Complete coverage on

Galveston

Latest Stories

Texas hospital easing pressure on paralyzed illegal immigrant, family says updated: Thu Oct 27 2011 17:37:00

The family of an illegal immigrant paralyzed in a workplace accident says hospital officials have eased their pressure to send him back to Mexico because he is unable to pay for his care.

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs upgraded to serious conditionupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 10:58:00

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, who was hospitalized this week after falling ill while fasting in a Texas prison, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday.

Small number of Texas tar balls linked to Gulf spillupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 18:40:00

Texas authorities have traced a small number of tar balls found near Galveston to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Coast Guard and state officials said Monday.

Obama: Juneteenth turning 145, time to reflectupdated: Sat Jun 19 2010 22:49:00

President Barack Obama commemorated a milestone for the United States on Saturday -- "Juneteenth," the anniversary of the day 145 years ago that word of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, and led to freedom for thousands of African-Americans still being held as slaves.

Passengers relive fear from cruise shipupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 15:48:00

Sixty passengers on a Carnival Cruise ship were treated for injuries after the boat listed to avoid a submerged buoy.

Dozens hurt after cruise ship listsupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 15:48:00

Sixty passengers on a Carnival cruise ship have been treated for minor injuries after the ship listed suddenly to avoid an object in the water, a Carnival spokeswoman said.

To Native Americans, naming is identityupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 09:10:00

Naming. It is always about naming, about knowing how to name.

No Shriners hospitals closing; some may be outpatient-onlyupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 12:24:00

All 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children will stay open, but some eventually might become outpatient-only surgery facilities, the system that offers free specialty pediatric care said Thursday.

Six Shriners hospitals may stay open, initial votes indicateupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 16:12:00

Members of the Shriners fraternity voted Monday to withdraw a measure that would have closed six of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children, representatives of some of the facilities said.

Hospital funding criticalupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 17:00:00

A cash flow crisis could close several Shriners hospitals. CNN.com's Jason Hanna and Melissa Long discuss the impact.

11 sites make new list of 'endangered historic places'updated: Tue Apr 28 2009 09:08:00

After Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, Texas, in September, the 12-block Strand Historic District, with its 19th-century buildings and their elaborate cast-iron storefronts, was awash in 13 feet of saltwater, oil and debris.

Police officers disciplined over wedding brawlupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 12:17:00

Thirteen Galveston, Texas, police officers have been disciplined in connection with a brawl last year between officers and wedding guests.

Time.com: Harrowing Profiles of Those Killed By Ikeupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 15:00:00

The final hours brought the awful realization to victims of Hurricane Ike that they had waited too long; this storm wasn't like the others

Residents return to Galvestonupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 20:47:00

Residents line up before dawn to return to hurricane-ravaged Galveston Island, Texas.

300 people still missing since Ike hit Texasupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 20:47:00

Alligators loom over submerged cars. Mountains of debris are embedded in the ground. The bodies of cows, trucks and the remnants of homes lie in and out of the water. And unverified sightings of missing loved ones make the rounds.

Residents returning to crippled Galveston Islandupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 17:28:00

Residents of Galveston Island, Texas, were returning to their homes Wednesday, almost three weeks after Hurricane Ike devastated Texas' Gulf Coast.

Official warns of burdens at the ballot box November 4updated: Wed Sep 24 2008 17:06:00

A top election official warned of a potential "tsunami" on Election Day because of serious problems facing overburdened state and local officials preparing for an unprecedented turnout at the polls November 4.

Time.com: Ike-Hit Galveston Allows Residents Homeupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 09:00:00

Many residents who fled this storm-ravaged island waited in their cars for permission to return and see for themselves what Hurricane Ike had done to their homes

Rebuilding on the Texas coastupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 16:35:00

Rebuilding hundreds of homes on the Texas Gulf Coast might be a difficult task. Ed Lavandera reports.

Ike evacuees heading back to south Texasupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 16:35:00

About 1,600 Hurricane Ike evacuees from the Texas coast headed home on state-chartered buses Monday after spending the week in shelters in the Fort Worth area.

Galveston residents can return Wednesdayupdated: Sat Sep 20 2008 17:02:00

Residents of Galveston Island, Texas, who were evacuated before Hurricane Ike strafed the Texas Gulf coast can return to their homes Wednesday, but they will find few comforts, Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas said Saturday.

Mayor: Galveston not in ruinsupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 18:51:00

Galveston's mayor is hopeful residents will be able to return to their homes within a week.

Time.com: Texas Still Grim a Week After Ikeupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 07:25:00

It's been nearly a week since Hurricane Ike bulled ashore, and the images of once-bustling coastal Texas communities reduced to only a faint shadow of their old selves are no less staggering

Hurricane Ike's victims rebuild lives from Texas to Ohioupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 15:58:00

It's been five days since Hurricane Ike smashed into the Texas coast, but people are still struggling mightily with its effects.

