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Senator Ted Cruz's daughter 'OK' after police called to family home over 'family matter'

Police called to Senator Cruz's home following reports of teen with self-inflicted stab wounds. Teen not suffering from serious injuries.

Ted Cruz's daughter 'OK' after police called to family home

Houston area again targeted with antisemitic flyers

Driveways of two subdivisions in Atascocita were found littered with pamphlets featuring antisemitic and racist propaganda over the weekend.

Houston area again targeted with antisemitic flyers

After Colleyville hostage crisis, Houston Jewish community hiring security director

In the wake of the Colleyville hostage crisis, the Houston Jewish community is hiring a security coordinator to oversee community safety.

Houston Jewish community hiring new security director

Rising antisemitism growing concern for Houston Jewish community

Houston's Jewish community is voicing concern over recent data showing that antisemitic incidents are projected to increase.

Rising antisemitism growing concern for Houston Jewish community

US records first death from Omicron

Unvaccinated Houston man in his 50s with underlying health conditions dies from Omicron variant.

US records first death from Omicron

Anti-Semitic flyers found on driveways in Houston, Texas suburb

Missouri City residents shocked and concerned after finding flyers on their driveways.

Anti-Semitic flyers found on driveways in Houston, Texas suburb

Rapper to cover funeral expenses of Texas musical festival victims

Rapper Travis Scott promises to cover funeral expenses of eight people killed at his Astroworld music festival.

Rapper to cover funeral expenses of Texas festival victims

Two rappers sued over deadly incident at Texas music festival

Jewish-Canadian rapper Drake and Travis Scott sued for allegedly inciting the crowd at Friday's Astroworld Festival in Houston.

Two rappers sued over deadly incident at Texas music festival

At least 8 crushed to death at Texas music festival

At least eight dead, dozens injured, in stampede at Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas.

At least 8 crushed to death at Texas music festivalplayer

153 Houston hospital employees quit or resign over COVID vaccine

Employees at Houston Methodist hospital fired or resign after failing to comply with orders to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

153 Houston hospital employees quit or resign over COVID vaccine

Texas man charged for threatening students during 'Zoom-bomb'

19-year-old Texas man facing charges of threatening an attack on University of Houston after "Zoom-bombed" online class and praising ISIS.

Texas man charged for threatening students during 'Zoom-bomb'

US closes China's consulate in Houston; China: 'Outrageous move'

Fire and police departments respond to flames and smoke as witnesses report documents being burned.

US closes China's consulate in Houston; China: 'Outrageous move'player

Hummus company recalls products over Listeria contamination

Houston-based hummus company is recalling almost 100 varieties of its chickpea dip after Listeria identified at manufacturing facility.

Hummus company recalls products over Listeria contamination

Houston bakery loses kosher certification to pay off debt

Houston bakery loses kosher certification after staying open for Passover, owners say they had no choice.

Houston bakery loses kosher certification to pay off debt

Houston channel closed due to cancer-causing cloud

US Coast Guard says channel will be reopened only after cloud of benzene dissipates.

Houston channel closed due to cancer-causing cloud

Houston synagogue fire investigated as arson

Arson investigators in Houston are trying to determine what started a fire in an area Orthodox Jewish synagogue.

Houston synagogue fire investigated as arson

Jewish groups send aid to Houston as city struggles to recover

Five months after Hurricane Harvey devastated area, US Jewish groups form new coalition to help Houston recover.

Jewish groups send aid to Houston as city struggles to recover

Can Houston prevent disaster when the next storm comes?

How is the region confronting the likelihood of more floods, and long-term measures for mitigation?

Can Houston prevent disaster when the next storm comes?

'Diaspora Jews always helped Israel - now Israel can help them'

Israel donates $1 million to hurricane-ravaged Jewish community of Houston, Texas. 'This is the right thing to do,' says Bennett.

'Diaspora Jews always helped Israel - now Israel can help them'

Houston imam calls for Muslims to kill Jews

Imam walks back sermon calling for murder of Jews, but does not apologize.

