Unruly passenger in federal custody after emergency landing on flight headed to Columbus from Houston, FBI says; Another passenger taken to hospital for treatment
An unruly passenger traveling from the Houston area caused a flight to be diverted after an incident that left another passenger in the hospital on Saturday, according to the FBI.
‘Condemn these hate-based attacks’: Election-related hate at center of news conference held by Greater Houston Coalition for Civility in Elections
The Greater Houston Coalition for Civility in Elections (GHCCE) held a news conference Thursday to call for political leaders and candidates in the Nov. 8 election to refrain from election-related hate and to condemn it when it occurs.
The West is Drying Up! Make that: Dried Up.
For the past 20 years the desert Southwest has faced its worst drought in modern times and perhaps in centuries. The cover picture above is a marina shot from Lake Mead in Nevada. Take a look at the drought monitor that came out yesterday and you’ll see the dark red (extreme) drought areas:
New Mexico tribes sue US over federal clean water rule
The pueblos of Jemez and Laguna are the latest to raise concerns over inadequate protections for local water sources in the desert Southwest. Jemez Pueblo covers mountainous and desert regions in northern New Mexico. The rule change, which took effect in June, narrowed the types of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the half-century-old Clean Water Act. New Mexico was among the states that went to court last May seeking to prevent the rule from taking effect. Jemez Pueblo depends on federal authority under the act to protect waters outside its jurisdiction.
Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of US
And nearly all of the continental United States is looking at warmer than normal spring, except for tiny parts of the Pacific Northwest and southeast Alaska, which makes drought worse. “It’s definitely something we’re watching and very concerned about.”NOAA expects the spring drought to hit 74 million people. AdMore than 44% of the nation is in moderate or worse drought, and nearly 18% is in extreme or exceptional drought — all of it west of the Mississippi River. AdWinter and spring wheat crops also have been hit hard by the western drought with 78% of the spring wheat production area in drought conditions, Rippey said. That leaves more of the energy to heat up the air, and the heat makes the drought worse by boosting evaporation.
VYPE San Antonio's UIL Boys Soccer Top 10 presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors
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Strike 'Em: San Antonio's UIL Boys Soccer Top 10
We are full swing into Winter Soccer, and we are seeing a lot of great talent across the city! San Antonio UIL Boys Soccer Top 10 (2/5):1. Smithson Valley (Previously: 7) 6-29. Reagan (Previously: 10) 6-5For more sports coverage, follow VYPE (VYPE Texas Facebook and @VYPESATX Instagram/Twitter) on social media. Check out ShopVYPE for fresh gear that supports local schools and the VYPE U Ambassador Program.
Pandemic pushes Southwest to first full-year loss since 1972
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2020 file photo, a Southwest Airlines jetliner taxis down a runway for takeoff from Denver International Airport in Denver. Southwest said Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, that it lost $3.1 billion last year, its first full-year loss since 1972. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)(AP) – Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday it lost $3.1 billion in 2020, its first full-year loss since its early days in 1972, and said bookings for early this year have stalled in the face of high numbers of new reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States. The Dallas-based airline posted a $908 million loss for the fourth quarter, compared with a profit of $514 million in the same quarter last year. “Travel and tourism industries face an ever-changing environment as the pandemic evolves,” Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said in a statement.
Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights
Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. The moves follow the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump and politically tinged confrontations on some flights. American Airlines is bringing back a ban on serving alcohol on flights to and from the Washington area — flights go dry starting Saturday through next Thursday. Price also said that it is “a good idea” to prohibit passengers from putting guns in checked bags if they are flying to Washington. Federal law allows passengers to put guns in checked baggage if they are unloaded and in a locked, hard-sided case, although airlines have the discretion to ban guns.
Ask 2: Why do they keep closing 59 between Gessner and Fondren?
As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: Why do they keep closing 59 between Gessner and Fondren? Answer: Terrence lives on the Southwest part of town and wanted to know why the Southwest Freeway keeps getting shut down for construction on the weekends. I spoke to the Department of Transportation and they said, the construction taking place between Gessner and Fondren is not part of the interchange project with the West Loop. The project is planned to be complete by the end of December/beginning of next year, weather depending.
16-year-old boy shot while playing basketball at southwest Houston park, police say
HOUSTON – A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition was shot while playing basketball Monday at a southwest Houston park, according to police. Southwest officers responded to the shooting at 5:13 p.m. in the 5900 block of Beaconridge Drive. Police said a group was playing basketball when an argument broke out and two people pulled out guns and started shooting at each other. Police said the 16-year-old boy was shot and taken to a hospital by a private vehicle and then flown by Life Flight to another hospital in critical condition. It is unknown if the teen was one of the two shooting.
Eating bugs at one of Houston’s finest restaurants
HOUSTON – Chef Hugo Ortega is executive chef/co-owner of four of Houston’s top restaurants – Backstreet Cafe, Hugo’s, Caracol and Xochi, and winner of Best Chef: Southwest at the prestigious 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards. Ortega has been recognized locally, nationally and globally for his inspirational story and his passion for sharing traditional Mexican cooking and culture. He welcomed Houston Life Reporter into one of his restaurants Xochi to try eating bugs for the first time. Xochi Bug Eating (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.) Ortega had a variety of bugs for Joe to try including the flying ants, worms, and grasshoppers sharing with Joe that this is the type of food that’s common to his culture and how he grew up and that he wants to share some of that with Houston.
Southwest to soon fly out of IAH and Hobby, airport official says
HOUSTON – Southwest Airlines will soon fly out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, an Houston airports official announced on Twitter Monday. In a statement posted on Twitter, Mario Diaz, director of Aviation - Houston Airports, shared this statement:“Houston Airports is excited to soon welcome Southwest Airlines to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) -- the nation’s number one Skytrax ranked airport. Southwest Airlines will continue its exceptional service and operations out of WillIam P. Hobby Airport (HOU), and its new service out of IAH will only complement its current offerings. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) will be added for service alongside existing service from the carrier’s longtime Chicago home, Midway International Airport (MDW). “Southwest owes decades of success to our employees and customers who have supported our business in Chicago and Houston,” said Gary Kelly, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Southwest Airlines.
See nearly 50 photos of non-venomous snakes that can be found in Texas
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