurricane Harvey Effort Raises $41.6M

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt says he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey.

Aug 26, 2018

Gov. Abbott Says Harvey Didn't Wreck City's Spirit

Gov. Abbott Says Harvey Didn't Wreck City's Spirit

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says Hurricane Harvey did not destroy the spirit of the residents living in the Gulf Coast city where the storm made landfall last year.

Aug 26, 2018

Houston Voters Overwhelming Back Flood-Control Bond

Houston Voters Overwhelming Back Flood-Control Bond

Voters in Houston and its surrounding county were marking Saturday's anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by deciding whether to approve the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control...

Aug 22, 2018

Big Oil Asks Government to Protect It From Climate Change

Big Oil Asks Government to Protect It From Climate Change

As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile "spine" of concrete...

Aug 20, 2018

Woman on Road to Recovery One Year After Hurricane Harvey

Woman on Road to Recovery One Year After Hurricane Harvey

One year after Hurricane Harvey, Houston area residents are still coping with the devastation. A Spring woman whose home took on six feet of water, eventually lost faith in adjusters and contractors and moved.

Aug 13, 2018

South Texas Town, People Recovering Nearly Year After Harvey

South Texas Town, People Recovering Nearly Year After Harvey

Armonie Brown pauses for a second when asked about Hurricane Harvey.

Jul 27, 2018

Some Houston Libraries Still Closed After Harvey

Some Houston Libraries Still Closed After Harvey

The Houston Public Library's Mobile Express bookmobile stopped several times at Eastwood Park in the city's East End. This red van, which holds just a few hundred kids' books, is the neighborhood's library...

Jul 7, 2018

Local Leaders Concerned With Matching Federal Harvey Funding

Local Leaders Concerned With Matching Federal Harvey Funding

Leaders of areas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey are questioning how they will pay the local share of flood control projects only partly funded by the federal government.

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