Posted on · The budget for the new fiscal year, which begins October 1, includes $119 million for law enforcement, addressing significant concerns by Republicans.
Posted on · The project’s design will start next year, and construction would likely begin in 2025. Houston Public Works estimates the project could be completed in 2027 at the earliest.
Posted on · A Republican caucus pushed for the budget cuts, which put Rep. Randy Weber - who is both a member of the Caucus and pushed for Ike Dike funding - in an awkward position.
Posted on · The Harris County Flood Control District says work is expected to resume this month on a project that has been stalled since May 2022.
Posted on · The Hahl North Stormwater Detention Basin, for which State Rep. Armando Walle helped to secure funding during the recent legislative session, will be able to hold enough water to fill half the Astrodome.
Posted on · Property owners in Houston have long been responsible for maintaining abutting open ditches. The city council is considering a proposal to put greater responsibility on the municipal government.
Posted on · The House Appropriations Committee did not grant a $100 million funding request made by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber of Galveston, but Congress could still allocate money this year to the long-planned storm surge suppression system. How soon the project secures federal funding will determine how quickly work can begin.
Posted on · The case, which has already been to the Texas Supreme Court, could wind up back there before it’s finally concluded.
Posted on · The statute of limitations on suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for illegally taking homeowners’ property rights during the storm is six years. That deadline is August 28.
Posted on · The study found that marginalized communities, Black residents in particular, were much more likely to be affected through employment, transportation and house flooding.
Posted on · Writer Micah Fields talks about his book, "We Hold Our Breath: A Journey to Texas Between Storms," which is part memoir and part history of his hometown.
Posted on · A longstanding plan for a storm surge suppression system between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, commonly called the 'Ike Dike,' is awaiting federal funding. Once that happens, work on the $34 billion project can get underway.
Posted on · Gessner tells Houston Matters that too much discussion surrounding climate change is as extreme as the weather it's prompted.
Posted on · ERCOT says it can handle expected record demand.
Posted on · The three new pumps will increase water-pumping capacity to about 230,000 gallons per minute in the Riverstone area, where more than 600 homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.