hurricane ike

Consider the Oyster

Jan 20, 2013 By Gary Cartwright

If you’re a half shell fanatic like me, you’ll be just as alarmed as I was to hear that oystermen in Galveston Bay—the source of some of the country’s most delicious mollusks —are still struggling to make it after Hurricane Ike.

Galveston Makes Lemonade

Feb 1, 2012 By Sonia Smith

After the island lost more than 35,000 trees to Hurricane Ike, a group of artists carved 35 stumps into beautiful and intricate sculptures.

On Eiland Time

Feb 11, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

A renowned medical facilities consultant has recommended to the UT Board of Regents that UTMB’s inpatient hospital in Galveston—which was hit hard by Hurricane Ike— be mostly relocated to League City where it would be both easier to rebuild and more financially viable. Under this proposal, one of three options…

Ike Idiocy (from FEMA, of course)

Jan 23, 2009 By Paul Burka

A few minutes ago, I received an e-mail circulated by Bill King, formerly mayor of Kemah and a member of the governor’s Hurricane Ike commission. For FEMAphobes out there, I thought the bureaucratic SNAFU he describes is typical of what a completely screwed-up agency that is. Joe Albaugh, Bush’s chief…