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In the past two years, half a dozen chemical disasters have ripped apart Texas neighborhoods, sent dozens of people to the hospital and killed unsuspecting bystanders as well as workers. Texas Public Radio and Houston Public Media spent the better part of 2020 investigating these events to answer the question: why do so many chemical disasters keep happening in Texas, and what—if anything—is being done to prevent more?
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Posted on · The president of a Houston-area LULAC council called the decision by Brazosport ISD "pure nonsense" and a "flagrant act of discrimination."
Posted on · The Center also offers vocational trades, including a barber program where kids can become certified barbers. Construction, drivers licenses, art, music, welding and dance are also offered.
Posted on · The ruling is a victory for LGBTQ+ rights advocates who have said the law targets drag performers for no real reason.
Posted on · The board voted unanimously Monday to change a book policy that banned any book that showed or implied nudity. The district has been under intense criticism about its book bans.
Posted on · Officials said the station will also save waste truck drivers more time when it comes to disposing trash.
Posted on · Bao Giang, who struck and killed a pedestrian at a Sugar Land crosswalk, could be facing felony charges.
Posted on · The honor is the second in six years for Saint Arnold Brewing Company, which was one of four Houston-area beer makers to medal this year at the annual national competition.
Posted on · As controller, the elected official acts as the city’s chief financial officer. Hollins is running against three other candidates for term-limited Chris Brown's seat.
Posted on · We discuss the slow turn towards fall weather with Houston Chronicle meteorologist Justin Ballard.
Posted on · The Department of Family and Protective Services has increasingly relied on housing foster kids in hotels when it can’t find them a home. In the 2022 fiscal year, after record staff turnover, more than 1 in 4 caseworkers had less than one year of experience.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We talk about the slightly lower temperatures this week. And we begin our series of candidate interviews, beginning with Chris Hollins, who’s running for Houston City Controller.
Posted on · Mexican immigration officials said they will negotiate with five countries’ governments to ensure they will take back their citizens. The agreement was announced after shelters in El Paso said they are over capacity.
Posted on · METRO, the Houston region's public transit provider, is considering a five-year, $10.5 million contract with PBSC Urban Solutions, which has bike share facilities in cities such as Chicago, New York and Washington D.C.
Posted on · The T.C. Jester Stormwater Detention Basin project will cover more than 170 acres in the Klein area in northwest Harris County.
Posted on · The attorney general – who was acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial earlier this month – settled with the four former employees in February for $3.3 million, but the Texas Legislature has so far declined to approve the funds.
Posted on · After sparring over the attorney general's impeachment, state lawmakers return to Austin next month for a special session focused on school vouchers. It could get messy.
Posted on · The defending champions head into the final week of the 2023 regular season -- and into a critical series against Seattle -- clinging to their playoff lives.
Posted on · Columnist Dwight Silverman discusses recent techology news, including a new contract that will bring some live sports to the streaming service Max.
Posted on · The incident occurred early Monday, when police responded to a call in the 500 block of Crawford Street. The man who was shot was expected to survive, according to the Houston Police Department.
Posted on · A horticulturist from Texas A&M offers tips on how to rebuild lawns that have gone from green to brown.