Jim Vratis

  • News

    September 10, 2009

    Life, Post-Ike: The Comeback Kid

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

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Stingaree Rising

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike's steamroll across the Bolivar Peninsula, before-and-after aerial photos of beach communities like Caplen and Gilchrist became iconic images of the hurricane's devastating power. The before pictures show verdant blocks of raised-on-posts beach houses; the after pic ... 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