The Alamo presents its ever-popular Fiddle Fest, a FREE event on the Alamo grounds featuring a full day of western swing, bluegrass, and old time country from world renowned artists Jason Roberts (Asleep at the Wheel, Van Morrison), Rick McRae (George Strait), and Ron Knuth (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr.). Continue reading
It’s pretty darn warm for January, but if you’re thinking of hitting the beach, be sure to avoid the following. Two beaches near Freeport have tested very high for fecal bacteria, with counts greater than 104cfu/100ml. This presents a health hazard, and is particularly dangerous for small children, pregnant women, diabetics, and anyone with an open sore or weak immune system. Plus, you’d be swimming in poo. Continue reading
Update 6/29/2016 4:02PM: Three Matagorda beaches have tested dangerously high and those beaches are now under advisories. See below for details.
As poor Brian Parrott returns home from the hospital, Galveston beaches are once again testing Low to Medium for bacteria, which is great news for beach goers! The diabetic grandfather lost his leg at the knee after a horrifying battle with “flesh eating” bacteria (called Vibrio) which he contracted during a family vacation.
Melody Long was also hospitalized last week with a bacterial infection contracted on Galveston shores. Even with many beaches now testing Low, doctors recommend swimmers take precautions. Here are a list of beaches now testing Medium for bacteria: Continue reading
The first day of summer has come and gone. But let’s be honest, it has felt like summer in Houston for MONTHS. And thanks to all the rain, it’s also been incessantly humid. So, here are a few easy and cheap ways to stay cool (and keep the kids cool too) while you’re out and about. If you have additional tips, please post them in the comments below! Continue reading
Every time it rains in the Greater Houston area, all that water – from flooded bayous and overflowing septic tanks – trickles downhill and deposits into the beaches in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a recurring theme along the coast of Galveston: bacteria levels rising so high the Texas General Land Office recommends a beach safety advisory.
Here are a list of beaches known to be contaminated. If you have any cuts, sores, or suffer from a compromised or weak immune system, we recommend that you avoid the following beaches. Continue reading
“There’s no way in hell that sign is coming down”, says Hondo Mayor Jim Danner. He’s talking about a historic sign that greets travelers as they enter the little Texas city’s limits. The sign reads, “This is God’s Country,” and that put a bee in the bonnet of some folks who hate God. Continue reading
Since Truett Cathy opened his first Chick-fil-A in 1946, the famous southern restaurant chain has been closed on Sundays so its employees can attend church and worship God with their families. Recently though, Chick-fil-A broke from this longstanding tradition, and for the most Christian reason you can imagine. Continue reading
As tornadoes devastated the Dallas area, a freak blizzard from the same huge storm front dropped an inordinate amount of snow and ice on North Texas, and the City of Lubbock has declared a state of disaster. In the photo below, a Texas Game Warden has pulled over to assist a very cold and lost baby cow. Continue reading