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  • Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.
  • Shelter-in-place lifted after fire at refinery in Southeast Texas

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - A fire at a refinery in the Southeast Texas city of Port Arthur sent black plumes of smoke into the air and caused officials to tell people nearby to shelter in place. Valero Energy Corp. spokeswoman Lillian Riojas told The Associated Press in an email that the fire started at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday in a heavy oil tank. She says Valero emergency crews responded and the Port Arthur Fire Department assisted. The city said that the shelter-in-place was lifted by abo...

  • Republican House Speaker Joe Straus calls for removal of a Confederate marker

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War. Republican House Speaker Joe Straus said Tuesday in a letter to state officials that the plaque is "blatantly inaccurate." Straus becomes the most prominent Texas Republican to call for removing a Confederate marker. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said doing so won't erase the past. 

  • Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

    Toys R Us, pioneering big box toy retailer, says it has filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Car chase turned foot chase ends near Liberty Academy

    Victoria Police were involved in a chase around 10:10 p.m. The chase began when the driver was pulled over for traffic violations. The man drove his car to the Chateau Apartments, across the street from Faith Academy, where he got out of his car and ran on foot. he was chased down and arrested by officers around 10:25 p.m. We will keep you updated as more information comes in.

  • Three spills reported in Houston toxic waste site

    PASADENA, Texas (AP) - In the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped, three spills were reported at one of Houston's dirtiest toxic waste sites. The spills were reported to a government hotline by the company overseeing the ongoing cleanup at the site, a former petroleum industry waste-processing plant contaminated with a dangerous brew of cancer-causing chemicals. The EPA says it is still assessing the scene. 

  • Undocumented immigrants affected by Harvey turn to churches

    HOUSTON (AP) - Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities. They are ineligible for federal aid but may apply on behalf of children with legal status. Parents are warned their information may be shared with immigration officers.      

  • Mexico Earthquake claims 248 lives

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Rescuers and volunteers are frantically digging through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the number of confirmed fatalities jumps to 248. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the earlier temblor that killed thousands and came just two hours after earthquake drills were held across Mexico to mark th...
  • Valero Refinery Fire

    PORT ARTHUR--A fire inside the Valero refinery in Port Arthur forced nearby residents to shelter-in-place. Witnesses report hearing a loud explosion around 11:30 this morning, just before the fire ignited. Billowing black smoke was seen rising from inside the refinery. A shelter-in-place was ordered for residents on the west side of Port Arthur, including several schools in the area. That order was lifted about 3 hours later. There are no reports of injuries.
  • Trooper Involved in the Sandra Bland Case, Speaks Out

    AUSTIN--Dash cam footage of former Texas Trooper Brain Encinia pulling over Sandra Bland on July 10, 2015 sparked controversy in the days and weeks that followed its release. Encinia has never testified in court about his actions that day. In October of 2015, three months after his dash camera recorded the arrest, Trooper Brian Encinia is recorded during an investigation into how he conducted the traffic stop by the agency's inspector general, and a lawyer with the attorney general ...
  • Wednesday's Question of the Day

    Good Wednesday morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day: Twenty six percent of people say this has ruined their day? Happy Guessing!

  • Warriors remain undefeated in district

    West volleyball looked to stay unbeaten in district play Tuesday night, as they hosted Rosenberg Terry. 

  • H.S. Volleyball Scores

    Here are Tuesday night's area high school volleyball scores. 

  • Jury Trail Begins For Murder Case

    Opening statements and testimonies began on Tuesday for the first day of the Jerome Ellis Jury Trial. Five witnesses took the stand to give their accounts on what happened days leading up to when Roxanne Menafee was found dead.

  • Texas DSHS to continue spraying for mosquitoes in Gulf Coast counties

    Texas DSHS mosquito control update - Sept. 19, 2017 The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Rain reduced the amount of aerial mosquito spraying that could be done Monday night. ...
  • City Council approves new fire truck; ambulance for VFD

    City council approved today an ordinance amendment to allow the city to purchase a new pumper truck and ambulance for the Victoria fire department. The ordinance was approved to provide VFD with the funding needed to purchase the new vehicles and replace old models that were showing their age. 

  • Titan Football's Memorable Comeback

    East Football's amazing comeback and OT win over East Central has lifted the team. 

  • Calhoun Football Stadium Repairs

    Calhoun football is ready for its home opener Friday night. 

