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Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 2.312Β million in 2017. It is the most populous city in the Southern United States and on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA. With a total area of 627 square miles (1,620Β km2), Houston is the eighth most expansive city in the United States. It is the largest city in the United States by total area, whose government is similarly not consolidated with that of a county or borough. Though primarily in Harris County, small portions of the city extend into Fort Bend and Montgomery counties.

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Those who appeared in a Boston court on Monday included the top tennis coach at Georgetown and an assistant teacher at a Houston public school.
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A petrochemical disaster outside Houston that has disrupted ship traffic for days at a major U.S. oil port led two major refineries on Monday to reduce fuel..
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The backlog of vessels waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel grew on Monday while it remained closed to traffic for a third day as emergency workers..
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The backlog of vessels waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel grew on Monday while it remained closed to traffic for a third day as emergency workers..
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The backlog of vessels waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel grew on Monday while it remained closed to traffic for a third day as emergency workers..
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The backlog of vessels waiting to traverse through the Houston Ship Channel grew on Monday while it remained closed to traffic for a third day as emergency..
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Ship traffic was halted for a third day on Sunday along a key stretch of the United State's busiest oil port as emergency workers siphoned fuels from the Houston..
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Houston's 35-year-old righty signed a two-year extension worth $66 million that will keep him with the Astros through 2022
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Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency workers struggling to remove volatile fuels from exposed..
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James Harden tied his career high and franchise record with 61 points, including all of Houston's points in a late 13-2 run to surge past San Antonio.
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A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a..
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Fire reignited Friday at the Houston-area industrial plant where an earlier blaze burned for days and sent plumes of black smoke over much of Southeast Texas...
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A petrochemical fire re-ignited Friday afternoon at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, adding to the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the..
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A petrochemical fire flared anew on Friday at a massive fuel storage facility on the Houston Ship Channel, compounding efforts to halt a chemicals leak at the..
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An earthen barrier holding chemicals that leaked from a massive petrochemical fire outside Houston breached on Friday, prompting restrictions on travel around..
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An earthen barrier holding chemicals that leaked from a massive petrochemical fire outside Houston breached on Friday, prompting restrictions on travel around..
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A three-day petrochemical fire that spread a cancer-causing chemical and thick smoke over Houston suburbs this week has spurred calls for tougher safety..
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The Trump administration on Friday warned the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela over the detention of Americans, including six executives from..
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Authorities on Thursday lifted a shelter-in-place order hours after warning people to stay indoors because high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a..
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Houston, Buffalo, Texas Tech among dangerous under-the-radar programs in NCAA Tournament
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Two Houston-area cities told residents to stay indoors and closed schools on Thursday due to air pollution from a petrochemical plant fire, then lifted the..
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U.S. Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn on Thursday pressed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to release six executives from Houston-based oil..
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Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution after a petrochemical..
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National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected near a Houston-area..
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Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution by a cancer-causing..
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Residents of a Houston-area community were told to remain indoors and schools were closed on Thursday after a petrochemical plant fire that burned for days..
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"Action" levels of benzene detected in air, Houston area tank farm owner says; in prior days, agencies had said air quality in vicinity was acceptable
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An ITC spokeswoman told CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV​ reports flareups aren't unexpected and could happen again
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The fire at a chemical plant near Houston briefly flared up again on Wednesday after being put out. It started Sunday morning and damaged 11 storage tanks.
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Crews have extinguished a fire that's burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. The fire sent up a huge plume of smoke but the EPA says..
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A fire burning since Sunday morning and sending a huge plume of thick black smoke into the air at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility was extinguished..
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State and local investigators have begun probing a petrochemical storage company outside Houston where a massive fire fed by giant tanks of fuel burned for days,..
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A fire at a petrochemical storage site outside Houston destroyed 11 massive storage tanks before it was extinguished early Wednesday, Intercontinental Terminals..
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Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days, the..
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Firefighters late Tuesday contained a raging inferno at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside of Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days..
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Officials said Tuesday that they're not sure when a two-day-old fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are..
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Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site spread on Tuesday,..
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A petrochemical fire at a storage facility outside Houston spread on Tuesday to engulf eight giant tanks containing liquid fuels, officials of Intercontinental..
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Officials say it's unclear how long it will take to extinguish a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility where a large blaze is burning several..
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Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced..
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A chemical fire in Texas has been going on for three days, and fire officials say could go on for two more.
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An ongoing blaze at a petrochemicals storage terminal outside Houston, Texas intensified early Tuesday, blanketing the city with dramatic black clouds of smoke..
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Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced..
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A raging fire at a petrochemical storage terminal in Houston has engulfed two more massive tanks after firefighting water pumps stopped working for six hours,..
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A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said March 18, 2019.
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A huge fire at a chemical plant near Houston, Texas, is still burning. The fire broke out Sunday after flammable liquid leaked and ignited. No injuries have been..
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The fire erupted Sunday at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park. Authorities said Monday it will likely burn for another two days.
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A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the..
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By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage site continued to rage late on Monday and is expected to burn for up to two more..
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Officials say a large fire at petrochemicals terminal near Houston will likely burn for another two days. (March 18)
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By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - A massive fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel may burn for two more days, an official said on Monday..
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A fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel continued to burn on Monday, spreading to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting..
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Emergency crews worked Monday to control a large fire burning at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal that has spread to eight storage tanks. (March 18)
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Some residents in the Houston area were being urged to find a safe location indoors Sunday after a fire broke out at a petrochemicals terminal. (March 17)
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A fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channel spread on Monday to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting schools and forcing..
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