Port of Houston

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Group Talks Multi-Billion Coastal Barrier We Hope We Don't Need (But Probably Do)

    Earlier this month the Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance met to discuss a plan that would keep us (and our energy industry) from going underwater in the event of a catastrophic storm surge. Unfortunately, according to storm watchers, the Gulf Coast is likely to get hit by a major storm every 15 y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Travel company hopes you're not sick of cruises, banking on local ports

    Just last month a Caribbean Princess cruise had to cut itstrip short. It returned to Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadenaa day early so folks from the Centers for Disease Control could investigate what caused 181 passengers and 11 crew members to get sick, a nast little bug called norovirus.&nbs ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2013

    Topless & Dancing Those Laps

    City decides to go along to get along with Houston's strip clubs.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Boobs Are Back? City Inks Deal to Allow Clubs to Go Topless, Provide Lap Dances Again

    According to the Twitter feed of Janice Evans, the Director of Communications for Mayor Annise Parker, the city signed a deal today that will allow "gentleman's" clubs to go topless again and allow lap dances previously prevented by the three-foot rule. The deal includes provisions for the creation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Houstoric Project, Volume 7: The East End

    For our 7th installment of the HoustoricProject we bring you the East End. The East End covers a vast area that starts at the eastern edge of downtown to the Port of Houston and South to Hobby Airport. The Eastwood Subdivision, one of Houston's first master-planned communities, turned 100 this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Battleship Texas to Become Test Site for Robot Tuna

    You fight in multiple wars, finally get retirement and all you have to show for it is rust and a robot fish. Such is life for the weary Battleship Texas, one of the few battleships left in the world that fought in both World Wars. The ship sits as a museum near the San Jacinto Monument and despite c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Visitor's Guide: 7 Things We Don't Want You to See When You Come to Houston

    Last week, many were surprised -- some even perplexed -- to see our beloved city on the annual New York Times list of places to visit in 2013. Houston was number seven on a list of 46 that included Rio, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hawaii's Big Island, Oslo, Bangkok and Paris. Yes, we were on a "must visit ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2012

    Pregnancy Puzzler

    Lactation not related to giving birth.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Occupy Houston Protesters Hit With Felony Charges For Port Incident

    Stiffer charges reinstated​It seemed a little bogus when Occupy Houston protesters got hit with felony charges for their typical blocking of a street during a Port of Houston event earlier this month and, indeed, the serious charges were quickly dropped. Any celebration has been short-lived, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Occupy Houston: Arrests Made at Port

    Action this day.​The Occupy Houston protesters took to the Port of Houston today, with about 70 people showing up and several arrests made for blocking a service road, according to some estimates. HPD and the sheriff's office were out in force, including mounted patrols, and seemed to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Sheriff Asks Congress for More Money to Patrol Port

    HCSOGive me more money, Garcia said.​Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia told a congressional subcommittee today that he needs more cash to protect the Port of Houston. "At the end of the day, it comes down to the ability of someone to patrol in a patrol boat or a patrol car," he told the Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Port of Houston Hires Rusty Hardin to Guide Them into Scary New World of Transparency

    Rusty Hardin with another client who wants everything out in the open.​One thing you can say about the Port of Houston -- they don't like questions. Any reporter in town who's tried to deal with them on anything but a fawning story quickly finds that getting straight and full answers can often ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Bayport Cruise Terminal: Still Empty and Unused, Except for Wayne Dolcefino

    We noted last month the interesting sidelight to the big Disney announcement that they'd be sailing a cruise ship out of Galveston -- that sidelight being that Disney was flipping the bird to the Port of Houston's boondoggle of a cruise terminal. KTRK's ever-intrepid Wayne Dolcefino has now taken a ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011

    Bikes on Easements

    North-south cycling trails could be a go!

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Disney Cruises Coming to Galveston (Instead of Bayport)

    M-I-C -- See you real soon....​Good news if you're the type of person who enjoys a Disney cruise, and may God have mercy on your tortured soul if you do: Galveston is one of the new ports of call. Disney announced today that beginning in September 2012, a dozen seven-night cruises each year w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Port Of Houston's Women's Restrooms: The Horror

    You don't want to go in there​If you're a woman working the ships at the Port of Houston, don't drink a lot of coffee. Otherwise, you're dealing with this: On the door it says "Women's Room." The lock is broken on the inside, so you walk in to a darkly painted, dimly lit room. The broken toilet se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Shoreacres Couple Sues Over Bayport Operations

    ​It was 12 years ago when we first wrote of residents raising the alarm over the effects of the proposed giant Bayport terminal. Now the terminal is built and continues to expand, and people continue to criticize it.A Shoreacres couple has filed suit saying the terminal has forced them to endure " ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2009

    City of Coffee

    Is Houston about to become America's coffee capital?

