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Elissa Rivas

Houston News

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Elissa:

1 more weekend closure to go before NB W. Loop bridge over US-59 opens

The closure is necessary, but it should be worth it, especially with safety improvements in store. → Read More

Southwest Freeway near Galleria will shut down this weekend for construction

The Southwest Freeway will close in both directions this weekend at the I-610 West Loop due to construction. It starts at 9 p.m. on Friday. → Read More

The Galleria-area traffic alert everyone in Houston needs to know about

The interchange of the West Loop and the Southwest Freeway is one of the busiest in the city of Houston, and it officially beings construction starting June 3 at 9 p.m. → Read More

Houston City Council to vote on installing 75 to 125 digital kiosks around the city

The Houston City Council is discussing a proposal to install anywhere from 75 to 125 digital kiosks throughout the city. The Ike Smart City kiosks will connect visitors to events, local businesses and services near them, including mass transit and Wi-Fi. → Read More

Freeway closures that could impact your weekend plans

Here's a look at your weekend traffic and some areas you'll want to avoid. → Read More

List of ways to stay healthy when Saharan dust cloud enters Houston

A Saharan dust cloud is moving into the Houston area soon, so here's a list of ways to help you stay healthy. → Read More

Traffic returning to Houston highways as businesses reopen

If you've hit the road recently as businesses reopen, you may have noticed people driving faster. → Read More

Supply shortages could continue into next year due to COVID-19 pandemic

Thinking about how long the effects of the coronavirus will last? Supply chains say possibly well into next year. → Read More

Outdoor activity options change amid pandemic

If you absolutely have to get out this weekend, you'll need to know about these changes. → Read More

Must-have guide to Rodeo Houston parking and transportation

If you are planning to head out to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, make sure you've mapped out your parking or transportation plan. → Read More

New technology from Uber, Michelin could reduce traffic troubles

The future of transportation is here! Uber and other companies expect to release new technology that could eliminate traffic troubles. → Read More

City wants to hear from you on project to move I-45

Public meetings are going on this week, so people can share their opinions with the city and the Texas Department of Transportation about the future construction project on I-45 → Read More

Construction on Ship Channel Bridge halted due to design flaw

Construction of the bridge is set to resume in about three weeks. → Read More

This 2020 DPS change could be everything when it comes to getting your driver license

The Texas Department of Public Safety is aiming to have Texas drivers spend less time in line at the Driver License office in the new year. → Read More

DPS aims to reduce wait times at driver license offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety is aiming to have Texas drivers spend less time in line at the Driver License office in the new year. → Read More

Walmart to offer self-driving delivery service

The self-driving vehicles will serve three Houston zip codes in a pilot program for the retailer. → Read More

Here's how to survive Houston mall's holiday parking lot

Follow these tips for handling the traffic and crowded parking lots on this busy shopping day. → Read More

Here's how long the construction on SH-288 Express Tollway is expected to last

The nightmare on SH-288 is not over yet and the construction is expected to linger well into 2020. → Read More

How to outsmart credit card skimmers at gas stations

Banks say 28 percent of their losses from card skimmers are in Houston, but there are ways to protect yourself. → Read More

Downtown detours: Ramp closures to last into 2020

Drivers heading through downtown will have to reconsider their usual route soon. → Read More