Deepwater Horizon

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Halliburton Totally Settling the BP Oil Spill

    Halliburton has managed to dodge some of the notoriety that has dogged British Petroleum in the wake of the massive BP oil spill (partly because it was called the BP oil spill and all) but the Houston-based company has still been all wrapped up in lawsuits. Some of those lawsuits may soon be resolve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: John Egan, Little Joe, Steve Earle, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, June 30 Give John Egan credit for taking chances. The longtime solo Houston bluesman's new album, Amulet, is in some respects the polar opposite of its 2012 predecessor, Phantoms. Besides bringing in a few side musicians and respected Americana producer R.S. Field (Billy Joe ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2014

    The Lessons of the Galveston Bay Oil Spill

    It's not just dollars and cents that makes the Galveston Bay oil spill such terrible news

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Galveston Bay Oil Spill: A Lesson In a Series of Lessons

    Mark Twain's declaration that "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme" is an appropriate and memorable reminder in the wake of the March 24, Galveston Bay oil spill. It's one more prompt that environmental abuses, whether by negligence, human error, or political gain, need our attention no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    BP Back in Gulf Waters Thanks to the EPA

    Once upon a time (about four years ago) it seemed like British Petroleum's oil spilling sins in the Gulf of Mexico would never be forgiven. First the Deepwater Horizon became a fireball in the Gulf of Mexico. Then countless barrels of oil gushed from the ocean floor for weeks before the well was fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Houston's Best Shows This Week: Debonair Lounge, Cate Le Bon, Umbrella Man, etc.

    Free Radicals AvantGarden, January 6 Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Halliburton Destroys BP Oil Spill Evidence, Gets an Underwhelming $200k Fine (But That's Not the End of the Story)

    British Petroleum has been synonymous with the Gulf Coast Oil spill -- called the worst environmental disaster in American history by some -- since the Deepwater Horizon rig blew out on April 20, 2010, killing 11 and starting a leak that dumped almost 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    BP Just Wants To Be Loved (And To Not Pay For The Gulf Oil Spill)

    The folks over at British Petroleum want the world to know they feel real bad about that explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2010. Last week, the company even took out a nice-sized ad in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, saying as much. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    BP Rig Managers Take the "Whatever Happens in Vegas" Defense

    It's been awhile since the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 men and kicked off the British Petroleum oil spill, sending barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Now it seems it's been long enough that the tragedy of it all has taken the track these tragedies always seem to take -- na ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Fraudulent Fish: 50 Percent of Seafood Sold in Texas Mislabeled, New Oceana Study Reports

    Think that tai sushi you're eating is red snapper? It's far more likely to be tilapia, says Oceana, a Washington D.C.-based ocean conservancy organization. This isn't a new concern, of course. Former Houston Press food critic Robb Walsh wrote a scathing expose of the issue back in 2001, "Fish Fraud, ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2012

    A Wrong Turn

    Once Galveston emergency personnel discovered the dead motorcyclist was "one of us," a Bellaire teenager's nightmare revved into overdrive.

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    55 Pounds of Coke? Six Other Things Found on Galveston Beaches, Ranked from Worst to Best

    Whales, gold rings, messages in bottle, coke​A jogger found 55 pounds of cocaine on the beach in Galveston this morning, a bigger haul than the 37 pounds someone else found there a year ago. In both cases, they turned it over to the cops instead of going all low-rent Breaking Bad. Of course, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Danton Nix of Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

    ​ Yesterday, we spoke with Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen executive chef Danton Nix about his menu and the good and bad of customers having favorite dishes. Today we talk oysters, Groupon and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. EOW: What do you think about the move to give appellations to Galve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Sergio Corona: Owner Of Sea Shell Store Put In Fake $28K Claim Over Gulf Spill, Feds Say

    That's gotta be a coupla thousand bucks' worth right there​Sergio Corona sells sea shells down by the sea shore -- or so he'd have the federal government believe. Corona is the first person indicted in the Southern District of Texas for fraud in connection with the Deepwater Horizon spill. Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Bob Cavnar: Five Questions With A Deepwater Horizon Expert