Ike survivors line up for food in Texasupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 18:43:00

Four days after Hurricane Ike strafed the Texas Gulf Coast and Houston region, evacuees and survivors stood in hours-long lines Wednesday in several cities to get the bare necessities.

Long gas lines in Houstonupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 18:43:00

Houston residents wait in traffic stretching down the street to get gas at a Sam's Club. (no audio)

Time.com: Hurricane Ike Victims Return; Turned Awayupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 14:05:00

Residents of this hurricane-wrecked island city launched an ill-advised attempt to return to their crippled hometown Wednesday, but instead fumed in hours of gridlocked traffic only to be turned away at the bridge

Houston food bank 'overwhelmed,' director saysupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 12:19:00

Grocery store shelves are bare. Food left in refrigerators has rotted in the absence of electricity. Houston and Galveston are hungry.

Time.com: The 1900 Galveston Hurricane updated: Mon Sep 15 2008 23:00:00

Galveston, Texas, where Hurricane Ike made landfall, was also the site of the deadliest storm in U.S. history

Out of power and 'unsafe,' Galveston starts long cleanupupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 22:49:00

As Galveston's leaders on Monday repeatedly urged its residents to stay away, people who never left tried to make the best of their muggy, tree-strewn, powerless city.

Shattered homes greet Galveston iReportersupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 13:55:00

When iReporter Carlos Ortega evacuated Galveston's West End last week, there was a road, a row of houses and about 150 feet of sand between his house and the water. Now the surf laps about 30 feet from his door.

Houston's post-Ike supplies coming, officials sayupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 00:03:00

Federal supplies of food and water will be available to Houstonians affected by Hurricane Ike on Monday, an official said Sunday after Houston's mayor voiced concern about the aid.

Crystal Beach destroyedupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 00:03:00

A birds-eye view of the destruction of Crystal Beach.

Time.com: My Family's Hurricane Ike Wedding Weekendupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 15:00:00

Amid the floods and chaos wrought by Hurricane Ike, a candlelight wedding that one reporter will never forget. Just don't ask about the Honeymoon

CNNMoney: Ike's aftermath: The return of $4 gasupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 12:17:00

Gas prices are poised to shoot back toward record highs after Hurricane Ike's direct hit to the heart of the nation's oil refineries, analysts said.

La. parish floods from Ikeupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 09:04:00

Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, is under water after Hurricane Ike's deluge, despite missing the worst of the storm.

Ike wears itself out beating up on Texasupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 09:01:00

Rescuers in Galveston, Texas, were going door-to-door Saturday to check on the estimated 20,000 people who failed to flee Hurricane Ike, which has slowed to tropical storm status.

Hurricane Ike, first-hand picsupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 09:01:00

iReporter Tony Hooks gives viewers a first-hand view of the rain and wind as Ike storms through Houston.

Winds, debris still flyingupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 21:07:00

CNN's Rob Marciano reports from Galveston where he describes the conditions as Ike moved through.

CNNMoney: Nearly 25% of U.S. fuel production shutupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 15:53:00

Nearly a quarter of U.S. fuel production was shut down in the wake of Hurricane Ike, according to a government assessment released Saturday after the storm slammed into the heart of the Texas coast's refinery base.

Time.com: After Ike, Rescue Teams Prepareupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 07:00:00

At first light Saturday, it was unclear how many may have perished during Hurricane Ike, and authorities mobilized for a huge search-and-rescue operation to reach the more than 100,000 people who ignored warnings to leave

Catching Ivan at its worstupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 05:01:00

This time-lapse HurricaneTrack.com footage shows Hurricane Ivan approaching Gulf Shores, Alabama.

'Hurricane chaser' filming Ike's landfallupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 05:01:00

With at least three video cameras trained on the Gulf of Mexico and floodwaters rising around him in Galveston, Texas, Mark Sudduth prepared Friday to ride out Hurricane Ike from a hotel room on the city's wind-whipped oceanfront.

Officials: Texas lab with dangerous pathogens securedupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 23:07:00

Workers at a Galveston, Texas, laboratory said to contain dangerous biological agents secured the pathogens Friday ahead of Hurricane Ike, officials said.

Deadly history of hurricanesupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 22:42:00

Some see parallels between Hurricane Ike and the deadly hurricane of 1900. CNN's Carol Costello reports.

Hurricane destroyed Galveston in 1900updated: Fri Sep 12 2008 22:42:00

The worst weather disaster in American history took place in Galveston, Texas, in 1900 when a hurricane estimated as a Category 4 intensity blew ashore, killing thousands of residents and obliterating the town.

