Intercontinental Terminals Company faces five misdemeanor counts of water pollution in the aftermath of a plant fire in March that resulted in toxic chemicals leaking into Houston-area waterways and caused local schools to close and residents to be told to stay indoors.
Flash flooding last week in Fort Worth that resulted in 45 weather-related emergency calls highlighted the city’s biggest water problem, but the cost to fix it won’t be cheap – an estimated $1 billion, on top of the $1.17 billion being spent on Panther Island, a controversial economic development project also promoted as a help in alleviating flooding caused by the Trinity River.
A Dallas woman has told KXAS-TV in North Texas that she was a victim of mail-in ballot fraud, after a man who had ordered and collected mail-in ballots for her in the past told her this time she had to change her vote.
An article in the Texas Observer has raised questions about whether the property tax relief measures that elected state leaders are pushing would be necessary, if loopholes were closed that allow big corporations to reduce their tax liabilities to the state.
Six women stood on the University of Texas at San Antonio campus on Wednesday, holding posters listing the names of seven men they accused of sexual assault or dating violence, the San Antonio Express News reported.