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High water locations across Houston

High water locations across Houston

The following are roads reported to have high water. Stay with ABC-13 Eyewitness News and abc13.com for the very latest on our flooding situation.
Maria Sharapova advances to third r...

Maria Sharapova advances to third round of French Open

Maria Sharapova easily got past Vitalia Diatchenko to advance to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday.
Flash Flood Warnings all across vie...

Flash Flood Warnings all across viewing area

A Flash Flood Warning for Chambers, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller County has been extended until 9:15am.
Juan Uribe bids adieu to Dodgers wi...

Juan Uribe bids adieu to Dodgers with trade to Braves apparent

Dodgers infielder Juan Uribe said Tuesday night he was told a trade with the Atlanta Braves would be made official either later that night or Wednesday morning.
FIFA Officials Arrested Over Allege...

FIFA Officials Arrested Over Alleged $150M Bribery Scheme

Swiss authorities arrested officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body, in connection with a federal corruption investigation.
Feds Reach Settlement to Overhaul C...

Feds Reach Settlement to Overhaul Cleveland Police

The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the city over police conduct that has shown a "pattern and practice" of unnecessary force.

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Exclusive: Energy company CEO steps...

Exclusive: Energy company CEO steps down

The CEO of Houston-based Nine Energy Service LLC is no longer with the company, a company spokesperson told the Houston Business Journal. Nine Energy Service is a total well-completions, products and wireline services platform company for drilling throughout the U.S. and Canada. It was formed through acquisitions of several other companies by Houston-based SCF Partners, a private equity firm. The company was officially formed in 2013, but only announced its presence June of last year. Paul Butero?
3 consultants who've been there wei...

3 consultants who've been there weigh in on crisis communications

It was business as usual for Blue Bell Creameries, until it wasn't. Something could happen to your company at any moment, and even with the upmost care and prevention, a crisis could strike. Thankfully, there are plenty of consultants, representatives and public relations experts who know how to handle everything from a recall to an oil spill. We found the best of the business and asked them their Tweetable advice summed up in 140 characters or less. A crisis has happened at your company, now what? ?Don?t?
Top Houston energy CEOs will take y...

Top Houston energy CEOs will take your questions June 18

Whether you're in the energy industry or not, a lot of Houston businesses have a lot riding on how well it does. And right now, concerns are high. Should you keep hiring or hit the brakes? Do you move forward on capital expenditures or postpone? Is this the right time to consider M&A? Got Energy? Sign up for our Energy Inc. newsletter here The four energy experts we've lined up for our June 18 Energy Conversation may not be able to answer all your questions but they can shed valuable light?
Exclusive: Energy tech company rais...

Exclusive: Energy tech company raises $1.1 million, eyes overseas expansion

Houston-based Innowatts LLC is fresh off a $1.1 million raise, which closed in April, and now it's ready to expand abroad. The company uses smart meters planted inside homes by utility companies to track usage data. Based off that usage data, Innowatts then recommends a different, low-cost energy plan. "Seventy percent of energy consumers are subsidizing 30 percent of the high-use energy users," Siddhartha Sachdeva, CEO and founder of Innowatts, told the HBJ. "The way utilities go about managing?
New brewery to open in north Housto...

New brewery to open in north Houston

Houston craft beer lovers will soon have another local brewery to try out. Spindle Tap Brewery LLC, which does business as SpindleTap Brewery, plans to open a new tavern and brewery in September, co-founder Cameron Banks told the Houston Business Journal. Start your day with Houston Business Journal news in your inbox. Sign up for Morning Edition here. The brewery will be located on part of a 70,000-square-foot warehouse at 10622 Hirsch Road, which is also the headquarters of Houston-based?
What makes Houston so attractive (a...

What makes Houston so attractive (and ugly) for on-demand delivery

Houston's seen plenty of on-demand delivery services in the last year, starting with grocery-delivery company Instacart, to courier services, to alcohol on-demand. The concepts are pretty straight-forward. Users can order something, be it groceries, beer or documents, via their smartphone, tablet or Web browser. In a short amount of time, that service or product is delivered to you if you're within the company's delivery range. Costs might be slightly higher to compensate the driver, but these services?

Chron sports

Stephen Curry’s fall offe...

Stephen Curry’s fall offers reminder that basketball isn’t immune to concussions

By Ron Kroichick Stephen Curry?s harrowing fall Monday night in Houston did more than scare his teammates and Warriors fans ? it also re-ignited the conversation about concussions in sports. Most chatter in recent years has focused on the long-term risks for football players who sustain head injuries. But as Curry?s crash to the hardwood painfully illustrated, basketball is not immune to the complicated debate. Curry was not diagnosed with a concussion after his injury, which occurred when he leaped in the air to try to block a shot during the second quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Instead, Curry flipped over Houston?s Trevor Ariza, twisted awkwardly [...]
Astros score four unanswered in...

Astros score four unanswered in closing frames to top Orioles

BALTIMORE ? This is one 30th celebration where nobody?s longing for years past. No Astros team has reached 30 wins faster than this year?s club, reaching the milestone Tuesday night at Camden Yards with a 4-1 win over the Orioles. Just two years ago, the ?Stros finished the entire season with 51 wins. Now, at 30-17 and with the calendar still in May, they stand as the only American League team to reach 30 victories. ?That?s good,? manager A.J. Hinch said with a little smile. ?We need more wins, but that?s a good accomplishment.? The Astros have been better than anyone tacking on runs from the seventh inning on, and [...]
Rockets-Warriors Game 4 becomes...

