Galveston residents weigh in on hurricane levee proposal that some call "a really bad, bad plan"

Lauri Mathias addresses officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office on Wednesday in Galveston. Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune GALVESTON — Lauri…

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…

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…

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…