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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...

2009-07-23 09:17:00

MIAMI, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a successful kick-off in Galveston, Texas and Tampa, Florida, Twinlab, a pioneer and a leader in sports nutrition for over 40 years, continues to blaze its trail along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. This weekend Twinlab's 2009 Mobile Beach Bash Celebration, highlighting the company's RateYourAbs.com Contest, hits the beaches of Miami, Florida. For those eager to show-off their six-pack abs for a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, head down to...

2009-07-08 11:18:00

GALVESTON, Texas, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Twinlab, a pioneer and leader in sports nutrition for over 40 years, announced today it is launching the company's 2009 Mobile Beach Bash Celebration, highlighted by Twinlab's RateYourAbs.com Contest for those eager to show-off their six-pack abs for a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.** The Mobile Beach Bash kicks off July 11, 2009 in Galveston, Texas and will then blaze a trail along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts on a 10-stop beach tour...

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,...

2009-01-05 07:25:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Ike devastated the Texas coast on September 5, 2008, and thousands of residents from Galveston and surrounding cities are still without shelter. With the help of the employees at Equal Health, some of the residents now living in tents will be able to stay warm in the coming winter nights. On November 29, Brady Spears, Equal Health CEO and former Galveston resident, personally delivered 50 heaters to the displaced families still...

2008-12-09 10:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 16 of Glen Campbell's most popular hits have been remastered by Capitol/EMI for Glen Campbell: Greatest Hits, a new CD and digital collection to be released February 10. Campbell's triple Grammy-winning 1967 single, "Gentle On My Mind," is included, as well as his first Top 10 hit, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," the title track from his 1968 Grammy winner for Album of the Year, and the #1 smash singles "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and...

2008-12-01 08:46:00

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season ended Sunday, and not a day too soon. While recent weeks have been quiet, July saw Hurricane Dolly lash South Padre Island, Texas, with 100 MPH winds. Come September, Gustav slammed New Orleans and the Louisiana coast. Ike trashed Galveston, Texas; hammered downtown Houston, and swirled inland, wreaking havoc clear through the Great Lakes. All told, storms killed some 900 people, overwhelmingly Caribbeans, while...

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. Postmaster General John Potter to reopen the post office damaged last month by Hurricane Ike, The (Galveston County) Daily News reported. "This is a real hardship," Thomas said. "Some of our people have no transportation." The...

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2008-10-03 12:15:00

3 decades of data point to troubling century ahead for Gulf bays The most comprehensive geological review ever undertaken of the upper U.S. Gulf Coast suggests that a combination of rising seas and dammed rivers could flood large swaths of wetlands this century in one or more bays from Alabama to Texas. "In terms of sea-level increases and river sediments flowing into the bays, we're rapidly approaching a time when bays will face conditions they last saw in the Holocene, from about 9,600...


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  • To talk saucily.
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