Taken by the Houston Chronicle’s Smiley Pool, the shot of a lone house still standing in Gilchrist after Hurricane Ike was seen all over the world. Looking through archival images, it turns out no one should have been surprised the house survived.
In the halcyon days before Ike, Kevin Harrington and his dog Damn Good could kick back in Seabrook and watch the ships come into Clear Lake. They both survived Ike; we're not so sure about the boat in the background.
Lucky's Pub was packed Thursday night, as were the go-go dancers and the models, for the launch party for this year's Best of Houston issue. "The Seven Deadly Sins" was the theme and 80 Proof was the band as the party went on all night long.
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.