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Thief caught on camera in La Porte

The La Porte Police Department is asking for help from the public in identifying a serial burglar. Investigators are calling the man the "Goatee Bandit." The burglar is wanted for at least two burglaries and is a person of interest in several other attempted La Porte burglaries. He's also believed to be involved in a [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 October 10th, 2017|La Porte News, Theft|0 Comments

Harris County DA stops prosecuting drug cases with small amounts

The Harris County District Attorney's office has stopped prosecuting drug cases that involve a minuscule amount of drugs, which are often referred to as trace cases. The office will be prioritizing more substantial crimes instead in an effort to make better use of their resources. These cases are those in which cops find drug residue [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Drugs|Comments Off on Harris County DA stops prosecuting drug cases with small amounts

Suspect in DUI crash that severely injured La Porte mother turned himself in

The suspect in a DUI crash that severely injured a La Porte woman has turned himself in. James Hutchins, 27, demolished the SUV of Kelley Schoppe on September 6. She was on her way to deliver cookies to nurses working overtime in the aftermath of Harvey. Hutchins has been charged with intoxication assault as a [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Car Accidents, Public Intoxication, Texas DUI/DWI|Comments Off on Suspect in DUI crash that severely injured La Porte mother turned himself in

Potential spills at Texas Superfund site after Harvey

The Associated Press reports that local officials reported a spill at a Houston-area Superfund site after Hurricane Harvey. According to the report, PRP Group led a cleanup team that called an emergency federal hotline to report a spill in the Vince Bayou, which is near the U.S. Oil Recovery Superfund site. The company reported two [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Potential spills at Texas Superfund site after Harvey

Shell restarting Deer Park refinery

Royal Dutch Shell Plc began the process of restarting its 325,700 barrel per day Deer Park refinery on Monday night. Shell was restarting the Deer Park refinery's 270,000 bpd DU-2 crude distillation unit, which is the larger of the two CDUs at the Deer Park refinery. Shell shut down the refinery on August 27 due [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Deer Park News|Comments Off on Shell restarting Deer Park refinery

Petrobras restarts Pasadena refinery

A Petrobras refinery in Pasadena, Texas, restarted their operations over the weekend. The weather and flooding conditions after Hurricane Harvey improved, and the plant was able to start once again. The refinery plans to be back to normal operations by the end of the week according to a Petrobras spokesperson. The plant in Pasadena has [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Houston News, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Petrobras restarts Pasadena refinery

La Porte “Chemical Emergency” is contained

La Porte firefighters and a hazmat team contained a chemical spill yesterday after a ruptured pipeline in the petrochemical district led to a shelter inside warning. Around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, residents of Baytown, La Porte and Shoreacres were given orders to shelter in place, which means they were told to stay inside, shut off [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Houston News, La Porte News|Comments Off on La Porte “Chemical Emergency” is contained

Lockdown at Pasadena schools after shots fired

Two schools in Pasadena, Texas, were on lockdown yesterday after shots were fired. Pasadena police investigated reports of shots fired in the neighborhood near Lomax Middle School and Pasadena Memorial High School. Both schools were put on lockdown as a precaution. The lockdown was later lifted, and all students were safe, according to the Pasadena [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Pasadena Texas News, Shooting|Comments Off on Lockdown at Pasadena schools after shots fired

Mom and sons shot in La Porte domestic dispute

A mother and her two sons were shot this weekend in a domestic dispute in La Porte, Texas. Police responded to reports of gunfire in La Porte just off Spencer Highway Sunday night around 9:12 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found a 50-year-old woman, a 26-year-old man and a 14-year-old with gunshot [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, La Porte News, Pasadena Texas News, Shooting|Comments Off on Mom and sons shot in La Porte domestic dispute