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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

Houston Seeks $2B More for Hurricane Harvey Housing Recovery

Houston Seeks $2B More for Hurricane Harvey Housing Recovery

Houston officials are preparing to request an additional $2 billion from Congress to provide more assistance to residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

Galveston Ordered to Pay $15M in Ike Housing Dispute

Galveston Ordered to Pay $15M in Ike Housing Dispute

The city of Galveston has been ordered to pay nearly $15 million to a fired contractor that was overseeing some federally funded housing recovery after Hurricane Ike hit in 2008.

Monday, Sep 10, 2018

Galveston Rushes to Finish Hurricane Ike Recovery Projects

Galveston Rushes to Finish Hurricane Ike Recovery Projects

It has been nearly 10 years since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston, and local agencies are still working to complete recovery projects before a state-imposed deadline.

Wednesday, 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...

Monday, 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.

Sunday, 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...

Wednesday, 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...

Monday, 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.

Monday, 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.

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