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Houston Astros fans take cover under umbrellas as heavy rain leaks into Minute Maid Park during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Astros and Texas Rangers on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 10:12 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Schools shut down Friday in the Houston area after an overnight storm dumped heavy rainfall on the flood-prone city, though forecasters said the high waters were expected to recede as the storms let up. The National Weather Service said most areas saw about 1 to 3 inches of rain late...
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Curt Lewis
May 10, 2019 - 5:59 am
Houston's downpours were so heavy that it rained last night inside Minute Maid Park. With the roof closed. With the Rangers opening a four-game series in Houston, the rain was falling in sheets around southeast Texas. By the 7th inning, the rain was coming down inside the stadium. It was most...
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This undated photo released by the Houston Police Department shows Maleah Davis. Houston police are trying to determine what happened to the 4-year-old girl after her stepfather said she was taken by men who released him and his 2-year-old son after abducting them as well. An Amber Alert was issued Sunday morning, May 7, 2019, for Maleah Davis. (Houston Police Department via AP)
May 09, 2019 - 1:56 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A car that was reportedly stolen when a 4-year-old Texas girl disappeared late last week was found Thursday in a suburban Houston parking lot, authorities said. A woman spotted the gray Nissan Altima in a Missouri City parking lot and reported it to police, Houston police Detective...
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The Environmental Integrity Project noted in a report released Thursday, May 9, 2019, that the Permian Basin, which include some West Texas cities, such as Midland, is one of the most productive hydrocarbon regions in the world.
Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP, File
May 09, 2019 - 6:42 am
The production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is booming but it's coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to a report issued by an environmental group.
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Barbara Schwarz
May 08, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Bill Would Stop Arrests Of Class C Traffic Violators DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The state house has passed a bill that would severely curtail the power of police officers to arrest people for Class C traffic violations, and many other Class C misdemeanor fine-only offenses. It was a traffic stop, for...
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Kurt Rowland surveys the scene at the intersection of Austin Parkway and Sweetwater Blvd. in the Colony Bend neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Rowland bought the kayak shortly before Hurricane Harvey and was glad to have it, he said. Residents have been surprised that the water has not receded more quickly as it has in the past when the rain has stopped. More rain is forecast for the coming days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 08, 2019 - 7:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — It was a scene that has repeated itself countless times in the Houston area: heavy rainfall made area roadways impassable and flooded homes, schools and businesses. On Wednesday, the Houston area was drying out after severe thunderstorms a day earlier caused flash flooding ,...
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