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Harris County

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  • FEMA Criticized

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is being criticized for it's response to Hurricane Ike. FEMA is said to have lied about the speed at which it could respond to the storm. US Rep. Nick Lampson, (D) Texas says "Today we learned that instead of...
  • More FEMA Supplies being distributed in Houston

     The City of Houston and Harris County opened their first Points of Distribution locations on Sunday night, only one day after one of the worst hurricanes to hit East Texas. In addition to the 5 sites that opened on Sunday afternoon, 14 more POD sites...
  • Harris County Evacuation Procedures

    With Hurricane Ike heading toward Texas, Brazoria and Harris Counties are getting ready. If needed Brazoria County would call for an evacuation 48 hours before landfall, while Harris County would evacuate 36 hours before the eye of the storm came ashore....
  • Harris County Keeping All Eyes on Ike

    Harris County is getting ready for Hurricane Ike even though by Tuesday evening it appeared the storm would not make a direct hit. County Judge Ed Emmett says the emergency operations center at Transtar will switch to around the clock status on...
  • Woman Critically Burned Speaks Against Drunk Driving

    Law enforcement will be out in full force this holiday weekend. Officers will be looking for drunk and dangerous drivers. Police will be enforcing the "No Refusal Program." If drivers are pulled over but refuse to submit to a blood sample, a Harris County...
  • Harris County Prepares for Gustav

    As Hurricane Gustav churns closer to the Gulf Coast, Houston Mayor Bill White says city leaders are prepared if the storm heads our way.   "Emergency responders are working hard," said Mayor White.   Harris County Judge Ed Emmett announced the...
  • President Surveys Ike Damage

    President Bush viewed the devastation in Galveston first hand Tuesday and is instructing island residents to stay away. Bush flew over the devastation onboard Marine One shortly after Air Force One Landed at Ellington Field. When he landed he was as he...
  • Final Chance to Vote Early in Election '08

    A record number of Harris County voters will nearly equal the total number of people who cast ballots in the 2004 presidential election. That's according to Hector DeLeon of the Harris County Clerks Office. "At this point we've voted over a half million...
  • Free Crisis Counseling for Texans Affected by Hurricane Ike

    AUSTIN, Texas - Often, after a major disaster, people who suffered losses and damage to their homes or businesses just need someone to talk to, especially if they are feeling confused, anxious or angry. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and...
  • Voters Explain the Rush to the Polls

    Voters turn out in droves for a unique election, breaking records state-wide on the first day of early voting. "I think this will be a very crucial election," said Donna Campbell, a McCain Supporter. "It makes me feel like I have a voice, that I'm...
  • Perry Rips FEMA, Says Texas Does it Better

    FEMA trailers that have never come to Galveston, and debris that still hasn't been removed are just two of the things that have Texas Governor Rick Perry upset with the federal government's response to Hurricane Ike.  "We know how to run our states better...
  • Texas Law Enforcement Takes a Bite Out of Dog-Fighting Ring

    Thanks to a tip, police agencies from Harris County to Tyler County took a bite out of what could be one of the biggest dog-fighting rings in the country. They seized more than 100 pit bulls and other breeds today, and arrested eight people, including...