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Criminal Justice

Fire at Huntsville state prison prompts evacuation of 600-plus inmates from their cells

Posted on · No injuries were reported among prisoners or staff, according to a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, who said everyone at the facility was accounted for and in a secure location.

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Houston Matters

Flooding and pollution in minority communities, and the impact of minority-owned businesses (June 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Increased flooding across the country is exposing more people to industrial waste, especially those in minority communities. Plus, a new report examines the impact of minority-owned businesses on the region's economy. And a Houston teacher is honored at the Tony Awards.

Evacuees, from right to left, Tommie McNeil, Elisabeth Pelham, Nota Norris, and a woman who did not want to be identified, wait to board a bus as they evacuate, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. The evacuees were taken to Austin, as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast.

Weather

Update: Texas Sees First Laura-Related Deaths; Galveston Evacuees Set To Return From Austin

Posted on · Thousands of residents along the Gulf Coast evacuated inland, and Houston-area leaders urged the region to prepare for severe winds, as Hurricane Laura approached landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo at a press conference Friday, May 1. Hidalgo urged businesses not to open, and told people to stay home if they could, after Gov. Greg Abbott's order allowing some businesses to reopen.
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