Harvey Can’t Keep Halloween Down! Donation Drive Collects 900 Costumes for Kids

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Halloween costume drive benefiting children impacted by Hurricane Harvey has already distributed more than 900 costumes, and they're still accepting donations. One organizer, Becky Schmidt, says that donated costumes have overtaken the bottom story of her home. Schmidt has organized the following drop-off locations, which are open until October 13: 2815 Texas Laurel Dr (Firethorne)... Read More

Houston Police Chief Acevedo on Gun Control: ‘If Not Now, Then When?’

HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says inaction on gun control has "failed thousands of families" and is urging people to take a stand against gun violence following the mass shooting in Las Vegas a week ago. Acevedo tweeted Sunday: When will we stand up and say enough?" He says he has "spoken out against gun violence," and... Read More

All 5 Living Ex-Presidents to Attend Hurricane Relief Concert

President Barack Obama stands with former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, on Thu., April 25, 2013 All five former living presidents will attend a concert in Texas to raise funds for relief from Hurricanes... Read More

How Las Vegas Massacre Changes the Way Officers Police

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- In light of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, law enforcement across the nation are on high alert, and making changes to the way they police. Right now police from around the world are in Houston. Officers from London, Russia and Mexico are here for the annual Problem Oriented Policing Conference. We're referring businesses -- schools,... Read More

Houston Church Encouraging Survivors to Share Their Stories of Harvey

HOUSTON- It’s one thing to have faith. It’s a whole different thing to feel like you’re completely alone. But in sharing their stories of the storm, one family is finding out we’re all in this together. Bound by their belief, The Community of Faith feels more like a family than a church. People are suffering beyond our comprehension,” said Bishop... Read More

Residents Warned Not to Dump Harvey Debris in Unauthorized Dumpsites

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Harris County strongly urges residents to avoid creating debris stockpile sites in their neighborhoods (i.e. parking lots, medians, community centers, etc.) Residents are reminded to separate debris into piles. Regular garbage: food, packaging, paper, which can go in regular trash bins and garbage bags   Building materials and furniture: drywall, carpeting and mattresses   Hazardous waste:... Read More

What You Need to Know About Harris County Aerial Mosquito Spraying

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --The rain left behind by Hurricane Harvey has created large areas in Harris County where mosquitoes can lay their eggs. To address increasing numbers of mosquitoes and the risk they pose to the recovery effort and public health, the U.S. Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing flying modified C-130 cargo planes staged out of Kelly Air Force... Read More

Police Gather for Funeral of Houston Officer Who Died in Harvey Flood (Video)

HOUSTON - A Houston police officer who died in the floods of Hurricane Harvey will be laid to rest Wednesday, and officials have released details of the plans for the ceremony. The funeral for Sgt. Steve Perez, 60, will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 1111 St. Joseph Parkway. After the funeral, honors... Read More

Beyonce, Janet Jackson and Other Celebs Bring Light to Harvey Victims in Houston

Call them the women who can't help but give more. Houston's waterlogged streets were graced with musical royalty on Friday when megastars Janet Jackson and Beyonce toured the city and made stops around the area's shelters that house thousands of flood victims from Hurricane Harvey. While Janet Jackson took a tour of the city with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and... Read More