Hurricane Alicia

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Hurricane Season 2014: Tropical Storm Arthur Forms as the "Real" Season Begins

    Tracking forecast for Tropical Storm Arthur.The first named tropical storm of 2014 formed in the Atlantic Ocean Monday. Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the coast of Florida and is expected to move gradually to the north and ultimately northeast over the next three to four days. Currently, forecasts ... More >>

  • News

    September 19, 2013

    Hurricane Ike: Then and Now

    Photographer Daniel Kramer returns to the scene of Houston's most recent tropical nightmare.

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    September 13, 2013

    Hurricane Ike: Then and Now in Photos

    Five years ago today was the anniversary of Hurricane Ike. When it swept through Houston in 2008 - and was subsequently swept under the rug by national media thanks to a collapsing economy - it packed much more punch than anyone expected. A massive storm that, at one point, filled almost the entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Rock You Like a You Know What: Why Hurricane Season Should Heat Up and Stop Being So Lame

    Since 1995, the Atlantic Basin has been in a period of higher-than-normal activity for tropical storms. This is a phenomena referred to as the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation. It basically means that for periods of 20-40 years (or longer), there is an increase in storm activity across the Atlanti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    The Last Hurricane: Houston Has Been Lucky Since Alicia 30 Years Ago

    On my first day of high school, my parents drove me from my aunt's house. We were all living there because our house on the north side of town still had no power thanks to Hurricane Alicia, a storm that hit Houston 30 years ago this past weekend. And while Alicia may not have been a monster storm -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Weather Week: Serious Heat on the Way

    Every time it seems that summer has us in its throes, a front comes through and cools things down. Okay, maybe it doesn't get "cool," but when low temperatures for the week average in the upper 60s, that's cool for Houston in June. This week, no such luck. Over the weekend, temperatures moderated u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    An Animal Roars Again: The Eric Burdon Interview, Part 2

    In Part 2 of Rocks Off's interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Burdon, he talks about a surprise call from Bruce Springsteen at last year's SXSW, how he feels about ever reuniting with The Animals and War, and how he braved a post-hurricane Houston to score some pot. Rewind: An Animal Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    An Animal Roars Again: The Eric Burdon Interview, Part 1

    As lead vocalist for the '60s British Invasion band the Animals, Eric Burdon fronted what was perhaps the toughest R&B-influenced group from the era (sorry, Stones fans), and had a second incarnation exploring psychedelic music. In his collaborations with War, Burdon pushed the boundaries of impro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Heat? Check. Rain? Check. Hurricanes? Maybe Not. Summer in Houston, 2012

    If you don't like Houston, probably at the top of your list of reasons why is the summer. For those not accustomed to the -- let's call it "sticky" -- weather the Bayou City offers from July through September each year, it can be a brutal three or four months. Of course, for people like me who have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Early Forecasts Calling for a Quieter Than Normal Hurricane Season

    Did you enjoy the winter? Went quick, didn't it? It seems like just 15 minutes ago, we were all lounging in the cool Houston winter while our northern neighbors were breaking out the snow plows. We laughed and laughed. Now, we've started to reach that wonderful time when even your beads of sweat hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    The Five Worst Tropical Weather Events in Houston History

    The hurricane that hit Galveston in 1915 didn't have a name, but it left a mark.​Houston and Galveston, like any cities along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the U.S., are always vulnerable to tropical weather. The scariest of these events is most definitely the hurricane, with its fierce wind ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010

    One Hot Texican Summer (or the Summer I Found Out I was Mexican)

    So if your mom is Mexican, and your dad is Mexican, that makes you...

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Ike Claims Yet One More Victim On Galveston: The Fun Of Bowling

    Oh Galveston, when will your Hurricane Ike suffering ever end?News has come down that the last bowling alley on the island, the imaginatively named Island Bowl, will not reopen. Roof damage during Ike and struggles with insurance money have proven to be too much to over come.No bowling. Are there tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007
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    July 3, 2007

    This week in Café: T-Bone Tom's in Kemah

    During Prohibition, Kemah was a town of ill-repute, a place where Houstonians could easily find alcohol, gambling and prostitution. The Edgewater Casino was the hub of the waterfront action. In 1950, a restaurant called Jimmie Walker's Edgewater Restaurant and Supper Club opened in the casino's lowe ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    The Dead Zone

    Houston buries its Inner Loop past under bright new shiny Perry Homes town houses

  • Music

    July 1, 2004
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    July 19, 2001


    A Wave of Laughter, Strip Search Horrors, Fine Frye

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Withering Heights

    Others may label it a monument to mishmash; Charlie calls it home

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    July 27, 2000
  • Culture

    April 15, 1999
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    June 13, 1996

    Old and Rare

    On a bawdy stretch of Telephone Road, Colleen Urbanek sells used books. Real books. Without pictures of naked women. And her customers are satisfied anyway.