Posted on · Crews are working to repair a leak in the historic Battleship Texas located in the Houston Ship Channel. The ship is nearly 100 years old and caretakers say problems are bound to happen.
Posted on · The Harris County Attorney's office and a local nonprofit are teaming up against local human trafficking operations. According to the Justice Department, 1 out of every 4 victims is brought through Harris County before being sent to other parts of the country. The County says shutting down the operations isn't easy, so they're hoping to use another tool — lawsuits.
Posted on · Nearly 100 local students attended a teen summit in Third Ward today. It was put on by the City of Houston Health and Human Services Department. The goal is to get teens involved in their own health education.
Posted on · The TSA is looking into making another change at security check points — all in the name of safety and security. Houston is one of only three cities where a new passenger identification kiosk is being tested.
Posted on · Republicans have blocked a vote on a bill which calls for equal pay in the workplace, saying it would make things tougher on businesses in a struggling economy. Among other things, the bill would require employers to prove any differences in pay are for reasons other than gender.
Posted on · For many Houston children the summer vacation officially starts this week. School may be out, but for some children the summer camp they attend may be like a school away from school.
Posted on · Now that school is out, most children will be focusing on ways to have fun and cool off this summer. But educators say making children do even a little academic work over the break can make an enormous difference.
Posted on · Local grassroots organizations are once again urging the public not to swim or fish this summer in a part of the San Jacinto River that used to be paper mill waste pits They say efforts to clean up that part of the river have failed and the area should be off limits to the public.
Posted on · When you think about preparing for hurricane season, one of the first things that comes to mind is probably a pack of emergency supplies. But the folks with Harris County Flood Control say, there's something just as important that some people don't think about.
Posted on · Social service agencies say unfortunately, now that school is out, children will be looking for something to eat. The Houston Food Bank is gearing up for the demand.
Posted on · Last year, homeless man Ted Williams became an overnight sensation after a You Tube video of him and his remarkable voice was viewed by millions of people. Ted Williams has written a book about his journey and was recently in Houston to tell his story.
Posted on · With summer almost here and school letting out, more families will be looking for ways to cool off. Unfortunately some family outings end in tragedy as 70 or more children drown in Texas each year. The YMCA and the Houston Fire Department want to prevent these tragedies and are reaching out to parents.
Posted on · Last week the Houston City Council approved a plan that will change how the police department deals with public intoxication. Currently violators are arrested and taken to jail. The new plan calls for the construction of a "sobering center" where individuals will be taken instead. Many of those taken to the center could have mental health issues to go along with substance abuse problems.
Posted on · If you've ever thought about being a foster parent or possibly adopting a child, local agencies say there's no better time than now. There are more than 7,000 children in the Houston area foster system and almost 2,000 of those are waiting to be adopted.
Posted on · The Food and Drug Administration is considering two courses of actions that could dramatically change the way HIV is treated and tested. But what are they and what impact could they have here in Houston?