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Houston Ship Channel

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2014

    Weather Channel Advises Not Buying that Galveston Dream Home

    Somewhere in Galveston County, officials must be smacking their foreheads in exasperation over the latest bit with Galveston. Namely, the Weather Channel's recently-compiled list of the 50 worst places to own a home based on natural factors. Galveston made it into the top 10, ranking eighth on the l ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The San Jose Clinic Is Here to Take Care of Those Left Behind by the Texas Health-Care Debate

    Even after the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of Texans have no medical coverage. That is why the San Jose Clinic in Midtown still exists.

  • News

    April 18, 2013

    Shakedown: The HCAD Appraisal Game

    HCAD fights owners of moderate housing for every single assessment penny. So why is it routinely handing out tax breaks worth several millions to big corporations?

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    If the Addicks and Barker Dams Fail

    They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans.

  • News

    June 30, 2011

    Masters of Cyberspace

    The Press hands out its first Houston Web Awards.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    A Taste of Honey: Harvesting A Beehive

    Photos by Brittanie SheyTom Helm, urban outdoorsman and hobbyist beekeeper​This weekend we were invited to a honey-harvesting party at the home of Tom Helm, an urban outdoorsman who in 2006 was the subject of our cover story "Dark Water", in which he and then-Press reporter Josh Harkinson kaya ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2010

    Getting Creamed

    Online readers respond to high school girls slathered in whipped cream and chocolate.

  • News

    April 8, 2010

    Baseball on the Brain

    Readers are gearing up for the Astros' 2010 season.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Kirk Daley, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 19

    ​Sadly, it wasn't a long week for Mr. Kirk Daley.He and a few co-workers left work early on Monday, probably with a skip in their step, to go cash their tax refund checks at a convenience store in northeast Houston at 8103 Homestead Road. When Daley, 30, was finished and all cashed-up, he began wa ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009

    Houston's Craziest: The 30 Worst

    The troubled people whom Houston police officers hate to see headed their way.

  • Dining

    August 27, 2009

    Battleground Fried Shrimp

    The Monument Inn continues an old tradition of dining on hallowed ground.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Galveston -- Exhibit A Against Offshore Drilling?

    Florida Governor Charlie Crist recently forgot about his 2006 campaign promise and changed his mind about offshore drilling. This week, the President made his pitch to eliminate a federal ban on the drilling. (Florida is the only state in the Gulf of Mexico protected by the ban.) So Floridians mi ... More >>

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    H-Town Zydeco

    Dr. Roger Wood and James Fraher serve up another heaping helping of Houston music lore

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Dark Water

    A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Bring It On

    Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Digging It

    Tunnels are a rare bird in Houston. But will they fly for I-45?

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Draining the Swamp

    A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands

  • Dining

    March 25, 2004

    Sex, Death and Oysters

    Beneath the muddy waters of Galveston Bay lies one of the greatest seafood treasure troves on earth

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Bridging the Gap

    Birders and the port are new buds seeking to block the proposed toll span at Bolivar

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Gone But Not Forgotten

    Party legend Mike Nixon is missing, but no one thinks he's dead

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    King Kinder

    Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now he’s ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Taking a Toll

    A bridge to Bolivar might be good for business -- but not for the birds

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Under The Volcano

    Crown Central Petroleum spews, sputters and flares up. Neighbors of the plant view it uneasily, never quite sure when it's going to blow.

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Green Port?

    A Port suit accuses several companies of contaminating its land for decades

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Houston Kid

    Rodney Crowell sets his topsy-turvy East End childhood to music

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Livin' Large

    Carlos Sosa promised to sell seized goods from the Port of Houston on the cheap. Many believed him. Until they learned he was a Customs Service snitch, and perhaps a con man on the side.

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Dream Taker

    When political egos and a basketball star vow to beautify a derelict building next door to Enron Field, what do you get after more than a year? Nothing.

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Adrift

    Has the fight over port expansion turned a bay watchdog group into a rubber duck?

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    Brother, Can You Spare a Vanity Video?

    Houston Endowment paid, so they had to come

  • Calendar

    May 22, 1997
  • Calendar

    April 17, 1997
  • Music

    November 28, 1996

    Wild Things

    With a stiff dose of vatobilly, the Flamin' Hellcats aim to cure rock and roll of what ails it

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • News

    April 18, 1996

    The Fire Next Time?

    Downsizing, outsourcing, deferred maintenance ... It all makes for a volatile mix at Baytown's Exxon refinery.

  • Culture

    April 11, 1996
  • News

    March 23, 1995

    Got Mad, Got Even

    Two former HL&P workers took revenge against the Light Company, but say the city settled for "chump change"

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    Pastor to the Port

    In the changing world of the Houston Ship Channel, one thing remains constant: Father Rivers Patout.

  • News

    August 4, 1994

    Impeaching South Houston

    South Houston Mayor Dennis Cordray has been run out of office... and his town isn't doing so hot either.

  • News

    February 3, 1994

    Just Don't Breathe It

    What Houstonians can -- and probably won't -- do to clean up the air they drive through

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