Officials considering downtown Houston for immigrant children’s shelter

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A building in downtown Houston may end up housing unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border, or children separated from their undocumented adult family members. The building is the former Star of Hope Women’s and Children’s Facility at the corner of Prairie and Emancipation Avenue. The non-profit Southwest Keys confirmed to Eyewitness News that they intend to open the facility to house up to 240 young children. Regarding downtown Houston facility for separated children: @TexasDFPS says it has received application seeking to serve 240 boys and girls from 0 to 17 years old from Southwest Keys. State is reviewing the application. See full statement in pic… Read More

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Trusted General, Cosmetic and Pediatric Dentistry Available for San Marcos, TX Patients at Clear Springs Family Dentistry

SAN MARCOS, Texas, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Clear Springs Family Dentistry, located in Kyle, TX, has announced openings for new patients from the San Marcos area who are seeking general, cosmetic and pediatric dentistry in a modern, comfortable, compassionate environment. Led by highly-credentialed dentist, Dr. David McIntyre, the practice regularly offers a wide range of services. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), approximately one in five individuals has not been evaluated by a dentist in five years. The hope of dentists like Dr. McIntyre is to bring more people into their offices to discover the value of oral healthcare. Because of Dr. McIntyre’s years of expertise and training,… Read More

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Emotionally drained, financially strapped: How Texas teachers weathered the school year after Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON — On a bright Thursday in April, in Alief Independent School District’s Mata Intermediate School, sixth-grade teacher Justin Williams walked to his classroom door from the hallway and crooked a finger, beckoning a gangly 13-year-old to come outside. A teacher had caught Mekhi Coleman goofing around with another student, the two playfully kicking each other when they were supposed to be quietly marching to their next class. Williams stood close to Mekhi. “Tell me what happened.” “We were just joking around. We weren’t trying to hurt each other,” Mekhi said softly. “How can we fix it?” Williams asked, prompting Mekhi to think of an appropriate consequence. The 26-year-old social… Read More

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Hurricane Harvey has increased homelessness in Houston

Last August, Hurricane Harvey set records as the costliest hurricane in history and the wettest tropical cyclone ever in the U.S. The storm displaced more than 30,000 people, many of whom are still struggling to recover in the aftermath. A new report from The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County documents the notable increase in homelessness since the devastating hurricane. The results of the Coalition’s Point-In-Time Homeless Count and Survey, which occurred from January 23 to 25 of this year, were released during a “State of Homelessness” panel discussion at the Junior League in downtown Houston on May 23. More than 4,100 people were surveyed to gather data for… Read More

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Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Market Is Expected to Touch US $180 Billion by 2020

This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire Houston, TX — (SBWIRE) — 05/21/2018 — The real estate and rental and leasing sector is part of the financial activities supersector. The Real Estate and Rental and Leasing sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in renting, leasing, or otherwise allowing the use of tangible or intangible assets, and establishments providing related services. Some Of The Key Vendors In The Real Estate Business are Central General Development CO., Ltd., Equity Residential, Grainger Plc, Dalian Wanda Group, LeadingRE, Aston Pearl Real Estate and other smaller companies dealing in urban and sub urban areas of megacities and possess huge market caps in terms of business.… Read More

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Investors snap up Harvey-flooded homes

Investors large and small are snapping up thousands of properties flooded by Hurricane Harvey. From billion-dollar Wall Street funds to mom-and-pop flippers, they’ve already purchased at least 5,500 flooded homes, often for dimes on the dollar. In the process, they are transforming some Houston neighborhoods into block after block of rentals. They’re interrupting county plans to buy out flood-prone properties. And they’re leaning on the taxpayer-funded National Flood Insurance Program to protect them from future floods. "All we’re doing is perpetuating a cycle of flooding," said Harris County Flood Control District operations chief Matt Zeve. Small and mid-sized private companies have dominated the post-Harvey market so far, some sending in… Read More

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TX: Necropsy Confirms That Puppy Suffocated on United Flight from Houston

May 03–The death of a 10-month-old puppy on a United Airlines flight March 12 was caused by suffocation, according to a new report. The cause of death was detailed in a necropsy from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., ABC 7 reported. The death of the frenchie, Kokito, captured headlines around the globe after its owner was told by a flight attendant at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport to put the dog and its carrier in an overhead bin. By the time the plane landed at New York’s LaGuardia, the puppy was dead. "He was smart, intelligent," owner 11-year-old Sophia Ceballos told ABC 7. "He was one of a kind." The airline… Read More

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City says housing development in west Houston meets new floodplain standards

HOUSTON – The Houston City Council unanimously backed a plan Thursday to build hundreds of homes in a west Houston floodplain. The decision comes after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said developers met and exceeded new, stricter flood development standards. The homes will be built on the site of the former Pine Crest Golf Course near Gessner and Clay roads. Houston City Council approves 500-year floodplain regulation Residents who live downstream are not happy about the decision, saying they’re worried they could suffer more flooding. On Wednesday, Houston City Council approved a measure regarding funding that would make it easier for developers to build roughly 900 homes. "If you meet the… Read More

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George H.W. Bush Falls Seriously Ill; Hospitalized In Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Former president George H.W. Bush was admitted to Harris Methodist Hospital on Sunday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, per a statement from his office Monday afternoon. The statement went on to say the 41st president is responding to treatments and he appears to be recovering. His wife of 73 years, Barbara Pierce Bush, died last Tuesday at her River Oaks home. A service was held for her on Saturday, and she was laid to rest at the Bush Library and Museum in College Station Saturday afternoon. Patch will update this story as more details emerge. Related Stories Barbara Bush, Former First Lady, Dies… Read More

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Houston Manufacturing Jobs: 781 Openings

HOUSTON, TX — If you’re looking for a job, there are hiring managers in Houston who want to hear from you. There are nearly 800 manufacturing jobs in the Houston area that need to be filled this week, and you can see them all in the Houston Patch Jobs Guide from our friends at ziprecruiter.com. Pacific Technical Resources, LLC Houston, TX, USA IT/Engineering Recruitment Professionals "Helping to build Great Companies and Great Lives" Outstanding direct hire career opportunity for Composite Aerospace Manufacturing Manager with Active Secret … Manufacturing experience required ADDITIONAL: * Minimal travel required * Ability to work additional hours as needed Company Description For over 10 decades, The… Read More

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