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Life in Texas, One Year After Hurricane Ikenew

Back in December, we spoke with a number of people in Galveston, Bolivar and along the bay about how they were coping with the storm. For the one-year anniversary, we tracked most of those same people down and talked to a few more. Here are their stories.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  09-15-2009  |  Disasters

Will the Border Patrol Use Hurricane Evacuations to Snag Undocumented Immigrants?new

If a violent hurricane hits South Texas, 150,000 undocumented immigrants will want to flee the Rio Grande Valley. But U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints might keep them from evacuating.
The Texas Observer  |  Kevin Sieff  |  08-12-2009  |  Disasters

Panic, FEMA, Empty Shelves: The Only Hurricane Guide You'll Need This Yearnew

The experts say 2009 will be a "normal" hurricane season, meaning not so bad, really. Which, given the track record most of these experts have demonstrated, is even more cause for worry.
Houston Press  |  Richard Connelly  |  06-09-2009  |  Disasters

Ike Was Bad for Galveston's Poor, but it Might Get Worsenew

The hurricane devastated the city's North Side, an historic African-American community. Four of the area's six housing projects have been condemned and many residents have lost everything. Will the community be rebuilt or will it suffer the same fate as New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward after Katrina?
The Texas Observer  |  Forrest Wilder  |  12-17-2008  |  Disasters

We Don't Like Ikenew

We run down the greatest hits of the hurricane that keeps on giving.
Houston Press  |  Staff  |  09-23-2008  |  Disasters

Hurricane Gustav Hides Evidence of Melting Arctic Sea Icenew

If Hurricane Gustav had struck New Orleans with full force, what would that have told us about the scale and speed of climate change?
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  09-03-2008  |  Commentary

The 30-year-old Radiators Still Crank Out Heatnew

There's something to be said for a group that -- after 30 years -- still boasts all its original members, is still touring tirelessly, and still makes new music.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Lee Zimmerman  |  07-08-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

I Sing the Scooter Electric

A former gas guzzler ponders hurricanes, climate change and the Car of the Future, before settling on an electric scooter.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Jennifer Lowe  |  09-28-2005  |  Environment

Shut Up and Drivenew

After three career-defining records in a row, Drive-By Truckers will probably have to sit down and make a list of things they don't want their next record to be, says frontman Patterson Hood.
The Pitch  |  John Nova Lomax  |  10-19-2004  |  Profiles & Interviews

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