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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

Deer Park chemical fire intensifies overnight

Two more chemical tanks caught fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co. overnight in Deer Park. The intensification of the fire occurred after water pressure dropped. Eventually water pressure was restored, and emergency crews continued to battle the fire overnight. Most of the chemicals identified in the fire are used to produce gasoline. Short-term exposure to the [...]

By |2019-03-19T15:01:59+00:00March 19th, 2019|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Deer Park chemical fire intensifies overnight

Houston woman offering $1K reward for stolen puppy

Grecia Solano of Channelview found her bedroom window busted in when she returned home from work Tuesday afternoon. She said that her 3-month-old miniature poodle Watson had been stolen rather than electronics or jewelry. Surveillance video from Solano's home shows a man coaxing Watson into his arms and then leaving with the dog. Solano has [...]

By |2019-03-12T17:32:35+00:00March 12th, 2019|Houston News|Comments Off on Houston woman offering $1K reward for stolen puppy

Formaldehyde truck overturns in La Porte

On Friday a formaldehyde truck overturned in La Porte, which blocked Fairmont Parkway for the morning commute. Officials said there was no danger to the public, but the accident caused traffic snarls on Friday morning. A hazmat crew was on the scene as a precaution. According to the CDC, formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas [...]

By |2019-03-05T14:18:48+00:00March 5th, 2019|La Porte News|Comments Off on Formaldehyde truck overturns in La Porte

Three people die in cargo jet crash

Three people aboard a cargo jet that crashed in a bay near Houston, Texas did not survive. The cargo jet had been contracted by Amazon. The Boeing 767 jetliner was flying from Miami to Houston when it plunged into Trinity Bay near Anahuac Saturday afternoon. According to officials, the prospect of anyone surviving the crash [...]

By |2019-02-26T16:43:10+00:00February 26th, 2019|Houston News|Comments Off on Three people die in cargo jet crash

Deer Park man slapped 12-year-old alleged bully

James Peace, a 37-year-old Deer Park dad, was arrested for slapping a 12-year-old boy over the weekend. He's been charged with injury to a child under 15. According to the victim, he and his friend were walking home from school in the 2800 block of Santa Fe. A man pulled up to them, and they [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:15:16+00:00February 19th, 2019|Deer Park News|Comments Off on Deer Park man slapped 12-year-old alleged bully

La Porte students return to class after suspected case of measles

According to the school district, a pre-kindergarten student at La Porte Elementary School is suspected to have measles. Measles is highly infections, and it's commonly spread through coughing and sneezing. The CDC says that symptoms of measles begin with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. A few days after initial symptoms, [...]

By |2019-02-13T15:31:24+00:00February 13th, 2019|La Porte News|Comments Off on La Porte students return to class after suspected case of measles

La Porte teacher accused of making porn visible in classroom

A La Porte High School teacher is on administrative leave after allegedly making pornographic material visible while teaching class. According to district officials, the incident happened on January 15. The circumstances surrounding the incident weren't immediately clear. Officials say there may be video of the incident on social media. The incident was handed over to [...]

By |2019-01-29T16:00:04+00:00January 29th, 2019|La Porte News|Comments Off on La Porte teacher accused of making porn visible in classroom

Man accused of impersonating ISD official

A man has been accused of impersonating a Pasadena Independent School District official in early December. Alfonso Lira, 27, has been accused of trying to enter an administration building. According to court documents, he left several voicemails claiming to be the "district owner" and a "trustee." He also allegedly threatened to fire several people and [...]

By |2019-01-22T14:46:09+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Man accused of impersonating ISD official