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Thieves steal $10,000 worth of equipment and tools from Pasadena residents

Pasadena police are looking for three men who stole more than $10,000 worth of equipment and tools from three Pasadena residences. Cameras show the thieves pulling into the Pasadena neighborhood around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. They broke into two work trucks in the neighborhood. A third neighbor's truck was targeted in the theft as well. The [...]

By |2019-05-28T13:48:22+00:00May 28th, 2019|Theft|Comments Off on Thieves steal $10,000 worth of equipment and tools from Pasadena residents

Person of interest questioned in Pasadena gym rape cases

Pasadena police say that they're interviewing a person of interest related to a string of women who were attacked after leaving gyms. Thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip, police say they were led to the suspected vehicle. At the time of the tip the vehicle was parked at the 5800 block of Alvarado Drive. Several [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:41:52+00:00May 21st, 2019|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Person of interest questioned in Pasadena gym rape cases

Pasadena officer in the hospital after being hit by another officer

A Pasadena police officer is recovering in the hospital as a result of being accidentally struck by another police officer. The incident happened Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of a fire station. The officers were on the way to help a La Porte police officer who got into an altercation with a man in [...]

By |2019-05-14T13:23:44+00:00May 14th, 2019|La Porte News, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Pasadena officer in the hospital after being hit by another officer

Chevron buys Pasadena refinery

Chevron closed a $350 million deal to buy the Pasadena refinery owned by Petrobas last week. Petrobas is the Brazilian state oil company. The 466-acre Pasadena complex is Chevron's first facility in Texas, second facility on the Gulf Coast. The refinery can process more than 100,000 barrels a day of light crude oil. The Pasadena [...]

By |2019-05-08T12:05:37+00:00May 8th, 2019|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Chevron buys Pasadena refinery

Woman injured, teen in CPS custody after Pasadena carjacking

A violent carjacking in the Pasadena area left a woman injured and a teen in CPS custody. The carjacking occurred around 1 a.m. on Axilda Street near Vinett Street on the morning of April 30. According to reports, a 29-year-0ld woman and a 16-year-0ld runaway arrived at a home in the neighborhood when several people [...]

By |2019-04-30T14:42:52+00:00April 30th, 2019|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Woman injured, teen in CPS custody after Pasadena carjacking

Dow locks out workers at Deer Park plant

A Dow Chemical subsidiary has locked out more than 200 workers at its chemical plant in Deer Park. Negotiations for a new labor contract broke down Monday, according to the company and the union. Dow and United Steelworkers Local 13-1 have been in contract talks for the Deer Park site since February 14. The employees [...]

By |2019-04-23T13:22:46+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Deer Park News|Comments Off on Dow locks out workers at Deer Park plant

La Porte business losing thousands daily due to fire cleanup

The owners of the popular Monument Inn say the ITC fire is costing them $22,000 a day. Their street is closed to customers while cleanup continues as a result of the fire. Bob and Ann Laws filed damage claims against ITC as the restaurant's insurance company has refused to cover losses. As of earlier this [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:24:22+00:00April 16th, 2019|La Porte News|Comments Off on La Porte business losing thousands daily due to fire cleanup

Tornado confirmed in Pasadena

The National Weather Service has confirmed that some of the damage from Sunday's storms came from a tornado. The EF-1 tornado touched down in Pasadena on Shaver Road near Fairmont Parkway. According to the NWS, the tornado lasted two minutes and traveled 30 yards. The tornado's top speed was 90 mph. Trees and power lines [...]

By |2019-04-09T16:01:39+00:00April 9th, 2019|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Tornado confirmed in Pasadena

Investigations begin to find cause of petrochemical disaster

United States investigators are hoping to enter the site of the ITC storage facility in Deer Park, Texas, this week. They hope to find a cause for the disaster and to determine if the operator followed safety regulations. Fumes from benzene-containing fuel and fear of more fires have kept investigators out of the site. Investigators [...]

By |2019-04-02T15:57:34+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Investigations begin to find cause of petrochemical disaster

Texas sues Deer Park petrochemical company

The state of Texas is suing Intercontinental Terminals Company for violating the Texas Clean Air Act. The lawsuit is related to the giant fire at the company's Deer Park petrochemical facility. In addition to the state, four La Porte residents have sued ITC. They're seeking damages of more than $2 million. The U.S. Chemical Safety [...]

By |2019-03-26T13:11:02+00:00March 26th, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Texas sues Deer Park petrochemical company