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Protecting Houston From The Next Big Hurricane
2011-11-15 10:30:07

To protect Houston and Galveston from future hurricanes, a Rice University-led team of experts recommends building a floodgate across the Houston Ship Channel adding new levees to protect densely populated areas on Galveston Island and the developed west side of Galveston Bay.

2009-10-13 07:00:00

Exhibit "Forgotten Gateway" to Highlight the Galveston History as a Port of Entry and Immigrants Who Shaped the American History GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is looking for area residents with ties to the immigrants who came to the U.S. through Galveston.

2009-01-21 19:42:23

A contractor in Galveston County, Texas, said he discovered a box full of valuables while clearing hurricane debris from a state park. Michael Pate, 43, said he was working Jan. 7 at Galveston Island State Park when he discovered a green steel U.S.

2008-10-14 15:15:00

Galveston, Texas, Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas says she's hoping the U.S. Postal Service will soon reopen the hurricane-ravaged city's downtown post office. Saying Galveston Island businesses in particular rely on the downtown facility, Thomas Monday pleaded with U.S.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

By Amanda Milkovits "I've been to a lot of hurricanes, and this is the worst I've ever seen," says Brooke Lawrence, of West Greenwich.

2008-09-28 12:00:22

By JUAN A LOZANO CUTLINES Gina Hadley sifts through her destroyed home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike on Wednesday in Galveston, Texas. Residents were allowed to return to the island Wednesday. David J.

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2008-09-23 10:00:00

Officials from Galveston, Texas, entities say they will ask for $2.2 billion in federal disaster aid to repair the island port battered by Hurricane Ike.

2008-09-22 09:00:08

By Angela K.

2008-09-21 15:30:00

By Cain Burdeau and Angela K. Brown Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Rats, raw sewage and a no-excuses curfew await exiled residents who try to return to storm-wrecked Galveston Island when it reopens this week, officials warned Saturday, a week after Hurricane Ike came thundering ashore.

2008-09-21 09:00:07

By CAIN BURDEAU By Cain Burdeau and Angela K.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.