Tag: Houston

At Least 20 Dead, 13,000 Rescued In Texas As Harvey Lands In Louisiana

Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again Wednesday morning, this time near Cameron, Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said, bringing more rainfall to Louisiana after causing unprecedented flooding in Texas. Two new deaths were confirmed in Houston on Wednesday morning, raising the official storm death toll to 20, Texas officials said. In Houston, the main shelter…

FEMA Predicts 30,000 Texans Will Need Shelter In Harvey Aftermath

At a news conference Monday morning, FEMA Administrator Brock Long said that Tropical Storm Harvey will likely drive at least 30,000 people to temporary shelters as record floodwaters inundate Houston and a widening area of Texas. “This disaster’s going to be a landmark event,” Long said. More than 30 inches of rain have fallen in…

White House Statement Plagiarizes ExxonMobil

A White House press release on a new ExxonMobil expansion appears to have lifted an entire paragraph from ExxonMobil’s press release on the expansion, The Washington Post reports. The two passages are identical, with the exception of the words “United States,” which appear in full in the White House statement and abbreviated in ExxonMobil’s release.…

George H.W. Bush Leaving ICU, Barbara Leaving Hospital

Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush will soon be moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital where he has been treated for pneumonia. Dr. Amy Mynderse says the 92-year-old Bush will be moved from the ICU at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday. Bush was struggling to breathe when he was…

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized for ‘Shortness of Breath’ [VIDEO]

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized after experiencing “shortness of breath.” The 41st president’s office confirmed he was recently admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital and that he is responding to treatment. “He’s there. He’s fine and he’s doing really well,” Bush chief of staff Jean Becker told the Houston Chronicle. The 92-year-old former…

Houston Votes Down LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

After nearly an 18-month legal battle that drew national attention, Houston voters on Tuesday rejected an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community. Voters opted to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which not only offered nondiscrimination protections for gender identity and sexual orientation, but also banned discrimination against…

2 Dead in Houston School Bus Crash [VIDEO]

Two Houston students are dead and two others are injured after a school bus was struck by a driver and forced off the road. The bus was headed for Furr High School when a car struck the driver’s side. Police said the bus driver apparently overcorrected, sending the bus over the guardrail, and down onto…

Man Trapped in Empty Dark Plane Cabin at Houston Airport

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Airline investigators are looking into how a man got left behind and locked onboard a United Airlines jet when everyone else left during a layover in Houston from Louisiana. Tom Wagner says he fell asleep on the plane and woke up in the pitch black cabin that had…