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- 3 reasons the Astros will beat the Yankees in Game 6 of ALCS October 20, 2017Three reasons the Houston Astros will beat the New York Yankees in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series:1. Odds makers in Vegas have the Astros as favoritesThe line has been set, and the Astros are home favorites in Game 6 of the ALCS. Houston was also the favorite in Games 1, 2 and […]
- Astros hope off day, return to Houston gets them back on track October 19, 2017The Houston Astros once led their American League Championship Series with the Yankees 2-0.But they return home for Friday's Game 6 facing elimination, trailing 3-2 after dropping three straight contests at Yankee Stadium.They are hopeful the off day in between games will serve them well, just as it did for the Yankees earlier this series."I […]
- Texans' Deshaun Watson helps Habitat for Humanity homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey October 19, 2017Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is helping storm victims after Hurricane Harvey.Watson helped Thursday morning to refurnish over 100 Houston Habitat for Humanity homes damaged by the storm.Watson, along with Ashley Furniture, is providing new furniture to 176 homes that flooded during the storms.Watson said despite the storm, he wants to make sure that homeowners […]
- Rockets fans do double-take as James Harden look-alike steps out in California October 19, 2017Fans could do a double-take and see double Wednesday as the Rockets took on the Kings in Sacramento .James Harden and his doppleganger were present at the game.Twitter was abuzz as a man dressed in a Harden jersey and sporting the Rockets star player's signature beard and haircut posed with people at the game.Fake James […]
- A look back at Colt Stadium, the home of the Colt 45s October 19, 2017As Astros fans cheer on the team's quest for the World Series, memories from the team's early days tell a tale of humble beginnings, in what marked Major League Baseball's first expansion.Before they were called the Astros, the Houston Colt 45s marked the Space City's first foray into the national league. From 1962 to 1964, […]
- Astros' backs against the wall, but season far from over October 19, 2017This 2017 campaign has been a storybook season for the Astros, but the final chapter has yet to be written.The World Series dream remains alive, but there is work to do between now and Saturday at Minute Maid Park.History is not on the Astros' side, as stats show in series tied 2-2, the winner of […]
- J.J. Watt, his brothers celebrated together by National Bobblehead Hall of Fame October 19, 2017Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and his brothers, T.J. Watt and Derek Watt are featured in a new bobblehead set.However, the Watt brothers aren't in their current team attire. The brothers are seen in their Wisconsin Badgers attire from their college days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the school, J.J. Watt was a […]
- Astros potential World Series game tickets on sale October 19, 2017The Astros are down 3-2 to the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, but optimism abounds as the 'Stros return to Houston.Justin Verlander takes the mound Friday as the Astros try to extend the series to a seventh game.If the Astros can win two straight and make it to their second World […]
- Astros back in Houston ahead of must-win Game 6 October 19, 2017The Astros arrived back in Houston Thursday and are hopefully resting up for a win.They don't have much time to prepare for two must-win games against the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park after a tough loss on the East Coast.Thousands of fans watched the game during the official watch party at Minute Maid […]
- Yankees top Astros 5-0 in Game 5, take 3-2 lead in ALCS October 19, 2017Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series.Gary Sanchez hit an RBI single off Keuchel and later homered to help the wild-card Yankees win for the third […]
- 3 reasons the Astros will beat the Yankees in Game 6 of ALCS October 20, 2017
- Pilots welcome new boats to the Houston Ship Channel October 20, 2017The Houston pilto boat heads back to dock Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Galveston. The Houston Pilots are christening two new boats on Saturday.
- Go inside one of the oldest homes on the market in Galveston October 20, 2017Go inside one of the oldest homes on the market in Galveston. By Darla Guillen. Published 3:34 pm, Friday, October 20, 2017. 2013 25th St.Listing ...
- In order to receive hurricane relief, Texas town requires residents to reject Israel boycott October 20, 2017Galveston County — where Dickinson is located — has already received $44.7 million in federal FEMA aid, the second highest among eligible ...
- Gardening events in the Houston area October 20, 2017SATURDAY, OCT. 21. Dirt into Soil: with Galveston County Master Gardener Jim Gilliam. 9-11 a.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Building, 4102 ...
- Missouri City Man Charged With Galveston Security Guard's Murder October 20, 2017RICHMOND, TX — A 19-year old Missouri City man is in the Fort Bend County Jail and facing murder charges in the death Galveston a security guard.
- Supected Gang Member Arrested In Galveston Security Guard Murder October 20, 2017GALVESTON, TX — Police have arrested a 19-year old man who they say shot and killed a security guard outside a Galveston resort hotel in April.
- AREA SPORTS Area runners earn cross country regional berths October 20, 2017Lady Mavs sweep Galveston Ball - The league leading Manvel Lady Mavericks collected a 25-7, 25-7 and 25-18 straight set sweep over Elkins at ...
- Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance has provided $1.3 billion in loans for ... October 20, 2017Pearland's disaster recovery center is located at 2341 N. Galveston Ave. Friendswood's disaster recovery center is located at 209 S. Friendswood ...
- Texas City Police arrest two men in drug raid October 20, 2017... Xanax, hydrocodone and cash when Texas City police, Texas City SWAT and Galveston County sheriff's deputies raided the apartment home.
- Special Weather Statement October 20, 2017TXZ200-213-214-238-201415- Chambers TX-Liberty TX-Galveston TX-Harris TX- 830 AM CDT FRI OCT 20 2017 ...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ...
- Pilots welcome new boats to the Houston Ship Channel October 20, 2017
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- Galveston Police Department October 20, 2017The Galveston Police Department today reported that Brandon Ledford has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the April 9 fatal shooting of a hotel employee at the San Luis Resort.
- Sea Star Base Galveston October 20, 2017Sea Star Base Galveston is hosting the Third Annual Doolin Cup Adaptive Regatta this weekend.
- Galveston Island Pachyderm Club October 20, 2017The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club on Thursday hosted Congressman Randy Weber at its monthly luncheon.
- November 7 Election Early Voting October 20, 2017Early voting begins on Monday for the November 7 election, which includes races and propositions in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties.
- The Grand 1894 Opera House October 20, 2017The Grand 1894 Opera House will host a screening of the film "Nosferatu", accompanied live by organist Rob Landes, on October 27.
- Free Diabetes Support Group Offered by Galveston County Health District October 19, 2017The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is happy to offer a new monthly support group for people living with diabetes.
- Kemah City Council October 19, 2017Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to designate Mayor Carl Joiner as representative and Council Member Teresa Vazquez-Evans as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2018 General Assembly.
- Jim Schweitzer for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 October 19, 2017Galveston County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 Jim Schweitzer has announced his candidacy for re-election in the March 2018 Republican Primary.
