Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Coast near Rockport as a Category 4 storm. It is the worst storm to hit Texas in 50+ years. Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical storm but is dumping an enormous amount of rain. Many areas like Houston are facing epic floods.   American Red Cross   You can … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey

Flashback: Top 10: Ways to Know You Are in Texas

Originally posted 29 January 2009 #10: The weather forecaster is describing the day as breezy and the wind speeds are over 50 mph. It isn’t windy yet because the trees aren’t touching the ground. #9: Complete strangers wave at you. This is especially true in small towns. #8: When driving in west Texas that strange … Continue reading Flashback: Top 10: Ways to Know You Are in Texas

Continental Does it Again

Once again Continental Airlines has demonstrated that passengers are unimportant. Last Friday Continental/Express Jet left passengers stuck on a plane overnight. Inclement weather forced flight 2816 from Houston to Minneapolis/St. Paul to land in Rochester, Minnesota.  Passengers were only offered one drink, no food and a broken bathroom.  Ironically, less than 50 yards away was … Continue reading Continental Does it Again

Aftermath of Hurricane Ike

It is has been about a week since Hurricane Ike ripped through Louisiana and Southeast Texas but the effects of Ike are long term.   We Are Texas Baptist has posted quite a bit about the storm and ways to help. Volunteer: Volunteer Houston Meet Specific Needs: Houston Area Churches Donations: BGCT Disaster Relief … Continue reading Aftermath of Hurricane Ike

Tribute to Tejas (Texas)

Today in 1836 the Texican forces under the command of General Sam Houston defeated the Mexican troops led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The short but decisive battle took place near Buffalo Bayou (Houston). While the Mexican forces were taking a nap, Houston launched an attack on the Mexican camp. By the time … Continue reading Tribute to Tejas (Texas)