More than 120 rescued from Ike's floodsupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 17:16:00

Even with Hurricane Ike more than 100 miles away, authorities began rescue efforts Friday, picking up more than 120 people stranded by rising seas along the southeast Texas coast.

Streets flood in Galvestonupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 16:31:00

Streets were under water Friday morning in Galveston, Texas while people fled the city.

Texas prepares for Ikeupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 09:25:00

The Texas governor encourages residents to prepare for Ike, which he said could have an 'extraordinary impact'.

Texans evacuate coast ahead of Ikeupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 05:40:00

People along the Texas coast were leaving home or planning to evacuate Thursday as Hurricane Ike churned toward them, slowly intensifying on its march west.

Nervous Texas braces for Ikeupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 08:19:00

Anticipating the possibility that Hurricane Ike might hit the Texas coast this weekend, the cities of Corpus Christi and Galveston warned residents Tuesday to plan.

Edouard makes landfallupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 20:37:00

CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf shows us the effects of Tropical Storm Edouard on Galveston, Texas.

Edouard weakens to tropical depression as it moves inlandupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 20:37:00

Edouard weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday afternoon after moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico and bringing much-needed rain to Central Texas.

Time.com: Edouard Hits Texas Coastupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 07:20:00

Tropical Storm Edouard hit the Texas Gulf coast east of Galveston with strong winds and rain but was expected to weaken

Texas, Louisiana brace as Edouard nearsupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 05:26:00

The Texas and Louisiana Gulf coasts hunkered down early Tuesday as Tropical Storm Edouard gained strength with landfall only hours away.

Edouard could soon bring twisters to Louisiana, Texasupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 19:27:00

Tropical Storm Edouard is not expected to make landfall in Texas until Tuesday morning, but forecasters warned the storm could spawn tornadoes as soon as Monday evening.

Time.com: A Brief History of Juneteenthupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 22:05:00

Many argue that national recognition for a holiday marking the end of slavery is long overdue. But so was the June 19 mass emancipation it commemorates

Experts miss bull's-eye on hurricane numbersupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 19:34:00

Hurricane forecasters said their 2007 predictions were slightly off target this season, which ended Friday and produced just one U.S. hurricane and two Category 5 landfalls.

Police: Mother describes beating of 2-year-old, hiding her bodyupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 12:35:00

Before dying, 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers was beaten with belts, picked up by her hair, thrown across the room and held under water, according to an affidavit from the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

Composite sketches released of girl stuffed in boxupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 21:25:00

Authorities are hoping composite sketches will help them identify a child whose body, stuffed in a large plastic storage box, washed ashore this week on an uninhabited island in Texas.

Tiny body washes ashoreupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 21:25:00

Police are seeking information in the case of a little girl whose body washed ashore in a plastic container.

Humberto wanes, leaving floods and damage behindupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 02:04:00

Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared Galveston, Jefferson and Orange counties disaster areas Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Humberto, a quick-forming storm that hit the state with surprising intensity.

CNNMoney: Oil touches record high againupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 03:30:00

Oil prices turned higher Thursday, setting another record high at more than $80 a barrel, as Hurricane Humberto made landfall along the Texas coast and disrupted refining operations.

Passengers' fall puzzles cruise line officialsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2007 10:56:00

Cruise line officials are trying to figure out how two passengers managed to fall at least 50 feet from a ship's balcony into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, where they were rescued hours later.

Top 10 beaches for shellsupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 09:39:00

Winter storms stir up a bounty of prize shell specimens on the shore. Coastal Living magazine rounds up 10 of the best beaches to hunt for them.

Business 2.0: The World has a Lot of Problems ...updated: Wed Mar 07 2007 15:06:00

GREENHOUSE GASES The average American's use of transportation and electricity releases 10 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. The goods and services she consumes are responsible f...

Money Magazine: More Cruise, Less Moneyupdated: Sun Oct 01 2006 00:01:00

EVERY FALL, cruise lines move their ships to warmer waters for the winter--and you can go along for the ride. These one-way repositioning, or "repo," cruises have unusual itineraries and more time ...

CNNMoney: Serwer: Berries, groceries and bird fluupdated: Thu Dec 22 2005 07:53:00

How about going to the rim, dumping the groceries, and going to the birds? ...

Your e-mails: Revitalizing New Orleansupdated: Mon Nov 07 2005 13:58:00

Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed devastated many homes, buildings and, in some cases, entire neighborhoods, leaving residents and government officials to decide whether -- and how -- to rebuild.

CNNMoney: Oil bubble set to burst?updated: Mon Sep 26 2005 11:49:00

Could the recent spike in oil prices have created a bubble that's about to burst?

CNNMoney: Relief rally at openupdated: Mon Sep 26 2005 09:26:00

Stocks jumped Monday morning as investors welcome falling oil prices and signs that Hurricane Rita's damage was not as extensive as had been feared.