- Clear Lake Shores City Council October 19, 2017Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe for the Clear Lake Shores Police Department, an the amount of $34,585.
- Galveston Police Department October 20, 2017
- Video shows Kelly made inaccurate claims about lawmaker in feud over Trump’s condolence call 21 Oct 2017 06:29 Sosa News Video shows Kelly made inaccurate claims about lawmaker in feud over Trump’s condolence call Politics October 21, 2017, by 0 Comment 0 The White House didn’t back away from the statements about Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, who has accused the president of …
- Donald Trump’s Empire State Building drawing fetches $16,000 21 Oct 2017 06:23 Free Press Journal New York: A black-marker drawing of the Empire State Building by US President Donald Trump sold at auction for $16,000, the media reported. According to Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, where the sale took place, Trump created the 12-by-9-inch drawing at …
- Boot: Trump is jeopardizing our prosperity and security 21 Oct 2017 06:21 Fremont Tribune While Trump has been prevented by his saner advisors from carrying out some of his insaner ideas — he hasn’t ordered the torture of suspected terrorists, turned Afghanistan over to mercenaries, or tried seriously to force Mexico to pay for a border wall — …
- Trump Announces Nominees for Two FTC Vacancies 21 Oct 2017 06:15 wsj.com WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Thursday announced nominees for two longstanding vacancies at the Federal Trade Commission, which has been short-handed at an unprecedented level with three empty seats. Mr. Trump said he intended to nominate private …
- Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman 21 Oct 2017 06:15 KTUL WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was " …
- North Korea sends nations an open letter of defiance against threats by Trump 21 Oct 2017 06:09 Japan Times CANBERRA/SYDNEY – Australia’s prime minister on Friday dismissed an extraordinary letter from North Korea to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a “rant” against President Donald Trump and a sign that Pyongyang is “starting to feel the …
- Trump staffers knew Prez didn't contact families of fallen troops 21 Oct 2017 05:59 New York Daily News Online WASHINGTON - In the hours after President Donald Trump said on an Oct. 17 radio broadcast that he had contacted "virtually everybody" who had lost a family member in military service this year, the White House was hustling to learn from the …
- Gold Star widow shares her call with President Trump 21 Oct 2017 05:58 WIS (WAFF) - On the heels of several negative stories centering on President Donald Trump’s interactions with the families of fallen soldiers, a Gold Star widow has shared a video of her phone call with the Commander-in-Chief. In speaking to the Washington …
- Tom Steyer launches $10M campaign to impeach Trump 21 Oct 2017 05:55 KSWB Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer is pumping more than $10 million into TV ads calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. SACRAMENTO — Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is spending what an aide says is “well over $10 …
- Is Trump beginning to unravel? 21 Oct 2017 05:39 The Daily Mining Gazette Last week, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview with the New York Times that Donald Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries …
- Perry pursuing policy on coal, nuclear power at odds with Texas record
- Cornyn: Trump assured me more Harvey aid for Texas coming in November
- Dallas Fed CEO: Technology, not trade or immigration, is main reason for job loss
- Immigrant Workers in Texas Could Fill Farm Vacancies, but They’re Trapped in the Valley
- Texas Cities Embrace a Softer Approach to Pot Possession as State Reforms Stall
- This man robbed woman who was 9 months pregnant, shot her husband, authorities say
- Ex-KIPP Explore Academy staffer arrested after accusations of child indecency
- U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson walks back comments on sexual assault
- Who is this mystery man? Galveston woman begins search to find apparent veteran’s identity
- U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders face off in tax code debate
- A look back at Colt Stadium, the home of the Colt 45s
- After Failing to Prop Up Coal in Texas, Rick Perry is Trying Again Nationwide
- Potential new murder confession delays Texas serial killer’s execution
- Texas court halts execution to review claims that co-defendant lied at trial
- How much are property taxes in Houston going down next year?
- Cruz presses Sessions on Trump administration’s “catch-and-release” policy
- Federal Prisons Don’t Even Try to Rehabilitate the Undocumented
- Three teens charged with murder after missing teen’s body found
- Houston serial killer faces execution this week
- Insurance company accused of delayed response to storm claims
- Some Texas Republicans in Congress again outraised by challengers
- To fund bid against Ted Cruz, former mayor puts up building as prize in “essay and rib contest”
- U.S. House passes hurricane relief bill after tense day for Texas delegation, Abbott
- It’s Time to End Austin’s Failed Experiment in Police Oversight, Activists Say
- Prosecutors drop 1 of 13 felony charges against Rep. Dawwna Dukes
- League City mayor hospitalized after heart attack
- ICE Detained a Pregnant Rape Survivor for Six Months, Records Show
- Husband, wife each lose leg after hit-and-run crash in Waller County
- Temporary bans placed on fishing near site of busted cap
- Texas man travels to Orlando to sexually assault 9-year-old girl, police say
- Mom, older brother charged after 11-year-old found smoking meth
- Days from execution, man convicted in prison guard’s murder insists on innocence
- Truck involved in multiple accidents leaves 1 dead, 1 injured in Texas City, police say
- $1M worth of iPads mostly unused after being purchased for local elections
- Woman caught on camera stomping small dog inside elevator
- How much has been raised for Harvey relief — and how’s it being spent?