  • Bay City man arrested for threatening officer with a knife

    Officer Daniel Harbaugh, was dispatched to Holy Cross Church in reference to a shirtless man sleeping on a bench in the church entrance on Monday, September 18, 2017, at approximately 1:06 p.m. Church staff had asked the man to leave several times when he became argumentative with them. Upon his arrival, Officer Harbaugh made contact with staff members who pointed to the location of the man who was later identified as Noel Resto III, 23, Bay City. As Officer Harbaugh attempted to m...
  • Cuero church receives donations from Minnesota town

    Donations arrived in Cuero today, at Lifeway Baptist Church, from Worthington, Minnesota, a town that has a 45 year connection to Cuero.  The church has been distributing supplies received from Worthington, to surrounding cities like Wharton and Port Lavaca, to provide hurricane relief. 

  • VISD Football Ticket Info

    Here is VISD football ticket sales info for this week. 

  • Emergency Management and FEMA to hold public assistance workshop

    Texas Division of Emergency Management Recovery Division, along with FEMA Public Assistance representatives,  will be conducting a Public Assistance workshop at 2pm on Friday September, 22, 2017 located the University of Houston - Victoria, University North Build (Attached Map - Building #3). The FEMA Public Assistance program is designed to provide assistance to State, Territorial, Indian Tribal, Local Government, and some Private Nonprofit Organizations. Attend to learn m...
  • Mexico earthquake kills dozens

    A powerful earthquake rocked an area south of Mexico city this afternoon and killed 55 people. The United States geological survey reports the quake registered at 7.1 magnitude--centered southeast of Mexico city in the state of Puebla. Some media outlets are reporting that witnesses claim smoke can be seen rising from some buildings. People reportedly fled into the streets from buildings during the quake. The Mexican government tweeted out that their emergency committee has been activ...
  • St. Joseph High School Seniors Recognized in National Merit Competition

    St. Joseph High School Seniors Recognized in National Merit Competition St. Joseph High School announced today that two STJ seniors, Jordan Pyatt and Logan Rivera, have been named National Merit Semifinalists, and senior Kelsey Ellett, has been named Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Rivera was also named a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar. St. Joseph High School recently presented awards to these scholastically talented seniors. About 1.6 million juni...
  • Bealls donating merchandise to local nonprofits for Hurricane relief

    Bealls Donating Merchandise to Local Nonprofits for Hurricane Relief Organizations Invited to Request Donations HOUSTON (September 19, 2017) – Bealls is giving back to Texas communities that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, including the Corpus Christi area, by donating merchandise to nonprofits that serve hurricane victims. Many of Bealls’ customers and employees were deeply impacted by the hurricane’s devastation. To aid in the relief effort, several Be...
  • Red River Street Between Patterson and Ben Jordan Closed on September 20

    (VICTORIA, TEXAS) Beginning on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the City will close Red River Street from Patterson Drive to Ben Jordan Street to through traffic to install utilities.  This closure is expected to take one day; weather permitting. Drivers can expect delays in the work zone and should use alternate routes to get around the work zone if possible. All businesses, residents and parking lots in the construction zone will remain accessible via alt...
  • City of Victoria continues curbside yard waste pickup

    Because of the large amount of yard waste at the curb, Monday’s yard waste pickup routes were not finished. If you put yard waste at the curb any day this week and it does not get picked up on your regular yard waste collection day, leave it at the curb and it should be picked up the next day. -City of Victoria 
  • Get to know your neighbors and first responders at National Night Out

    Getting to know your neighbors and first responders is the first step to a safer community. The first step to getting to know your neighbors…Having a party. Tuesday October 3rd is National Night Out, an annual event geared toward improving communities nationwide. Every year, hundreds of Victoria residents participate in this awesome event. Folks are asked to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors. NOW is the time to begin pla...
  • TWC to Host Careers in Texas Industries Week  Career Exploration Statewide Events

    TWC to Host Careers in Texas Industries Week  Career Exploration Statewide Events Set for Sept. 25-30 The Texas Workforce Commission and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, in partnership with 27 local workforce development boards, also known as Workforce Solutions, industry associations and Texas Tri-A...
  • Toys R Us files for bankruptcy

    At one point many youngsters in the U.S.  wanted to be a Toys 'R' Us kid.  Now sad news for america's largest toy chain. Toys 'R' Us is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy amid increased competition from online retailers such as Amazon. The New Jersey based company looking to restructure its debt as it gears up for the holiday season. Toys 'R' Us has nearly 1,600 stores and 64,000 employees worldwide. 
  • Rolling Stone magazine is up for sale

    Trouble for a popular toy store plus an iconic magazine for sale. Our Jasmine Haynes explains in today's business report.  It's been the voice of music lovers and counterculture for decades.

