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Houston’s businesses inching back to work as waters recede

BY PAUL WISEMAN AND BRIAN MELLEY HOUSTON (AP) — Bobby Jucker has had it with hurricanes. In 2008, Hurricane Ike tore the roof off his business, Three Brothers Bakery. Now, he estimates, he’s facing $1 million in damage and lost revenue from Harvey – the fifth time a storm has put his bakery out of commission. He’s always recovered before. But this time, he wears the weary countenance of a man nearly broken. “This is the last time for me,” he says. “It’s emotionally draining. I just can’t do it anymore.” More than a week after Harvey poured more than...

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Over 200 refugees in Mission until conditions are better to return home

Over 200 refugees will be stationed in Mission until conditions are better to return to their homes. Some from Corpus Christi area and Houston, and city administrators along with connections with Christ Church, are offering free breakfast and lunch to anyone who was affected by Harvey. Lunch and breakfast served daily at Mission Pantry located at 115 Mayberry St, for more information you may call 956-358-5516. Meals will be served up until...

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Rescue Efforts Continue, Curfew ordered amidst looting reports

Officials are reporting that over 13,000 have been rescued from harvey floodwaters in Houston and surrounding areas. Authorities and family members have so far reported more than a dozen deaths from Harvey including a mother and daughter out of Beaumont who were swept away by floodwaters and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has amended his curfew order to run from midnight to 5 A.M., instead of beginning at 10 P.M. Police chief, Art Acevedo says curfew violators will be stopped, questioned, searched and arrested. There have been scattered reports of looting during storm...

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State of Emergency declared by Texas Governor Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a state of emergency for 30 counties ahead of Harvey’s landfall. This is to expedite providing state resources to the affected areas. “We urge all Texans to heed the warnings from your local officials, and I also urge that you immediately follow evacuation orders for all affected counties, particularly those in Corpus Christi and Houston areas where the storm surges and flooding from hurricane Harvey are most likely.” No counties in the Valley are on the list, but that is subject to change depending on the severity of the storm. In addition to...

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Amber alert girl returns to the valley

The 13-year-old girl taken by her uncle that led a statewide amber alert has returned to the valley. Her uncle, 43-year-old Rudolfo Nuncio — led police on a high speed pursuit through three counties, north of Houston, earlier this week. Authorities managed to capture him, and recover the girl. Nuncio now faces several charges including indecency with a minor and aggravated assault. The teen — who we will no longer identify due to the severity of the charges — is with her father while police conduct an...

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