- The Case to End Assembly Line Justice for Poor People in Harris County
- Mother, son charged in murder-for-hire plot
- How scammers are using homeowners to defraud FEMA
- Police find man’s body stuffed in closet after victim ‘tortured’ to death
- In historic win, charters getting state funding for facilities for the first time
- Dreamers greet DACA renewal deadline with anxiety and unanswered questions
- Attorney General Ken Paxton’s trial is delayed for a third time
- Judge blocks Texas secretary of state from giving voter information to Trump commission
- East Texas county sues drug companies, alleges role in opioid crisis
- North Korean workers prepare seafood for U.S. stores, restaurants
- 3 Harris County Sheriff’s Office employees indicted in assault cases
- Reward raised for man on Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list
- Texas business mogul Mark Cuban offers details for hypothetical 2020 presidential run
- Woman accused of killing taxi driver appears in court
- Texas death row inmate Duane Buck has sentence reduced to life after Supreme Court orders retrial
- Hearing in Paxton case to consider delaying trial for third time
- Appellate judges show concern over Harris County bail practices, court ruling
- 28 organizations that got money from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
- Pasadena drops appeal, will remain under federal oversight of election laws
- Almost 400,000 Texans’ insurance at risk after Congress fails to renew CHIP
- How Harris County’s federal bail lawsuit spreads beyond Houston
- HHS Secretary Tom Price resigns amid criticism of his travel on private planes
- Houston mayor calls off property tax hike after Abbott delivers $50 million
- ‘I’m just gonna shoot him if things go sideways,’ cop tells college student during traffic stop
- Hearing set for Friday in wrongful death suit in John Hernandez case
- Aide found half-naked after sexual contact with student, deputies say
- Thousands of Poor Texans Could Lose Health Care With Congress Distracted by ACA Repeal
- Slideshow: For southeast Texas, recovery after Harvey is slow
- Even Hurricane Harvey Can’t Temper GOP Hostility Toward Texas’ Big Cities
- Murder suspect arrested in 27-year-old ‘killer clown’ shooting married to victim’s husband
- Texas attorney general now accepting complaints on “sanctuary” jurisdictions
- Abbott: Houston has enough funding for Harvey recovery
- U.S. House passes tax breaks for victims of Harvey, Irma and Maria
- New state law seeks to reduce the number of child brides in Texas
- Texas can enforce more of ‘sanctuary cities’ law
- Florida trooper accused of showing porn to child
- Town mayor facing assault charges
- 13-year-old accused in kidnapping and rape plot
- Hensarling to flood victims: ‘God’s telling you to move’
- Body Cam Policies in Texas Exacerbate a System Designed to Protect Police, Critics Say
- Army vet shown walking after claiming he couldn’t owes government $434K
- Analysis: X-factor in 2018’s Texas elections might be Harvey, not Donald
- Federal appeals court to hear arguments on Texas “sanctuary cities” law Friday
- Texas teens to be trained next year on police interactions
- Newlyweds say DJ robbed wedding cash
- How Galveston is offering a free beach weekend
- Lyft ride leads to hate crime charge for Houston man
- Florida woman makes ‘sexy’ plea to get power back after Hurricane Irma
- Report: Indicted state Rep. Dawnna Dukes spent $51k on online psychic
- Report: Trump’s judicial nominee from Texas called transgender kids part of “Satan’s plan”
- Hospital workers in hot water over Snapchat video, picture calling newborns ‘mini Satans’
- How some see Texas as the “gold standard” against wrongful convictions
- New leak discovered on Battleship Texas
- Texas House Speaker Joe Straus calls for removal of “inaccurate” Confederate plaque
- Hey, Texplainer: How is FEMA distributing money to areas hit by Harvey?
- Friendswood man accused of raking in nearly $2 million in decadelong pay-phone scheme
- Mayor Sylvester Turner has strong words for Red Cross after problems surface
- Trump Nominee to FEC Tried to Shred Texas’ Already-Weak Ethics Laws
- Dad in clown mask shot at while chasing daughter through neighborhood
- As a result of Hurricane Harvey, 600 more Texas prisoners getting AC
- Trooper fired for Sandra Bland stop: “My safety was in jeopardy.”
- Mysterious sea creature that washed up on Texas beach after Harvey identified
- Within days, this Austin company hopes to start legally growing marijuana
- Former officer accused of stealing $2,400 from dead man indicted on theft charges
- 135,000 gallons of sludge released into Galveston Bay after equipment failure, officials say
- Post-Harvey, Houston officials hope Congress is up for funding Ike Dike
- Ex-husband strangled Baytown realtor while children in next room, prosecutors say
- Pizza Hut manager threatened workers evacuating for Irma
- The Road to Huntsville
- Now you can carry any knife (almost) anywhere in Texas
- In beleaguered La Marque schools, Harvey stirs up old anxieties
- Flooded cars already being put up for sale
- Trump Nominates Lawyers from Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Group to be Texas Federal Judges
- Man survives being shot 16 times outside southwest Houston home
- Floridians jam highways to flee wrath of Hurricane Irma
- U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul again top contender to be Trump’s homeland security chief
- Experts: Much of Harvey-Related Air Pollution was Preventable
- Texans in Congress aim for united front ahead of long fight for Harvey aid
- Texas churches damaged during Harvey sue FEMA for federal funding
- Amazon wants to open $5 billion second HQ in North America
- New law allows hunting hogs from hot air balloons, but few balloonists will offer it
- New texting while driving ban full of loopholes
- Woman urinates herself, yells racial slurs during DUI arrest, police say
- Police shoot, kill tiger running loose in neighborhood
- What to do if your vehicle flooded during Hurricane Harvey
- House overwhelmingly passes $7.9 billion Harvey aid bill
- Selena’s family mourning the death of Houston relatives killed in Harvey flooding
- Trump ending immigration program that has impacted more than 120,000 in Texas
- Cinco Ranch flood victims demand buyout from federal government
- The Impossible City
- Our Lady of the Underground
- Texas officials see long road from Harvey for state transportation network
- Officials are starting to grapple with the costs of Harvey. Here’s what you should know today.
- Thanks to their State Rep, Friendswood Family Rushes to File Insurance Claim for their Flooded Home
- President Trump to visit Houston today to survey Harvey destruction
- As floodwaters continue to rise in Lake Jackson, crews come in to help with evacuees
- Residents being warned of people impersonating city of Houston, FEMA inspectors
- Renters find issues with flood-damaged units, property
- Crosby plant explosion highlights state efforts to block access to chemical information
- Where the government spends to keep people in flood-prone Houston neighborhoods
- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: No special session needed for Harvey aid
- Five days after Harvey, here’s where things stand in Texas
- Harvey brings catastrophic flooding to Houston; 5 reported dead
- Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
- Why Houston isn’t ready for Hurricane Harvey
- Judge Emmett, Mayor Turner say ignore ‘rumors’ about Hurricane Harvey
- Galveston Island prepares for Harvey’s impact
- Former Galveston ISD teacher accused of having sex with high school student
- Galveston deputy accused of assaulting girlfriend, investigators say
- In San Antonio, Cops Punch Down
- The Brief: Battle lines are (curiously) drawn in Texas’ redistricting fight
- Analysis: Firing the opening shots in the 2018 GOP primaries
- As Houston plots a sustainable path forward, it’s leaving this neighborhood behind
- Harris County emergency officials preparing for tropical system Harvey
- Federal court puts hold on Houston ordinance aimed at homeless camps
- Puppy attacked by pet store owner’s dog
- Mother left kids in hot car while she drank at bar, police say
- Angela Paxton, Texas attorney general’s wife, eyes Texas Senate run
- US imposes sanctions on Russian, Chinese firms over North Korea
- Parents’ plea for help in finding teenage couple missing for 48 hours
- 2 women claim they were groped by local massage therapist
- Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller criticizes Six Flags’ removal of Confederate flag
