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Kindred Healthcare to close 6 Houston, Dallas locations

Four Houston-area locations of Kindred Hospital will close by March 17.

HISD exploring metal detectors, other security measures in wake of Bellaire shooting

Houston ISD is prepared to deploy metal detectors in some schools as early as the next few months.



Alternative I-45 project designs proposed by city of Houston to be unveiled to public

The Houston Planning Department will unveil design proposals for the I-45 project it plans to present to TxDOT.


Southbound lanes on Loop 610, I-69 to have nightly closures until Friday

Two southbound outside lanes from Westheimer Road down to the Fournace Place ramp on Loop 610 will be closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning tonight until Friday, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.


Houston’s historic African American Library receives funding boost for Harvey repairs

The library is located in Houston's first public school for African Americans.


Amid nationwide closures, local Pier 1 stores to shut down

Pier 1 Imports stores in Meyerland and Rice Village will be closing their doors, though a store in River Oaks will remain open.



New studio aims to bring the fun in coding for kids

A fully interactive coding studio is bringing its high-tech features to The Galleria in June.


METRO board of directors say free fare 'not feasible' for transit authority

A METRO study on eliminating ride fares left board members and officials unconvinced of the likelihood of implementing it in Harris County.


Houston City Council approves revisions to 2015 flood buyout processes

New guidelines adjust single-family and multifamily home buyout process for those affected by 2015 floods.


New Houston-themed bar Eighteen36 joins Roadster Grill at former Owl Bar location

Eighteen36 will operate on the first floor, with Roadster Grill, a Greek-American restaurant based in Bellaire until 2017, on the second floor.



Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Lower-level seating options are already very limited.


Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.


Houston Ground Angels seeking volunteers to drive patients to Texas Medical Center

Houston Ground Angels is a nonprofit organization that provides transportation between local airports and the Texas Medical Center for patients with cancer and other life-threatening diseases and illnesses.


Chevron Marathon 2020 street closures, places to watch and cheer on

This year’s Chevron Houston Marathon will bring 27,000 estimated participants into the area on Jan. 19.



TxDOT: Section of Loop 610 will shut down overnight Wednesday, Thursday

The Texas Department of Transportation will close a section of Loop 610 overnight this week as construction continues on the elevated bus lanes project.


Public has final chance to weigh in on new policies aiming to make Houston more walkable

Proponents of two upcoming policy changes say they will make Houston pedestrian-friendly but opponents say they will cause more traffic and parking headaches.


Houston's first Voodoo Doughnut opens to the public Jan. 15

Portland-based Voodoo Doughnut will open in the Washington corridor this week.


Beach-themed Drift bar opens in the Heights, sporting big screens, ample patios

The latest Heights bar is big on beach vibes and watching the next big game.



Friday night storms could bring 75 mph wind gusts; how to prepare for strong winds

The Storm Prediction Center has issued tornado, wind, and hail probability maps for Jan. 10. The greatest threat for severe weather remains north of I-10. ABC 13 will get four more updates of all these maps from the Storm Prediction Center throughout the day.


LOOP 610 CLOSURE: Westheimer ramp, Hidalgo frontage road closing for several months

The Westheimer Road entrance ramp onto Loop 610 will shut down at 9 p.m. Friday until further notice, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.


Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Khalid among entertainers announced for Rodeo Houston 2020

The concert lineup for the 88th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was officially announced at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9.


METRO conducts study to examine eliminating ride fares

The results of the yearlong study will be presented Jan. 15.



Napa Valley-inspired, small-batch focused Mutiny Wine Room sets opening date

Mutiny will carry a bottle list of 40-45 options focusing on small wineries that produce between 500 to 5,000 cases.


Stages set to unveil The Gordy, its new $35 million campus

Almost four years after Stages purchased the site, the theater is unveiling its new $35 million campus to the public Jan. 18.