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Houston swamped with 100,000 gallons of raw sewage, thousands of homes destroyed, and 20 dead: Officials warn that dam is on the brink of failure and say Texas could be hit by MORE flooding

‘The death toll continues to rise in flood-ravaged Texas and Oklahoma and as receding floodwaters revealed mounting destruction, rains continue to threaten even more flooding on Wednesday. 100 more words

Health

Dwight Howard says he's still a champion, even though he clearly isn't

Following a sound drubbing in the Western Conference finals at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, Dwight Howard chose to remain positive.

Despite a truly unremarkable five games in which he averaged 14 points, Howard insisted that he would remain determined. 154 more words

NBA

Throwback Thursday: Tropical Storm Allison’s Impact

This week’s flooding in Houston left Baylor College of Medicine unscathed, but images of large swaths of Houston underwater bring up memories of a time when we weren’t so fortunate. 76 more words

Houston

Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding

HOUSTON (AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on. 676 more words

National / World

Houston LOVE

I’ve been struggling with MAJOR technological setbacks over here in Asia….but I interrupt my regularly scheduled travel adventure to discuss something that has been weighing on my mind:  the horrible flooding in Texas in good ole US of A. 355 more words

Expat

Floods in Vulnerable Houston No Surprise, Despite Controls

(HOUSTON) — The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise.

“It happens fairly frequently,” says Sam Brody, director of Texas A&M University’s Center for Beaches and Shores. 774 more words

An Open Letter to the Houston Rockets and the National Media

This Rockets season has been nothing short of spectacular, emotional, resilient, heartbreaking, expected and unexpected–and all sometimes wrapped into the same quarter–and I have to take the time to acknowledge the talent of the team as a whole, as well as how proud Houston should be in welcoming back these fighters and the #pursuit that they will continue next year. 1,298 more words

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