- El Paso City Council votes down city ID program
- League City Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Online Solicitation of a non-existent Minor
- UT-Austin removing Confederate statues in the middle of the night
- Galveston County Deputies Prevent Jumper on Bridge at 646 & I-45
- Dickinson Cops use Facebook to Catch a Burglar Named Jesus
- Evading Theft Suspects Taken Into Custody After Causing Accident in League City
- Father faces charges after he and missing boy found at hotel, authorities say
- Confederate Monument Protest Draws Hundreds in Houston
- Former HPD officer among those arrested in prostitution sting
- Mother charged with murder after child ejected during drunken driving crash
- Over 250 sex buyers, traffickers arrested on prostitution charges during sting
- Remember the Alamo (Differently)
- Your phone’s Bluetooth can locate illegal skimmer devices
- With Supreme Court appeal, Texas wants to keep congressional map intact
- Dallas, Houston Protests Planned as Confederate Monuments Under Fire in Texas
- With Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, Rural Texas Could be Left in Disrepair
- Body found in Bayou Vista while searching for woman who disappeared under ‘suspicious circumstances’
- South Florida woman accused of DUI with 3-year-old unbuckled in back seat
- Deputies: Mother tells son to buy her drugs
- HPD officer relieved of duty after DWI charge, officials say
- Abbott: Removing Confederate monuments “won’t erase our nation’s past”
- Prosecution rests at trial of woman accused in 2012 death of husband
- Confederate statue controversy hits Houston
- Selena’s brother taken into custody after landing on most wanted list
- In special session rubble, spotlight shines bright on Straus
- President Trump disbands White House business councils as CEOs leave
- Video shows deadly jailbreak; Man who pleaded guilty in deputy’s death sentenced to life
- Fisherman hooks gator in Buffalo Bayou
- Squatters or scam victims? Homeowner finds another family living in home
- Charges sought against those who toppled Confederate statue
- Houston group asks mayor to remove Confederate statue from downtown park
- Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map
- Texas to receive millions in federal funding for wildlife conservation projects
- How a total solar eclipse created France, Italy and Germany
- Deputies Go Unpunished for Invasive Cavity Search on Houston Roadside
- Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun during strip club selfie
- Map details where Texas hate groups are in 2017
- Man blames ‘hookah-smoking caterpillar’ for wrecking liquor store, police say
- ‘I feel like I was raped,’ woman says of invasive roadside strip search
- New Mexico Bandidos members held in Texas in firearms case
- Man, 57, commits suicide after shooting juveniles during road-rage incident, police say
- Mother charged with child abandonment after newborn found in flower bed
- President Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis as ‘thugs’
- Woman hit, killed by Houston garbage truck while crossing street
- Legislature advances annexation bill to Gov. Abbott
- 2 Teens Who Attacked Man Shot After Auto Accident in Galveston
- White nationalist rally, counter protest planned at Texas A&M on Sept. 11
- Hundreds Clash over Confederate Monument in San Antonio
- Greenspoint Mall to close in 60 days, sources say
- Texas House approves “compromise” city annexation bill
- Asps — poisonous, stinging caterpillars — back in season
- Texas bathroom bill appears to be all but dead in special session
- Gator spotted on Galveston County road
- After 2015 legalization, Texans may be able to buy medical cannabis oil by January
- Conroe Chief of Police asked to leave doctor’s office
- Law Enforcement Increasingly Opposed to Abbott’s Agenda
- Meet the Expert Who Helps Texas Cops Justify Extreme Behavior
- Baytown woman charged in two La Porte road-rage incidents
- FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair’s home
- Special Session a ‘Battle Royal’ for Dominionists Who Seek Christian Rule
- Zoo employee accused of sex with 14-year-old boy
- New requirement for Texas driver’s license begins soon
- With 8 days left in special session, Texas House and Senate remain far apart
- What you need to know if your vehicle is flooded
- City of Houston applies for FEMA grant to help elevate homes in flood-prone areas
- Commissioners vote to ban swimming, fishing in San Luis Pass
- Texas backs Wisconsin in battle to protect partisan gerrymandering
- SE Houston gas pump appears to charge customers after they are done filling up
- Carjacking suspect accused of shooting father multiple times sentenced to 171 months in prison
- 4 arrested in connection with 2 deadly shootings in Montgomery County
- 1 drowns, 2 injured in incident at San Luis Pass
- 1 arrested, 1 on the run in linked cases of Spring nurse found dead, missing UH student
- Near Drowning at Bacliff Chase Park Pool
- Drunk Wrong Way Driver Arrested in Dickinson
- Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Open on August 15th
- Man accused of touching girls’ buttocks in back-to-school aisle at Walmart
- Rare pink dolphin spotted in Louisiana waterway
- Woman found hiding in bed of pickup truck says she ‘was just looking at the stars’
- Amazon sells out of toilet paper with Trump’s tweets
- Teen home invasion suspect killed, man on the run in Baytown
- Houston man last seen throwing life jacket to daughter before going underwater at Canyon Lake
- Deadly dare: 8-year-old girl dies after drinking boiling water
- 2nd Man In Robbery Spree Gets 20 Years Prison
- Oklahoma to seek death penalty against William Reese
- 4 officers taken to hospital after 2 patrol units run into each other, police say
- STATE LEGISLATURE PUTTING THE BRAKES ON TEXAS CITY ANNEXING SAN LEON WITHOUT SAN LEON RESIDENTS APPROVAL:
- 2 men charged in teen girl’s shooting death in Bacliff
- Weed company buys town in hopes of creating pot-friendly tourist destination
- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls city governments the source of “all our problems in America”
- Man, 25, arrested for DWI after crashing into patrol car, deputies say
- Texas man snags “bucket list” 12-foot tiger shark off Padre Island
- Chauna Thompson, deputy terminated in wake of Denny’s choking death, appeals firing
- Humble ISD police officer accused of child pornography
- Angry woman robs cellphone store with large gun
- Dalia Dippolito discusses prison break in recorded jail call after recent conviction
- Tiny mermaid-painted shed drifted 200 miles in Gulf of Mexico
- Uber ride turns into nightmare for recent Texas A&M graduate
- ‘Sugar daddy’ banned from beaches after handing out provocative cards
- Business owners fight against crime in Chinatown
- 14-year-old girl clocked driving 107 mph during chase in Montgomery County
- Fight outside Spire Nightclub ends in crash, shooting
- When school’s out, rural Texas towns struggle to feed their hungry kids
- Guided bus tour of Houston’s strip clubs, massage parlors sheds light on human-trafficking business
- NASA looking to hire officer to protect earth from alien harm
- In Texas House, property tax proposals range from minor tweaks to abolishment
- Man exposes himself to woman outside fitness center, police say
- Man accused of robbing people who post items on buy, sell sites
- What it means for Texas colleges if Trump targets affirmative action
- ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl sentenced for stealing mother’s car, using her credit cards
- President Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia
- Wife shoots, kills husband after finding him with another woman, police say
- Humble restaurant employees accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls
- Family reunited with dog 3+ years after it went missing
- Angleton animal sanctuary facing fines after filing lawsuit
- Woman finds evidence bag full of marijuana at neighborhood park
- State Rep. Dawnna Dukes declines deal from Travis County District Attorney
- Report: Texas could lose billions if new immigration enforcement law stands
- Texas’ War on Local Control is Part of National Trend
- Wife of accused gunman dies after double shooting that led to innocent woman’s death
- ‘Ghost forests’ appearing from Canada to Texas
- Man charged after leaving crash that left motorcycle rider in critical condition, police say
- Flight in Vegas delayed by naked passenger, officials say
- Galveston’s Pleasure Pier ride Revolution shut down temporarily
- How often do shark attacks happen in Texas waters?
