Posted on · Stricter building regulations have been passed or are in the works, but plans to harden the Houston region against future storms still have to be funded.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner set the vote for March 21, following council member demands for a longer public comment period.
Posted on · Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s administration estimates storm and flood damage to city property at $2.5 billion.
Posted on · Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says a $1 billion bond, including property taxes, will be needed to pay for flood mitigation projects that federal and state funds don’t cover.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A site has been chosen for a proposed high-speed rail station. Plus, we learn more about buyouts as a means to mitigate future flooding. Then, we discuss the challenges of facing early onset Alzheimer's disease. And Jeff Balke walks us through the latest Houston sports stories.
Posted on · Among other changes, Mayor Sylvester Turner plans to ask Houston City Council to require all new homes be built at least 2 feet above the 500-year floodplain
Posted on · Jim Granato, executive director of the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs, says the study could help improve the response to future storms and floods