8-year-old killed, mother remains in critical condition following multi-vehicle crash; Family is now in need of donations to help with unexpected costs
A 8-year-old boy is dead and at least four people were left injured after a major crash on the feeder road along Beltway 8 in Missouri City, the family confirmed with KPRC 2.
Deputies: Motorcyclist possibly suffering mental issues dies after jumping off Highway 288 ramp near Pearland during police chase
A man who may have been suffering mental health issues died after jumping off the Highway 288 ramp following a police chase, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.
‘It turns into a parking lot’: Drivers frustrated over several toll lanes that are permanently shut down along Beltway 8
Redesigned booths are set to be finished in a few years, which will cover safety designs and also include driver focus groups in an effort to improve messaging for the use of Harris County toll roads.
‘Our hearts are once again broken’: Officials pay tribute to Pct. 7 deputy Jennifer Chavis, who died in crash involving an alleged intoxicated driver on Beltway 8
Messages of condolences and prayers are being sent to the family and friends of Harris County Pct. 7 deputy Jennifer Chavis, who was killed in a major crash caused by an alleged intoxicated driver on Beltway 8 Saturday evening.
Bissonnet prostitution hot spot: Officials post warning ahead of Houston Bill 2795 going into effect on Sept. 1
Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey and Houston City Council Member Edward Pollard are expected to hold a news conference with other local officials Monday to remind residents of the effective date of House Bill 2795, and how the two offices are partnering to address Bissonnet Street (between Beltway 8 and Southwest Freeway), an area known nationally for prostitution.
69-year-old man kills his 93-year-old mother in west Houston, police say
HOUSTON – A man shot and killed his elderly mother Tuesday at a home in west Houston, according to police. The homicide was reported about 2:20 p.m. at a home on Briar Forest Drive near Beltway 8. Russell Miller, 69, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member with serious bodily injury in connection with the death of his mother, 93-year-old Dorothy Bassett. Russell Miller is seen in this mug shot released by the Houston Police Department on Dec. 2, 2020. (HPD)According to Houston police, Miller called 911 about 2:30 p.m. and reported that he had Bassett with a .38-caliber pistol.
‘Not safe yet’ to remove bodies in Houston building after stairwell collapse, officials say
HOUSTON – Members of the Houston Fire Department’s elite rescue team said Monday night it was not safe yet to remove the bodies of three construction workers who were killed when 13 floors of concrete staircases collapsed. After the team rescued a construction worker from the collapse earlier in the day, team members stood by as engineers checked the stability of the perimeter of the collapsed stairwell. A few team members will stand by overnight into Tuesday as construction workers cut holes in the roof of the 15-story future Houston headquarters for Marathon Oil, an HFD captain said. The plan, the captain explained, is to use a crane to remove large portions of the collapsed stairwell through holes in the roof, starting Tuesday. It is unclear when it will be safe to remove the three bodies from the rubble.
Portion of Beltway renamed in honor of Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal
HOUSTON – The Harris County Toll Road Authority agreed to rename a portion of Beltway 8 after Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who died in the line of duty on Sept. 27, 2019. According to a news release from the Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Beltway 8 in northwest Harris County near Highway 249 will be named after the deputy who was killed in the line of duty last year. County and federal officials, including Garica and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales, were joined by Deputy Dhaliwal’s family and members of the Sikh community for the ceremony. Every day, he helped so many people.”Dhaliwal was a beloved deputy and member of the community. He was also the first Sikh to be allowed to wear traditional attire while in uniform as a sheriff’s deputy.
LIST: High water being reported on some roads during Beta
HOUSTON – Here is a list of high water locations being reported in the Houston area by Houston Transtar. SH-87/ Broadway Northbound Between 4TH ST to SH-124 All Mainlanes Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 8:30 PMSH-87/ Broadway Southbound Between SH-124 to 4TH ST All Mainlanes Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 8:30 PMSH-35 Northbound At BELTWAY 8-SOUTH to FUQUA 3 Frontage Lane(s) Closed on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PMIH-45 GULF Northbound At TRAVIS Entrance Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00 AMIH-45 NORTH Southbound At IH-10 East/ Milam Exit Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:00 AMIH-10 KATY Eastbound At Smith St/ Louisiana St Exit Ramp Closed beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:30 PMIH-10 EAST Eastbound At MONMOUTH DR 3 Frontage Lane(s), Frontage Road U-turn Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00 AMIH-10 EAST Westbound At MONMOUTH DR 3 Frontage Lane(s), Frontage Road U-turn Closed beginning Monday, September 21, 2020 9:00 AMCheck the latest traffic conditions here.
Residents protest I-45 expansion, citing displaced residents, air quality as top concerns
HOUSTON – Residents in a north Houston neighborhood are speaking out against the Interstate 45 expansion, which would extend from Interstate 10 to Beltway 8. The opposition argues that the $7 million project, backed by the Texas Department of Transporation, is unnecessary. They said the project will displace residents and harm the air quality. They push for the city to invest in environmentally friendly projects, such as walking trails and biking lanes. The agency is currently conducting an environmental study for the expansion project.
