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Ted Oberg

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Recent articles by Ted:

DA confirms criminal investigation connected to Houston City Hall

The Harris County District Attorney confirms a "pending criminal investigation" connected to Houston City Hall. → Read More

13 Investigates: Turner forcefully defends record in face of questions over housing deal

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner defended his record of public service as questions continue to swirl over a multi-million dollar housing deal. → Read More

Turner orders his appointed city attorney to investigate former director's housing claims

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tasks his own city attorney with conducting "a full review" of the claims made earlier this week by now-former Housing Director Tom McCasland. → Read More

Houston-area schools report more than 10,500 active COVID cases

Heading into a new week, there are still more than 10,000 active COVID-19 cases in Houston-area schools. → Read More

13 Investigates dozens of Houston-area campuses without a school nurse

13 Investigates surveyed 40 districts across the Houston area and found 46 campuses without a school nurse, with nearly 38,000 students combined. → Read More

Houston schools report 40% more COVID cases overnight

Houston area school districts reported 2,929 active COVID cases among students and staff Wednesday. → Read More

Postal mail service restored after 5 months when couple Turns to Ted

When a Rosenberg couple's community mailbox was knocked down, they couple get their homeowner association or the post office to fix it. For five months, they made a 30-minute roundtrip drive to get their mail, until they Turned to Ted. → Read More

Pot cases down, confusion up after pot law change

13 Investigates analyzed pot possession cases in Harris County and the surrounding area before and after the hemp law went into effect in 2019. The law made it difficult, and expensive, for labs to test for marijuana. → Read More

Houston 'family man' sues GOP activist Hotze after 'violent' traffic stop

In a newly filed lawsuit, an air conditioning repair man alleges longtime GOP Activist Dr. Steven Hotze approved of, paid for and directed a private investigator's allegedly violent actions in a "bizarre and unfounded" voter fraud investigation. → Read More

Chief Art Acevedo holds 1st HPD briefing since departure announced

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo will be addressing his new career endeavor of taking on the role as the new top cop in Miami Tuesday afternoon in a briefing. → Read More

13 Investigates: Patients charged for COVID-19 vaccine after Baylor St. Luke's billing 'error'

13 Investigates clears up any insurance confusion for the free COVID-19 vaccine, getting more answers and refunds for patients who shouldn't have been billed at all. → Read More

Residents say Houston clinic charged cash for COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is supposed to be free for everyone with "no out-of-pocket cost" for patients, but two Houstonians said they were asked to pay for the vaccine at a West Houston clinic. → Read More

ABC13 to host town hall on reopening Texas and end to statewide COVID-19 mandates

ABC13, Houston's news leader, is gathering elected officials and business leaders for a town hall Thursday (7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT), reflecting on your concerns after Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement Tuesday, effectively ending COVID-19 mandates statewide. → Read More

ERCOT reform to be 'emergency item' in legislature, Texas gov. says

Gov. Greg Abbott is making the reform of ERCOT, the Texas nonprofit council that oversees the state's power use, an "emergency item" in the wake of the energy crisis during the historic winter storms. → Read More

New study connects 'historic' uptick in crime with stay home orders, nationwide protests

Cities across the country have seen a huge increase in violent crime, but why is it happening? New Council on Criminal Justice research found that early pandemic stay home orders helped reduce the murder rate, but things began to spike as orders eased. → Read More

Harris Health now has enough vaccine appointments to last the week

Harris Health System now has enough vaccines for appointments through the week after a shortage of the COVID-19 vaccine forced the cancellation of hundreds of vaccination appointments. → Read More

Texas Capitol shuttered in wake of DC protest

The Texas Department of Public Safety closed the Texas Capitol Wednesday afternoon "out of abundance of caution." The decision was made in the hours after thousands of protesters stormed the US Capitol in Washington, DC. → Read More

150K students missing, districts scramble to keep cash

13 Investigates: There are nearly 159,000 fewer students enrolled in Texas public schools this year, leaving districts are at risk of losing more than $872 million in state funding. → Read More

Houston couple Turns to Ted after waiting months for washer repair

A Houston couple bought a new Maytag washer, but still had to travel to the laundromat for months after issues with the spin cycle. The trips stopped once they Turned to Ted and Whirlpool Corporation replaced it. → Read More

Family warns ignoring homeless could lead to 'another body in the morgue'

So far 106 people this year in Harris County died while they were homeless, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. That's one homeless death every three days. → Read More