Important: Try to File Insurance Claims by Thursday, August 31, as “Hailstorm Bill” tort reform law goes into effect on Friday

Conroe and Austin, August 29 – Overzealous plaintiff’s attorneys have greatly harmed the residents of Montgomery County and southeast Texas by forcing enactment of a tort reform law that will make insurance claims far more difficult to pursue beginning on September 1, 2017, when the “Hailstorm Bill” goes into legal effect. As a result, victims […]

More rain in the forecast for soaking Houston area

HOUSTON (AP), August 28 – The National Hurricane Center says more heavy rainfall from Harvey is expected in the Houston area. The center’s 10 p.m. CDT advisory promises more rain overnight from the tropical storm to worsen an already dire flood situation in Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana. The storm center was marked 145 miles […]

White House releases statement about Trump administration’s Harvey efforts

Washington, August 28 – After multiple updates from the Chief of Staff last evening and this morning, President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met today with their Cabinet and senior members of their Administration to discuss ongoing Federal support for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery.  President Trump emphasized his expectations that all […]

Evacuations begin as Harvey threats rise

Evacuations begin as Harvey threats rise

Image: The intersection at the Hardy Toll Road and Sam Houston Beltway in Houston, Monday, August 28, 2017. Greater Houston Area, August 28 – Mandatory and voluntary evacuations have begun to proceed in the Greater Houston Area as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey. Several neighborhoods in Fort Bend County, south and southwest of Houston, […]

Harvey dilemma: Stay as water rises or risk flooded roads? Dispute breaks out among officials

THE GOLDEN HAMMER and THE ASSOCIATED PRESSHouston and Conroe, August 28 –  As floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey keep rising, some Houston-area residents must decide between two dangerous choices: staying in homes with water coming in or venturing out on potentially deadly flooded roads. It’s a no-win situation. There’s nowhere for the rain or these […]

Officials act to protect downtown Houston from Harvey floods

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials released more water from Houston-area reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey early Monday in a move aimed at protecting the city’s downtown from devastating floods but that could still endanger thousands of homes, even as the nation’s fourth-largest city anticipated more rain. Harvey, which made landfall late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane […]

The Latest: Official warns flooding will be slow to recede

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 7:15 a.m. The director of the National Weather Service is warning that the catastrophic flooding that’s overwhelming Houston and other parts of Texas will worsen in the coming days and then be slow to recede once Harvey finally moves on. Director Louis Uccellini […]

The latest news on Tropical Storm Harvey and its impact on the Greater Houston area

The latest news on Tropical Storm Harvey and its impact on the Greater Houston area

 Houston and Montgomery County, August 27, 8:30 p.m. – When Hurricane Harvey came ashore and pounded Rockport, the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t immune from the devastation. Sheriff Bill Mills says no fewer than 35 of the vehicles in his emergency vehicle fleet are out of action because of broken windows and windshields. Furthermore, the […]

Harvey could have deep impact on Texas oil, US economy

Texas Gulf Coast, August 27 – Massive flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Texas’ refinery-rich coast could have long-standing and far-reaching consequences for the state’s oil and gas industry and the larger U.S. economy. The storm’s remnants left much of Houston underwater on Sunday, and the National Weather Service says it’s not over yet: […]