Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department clarifies messaging about collection delays, says they’re ‘nothing new’ – Houston Public Media
Residents can continue to expect delays in yard waste and recycling pickups, according to department director Mark Wilfalk, who says it's coping with an ongoing staffing shortage.houstonpublicmedia.org
‘It’s destroying me’: Storm after storm, climate change increases strain on Texans’ mental health
Tens of thousands of coastal Texas residents have survived repeated extreme weather events including Hurricane Harvey. For many, it has taken an emotional toll, and researchers warn that climate change could be “catastrophic” for our mental health.
VIDEO: Bold thief continues to steal from NW Houston dollar store despite knowing employee was recording him, HPD says
Houston police have released video of a man they said knew an employee was recording his every move, but disregarded that as he stole several items from a dollar store on the northwest side of town.
Feral hogs on the loose in NW Houston; Here’s what to do if you see one
Multiple feral hog sightings in Northwest Houston have people on their toes as the large, non-native wild animals have been spotted running unexpectedly through city streets and even on highways. One Northwest Houston mother caught her feral hog sighting on video.
Houston Man Arrested After Wielding Hatchet At U.S. Capitol Insurrection, FBI Says – Houston Public Media
A fourth Houstonian was arrested Friday for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during the insurrection led by supporters of former president Donald Trump, the FBI said. Investigators say they also found social media accounts linked to Jenkins, where a video was uploaded by Jenkins himself at the riot. Spring resident Joshua R. Lollar was allegedly picked up after pushing through a police line and breaking into the Capitol building, according to court documents. And Wilmar Montano Alvarado was arrested by the FBI’s Houston division after they said he entered the Capitol building with other rioters. Subscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.houstonpublicmedia.org
GALLERY: Firefighters battle blazes at unoccupied warehouse in northwest Houston, officials say
HOUSTON – An unoccupied warehouse was on fire Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office. Firefighters and fire investigators responded after 5 p.m. to a large fire on the 16200 block of Highway 249, according to HCFMO. HCFMO and Houston Fire conducted air monitoring while Harris County Pollution Control also came to the scene. Full Screen 1 / 3 An unoccupied warehouse is on fire Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office. “There have been no significant readings and nothing for the public to be worried about,” said Rachel Neutzler with the Harris County Fire Marsha’s Office.
2 men stabbed with machete at northwest Houston gas station
HOUSTON – Houston police is investigating a fight that sent two men to the hospital on Sunday. Around 9:27 a.m., police received a call about a fight at a Valero gas station on Antoine Drive in northwest Houston. They found two men in their 30s that had been stabbed heavily with a machete. Police have not said what caused the fight, but said they are checking surveillance video and collecting witness statements. Police have not said what caused the fight, but said they are checking surveillance video and collecting witness statements.
HURRICANE HANNA PHOTOS: Houston-area residents share images of water on roads, dark clouds and rainbows
If you have a 4” diameter gauge like this one and rain water has overflowed into the outer cylinder, I have a handy formula to approximate the total. HIGH WATER ALERT: Wallisville road at Rio Villa. Let us know if you are experiencing high water in your neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/hgeK37p9RH — Galveston Ferry (@GalvestonFerry) July 25, 2020In Matagorda County, water made its way onto FM 457 and Sargent Beach. We definitely dodged a bullet with #Hanna moving south pic.twitter.com/YiNJRkLHFt — Dustin Helton (@TheRevSFA) July 25, 2020What the clouds looked like this morning in Galveston County.
Investigation underway after woman found shot to death inside NW Houston home, police say
HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a woman was found shot to death inside her residence Friday morning in northwest Houston, police said. “When they arrived, they weren’t able to make contact with anyone inside the residence. However, they were able to reach the daughter of the homeowner who was listed on alarm permit info,” Rothberg said. Houston police said the woman’s body was found by officers and family members during a welfare check. Detectives are currently looking for surveillance video in the neighborhood that may help with the investigation.
Family Dollar’s alarm, strobe light terrorizing Houston neighborhood for a week
HOUSTON – Police are checking into an alarm glitch at a northwest Houston business. Every night for the past week, Maria Aguirre said sirens and strobe lights are coming from the Family Dollar on Bingle Road. “We’ve been tortured for a week,” Aguirre said. The story has changed every day.”Aguirre said she has also contacted city hall, the Harris County Attorney’s Office and Houston police. Aguirre said the incessant alarm and the strobe lights beaming through her bedroom window is taking a toll mentally.
Parent of 5-year-old suing former MLB player Carl Crawford for $1M over drowning at Houston home
HOUSTON – The parent of a 5-year-old boy is suing former professional baseball player Carl Crawford for $1 million over a drowning that happened at a home in northwest Houston on May 17. The child, Kasen, Hersi, and 25-year-old Bethany Lartigue died after drowning at Crawford’s home in the 1400 block of Mansfield Street, according to the Houston Police Department. Officials said Lartigue reportedly jumped into the pool to save Hersi who was having trouble. They were transported to the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, where they were later pronounced dead. The parent is seeking compensation for pecuniary losses, mental anguish and more.
