Latest Hurricane Harvey News

Texas districts' Harvey recovery burdened by state payments

Feb. 9, 2019 10:49 AM EST

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Texas' school finance system is putting additional strain on two coastal districts that lost millions of dollars after Hurricane Harvey and now owe the state millions more. Port Aransas and Aransas County districts are seeking relief from ballooning recapture payments this year as...

Houston: Harvey-damaged courts to get nearly $5M in repairs

Feb. 6, 2019 9:22 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly $5 million has been earmarked for more criminal courthouse repairs in Houston after 2017 flooding blamed on Hurricane Harvey swamped part of the building. The Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved the funds to remodel 16 more courtrooms and repair additional elevators....

No charges for administrator of flooded Texas nursing home

Feb. 5, 2019 5:24 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to indict the administrator of a Southeast Texas nursing home where police found 74 senior citizens living in floodwaters during Tropical Storm Harvey. A police affidavit says Jeff Rosetta didn't act to prevent the injury of residents who were stranded in...

Houston leaders OK up to $400M in Harvey construction deals

Jan. 31, 2019 12:27 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands of Houston homeowners still struggling with repairs after Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017 could benefit from up to $400 million in federal grants. The Houston City Council on Wednesday approved contracts with as many as six construction companies for new housing and to fix...