- Naked bank robbery suspect tosses stolen money
- Harris County officials continue crackdown on unlicensed after-hour bars
- Wife: Disagreement over Trump contributed to divorce from state attorney
- Kingwood native torches 8 cars after wedding called off, police say
- HPD officer hit by car, plunges 16 feet off Southwest Freeway
- Texas executes man who claimed his lawyers committed fraud
- Woman arrested on suspicion of posting ‘revenge porn’ online
- Statue honoring Alvin’s hometown hero, Nolan Ryan, topples
- Man arrested after showing porn to child at supermarket, authorities say
- Underage woman claims she was raped after being served at Houston-area restaurant
- The Woodlands teens accused of Florida crime spree after posting Snapchat videos
- La Marque residents asked to boil water after order issued
- Man who fled to Mexico after murder charge 21 years ago arrested trying to re-enter US
- Texas Senate passes bill to allow people to vote on whether a city can annex them
- Spring man caught filming up skirts arrested on child porn, invasive photography charges
- One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested, police say
- Despite Knowledge of Climate Change in 1970s, Texas Utility Companies Funded Climate Denial
- Venus Williams accuses 78-year-old man killed in crash of not wearing seat belt
- Scammers target college students eager for scholarship money
- Woman accused of kidnapping baby while hitchhiking
- Every Texan in the U.S. House just voted for sanctions against Russia
- Man accused of producing child pornography
- Persistence pays off for rural Texans besieged by sky-high power prices
- Man accused of beating dog with crow bar
- 2 charged with prostitution after offering sex acts to undercover constables, authorities say
- Senate votes to start debate on health care bill
- Harris County pastor charged with sexual abuse of a child
- Trump’s New Immigration Lockup Draws Local Opposition in Conroe
- Set for execution, death row inmate alleges legal fraud in hopes of a stay
- Concerns raised over new Harris County bail system
- Crooks return to rob dentist office after police leave
- 2 throw drugs out window during high-speed chase, police say
- 5 arrested after drugs, gun, money seized from Magnolia home
- 15 years later, Clara Harris remains in state prison for husband’s murder
- Woman, 91, kicked out of Sunnyside home
- Congressman: If female GOP senators were South Texas men, I’d challenge them to a duel
- Turning Tail
- Death toll in San Antonio immigrant-smuggling case rises to 10
- Ex-Mexican drug cartel leader gets 30 years in US prison
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Here's Mack in a wheelchair, being visited by Herschel Walker at a Wounded Warrior event last year...
A retired Army master sergeant captured on camera mowing his lawn after telling doctors he could no longer walk was sentenced to 27 months in prison Thursday and must pay back the federal government more than $434,000.
Mack Cole Jr., 54, must surrender to federal authorities by Dec. 6.
He was convicted this summer of federal health care fraud and making false statements about a health care benefit program.
Cole told VA doctors that a National Guard training accident in 2004 left him without “any ability to walk.”
However, undercover video evidence captured by federal investigators showed Cole mowing the front yard of his Cibolo home, walking up and down the driveway, and bending over to toss away debris.
Cole’s attorney told the court Thursday his client takes 25 different medications for the lower back injury and has painkilling devices permanently installed in his body.
The attorney argued that not granting Cole probation would cause a “nightmare” for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Prosecutors argued that Cole repeatedly lied about the extent of his injuries and never presented himself as someone who could walk up and down his driveway.
“There’s a finite amount of money to treat injured veterans. When someone unjustifiably and unjustly reaches into that pot and scrapes out $450,000, it’s a diminished pot,” said Assistant United States Attorney Bud Paulissen.
Two other disabled veterans in wheelchairs attended sentencing in support of the government and its case against Cole, after seeing a Defenders story on Cole in late July, Paulissen told the court.
“When I saw him bend down to pick up, move trash away, so he could mow his lawn, I can’t even scratch my own nose or blow my own nose,” said retired Air Force Sergeant Lori Henson as she left court.
Cole, who at times was animated as he sat in a motorized wheelchair, told Chief United States District Court Judge Orlando Garcia the case against him was inflated.
“I didn’t ask to be in this chair,” he said. “I didn’t want this to be my life!”
“(You) should have walked in here and apologized,” said Garcia, before sentencing Cole.
While leaving court, Cole called the sentence a “miscarriage of justice.”
Cole’s wife told him to shut up as they made their way to the parking lot.
Cole had faced up to 50 years in prison.
VA investigators opened 111 health care cases during the first six months of this fiscal year and were able to obtain more than $125 million in court-ordered fines and restitution, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General report.
Galveston was one of the spots hit hard by Harvey.
In an effort to support relief efforts, the Galveston tourism community will host a free beach weekend Sept. 30 through Oct. 1.
Galveston Cares weekend will include free admission to all beach parks, free parking along the seawall, free trolley fairs throughout the island, a free family challenge event at Stewart Beach and a fireworks show in honor of first responders and discounted rates at participating attractions.
There will also be special promotions to benefit relief organizations.
The Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival will donate $2 of every Gumbo Stroll ticket to Harvey relief efforts and participating hotel partners will offer special promotions.
The Shrimp Festival will take place on Sept. 30.
Moody Mansions museum and The Bryan Museum will be offering a buy-one-get-one-free special on admission tickets. The Grand 1894 Opera House will host a free “open mic” event from 12 -4 p.m. Saturday.
Galvez Bar and Grill is donating $5 for every prime rib dinner sold Thursday through Sunday through the end of October. Burger King is responding by offering ten of their chicken nuggets for $1.49 for a limited time.
The Harris County District Attorney’s office said an attack that happened during a Lyft ride in Houston over the summer was a hate crime.
Matthew W. Dunn, 39, of Houston, is charged with assault after what allegedly unfolded during a Lyft ride on July 21.
