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2008-09-16 09:00:28

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. Grim scenes greeted rescuers Monday as they penetrated the areas hardest-hit by Hurricane Ike, two days after it thrashed the Texas Gulf Coast and left thousands homeless. The Bolivar Peninsula and the west end of Galveston Island saw some of the heaviest damage...

2008-09-16 06:00:16

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. "The ocean rose up like a big hand and went through the house," says Deeann Sherman, 59. "We were in the attic 24 hours, holding on and praying. It was such a mean storm. It was the longest storm I've seen in my...

2008-09-15 09:00:28

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. At least three people were reported to have died as the storm devastated several residential areas. and threatened the country's vital oil-refining...

2008-09-12 21:00:03

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. Nearly 1 million people along the Texas coast were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm, which was expected to strike late to day or early Saturday. But in a calculated risk aimed at avoiding total gridlock, authorities told...

2008-09-12 06:00:15

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 storm threatens millions of people and an array of oil refineries with wind, rain and a wall of water up to two stories high. Ike appeared headed toward this island city, wiped out 108 years ago in a hurricane that killed 8,000 -- the deadliest storm in U.S. history. This time the mayor...

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2008-09-11 09:05:00

By Monica Rhor / Associated Press 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. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the strengthening storm was expected to blow ashore early Saturday somewhere between Corpus Christi and Houston, with some forecasts saying it could...

2008-09-09 15:00:20

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. "It gives me great pleasure to present the 2008 Bay Business Award to Reliant Energy," said Bob Stokes, executive director of the Galveston Bay Foundation. "Reliant Energy was chosen for its community involvement, environmental stewardship and overall support of the foundation's efforts to restore and protect the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.