Business in Greater Heights - Houston, TX

With Hurricane Florence approaching the U.S. East Coast, employers should have an Emergency Action Plan, and if they have one, they should follow it.

It took little more than a week for District 19-6A to show its competitiveness, particularly at the top. Tompkins provided the opening-night highlight Sept. 7 with an exciting sweep of fellow 2017 co-champion Seven Lakes, which turned around and swept Cinco Ranch on Sept. 11. The Cougars were not down for long, winning a five-set thriller Sept. 14 against Tompkins. The only undefeated team remaining was Katy, which won both its matches in straight sets after a bye.

At least four former Houston-area teachers accused of having inappropriate relationships with students have made court appearances so far in September, as the issue grew more prevalent in Texas.

About the Tigers: After opening the season with a win over UT-Permian Basin, TSU has lost consecutive games to Texas State and Alcorn State. The Tigers are seeking their first winning season since 2000. Although the two schools are just blocks apart, this will be just the second meeting between TSU and Houston. The game is part of the agreement for TSU allowing UH's basketball programs the use of H&PE Arena during construction of Fertitta Center.

It wasn't a "Saturday Night Live" cold open, but Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon's presence onstage certainly gave the beginning of the Emmys a true NBC feel.
The two were joined by women and performers of color onstage, as they sang a satirical song about racism and sexism in Hollywood, proclaiming that "we solved it!"

CHERAW, S.C. (AP) - As South Carolina continues its wait to see how the rains of Florence will impact the state's low-lying communities, Gov. Henry McMaster's flight over soggy parts of the state Monday turned from an observation trip to a rescue mission when he spotted two people stranded atop a flooded vehicle
Flying with a South Carolina National Guard crew in a Blackhawk helicopter, the governor was taking a swing around Chesterfield and Marlboro County when he pointed out of the helicopter…

The Houston Police Department dive team is searching for a swimmer thought to be lost inside a pond in northwest Houston.

Reddick remained in the field through five innings before Jake Marisnick pinch hit for him in the bottom of the fifth, and Marisnick took the field in the sixth.

NEW YORK (AP) - A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter
Anthony Torres, 56, told The Associated Press that the people judging him on social media don't know the struggle he's been through in his life.
"My life is all screwed up. That's the reason I was shaving on the train,"…

Police have raided the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe less than a week after a former priest was accused of child molestation
Conroe police Sgt. Scott McCann confirmed that detectives and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office searched the church Monday afternoon in connection to the arrest of Manuel La Rosa-Lopez, who has been charged with four counts of indecency with a child
While executing…

The district attorney is urging other possible victims or witnesses to come forward.

Fans of this new condiment can vote on Twitter for Heinz to bring it to their city first.

A water line break that has been gushing water onto Weslayan Street since at least Aug. 31 will soon undergo repairs, officials said.

Downgraded to a tropical depression, Florence is still massive and covering parts of six states.

CAIRO (AP) - A senior Italian official meeting with Egypt's president on Monday raised the issue of an Italian student gruesomely killed in Cairo in 2016, objecting to what he said was a lack of progress in resolving the case
Speaking to Italy's state television in Cairo after meeting President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Roberto Fico, president of Italy's Chamber of Deputies, said the Egyptian leader assured him…

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) - The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local)
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Life is gradually returning to normal along the hard-hit southern Chinese coast, where high-rises swayed, coastal hotels flooded and windows were blown out as a result of Typhoon Mangkhut.
Rail, airline and ferry services have been restored and casinos in the gambling enclave of Macau have reopened for business.
In Hong Kong…

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - From above, many North Carolina neighborhoods look like lakes and rivers
Nothing has stopped the water from flowing in Florence's wake - cars, houses, trees, even small planes on a runway appear adrift in the landscape. Rescue crews by boat and by air have plucked people signaling for help from the roofs of vehicles or whatever small patches of dry pavement they…

The quarterback rushed for an astounding 451 yards and five touchdowns on 22 carries to help Aldine defeat Sam Houston in a 41-27 win.

A 2015 analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research found that of the 60 public two-year institutions in Texas, only 35 percent of them had on-campus child care.A separate study compiled two years later by the same institute showed that while student parents represent 30 percent of the total community college student body, the share of campuses that provide child care has declined.For students like…

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches an investigation to restore public confidence in the popular fruit
The government of Queensland state, where the contamination scare started last week, offered a 100,000 Australian dollar ($72,000) reward for information leading to…