UPDATE: Boil water notice lifted for area in northwest Harris County after water main break
HOUSTON – Friday Update: The boil water notice that was issued Wednesday for some people in northwest Harris County due to a water main break, has been lifted Friday evening, officials announced in a news release. “The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requries boiling prior to use as of today,” officials wrote. Original Story:A boil water notice has been put in effect for some people in northwest Harris County due to a water main break. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required that the Harris County MUD 434 public water system announce that it had been put under a boil water notice. Anyone with questions concerning the matter can contact Inframark’s -- the operator for the Harris County MUD 434 water system -- 24-hour customer service line at 281-398-8211.
Houston's best cocktails to order, now that you can get them delivered
Houston's best cocktails to order, now that you can get them deliveredCrisp, refreshing martinis featured at Brennan's Crisp, refreshing martinis featured at Brennan's Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Image 1 of / 123 Caption Close Houston's best cocktails to order, now that you can get them delivered 1 / 123 Back to GalleryIts a toast to home-bound happy hour for Houstonians who can now get their favorite cocktail from some of the top restaurants in Houston. If you order food from a Houston restaurant, you can also order beer, wine or cocktails from restaurants with mixed beverage permits. WHERE TO ORDER: These Houston restaurants are offering curbside pickup amid coronavirus outbreakRestaurants in Texas can now deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to customers, Governor Greg Abbott tweeted Wednesday night. Theyre a great source of food for Texans.Restaurants in Texas can now deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to customers. Not only will you be giving back by helping support Houston restaurants now offering curbside service, but you'll get a rich sampling of all the creative, delicious cocktails from the hottest restaurants in Houston.chron.com
Things to Do: Best Bets for a Great Weekend, March 12-15
If youre interested in getting out of the house this weekend, weve compiled a list of things to do. From film screenings to music and even a haunted house, were sure weve got something you can enjoy. Were not sure, but direct your suggestions to the Houston Ballet this weekend when the company debuts its 150th world premiere during Forged in Houston. And if his name is extra familiar, its because Pretty Things is McIntyres seventh world premiere commission for Houston Ballet. Photo by Jef RounerIf not for the unlucky date, it would be a strange time of year for a haunted house though, admittedly, for many there is no such thing as a bad time for a haunted house.houstonpress.com
Woman accused of abandoning niece at Willowbrook Mall’s playground area
HOUSTON – A woman is accused of abandoning her niece in the Willowbrook Mall playground area on Friday, according to court records. Alicia Perez-Zuniga, 26, was charged with abandoning a child with intent to return after Houston police said she left her 3-year-old niece at the playground while she went shopping. Police said Perez-Zuniga showed back up to the play area around 3:30 p.m. looking for the child. Police said officials returned the child to her mother and Perez-Zuniga was arrested. Perez-Zuniga was booked into Harris County Jail and her bond set at $1,000.
Woman found dead as HFD responds to apartment fire in NW Houston, officials say
HOUSTON – A woman was found dead after the Houston Fire Department responded to an apartment fire Wednesday in northwest Houston, officials said. The fire was detected to be coming from a first-floor apartment, officials said. When firefighters entered the apartment, they found the woman dead on a burning couch and immediately pulled her outside, but it is unclear if the cause of death was due to the fire or something else. Relatives identified her as Verma Moore, 67. The cause of the fire is under investigation by HFD Arson investigators while HPD Homicide detectives try to determine exactly how Moore died.
Construction professionals advise homeowners to get home inspected after explosion in northwest Houston
HOUSTON – Many homeowners asset the next steps for the recovery after an explosion Friday morning at a local company damaged more than 200 homes. A Houston-based construction company is advising residents to get their home inspected, and if possible for free. Marcelo Parrott lives a quarter-mile from the site of the explosion in northwest Houston. Laney said regardless of how little the damage looks, she recommends that homeowners get their home inspected by a reputable construction company that can provide a report. Homeowners should also do their due diligence to be aware of the scope of the damage, she said.
Carjacker steals couple's U-Haul before killing their dog
SO SAD.. A violent carjacking in Northwest Houston left this man bruised, battered & without his dog. Now, police have recovered the stolen Uhaul... but the victims dog was shot dead inside. "I was just sitting there with my dog Mooshoo, my baby," Schultz told Eyewitness News. Schultz's dog was found dead of a gunshot wound inside the vehicle.On top of that, Schultz and his boyfriend had $4,000 stolen from them. You can also submit an anonymous tip online atThe couple hasto help get them back on their feet.abc13.com
District C Houston City Council candidates raise almost $300,000 ahead of campaign filing window
Houston City Council District C covers parts of Northwest Houston, the Heights, Montrose, and MeyerlandCourtesy City of HoustonAhead of the citys official candidate filing deadline, Houston City Council District C contenders have already reported almost $300,000 in campaign contributions total. Candidates vying to represent the district, which includes parts of Meyerland, Montrose, the Heights and central northwest Houston, filed required paperwork detailing campaign contribution totals July 15. With no incumbent, the race has over a dozen candidates and could see more contenders join when campaign filing officially opens July 22. Her campaign website states that she teaches a civic education curriculum that she created for students in Houston ISD. As of July 15, he reported $5,426 in campaign contributions.communityimpact.com