Joseph Fanelli is a reporting fellow at the Houston Press with an interest in education, crime and eccentric people everywhere.
7 days ago | Courts
After years of courtroom battles with Buc-ee’s, a Texas appeals court finally told Kelly Rieves what she has maintained all along. Her money is her money. A year after a trial court ordered that Rieves pay her former employer, the popular Texas co...
8 days ago | Bayou City
With more than 1 million cubic yards of debris picked up from Hurricane Harvey, Houston Solid Waste Management is eyeing November to resume curbside recycling pickup in the city, Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a press conference on Wednesday....
9 days ago | Bayou City
“You can drop a car in my shredder and in 30 seconds, you’ve got a pile of shredded up metal with pieces no bigger than your fist,” observes Jerry Bailey from his office overlooking Rose Metal Processing in the Heights, the scrap metal yard he own...
A Houston couple doesn’t know why Hurricane Harvey debris removal crews – either working for the city or as private contractors – are dumping refrigerators, washers and other heavy appliances on the front lawn of their gutted home, but they know t...
The amount of debris collected from Hurricane Harvey in Houston — more than 900,000 cubic yards — could fill 278 Olympic-size swimming pools or 6,816 buses. That is just a sampling of data included in Houston’s Harvey by the Numbers website, an on...
At Memorial Drive Townhouses, a collection of single-family homes off Memorial in west Houston, debris pickup from Hurricane Harvey has been a slow, but steady process. The trash that littered the front lawns of homes, caused by water leaked from ...