Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is pushing for Union Pacific railroad to help families who want to move out of the city’s Fifth Ward after a childhood cancer cluster was identified in a new state investigation.
A new investigation was released Wednesday about the rail yard/creosote site in Houston’s Fifth Ward after a cancer cluster was discovered earlier this year.
By the start of 10th grade he was a father. Now Demoine Jones and his son are both seniors. His son is a senior in high school. Demoine is a senior in law school.
Drive-in theaters are gaining popularity during the pandemic. One is open now in the Fifth Ward.
Union Pacific has now until August 31, 2020 to collect additional environmental data and come up with a cleanup plan. The railroad company will also be required to provide interim reports in the spring and summer, throughout their data-collection process.
Police are searching for three male suspects after a man was killed while chasing his stolen truck in Houston's Fifth Ward.
Last year, a study conducted by the Texas State Dept. of Health Services found higher than normal instances of cancer near the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood. The cancer clusters were associated with a former creosote facility, owned by Union Pacific.
Students from the Yes Prep school in Fifth Ward can be seen crossing the stopped train, which is the most dangerous thing about the constant stopping and starting.
Houston police say a suspect who was shot while attempting to break into a house is expected to survive.
The Houston Health Department conducted a survey and found that 43 percent of families in Fifth Ward has a cancer diagnosis.
Harris County will now begin investigating a rail yard site in the Fifth Ward after a cancer cluster was discovered there earlier this year. The measure was approved in Commissioners Court this week.
Lamar Burks says he was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1997 and high-profile attorney Ben Crump says he's going to get him an evidentiary hearing.
Fifth ward recovery - Rashi Vats