Report: Texas to lose billions if new major storm hits coast

U.S. 05/26/19, 08:57

Housing sales in Texas would drop, gasoline prices would increase and the state would lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output if another major storm struck an unprotected coastline, according to a new study.The joint economic impact study by Texas A&M University at Galveston and the Texas General ...

Bakery swamped by Harvey loses Kosher license after 70 years

Business 05/18/19, 08:31

A Houston bakery has lost its decades-long Kosher certification as it struggles to recover financially after being swamped by Hurricane Harvey.The Three Brothers Bakery, which has three locations, was ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary this month when the owners were informed that the certification was being revoked, the Houston ...

Texas lawmakers mull tax breaks for disaster-struck property

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:21

Lawmakers are considering a bill that could grant Texas homeowners a tax break when their property has been damaged by disasters such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017.Bill sponsor Sen. Paul Bettencourt said it would allow homeowners to challenge unjust property tax bills after a natural disaster, the Houston Chronicle reported."Nothing ...

Trial to determine if government liable for Harvey flooding

U.S. 05/06/19, 15:18

Residents seeking compensation after their Houston-area homes and businesses were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey say authorities knew for decades that such an inundation was inevitable but did nothing to prevent it, an attorney for the property owners said in court Monday.The two-week trial will focus ...

Columbus sailing ship replica La Nina sinks again in Texas

U.S. 04/24/19, 11:10

A docked replica of a Christopher Columbus ship that sank in 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas has swamped again.Officials say divers will examine La Nina (NEEN'-yuh) at the Corpus Christi Marina before efforts begin to refloat the ship that sank Tuesday.La Nina, although in disrepair, has been a ...

Oil and gas flow to Texas coast spawns building, tensions

U.S. 11/29/18, 18:11

To the east, the Gulf of Mexico stretches out, blue-green and sparkling. To the west and north, flounder and trout meander in a chain of bays. People flock here to fish. Others come to this beach town near Corpus Christi to kayak, parasail or admire the hundreds of bird species ...

Harvey-damaged canal cruisers near Houston bound for Florida

U.S. 11/15/18, 14:11

Six tourist boats in a Houston-area community are getting a new home after being damaged during Hurricane Harvey.The Houston Chronicle reports the 35-foot Waterway Cruisers from The Woodlands are expected to be repaired and used in Pompano Beach, Florida. A crane this week hauled the boats from the water for ...

Survey on Harvey’s health impacts nearing deadline

U.S. 11/01/18, 15:25

Officials say a December deadline is nearing for Houston-area residents to take a survey about any health or environmental problems they've dealt with since Hurricane Harvey struck last year.The survey is part of the Hurricane Harvey Registry, a venture from Rice University, the Environmental Defense Fund and health departments in ...

Despite hurricane, at-risk Houston students made gains

Texas 10/02/18, 00:53

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.It's a feat attributed to perseverance in the face of adversity and changes to the state accountability ratings that put more emphasis on progress.The Category ...

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