Councilman Mike Laster, who is among those concerned by the proposed changes, has said he is worried the proposal will harm homeowners in the 500-year floodplain, despite them not having flooded during Harvey. Laster and other council members have said they fear adding new restrictions on these homeowners could diminish their home values. … [Read more...] about What is the right height for homes in Houston’s floodplains?
This combo of photos made on March 19, 2018 shows (above) A car drives on a damaged road in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017 and (below) Cars drive on a recently repaired road after Hurricane Maria destroyed one of the most important roads of the area six months after the hurricane affected the island in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on March 17, 2018. Six months after Hurricane Maria hit the island on September 20, 2017 uprooting trees, destroying homes, and causing widespread flooding, many remain without power. … [Read more...] about US forecasters expect 10-16 tropical storms in active season
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities have identified the man who allegedly ran over his father during an altercation Saturday morning. Deputies said 24-year-old Devon Amos got into a physical altercation with his father, Cedrick Amos, resulting in Devon running Cedrick over with a vehicle. The Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident in a YMCA parking lot in Cypresswood around 10:42 a.m. "Once the physical altercation finished, the son hopped into a vehicle, was able to drive and strike the father, and then circle around at a high rate of speed and struck the father again," said sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Gonzalez said Devon fled the scene after the incident. The car he was driving was abandoned near FM 1960 and Highway 249 and was later found. Cedrick was transported to the hospital and is stable. Gonzalez said he is expected to survive. Report a correction or typo … [Read more...] about Son accused of running over father with vehicle after fight in NW Harris County identified