Crews are working to clean up the mess created by more than 150,000 gallons of sticky black crude oil dumped in Galveston Bay on Saturday, but with no end in sight the environmental implications will likely only get worse. So far, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials report they've found three oil-c ... More >>
Quicker than you can spell environmental disaster, another major oil spill is affecting the Gulf Coast. This time, caused by the collision between a tanker and a barge that's shut down the Houston Ship Channel, according to reports. Crews from state and government agencies are working on cleanup af ... More >>
The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose only items unique to ... More >>
A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.
Over the past couple of weeks, we've heard ad nauseam about the painful effects of Hurricane Ike -- the flooded homes and businesses, the damaged rooftops, the rampant power outages, the lingering failures of Comcast not only to provide cable and Internet but also to explain coherently why they are ... More >>
Despite major opposition, construction commences on what could become North America's most dangerous airport
While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs
The Audubon Society wants some killer birds to stay off its land
Wingéd children soar above an unusual nativity scene
Birders and the port are new buds seeking to block the proposed toll span at Bolivar
Houston remains embroiled in what to do about Memorial Park
Squeezed by new development on Galveston's west end, fishermen are trying to hang on to an honored Texas tradition: driving on the beach
A bridge to Bolivar might be good for business -- but not for the birds
For business or pleasure, here comes the Great Butterfly Chase
Cecil Hopper subdues the wilderness -- then enshrines it in his museum
Last fall, environmentalists thought they'd finally put a stake through the heart of the West Side Airport. But the mayoral race seems to have given it a new lease on life.
In its quest for a Municipal golf course, Lake jackson learned a valuable lesson: Never buy land without checking it out first. Unfortunately, the lesson came six years too late.
The oil is gone from High Island, but the birds still come. So do the bird watchers.
Cyclists say wait Ho Chi Minh-ute
How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?