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United States of ... Spain?

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Guillermo Fesser

The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.

Texas Oil Spill Cleanup Continues As Officials Worry About Environment

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Cannon booms reverberate across the Houston Ship Channel, a scare tactic to keep birds away from oil-slicked beaches. On a m...

Kate Sheppard

25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill, Environmental Advocates Say Oil Laws Outdated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Prince William Sound has not fully recovered. Oil from the 10.8-million-gallon...

Popcorn Preview: True Detective

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Our sense is that True Detective will be as much about understanding what happened between Hart and Cohle as solving a murder. Because of the interviews, we know something about how things turn out. But that only makes it harder to work out.

Why It's Great to Be Washed Out In Galveston

Kari Haugeto | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

We hadn't seen anything like it since a hurricane almost swept our car off the road in upstate New York a few years ago. Ah, so this is September on the Gulf Coast?

Galveston: The Home of Texas Mexican Literature

Tony_Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

We register on the American imagination in three phases. First we are ignored. Then we are vilified. Finally, we are accepted -- but only as a consumer group. We are hardly ever thought of as intellectuals. That has to change.

Recollections of Hurricane Ike

Fred Lundgren | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Fred Lundgren

We were looking forward to retirement without fear the afternoon of September 8, 2008. At 10 p.m. that same night, I turned on the TV and saw Hurricane Ike in the Gulf of Mexico. It was the storm that changed our lives forever.

Teen Gamers Better At Virtual Surgery Than Medical Residents (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

Here's some interesting news to tell Mom next time she reminds you to turn off your video game and start your homework: Scientists at University of Te...

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Houston

Oyster | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
Oyster

One of Space City's greatest assets is its close proximity to some of the other most unique and cultured cities.

Similarities In False Distress Calls In T.X., N.J. Spark Coast Guard Investigation

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 06.20.2012 | New York

Fishy similarities between a false distress call off the coast of Galveston, Texas, in May and last week's Sandy Hook, N.J., yacht explosion hoax that...

Self-Described Vampire Allegedly Bites Woman, Tells Cops 'He Needed To Feed'

Posted 10.16.2011 | Weird News

A self-described vampire broke into a woman's home and bit her, according to law enforcement officials in Texas. Police in Galveston arrested 19-ye...

Susan Cowsill Soars with CD Release Lighthouse

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

For anyone who has followed Cowsill's career in recent years, or caught her national tours and regular gigs in New Orleans, the rendition of "River of Love" will offer a swift kick in the gut.

Alan Schroit: Bank Of America Mistakenly Seized

galvnews.com | Laura Elder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GALVESTON -- A West End property owner is suing Bank of America Corp., asserting its agents mistakenly seized a vacation house he owns free and clear,...

Political Tourists and Out-of-State Obama Activists in Indiana

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Red and blue state Obama supporters are putting their weight on the see-saw state of Indiana, crossing state lines to help. Political tourists from ot...

South Texas: Election Last Thing on Anyone's Mind After Hurricane Ike

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

Gas prices had been dropping daily due to the worldwide market crash, but for the people in south Texas, financial devastation was already old news. Was she worried about the election? No comment was offered--just a quizzical look.

Ike: Galveston's Big Break?

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

The Sunday after Ike, I visited Austin for the first time. Power seemed weeks away, there was debris in the streets and the blessed cool front Houston...

Galveston Residents Return Home By The Thousands Amid Ike's Destruction

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas — Ten days after Hurricane Ike, this devastated beach town reopened to residents Wednesday with stern warnings about what still...

The Ike Effect: Blowing Texas Blue

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Lots of Houstonians, spared the direct coastal hit, made the most of the forced slowdown in pace.

Galveston "Isn't Ready" For Residents -- Water, Sewer And Power Days Away From Functioning

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas — There's a grocery store open for business on Galveston Island. Cell phone towers are connecting calls. More lights are coming...

The Next President Has Unfinished Business

Harry Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harry Fuller

My mother was a farm girl trained as a nurse, but even she knew about foxes and hen-houses.