Woman found dead in hot condo during power outage

HOUSTON, TX – Residents of a 1960s-era condo complex off Bissonnet Street are grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, which left a trail of debris and knocked out power more than a week ago. One resident, Chesley Krohn, described the situation as dangerous during an interview outside his home. Tragedy struck the neighborhood on Tuesday as Houston Fire Department and EMS personnel were called to the scene near noon. Upon entering an upstairs unit, …

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Second suspect arrested in ambush killing of deputy

HOUSTON, TX – In a significant development in the case of a Houston-area deputy’s ambush killing, authorities have arrested a second suspect. Dremone Francis, 26, has been charged with capital murder for the death of Harris County Deputy Fernando Esqueda. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed Francis’ arrest and booking into the Harris County Jail on social media. The arrest of Francis follows the apprehension of Ronald “Ronnie” Palmer Jr., 44, who was also charged with capital …

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Power Outages in Houston Spark Investigation and Demands for Immediate Action

Dallas, Texas – Nearly a week after Hurricane Beryl struck Texas, leaving around 270,000 homes and businesses in the Houston area without power, Governor Greg Abbott called for an investigation into the utility company responsible for the slow restoration efforts. CenterPoint Energy, serving the nation’s fourth-largest city, has faced mounting scrutiny over its response and preparedness for the storm that caused prolonged power outages amid blistering summer temperatures. Governor Abbott emphasized the necessity for Gulf …

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Houston Grid Denied $100M Funding By Feds – Impact on Beryl Recovery

Houston, Texas residents were left reeling after the federal government denied CenterPoint’s request for $100 million to strengthen the power grid in 2023. The decision came amid concerns about the grid’s vulnerability to extreme weather events, like the recent Category 1 Hurricane Beryl that caused significant damage on the city’s west side. With Hurricane Beryl exposing weaknesses in Houston’s infrastructure, officials are now faced with the challenge of finding alternative ways to prevent future power …

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500,000 Houston Homes Without Power Until Next Week: Devastating Aftermath of Hurricane Beryl

Houston, Texas – Half a million homes and businesses in the Houston area may be without power until next week due to the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl. The region is facing challenges accessing basic necessities like fresh food, air conditioning, and safe drinking water. The devastation caused by the hurricane has led to significant power outages in southeast Texas, leaving over 1 million customers in the dark. The outages have severely impacted critical infrastructure such …

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Power Outage Crisis in Houston: Half a Million Without Power Until Next Week amid Sweltering Heat

Houston, Texas – Half a million homes and businesses in the Houston area may be without power until next week, leaving residents struggling to cope with the sweltering summer heat. The power outages stem from Hurricane Beryl, which wreaked havoc across southeast Texas, resulting in at least 10 deaths in the state. As the region grapples with the aftermath of the storm, residents are facing challenges accessing essential resources such as fresh food, air conditioning, …

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Generator Haves and Have-Nots: The Hurricane Divide in Houston

Houston, TX – As Hurricane Barry made its way towards Houston, Texas, residents found themselves divided by a crucial question: who has access to a generator? The looming threat of power outages left many scrambling to ensure they had a backup plan in place. In a city where hurricanes are a recurring reality, the availability of generators can make a significant difference in how residents weather the storm. Those with generators often feel a sense …

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Tropical Cyclone Beryl’s Trail of Destruction: 6,000-Mile Journey Leaves 1 Million Without Power in Houston

Houston, Texas – As Hurricane Beryl dissipates into a post-tropical low-pressure system in southern Canada, the aftermath of its destructive path continues to linger. The storm, which began its journey more than two weeks ago, has left over 1 million Houston-area customers without power and led to severe damage in various regions it passed through. Beryl, a long-lived and exceptionally strong system, made a historic march through the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the United States, …

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Deputy shot and killed by suspect on the run

HOUSTON, TX – A manhunt is underway for a suspect after a Harris County deputy was fatally shot while on duty Wednesday night. The fallen officer, identified as Deputy Fernando Esqueda, was a five-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and served on the Violent Person Task Force. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez expressed his condolences, emphasizing Deputy Esqueda’s dedication and sacrifice. Authorities have identified Ronnie Palmer, 44, as a person of interest in the shooting. …

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Houston Power Outage Crisis: 2M Without Power After Hurricane Beryl Hits

Houston, Texas – Over 2 million residents in the Houston area are currently without power as Hurricane Beryl continues to wreak havoc in the region. The storm has caused widespread power outages, leaving residents struggling to cope with the aftermath. The impact of the power outages is being felt across various parts of the city, affecting businesses, schools, and households. Many residents are facing challenges in accessing essential services and are dealing with the discomfort …

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