Dunn is accused of attacking a Lyft driver because of his Middle Eastern heritage. Prosecutors said that makes it a hate crime.
According to a news release from the district attorney’s office, Dunn is accused of berating the driver over his background and religion. He is also accused of physically attacking the driver. Dunn allegedly grabbed the driver by the hair, punching him and choking him.
Dunn has not been arrested. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information on his whereabouts. If you would like to snitch this loser out, you are asked to call Call 713-222-TIPS.
More trouble has been reported for a Texas landmark: the Battleship Texas has a new leak.
The news comes three months after the last issue with the vintage vessel.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which oversees the Battleship Texas, said the leak has developed about eight feet from the centerline of the ship.
The battleship staff and contractor are working around the clock to work on solutions. Divers are being sent down to pinpoint the exact source of the leak.
Despite the leak, the ship remains open to the public for tours.
Governor Abbott suggested that the maintenance crew try using “Flexy Seal” – a product which is used to make boats out of screen doors. They reportedly tried it, but it did not work.
To some, pay phones are a relic of the past; a push button reminder of a bygone era.
To federal prosecutors in Houston, hundreds of pay phones were used to manipulate a system involving toll-free numbers.
Court records show a Friendswood man, David Grudzinski, owned a company with 450 pay phones in Houston, Friendswood, League City, Tomball, Dayton, Lake Jackson and Freeport.
The federal government accuses Grudzinski of fraudulently making money off something called dial around compensation, a program regulated by the Federal Communications Commission.
According to a final rule published in the Federal Register in 2004, the FCC approved a fee of 49 cents to be paid to the owners of pay phones for every completed toll-free call made from their phones.
Court records read Grudzinski is accused of using a “polling” computer “to program his pay phones to robotically place repeated telephone calls to toll-free phone numbers, for the purpose of fraudulently acquiring the dial around compensation fee for each phone call.”
Court documents state this went on from 2005 through July 2015 and Grudzinski is accused of raking in $1,848,754.
Prosecutors wrote many of the toll-free calls were made to federal and state agencies like the IRS or Texas’ Lonestar help desk.
Court records show Grudzinski pleaded not guilty to the charges, waived his right to proceed under an indictment and is scheduled to go on trial in October.
We tried to speak with Grudzinski at his home, but he did not answer.A recording said “please deposit three dollars for the first minute.”
His attorney, Dan Cogdell, said the case would be resolved in court and he would have no further comment.
Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, is now weighing in on controversy over the Red Cross. This comes after many people have questioned where the millions of dollars in resources given to the Red Cross are going.
“If you promise people something, you got to make it happen because – otherwise — don’t promise at all,” Turner said.
Many Harvey survivors claimed they are not getting the assistance promised by the organization, specifically $400 promised to families who survived the flood.
The Red Cross said its system for the program went down Monday and representatives did not know when it would be up.
Porter resident Wanda Short said she lost everything in the flood.
“I slept in my car for three days and I finally got a room, but I’m just devastated,” Short said. “I’m disabled, but I still get around. I still take care of my house and my yard … but it’s all gone.”
She and her daughter Kelley Coats depended on the Red Cross.
“I left my name, my number, my address. I left her address, not one single word back,” Coats said. “My mom flagged them down in the neighborhood, and they didn’t even get out of the car. They talked to her through the window and said … call the Red Cross number.”
So Short called and waited five hours only to be told she couldn’t be helped.
“They said, ‘Well there’s no more funds available. Try back another time,'” Short said.
More than $300 million has been donated to the Red Cross. The mayor said he understands helping people on this scale is difficult, but he said the organization should give people answers.
“If the Red Cross, if anyone … If I tell you I’m going to do this, and I don’t do it, then I have to be willing to accept the criticism because right now, when people are in a very difficult situation, they’re relying on what you tell them. And, if you say you’re going to do a, b, c or d you better do a, b, c, or d or you better get out front very quickly and tell people why you can’t do a, b, c or d,” Turner said.
Answers are what Short’s family said she deserves.
“She’s already been through enough. The last thing she needs is to be lied to,” Coats said.
The Red Cross sent this statement around 4:30 p.m. Friday:
“On September 21, the Red Cross plans to launch a single website where severely impacted households from 39 Texas counties can apply for $400. We expect the website to have sufficient capacity to handle all registrations; applications will not be accepted through any other website or phone number. Registration will remain open until October 10.”
Houston rapper Ten Cent says of the Red Cross: “They a bunch of liars” and that “they ain’t done sh*t” to help his family, which lost several rugs and a trampoline as a result of the storm.
Photos of a mysterious sea creature that washed up on a Texas beach after Hurricane Harvey have gone viral.
The photos were posted on Twitter on Sept. 6 by Preeti Desai, a social media manager at the National Audubon Society.
Desai captioned the photos by saying, “Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this?”
— Preeti Desai? (@preetalina) September 6, 2017
Preeti said she spotted the creature on a beach about 15 miles outside Galveston.
She traveled to Texas with other conservationists to assess the damage from the storm.
The photos immediately went viral and garnered several responses from her followers and others on social media.
Tighe said he believed the creature was a fangtooth snake-eel, or possibly a garden or conger eel, according to the BBC News article.
Tighe told Earth Touch News Network those eel species occur off the Texas coast and live in burrows 100-300 feet down.
Desai did not say how long or big the creature was but according to Fishbase.org, a male fangtooth snake-eel can reach a maximum total length of 84 centimeters.
After taking the photos, Desai told BBC News that she left the creature alone to let nature take its course.
She tweeted on Wednesday that the creature wasn’t frightening, colossal or a monster, just a sea creature trying to live its life.
A former police officer was indicted for felony theft Wednesday.
Linnard Crouch, 41, turned himself in to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office at about 3:15 p.m.
A former Texas City Police Department officer, Crouch is accused of stealing more than $2,400 worth of Christmas money from James Mabe, who authorities said was dying or had just died while driving home near 4000 Loop 197.
The crime, recorded on a body camera, happened days before Christmas in 2016.
“Unfortunately, I have seen all too many times officers who take advantage of situations,” said civil rights lawyer and the Mabe family lawyer Randall L. Kallinen.
President Trump commented on the story, saying on Twitter “More fake news! There is plenty of blame to go around, on both sides!”
Equipment malfunction is to blame for the release of 135,000 gallons of partially treated aerated sludge into Galveston Bay on Tuesday, according to the city.
At about 10:15 a.m., the City of Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant at 5200 Port Industrial Road released 135,000 gallons of sludge after authorities said a unit failed.
The city has removed the unit where the failure happened.
The city will send water samples for testing.
No adverse impacts to aquatic life have been noted, but the city will continue to monitor the bay closely.
