Hurricane Allison

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    A Thanksgiving Wish: My Dee Dee's Pie Shop Still Needs Help

    Almost exactly a year ago, My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe on West Gulf Bank burned to the ground. Owner Bella-Katherine Curtis's home was connected to the shop as well. It was not insured. Out of 8,000 square feet, 5,000 burned. Looters quickly ransacked the place, taking anything they could that was por ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    KPRC Rob Arnold Tweets Spam-Worthy Image of "Baby Killer"

    KPRC's Robert Arnold has always had a flair for the dramatic. One of my favorite images from local news was that of Arnold standing nearly waist deep in water during Tropical Storm Allison imploring all those watching to, for the love of God, not go in the water. Back in 2002, he made the pages of t ... 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

    April 2, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Walter Suhr, the Straw That Stirs Mango Punch!

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. With his signature panama hat and a wide sm ... More >>

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Dog Rescuers Shocked and Worried after Spindletop Dog Refuge Raid

    Dog rescuers throughout the country are worrying today over the fates of dogs they placed at the Spindletop Refuge in Willis, where authorities say hundreds of dogs were found living in their own waste in cramped, stacked crates, near a mass grave with an unknown number of bodies. The 298 dogs sei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Five Reasons Another Tropical Storm Allison Won't Happen in Your Lifetime

    Now THAT is some serious flood water.​When Tropical Storm Allison hit in 2001 and dropped almost three feet of rain on central Houston, there were all sorts of terms like the "100-year storm" or the "500-year storm" thrown around. These kinds of weather events do more than just destroy propert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    If Who's On First, What's On Second: A Post-Ike Diary Documenting One Family's Attempt To Get Past First Base With The Houston Housing Authority

    ​Ike's anniversary is coming up, an event which will be well-covered locally. We're doing out part with the September 10 issue; until then we'll be posting some Ike-related items to whet the appetite.In the 1950s the famous comedy team of Abbott and Costello developed what is probably their most ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Death Threats and TAKS Tests

    Some TAKS tests are murder

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Lemonade Stand

    It ain't easy protesting in a van

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Game Four: A Bitter Sweep Ending

    The Astros’ attempt to win without scoring somehow fails

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Katrina & The Waves

    Houston gets hit with its own hurricane surge

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Digging It

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

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Myernick: Movin' On Up

    Houston Ballet practically raised this soaring young soloist

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    The Stud Next Door

    It's pay-to-play if you wanna be a porno star

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    On Shaky Grounds

    HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Black and White

    Good ol’ boys prosper at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Many African-Americans don’t.

  • Dining

    September 23, 2004

    Meatball Politics

    Forget the Atkins and Souch Beach diets and hit the Sacred Heart Society's Thursday spaghetti lunch

  • News

    March 4, 2004
  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Party Like It's 1899

    Super Bowl week turned out to be a slow one for HPD's vice squad

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Visitors' Guide

    Get Bowled over by the best of the real Bayou City

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Caring for Clairice

    A naked woman's traffic death rekindles concerns about Shed

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    The Six-Year Itch

    City Hall reality series: Who survives on Bill White's island?

  • News

    October 9, 2003
  • News

    March 20, 2003
  • News

    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Year of the Yao Woo

    The crazy times in 2002 — Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more —- now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Building a Case

    Did prosecutors use -- or abuse -- a little-known remodeling law?

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002

    The Chef Who Almost Wasn't

    Zumm Escudier has put the Angelika Cafe back on track, but her path has been long and winding

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Buyers' Remorse

    The Cohns say their builder ripped them off with a poorly built home that became infested with mold. They've joined other Texas homeowners who want a lemon law passed just for houses.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Image Scrimmage

    Lanier bolted the booster group after an ill friend negotiated a buyout

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    Small Wonder

    The Hyde Park Miniature Museum has been dredged out of mothballs, but will it find a permanent home before time runs out?

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    One More Time

    Houston's Image Problems, Part LCXVII

  • Dining

    April 11, 2002

    Fox Bids Adieu

    Chef Tom Williams must give up his restaurant to save his health

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Fire Ball

    Lonnie makes a clean sweep

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Opera à la Enron?

    For HGO, another local tragedy might be looming offstage

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Getting Wasted

    Local officials say they are only after compliance and cleanups. Critics claim otherwise.

  • Calendar

    January 3, 2002

    Winging It

    This improv troop is sticking it out

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Lay of the Land

    Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Smackdown at City Hall

    Candidates clash in a castaway district, exes attack, and Bell wringers rumble for a final round with Brown. Voters, pick your fight.

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    Follow the Money

    Some familiar faces get subpoenaed in the investigation of an alleged kickback scheme

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Weathercaster

    Wayne Dolcefino

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    A Night in the Tub

    An angel named Grace, a doctor who's a real Trip and fresh gore flooding the ER -- the new Ben Taub gets old quick

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Winging It

    For business or pleasure, here comes the Great Butterfly Chase

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Three-peat Heat

    Start your engines: The latest pollution pennant race is on

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Up a Creek

    Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    In This Together

    KTRK and the Chronicle contribute to an HISD campaign

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Wading for Godot

    Allison arrived in a flood of thoughts -- mattress rafts, murky thigh-deep water and the sudden flotsam of family life rushing out the back door

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    Run Out on a Rail

    Metro's light-rail construction has some businesses already pulling out of the station

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Headhunting, HISD-Style

    The new HISD superintendent was just a phone call away

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