Itís 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
When the storm hit town in the early morn of Saturday, September 13, it flooded roads, snapped trees, prevented firefighters from saving a culinary landmark and shattered windows on a downtown skyscraper.
Her life cut short after replying to a "nanny wanted" ad on Craigslist, St. Olaf student Katherine Olson, 24 is remembered by family and friends as a bright and energetic soul. Here are some pics from her Facebook memorial page.