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'Breaks your spirit': Houstonians exhausted by frequent disasters

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www.kxan.com – Ryan Chandler – 2024-07-09 18:42:30

SUMMARY: At 92, Gladys Goffney reflects on enduring numerous hurricanes in Houston, including the recent Hurricane Beryl. As she cleaned her yard, she recounted past storms like Carla, Katrina, Rita, Ike, Harvey, and Alberto, noting it's challenging to recover as they occur so frequently. Goffney, who lost cars and roofs to storms, felt disheartened by Beryl's timing, just two months after the previous storm. Beryl left over two million without power and caused multiple fatalities. The storm disrupted Houston extensively, blocking roads and submerging areas. Despite the challenges, Goffney remains connected to her chosen home of 60 years.

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CenterPoint Energy faces lawsuit from Houston restaurants over prolonged power outages

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abc13.com – Tom Abrahams – 2024-07-15 22:18:37

SUMMARY: Restaurant owners in Houston have filed a class action lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy, alleging that the company’s negligence led to power outages that significantly hurt their businesses. Executive chef Ryan Lachaine of Riel Restaurant emphasized the devastating impact of the week-long outage on his business and employees. Lawyer Tony Buzbee, representing the plaintiffs, aims to address infrastructure issues and advocate for change. Another restaurateur, Robin Wong, highlighted the repeated losses due to power outages. The lawsuit seeks accountability and improvements to prevent future disruptions. The group stresses they don’t want a handout but demand reliable service.

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Hutto Police searching for missing teen

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www.kxan.com – Kelsey Thompson – 2024-07-15 22:09:10

SUMMARY: The Hutto Police Department in Texas is searching for 17-year-old Rosalie Cecilia Cruz, who is considered a runaway. She was last seen on July 11 leaving her home in the Brushy Creek Meadows subdivision, wearing a black t-shirt, black and red checkered pajama pants, and black “yeezy” style shoes. Cruz may be using the name Lesly Ramirez. The police urge anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact them by email at crimetips@huttotx.gov or anonymously via text by sending “HUTTOPD” to 847411. The search information was shared on Facebook by the police department.

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Multiple charged in alleged assault, kidnapping of teen in Williamson County

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www.kxan.com – Kelsey Thompson – 2024-07-15 21:19:30

SUMMARY: The Williamson County Sheriff's Office arrested multiple people in connection to an aggravated kidnapping and assault on July 3, where a 17-year-old male was shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was lured to a residence in the Summerlyn subdivision, attacked by multiple adults, and then shot. The alleged shooter, 19-year-old Matthew Sabedra, was arrested by the US Marshals on July 11 and charged with aggravated kidnapping and assault. Tobias Rogers and Logan Humphries, both 19, face similar charges and are jailed with a $500,000 bond each. Danyelle Marsh, 36, and Nathaniel Walker, 17, were also arrested, with charges pending bond amounts.

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