In-Depth

Emergencies En Español: Is Crisis Information Reaching Houston’s Language-Diverse Communities?

Posted on · Whether urban or rural, the 12 counties that make up the Houston metro area are increasingly diverse. With thousands of residents who struggle with English, it’s unclear who is making sure all communities get the emergency information they need.

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The Latest on Flooding Around Houston

Posted on · Sustained heavy rains brought flooding to many areas of Greater Houston today (Jan. 18, 2017). The Houston Fire Department reported dozens of water rescue calls on those roads, with flooded cars. While it may shake out as less significant than the Tax Day flood — or other major weather events of recent years — we’re once again reminded […]

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An Open Line with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett

Posted on · As the Judge of Harris County, Ed Emmett is both chief judicial officer and chief executive of the county. While we mostly hear from him during hurricane season as the most visible figure leading in the event of a weather emergency, he’s also the man routinely pushing hardest to build support for a long-term vision […]