4:47 PM Sep 19, 2019 CDT

Harris County Toll Road Authority waives tolls in wake of Imelda flooding

The Harris County Toll Road Authority announced it is waiving tolls on some roadways due to weather conditions from Tropical Depression Imelda.


PHOTOS: Imelda-soaked Houston endures another round of flooding

While the Houston area was spared the worst of Tropical Depression Imelda, which dumped over 42 inches of rain on some parts of Southeast Texas, it was enough to overpower drains and fill bayous across the city.


Caution still advised around Bellaire despite slowing rain

The City of Bellaire is still advising caution for residents despite slowing rain from Tropical Depression Imelda.



Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, public safety officials urge drivers to stay off roads through afternoon while floodwaters recede

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city’s public safety officials continue to urge drivers to stay off the city’s roadways while floodwaters recede.


Gallery Furniture and Lakewood Church among shelters open to Houston-area flood victims

From ABC 13 media partners—As a flooding emergency has hit across the Houston area, many people have found themselves trapped by floodwaters with nowhere to go.


State of disaster declared during Sep. 19 storms in Houston area

State and local officials have issued disaster declarations Sept. 19 following continuous rains throughout the day.


Space Center Houston closes due to weather

Space Center Houston closed Sept. 19 due to inclement weather, according to a press release sent out by the center. The center plans to reopen Friday, according to the release.



UPDATED: METRO begins restoring service amid Houston-area rain, street flooding

UPDATED at 9:28 p.m.: After suspending service before noon, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County began resuming service at 7 p.m., with partial service to park-and-rides and METROLift active. High-occupancy vehicle lanes remained closed, however.




Houston street flooding: High water locations around the city

UPDATE 8:15 a.m. Sept. 20: Flood waters are receding across the city. Houston Transtar 's website will have the most up to date information. The following roads have been cleared as of this morning.



UPDATE: Flights operational out of Hobby, Bush airports

Updated Sept. 20 at 6:55 a.m.



Houston City Council strikes daytime hours, lowers fines for juvenile curfew ordinance

New changes to Houston's juvenile curfew ordinance keep its enforcement in effect but aim to reduce the likelihood that minors will be subject to racial profiling. 


Houston City Council approves 30-year Spaceport lease for FlightSafety

A flight simulation company will soon lease land in Phase 1 of the Houston Spaceport .



Flood map: See which Houston streets have flooded the most since 2016

Find a listing of the most recent street flooding reports here.


Houston Community College cancels classes, activities due to possibility of flooding

Houston Community College officials have announced classes and activities are canceled through Sept. 18 due to heavy rains and the possibility of flooding, according to a press release.



Demo Monday: River Oaks historic mansion renovation and more permit activity, Sept. 9-13

A demolition permit was sold this week to allow a restoration and renovation of 1059 Kirby Drive to move forward.



With board of trustees' fate in question, business leaders urged to step up support for Houston ISD

Following a keynote address by Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath in which he called for broad community engagement in public schools, Greater Houston Partnership President Bob Harvey told area business and school leaders he expects the replacement of Houston ISD's board in the coming months and asked them to get involved and advocate for a new direction for the district.


Under the Volcano celebrates 30 years of business

Under the Volcano, located at 2349 Bissonnet St., Houston, will celebrate 30 years of business with a special event on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. with drink specials, special guest DJs, a photo booth, games, prizes and more.


Kolter Elementary celebrates construction progress on new school

Hundreds of parents and children came to a celebration of the progress being made on a new school building for Kolter Elementary on Saturday, Sep. 14, which is scheduled to open next summer at its original location, 9710 Runnymeade Drive, Houston.


Dispose of unused, expired prescription opioid painkillers at these 12 hospitals on Sept. 21

A number of HCA Houston Healthcare locations will collect unused or expired opioid painkillers Sept. 21 during an event HCA is calling "Crush the Crisis." The drug take-back day encourages individuals to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired prescription pain relievers by visiting one of 12 collection sites in the Greater Houston area in an effort to curb the misuse of these drugs, according to a Sept. 9 release.