Posted on · The city is beginning the process to move residents who were affected in the cancer cluster area, caused by Union Pacific Rail Yard.
Posted on · The City of Houston announced earlier this summer it would start making plans to relocate residents living near a Union Pacific Rail Yard in Fifth Ward.
Posted on · The shooting occurred early Thursday morning at a convenience store in the Fifth Ward, where a man sitting in a vehicle outside also was injured. Police say the shooter then dropped off his injured son and another boy at a local hospital.
Posted on · Residents have been fighting for years to get the site cleaned up and state health officials have confirmed significantly higher than normal cancer rates in the area for both adults and children.
Posted on · The venue will feature multi-media art installations from local artists, art gallery spaces, restaurants and retail shops.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Memorial Park celebrates the grand opening of its new land bridge this weekend. And former NFL player Delvin Williams reflects on life during and after football.
Posted on · The Houston Symphony and 5th Ward Cultural Arts District launched DeLUXE K!DS — a new program that teaches kids how to play violin and much more — this year.
Posted on · Fifth Ward residents have been fighting for years to get contamination in their neighborhood cleaned up.
Posted on · The Houston Health Department announced last week that they had found traces of dioxin -- a highly toxic chemical compound — in all of the samples collected near the rail facility.
Posted on · The railyard has been a source of contention for nearby residents for decades, with critics blaming Union Pacific for contaminating the area with cancer-causing chemicals.
Posted on · "I understand that people that are homeless need housing. But if you see how these people are living, honestly they're safer living on the street."
Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local officials take action against Union Pacific, citing pollution in Kashmere Gardens and the Fifth Ward. And we discuss some other legal questions the recent Dobbs ruling has spawned.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: City and county leaders plan to sue Union Pacific over alleged toxic pollution from the railroad's Fifth Ward site. Plus, we learn why the Justice Department is investigating Texas over its Operation Lone Star border initiative. And we discuss how the recent Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade could lead to an erosion of privacy rights.
Posted on · State health officials have found higher than normal cancer rates in the area for both adults and children.
Posted on · The study from professors at Rice and Temple universities shows the adverse affects displacement methods used to help flooding have on residents who do not live in white or affluent neighborhoods.