Union Pacific Railroad has announced they will be coming to select homes near the former Houston Wood Preserving Works site to collect soil samples.
A Union Pacific spokesperson said these recent state findings were given to the Houston Health Department in January 2023, but were never released to the public. Residents say it doesn't change the company's responsibilities to the community.
The EPA has issued new orders for Union Pacific. The company will now have to run another round of tests in and around Kashmere Gardens.
She was just 13 years old when she was shot on her school bus, heading home from Lanier Middle School on Halloween 1997.
Authorities say the three were linked to a carjacking somewhere in the Harris County Pct. 4 area but when they tried pulling over the vehicle, the driver sped off.
After the Houston Health Department released findings of a toxic compound, Dioxin, in soil samples near the Union Pacific Railyard in Kashmere Garden, residents are calling on the state to perform more tests.
A major effort is getting launching to address poverty, unemployment, and crime in District B.
Officials say six horses managed to survive but about 15-20 were killed as a result of the fire and a firefighter was also injured after he was kicked by one of the animals.
According to a press release, health officials found in their test samples a highly toxic chemical compound called dioxin, which is said to be associated with cancer and other serious health risks.
At 15 he had his son. Both ended up seniors at the same time, one in high school, and one in law school. Days after the dad passed the bar however, his son passed away.
Remember the Houston man who was a teen dad and both father and son ended up seniors at the same time? One in high school, the other in law school. The father has passed the bar exam, but his son has now passed away.
Longtime residents in the Kashmere Gardens area say this is the best news they’ve heard in a while.
The statement says that Harris County Attorney Christian D Menefee, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will submit notices of intent to sue.
"It's heartbreaking to know that it took this long for real action to take place," said 5th Ward resident Joetta Stevenson.
A major initiative is underway to identify homes in Fifth Ward that have lead in the drinking water and some have already tested positive.
A teen is at a Houston hospital after being shot multiple times across the street from Kashmere High School.
According to Houston police, the teen reported that he heard gunshots but didn't see anyone and then felt the pain in his leg.