Houston imam calls for Muslims to kill Jewsplayer

Houston Jewish leaders thank Israel for hurricane aid

Diaspora Minister Bennett meets leaders of Houston Jewish community after Israel donates $1 million to community for hurricane relief.

Houston Jewish leaders thank Israel for hurricane aid

This Israeli NGO is bringing relief to America’s disaster areas

IsraAID volunteers expect to remain in Houston for another three months, and in Puerto Rico for another year.

This Israeli NGO is bringing relief to America’s disaster areas

How Houston's synagogues are preparing for Rosh Hashanah

Congregations band together, improvise, as Jewish New Year approaches.

How Houston's synagogues are preparing for Rosh Hashanah

Reflections after the hurricanes

Chief officer of the ZAKA International Rescue Unit recounts devastation, aid efforts, following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Reflections after the hurricanes

Government approves funds for Houston's Jewish community

The government approved Naftali Bennett's proposal to give $1 million to the Jewish community in Houston devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Government approves funds for Houston's Jewish community

'The holy books fell apart in our hands'

Jewish Orthodox Union youth send special delegation with Israeli flag to Houston, Texas to help hurricane victims.

'The holy books fell apart in our hands'

Chabad rabbis refuse to abandon posts despite hurricanes

Chabad rabbis in Houston and Florida refuse to leave communities, despite looming floods. 'A Chabad House doesn’t close its doors.'

Chabad rabbis refuse to abandon posts despite hurricanes

Israel's ZAKA team helping with hurricane clean-up in Houston

Volunteers from Israeli search and rescue team in Houston to help with relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey

Israel's ZAKA team helping with hurricane clean-up in Houston

NY Jewish radio host Nachum Segal to broadcast live from Houston

'JM in the AM' host to broadcast from hurricane-hit Houston to cover storm aftermath and recovery efforts by Jewish residents.

NY Jewish radio host Nachum Segal to broadcast live from Houston

Alison Reagan - A citizen rescuer In Houston

When Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, many residents took it upon themselves to help their friends. Listen to one of those rescuers.

Alison Reagan - A citizen rescuer In Houston

Texas grapples with post-hurricane looting

'We support the 2nd Amendment - you could leave this country in a bag.'

Texas grapples with post-hurricane lootingplayer

Watch: President Trump visits hurricane relief center

President Trump meets with hurricane victims at a relief center.

Watch: President Trump visits hurricane relief centerplayer

Timelapse Captures Dramatic Flooding in Houston

A timelapse video captured the impact of flooding that devastated the region.

Timelapse Captures Dramatic Flooding in Houstonplayer

Watch: Human chain to save man trapped in car

Strangers team up to save elderly man being swept away in his SUV by Texas floodwaters.

Watch: Human chain to save man trapped in carplayer

'Hurricane Harvey is a disaster larger than Katrina'

Jewish Federation official says Houston Jewish community 'could take years' to recover.

'Hurricane Harvey is a disaster larger than Katrina'

Haredi woman helps Houston's victims

Miriam Ballin pioneers psychological first aid in Israel, travels to Houston to help hurricane victims.

Haredi woman helps Houston's victims

Family continues printing Houston Jewish paper despite hurricane

99 year old Houston Jewish Herald-Voice continues streak of never missing a single issue through hurricane and floods.

Family continues printing Houston Jewish paper despite hurricane

Houston Jewish community ravaged by Harvey’s torrential rains

Majority of Jewish institutions in Houston area flooded, IsraAid involved in relief efforts to affected areas.

Houston Jewish community ravaged by Harvey’s torrential rains

'Streets are flooded, houses badly damaged'

Watch: Bnei Akiva emissaries in Houston report widespread flooding following hurricane strike.

'Streets are flooded, houses badly damaged'player

Houston to receive 2-3 inches of rain per hour

Houston Mayor urges locals to remain at home as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bring heavy rain to the area.

Houston to receive 2-3 inches of rain per hour