Articles by Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune

Texas Governor, Officials Urge Feds to Clear Way for Harvey Money

A growing chorus of high-ranking Texas officials is calling on the federal government to establish rules that will allow for the flow of $4.3 billion to the state for Hurricane Harvey recovery. Texas has been waiting a year for the …

Bill Would Prevent Texans from Unknowingly Buying Homes in Flood-Prone Areas

State Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, has legislation that would require sellers of residential properties to notify buyers if a property is located in a flood-prone area — and whether it has previously flooded. Senate Bill 339 would change a provision …

Texas Senate Panel: Feds Paid Most of Harvey $2.7B Recovery Cost so Far

Hurricane Harvey recovery will end up costing the state as much as $2 billion, according to a report released Nov. 30 by the Texas Senate’s budget-writing panel, although it said costs may fluctuate based on how much help it receives …

Report: Hurricane Harvey Was a Sign of Things to Come, Climate-Wise

Texas should brace for more — and worse — Hurricane Harveys, according to a major scientific report made public on Nov. 23 by the Trump administration. Based on the research of hundreds of government and academic scientists, including several in …

Army Corps, Texas Officials Propose Sweeping Hurricane Protection Plan

Following years of research, studies and public debate, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — in partnership with the state’s General Land Office — has recommended a multi-billion-dollar project that would protect the Houston area and its massive industrial complex …

Army Corps Preparing its Own Hurricane Protection Plan for Houston

Later this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will recommend a multi-billion-dollar plan to help protect the Texas coast — the Houston area in particular — from hurricanes. When it will become a reality, however, is anyone’s guess. The …

More Than $5B Headed to Texas for Flood Control Projects

Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey dumped historic rains on Texas, the state will receive more than $5 billion for a range of flood control projects, repairs and studies, the Trump administration announced on July 5. The bulk of the …

Texas GOP Leaders Push for Expensive, Long-Delayed Flood Infrastructure Projects

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texas 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 and decades ago” — including a coastal …