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Water Transportation

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Galveston Bay Oil Spill: A Lesson In a Series of Lessons

    Mark Twain's declaration that "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme" is an appropriate and memorable reminder in the wake of the March 24, Galveston Bay oil spill. It's one more prompt that environmental abuses, whether by negligence, human error, or political gain, need our attention no ... 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 >>

  • Film

    October 24, 2013

    In All Is Lost, Robert Redford Won't Go Down Easily

    For once, Redford is just a guy trying not to die.

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Jose Ramirez-Lopez: Tells Jury At His Deportation Trial Just Because I Was In The U.S. Doesn't Mean I Was In The U.S.

    Jose Ramirez-Lopez, 30, has been arrested at least twice for being in the U.S. illegally and sent back to Mexico He "did not have consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security for permission to re-enter the United States," prosecutors say, but was arrested after being found sitting in front of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Sail To The Bahamas With Anthrax & Hatebreed On The Mayhem Cruise

    What do younger people have against cruises? You can (sometimes) gamble, drink, eat all you want, and there is always tons of grim people watching to do. You don't have to drive anywhere, and if you want you can just hole yourself up in your cabin and not do a damned thing. Rocks Off has detailed ... More >>

  • 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

    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 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 >>

  • 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

    November 11, 2010

    Won't You Let Me Take You On A/Sea Cruise

    ​If I was ever planning on taking a cruise again (and I'm not), I'd have serious doubts about buying tickets on any Carnival ship: Thousands of passengers on a towed cruise ship will disembark in San Diego, California, Thursday with their own tales from a three-day ordeal that left them witho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010

    RealFilms Screening: Living with the Trinity

    How the Trinity River made political history

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Shoreacres Couple Sues Over Bayport Operations

    ‚ÄčIt 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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
  • News

    February 5, 2009

    Star Trek for the Ages

    From West U to deep space

  • 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

    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

    September 16, 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

    June 17, 2004
  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

    While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    All Aboard

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

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Masters and Commanders

    A cruise is a great way to take a break ó as long as you're not belowdecks

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Bile on the Isle

    The wild fight between an entrepreneur and the Galveston port for loot from cruise-ship lots

  • 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 3, 2003

    Mixed Messages

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

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Access Denied

    Once the handicapped come aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, they may never leave -- no matter how badly they want to

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Green Port?

    A Port suit accuses several companies of contaminating its land for decades

  • 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

    October 28, 1999

    Promises, Promises

    Skeptics say the Port could break more pledges involving Bayport

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Adrift

    Has the fight over port expansion turned a bay watchdog group into a rubber duck?

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Cash Box

    The Port referendum means lots of jobs -- for consultants

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Blowing Smoke

    Government and civic boosters know the way to clean up the air in polluted southeast communities: add another chemical plant

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Rocky Landing

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

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