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Remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

12 years ago by Houston Press
It's been three years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pounded the Gulf Coast, sending thousands of evacuees into Texas. No other city did more to help than Houston, and to say thank you the Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston project is throwing a festival this Saturday at Discovery Green...

Radio Houstoned: Chris Rose and Hurricane Katrina

13 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
To listen to our interview with author Chris Rose and a short reading from 1 Dead in Attic, After Katrina click the LISTEN button below. A crime reporter and columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Chris Rose had been covering politics, pop culture and NOLA nightlife. All that changed on...

The Top Five Hurricane Katrina-Related Rap Songs

10 years ago by Rizoh
New Orleans is home to many rappers, including Lil Wayne and Juvenile. So, when Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast five years ago this weekend, it only felt natural for hip-hop to step up and capture the debacle on wax. It's been five years since the disaster and this Katrina-inspired playlist...

August Hurricane Forecast Calls for Explosive Peak of Season

3 months ago by Jeff Balke
As if 2020 weren't already cruel enough, the widely respected hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University released their updated hurricane season forecast on Wednesday, and it is a doozy. According to the report, a combination of near historically warm sea surface temperatures combined with low to non-existent wind shear and...

New Hurricane Katrina Short Film Sadly But Warmly Marks the End of 2013 Season

7 years ago by Jef Rouner
As November comes to a close and the skies turn dark and rainy, we can be thankful it's just a conventional rain. Speaking as someone who spent a couple of weeks living out of a New Braunfels hotel room with a pregnant wife, three cats and a dog after Hurricane...

Stevie Nicks Sprinkles Some 24K Gold Dust in Concert Film

7 days ago by Bob Ruggiero
In rankings of a distinctive image and self-awareness as a rock star, Stevie Nicks skews toward the top of the list. For decades, she’s cultivated a persona of a mystical sorceress in both her music and lyrics as well as stage presence. Hell, her signature song “Rhiannon” is about a...

Cover Story: We're All Screwed In a Hurricane Katrina-Like Way If Addicks and Barker Dams Are Breached

8 years ago by Steve Jansen
Last week's rains and floods might be child's play compared to what could be in store for Houston if Addicks and Barker dams were to crumble into dust. Located near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Beltway 8, the two flood-control mechanisms have been at an "extremely high risk of...

Months After George Floyd, Black Lives Matter Houston Keeps Fighting For A Better Bayou City

21 days ago by Schaefer Edwards
By any measure, 2020 has been one of the worst years of all time. It’d still rank high on the list of most awful years if it were only for the still raging coronavirus pandemic that’s killed over a million people globally and the plethora of natural disasters that have...

Mary Chapin Carpenter's Evolution of Education

3 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
Like all musicians in the Age of Coronavirus, singer/guitarist/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter has been forced to alter her usual professional life. Instead of being on tour right now opening up for Sugarland or playing duo dates with Shawn Colvin and promoting her upcoming record The Dirt and the Stars, she’s...

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