Cajun Navy

Dog saved from Houston flood water may have a new home

HOUSTON - From dog paddling through flood water one day to walking around a dog park the next.<p>Perhaps a pup rescued during Wednesday’s deluge should …

Extreme Weather

Researcher: Culture affects flood resiliency

Research conducted by an LSU student indicates that cultural and social factors influence the flood resiliency of at-risk coastal areas of Louisiana, …

Native Americans

Potential for heavy rain triggers PTSD, anxiety among Harvey victims

A recent study by the UT Health Center finds 18 percent of Harris County residents -- which is more than 800,000 people -- are dealing with serious …

Mental Health

Trump's Harvey remark causes stir in Texas. Claims 16,000 watched Hurricane Harvey from their boats.

The top story on the front page of today’s Houston Chronicle is about another looney Trump conspiracy theory pouring from his fevered brain that even …

Extreme Weather

Trump's remarks on Harvey rescues raise eyebrows in Texas

"People went out in their boats to watch the hurricane. That didn't work out too well."

Extreme Weather

14-year-old charged with capital murder in Chinatown shooting

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A 14-year-old boy has been charged with capital murder in the April shooting death of a woman outside of her Chinatown home, …

Gwen Stefani

Enjoy fourth of July fireworks on the Hill at Valley Ranch Town Center

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The Signorelli Company, developer of 240-acre Valley Ranch Town Center, will host a grand opening celebration for the retail …

Gwen Stefani

Ohio State University to expand aid initiative to regionals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University plans to expand a financial aid program from its main campus to include regional campuses.<p>The university …

Ohio State University

Storms rumble through Houston area Sunday night

30 percent chance of rain on Monday<p>Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Strong storms have developed across southeast Texas Sunday evening, causing power outages …

Gwen Stefani

Houston-area's Top 10 elementary schools, ranked by the annual Children at Risk ratings

Image 1of/14<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The <b>annual Children At Risk ratings are out</b>, and a familiar name has returned to the top of the Houston-area's elementary …

Top 10

Fundraisers to help America's Cajun Navy

- For days, they served as volunteers all over the Houston area. Harvey affected many people in our community, but it also brought a lot of …

Extreme Weather

Texas man sentenced to prison for Kansas crash that killed 3

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for causing the 2016 crash deaths of a mother and her two …

Crime

Holder clarifies stance on out-of-state college students

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder is clarifying his comments about college students who vote in New Hampshire.<p>The state …

New Hampshire

Lawsuit says Kansas district violated students' free speech

SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit accuses a Kansas school district of violating students' free speech rights during a nationwide protest of gun …

Middle School

Heroes from Hurricane Harvey get their own mural in the Westchase district

Image 1of/64<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Work is underway on a new mural dedicated to Houston's Hurricane Harvey heroes in the Westchase district. Artist Larry …

Extreme Weather

Slideshow: How many counselors does your school district have for students?

Image 1of/28<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Houston-area school districts don't have nearly enough counselors to meet the needs of students, falling far short of …

School Districts

Cajun Navy leader arrested on contractor fraud charge

A Louisiana man who founded Cajun Navy 2016, a volunteer flotilla renowned for responding to natural disasters, has been arrested on a charge he …

Business

Founder of Cajun Navy 2016, State of the Union guest accused of contractor fraud, blames 'miscommunication'

Jon Bridgers, founder of Cajun Navy 2016 and an invited guest at the president's State of the Union Address in January, was arrested Wednesday on a …

U.S. Politics

Cajun Navy 2016 founder accused of contractor fraud in rebuild of flood-damaged home: report | NOLA.com

A man known for founding the Cajun Navy 2016 to respond to the tragic floods that year is accused of committing contractor fraud during a project to …

Baton Rouge

Helping America's Cajun Navy

- The self-proclaimed 'Bubbas in bass boats' were everywhere and quickly earned the admiration and affection of the pretty much everyone in the …

Extreme Weather

800-pound animal escapes from zoo enclosure; 2 injured

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An 800-pound zoo animal rammed its way out of its enclosure and ran around a Rhode Island zoo for an …

Gwen Stefani

Legislation inspired by 'Cajun Navy' to coordinate volunteer rescues nears final passage

The Cajun Navy and other groups that volunteer during disasters could coordinate with state emergency leaders and gain access to some equipment under …

Extreme Weather

How One Woman Helped Save People During Hurricane Harvey with Just Her Phone and a Laptop

Safe at home when Hurricane Harvey hit, one East Texas woman was desperate to help her neighbors. Then she turned on her computer—and began saving …

Lifestyle

Bar can refuse service to Trump supporter, judge says

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>NEW YORK (AP) — A Trump supporter who sued a New York City bar for discrimination after he was thrown out for wearing a "Make …

West Village

Legislation inspired by 'Cajun Navy' to allow state coordination with disaster volunteers heads to Senate

The Cajun Navy and other groups that volunteer during disasters could coordinate with state emergency leaders and gain access to some equipment under …

Extreme Weather

Watch Donald Trump hail the Cajun Navy in White House ceremony | NOLA.com

The Cajun Navy, that loosely organized bunch of Louisiana boaters who rescue people from floods, got a shout-out from President Donald Trump at a …

Donald Trump

Trump Lauds Houston Astros and Singles Out Audience Members for Response to Hurricane Harvey

On Monday, the World Series champion Houston Astros attended a visit at the White House where President Donald Trump applauded the players' and …

Extreme Weather

Houston Astros honored at the White House for World Series victory

The Houston Astros were in Washington, D.C. for the team's first-ever White House visit.<p>The team was invited to the White House to celebrate their …

Donald Trump

All-star from Puerto Rico skips Astros’ trip to White House

All-Star Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa skipped his team’s visit to the White House on Monday.<p>Correa, who is from Puerto Rico, did not join …

Puerto Rico

WATCH LIVE: Trump Hosts 2017 Houston Astros at the White House

And members of the Cajun Navy who helped rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey.<p>Watch LIVE as President Trump hosts the 2017 World Series Champion …

Conservative View