Road Work Information 

Major Freeway Closure: I-10 Downtown Houston

A complete closure of I-10 between US-59 and I-45 will be taking place this weekend, 9/22 – 9/25.  Prepare for major traffic delays if you have any plans of traveling in vicinity of downtown Houston. This will effect traffic flow in both directions.  The closure will continue until 5:00 AM Monday morning.  Alternate routes such as Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway are recommended.       IH-10 KATY HOTSPOTS Status Location Lanes Affected Duration Description Detour Map Eastbound and westbound from IH-45 NORTH to IH-69 EASTEX Total Closure Closed continuously…

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2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Information News 

Fiat Chrysler Recall: 494,000 Ram Trucks – Fire Hazard

Statement: Water Pump September 19, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 443,712 U.S.-market heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks to inspect and replace, if necessary, their water pumps.   Affected are model-year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs.   Customer feedback prompted an FCA US investigation that discovered certain trucks are equipped with a water-pump bearing that, after exposure to certain conditions, may overheat and potentially cause an engine-compartment fire.   FCA US is unaware of any…

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Pearland Suspicious Person / Vehicle Information News Videos 

Suspicious Person / Vehicle: Pearland Area

Pearland Police Department has issued a suspicious circumstance report.  A patrol officer was flagged down in the 2300 block of Golfcrest.  The 13 year old plaintiff reported that a Hispanic male, driving a white van, stopped and asked him to help find a lost dog. The child walked away from the van and the suspect drove off.  There is no report of attempted abduction or sexual exposure. Pearland Police Department would only like to speak with the driver of the vehicle.  Surveillance video was obtained, which shows the white Chevrolet…

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Properties Flooded to Prevent Reservoir Failure: Harvey – 2017 Rain Event

Houston recently learned a lesson the hard way. After years of sprawling growth, under some of the most relaxed building and zoning codes. Houston and surrounding cities are starting to experience the effect this urban expansion has caused to our watersheds. The Upper Cypress Creek, Addicks and Barker watersheds accumulated 35 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey’s slow crawl across Texas. The Addicks reservoir at peak released 7,000 CFS while Barker was at a rate of 6,300. A total combined release of 13,300 CFS all flowing into the Buffalo Bayou….

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Texas Health & Human Services - SNAP Benefits Information News 

Hurricane Harvey – Texas Announces Disaster SNAP Food Benefits

Texans who receive SNAP benefits will be receiving additional funds onto their SNAP cards. Those in the declared disaster areas will also be able to purchase hot food until the end of September. Here is the direct response issued by the Texas Health & Human Services representative Carrie Williams : “Texas Announces Food Benefits for Victims of Hurricane Harvey   Friday, September 1, 2017 Charles Smith, Executive Commissioner Contact: Carrie Williams, 512-424-6951 Texas today announced it is providing a surge of food benefits to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients in the…

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Harvey Flood 2017 - Trash Removal Information News Videos 

Debris Removal Guidelines and Trash Pickup Schedule

Here is a great image diagram to assist survivors in their cleanup effort. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (SWMD) COLLECTION SCHEDULE DUE TO FLOODING AUGUST 25-30, 2017 August 30, 2017 – KESE SMITH To address the disaster debris created by Hurricane Harvey, the Solid Waste Management Department will be suspending some of its collection services, specifically, yard waste, recycling and junk waste/tree waste. Department operations are to be focused on the current public health issues confronting the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. Services for self-serve operations will be…

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Addicks and Barker Reservoir Information News Videos 

Voluntary and Mandatory Evacuations in Harris County

The Harris County Emergency Management Office has issued new voluntary and mandaroy evacuations for residence within the Barkers and Addicks area. More information can be found at ReadyHarris.org . HOUSTON – Under State law, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has issued a mandatory evacuation order for about 4,600 homes already flooded by water in west Houston. The limited mandatory evacuation has been issued ONLY for flooded homes in the following areas: From State Highway 6 east to South Gessner From Interstate Highway 10/Katy Freeway south to Briar Forest A map of the impacted area is below….

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Gas Gouging - Houston Flood 2017 Information News Videos 

Have you fallen victim to fuel price gouging?

A facebook user has reported falling victim to price gouging at a local Mesquite Chevron gas station. The receipt posted shows Mr. Flores paying $5.199 Gallon for unleaded regular fuel. Here is a link to the Chevron Store’s Facebook Page They are also listed on YELP* Be sure to report price gouging to the Attorney General of Texas. Report Price-Gouging: Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Toll-Free Hotline Call: 1-800-621-0508 Email: consumeremergency@oag.texas.gov

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Curfew Information News 

Houston & Surrounding Cities: Curfews In Effect

The following Cities have lifted the Curfew: Alvin Chambers County Pearland Webster The following Cities still are under a Curfew: Houston from midnight until 5 A.M. – until further notice. Port Arthur put a curfew in place from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. until further notice. The city of South Houston has a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m., until further notice. Friendswood has enacted a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., until further notice. The City of West University Place said the city has issued a mandatory curfew from…

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TWC Information News 

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Aid Available in 29 Texas Counties

Those who were not able to go into work during Hurricane Harvey, due to the widespread flooding are eligible for assistance through the Texas Workforce Commission. All individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted should reach out before September 27th, 2017. A total of 29 counties is currently listed as qualified under the current Disaster Declaration. Applications can be submitted online or through the TWC Tele-Center. The full press release from TWC is posted below:  Eligibility If you are eligible for regular benefits, we must pay those benefits before taking…

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