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A Prison Cover-up During Hurricane Rita

13 years ago by Chris Vogel
As Hurricane Rita thundered towards him, Garrett Deetz lay terrified and confused on his bunk, locked up inside a cell at the United States Penitentiary in Beaumont. For the past two days, he and about 1,300 other maximum-security inmates had watched and listened to news coverage on television and radio...
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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...
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Hurricane Rita, Five Years Later: What's Your Story? (Now With Prizes!!)

10 years ago by Richard Connelly
As you sit in a bit of stalled traffic today or tomorrow, you can ease your annoyance a bit by remembering what was happening five years ago this week.Just weeks after Houstonians watched horrified as Hurricane Katrina pounded New Orleans and spawned jaw-dropping scenes of just how bad things can...
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We Lost 500 Cows During Hurricane Rita!! Just Don't Look Too Closely

11 years ago by Richard Connelly
Earlier today we had hurricane victims ripping off the feds and the sacred cow of Oprah Winfrey; now we have hurricane victims allegedly ripping off the feds with virtual cows.Six people were indicted today on charges that they told the federal government they had more than 500 cows that were...
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Hurricane Rita Stories: You Suffered, So You Should At Least Win A $50 Kim Son Gift Card

10 years ago by Richard Connelly
Traffic, sure, but don't forget the crushing heat and humidity​Five years ago, the traffic jam of all Houston traffic jams was starting to build. If you were in it, you know what we mean.Just weeks after Katrina, Hurricane Rita was in the Gulf as a Cat 5 and seemingly headed...
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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...
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Hurricane Laura a Legitimate Threat: Four Things Not to Worry About

2 months ago by Jeff Balke
We are rapidly nearing the statistical peak of hurricane season (September 10) and, if you were unclear what that means, no doubt the last few days have caught you up. As of writing this, Hurricane Marco is crossing the central Gulf of Mexico on a path toward Louisiana. Meanwhile, Tropical...
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Openings and Closings: The Rustic is Coming Uptown, Hay Merchant Reopens [Updated]

4 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Since March 17, our Openings and Closings column has been a mix of closures, both temporary and permanent, reopenings and a few openings. As Texas reopened, we saw some restaurants jump right back in the water while others dipped in a toe or two. Others still remained unconvinced and continued...
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Preparing for a Hurricane Evacuation

1 year ago by Jeff Balke
As Hurricane Barry rolled into the central Louisiana coastline over the weekend, no doubt many Houstonians were breathing a sigh of relief. While Barry wasn't exactly a blockbuster storm, it dropped dozens of inches of rain across a wide region from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama north to Arkansas. For anyone...
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These Houston Bars and Restaurants Are Getting Gluttonous on Fat Tuesday

8 months ago by Brooke Viggiano
From festive King Cake and Mardi Gras crawfish boils to frozen hurricanes and all-you-can-eat pancakes, these Houston restaurants and bars are celebrating Fat Tuesday (February 25) and the gluttony that comes with it: BB's Tex-Orleans, multiple locations Come dressed in purple, gold and green and “laissez les bon temps rouler”...

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