GETTING ANSWERS: Recycling trashed, expensive art still in a shed, and bad fuel frustrations


In this day and age, it’s hard to believe anyone would think they could get away with doing something shady because there are cameras everywhere! This week our KPRC 2 Investigates team obtained video of trash workers clearly NOT doing the job they were hired to do in one community. Neighbors there are MAD! You might be too when you see our investigation. Plus, Investigator Mario Diaz learned new information about that county shed full of expensive African art. And, a driver was left stranded after getting bad gas. Why is it so hard to find help?

Trash workers caught on camera not recycling

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How would you feel if you found out all your hard work at protecting the environment, separating your recyclables from your normal trash, was for nothing? KPRC 2 Investigates obtained video footage of trash workers throwing recyclables in with the trash! As you can imagine, customers are irate!!

KPRC 2 Investigative reporter Bill Spencer tracked down the business owner. What did he have to say about his workers? Bill is not letting the company get away easy on this one!

New details: African art investigation

A private African art collection that has been housed in a Harris County maintenance shed will be relocated to an undisclosed, non-county facility starting September 20. However, the county still has yet to confirm who owns the art, according to a spokesperson for Commissioner Rodney Ellis.

Mario Diaz first reported this story over 18 months ago and has followed it as public integrity investigators launched reviews of alleged illegal conduct surrounding the collection and the money spent to refurbish the county shed. One of those investigations is now closed and the other is nearing the finish line. Watch our latest investigation.

Driver stranded then left snubbed!

KPRC 2 Investigates finds you may have a hard time getting help if you get bad gasoline in your vehicle.

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When gas station pumps dispense contaminated fuel into your tank, it can cause thousands of dollars in damage. The station that sold the gas is ultimately responsible, but lawmakers made a change recently that seems to be giving gas stations selling bad fuel a pass.

Our KPRC 2 Investigates team met with one Galveston man who has been dealing with one bad gasoline problem. We’ve also uncovered new information about why it may be so hard for him and others to get answers.

We like BIG teams and we cannot lie

Did you know - KPRC 2 has the largest Investigates team in the city? We have FIVE investigative reporters, three producers, two photojournalists, and a special projects video editor/graphic designer working full-time for you.

We aren’t trying to brag! Just saying that we have a lot of people who are dedicated to investigating problems, asking tough questions, and getting answers for our community. Let us know how we can help. Send us your news tips here.

Have a good weekend and check here for the latest on the changing weather that’s expected to move in over the next few days.

Until next time...

Andrea Slaydon

Investigative and Special Projects Producer, KPRC-TV

About the Authors:

Award-winning TV producer and content creator. My goal as a journalist is to help people. Faith and family motivate me. Running keeps me sane.