10:14 AM

Gas Odor Reported in Downtown Houston

A gas-like odor is being reported in downtown Houston and is reported to be originating approximately a half-mile south of the University of Houston-Downtown. Although the odor is making its way into the University of Houston-Downtown’s buildings, the University is not experiencing a leak. The odor is currently being investigated by Centerpoint Energy and the Houston Fire Department. Updates will be provided once more information is made available.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.