Read popular news from the past week from the Greater Houston area.
'A disaster within a disaster': Harris County, CenterPoint Energy talk carbon monoxide poisoning, prolonged power outages
With many homes without power—and therefore without a source of heat—Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Dr. Samuel Prater, an emergency physician with Memorial Hermann, said the county is seeing an increased number of carbon monoxide poisoning cases.
'Something that you could have planned for': How isolated Texas power grid, winter weather left millions without electricity
Widespread power outages prompted by severe winter weather conditions throughout Texas this week have led to increased focus on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which manages statewide electric power flow.
Expert Q&A: What Texans should know when filing claims for burst pipes
This week's historic winter storm has had lingering effects on Texans across the state. For those with damage to their homes caused by burst pipes, what is the next step?
Fort Bend County
Sheriff Eric Fagan's reversal of 2019 dispatch policy brings relief to Fort Bend County officials
Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan entered office Jan. 1 with several priorities in mind—including a mission to reverse a 2019 policy regarding emergency dispatch practices, which he accomplished in week one.
Sugar Land-Missouri City
Life Time Fitness to open Missouri City facility in 2022
A Life Time Fitness facility is under development at 8421 Hwy. 6, Missouri City. Located near Sienna, the athletic facility is expected to open in mid- to late 2022.
Anna Lotz, Ben Thompson, Hunter Marrow, Morgan Theophil and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.