4

A Day At The Beach For Beyonce, Dad

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

One of the things Rocks Off is most grateful for is our Google alert for Beyonce, which provides us with a never-ending stream of amusing and occasionally newsworthy anecdotes concerning the escapades of Houston's hometown diva and her extended family. This morning's was especially rich, because not only has the frequently bathing-suit-clad Beyonce finally joined the ranks of the celebrity "nip-slip" brigade, it turns out the federal government may pick up the Ike-related repair tab to the Knowles family's house on Galveston's Pirate Beach. Let's get to the more important story first. Beyonce has been on vacation in Hawaii with husband Jay-Z, sister Solange and Solange's son Daniel for a few days. She went to the beach. Her swimsuit didn't fit quite right. Photographers were there. Internet goes bananas. End of story.

The Internet was much slower in reacting to the news first reported by The Galveston Daily News earlier this month that the seaside retreat owned by B's father/manager Mathew Knowles was added to the list of properties eligible for a FEMA-administered Property Acquisition Buyout between November and January.

Once they did find out, though, the blognoscenti responded with the proper degree of snark and eat-the-rich indignation. "All those child support payments must be draining Matthew Knowles' bank account," volunteered Gawker. Mother Jones, meanwhile, took a moment to point out that "In the name of disaster relief, the federal government routinely subsidizes some of the country's wealthiest and most irresponsible property owners" before letting us know that soon every beachside property on the Gulf Coast will be worthless (as in underwater) thanks to global warming.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.