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 >>
Photo courtesy of Landry'sClick here to see a high-res version of the proposed plans for the new Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.Longtime residents of the Houston metro area will no doubt remember the Flagship Hotel. Jutting out on a pier from Galveston Island's seawall, it was the on ... More >>
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 >>
How far did cardinal go in tearing down Ike-ravaged church?
Without as much to lose as Galveston, Bolivar surges ahead in its recovery.
Photos by Brittanie SheyCrystal Beach, TexasSometimes vacations don't always go as planned. Texas Traveler hadn't been to the Texas Coast since last summer, a month or two before Ike hit. We'd seen the footage and heard the stories -- it was just too depressing to imagine our favorite beaches cover ... More >>
Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath
Who knew HPD gave away free heroin shots?
Fertitta and friends take on the operator of Galveston's forlorn Flagship Hotel
Local residents unite to fight the mountain of landfill trash headed their way
Beset by skyrocketing tax assessments and wary of encroaching development, property owners in San Leon-Bacliff wonder if their "poor man's Riviera" may soon go the way of other waterfront zones along Galveston Bay.