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Mayors of Pasadena and Deer Park issue emergency declarations

The mayors of both Pasadena and Deer Park have issued emergency declarations as the coronavirus pandemic threat continues to escalate. The emergency declarations give the cities flexibility in overseeing large gatherings. All Deer Park's indoor parks and recreation department programs as well as facility rentals will be canceled through March 31. Deer Park and Pasadena [...]

By |2020-03-24T13:00:11+00:00March 24th, 2020|Deer Park News, Pasadena Texas News|0 Comments

Houston-area schools offering free meals amid Coronavirus concerns

As Houston-area school districts have closed amid concerns of the Coronavirus, many are offering free meals for their students. HISD along with the Houston Food Bank offered food distribution Saturday morning at Cesar Chavez High School. While social distancing is required many schools are offering curbside pickup options. Families who choose to walk rather than [...]

By |2020-03-17T13:55:40+00:00March 17th, 2020|Houston News|0 Comments

Police find body of 27-year-old in Pasadena

Police have begun an investigation after finding a body in the breezeway of a Pasadena apartment complex. The body of the 27-year-old man was found early Monday morning in the breezeway of a building located at the Bryton Hill Apartments on Richey Street and West Jackson Avenue. A neighbor found the body and called the [...]

By |2020-03-10T14:55:32+00:00March 10th, 2020|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Police find body of 27-year-old in Pasadena

Men escape truck before it rolls into a creek in La Porte

Two men were in an accident in La Porte and managed to escape from their truck before it rolled into a creek. Both men are expected to be okay. The men were on Highway 225, and the vehicle swerved to miss another accident. Another driver hit them and sent their Chevy off the road and [...]

By |2020-03-03T15:18:05+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Car Accidents, La Porte News|Comments Off on Men escape truck before it rolls into a creek in La Porte

Wreck kills passenger in Pasadena

A passenger was killed in Pasadena in a three-way accident Monday evening just before 9 p.m. The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Texas Highway 225 not far from Beltway 8. Three vehicles were involved in the accident. A passenger from one of the cars was pronounced dead on the scene. Two other people [...]

By |2020-02-25T15:47:55+00:00February 25th, 2020|Car Accidents, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Wreck kills passenger in Pasadena

Nearly a dozen tankers bring cancer-causing chemical to Deer Park monthly

A chemical company in North Carolina called Chemours was caught discharging GenX, an industrial byproduct, and it showed up in the drinking water. The chemical is now being brought to Deer Park each month by the company. GenX is used to make Teflon and other products such as fast food wrappers. Its trade name is [...]

By |2020-02-18T15:56:46+00:00February 18th, 2020|Deer Park News|Comments Off on Nearly a dozen tankers bring cancer-causing chemical to Deer Park monthly

High levels of benzene found near six Texas refineries

In 2018 a leak at an oil refinery in Pasadena led to the release of thousands of pounds of toxic pollutants. Among the toxic pollutants included around 8,000 pounds of cancer-causing benzene. The Pasadena refinery is one of 10 from across the United States that exceeded the EPA's action level for benzene as of September [...]

By |2020-02-11T16:32:01+00:00February 11th, 2020|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on High levels of benzene found near six Texas refineries

Man escapes handcuffs, steals police vehicle

A man is back in custody after he stole a police SUV and led police on a chase that ended in a crash in Pasadena. The incident started near Highway 225 as a traffic stop and ended around 2:30 a.m. Friday on Highway 228. The Pasadena Police Department said they took a man into custody [...]

By |2020-02-04T14:16:31+00:00February 4th, 2020|Car Accidents, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Man escapes handcuffs, steals police vehicle

Chemical incidents at La Porte plant

A series of "chemical incidents" were reported at the ALTIVA Chemical Complex in La Porte last Monday morning. Flaring and odors were noticed as a result of the chemical incidents. The La Porte Chemical Complex is the largest merchant producer of specialty and custom phosgene derivatives in North America. The complex is located at 1901 [...]

By |2020-01-28T15:53:08+00:00January 28th, 2020|Chemical Plant Accidents, La Porte News|Comments Off on Chemical incidents at La Porte plant

Pasadena man accused of continuously sexually assaulting child

Pasadena police are hoping that the public can help them find a man accused of continuously sexually assaulting a child. Eric Short, 36, is wanted for continuous sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a child and possession with intent to deliver. Short is described as a white male, is 5'11" and weighing at [...]

By |2020-01-21T18:10:51+00:00January 21st, 2020|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Pasadena man accused of continuously sexually assaulting child