Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “To put it bluntly, Trump is losing most battles, but the Democrats are losing the war. The House has already approved Trump’s proposal for excessive funding for the…

Homeowners join lawsuit against Crosby chemical plant that burned after Hurricane Harvey

Eleven plaintiffs and a new defendant were added Wednesday to a lawsuit against Arkema Inc., an international chemical company whose plant near Houston spewed clouds of smoke from a series of chemical…

Homeowners join lawsuit against Crosby chemical plant that burned after Hurricane Harvey

Eleven plaintiffs and a new defendant were added Wednesday to a lawsuit against Arkema Inc., an international chemical company whose plant near Houston spewed clouds of smoke from a series of chemical…

Winter forages can reduce costs and boost cow/calf weight gains, experts say

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Banta, 903-834-6191, jpbanta@ag.tamu.edu; Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Planting successful winter forage pastures can reduce supplemental feed costs and boost cow/calf…

New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building grand opening celebrated at College Station

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sept. 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on…

New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building grand opening celebrated at College Station

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sept. 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on…

EPA approves expedited loan funding for Harvey-related water projects

The Environmental Protection Agency this week approved a request from Texas officials to expedite funding to help local governments restore water and wastewater systems damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Texas…

EPA won't release benzene levels collected post-Harvey; private tests show elevated levels

As a longtime resident of Manchester, Guadalupe Hernandez is used to the chemical smells that waft through his southeast Houston neighborhood, a low-income, predominantly Hispanic community near a Valero Energy…

Houston's 'flood czar' says Harvey has brought the city to a decision point on flood control

When we caught up with Houston’s newly-appointed “flood czar” last year, he told us he had no money and no staff. That’s still largely the case, Stephen Costello told us in…

US producer prices rose in August as energy costs shot up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher energy costs led to prices at the wholesale level rising in August at the fastest pace in four months. Source: Business – The Eagle

Post-Harvey, Houston officials hope Congress is up for funding Ike Dike

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not…

Texas GOP leaders pushing for high-dollar, long-delayed flood infrastructure projects

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for the construction of flood control infrastructure in the Houston area — things he said should have been built “decades…

At peak performance, Summit will perform 200 million billion operations a second and require as much energy as a decent-sized city. Source: Science News

In post-Harvey Houston, extent of water contamination largely unknown

When Houston-based epidemiologist Winifred Hamilton spent a few days in the field last week collecting samples of the abundant floodwater Tropical Storm Harvey had left in its wake, she was…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  As Texans begin to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, it is an important time to remind the public they must call 811…

Chinese company takes stake in Russian oil producer Rosneft

GENEVA (AP) — A Chinese company will take a 14 percent stake in Russia’s powerful state oil company for 7.5 billion euros ($9 billion), illustrating the growing cooperation between the…

What lessons will Houston-area officials learn from Harvey? History gives us a clue

A growing chorus of voices — from scientists to some government officials to members of the public — say big policy changes need to be made in the Houston region after Hurricane…

Slideshow: Digging out from Hurricane Harvey

Across Southeast Texas and along much of the Texas Gulf Coast, residents are returning to cities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. And flooding still remained in some areas of the state…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Commissioner Ryan Sitton released the following statement regarding the status of Texas’ gasoline supply in the wake of Hurricane Harvey panic buying: “Texas’ energy infrastructure…

First responders sue Harvey-flooded plant after chemical fire

Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. Seven first responders filed a lawsuit Thursday against the company whose Crosby, Texas, plant broke out in a series of chemical fires…