    Bob Cavnar is not happy with investigative efforts so far​Bob Cavnar is an oil-industry insider who quickly became an expert-in-demand for reporters covering the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the resulting Gulf oil spill. He's written a book on the event, Disaster on the Horizon, and will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Drilling Ban Lifted: Five (Possible) New Federal Mandates

    The Obama administration has lifted the ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, but it is also enforcing steps to make sure a disaster such as the Deepwater Horizon leak never, ever happens again.Don't worry, we have a plan​The feds have outlined a bunch of tough new regulations and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Local Oil Spill 'Action Group' To Host Mock Funeral At City Hall

    orcoo.orgCome equipped​It took nearly three months to stop oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. By the time the well was "capped," it is estimated that over 4.9 million barrels of crude oil flowed into the ocean, killing marine life and destroying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    The Tarballs Cometh, To Galveston

    Crystal Beach, via KHOU​As the Fourth of July weekend loomed, Galveston's visitors bureau put out a press release "reminding the public that Island beaches remain oil free and open for business this 4th of July holiday weekend....The U.S. Coast Guard confirms that the spill remains more than 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    ​If you've always wanted to attend a Houston Chowhounds throwdown but haven't been in the past, the upcoming Ceviche Throwdown is a can't-miss occasion and for one spectacular reason: The Chowhounds are trying to rasie $5,000 to help struggling Gulf fishermen in the wake of the Deepwater Horiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    T. Boone Pickens Uses The Oil Spill To Advance His Agenda

    Never let a catastrophe go to waste​T. Boone Pickens and the Pickens Plan.Ring any bells?The billionaire oilman who briefly dominated the media-scape more than a year ago with his TV commercials has been quietly working to get America off of foreign oil and hooked on natural gas. And now he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Preacher Joseph Herrin: Gulf Oil Spill The Fault Of All Us Abortion-Loving Houstonians

    I'm looking at YOU, Houston​BREAKING -- A new, undeniably correct theory on why there's a huge oil spill has just been announced. There's a spill, it seems, because God hates how we Houstonians just love abortion. Oh, and Joel Osteen's to blame, too.The theory is proposed by a preacher (and, we as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    BP Spill: Good News For Texas, Bad News For East Coast?

    If there's anywhere that the majority of Americans are wishing the Deepwater Horizon oil would go to, it's probably Texas, the U.S. home of BP.BP's in Houston? Send that oil to Galveston beaches and see how they like it!!It looks, though, like that won't happen. Here's one simulation from the Univer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Gulf Oil Spill: Stop Worrying, Industry Says In Galveston

    These things happen...​Boy, you've really gotta hand it to the oil & gas industry folks. I mean, after all, we're just shy of 40 days since the start of BP's crude ooze in the Gulf, and already a consortium of energy elites has launched a propaganda blitz via America's WETLAND Foundation.And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Southwest's Newest Destination: The Gulf Oil Spill

    Photos by John Nova LomaxAre we having wacky fun yet?​Since the late '70s, even without having an airport worth mentioning, the Florida Panhandle has managed to boom to the point of unrecognizability. The blinding white sand of the beaches and the heartbreakingly clear deep blue seawater were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Pappas Files Lawsuit Against BP and Halliburton

    The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, engulfed in flames.Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard​It was only a matter of time before the Gulf fishing industry -- whose entire livelihood has been threatened by the Gulf oil leak -- struck back at the organizations responsible for causing the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Local Lawyers Unimpressed With Transocean's Bid To Limit Its Oil-Spill Exposure

    Photo courtesy US Coast GuardPLEASE let the oil-spill litigation be heard here, Houston hotel owners pray​Transocean, the Houston company that owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon rig that is currently gushing huge amount of oil into the Gulf, is looking to limit the amount of damages they may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Top 5 Musical Eco-Fails

    uscgd8 via Flick​The bad news about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is that BP's magic undersea dome didn't work, and the slick is now the size of Connecticut. And unless the latest half-assed stopgap measure (a "junk shot" of debris fired down the well in an attempt to plug it) works, it could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Rick Perry Blames God For Gulf Oil Spill

    The alleged culprit, giving the order to blow Deepwater Horizon​A lot of people are quick to blame BP, or the people who put together the oil rig that is currently spewing black gold into the Gulf of Mexico, but Rick Perry -- the only governor we have at the moment -- knows better.Speaking at a Wa ... More >>