  • Possible Oil Spill After Harvey

    Pollution control officials reported a spill at a Pasadena Superfund site following Hurricane Harvey A cleanup team led by PRP Group called an emergency federal hotline in late August to report a spill in Texas' Vince Bayou near the U.S. Oil Recovery Superfund site.

  • Tuesday's Question of the Day

    Good Morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day: A recent study says the peak time for this on the weekend is between 4-6 p.m. Happy Guessing!

  • SeaWorld Welcomes Baby Beluga

    San Antonio--SeaWorld welcomed a cute new calf to its beluga whale family over the weekend. On Sunday, "Crissy" gave birth to a 125 pound calf. Chris Bellows, SeaWorld San Antonio's Vice President for Zoological Operations says the birth is important in educating the public and conserving the species. In order to allow mother and calf time to bond, Beluga stadium closed on Sunday, but hosted "visiting hours" Sunday afternoon for guests to greet the newest additi...

  • Gov. Abbott Speaks out on DACA

    Gov. Greg Abbott spoke out about President Donald Trump's plan for young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and living here illegally.    Abbott was asked today whether he was comfortable with trump's stance on deportation protections for 800,000 young immigrants, or if he was clear about the president's intentions. He answered with one word: "no." Trump said last week he was "fairly close" to an agreement with congressional Democrats that woul...
  • Houston Woman Murders Boyfriend

    HOUSTON--A woman is behind bars after she was accused of killing her boyfriend. 30-year-old Cierra Alexis Sutton stands charged with murder after she was accused of shooting her live-in boyfriend, Steven Coleman in the head, while he was sleeping. Sutton allegedly chopped his body into pieces with a machete and dumped the remains into the dumpsters at her apartment complex. Investigators say on August 16th, Steven Coleman suddenly disappeared. Several days later, neighbors of the ...

  • UHV’s Plancarte named RRAC top defensive player

    UHV goalkeeper Palemon Plancarte has been named the RRAC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. 

  • Riverside Park Still Recovering Weeks after Harvey

    It's been three weeks since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, and the storm left most of Riverside Park with substantial damages. On  Monday morning, we were able to take tour of Riverside park, where trees and debris lined the roadways and golf course.

  • Governor Abbott announces changes to senior staff

    Governor Abbott Announces Changes To Senior Staff AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced changes to his senior staff as the transition to the interim and preparations for the 2019 legislative session begin to take place. 

  • The Children’s Park at Riverside Park re-opens Monday

    YARD WASTE COLLECTION RESUMED TODAY; CHILDREN’S PARK RE-OPENS IN RIVERSIDE PARK AND GOOD PROGRESS BEING MADE ON BRUSH PICK-UP Yard waste collection resumed today. Put your yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. in paper bags, cardboard boxes, or old trash cans on your scheduled yard waste pickup day. No yard waste will be picked up in plastic bags. REPEAT, NO YARD WASTE WILL BE PICKED UP IN PLASTIC BAGS. The Children’s Park at Riverside Park re-opened today! Unfortunately, t...
  • Victoria Municipal Court Jury Trials Cancelled September 20

    (VICTORIA, TEXAS) Jury trials scheduled for 9:30 am on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Victoria Municipal Court are cancelled. Jurors are no longer needed at court. For questions or more information, please call Municipal Court at 485-3050.
  • Red River Street Closed Beginning on September 19

    (VICTORIA, TEXAS) The City will close Red River Street from Patterson Drive to Ben Jordan Street to through traffic to install utilities beginning on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  This closure is expected to take one day; weather permitting. Drivers can expect delays in the work zone and should use alternate routes to get around the work zone if possible. All businesses, residents and parking lots in the construction zone will remain accessible via alternate routes. ...
  • Victoria crime stoppers search for aggravated robbery suspects

    “Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information about an aggravated robbery.  On August 8th at about 10 at night, 2602 E Mockignbird Ln was robbed.  Two black males entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.  One subject was armed with a gun.  The subjects shown in the surveillance video were described as 5’10” or 5’11” and had their faces covered.  If you have information about who committed this crime, please ...
  • Inmate arraigned on eight counts of assault after county jail incident

    An inmate was arraigned on new charges stemming from a Victoria county jail incident last Friday involving a male inmate and seven officers. During a cell check, 19 year old Tyler Shelton was found by officers with a noose like object. After officers rushed in to stop the teen's suicide attempt, he allegedly became belligerent, attacking the officers before being restrained. Seven officials were injured, with four being transported to the local hospital. Chief Deputy Ro...
  • Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Puerto Rico As A Major Storm

    MIAMI (AP) - Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina is canceling his speech before the U.N. General Assembly so that he can return home and coordinate preparations for Hurricane Maria. Medina said in a video announcement that he wants to be in the country and make sure all necessary steps are being taken as the storm passes close to the country. 

