Houston’s post-Harvey outlook, Trump expected to end DACA, North Dallas fuel fight: Your Labor Day morning roundup

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Houston’s post-Harvey outlook: ‘If $26 oil doesn’t do us in, 52 inches of rain won’t either’

As Hurricane Harvey moved up the coast from Corpus Christi in South Texas to Lake Charles in Louisiana, predictions of its dire consequences quickly rose from $10 billion into the tens of billions. By the end of its run, the storm’s projected tally was on par with the country’s previous costliest natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he expects disaster relief needed for rebuilding to exceed $125 billion, topping Katrina. Federal spending to restore New Orleans post-Katrina has been estimated at $120 billion.

For more on Houston’s post-Harvey outlook, including real estate, energy and construction, head here.

And: Texas now faces the environmental impact of Harvey.

Also: The Today Show is partnering with United Way for a Harvey donation drive in downtown Dallas on Tuesday morning.

Also: Mexican crews could reach Texas early this week to help with hurricane recovery efforts, an official says.

Immigration reform protesters gather outside the fence for the lighting of the 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, an 88-foot Engelmann spruce, from the Colville National Forest, in northeast Washington State, during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Trump expected to end DACA program

President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children — but with a six-month delay.

That’s according to two people familiar with the decision. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren’t authorized to discuss the decision ahead of a planned Tuesday announcement.

Trump’s expected to delay the formal dismantling of the program to give Congress time to decide whether it wants to address the status of the so-called Dreamers in legislation.

‘We’re here for our parents’: Some North Texas students walked out of classes on Friday to protest President Donald Trump’s potential plan to scrap a program that allows children of immigrants to live and work in the U.S.

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Fight at North Dallas fuel pump ends with man dumping gas in someone else’s car

A man seen on video pouring gasoline into another man’s car at a North Dallas gas station late last week says he did it in defense of other customers.

Louis Huberman told the Houston Chronicle that he is the man holding the gas can in the video. He said the other man had cut in line and was accosting women at the station, though the woman who shot the video said he had cut in line too.

In the video, two men are seen arguing, then fighting over a gas can near a pump. One of the men — Huberman — then pours gasoline into the other man’s car while telling him to leave.

And: Can cool little shops reopen after Hurricane Harvey? Check their insurance policies.

Also: Here’s what you need to know about Texas’ texting and driving ban that started Friday.

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Residents of the Meyerland area of southwest Houston, just north of Brays Bayou, have experienced flooding several times in recent years. Photographs taken a week later of their front yards illustrate Harvey’s impact.

One Meyerland area family left a book titled Goodnight Houston on a heap of damaged furniture. The family’s last name and “2017” were carved into the curb next to the driveway.

Around the site

College sports: Matt Rhule is far from the first Baylor coach to lose his debut.

Weekend of stars: Erykah Badu headlined the bill for the first Riverfront Jazz Festival on opening night, which was peppered with North Texas talent.

Love at first bite: A New York firefighter helping with Harvey relief tries Whataburger for the first time in this viral video.

Sanctuary: The faithful swapped their shovels for hymnals Sunday in the makeshift sanctuaries of Harvey-damaged churches throughout southeast Texas.

Opinion: Do teachers who promote technology brands run afoul of ethics?

Commentary: On Forest Lane, butchered trees were just chopped down because who needs rules?

Info to know: Here’s how to choose a charity for your Hurricane Harvey donations.


It’s Labor Day and you might not have your plans totally figured out. Hey, that’s OK! The crew at GuideLive has put together a hearty list of events that you could spend your day being part of. There’s music, pub celebrations, comedy shows and much.

Check it all out here and find something to do today.

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