On Thursday, September 18, the sight was painfully familiar: a crowd of people in a parking lot, waiting. But instead of water, ice or MREs, this group desperately needed some kind of shared experience that didn’t involve clearing debris or scavenging for supplies - in short, music (really...
We heard High Island was a real island immediately after the storm, but we made it there on September 18 by car...eventually. Click here for a dispatch from Craig Malisow and here for video from Daniel Kramer.
It’s probably safe to say that other than the communities on the Bolivar Peninsula, no places in Texas were ravaged worse by Hurricane Ike than the bayside Chambers County towns of Oak Island and Smith Point. Click here for a dispatch from John Nova Lomax.
Businesses, homes and cars were destroyed, and plenty of folks wound up with boats in their yards. Click here to read John Nova Lomax's account of his September 17 visit to the quaint little drinking village with a serious fishing problem.
The action continues in Austin, TX as SXSW gathers steam. Here's what you might have seen around town on Thursday, March 19, including Gomez, Andrew Bird, Daniel Johnston, and the Oak Ridge Boys. PHOTOS BY MARK C. AUSTIN