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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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2008-10-03 12:15:00

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.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK When Seaman Daniel Miles first flew into Galveston, Texas, from his ship a week ago, he didn't see the damage from Hurricane Ike that was depicted in news reports.

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.

2008-09-26 00:00:18

By The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Ten days after Hurricane Ike, this devastated beach town reopened to residents Wednesday with stern warnings about what still lurks on the island - rotting cattle carcasses, snakes and swarms of mosquitoes - and what isn't there: drinking water, reliable electricity, medical care or sewer service.After spending hours in traffic that backed up for 10 miles, some residents found their homes in ruins."I wasn't prepared for this," taxi driver...


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.