Rockets-Warriors Game 4 becomes ESPN’s most-watched of the playoffs

The Rockets? win-or-go-home victory Monday night was ESPN?s most-watched NBA playoff game of the season, with an average audience of 8.28 million viewers, up 59 percent for Spurs-Grizzlies Game 4 in 2013 and 29 percent from 6.42 million for Spurs-Thunder last year on TNT. The 5.0 Nielsen household rating compared to 3.2 for the 2013 game and 4.2 for the 2014 game on TNT. In San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, the 19.5 rating was the best ever for an NBA game on an ESPN network dating back to 2003. The game rated 14.1 in Houston, but power outages likely limited the audience. Only 688 Nielsen-metered homes reported in for Monday compared to [...]
49ers QB Colin Kaepernick apolo...

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick apologizes for ‘insensitive’ Houston flood post

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick apologized Tuesday afternoon for a questionable Instagram post about the flooding that hit the greater Houston area late Monday and early Tuesday. Kaepernick has recently adopted the hashtag #7tormscoming as his mantra. He then invoked that in the following Instagram post (which he later deleted): After deleting that post, he offered this clarification/apology: Finally, Kaepernick offered a full-fledged apology on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/qRDIjVdGUc ? Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 26, 2015 Kaepernick and the 49ers will visit Houston for the teams? Aug. 15 preseason opener. It?s a safe bet his thoughts on the Houston flood will be revisited then.
Dwight Howard cleared to play i...

Dwight Howard cleared to play in Game 5; category-1 flagrant foul vs. Bogut stands

By Jonathan Feigen and Jenny Dial Creech Rockets center Dwight Howard was cleared to play in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals after the NBA ruled that his flagrant foul in Game 3 would not be upgraded. Howard was assessed a category-1 flagrant foul for striking Warriors center Andrew Bogut as they headed up the floor in the third quarter on Monday. The NBA ruled Bogut was holding Howard and that Howard was trying to break free. Had the NBA upgraded the foul to a category-2 flagrant foul, Howard would have automatically been suspended for the next game. A catergory-2 flagrant foul does not come with an automatic suspension [...]
Rockets, Warriors avoid flood d...

Rockets, Warriors avoid flood delays

The Rockets and the Warriors were able to leave the Toyota Center and avoid the severe weather on Monday night. Rockets coach Kevin McHale said that all his players made it home safely during or after the storms that surged through the area overnight. ?I live a block and a half away from the arena so I was able to make it home pretty easily,? McHale said. ?Last thing I heard was Dwight was the last one to leave late because he lives the furthest away.? The Warriors got on their team bus immediately following the game and made it back to their hotel a few blocks away with no [...]

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Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.

Washburn Tunnel Opens – T...

Washburn Tunnel Opens – This Forgotten Day in Houston

May 27, 1950: On this day, the Washburn Tunnel opened to traffic underneath the Houston Ship Channel. By way of this two-lane underwater way, you can get from Galena Park to Pasadena without taking a ferry. The tunnel was named after Harris County auditor Harry L. Washburn, and it cost $7.5 million to build. The Washburn Tunnel is the only underwater passage currently operating in Texas. Spanning 3,791 feet, it?s four times the size of tallest building in Houston, the JP Morgan Chase Tower. On the top of the tunnel, there are three fans that exchange air every two minutes to keep out high levels of carbon dioxide. Every twelfth [...]
Spring man arrested in ISIL case

Spring man arrested in ISIL case

Asher Abid Khan, a 2013 graduate of Klein Oak High School, is charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The criminal complaint accusing him of working with ISIL from December 2013 through December 2014 was announced in a news release issued by Ken Magidson, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, along with John P. Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security, and Perrye K. Turner, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Houston division. The federal investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force focused on Khan and a friend - identified by his initials and the probable pseudonym of "Abdullah Ali," who is described in the complaint as a Mexican convert to Islam. According to the complaint, he also said that he was "sad" that he lives "comfortably while [his] brothers are in so much hardship." According to the criminal complaint, family members told Khan that his mother was in the hospital.
Court won't lift hold on Obama imm...

Court won't lift hold on Obama immigration action

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has denied a request to lift an injunction blocking President Barack Obama's executive action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation. In a split decision, two of three judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled to leave the injunction in place, finding that Justice Department attorneys had not done enough to disprove that Texas and 25 other states suing the government lack standing. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen found the Obama administration had not followed federal rule-making procedures when it announced plans to expand the 2012 program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which offers deportation reprieves to some young immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
Scene of stranded motorists like '...

Scene of stranded motorists like 'Walking Dead' episode

The heavy thunderstorms in the Houston area were an especially unwelcome surprise for families attending HISD's first graduation ceremony of the season, for the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The sky was overcast shortly before 7 p.m. Monday when guests arrived at Jones Hall downtown, but cell phones soon began beeping with emergency weather alerts, said Jay Aiyer, who was watching his nephew graduate. The student dancers and musicians continued performing, with Superintendent Terry Grier in the audience, as sheets of rain soaked the roads. The Houston Independent School District initially said classes would be delayed by two hours Tuesday, posting the alert on Twitter at 4:33 a.m. About half an hour later, the district announced that schools would be closed.
House to debate campus carry bill

House to debate campus carry bill

AUSTIN - The state House on Tuesday is scheduled to debate a controversial bill that would allow licensed gun owners to bring their concealed handguns into college buildings and dormitories. Senate Bill 11 by Granbury Republican Brian Birdwell, known as the "campus carry" bill, would extend where concealed handgun license holders could bring their guns on Texas' public college and university campuses.

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