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Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

The 2014 Infiniti Q50S Meets South Padre

Rita Cook | Posted 08.30.2014 | Travel
Rita Cook

With summer upon us let's face it the travel bug has likely gotten the best of you, right? No worries, since there's a place down south in Texas that has just the cure for warm weather fever and good fun.

Along a River, a While Ago

James Moore | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
James Moore

The radio station was an unremarkable brick building encircled by palm and fruit trees. My intention was to use the airwaves of a local broadcaster to launch a journalism career after spending too much time as a disc jockey.

6 Affordable, Low-Key Hotels for Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For many, the dream beach vacation involves snoozing on a quiet stretch of sand in some exotic (read:expensive) locale -- and we don't blame you. But ...

PHOTOS: 6 Awesomely Affordable Hotels For Beach Bums

Oyster | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

The truth is, there's no need to break the piggy bank to have a fabulous oceanfront getaway.

The Most Romantic Hotels Of The South

Oyster | Posted 06.13.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Romance is alive and well below the Mason-Dixon line, where Southern charm makes everything seem more lovable.

PHOTOS: 8 Unexpected Island Getaways On The Cheap

Oyster | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel
Oyster

An "island getaway" doesn't necessarily translate into washing up on the shores of the Caribbean. Plenty of other islands in the U.S. boast the same laid-back, secluded feel that you can find in Barbados or Jamaica, but often come at a fraction of those sky-high all-inclusive rates.

More Than 100 Spring Break Arrests... And We've Just Begun

Posted 03.18.2013 | College

Local police and crime reporters have their hands full this month on South Padre Island, a popular spring break destination in Texas that hosts thousa...

Spring Break Is For Families, Too

Posted 03.05.2013 | Travel

It's that time of year again: Thousands of co-eds across the country are gearing up to flock to destinations warm and sandy, to likely engage in the k...

PHOTOS: 5 Relaxing Spots In The Lone Star State

Oyster | Posted 08.19.2012 | Travel
Oyster

There's nothing better than kicking off your boots.

Hurricane Alex 2010 Drenches Mexico, Churns Oil In Gulf, Starts Tornados In Texas

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FERNANDO, Mexico -- Hurricane Alex killed three people, including a 5-year-old child, as it made landfall in northern Mexico on Wednesday night. ...

Giant Blobs Of Oil Washing Up On Beaches In Texas

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Gooey oil blobs as big as basketballs have been washing up on the sandy beaches of South Padre Island in Texas, offi...