June 1, 2015 A herd of cattle is safe Monday, thanks to cowboys and volunteers who worked to move some 500 cows and calves that were threatened by the rising Trinity River.
Houston firefighters learn to use a video chat program that will let them consult with an emergency medicine doctor while responding to 911 calls.
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April 9, 2015 Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.
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The chemical tanker Carla Maersk sits at anchor off Morgans Point, Texas, after Monday's collision in foggy weather. The Maersk was carrying about 216,000 barrels of the gas additive MTBE.
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March 10, 2015 An "unknown quantity" of a gasoline additive leaked from a 600-foot tanker. It's the Houston Ship Channel's second crash in less than a week.
Workers walk inside the LyondellBasell oil refinery in Houston in 2013. Lower oil prices are stoking fears of an economic decline in the region.
March 3, 2015 Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.
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Mayor Annise Parker of Houston speaks at a press conference in September.
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October 17, 2014 The subpoenas — at the crossroads of church and state and born out of a lawsuit over an equal rights ordinance — drew ire from national organizations and Sen. Ted Cruz.
November 10, 2013 Most of those injured were between 17- and 20-years-old, and the party was billed on Twitter as an 18th birthday celebration.
The sign tells the story: Houston's Astrodome on Tuesday.
November 6, 2013 Called the "Eighth Wonder of the World," the Astrodome was the first fully air-conditioned, enclosed and domed stadium. But it hasn't been used for years. Voters rejected a referendum that would have raised money to turn it into a convention center. Now, lawmakers are expected to say the dome should come down.
Mosquitoes like thisÂ Aedes aegypti female can spread dengue fever.
October 17, 2013 It turns out that the mosquito-borne illness has been hanging around Houston longer than thought. A look at blood and spinal fluid samples collected from patients a decade ago found that quite a few of them had been sick with undiagnosed dengue fever.
July 19, 2013 Authorities say four men ages 54 to 79 were held in "deplorable conditions" in the north Houston house.
Glenda Joe, a seventh-generation Chinese-Houstonian.
July 1, 2013 To see the speed of demographic change in Texas, look no further than Houston. Over the last few decades — despite crippling humidity, long commutes and a reputation for refineries — the city has become the most diverse in the nation.
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Former President George H.W. Bush in June.
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January 14, 2013 Bush, 88, had been in Houston's Methodist Hospital for nearly two months. He was being treated for complications related to bronchitis and a stubborn fever. He's the oldest of the nation's four living former presidents.
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