Concrete Batch Plant Protest Harris County

Texas

Texans affected by pollution from concrete batch plants push state agency to tighten regulations

Posted on · As the state’s environmental agency weighs new pollution limits on the plants, several lawmakers have filed bills that would put new restrictions on the facilities, which spew pollutants into mostly low-income neighborhoods.

workers sit on a roof after hurricane damage

Business

Houston-area roofing business owner arrested in Florida for allegedly doing unlicensed repair work after Hurricane Ian

Posted on · Terence Duque, 48, whose Rosenberg-based company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, faces a felony charge in Charlotte County, Florida. His arrest was criticized by some on social media.

W.A. Parish Plant

Energy & Environment

Chemical exposure at Houston-area power plant sends six workers to hospital

Posted on · An ongoing cleanup operation in a fire-damaged unit at the W.A. Parish Generating Station in Fort Bend County is suspended pending the completion of an investigation into Thursday's chemical exposure, according to NRG Energy.

Port Arthur Wind Laura

Business

FedNat insolvency puts Gulf Coast property owners at risk of losing insurance coverage

Posted on · The Florida-based company, which is licensed in Texas, has about 1,000 policyholders in Harris County or along the Texas Gulf Coast. Impacted customers can seek windstorm and hail damage coverage through the TWIA.