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300 Homes, Buildings Damaged by Tornadoes in Louisiana

Though tornadoes were reported in Arkansas, Lousiana and Texas over the Easter weekend, in the South Central region, northern Louisiana bore the brunt of the storm system that swept across the South on Sunday. The weather service reported multiple tornadoes …

Judge Rules Army Corps Not Responsible for Harvey Flooding Damage

A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn’t liable to damage to thousands of Houston homes that were inundated by two federally owned reservoirs in the days following Hurricane Harvey because they would have flooded regardless. …

Report Shows Fire at Texas Facility Caused by Equipment Failure

A fire at a Houston, Texas-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday by local and federal investigators. The report by …

3 Hurt At Texas Chemical Plant Hit By Two Massive Explosions

Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant last week, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile radius from …

EPA Eases Safety Requirements Enacted after Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Days before President Barack Obama left office in 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule aimed at preventing tragedies like the 2013 explosion and fire in the tiny Central Texas town of West that killed a dozen first …

Woman Awarded $37M by Texas Jury over Seat Belts

A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash. Sarah Milburn sued the automaker over its seatbelt design after her Uber driver ran a red light …

Houston City Council Pulls Plug on Proposed Robot Brothel

A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders. Houston’s City Council on this week updated one local ordinance to specifically ban individuals from having sex with an “anthropomorphic device,” …

Texas Workers’ Comp Fraudster Sentenced for Double Dipping

A Travis County, Texas district court has sentenced Gary Hunt of Austin on workers’ compensation fraud charges. Hunt reported a job-related injury while working as a sales coach for Radiant Plumbing Service Inc., and claimed he was unable to work …

Conservative States Like Oklahoma Balk at Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana

Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s proponents had even included a two-month deadline for the implementation …

Tropical Weather System Drenches South Texas, Flooding Reported

The entire Texas coastline has been drenched this week with heavy rains resulting in flooding in many areas with several cities reporting rainfall totals in excess of 12 inches. The Insurance Council of Texas is issuing a reminder that record …