Texas evacuees, told to stay away, returningupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 08:03:00

Taillights and headlights illuminated rain-slicked roads of Gulf Coast Texas in the pre-dawn hours Sunday as residents jammed the roads to return after evacuating for Hurricane Rita.

CNNMoney: Rita's economic threat wider than energyupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 12:02:00

Plastics and burgers. Construction and soda cans.

Lessons learned from Katrinaupdated: Thu Sep 22 2005 08:31:00

As Category 4 Hurricane Rita headed toward the Gulf Coast, thousands of residents in the greater Houston area jammed highways Thursday only to sit in traffic that moved no faster than a pedestrian's gait.

CNNMoney: Rita could equal $5 gasupdated: Thu Sep 22 2005 08:29:00

Remember when gas spiked to $3-plus a gallon after Hurricane Katrina? By this time next week, that could seem like the good old days.

Texans flee colossal Ritaupdated: Wed Sep 21 2005 00:46:00

As more than 1 million people scurried to get out of the way of Hurricane Rita, the Category 5 hurricane grew more turbulent, becoming the third most intense storm in history, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday night.

With Rita strengthening, Galveston orders evacuationupdated: Tue Sep 20 2005 01:42:00

With Hurricane Rita intensifying as it treks westward through the Gulf of Mexico, the mayor of Galveston declared a state of emergency Tuesday night.

Shark attacks teen off Texas coastupdated: Thu Jul 14 2005 01:26:00

A shark attacked a 14-year-old North Carolina girl in waters off the Texas coast near Galveston on Wednesday, ripping tendons in her left foot and leaving several teeth imbedded in her tissue.

Death toll in refinery blast rises to 15updated: Thu Mar 24 2005 09:09:00

One more body was found Thursday by searchers combing the ruins of part of a Texas refinery after an explosion at the site Wednesday, refinery officials said.

Court lowers $3 billion bail for Durst updated: Thu Aug 26 2004 11:12:00

At $3 billion, Robert Durst's bail was the highest ever set in Texas. Now it's just a memory.

FSB: Sweet Things, Small Packages At the Fancy Food Show, family recipes and novel ideas go from kitchen to boardroom. Vegan marshmalupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

Here's a tip in case you ever attend the winter Fancy Food Show, which spotlights the newest specialty foodstuffs: Balance your sweets and your savories. If a three-day diet of Frick & Frack's Dino...

FSB: Februaryupdated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

--Feb. 3-9: AT&T Pebble beach national pro am When Bing Crosby wasn't crooning, he loved to play golf. He started this tournament back in 1937, and it's now an official PGA tour event, pairing amat...

Money Magazine: Getting the most for your cruise dollarsupdated: Wed Sep 25 2002 11:06:00

Sure, browse the brochures for a glossy glimpse of paradise -- just ignore the prices. As with hotels, there's no reason to pay list. Here's how to get the most for your cruise dollars.

Fortune: THE COMING HEALTH CARE SHAKEOUT No matter what the Clintons do, this mammoth industry -- even bigger than you think -- is in forupdated: Mon May 17 1993 00:01:00

LARGELY overlooked in the political debate over how to reform America's health care system is just how huge the effect of reform will be: The coming revolution in this business will have a far broa...

Fortune: Primal fear in Iowa, no equality for life insurance salesmen, counting lunches, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Nov 30 1992 00:01:00

GALVESTON -- A Texas judge ordered a new trial in a personal injury case partly on the grounds that the original jury may have been influenced by President Bush's attack on frivolous lawsuits. Stat...

Fortune: TERMITE TIMEupdated: Mon Mar 09 1992 00:01:00

Termites are back. They emerge from their nests in late winter and early spring, when thaws encourage them to swarm. Thousands of creatures that look like ants with wings can fly through a house fo...

Money Magazine: WHERE TO GO IN AMERICA CALENDAR U.S.A. '91/'92updated: Fri Mar 01 1991 00:01:00

There's no better time to rediscover America. Not only will your U.S. dollars buy more in the U.S. than in Europe or the Orient, but you'll find an oversupply of bargain-priced hotel rooms, less ex...

Money Magazine: CORRECTIONS updated: Wed Aug 01 1990 00:01:00

-- Galveston Island (Travel Smart, June) is 50 miles from Houston. -- Contrary to what was stated in ''Tax-Exempt Muni Funds Offer Zippy Yields'' (Fund Watch, May), there are five states -- each wi...

Money Magazine: WHERE TO RELAXupdated: Fri Jun 01 1990 00:01:00

Fast trips to slow down No question. We are getting away more, staying less and liking it better. Mini-vacations -- from two to five days -- are up 25% over the past 10 years, according to the US T...

We recommend