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Deer Park chemical fire extinguished overnight, ITC says

Crews are continuing to spray foam and water on the tanks to cool them and prevent them from reigniting.

TV-radio listings: March 20

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Growing number of school districts cancel classes due to ITC fire in Deer Park

At least six school districts near the Houston Ship Channel have announced they will close campuses on Wednesday, March 20, due to the three-day-old chemical fire blazing its way through the

Deer Park plant fire may have been sparked by overheated storage tank, worker says

The worker said he spotted smoke at one of the storage tanks before the fire roared into action.

Serene, surreal clash as Chronicle photographers capture Deer Park blaze

As fire crews continue to battle the massive chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co. in Deer Park, lawns need to be cut, kids require help crossing streets and lunches have to be prepared.

NWS maps show Deer Park fire smoke forecast

The looming plume of smoke billowing out of a Deer Park petrochemical plant fire is spreading far across the Houston region.

ITC to Reuters: Chemicals from Deer Park fire have spread into nearby ship channel

Chemicals have now washed into the Houston Ship Channel that links the Gulf of Mexico to Houston, an ITC spokesperson told Reuters. That same report says that ships continue to move through the 50

'This isn't an event we wanted or planned': ITC sets up hotline to cover damages of Deer Park fire

Now, the organization has established a claims hotline and website. The claims process is available to individuals and businesses impacted by the disaster.

Missing woman last seen in northeast Houston home

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to call HPD at 832-394-1840 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

NASA scientists: Asteroid Bennu is ejecting particles of dust

NASA scientists said Tuesday they were shocked by what they found on the asteroid Bennu that an agency probe began orbiting Dec. 31. Located 100 million miles from the sun, Bennu is continuously

Brothers accused of shooting pregnant woman at bus stop

Both were arrested Monday at a home in the Aldine Mail Route.

Buzbee to give another $4 million to mayoral campaign

Houston trial attorney and mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee announced Tuesday he will contribute $4 million to his campaign, bringing his personal investment to $6 million.

'It made sense to build this temple in Houston': Zoroastrians to open first in U.S.

Zoroastrians -- practitioners of one of the world's oldest religions -- will open their first full-fledged U.S. temple on Saturday in southwest Houston.

Beto O'Rourke got $22M in individual out-of-state contributions for senate race, analysis shows

From Jan. 2017 through early Oct. 2018, Beto O'Rourke raised roughly $61.6 million in individual campaign donations (according to data from the Federal Election Commission). 73 percent of that amount

Suspect shoots at family member outside Houston Can Academy; no injuries reported

A man accused of shooting at a family member at the Houston Can Academy early Tuesday will likely be charged, police say.

Deer Park plant fire: How the weather impacts growing smoke plume

The plume's foot print has reached as far as Austin, but the current elevation is keeping the risk of smoke exposure low, meteorologists say.

WeWork Labs brings new business incubator to Houston

WeWork Labs, a business incubator catering to early-stage companies, has entered the Houston market.

Apple rolls out first update to iMac desktop in almost two years

Apple Inc. introduced the first update to its iMac all-in-one desktop computer since mid-2017, continuing a hardware blitz ahead of a highly anticipated event March 25 to unveil new media and

Timetable for Deer Park blaze indefinite; number of tanks on fire increases

The fire is the southern area of the plant, which according to the company website, has 242 storage tanks. The blaze is in a section that contains 15 tanks and the number of tanks on fire has varied