Federal officials hold hearing on Live Nation and concert tickets, but Congressional investigation still ongoing nearly 15 months after Astroworld tragedy
A United States Senate hearing focused on “Promoting Competition and Protecting Consumers in Live Entertainment,” specifically related to Live Nation was held on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. last week.
Following the Astroworld Tragedy, one family is pushing for a safer concert experience
In the year following the Astroworld tragedy, the family of Madison Dubiski is working to change the way safety protocols are handled at large concerts. The family launched the Pink Bows Foundation in May on what would have been their daughter’s 24th birthday.
13 months after Astroworld tragedy, HPD’s investigation continues and chief makes leadership changes
As the investigation being conducted by the Houston Police Department continues into the Astroworld tragedy, KPRC 2 Investigates has confirmed members of HPD’s leadership have been moved or simply moved on following the deadly concert.
Overcoming questions of jurisdiction and permitting that led to the city, county agreement following Astroworld tragedy
Months after 10 people died during a crowd crush at the Astroworld festival, there was still a back-and-forth over responsibility, authority and permitting for large events at NRG Park.
Task force unveils improvements in wake of Astroworld show
HOUSTON (AP) — After last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston, questions were raised about whether there was sufficient coordination and communication among officials, public safety age[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Astroworld Tragedy: New agreement details NRG Park mass event planning after deadly festival
The fallout of the Astroworld Festival garnishes a new potential agreement between Harris County and the City of Houston over their responsibilities at NRG Park.The consensus comes a little more than a year after 10 people lost their lives because of a crowd crush at the Astroworld Festival in 2021. For the last year, families watched as city and county leaders fumbled for answers to their questions of accountability.
Astroworld, 1 year later: Tips on staying safe in large, dense crowds
Paul Wertheimer dedicated his life to studying how crowds behave at all manner of live entertainment events. His work began in1979 after 11 people were crushed to death outside a Who concert in Cincinnati. Wertheimer worked for the city and was assigned to a task force that studied how to prevent future tragedies.
A year after Astroworld Festival deaths, no clear answers on accountability
A year after ten people died during the 2021 Astroworld Festival no clear answers have emerged as to who exactly is accountable for the tragedy or what specifically is being done to prevent a similar tragedy in Houston in the future.
Astroworld: Countdown to Tragedy – Preventing another festival disaster
“So going into this everybody knew it was going to be a problem, the department ramped up like it was a Super Bowl or a Hurricane,” said Mark Lentini, a now-retired Houston police officer who says the festival ended his career.“Long before the disaster struck any crowd expert or person involved in crowds responsible for crowds knew there were storm clouds over that festival,” said Paul Wertheimer, a crowd safety expert with decades of experience studying crowd surge and other safety issues.On Wednesday, Nov. 2, KPRC 2 Investigates examines the safety and prevention measures that could prevent mass casualty disasters, including crowd design, emergency medicine planning, and the need for a unified command.
Families of 2 killed at Astroworld festival settle lawsuits
HOUSTON (AP) — The families of two people who died during last year’s Astroworld music festival have settled wrongful death lawsuits they had filed, according to attorneys.Ten people were killed and h[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Questions over Astroworld permitting continue following Gov. Abbott’s Task Force on Concert Safety report
Days after the governor’s Task Force on Concert Safety released its report following the tragedy at the Travis Scott concert on the opening night of Astroworld, questions are being asked about the permitting process.
The week in politics, the state of Texas teachers, and remembering Astroworld in art (April 20, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Wednesday's show: We discuss the latest political news, teachers sound off on the state of public education after two years of the pandemic, and an art show pays tribute to the Astroworld theme park.houstonpublicmedia.org
Travis Scott accused of violating Astroworld suits gag order
Attorneys for some of those killed and injured during last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival alleged in court on Monday that rapper Travis Scott has violated a gag order issued in lawsuits they have filed in an effort to influence possible jurors and rebuild his reputation ahead of a potential trial.
