Gov. Abbott OKs Harris County Flood Control Bond Election After Harvey FloodingGov. Greg Abbott has granted Harris County's request to hold an August special election in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects.
Residents Critical Of Program To Repair Harvey-Damaged HomesSome Texas homeowners who have participated in a state-run program to repair homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey say their houses are worse off than before.
Hurricane Names Harvey, Irma, Maria And Nate Being RetiredThe names of four deadly hurricanes that slammed parts of the United States, Central America and the Caribbean last year are being retired.
Harris County Plans Billboard Campaign To Push Flood Insurance After HarveyThe Harris County Flood Control District estimates more than 80 percent of the county's 1.4 million buildings lacked flood insurance when the storm devastated the region.
Houston Approves New Post-Harvey Flood Construction RuleUnder the rule, new structures in the 100-year and 500-year flood plains would be constructed 2 feet above the ground or above the projected water level in a 500-year flood, an event in which 17 to 19 inches of rain falls in 24 hours.
Houston Delays Vote On New Building Regulations After HarveyCity leaders have delayed a vote on new building regulations that will dictate how high new homes and other structures must be elevated to avoid floodwaters.
EPA Finds Harvey Damage At Houston Superfund SiteThe Environmental Protection Agency is ordering companies responsible for cleaning up a Houston Superfund site flooded during Hurricane Harvey to immediately address damage to a protective cap and subsequent high levels of waste material detected in a sediment sample from the site.
Harvey Recovery Czar Faces Limits To 'Future-Proofing' TexasThe man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn't empowered on his own to reshape flood-prone Houston or the state's vulnerable coastline, which has been walloped by three major hurricanes since 2006.
Funeral Wednesday For Houston Officer Who Died In FloodingThe officer became trapped in his patrol car in a flooded highway underpass while heading to work before dawn on Aug. 27.
Houston Students Start Classes After Delay Due To HarveyStudents at more than 240 of the Houston school district's 284 campuses started classes on Monday.
House Sends $15B Harvey Aid Bill, Debt Hike To Trump To SignThe House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump.
Harvey's Floodwaters Give Way To Festering Piles Of GarbageHarvey's record-setting rains created heaps of ruined possessions that now line entire neighborhoods, some nearly up to the rooftops of the homes that were swamped.

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