  • Last week to put excess garbage in green and yellow carts

    Today is last day for loose plastic bags for household garbage / residents can use recycling cart for extra garbage through next week / yard waste pickup resumes Monday, no plastic bags! 

  • Update: Jerome Ellis murder trial begins; jury selection underway

    The Jerome Ellis murder trial begins today.  Jury trial began this morning with District Judge Eli Garza presiding over the case.  The murder trial of Jerome Ellis began in August 2017 but was postponed. 

  • SBA tops $260 Million in disaster assistance loans to businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Acting Regional Administrator Dorothy Overal of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that SBA has approved $265,581,100 in federal disaster loans for Texas businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey. According to Overal, SBA has approved 226 loans for $20,323,000 for businesses and 2,919 loans for $245,258,100 for residents to help rebuild and recover from this terrible disaster. “SBA’s disaster assistanc...
  • UHV names interim business school dean

    UHV names interim business school dean A former business school dean and financial bond analyst is the new interim dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration. James Jordan-Wagner started his position at UHV on Monday, replacing former dean Farhang Niroomand, who resigned at the end of August to teach after more than eight years of leading the school. 

  • New York City wants to host Amazon's next headquarters

    Consumer spending, which accounts for 70 % of economic activity, fell in august despite gains in some areas. Our Jasmine Haynes explains in today's business report.  Consumers cut back on spending last month by the largest amount in six months.   A big decline in auto sales offset gains in other areas.  

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  • The Texas Zoo hopes to reopen mid-October

    VICTORIA- The Texas Zoo plans to reopen by mid-October. The zoo plans a soft open with many of its 250 animals that have returned since being evacuated during Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Zoo lost four animals due to the storm, including two tortoises and two birds. The zoo provided a Facebook Live tour over the weekend showing much of the facility cleaned and clear, including the gift shop.

  • Northeast Texas man accused of shooting two deputies

    DE KALB, Texas (AP) - Authorities have captured a Northeast Texas man after investigators say he shot two deputies checking reports of his house on fire. The Bowie County Sheriff's Office says both deputies were treated for minor injuries Sunday. Charges were pending against the homeowner.  Chief Deputy Jeff Neal says two deputies responded to a fire in De Kalb, 140 miles northeast of Dallas. The suspect allegedly didn't want the fire extinguished, pointed a gun at officers, then...

  • Harvey's record damage and huge price tag may not bring needed change

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster. 

  • More than 3,000 Texas prison inmates return to Houston-area

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - More than 3,000 Texas prison inmates bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups. 

  • Man accused of shooting two men in Baton Rouge

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A judge has set bond for a white man suspected in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge. District Attorney Hillar Moore told the Associated Press on Sunday evening that Kenneth Gleason, whom police named as a suspect in the shootings, was given a $3,500 bond for the drug charges that police were holding him on. Gleason has not been arrested on any charges related to the killings. 
  • East Football's Huge Comeback

    East football came back twice in the fourth quarter to tie East Central. 

  • First Responders Received Free LASIK Eye Surgery

    "Now on the heels of Hurricane Harvey and all of the things they done again to keep us safe and healthy in the aftermath of this disaster it just been amazing and this is a small thank you,"  said Dr. Boozailes. The Victoria Eye Center received countless stories and videos from the Victoria community for why their first responder should be chosen. Officer Ryan Kelly with Victoria Police Department was shocked when he heard he was selected. "I found out i was ...

  • CANCELLED: Silver Alert on Barry Copenhaver

    If anyone has seen Barry Copenhaver or knows where he is, contact the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office at 361-275-5734.

  • Friday Football Fever Scoreboard

    Here is the Friday Football Fever scoreboard. 

  • East Football Wins In Overtime

    East football made a big rally and won in overtime Friday night. 

  • Goliad Football Wins Big

    Goliad football had a happy Homecoming Friday night.  

  • STJ Football Coach Goes Live On The Fever

    St. Joseph football head coach Mike Hall appeared live on Friday Football Fever. 

  • El Campo Football Downs Calhoun

    El Campo football picked up its first win of the season Friday night. 

  • H.S. Volleyball Scores

    Here are Friday night's area high school volleyball scores. 

  • UHV Soccer Teams Open Season

    UHV soccer started its season in Oklahoma Friday.  

