Houston

Work zones, population booms add to massive highway traffic accidents

199 deaths in Texas roadway work zones 813 serious injuries The Texas Department of Transportation reports that work zone fatalities increased 9 percent in 2017…


Nine charged with $3.4 million construction embezzlement scheme

FBI says former Beck Group Construction Manager and 8 others involved HOUSTON – A total of nine people have been charged with wire fraud and…


Texas remains leader of energy and conservation for U.S.

USAA Real Estate earns 2018 Energy Star Award Governor Greg Abbott’s leadership continues with Texas energy Texas is not only a leading producer of energy…


Texas leads nation in economy, population and real estate growth

Three of America’s 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas are in Texas. TIP JAR Options. Thank you for supporting Independent Journalism Bronze Tip $2.00 USD Silver Tip…


Ex-husband charged in murder of woman found dead during Harvey

Sheriff: Hurricane Harvey is not the reason she went missing Body found near Baytown, Texas “I’ve never been happier in my whole life than I…


San Antonio woman tells of Hurricane Harvey ‘never ending cruise’

Up to 20,000 cruise passengers were stuck at sea and other ports Carnival Breeze forced to stay out of Galveston an extra week   TIP…


How long gas station lines can lead to toilet paper shortages

Declassified document: U.S. considered military takeover of Middle Eastern oilfields Consumers swarmed grocery stores hoarding toilet paper   TIP JAR Options. Thank you for supporting…


Harvey Fraud–Avoid Charitable Contribution Schemes–FBI

Bogus emails and phishing scams targeting potential givers Be aware of overnight charities Harvey Fraud. Federal authorities are issuing warnings to potential donors wishing to…


H-E-B mobilizes Emergency Response Team to help Harvey victims

Long history of helping Texans during hurricanes and disasters Disaster Response Units and Mobile Kitchens dispatched to Victoria, Texas H‑E‑B Food/Drugs is donating at least…


Harvey Storm Updates–Refresh for latest news on Texas storm rescues

CHECK OFTEN (and refresh) for the very latest updates on Hurricane/Tropical Storms Harvey Newest information will be at the top of this page.   TIP…


Hurricane Harvey–Floods, tornadoes, lightning, power outages imminent

Texas Governor declares state of emergency 18-24 inches expected in San Antonio  Southeast and central Texas can expect imminent dangers in the form of floods,…


Special Alert–ATM and gas pump skimmers stealing money, IDs throughout Texas

Police and state officials asking for help to fight these crimes Prevention tips offered A rash of skimmer devices meant to secretly swipe credit and…