Travis Scott accused of violating Astroworld suits gag order
Attorneys for some of those killed and injured during last year’s deadly Astroworld festival are alleging rapper Travis Scott has violated a gag order issued in lawsuits they have filed in an effort to influence possible jurors ahead of a potential trial.
Gag order, diversity discussed at Astroworld court hearing
During a court hearing on lawsuits filed after last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival, issues related to media publicity and a gag order as well as a concern over a lack diversity among attorneys representing those killed or injured were discussed.
New task force on event safety, and discovering a new insect species on the Rice campus (Feb. 10, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: A new task force on major event safety after Astroworld, helping college students struggling with hunger, and discovering a new species of wasp on the Rice University campus.houstonpublicmedia.org
Task force to review event safety in wake of Astroworld show
HOUSTON (AP) — A new task force will look into how to improve the safety at large Houston-area events in the hopes of avoiding another tragedy like last year's deadly Astroworld music festival, offici[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Nearly 400 Astroworld Lawsuits Against Travis Scott Have Been Formally Combined Into One Giant Case Representing Close To 2,800 Victims
The motion was granted last week, meaning that the hundreds of overlapping cases would be combined for efficiency before a single judge for all pretrial hearings.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
HPD, FBI set up website for public to upload pics, videos from Astroworld Festival tragedy
The Houston Police Department partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigates to create a website where the public can upload pictures and videos taken during the Astroworld Festival in which 10 people were killed during a massive crowd surge.
Officials: Astroworld victims died from compression asphyxia
HOUSTON (AP) — The 10 people killed at the Astroworld music festival in Houston all died from compression asphyxia during a massive crowd surge in which attendees were packed so tightly that many coul[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Travis Scott says he was unaware of deaths until after show
HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott said in an interview that he didn't know that fans had died at his Astroworld festival in Houston until after his performance.In a lengthy interview with TV and radi[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Ezra Blount, 9-year-old victim of Astroworld Festival tragedy, laid to rest Tuesday
Ezra Solomon Blount, the youngest victim of the Astroworld Festival Tragedy, will be laid to rest on Tuesday. The homegoing service is being held at Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas, Texas, beginning at 11 a.m.
Parents sue Travis Scott, Live Nation after they say 27-year-old son died trying to save fiancée at Astroworld Festival
A Dallas law firm has filed a lawsuit against Live Nation, rapper Travis Scott, and other defendants on behalf of the family of Danish Baig, 27, who they say died fighting to save his fiancée during the crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival.
Houston Fire Union President plans to bring years of emergency response experience to Gov. Abbott’s concert safety task force – Houston Public Media
Houston Public Media spoke with Houston Fire Union President Marty Lancton, who was appointed to Gov. Abbott's Texas Task Force on Concert Safety this week.houstonpublicmedia.org
How highway projects disproportionately displace minorities (Nov. 12, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Friday's show: A new investigation examines who gets displaced by highway projects, including here in Houston. And musician Kam Franklin of The Suffers discusses her experience at the Astroworld festival and her new solo work.houstonpublicmedia.org
Texas A&M student hurt at Astroworld dies; death toll at 9
HOUSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old college student who was critically injured in the crush of fans at the Astroworld festival in Houston has died, the family’s lawyer said Thursday, bringing the death toll [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
No evidence security guard felt prick in neck before falling unconscious at Astroworld Festival, Houston police chief says
During a news conference Wednesday, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said there was no evidence a security guard was “pricked” in the neck before falling unconscious at Astroworld festival Friday, despite previous reports to police.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Red flags to look for when hiring attorney after Astroworld tragedy
Dozens of lawsuits are in the works and more are coming up after the Astroworld tragedy. KPRC 2 Investigates has what you need to know before hiring an attorney for yourself, or even your teenager who may have been at the festival.
18-year-old Astroworld concertgoer caught on video trying to stop show after getting caught in crowd surge
At the Astroworld Festival last Friday night, a devastating mixture of injury, panic and ultimately death, transpired as concert-goers surged forward toward the stage where Travis Scott was performing.