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Insurance Journal West
Claims Pros' Own Survival Skills Tested in Oklahoma Tornadoes
Michael Pelonero came to Moore to help victims of the May 20th tornado. But he hadn't planned on trying to outrun one.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Coastal insurance group expects surplus
The nonprofit, state-supervised property insurance agency for coastal Texas counties is expected to shore up its finances by the end of the year, the group told a state House panel on Monday.
Historic Houston tree cut down for development will be made into furniture
A century-old American Sycamore tree in the Heights was chopped down today by developers to make way for new construction, even as locals were crying foul.
House panel to discuss insurance group's finances
A Texas House committee will hear from officials on the troubled financial standing of the non-profit, state-supervised insurance agency for coastal counties.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Evendale buys fuel for rest of year
The village installed its own above ground storage tanks after Hurricane Ike blew through the area in 2008 in order to keep police, service and fire vehicles running during emergencies instead of going to the pump.
Beach erosion continues to be huge problem for Texas
The five-year anniversary of Hurricane Ike is still several months away, but the effects of what the historic storm did to the Texas coastline have been relentless, especially when it comes to beach erosion in and around the Galveston area where parts of the island lost more than 100 feet of shoreline, says a Texas A&M University at Galveston ... (more)
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Galveston touts progress on FEMA projects
Calling it a sign of better efficiency at City Hall, City Manager Michael Kovacs on Wednesday touted the city's progress on FEMA-funded recovery projects.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Erosion on Texas' Galveston Island still troubling
The effects of Hurricane Ike on the Texas coastline still reverberate along the beaches in the Galveston area, a Texas A&M University-Galveston professor said.
Power outages likely with overnight storms
Isolated wind gusts of up to 80 mph are expected with a line of storms that will move through the area overnight.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Swept Away: Beach Erosion Continues To Be Huge Problem For Texas, Says Texas A&M Expert
The island experienced extensive erosion due to the storm's crashing waves and 15-foot storm surge when it made landfall on "We know Ike removed 100 million cubic yards of sand," he points out, "and right now, sand is selling for about coast is eroding at an average rate of 6 feet per year, but some areas are losing more than 25 feet per year.
State of Michigan
Schuette Warns Gas Stations Against Gouging
As Michigan drivers deal with a spike in gas prices, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today warned retailers against any attempt to take advantage of consumers by price gouging or price fixing.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Food Bank: volunteers needed
Local volunteers have always been the backbone of the Houston Food Bank , helping to feed those of us who cannot afford to adequately feed ourselves.
Houston overdue for the Big One, says Hurricane Central
Earlier this week, Hurricane Central came out with its list of the 10 cities most vulnerable and overdue for "major impact" from a hurricane.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Houston mom's request gets mayor to tear down scary building
Lacrecha St. Jules spent plenty of sleepless nights worrying about her four children as drug dealers and thugs made themselves at home in vacant buildings at the Kelly Village Apartments in Houston's Fifth Ward.
Bridge damaged by Hurricane Ike could be historic
Discussions about replacing the aging Pelican Island Bridge took a surprising turn earlier when state officials informed city leaders the structure was historically significant and subject to protections.
Insurance Journal West
Texas Governor: Storm Insurance Special Session Possibility
Gov. Rick Perry has said he may add reshaping the troubled Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to a special legislative session he's already convened on redistricting, but wouldn't yet say for sure whether he'll give lawmakers more to do.
Are you prepared for hurricane season?
Flooding is always a concern here this time of the year. We are in hurricane season and experts are expecting an active one.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Houstonians to vote on proposal to build gate to protect ship channel
Hurricane season is upon us again. Fortunately, we haven't had any major disasters since Hurricane Ike.
Angelina County emergency officials prepare for hurricane season
The peak for hurricane season is August and September, so now is a great time to prepare.
Weekly Weather: Wonderful start, becoming muggy and possibly stormy by the weekend
Good morning and welcome to my weekly report on the immediate past, present and future of weather in the Bayou City.