The release has no impact on the city’s drinking water supply.
The city said people should avoid contact with the waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill.
Fishing in the area affected by the spill is strongly discouraged.
President Trump commented on the story, saying on Twitter “More fake news! There is plenty of blame to go around, on both sides!”
The ex-husband of a 37-year-old Baytown woman appeared in court Tuesday after being charged with murder.
Officials said Steven McDowell, 44, was charged in the death of 37-year-old Crystal McDowell.
Prosecutors said Steven McDowell strangled Crystal McDowell while their children were in another room.
He appeared to be crying near the end of his court appearance.
Chambers County sheriff’s detectives and Texas Rangers said they found her body in a wooded area not far from her home. Officials said she was last seen in Baytown on Aug. 25. She had been missing for two weeks.
President Trump commented on the story, saying on Twitter “More fake news! There is plenty of blame to go around, on both sides!”
Flooded cars are already starting to trickle off dealer lots, and that trickle could become a stream in the coming weeks, according to a local vehicle inspection company.
“We’ve inspected over 100 cars in the last three days, we’ve already found seven flood-damaged vehicles, new and used. But yes, they’re ending up back on the streets, back to consumers,” Shane Vaughn, president of Auto Exam, a pre-sale vehicle inspection company, said.
An estimated 500,000 vehicles are flood-damaged in the Houston area. About 30,000 of those vehicles have been towed to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown.
The facility’s expansive outdoor acreage is serving as a waypoint for the vehicles before they are junked, and in some cases, auctioned.
Auto Exam and other companies are doing brisk business, inspecting cars brought in by potential buyers.
For a little more than $100, buyers get peace of mind in a sea of uncertainty.
Car shoppers can do some of the homework with these quick tips to identify potential flood cars:
Avoid cars with moisture trapped in headlights/taillights
Check under the seat, avoid cars with rusty seat rails
Pull up the carpet. Brittle carpet pad could mean the area was wet, then dried
Check the spare in the trunk. The spare “well” can hold water, even if the rest of the car is dry
A man survived being shot up to 16 times outside a home southwest Houston.
The shooting was reported around 9 p.m. Thursday. Police said 24-year-old Bryant Dobbins was standing outside a home in the 3800 block of Gouldburn when a man wearing a black bandana over his face approached and opened fire.
Dobbins was taken to Ben Taub hospital and listed in serious but stable condition. He is expected to survive.
The gunman got away before police arrived. No arrests were made.
A new Texas law now in effect that bans texting while driving is full of loopholes, Channel 2 Investigates has learned. The law took effect Sept. 1, during the height of Harvey. “I think it is going to be very difficult to enforce,” Jeff Seely, a personal injury attorney in Houston, said. Seely, who generally supports the new law, said that the legislation, a product of compromise, offers drivers a range of possible defenses and mandates that officers must not only witness offenders using their phones, but identify that the activity is specifically texting. “It gives people (permission) to use their phones under certain circumstances,” Seely said. Drivers are still permitted to make and receive phone calls, as long as local ordinance does not prohibit it. Drivers are also allowed to use navigation and music applications. The law does not address the use of internet browsers, search functions, gaming or other phone applications. However, the way the law is written, the use of messaging and communications applications like Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Twitter appear to be prohibited. In some cases, the new state law replaces more stringent local texting while driving ordinances. “I think for 99 percent of the circumstances, the law is very clear,” Rep. Gene Wu, from Houston, said. “There’s always going to be an exception, there is always going to be a head scratcher.” Wu, a co-author of the bill, concedes that the law could have been tougher, but said certain compromises had to be made. “Something is better than nothing,” Wu said. Under the law, drivers who text during emergency situations are exempt from the law. However, the bill does not make clear what constitutes an emergency. Workers sending and receiving dispatches via text or messaging apps to and from devices temporarily or fixed to a vehicle during the course of business are also exempt. On the face of it, it would appear most workers communicating with offices would be exempt, as long as their phones are mounted. “At the end of the day, we expect a jury or a judge to use good common sense and apply the law with the facts,” Wu said. Persons licensed with the FCC while operating a radio frequency device other than a wireless communication device are exempt. Hands-free texting is also allowed. Operators of authorized emergency or law enforcement vehicles are exempt, as long as the operator is on duty. “I think it’s a step forward, (but) I think it could have gone a lot further,” Seely said.
It’s bad news. Your car needs repairs and it’s no small job, either, because your ride is just one of thousands of cars damaged in the Houston area by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters.
At Gillman Honda in Houston, employees are working furiously to handle the work load.
“We’ve got well over 100 cars in here, and taking in more every single day,” said Kelly Goldsberry, service director at Gillman Honda.
So what do you do first?
Number one, don’t start that car, because doing so could destroy it.
“Starting that car is the worst thing you can do, that and driving it, because you don’t know what part of the engine or the drive train the water got into. You could be doing thousands of dollars in damages right there,” shop foreman Danny Cheng said.
So what should you do immediately?
Remove all personal items.
Roll down the windows to help dry the vehicle.
Remove the floor mats.
Remove the spare tire in the trunk and the trunk cargo cover.
Let the repair shop remove all the car seats, because they act like giant sponges and are hard to handle if you don’t know what you are doing.
The shop will also remove all the carpeting without damaging it.
Mechanics will overhaul the vehicle and determine what repairs need to be made.
So what is the easiest way to get the insurance company pay for your repairs?
Have the dealership do it for you. After all, they are the experts in this field.
“File a claim immediately, have the car taken to an authorized facility so we can estimate the repairs, and contact the insurance provider for the customer. We do this all the time, we know the language and understand how to deal with insurance,” Goldsberry said.
Finally, if the insurance company decides to total your car out, ask your dealership to look at the vehicle and give you an accurate estimate of what that car’s true market value should be.
That way, you know what you should get from your insurance provider to cover your car’s replacement.
The family of legendary Tejano songstress Selena Quintanilla is mourning the death of six relatives swept away by flood waters during Harvey.
Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla took to Facebook last week to express his devastation to the news his family members died in the storm that has, as of Tuesday, claimed at least 60 lives.
“The family that drowned in Houston, Texas were related to me,” Quintanilla said in a Facebook post. “Manuel Saldivar and his wife Velia and four of their grandkids left their flooded house to go somewhere where there was safety (sic). When they cross a bridge a wave of water swept the van and push them in to the bayou the driver was saved but Manuel and his wife and 4 grandkids drowned (sic).”
Quintanilla is referring to Manuel Saldivar, 84, his spouse Belia, 81, and great-grandchildren Devy Saldivar, 16, Dominique Saldivar, 14, Xavier Saldivar, 8 and Daisy Saldivar, 6.
