The high-occupancy toll lanes along Interstate 45, U. S. 59 and U. S. 290 will operate inbound from 5 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, then shift to outbound from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which manages the lanes.
Metro's local buses will operate normally on Wednesday, though park-and-ride service will be added to get people home earlier.
On Thanksgiving and Friday, local buses will operate on a Sunday schedule - expanded under the new bus system.
Liquor store" tops the Wednesday search list, followed by "movie theater," "butcher shop" and "live music venue.
The National Safety Council estimates 433 people will be killed and another 52,300 will be seriously injured in car crashes from Wednesday evening until midnight Sunday.
A Harris County jury handed down a life sentence Tuesday to a man whose earlier 40-year prison term following a conviction in the 2010 shooting death of his neighbor was thrown out by an appellate court. Raul Rodriguez, 50, was convicted last week for shooting elementary school teacher Kelly Danaher, 36, while complaining about a loud party in their rural north Harris County neighborhood.
AAA Texas estimates that 3.7 million Texans will take to the road for the upcoming holiday. The organization says that's the most anticipated Thanksgiving travelers (between Wednesday and Sunday) since 2007.
Alexandra Barnes was only 26-years-old when she died as a result of a swimming accident that occurred in New York on September 1, 2015. She was an organ donor and it brought comfort to her family to know that she lived on through the recipients of her organs, including Bill Lorber, the partner of her aunt, and godmother, Belinda Paris.