Month: December 2017

December 18, 2017 Brien Straw

     December 18, 2017A Federal Court on Monday sentenced Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan — who was living in Houston at the time of his arrest in 2014– to 16 years in prison for plotting to leave the United States and join ISIS as a soldier and bomb-maker.According to court records the Iraqi-native was also trying…

December 5, 2017 Brien Straw

     DECEMBER 5, 2017The Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved new construction requirements. Starting January 1, 2018 all new buildings – homes as well as commercial – must be at least 24 inches above the 500 year flood plain. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett believes these new building regulations are the nation’s toughest.There are some experts that estimate in some…