Latest Galveston Bay Stories
From wire reports GALVESTON, Texas Entire subdivisions obliterated. Oil and chemical slicks in the surf where vacationers once frolicked. Longhorn cattle roaming desolate streets. But, most stunning of all, no more deaths.
By Marisol Bello HIGH ISLAND, Texas -- As 25-foot waves from Hurricane Ike battered their house, Frank and Deeann Sherman sought refuge in their attic, along with their two dogs and six of their pet birds. Walls crumbled around them, and the first floor filled with water.
By Leonard Doyle Huge waves surge across the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay to strike Houston Winds gusting up to 110mph sent a huge surge of water through low- lying areas of the US Gulf coast as Hurricane Ike came ashore before dawn yesterday, putting at risk the lives of thousands of people who had stayed behind to protect their homes.
By Michael Graczyk HOUSTON - Cars and trucks streamed inland while chemical companies buttoned up their plants Thursday as a gigantic Hurricane Ike took aim at the heart of the U.S. refining industry and threatened to send a wall of water crashing toward Houston.
By Oren Dorell and Rick Hampson GALVESTON, Texas -- Some are hunkering down, some heading out and all holding their breath as Hurricane Ike churns toward a weekend landfall on Texas' Gulf Coast.
The frail and elderly were put aboard buses Wednesday and authorities warned 1 million others to flee inland as Hurricane Ike steamed toward a swath of the Texas coast that includes the nation's largest concentration of refineries and chemical plants.
Reliant Energy today received the highest environmental award provided by Galveston Bay Foundation at its third annual Business and Industry Luncheon held in downtown Houston.
- A small wooded valley; a dell.
- The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
- The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.