A handful of people clustered in the dim hallway outside room 100 in the building that houses the Harris County Flood Control District. The clock nosed to 2 p.m. and everyone allowed in the meeting -- the members of the Harris County Flood Control District Task Force, each of whom are allowed one ... More >>
Plans to reroute Buffalo Bayou will rescue an unstable waterway. Or they will destroy one of the last natural stretches of riparian forest on the bayou. Consensus seems to have taken a hike.
They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans.
Tickets, trips, gifts to HISD board membersIt's debatable what's more amazing when reading over the Bracewell & Giuliani law firm's report on ethical violations in the so-called E-rate program by Houston ISD employees and their too-tempting IT vendors -- the stuff they can verify or the alleg ... More >>
Today's installment of Young & Recessioned features Jason Jeansonne, a 24-year-old Texas A&M grad whose engineering job didn't work out as planned. I got this job at an engineering company back in October of 2008. That was before any of the real bad financial stuff happened. I got hir ... More >>
Thanks to lax enforcement by TCEQ, plants along the Houston Ship Channel launch tons of toxic gases into our air, and face little penalty even when they exceed pollution limits over and over again.
Now here's a good idea, and we mean that sincerely -- transforming the battered hulk of the burned-out, historic Bethel Baptist Church in Midtown into a park.KHOU reports that City Council has voted to buy the land what is left of the church, which suffered a massive fire in 2005. The hope is that a ... More >>
Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant
Tunnels are a rare bird in Houston. But will they fly for I-45?
Sludge, spread across the land, makes some people vomit and others very rich
How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself
Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.
Muni Channel disaster drill: Keep to the high ground!
With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?
Bass kills and lesions on fish worry Sam Rayburn anglers. So does the state's plan to lower the lake's pollution standards.
Houston seems destined to remain the country's biggest stink hole
A former slave colony finds it isn't even worth basic water and sewage systems
Downsizing may not be treating city water workers -- or what we drink-- safely
The Scotts' personal public-private partnership really paid off in city projects
Government and civic boosters know the way to clean up the air in polluted southeast communities: add another chemical plant
The city has been doling out millions in no-bid contracts to outside consultants on public works projects. sometimes the results aren't pretty.
Jessica Cusick wants to brighten our drab landscape with little moments of wonder and delight
In Box of Moonlight, John Turturro finds himself ... in a too-precious movie
Encroaching development and bureaucratic inertia are jeopardizing Sheldon Reservoir, one of east Harris County's last natural outposts
Texas A&M's attempt to push an animal research center on a black neighborhood has raised a sour smell in College Station
Do fields from high power lines cause childhood cancer? Years of research have revealed few solid facts. But Joe Jamail has charged the answer is yes, and HL&P knows it. He's headed to court to prove his case - or to dig into the utility's deep pockets.