Surge of oil and gas flowing to Texas coastline triggers building boom, tensions

A brown pelican perches on a fishing pier, damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas, on June 6, 2018. In the background stand three offshore oil rigs.…

Army Corps set to propose hurricane protection plan for Houston

A “coastal spine,” also called the Ike Dike, pictured here, is among several storm barrier concepts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may recommend for the Houston area. Graphic by…

Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup held at 13 Coastwide Sites Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “As we continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, all of us need to volunteer and pitch…

Texas GOP leaders pushing for high-dollar, long-delayed flood infrastructure projects

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for the construction of flood control infrastructure in the Houston area — things he said should have been built “decades…

Brazoria County Commissioners Ban Entering Waters Off San Luis Pass

The day after two Montgomery County men drowned and a third was hospitalized, there is now a ban on entering the waters of San Luis Pass at the western end…

Amid Hurricane Debate, Another Storm Surge Option Surfaces

For years, Houston-area leaders have debated the merits and drawbacks of the “Ike Dike” and “Centennial Gate” — two rival plans devised after Hurricane Ike in 2008 to protect the…