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    New On The Web! More Party Pics and Coverage of Rich People!

    ​Heartbroken fans of Clifford Pugh, Shelby Hodge and Heather "Shopgirl" Staible take solace -- the trio of ex-Chron lifestyle scribes have a new home online at Culture Map Houston, which debuted a few hours ago. "CultureMap, a new online magazine and "mapazine" -- the first of its kind -- headqua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    The Wind Devastated Galveston, Now It's Helping The Comeback

    The winds (and resulting storm surge) of Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston, but it's wind that has helped the Port of Galveston get back into the black for the first time since the storm.Is that ironic, or is it more like rain on your wedding day? We're not sure. And Port CEO Steven Cernak doesn't rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Ten Things You Can Find In the Pleasantville Garbage Pile

    There's a pile of rotting garbage (some optimistically call it "mulch", but if it's been there since Ike, it's garbage) festering in Pleasantville, near the Port of Houston. It's been there since Hurricane Ike converted large chunks of the city to debris back in September, and now it looks like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    The Land Of The Killer Trains

    It's bad news when the state lists you as the absolute most dangerous county when it comes to deaths involving railroads.It's worse when you take into consideration the report doesn't even cover the treacherous, havoc-wreaking collision machine known as Metro's light-rail system.The Texas Rail & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    A Foggy Day In Houston Town

    Dickensian fog has settled over Houston this morning, making the morning commute a hassle.But that's not all the problems it's causing.There are delays at the airport -- up to 45 minutes and increasing at Bush (Hobby seems to be doing better).Not only that, but ships are stacking up outside the Port ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Ike-Response Hearings Begin; FEMA Doesn't Bother To Show Up

    The first of four House Select Committee on Hurricane Ike hearings kicked off this morning at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel. Chaired by Rep. Sylvester Turner (we like to call these the “Ike-Turner” hearings), the Committee’s goal, as explained by Turner, “is to come out of these hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    An Ike Miracle: Bayport Cruise Terminal To Actually Be Used

    And they said it would never happen. The brand-new $81 million cruise terminal at the Port of Houston's Bayport terminal is finished and has been able to handle ships for a while now. Not so's you'd notice, because no cruise companies have signed up to use it, as the Houston Chronicle reported. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    Ivory Smugglers Get Nabbed

    They looked like normal drums, or at least normal drums that came from Ethiopia. Made of wood and leather, they were part of a shipment being inspected by federal agents at the Port of Houston late last week. An agent thought six of the drums seemed heavier than normal; he tapped on them and got o ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 2008
  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Name That Town

    An image crisis in Fort Bend County

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Bragging Rights

    The Port praises itself, with omissions

  • News

    April 15, 2004
  • News

    March 18, 2004

    All Aboard

    Since 9/11, tanker sailors are having a tough time making it to dry land in Houston

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Bridging the Gap

    Birders and the port are new buds seeking to block the proposed toll span at Bolivar

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Back Door to History

    Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    Mixed Messages

    Casualties aren't easy to count in the continuing battle of Bayport

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Taking a Toll

    A bridge to Bolivar might be good for business -- but not for the birds

  • Dining

    January 4, 2001

    On the Waterfront

    Lunch with Rory Miggins

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Livin' Large

    Carlos Sosa promised to sell seized goods from the Port of Houston on the cheap. Many believed him. Until they learned he was a Customs Service snitch, and perhaps a con man on the side.

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Low and Outside

    Welcome to the ballpark. And brown fields and barren expanses of a still-not-rejuvenated section of downtown.

  • News

    October 28, 1999
  • News

    October 28, 1999

    Promises, Promises

    Skeptics say the Port could break more pledges involving Bayport

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Cash Box

    The Port referendum means lots of jobs -- for consultants

  • Calendar

    August 13, 1998
  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Rocky Landing

    Residents of this seaside neighborhood are about to be joined by a 1,000-acre port facility

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Value Added

    When Sports Authority folks got around to estimating the worth of a "Port Park" by the ballpark, the numbers just kept getting bigger

  • Calendar

    May 22, 1997
  • News

    August 15, 1996

    Think Small

    Richard Farias wants to change the way HISD teaches middle school

  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Pagodas on the Prairie

    Why are 8,000 Chinese soldiers standing guard outside of Katy? Ask Mr. Poon.

  • News

    December 22, 1994

    Pastor to the Port

    In the changing world of the Houston Ship Channel, one thing remains constant: Father Rivers Patout.

  • Calendar

    August 11, 1994
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