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2009-09-09 14:46:00

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunChips, Frito-Lay's multigrain snack brand, today presented the Mayor of Galveston with a check for $1 million to kick off the city's Seawall revitalization program. The ceremony was part of the city's commemoration of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike, which devastated Galveston on September 13, 2008. The SunChips donation will be used to create an environmentally friendly park on the Galveston Seawall. This is the first major...

2009-09-01 15:27:00

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SunChips brand, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division's popular line of multigrain snacks, today announced it will work with Kroger to help raise $1 million to help revitalize Galveston, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Ike in 2008. The Galveston Seawall is a 10-mile national historic engineering landmark that protects the island from the ravages of the sea. Rebuilding and enhancing the Seawall is a key element in the city's recovery as...

2009-07-07 13:29:22

U.S. scientists are studying Hurricane Ike's effect on Galveston, Texas, water pollution levels to determine whether fish-consumption rules are still needed. University of Houston researchers said their findings might offer important information about the effects of last September's storm. The research team is now collecting and analyzing analyze fresh water and fish samples from Galveston Bay and related waterways. Texas officials issued an advisory last summer for the Galveston Bay area,...

2009-05-22 12:15:00

By uploading digital photos of precious valuables and documents, as recommended by insurance agents, homeowners can gain peace of mind by storing home inventory images securely online. AUSTIN, Texas, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin based company eProoft.com is encouraging community homeowners and businesses to better prepare before the storm as the 2009 Hurricane Season begins. National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 24th - 30th and a perfect time to stop and take stock of valuables and...

2009-05-14 10:34:00

HOUSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Home Depot(R) Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Greater Houston Development Inc. teamed up today to help two Trinity Gardens families repair their hurricane-damaged homes in an Ike Recovery Work Day. The Home Depot Foundation is funding a $700,000 effort through LISC to help homeowners in low- and moderate-income communities restore their homes. To date, work on 58 houses is either complete or in process; another...

2009-05-12 21:40:17

Doctors in the Houston area say the power outage that followed Hurricane Ike last year seems to have led to a miniature baby boom. Dr. John Irwin, president of Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates, told the Houston Chronicle he has 26 deliveries scheduled for June, a month in which he normally delivers 15 to 20 babies. Other doctors in his practice have seen a similar rise in numbers, he said. Ike hit the Gulf Coast of Texas Sept. 12, with the eye making landfall on Galveston Island early...

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2009-04-10 07:15:00

Faced with decreasing donations and increasing operating costs, the charity wing of the Shriners organization is being forced to consider closing almost a fourth of their of their children's hospitals across North America. Given their increasingly dire financial situation, the group's director says they may have no choice in the matter. Officials say that the organization has had to divert about a million dollars daily from their endowment fund just to compensate for their hospitals' budget...

2009-03-10 06:00:00

New park boasts experiences and technology never encountered in the Midwest KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Be the first to make history and dive in to a thrilling new collection of water fun when the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan., opens for its inaugural season this summer. The first phase of the new Waterpark overflows with 16 signature Schlitterbahn attractions encompassing 24 slides and chutes. (Photo:...

2009-02-17 06:00:00

New and improved waterpark opens Indoor area Saturday, March 14 and joins other Galveston Island attractions and hotels in welcoming spring break visitors GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of scrubbing, cleaning, enhancing and rebuilding, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is ready to welcome spring break visitors to the indoor waterpark area beginning Saturday, March 14th. "The park looks better than brand new, I'm really proud of what our team...

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. Army ammunition canister on a beach about 100 to 150 feet from the water, The (Galveston County) Daily News reported Wednesday. It was heavy, and I said, 'This thing is full of sand,' Pate said. I shook the sand off and opened it up. It was...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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