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Anger over Houston power outages after Beryl has repair crews facing threats from some residents

Jul. 16, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Drawn guns. Thrown rocks. Threatening messages. Houston’s prolonged outages following Hurricane Beryl has some fed-up and frustrated residents taking out their anger on repair workers who are trying to restore power across the city. The threats and confrontations...

Texas governor criticizes Houston energy as utility says power will be mostly restored by Wednesday

Jul. 15, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The majority of Houston outages that followed Hurricane Beryl should be fixed within the next two days, the city’s main utility company said Monday as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to punish CenterPoint Energy even after the lights come back. The Texas...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands answers as customers remain without power after Beryl

Jul. 14, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With around 270,000 homes and businesses still without power in the Houston area almost a week after Hurricane Beryl hit Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said he's demanding an investigation into the response of the utility that serves the area as well as answers about its...

After Beryl, Houston-area farmers pull together to face unique challenges

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

PORTER, Texas (AP) — Hurricanes cause trouble for everyone, but farmers have a whole other list of problems. Beryl has been no exception: Over the past week, the storm damaged crops, soaked rabbits and chickens, terrified goats, put horses at risk of developing colic and left cows...

Minnesota United snaps six-match losing streak in 1-1 draw with Dynamo

Jul. 13, 2024 23:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Robin Lod scored midway through the second half, but Houston's Sebastián Ferreira answered with a late goal to help the Houston Dynamo earn a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United on Saturday night. Minnesota United (8-9-6) didn't get the victory but picked up a point to...

Houston community groups strain to keep feeding and cooling a city battered by repeat storms

Jul. 13, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The deafening hum of a generator was a welcome noise Thursday evening at a Houston independent living center where several dozen seniors had lost power in the wake of Hurricane Beryl. Joe and Terri Hackl, who had pulled up with the backup electricity source after...

Hundreds of thousands are still without power in the Houston area. Here's how it happened

Jul. 12, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Houston area likely won’t have power restored until next week, as the city swelters in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl. The storm slammed into Texas on Monday, knocking out power to nearly 2.7 million homes and businesses and leaving huge...

Houston hospitals report spike in heat-related illness during widespread storm power outages

Jul. 12, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Beryl have sent a wave of patients to Houston-area hospitals for treatment of heat-related illnesses and carbon monoxide poisoning due to using home generators improperly, medical officials said Friday. Hundreds of...

Extreme heat and some medicines can be a risky combo. Here's what to know

Jul. 12, 2024 14:25 PM EDT

Extreme heat can raise the danger of heat-related illnesses and threaten health in a more subtle way — by amplifying the side effects of many common medications. Hot weather, too, can damage medicines such as insulin that require refrigeration. Inhalers can explode. Epinephrine...

Suspect charged in shooting death of a Houston-area deputy who responded to pizzeria assault

Jul. 12, 2024 10:36 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect was arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy who had joined a search for a man who pistol-whipped a Little Caesars Pizza worker over a mistaken order, authorities said. Deputy Fernando Esqueda, 28, was killed early...