Latest Sabine Pass, Port Arthur, Texas Stories

2008-09-15 09:05:00

By Allen G. Breed / Associated Press SABINE PASS, Texas -- As Hurricane Ike's floodwaters receded, thousands of volunteers went into waist-deep waters along the Texas coast to perform a remarkable feat: Float through every flooded street, knock on every door, find every person who stayed through the storm. They found a 5-year-old boy who crashed through an attic. They found an elderly woman who stuck out the storm with her soggy dog. But usually, they weren't finding bodies. Authorities...

2005-09-25 03:29:36

By Allan Dowd LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita left the U.S. Gulf Coast reeling on Saturday from two powerful storms in less than a month, with renewed flooding in New Orleans, widespread power outages and roads across hundreds of miles closed by debris, although damage was less than feared. The storm slammed into lightly populated swamplands at the Texas and Louisiana border, sparing Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, but battering the oil city of Beaumont,...

2005-09-24 03:47:12

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita roared in from the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, striking refinery row in Texas and Louisiana with 120 mph (193 kmh) winds and torrential rains. its moorings in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and caused power outages across the region as it came ashore near the Texas-Louisiana border. A spectacular fire engulfed three buildings in Galveston's historic downtown and another building collapsed in the same area as Rita raked the island...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.