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They Gauge More Than Rainfall

Posted on · During last week's drenching rains here in the Houston area, local bayous, for the most part, stayed within their banks, with only the typical street flooding that comes with big storms. But as Pat Hernandez reports, a team of people was watching the rising water, just in case, thanks to a huge network of sensors that monitor flood levels.

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Where the Ashby High Rise Stands

Posted on · Nearly three years after it all began, the Ashby High Rise is still under debate. The property developers are pursuing a lawsuit against the City of Houston to try to build the 23-story mixed use tower. Laurie Johnson has the story.

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ReNew Houston Campaign Meets Petition Drive Deadline

Posted on · Houston is one step closer to a new way to pay for some badly-needed upgrades to its aging infrastructure. Organizers of a petition drive say they have turned in enough petition signatures to get a charter amendment on the fall ballot that, if approved, would set up a dedicated source of funding for streets and storm drains. David Pitman reports.

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Rev. Jackson Attends Houston Rally

Posted on · Civil rights leader Reverend Jessie Jackson was in Houston this afternoon speaking on behalf of mass transit workers. Jackson and union leaders are asking Congress to change the rules regarding how federal transportation dollars can be used. Bill Stamps explains.

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Residents Say Goodbye to Houston Eyesore

Posted on · After years of legal wrangling, a run-down apartment complex in southeast Houston has been torn down. The building had been vacant for more than twenty years and was used for all types of illicit activities. Bill Stamps has more.

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Summer Travel Gets a Boost

Posted on · In a sign that people may feel more secure about the economy — there's a marked increase in the number of Texans who plan to travel for the July Fourth weekend. Laurie Johnson reports.

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METRO Clears CEO’s Finances

Posted on · At a special meeting, the METRO Board released a report which cleared CEO Frank Wilson of any wrong-doing related to his finances. It had been alleged that Wilson and his chief of staff, Joane Wright, improperly used METRO funds.

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METRO Lawsuit Filed

Posted on · Two longtime METRO employees have filed a lawsuit claiming they've had to work more than 40-hours a week with no overtime pay. Rod Rice reports.

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METRO Investigates Glare

Posted on · In the ongoing investigation of Monday's bus-light rail accident — METRO officials want to determine if something is wrong with traffic signals at the intersection of Main and St. Joseph Parkway. Laurie Johnson reports.