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Hurricane Ike

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Still battered from Ike, Texas’ Gulf Coast dreads the next storm

Galveston is still recovering from Hurricane Ike in 2008, one of the nation's deadliest hurricanes. Dilapidated homes and empty lots dot the streets. Nearly six years after the storm, though, lawmakers continue to grapple with preparation for the next big one.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Researchers: Texas not ready for next hurricane

Five years after Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, causing more than $30 billion in damage and killing at least 37 Texans, cities across the region have trumpeted their rebuilding efforts.

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Galveston still healing 5 years after Hurricane Ike

Ike was directly responsible for at least 103 deaths, 17 of them in Texas. The storm caused more than $50 billion in damage, making it what probably was the costliest hurricane ever to hit the state, according...

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Televisory: Ike's ire and Abe's body

The nastiest hurricane to hit Texas and one of the nation's most revered U.S. Presidents are two of the most stirring topics to be treated this week on television.

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Cheatham Street Warehouse to stage Hurricane Ike benefit

The Texas Sapphires, starring Billy Brent Malkus and Rebecca Lucille Cannon (pictured) are among the bands performing Sunday for the Hurricane Ike benefit at the Cheatham Street Warehouse.

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Hurricane moves football games up to tonight

The threat of high winds Friday night has led to the Hays and Lehman high school football games being pushed forward to this evening. San Marcos, as scheduled, will still play in Lampasas Friday night.