Latest Hurricane Harvey News

Texas approves $3 billion in flood control after Harvey

May. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston and the Texas coast, state lawmakers approved setting aside more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects. The bill sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday had been deemed a priority after the Category 4...

Bakery swamped by Harvey loses Kosher license after 70 years

May. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston bakery has lost its decades-long Kosher certification as it struggles to recover financially after being swamped by Hurricane Harvey. The Three Brothers Bakery, which has three locations, was ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary this month when the owners were informed that the...

Rising flood waters in Texas prompts numerous rescues

May. 7, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency responders in Texas rescued numerous people from rising floodwaters Tuesday as a strong storm battered the Houston area with heavy rain, inundating homes and leaving motorists stranded just two years Hurricane Harvey devastated the area. As much as 10 inches (254 millimeters) of...

Texas lawmakers mull tax breaks for disaster-struck property

May. 6, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are considering a bill that could grant Texas homeowners a tax break when their property has been damaged by disasters such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Bill sponsor Sen. Paul Bettencourt said it would allow homeowners to challenge unjust property tax bills after a natural...

Trial to determine if government liable for Harvey flooding

May. 6, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Residents seeking compensation after their Houston-area homes and businesses were flooded by two federally owned reservoirs during Hurricane Harvey say authorities knew for decades that such an inundation was inevitable but did nothing to prevent it, an attorney for the property owners said...

Correction: Texas AP Broadcasters Awards story

Apr. 30, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story April 28 about winners of the Texas AP Broadcasters Awards, The Associated Press listed winners based on outdated information. Here is the updated list of honorees: A corrected version of the story is below: Winners of the 2018 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters contest...

Columbus sailing ship replica La Nina sinks again in Texas

Apr. 24, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A docked replica of a Christopher Columbus ship that sank in 2017 days after Hurricane Harvey struck Texas has swamped again. Officials say divers will examine La Nina (NEEN'-yuh) at the Corpus Christi Marina before efforts begin to refloat the ship that sank Tuesday. La Nina,...

The Latest: In Houston, O'Rourke backs assault weapons ban

Mar. 31, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The latest on Beto O'Rourke official presidential campaign kickoff in Texas (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Beto O'Rourke has evoked a school shooting last year near Houston to call for banning assault weapons and points to that city's 2017 devastation during Hurricane Harvey to push for...