Latest Galveston Stories

2008-09-14 09:00:02

By JAMES C MCKINLEY JR. By James C. McKinley Jr. and Clifford Krauss The New York Times HOUSTON Hurricane Ike barreled across a wide swath of Texas on Saturday, deluging the city of Galveston with a wall of water, flooding coastal towns and leaving extensive damage across metropolitan Houston.

2008-09-12 17:03:37

As Hurricane Ike races toward Texas, it is pushing a mound of water in front of it that could inundate parts of the Gulf coast with up to 25 feet of water.

2008-09-13 12:00:14

By Juan A. Lozano and Pauline Arrillaga Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas -- Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast late Friday with driving rain, crashing waves and fierce gusts, threatening to rattle the skyscrapers of America's fourth-largest city, shut down the heart of the U.S.

2008-09-13 11:05:00

Howling ashore with 110 mph winds, Hurricane Ike ravaged the Texas coast Saturday, flooding thousands of homes and businesses, shattering windows in Houston's skyscrapers and knocking out power to millions of people.

2008-09-12 12:00:03

Residents along the Texas Gulf coast headed to more protected areas Friday, trying to escape potent Hurricane Ike before it makes landfall.

2007-08-09 15:00:00

This island city is in the midst of a building boom. The only problem? Galveston is sinking.

2006-06-05 13:35:24

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard and Texas environmental agencies are cleaning up a small oil spill in Nassau Bay, Texas, which feeds into Galveston Bay, the Coast Guard said on Monday.

2005-10-07 13:40:39

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have developed a new way to predict the ability of certain small molecules to protect proteins in the cells of a wide variety of organisms living in extreme environments. The technique, described in a paper published online Oct. 7 in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is a method of calculating the stabilizing effect on cellular proteins by small organic molecules called "osmolytes." It could...

2005-09-25 17:04:58

By Randall Mikkelsen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chuck Berry yearned for Baton Rouge, The Band headed for Lake Charles and Glen Campbell was homesick for Galveston when he cleaned his gun. Pick a place pounded by the twin hurricanes that ravaged the U.S.

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