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Saving and Planting Trees in Houston

Posted on · A 2011 estimate from the Texas Forest Service put Houston’s number of trees at about 663 million. The drought that occurred in 2011 though, took about 66 million of those trees out, according to the Bayou Land Conservancy. Something that is particularly noticeable in Memorial Park and something that many Houstonians and officials are loath […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 7, 2013

Posted on · Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the nation, and Houston is no exception. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 28 percent of deaths in the Houston area are related to cardiovascular disease. We talk with some area cardiologists about new research on heart disease and what you can do to […]

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Search Continues for Fire Victim

Posted on · Fire investigators were back at the scene of a deadly house fire in the Heights. The remains of one person have been found but another person is still missing. Bill Stamps has the latest.

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Heights Arson Investigation Continues

Posted on · It's still unclear if another Heights fire this week is related to the series of arson cases in the area. But considering at least eleven fires have been intentionally set so far — the Houston councilmember who represents the district says residents need to be more vigilant than ever. Laurie Johnson reports.