  • Bloomington Residents Come Together in Time of Need

    The Crossroads has been helped by people from many different states. We've seen groups come from Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, to name a few. we went to Bloomington today where a group from Pennsylvania brought some much needed supplies.

  • Victoria and El Campo teachers receive Texas Teacher of the Year Honors

    AUSTIN – The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), which facilitates the Texas Teacher of the Year program, has named Texas’ top teachers for 2018. Marissa Torres, a third-grade teacher from White Settlement ISD, is the 2018 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Tara Bordeaux, a media arts teacher from Austin ISD, is the 2018 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. 

  • Meis and Nguyen named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program

    Vy Nguyen, senior at Victoria West High School, and Calder Meis, senior at Victoria East High School, earned this distinction by placing in the top five percent of the more than 1.6 million students across the nation who took the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT exam. Students who are recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist show exceptional academic promise in the areas of critical reading, mathematics and writing. 

  • Texas economy adds 5,500 jobs in August

    The Texas economy expanded for the 14th consecutive month with the addition of 5,500 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in August. 

  • City of Victoria planning to resume recycle and yard waste pickup

    In anticipation of restarting recycling routes on Monday, October 2, the week of Sept. 18th-22nd is the last week residents can use the green and yellow recycling carts for excess household garbage. 

  • Friday's Question of the Day

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  • Confederate Statue Removed in Dallas

    Crews have removed the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at a park in Dallas. A heavy-duty crane and bulldozer took down the statue at Lee Park Thursday afternoon. On September 7th, the city council voted to remove the statue one week ago... but a U.S. district judge granted a temporary restraining order to stop the removal of the statue until a hearing could take place. The next day, the city filed a response and a judge agreed the removal was allowed to continue. The S...
  • More School Delays in Bloomington

    Bloomington ISD has announced that they will push back their school start date even further. The new start date is September 19, with staff returning the day before. Previously, the start date was for September 18.
  • STJ Volleyball Wins At Home

    St. Joseph volleyball gets a big non-district home win over Shiner St. Paul. 

  • DPS Blood Drive Promotes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. On Thursday, Victoria Department of Public Safety held a blood drive where they promoted Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, Chick-fil-A, Kamin Furniture, and DPS partnered together to support one of Victoria's own.

  • West Football Looks To Improve

    After less than a week of post-Harvey workouts, West football lost its opening game. 

  • East Volleyball's Busy Week

    East volleyball has three district games this week due to Harvey. 

  • Salvation Army provides supplies and care to Victoria

    The Salvation Army continued its disaster relief efforts today, providing supplies and warm meals to Victoria County residents. Since August 30th, the Salvation Army of Victoria has provided over 34,000 meals, 50,000 bottles of fluids and many more supplies to Victorians in need.  

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    • Shelter-in-place lifted after fire at refinery in Southeast Texas

      PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - A fire at a refinery in the Southeast Texas city of Port Arthur sent black plumes of smoke into the air and caused officials to tell people nearby to shelter in place. Valero Energy Corp. spokeswoman Lillian Riojas told The Associated Press in an email that the fire started at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday in a heavy oil tank. She says Valero emergency crews responded and the Port Arthur Fire Department assisted. The city said that the shelter-in-place was lifted by abo...

    • Republican House Speaker Joe Straus calls for removal of a Confederate marker

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War. Republican House Speaker Joe Straus said Tuesday in a letter to state officials that the plaque is "blatantly inaccurate." Straus becomes the most prominent Texas Republican to call for removing a Confederate marker. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said doing so won't erase the past. 

    • Car chase turned foot chase ends near Liberty Academy

      Victoria Police were involved in a chase around 10:10 p.m. The chase began when the driver was pulled over for traffic violations. The man drove his car to the Chateau Apartments, across the street from Faith Academy, where he got out of his car and ran on foot. he was chased down and arrested by officers around 10:25 p.m. We will keep you updated as more information comes in.

    • Three spills reported in Houston toxic waste site

      PASADENA, Texas (AP) - In the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped, three spills were reported at one of Houston's dirtiest toxic waste sites. The spills were reported to a government hotline by the company overseeing the ongoing cleanup at the site, a former petroleum industry waste-processing plant contaminated with a dangerous brew of cancer-causing chemicals. The EPA says it is still assessing the scene. 

    • Undocumented immigrants affected by Harvey turn to churches

      HOUSTON (AP) - Many in the country illegally fear that seeking federal disaster aid after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will result in getting deported, prompting them to turn to places of worship and private charities. They are ineligible for federal aid but may apply on behalf of children with legal status. Parents are warned their information may be shared with immigration officers.      

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