Monthly Archives: June 2013

Railroad safety drive aims to reduce crossing wrecks

Trains and motor vehicles co-exist uneasily in Houston, where increasing road and rail volumes threaten to aggravate the problems created when road traffic meets track. A series of underpasses and street closings east of downtown represents the latest effort to … Continue reading

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West turns from talk of tragedy to rebuilding town

Debbie Keel was a newborn in 1959 when her father carried her into the red brick house at Sycamore and Davis where she would spend her childhood. About four years later, a fertilizer plant was built about two blocks away, … Continue reading

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Grand Parkway segment on pace for December opening

Jeff Volk is overseeing construction of a lengthy segment of the Grand Parkway, but sometimes the work happens too quickly for him to keep up. “I was through here an hour ago, and it was open,” Volk said as he … Continue reading

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Folks in West are feeling betrayed by the feds

Nearly two months ago, an explosion at a fertilizer plant rocked residents here, ravaging their little Texas prairie town and leaving 16 people dead. This week, it was a denial of public assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that … Continue reading

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Tying trails together takes time

At first, a bridge across Brays Bayou was a simple fix to a parking problem in Mason Park east of downtown, Houston parks officials said. Seven years later, it’s still a way for soccer players and fans to find a … Continue reading

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