HPD: Driver dies in fiery crash after slamming into wrecker; Beltway 8 reopens
HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating a deadly, fiery crash that shut down parts of the Beltway 8 Wednesday morning. Police said they were called to an earlier crash around 2:45 a.m. on Beltway 8 and John F. Kennedy in north Houston. According to officers, they were clearing the accident when the driver of an SUV crashed into one of the wreckers. “We don’t see any roadway evidence that he (the driver) applied his brakes at all.”After the crash, the SUV caught on fire, killing the trapped driver of the SUV. Investigators are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
HCSO: 5-year-old child killed, another child injured in crash
A 5-year-old child was killed and another child was seriously injured in a car crash Friday night. Around 11:30 p.m. Friday, HCSO Deputies responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Fallbrook Drive and the Beltway 8 feeder road in northwest Harris County. The 5-year-old was sitting in the center of the rear seat and wasnt in a child seat, Cheng said. A witness who had responded to the crash scene and rendered aid to those in the car told investigators the male driver appeared intoxicated. Cheng said investigators planned to obtain a breath sample and a blood draw from the man.
You can enjoy some live music, eat pho and crawfish while supporting a Houston restaurant on Friday night
HOUSTON – Bibo’s Bistro and Bar is turning two, and you are invited to celebrate with signature pho and crawfish. The pho and Asian fusion restaurant located at Beltway 8 and Lake Houston Parkway will be celebrating their second anniversary with live music and crawfish at Redemption Square, the restaurant posted on their Facebook page. 🎉 Bibo's Bistro is turning two! Bibo’s Bistro & Bar will also bring a Kona Ice Truck for cool desserts. IF YOU GO:Bibo’s Bistro & Bar - Redemption SquareAddress: 250 Assay, Houston, Texas 77044Date and time: Friday May 29, 6-8 p.m.
Fatal crash closes part of Southwest Freeway at Beltway 8 for several hours, officials say
HOUSTON – A fatal crash Monday closed a section of the Southwest Freeway at Beltway 8 for several hours as officials investigated the scene. The crash was reported just before 1 p.m. on the southbound side of U.S. Highway 59 near West Bellfort Avenue exit. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Drivers were asked to seek alternate routes. The victim’s identity has not been released
4-car accident involving dump truck and cement truck on I-45 Gulf Fwy at Beltway 8, police say
HOUSTON – Houston police said there was a four-vehicle accident involving a dump truck and cement truck on I-45 and Beltway 8-South the Almeda Genoa exit. Police said the accident happened at around 6:45 a.m. The accident has the left lane, center lane, and right lane blocked, officers said. Police said traffic is flowing through the entrance ramp as of now, so drivers should expect delays.
Houston’s biggest road projects: The Gulf Freeway expansion
Road construction has been a problem on the Gulf Freeway for years. A newly-expanded stretch of freeway between the Sam Houston Tolloway (Beltway 8) and NASA-1 shows the fruits of the hard labor so far. Now, the construction extends to the stretch of road running through Galveston county.
Truck plows into apartment building near Beltway 8 in southwest Houston
HOUSTON – Houston police responded to a southwest Houston apartment complex near Beltway 8, where a pickup truck slammed into an apartment building Monday evening. The wreck was first reported at about 5:05 p.m. at the Reserve at Westwood apartment complex located at the 9800 block of West Sam Houston Parkway, according to the Houston Police Department. Authorities said the driver of the truck was on the Beltway and involved in a crash, causing him to lose control, come off the freeway, cross the feeder and crash into the apartment complex. Harris County Precinct 5 Constables said luckily no one was home at the time of the crash. The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and is expected to be OK.
Police: Man walking on Houston freeway dies after officers try to detain him
HOUSTON – A man who was walking on a Houston freeway died Tuesday after officers tried to detain him, police said. The incident was reported about 10:20 a.m. on the southbound exit ramp of the Interstate 45 Gulf Freeway near Beltway 8. Houston Police said they received multiple 9-1-1 calls about a man walking in and out of the busy freeway lanes. Two additional officers showed up, and HPD said it took all three to subdue the man and get him in handcuffs. Cell phone video appears to show two officers on top of the man at one point.
Harris County to halt Ship Channel Bridge construction to fix design flaw
HOUSTON – Following 20 months of construction of the new Ship Channel Bridge along the Beltway 8, the county has issued a pause. Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia said the decision was made following the discovery of a design flaw with part of the bridge. The discovery of the flaw was made by COWI, an independent consulting firm hired by the county in 2019, to oversee the construction project following the deadly collapse of a pedestrian bridge in 2018. Figg bridge engineers who designed the bridge in Miami, are the same designers of the Ship Channel Bridge. The findings caused TxDot to suspend a bridge project designed by Figg.
Pump Patrol: Save 25 cents a gallon
HOUSTON – The average cost of a gallon of gas in Houston on Thursday was $3.54. But some stations around town sold regular gas for 25 cents less. The following three stations sold gas for less on Thursday, according to www.GasBuddy.com. Shell, Tomball Parkway near Beltway 8: $3.29James Food Mart, James Street near Kilgore Road in Baytown: $3.34Citgo, F.M. 2920 near Falvel Road in Spring: $3.38More Information: