Army Corps Needs a Do Over on the Buffalo Bayou Plan
The Army Corps of Engineers recently released plans for altering Buffalo Bayou as a means of decreasing flooding — deadline for comment ends this week — has certainly stirred up emotions among Houstonians and with good reason. The plan is an unmitigated disaster that would absolutely decimate the bayou and completely reshape one of the city's great urban treasures. LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Preserve the beauty that comes with the urban wildlife Buffalo Bayou provides for future generations. What we have accomplished with Buffalo Bayou Park and the Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative that has connected Houston's miles and miles of green space shouldn't be shoved aside by some bureaucratic resource shuffling.houstonpress.com
Man’s body recovered from Brays Bayou in southeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – Police are investigating after a body was found in Brays Bayou Wednesday. Officers said they were called to the scene at 6900 Lawndale around 9:30 a.m. According to investigators, the body of a man was recovered. HPD homicide investigators responding to a scene at 6900 Lawndale after @HoustonFire recovered the body of a deceased male from the bayou about 9:30 a.m.No other information is available at this time. #hounews — Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 14, 2020This is a developing story.
No flooding during Beta in southwest Houston. Residents credit Project Brays for sparing homes from flooding
Project Brays is a $480 million improvement project that’s been under construction since 2000. Residents in Meyerland and Westbury credit the improvements that including widening the channel and bridge modifications, for sparing their homes from flooding during Tropical Storm Beta. Before Harvey, the majority of the work involved with Project Brays had been finished. While Project Brays protected that area from flooding during Beta, every major rain event in Houston is different. That’s the big thinking going forward , that’s going to take a much larger investment," Hidalgo said.
Missing fisherman’s body found in Brays Bayou, police say
HOUSTON – A recovery effort has ended after a fisherman’s body was found in Brays Bayou. The man went missing Tuesday afternoon, Houston police said. Police said a man, in his 30s, was fishing with a friend on the bayou when he either lost his footing or jumped into the water as he tried to fix a fishing line. Police said when the man went in the water, he never resurfaced. U.S. Coast Guard assisted Houston police in the search by helicopter and boat.
2-year-old Maliyah Bass to be honored at funeral in Dallas
DALLAS, Texas – Maliyah Bass, the missing 2-year-old who was found dead in Brays Bayou, will be laid to rest Friday in Dallas. According to the Sandra Clark Funeral Home, a service for the toddler will start at noon after which she will be buried at the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Maliyah was reported missing out of southwest Houston on Aug. 22, and her body was found by a jogger the following day, according to authorities. “…We need justice for this family.”Maliyah’s grandmother, Rosalie Jimerson, said she and her granddaughter had a social bond. And, I would be like, ‘Hi, my Tootie.’ I’ll never forget that,” she said.
‘High probability’ body found in Brays Bayou is that of missing 2-year-old, chief says
HOUSTON, Texas – Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said there is a “high probability” that the body found in Brays Bayou on Sunday morning is that of Maliyah Bass, a 2-year-old girl reported missing in southwest Houston. “If you live or have a business by the bayou, go back the last 24 hours, take a look at any cameras you might have,” Acevedo said. Maliyah Bass (HPD)Body found in the bayouAbout 10:30 a.m. Sunday, a female jogger told police she spotted a body in the bayou and called her husband. The Houston Fire Department water rescue team arrived and pulled the body of a child from the water. While the Texas Center for the Missing has issued a Houston Regional Amber Alert.
