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…

Hurricane Harvey becomes focal point in Houston-area races for Congress

Jeremy Boutor removes personal items on an air mattress from his home in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway, flooded by waters released from Addicks Reservoir on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017,…

No place back home: A year after Harvey, Rockport can't house all its displaced residents

The Texas General Land Office awarded $1.5 million to help rebuild the ruined Oak Harbor apartments, one of the town’s few affordable housing options. Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tri…

Post-Harvey, Houston officials hope Congress is up for funding Ike Dike

HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge during hurricanes. Though such a barrier system would not…

Capital Farm Credit receives AgriLife Extension’s Partnership Award

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Capital Farm Credit has received a 2017 Partnership Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr. Doug Steele, AgriLife Extension director…

Texas Facing Major Climate Change Impacts, According to New Study

Texas probably will see a sharp increase in heat-related deaths and coastal storm-related losses in the coming decades if nothing is done to mitigate a changing climate, according to a new…