Governments, business and residents have been affected. Many worked through the early part of the week to prepare to ride out the storm. The storm…


Every summer, the City of Houston offers cooling centers for people who don’t have access to air conditioning. For the seventh year, Reliant Energy has joined with the city to open additional “Beat the Heat” locations and help fund window units for eligible Houstonians. Reliant President Jason Few says they’re donating $20,000 to buy as […]


Via: With the summer right around the corner it’s important to know and follow the necessary safety rules when dealing with summer time fun in the water to protect your little ones. “41% of children aged 7-17 years and 17.4% of adults in the United States, swim at least six times per year,” according […]

Via: We cannot always protect our children from every possible threat, but we can help them feel more secure. One way to do this is by making a Ready-Steady Emergency Kit.

via: Trying to assess the importance of the United Nations’ upcoming celebration of the global population reaching 7 billion is sort of like trying to assess the meaning of life. Read More

via: CONROE, Texas – Houston Mayor Annise Parker says the only way for the city to beat the heat and keep the water flowing is to enact mandatory water restrictions. Mandatory Water Restrictions: The Stage Two water restrictions go into effect next week. That means residents will only be able to water their […]

via: Tunica, Mississippi (CNN) — An agonizing three weeks await the residents of three southern states as a historic flood crest slowly worked its way downstream Thursday toward New Orleans along the Mississippi River. Read More

HOUSTON—Traveling carnivals frequently set up shop in vacant parking lots along Houston’s highways. They’re a magnet for kids, but they can also be dangerous. Kelly Huff, 15, lost her life at a carnival near Victoria when she was crushed by a piece of a ride that came loose in January of 2008. “She was inside […]

How safe are your kiddies online? Some would argue, not safe enough.  Facebook in the UK has agreed to a panic button. The button, aimed at children and teenagers, will send an alert to both Facebook and a government child protection agency.

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MAYORAL RACE Budget crimps goals for public safety By JAMES PINKERTON   Via: The Houston Chronicle The Chronicle will profile the four major candidates for Houston’s mayoral race — Peter Brown, Gene Locke, Roy Morales and Annise Parker — beginning Monday. Whoever takes the helm at City Hall will navigate a shoal of public […]