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Chick’nCone to open Heights trailer Sept. 27, two more locations coming soon

Chick’nCone, a New York City food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar is bringing its "fork-free" fried chicken …


Landry's Inc. to acquire Del Frisco's chain from equity firm

Landry’s Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses and the Del …


4 things to know about navigating flood insurance policies, claims

As of Sept. 24, over 17,000 insured vehicles in Texas sustained damage during Tropical Depression Imelda and the tally is expected to continue climbing as more insurance claims are filed, said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas.



What Harris County residents should know before Oct. 7 voter registration deadline

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the country are expected to be registered Tuesday, Sept. 24, as part of the nonpartisan National Voter Registration Day event.


Close to 2,000 homes reported damaged in Harris County as post-Imelda assessment process begins

In hopes of securing federal funding, city and county recovery officials have started performing damage assessments of properties affected by tropical depression Imelda.


New Imelda Assistance Fund now accepting donations

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the creation of an Imelda Assistance Fund, aimed at collecting donations through local nonprofits for recovery assistance from tropical depression Imelda.


Imelda hovers over first public hearing on proposed Harris County tax rate increase

With Harris County commissioners poised to adopt the first tax rate increase the county has seen since 1996, court Democrats and Republicans remained at odds following the first public hearing on the proposed increase Sept. 20. In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda, disaster recovery was also at the top of mind for people on both sides of the debate.



Postino Wine Cafe now open in Montrose

Phoenix-based Postino Wine Cafe opened its second Houston outpost Sept. 15 at 805 Pacific St., in the former …


Fire destroys St. Mark's United Methodist Church building in the Heights

HOUSTON, Texas -- Investigators looked for answers Friday after a massive fire burned part of a structure belonging to St. Mark's United Methodist Church in The Heights.



Over 275,000 gallons of wastewater spilled near downtown; Houston public water supply remains safe

A drainage system overflow caused by Tropical Depression Imelda released 275,100 gallons of wastewater near the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Public Works confirmed.



Over 200 flood-stranded cars recovered by Houston police; effort to continue overnight

Work to clear roadways is still underway after a respite from Tropical Storm Imelda, which dropped several inches of rain across the city Sept. 19.


Houston ISD cancels classes for Friday, Sept. 20

Houston ISD has canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 20, according to an announcement on its website.



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.


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.