Ariel Worthy, Houston Public Media

Ariel Worthy

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Past articles by Ariel:

Weather mild in Houston for now. But it’s not too early to be prepared for severe weather season, meteorologist says

Houston weather is calm now, but triple digit temperatures could be on the way this summer. → Read More

White supremacy propaganda & activity at an all-time high in Texas, U.S., ADL reports

A new report shows that white supremacy propaganda distribution and events increased by 38% in the U.S., and 61% in Texas in 2022. → Read More

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaking in Houston, Dallas, amid presidential bid rumors

DeSantis is raising money for the Republican Party in two of the state's largest counties. → Read More

Shelter in place ordered after chemical leak at Katy warehouse

Officials say Anhydrous Ammonia is leaking from a refrigeration line that is hard to access. → Read More

Beyoncé will return to Houston for Renaissance World Tour in September

The singer released her seventh studio album, Renaissance, in July and this will be her first solo tour in over six years. → Read More

Benefits, feasibility of geothermal energy in Texas examined in new study

Geothermal, which is when heat is drawn from below the ground, requires drilling miles down into the earth. Recent advances have made geothermal energy more viable. → Read More

Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport had third-most number of guns found by TSA in 2022

In all, Texas airports made up 20% of all guns found last year, and nearly 90% of them were loaded. → Read More

COVID-19 numbers increase in Houston region as vaccine immunity wanes, fatigue in precautions

Health officials have pointed to waning vaccine immunity throughout Harris County as a reason for the surge. → Read More

Houston ranks second in residents behind on rent in U.S. according to survey

Nationally, 15% of renters are behind on rent, according to the survey. → Read More

National Night Out events to take place Tuesday night throughout Houston area

Sheriff Gonzalez says communities are safest when they are patrolled by deputies, people recognize and trust. → Read More

Alvin Junior High student arrested after allegedly stabbing faculty member

The district said the Alvin ISD Police Department is actively investigating the incident and appropriate charges will be filed. → Read More

Houston home sales are cooling off, but home prices are not

The average price of homes in the Houston area are at an all-time high of $411,000. → Read More

How Houston played a big part in the history of breast augmentation

Breast augmentation began here in Houston and the city has long been a destination for the surgery. → Read More

Freeport LNG to resume operations in the fall

Operations halted in June when an over-pressurized pipeline caused an explosion, resulting in the facility being shutdown. → Read More

Construction on $31 billion ‘Ike Dike’ coastal barrier will take decades, expert says

It could be as late as 2042 before Galveston Bay's coastal barrier project is completed. → Read More

Houston is more stressed than other cities, according to survey

Houstonians had the largest percentage in reporting higher stress in areas like the mental health of their family members or loved ones, accessibility, convenience and affordability of health services, household finances, and physical health. → Read More

A new law would require breaks for outside workers. Its sponsor says it’s long overdue

Garcia said that the motivation behind this bill was the fact that so many workers have died of heat exhaustion, or heat-related illnesses. → Read More

Monkeypox cases rise to 57; local leaders call for more vaccines

The city received more than 5,000 vaccines, and 1,500 of those were given to Harris County Public Health. → Read More