Tag: Houston (Tex)

Fire, Floods and Power Outages: Our Climate Future Has Arrived

SAN FRANCISCO — Now we suffer the consequences. In Northern California, power was cut to more than a million people this week. Near Houston, houses that flooded only two years ago just succumbed again. The South endured record-shattering fall heat waves. In Miami, salt water bubbled through street drains yet again as the rising ocean […]

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The Twist in a Yankees-Astros A.L.C.S. Rematch? Houston Is Even Better This Time

By Tyler Kepner HOUSTON — The favorites are wasting no time, eager to get on with it already. All season, the Houston Astros and the Yankees have seemed destined to clash in the American League Championship Series. Now they are at the doorstep. On Monday afternoon, the Astros will have a chance to finish a […]

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In Houston, a Rash of Storms Tests the Limits of Coping With Climate Change

After Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, Houston jumped to the front of the pack in adapting to the threat of climate change. It passed tougher building codes, offered more buyouts for flood-prone homes and budgeted billions of dollars in new funding for flood control. It even poached a well-regarded urban planner from Los Angeles to […]

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Don’t Mess With Modi in Texas

HOUSTON — Who could resist an audience of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans packed into a Texas football stadium? Not Donald Trump, on the eve of an election year, so he joined the “Howdy, Modi!” party here to proclaim, with the Indian prime minister, a great future of shared values and mutual reinforcement for the world’s […]

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At Rally for India’s Modi, Trump Plays Second Fiddle but a Familiar Tune

HOUSTON — President Trump played second fiddle on Sunday to Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, at a boisterous cultural rally in which the American president was technically just an invited guest. But never one to let a good crowd go to waste, Mr. Trump treated the giant gathering at NRG Stadium in Houston […]

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For These Black Women in Texas, Rodeo Is a Way of Life

Surfacing Raising children, keeping a job and riding horses for a cheering crowd — life on the all-black professional rodeo circuit. Image“I rodeo because I like the competition and the family and the togetherness and the adrenaline rush,” Azja Bryant said.CreditWalter Thompson-Hernández/The New York Times Azja Bryant is a pharmacy technician. Jazmine Bennett works for […]

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Imelda’s Toll in Texas: Flooding, Deaths and Fears About a Bridge

As the remnants of the former Tropical Storm Imelda moved north on Friday, residents in southeast Texas were assessing the damage from a storm that unexpectedly brought an onslaught of rain and flooding and became one the top 10 wettest storms in United States history. The unrelenting rain took many residents by surprise. The storm […]

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Younger Black Voters to Their Parents: Break Up With Joe Biden, I’m Bored

HOUSTON — A groan erupted at a debate watch party at Texas Southern University last week as former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. got a question about slavery and racism and gave an answer about Venezuela and record players. But amid that exasperation, some students channeled their inner Beltway operatives and began a targeted […]

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Tropical Storm Imelda Approaches Houston

Tropical Storm Imelda made landfall in southeastern Texas on Tuesday afternoon and began moving slowly toward Houston, as schools canceled classes and forecasters warned of heavy rain and “life-threatening flash flooding.” Heavy rain was already falling in parts of Houston on Tuesday evening. The National Hurricane Center said that Imelda was expected to dump six […]

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Revisiting Andrew Yang

ImageAndrew Yang beat out some more experienced politicians for a spot on Thursday night’s debate stage. Ruth Fremson/The New York TimesCreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times Early last year, Kevin Roose wrote an article about Andrew Yang’s entry into the 2020 presidential campaign. At the time, Yang’s candidacy was quixotic — he was not well known […]

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The Third Democratic Debate

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Just 10 candidates qualified for the stage in Houston, but that didn’t change some recurring themes: Joe Biden was again the target of fierce scrutiny, and health care was a central point of contention. But what […]

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Andrew Yang Said He Would Give 10 People $1,000 Each Month. Is That Legal?

ELECTION 2020 Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur who has promised to provide every American adult with $1,000 a month if he is elected president, announced at the Democratic debate on Thursday that he would distribute such payments to 10 people for the next year. “It’s time to trust ourselves more than our politicians,” Mr. Yang said […]

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Tonight’s Democratic Debate: Live Updates From Houston

How to watch: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern on ABC, Univision and on streaming services. Moderators: The debate will be hosted by George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis and Jorge Ramos. Candidates: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the entrepreneur Andrew […]

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Tonight’s Democratic Debate: What Time Is It and How to Watch

The debate is 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Houston, and you can watch it on ABC and Univision. It will also be available on streaming services. Ten Democratic candidates will debate: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the entrepreneur Andrew Yang, […]

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A Houston Activist Invited ICE to a Community Meeting. Now, He Faces Deportation.

In August, Roland Gramajo, a Houston businessman and celebrated advocate in the local Guatemalan community, helped organize a town-hall meeting to quell fears about recent federal immigration raids. He invited community activists from across the country. He also invited members of Congress. He even invited officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to talk about what […]

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How We Create Our Catastrophes

Over the past 167 years, 40 percent of all hurricanes that scored direct hits on the United States struck Florida. So it shouldn’t be surprising that Dorian, the latest storm to emerge from the Atlantic, has drawn a bead on Florida’s east coast. As of now, it is expected to land somewhere there on Tuesday […]

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2 Former Houston Police Officers Charged in Connection With Fatal Raid

Two former Houston police officers were indicted on Friday for their roles in a raid that claimed the lives of a local couple, according to prosecutors, who said the officers fabricated information to obtain a warrant that led to the raid. Prosecutors are now reviewing 14,000 cases handled by the narcotics squad involved in the […]

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What Makes an American?

One man likens immigrants to snakes, frets that they will never “go back to their huts,” and insists that they threaten “jobs, wages, housing, schools, tax bills” and more. Another sees a “Hispanic invasion,” fears that it will bring the “cultural and ethnic replacement of Americans,” and warns that the foreign influx endangers “our way […]

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