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Southwest Airlines has a relief flight headed to Houston Hobby Airport carrying 10,500 pounds of food for the Houston Food Bank and 100 airline workers who will give employees at Hobby a break in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The North Texas Food Bank said Monday that the...
The Attorney General warns Ike evacuees not to be victimized again when they get home. Ike evacuees won’t be the only people returning to the impacted area once it’s safe, scam artists will be there too "promising to provide repair services for you, taking out old carpet,...
AISD officials are preparing to welcome kids whose families have been forced out of towns in southeast Texas because of damage from Hurricane Ike. Several school districts in the Houston-Galveston area have announced they will be closed through this week, and possibly longer, so...
Brendan Hanson won the gold for his leg of the men's 400 medley relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He says during a flight from Philadelphia back to Austin his gold medal went missing. Hanson claims the last time he saw the medal was as a TSA official checked his back-pack as...
Governor Perry hears from Austin shelter residents, trying to answer their questions and listen to their fears. The Governor says the number one fear is uncertainty. "Some people don’t have any idea whether they have lost everything that they have…uprooted by an act of God…a...
Black smoke in the third floor of the Marriott Residence Inn in downtown Austin Monday afternoon summoned crews from two fire stations. "The hotel was testing a generator and the exhaust pipe overheated and caused a fire in the third-floor roof decking," says Palmer Buck, of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government will offer a three month moratorium on mortgage foreclosures that are insured by the Federal Housing Authority to residents living in Texas and Louisiana disaster areas. This is one of several disaster assistance programs the federal...
HOUSTON (AP) - State transportation officials advised Hurricane Ike evacuees to stay put as some major roads n the Houston-Galveston area remain clogged with water and debris. The Texas Travel Information Center said Monday ``to expect extremely long delays and fuel shortages...
ORANGE, Texas (AP) - Texas evacuees: ``Stay where you are.'' That's the advice today from Governor Rick Perry to people who evacuated parts of southeast Texas that were later devastated by Hurricane Ike. Perry says first responders and other emergency workers are too busy -- to...