A couple weeks ago, we told you hurricane season was over and cooler weather was on the way. This is one of those times we really don't mind saying, "I told you so." While the tropics are still quite active -- we are in the heart of hurricane season, after all -- the steady stream of cool fronts mo ... More >>
People dropping dogs off at the refuge trusted they were sending them to the best place possible. Not exactly.
So, the rain, did you enjoy it? I think after the record-breaking drought of 2011, most Houstonians were open to some days filled with more than just the occasional pop-up thunderstorm and we got them. Virtually every day for the last three weeks, we've had some rain in the area and, as a result, ve ... More >>
They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans.
Welcome to summer, Houston! While the actual beginning to summer is next month, Memorial Day is the unofficial signal that the hot weather is coming and every place you like to go for coffee will be packed with kids out of school. For Houstonians, it also marks the time of year when we begin to migr ... More >>
The Beef Ravioli Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE) was the best option on my post Hurricane Katrina menu.Six years ago, citizens of the Gulf Coast were starting to understand the immediate implications of their world post Hurricane Katrina. Power had been out since the storm made landfall, which mean ... More >>
LinneainTXRecently we wondered what 9/11 would have been like with today's social media. We're getting some slight taste of it with the wildfires raging through Central Texas and Magnolia. People are tweeting updates, pleas for help rescuing livestock and horses, putting up photos and setti ... More >>
Fast for a day, Chris Christie: the power of Perry compels you!There are few t hings more annoying than the stranger who asks you if you've accepted Jesus, but Governor Rick Perry has became That Guy with a letter to the 49 other state leaders in the U.S. He's asking them to come to Houston ... More >>
Make sure your fake receipts are not for closed hotels.If you're going to rip your union off for $10,000 by putting in fake travel vouchers, don't put in one showing you stayed at a New Orleans hotel while it was closed because of huge Hurricane Katrina damage. It's just common sense. Con Ar ... More >>
Photo by Bill OliveA tip about a son in California jail didn't work outAfter more than two years, Galveston County officials are saying they have no further leads on identifying the last victim of Hurricane Ike. They know she's a five-foot-tall middle-aged woman who wore a 34C bra, had a sur ... More >>
Texas City Dike is backIt's been a long time, but the Texas City Dike, that five-mile manmade but of pure Gulf Texana, is set to reopen.Tomorrow morning at 6 a.m., for the first time since Hurricane Ike sent a massive storm surge over its top, the fishing pier will be open for business. There's ... More >>
Oh, TERRIFIC.Here's a pleasant map to study -- a tropical-storm dagger pointed right at the heart of Houston. Even worse than right at the heart -- we're on the dirty side of the storm.Not to worry. Why?
Illustration courtesy GISDThe residents of Galveston Island, still trying to recover from Hurricane Ike, have a decision to make: whether a $34.9 million new multipurpose stadium is worth an approximate 11 cents pday tax increase.The new stadium, proposed by the Galveston Island Independent Schoo ... More >>
[Ed. Note: Please email any news of further music-related relief efforts to firstname.lastname@example.org.] Bobby Moon & Lil Flip - Swagger from AK Kurji on Vimeo. If you're looking for a way to contribute to the Haitian relief efforts, Houston-based international pop artist Bobby Moon is going to ... More >>
Oh Galveston, when will your Hurricane Ike suffering ever end?News has come down that the last bowling alley on the island, the imaginatively named Island Bowl, will not reopen. Roof damage during Ike and struggles with insurance money have proven to be too much to over come.No bowling. Are there tw ... More >>
November was a very tough month for the hotel business, according to Smith Travel Research, which tracks these kinds of things.Occupancy rates dropped from November 2007 in all of the top 25 markets except one -- Houston.Houston's occupancy rate climbed 11 percent over the previous November to a rat ... More >>
DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors
The Port praises itself, with omissions
Thumbing through "Pages"
A New Birth Brass Band set at the Volcano makes Racket long for a new and improved tinfoil hat
Music to drown by
There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.
State Senator Buster Brown wants to make Lake Jackson safe for development. Guess who's one of the developers.
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