Wednesday morning weather forecast

There will be less rain in the forecast, but there will still be a few pop-up showers mainly with the heating of the day. It gets a bit hotter by the end of the week with highs near 95 and heat index values near 106. It is officially summer and it’s going to feel like it. Look for more widespread showers starting on Sunday.

Rockets get 2nd pick in the NBA Lottery Draft

The NBA draft is a little more than a month away, but on Tuesday night, the order for the picks was determined. And with Hakeem Olajuwon on hand as good luck, the Rockets nabbed the second overall pick.

New political party arrives in Texas

SAM which stands for Serve America Movement has arrived in the Lonestar state. The party which strives to be made up of diverse voters say they want to appeal to the nearly 40% of moderate thinkers across the country who want common sense and majority-driven policy in place. The party's chairman is former Florida congressman David Jolly. The former Houston mayoral candidate Bill King will serve as founding chair of the Texas branch. FOX 26 political reporter Greg Groogan debriefs anchor Kaitlin Monte about the group's appeal and future hurdles.

Millions of dollars in rent help still available for Houstonians

More than $100M dollar is still available for eligible residents in the Houston area as part of the city and county's joint rent relief efforts. The fund which was a direct response to the pandemic started with more than $159M and so far, has helped more than 28,000 families. Requirements have also changed, and your landlord no longer has to sign up first in order to be eligible. You can apply online at

Report finds complaints skyrocketing about payment apps

Complaints have skyrocketed more than 300% during the COVID-19 pandemic about digital payment apps like CashApp, Venmo and Zelle, according to a new report. FOX 26 Houston Consumer Reporter Heather Sullivan has tips on how to protect your money.

Second person charged in murder case of Samuel Olson

Authorities say they’ve charged a second person in connection to the case of Samuel Olson, 6, who was first reported missing but later found dead. FOX 26 Houston’s Maria Salazar has the full story and what the family had to say.

Advancements in psychedelic therapy

More patients are turning to ketamine treatment to help with conditions like severe depression. FOX 26's Chelsea Edwards talks about advancements in psychedelic therapy at the new Field Trip Health.

Benefits of Pre-K and kinder early learning

More than half of families haven't made a final decision about where their kids will attend school in August, according to a new survey. That’s why local nonprofit Families Empowered is hosting a free Pre-K and kindergarten fair.