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  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The 25 Best Songs About Houston

    Bobby Bare, "I Can Almost See Houston From Here" One of the great homesick songs, Bobby Bare infuses this one with downtrodden ennui as he pines for the warmness of his old hometown. Usually veteran Houstonians are forced to deal with some newbie from Portland telling us all the things that are wron ... 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

    January 31, 2012

    Landry's Plans a New Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    September 23, 2010

    Our Mother of Mercy

    How far did cardinal go in tearing down Ike-ravaged church?

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    September 10, 2009

    Life, Post-Ike: The Comeback Kid

    Without as much to lose as Galveston, Bolivar surges ahead in its recovery.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Bolivar Peninsula

    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 >>

  • News

    January 8, 2009

    Hurricane Ike's Wake

    Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Party On, Dan

    Who knew HPD gave away free heroin shots?

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Pier Pressure

    Fertitta and friends take on the operator of Galveston's forlorn Flagship Hotel

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Waste Not, Want Not

    Local residents unite to fight the mountain of landfill trash headed their way

  • News

    June 26, 1997

    Besieged by the Bay

    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.