See photos and videos of what the weather looks like around Houston after a night of storms
#houwx @hcfcd pic.twitter.com/0QuNjkv5eh Billy Forney 3 (@BillyForney3) June 25, 2020Buffalo Bayou at FM 1463Buffalo Bayou is FULL at FM 1463. (KPRC 2)FM 1463 in FulshearFM 1463 near Cardiff Ranch in Fulshear, Texas on June 25, 2020. (KPRC 2)GarwoodGarwood, Texas on June 25, 2020 (KPRC 2)KatyDue to rain and wet courts, classes are cancelled Thursday, June 25th in the morning. pic.twitter.com/lsyIm4meyv Andres Quijano (@KatyTennisAcad) June 25, 2020Northwood Manor 503 in northeast HoustonSouth Mayde CreekFlooding along S. Mayde Creek in West Harris County. @KPRC2 #kprc2 @KPRC2Britta pic.twitter.com/kcCYVthDJf KPRC Cathy Hernandez (@KPRC2Cathy) June 25, 2020South Mayde Creek is currently above TOB inside the Addicks Reservoir.
Weekend Construction: Road work impacting Greater Fifth Ward, southeast Houston
The Lawndale Street Bridge construction includes replacement of the current bridge with a new bridge that will have four 11-feet wide lanes, two 6-feet bike lanes, and 10-foot sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. Bridge replacement of Lawndale Street over Brays Bayou. (KPRC/Harris County Flood Control)The City of Houston is also contributing toward the construction cost of the Telephone Road Bridge project which is estimated to be approximately $9 million with the side walk enhancements. Bridge replacement on Telephone Road over Brays Bayou. (KPRC/ Harris County Flood Control)If you are used to taking the Telephone Road and Lawndale Street bridges, consider using Harrisburg Boulevard or Wayside Drive as an alternate route in the area.
Storms, cooler temps to hit Houston this week
Storms, cooler temps to hit Houston this weekA pedestrian crosses a bridge across Brays Bayou, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, near Hermann Park in Houston. A pedestrian crosses a bridge across Brays Bayou, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, near Hermann Park in Houston. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Storms, cooler temps to hit Houston this week 1 / 1 Back to GalleryHouston will get a short reprieve from unseasonably warm temperatures later this week, with high temperatures predicted to be in the 60s by Saturday. CORONAVIRUS LIVE UPDATES: Get the latest from the Houston ChronicleTemperatures will be in the mid-50s on Friday and Saturday nights. The cooler temperatures come with baggage, however: Rain is expected to continue from Thursday through at least Monday.chron.com
Houston police: Fisherman finds body in Brays Bayou
Houston police: Fisherman finds body in Brays BayouA fisherman found a decomposing body in Brays Bayou on Monday night, according to the Houston Police Department. A fisherman found a decomposing body in Brays Bayou on Monday night, according to the Houston Police Department. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Houston police: Fisherman finds body in Brays Bayou 1 / 1 Back to GalleryFisherman on Monday night found a decomposing body in Brays Bayou, according to the Houston Police Department. Officers were dispatched to 5400 Old Spanish Trail around 7:30 p.m. after the fisherman reported their discovery. The investigation is ongoing, according to police.chron.com
Mans body found in Brays Bayou near MacGregor Park
Mans body found in Brays Bayou near MacGregor ParkA white man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in the Brays Bayou around noon on Saturday, just off MacGregor Park near the University of Houston. A white man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in the Brays Bayou around noon on Saturday, just off MacGregor Park near the University of Houston. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Mans body found in Brays Bayou near MacGregor Park 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA white man believed to be in his 30s was found dead in the Brays Bayou around noon on Saturday, just off MacGregor Park near the University of Houston. READ ALSO: Woman struck and killed by multiple cars while crossing East FreewayHouston police spokesman Victor Senties said the mans body didnt show any apparent signs of trauma, and investigators are now awaiting an autopsy to determine his cause of death. It was spotted near the 4300 block of South MacGregor Way.chron.com
Dead body washes up from Brays Bayou in south Houston