The family died when they were swept away by flood waters while trying to get to a relative’s home on higher ground. Manuel’s son, Sammy Saldivar, was the only person to survive the attempt to seek higher ground during the flooding. Sammy was behind the wheel.
Sammy’s brother Ric told CNN’s Eric Burnett Sammy could hear the kids screaming and crying to get out of the van.
Sammy was able to get out of their van and held onto a tree branch for his life.
Residents from a Cinco Ranch subdivision are angry about the recent flooding from the Addicks-Barker Reservoir and demanding that the Federal Emergency Management Agency buy them out.
Several dozen residents from the Canyon Gate community held a prayer vigil near the subdivision Monday night, telling Channel 2 News they were not aware the area would flood.
“In my 18 years of living here, the water has never gotten over my curb,” David Tyler said. “Those of us who bought homes here were never told that we were in a spillover from the Barker Reservoir. A lot of us feel deceived, defrauded in that regard.”
“Probably 95 percent of our subdivision does not have flood insurance,” Candice Watson said. “I, personally, have had a FEMA claim denied, I’m homeless; we’ve lost both of our vehicles.”
Several residents at the vigil demanded that the government pay for the repairs to their homes or buy them out.
“We are asking the authority to fix it. Fix our houses, fix the levy, so that we are not flooded all the time,” Binay Anand said.
Meanwhile, the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 told Channel 2 that their officers, along with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, 15 troopers and 30 members of the National Guard are patrolling the subdivision to keep looters away.
Trump is scheduled to land in Air Force One at Ellington Airport.
It will be Trump’s second visit to Texas in Harvey’s aftermath and comes a day after Trump sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts.
The White House said Trump will review damage, talk at length with residents still recovering from the devastation, and meet with volunteers. Those elements were missing from his first visit to the storm-battered region.
That stop was sharply criticized as being off-key for a presidential trip to discuss communities in crisis.
Heading first to Corpus Christi, and to later Austin, Trump sat with emergency responders and state and local officials coordinating recovery efforts with his administration.
The event was marked by Trump’s impromptu speech to supporters gathered outside a Corpus Christi firehouse: “What a crowd, what a turnout,” he declared.
While Trump kept his distance from the epicenter of the damage in Houston to avoid disrupting recovery operations, his first visit was panned by critics who said he failed to adequately express compassion for the families of those killed in the storm’s path or those whose homes were flooded.
He raised eyebrows when he predicted his approach would be a model for future presidents to emulate.
“We want to do it better than ever before,” he said. “We want to be looked at in five years, in 10 years from now as, ‘This is the way to do it.'”
“There was a lot of high-fiving about how well this disaster was being handled even as people were on their rooftops hoping to be rescued,” said David Axelrod, who served as a top adviser to President Barack Obama. “People need to know that their president is emotionally engaged in their struggle and part of the obligation or the responsibility of a president, particularly in a media age, is to make that human connection.”
Trump later voiced more direct concern for those caught up in the storm. At the start of a speech in Missouri on Wednesday, he said the nation was praying for those in Harvey’s path and “we are here with you every single step of the way.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders emphasized that Trump plans to have one-on-one time with victims on Saturday.
“He’ll have the chance to meet extensively with quite a few storm survivors as well as talk with some of the volunteers that are helping administer a lot of the support these individuals have needed,” Sanders said.
Trump may take cues from Vice President Mike Pence, who traveled to Texas on Thursday to visit a damaged Baptist church, clear away tree limbs and debris and hug storm victims.
Trump met Friday with evangelical leaders to promote his proclamation of Sunday as a national day of prayer for those affected by the hurricane along with relief organizations heavily involved in the recovery.
“I’m confident that this will be an opportunity for the president, on behalf of the entire nation, to show compassion and empathy for those who have lost homes and have had their lives interrupted and in some cases have lost loved ones,” said Ralph Reed, the founder of the Faith & Freedom Coalition and one of the evangelical leaders who met with the president.
The floodwaters continue to rise in Lake Jackson.
The city has called in for extra help to stop the water.
Crews will be working through Friday night to protect what they can.
Firefighters called on the football team to help.
As some of the remaining residents of Lake Jackson evacuated, a team of city workers and volunteers came in.
The crew loaded onto heavy-duty trucks and boats and headed to back into flooded neighborhoods.
“Just trying to help out my community,” Trevor Barnes said.
“It’s pretty bad. It got pretty bad pretty quick,” Cody Norris said.
The crew is trying to fill sandbags and build a dam to keep the floodwaters out of as many homes as possible, but it’s an uphill battle.
Paramedics took a worker to the hospital for a foot injury and EMTs treated another worker for dehydration.
During the day, the waters had already taken over – rising by the hour as locals and their pets attempted to evacuate.
“It’s rising quicker and quicker and there’s not much more we can do but save what we can,” Norris said.
Some areas are still under a mandatory evacuation order and residents are not being allowed back in to get anything.
Police said it’s too dark and too dangerous.
The city of Houston has released a statement after receiving reports about people impersonating city of Houston and Federal Emergency Management Agency inspectors.
The impostors are reportedly knocking on doors and attempting to enter homes, presumably intending to rob residents, city officials said.
“Both FEMA and Houston employees wear clearly labeled FEMA or city of Houston photo identification badges,” the city said in a statement.
City officials said members of the public who encounter such individuals should ask to see their properly labeled identification.
Anyone who suspects someone of posing as a city of Houston employee or FEMA inspector is asked to call 911 if it is an emergency. Otherwise, city officials said to report possible FEMA impersonators by calling the toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721.
Katherine Frank, like thousands of renters across Houston, is feeling the pain of what Harvey left behind.
“I got rescued Sunday night by airboat and they took us to the GRB (George R. Brown Convention Center),” Frank said.
The water has receded, but left a big mess, forcing Frank to stay with family.
But since it’s the first of the month, she’s not sure what’s going to happen with rent.
“It will be hard because I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen to all of this. I’m obviously going to have to move and that’s going to be an expense, so that’s going to be another expense on top of moving all this stuff out of here,” Frank said.
Andy Teas is a spokesperson for the Houston Apartment Association.
“(The) best advice would be to make sure that you get in contact with your apartment manager today, if you can’t pay your rent, get in touch with them and let them know and see if you can work something out,” Teas said.
He said many residents need to work out specifics with their landlords.
“The law is that if a unit is totally unusable, that’s the legal term, totally unusable then either the owner or the resident can terminate the lease,” Teas said. “If the unit is partially unusable, then the resident will probably be due some sort of compensation, but that’s going to be worked out on a case-by-case basis.”
Frank has reached out to her apartment complex managers and is waiting to hear back. She’s hoping she’ll be able to move into a sister property.