Joseph Fanelli is a reporting fellow at the Houston Press with an interest in education, crime and eccentric people everywhere.
17 hours ago | Bayou City
As thousands turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster relief because of Hurricane Harvey, the federal agency is warning Texans that financial assistance will not arrive immediately. Homeowners or renters waiting for FEMA inspec...
5 days ago | Education
The principal at Northside High School and two other administrators have been reassigned permanently just three days before the start of the 2017-2018 school year, according to Houston Independent School District spokesman Tracy Clemons. HISD...
6 days ago | Bayou City
One of the unfortunate effects of the unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Harvey is the number of Texans dealing with water in their homes for the first time. A report from the Center for Watershed Science at the University of California-Davis f...
8 days ago | Bayou City
With standing water and piles of debris from Hurricane Harvey creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the Harris County Public Health Department has authorized the aerial spraying of Dibrom, an EPA-approved pesticide, over 600,000 acres of the c...
9 days ago | Bayou City
The pile of trash outside Mark Urbach’s home in Meyerland stands more than five feet high and covers nearly every inch of grass on his front lawn. It has the standard collection of debris seen on curbsides and lawns in thousands of homes in Housto...
10 days ago | Bayou City
For the victims of Hurricane Harvey without flood insurance, which experts have estimated is as much as 80 percent of Houston homeowners, long term relief will not come without a price. FEMA offers disaster assistance grants, but those mostly serv...