Dead body washes up from Brays Bayou in south HoustonA person's dead body was found Sunday in Brays Bayou near the 5200 block of Calhoun Road, police said. A person's dead body was found Sunday in Brays Bayou near the 5200 block of Calhoun Road, police said. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Dead body washes up from Brays Bayou in south Houston 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA body washed onto land Sunday from Brays Bayou, south of Houston's Third Ward, according to police. Someone fishing in the area reported the body to police at 2:36 p.m. in the 5200 block of Calhoun Road. Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and on our subscriber site, houstonchronicle.com.chron.com
Video shows attack during robbery spree that left 3 stabbed
While the victim tries to fight back, the suspects force the man to the ground. The pair then runs off.The video was captured just after 11 p.m. Monday at the Fernandes Food Mart at 6275 Griggs Rd. He also said he was stabbed.The Griggs Road attack turned out to be the fifth incident involving the two armed suspects that happened within a five-hour span Monday evening. Police said the two suspects approached him, stabbed him and robbed him.The fourth incident happened on Beatty Street around 10:45 p.m. Monday. Police say when the victim fought back, he was stabbed.Authorities said one suspect was armed with a knife while the other held a gun.abc13.com
At least 3 stabbed by robbers during SE Houston crime spree
4th stabbing in less than 5 hours on the SE side. Police said the two suspects approached him, stabbed him and robbed him.The fourth incident happened at Beatty Street around 10:45 p.m. Monday. The victim told police that while he was in the laundry room he was robbed by the two men. The victim told police the two suspects stabbed him while taking his cell phone and wallet.Authorities said the one suspect was armed with a knife while the other held a gun. The other suspect, who was armed with a gun, is described as a Hispanic male in dark clothing.abc13.com
4 stabbing attacks in less than 5 hours during crime spree in SE Houston
4th stabbing in less than 5 hours on the SE side. Police believe they are related.#abc13eyewitness pic.twitter.com/dePN5bHR11 Jeff Ehling (@JeffEhlingABC13) December 3, 2019HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police believe a fourth stabbing attack may be connected to three other incidents in southeast Houston.Authorities began their investigation Monday night, when two men were stabbed during an attempted robbery on Redwood. About 30 minutes later, the second incident happened near the Gulf Freeway close to Brays Bayou, where the victim was stabbed several times in the face and robbed.The third incident reportedly happened around 7 p.m. on Tipps Street where a man was jogging through Mason Park when the two suspects approached him, stabbed him and robbed him.The fourth incident happened at Beatty Street around 10:45 p.m. Monday. Police say the victim was stabbed in the head and robbed at an apartment complex in the area.The suspects are described as Hispanic males. Police haven't elaborated on their descriptions.abc13.com
Robbers stab 2 victims over 3 scenes along Brays Bayou: HPD
BREAKING: Houston police searching for 2 men who are suspected of robbing/stabbing people along Brays Bayou on Southeast side. All incidents were separate but within miles of each other. A #Warning those in this area- Live report at 10pm pic.twitter.com/sH43Gg9gmk Stefania Okolie (@StefaniaOnABC13) December 3, 2019HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are investigating after a man was stabbed during a robbery in southeast Houston.The man was stabbed in the hand at Mason Park Monday night.Officials believe the robbery may have been connected to two other incidents in the area at 900 Redwood and 6100 Gulf Freeway. Police say the incident at the Gulf Freeway also involved a stabbing.All of the incidents were near Brays Bayou on Monday.The suspects are described as juvenile Hispanic males. Police haven't elaborated on their descriptions further.abc13.com
Two suspects tied to separate robberies, stabbings along Brays Bayou
Two suspects tied to separate robberies, stabbings along Brays BayouPolice believe two suspects are tied to three separate robberies Monday along Brays Bayou. Police believe two suspects are tied to three separate robberies Monday along Brays Bayou. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Two suspects tied to separate robberies, stabbings along Brays Bayou 1 / 1 Back to GalleryPolice were searching for two people suspected in three separate robberies Monday, including at least two in which the victims were stabbed, along Brays Bayou in southeast Houston, according to authorities. Police responded to the first stabbing at 6:58 p.m. in the 7600 block of Tipps near Mason Park, police said. SOUTHWEST HOUSTON: Houston police release photos of suspected gunman in deadly store shootingThe two other incidents occurred in the 6100 block of the Gulf Freeway and the 900 block of Redwood Street, police said.chron.com