| May 5, 2010
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Deadbeat parents in the Galveston area can forget about getting certain government money to rebuild their Hurricane Ike-damaged homes unless they pay up.
The Texas Department on Housing and Community Affairs has added an...
| May 5, 2010
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today that an existing fraud tip line is now accepting information from the public about suspected fraud associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Tips should be reported to the National Center for...
| May 13, 2010
A 53-year-old Lacombe man has been sentenced in connection with a disaster loan he and his wife applied for in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Keith Stobaugh was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and fined $1,500 following his guilty...
| May 14, 2010
The ambitious Republican governors of
Mississippi and Louisiana are a study in contrasts as an oil spill threatens coastal economies still reeling from Hurricane Katrina.
Mississippi's Haley Barbour, a well-connected former Washington lobbyist, has...
| May 19, 2010
South Florida condominium communities have been tested by hurricanes time and again, but that doesn't mean your community should let its guard down when it comes to hurricane preparedness.
For instance, your community may have monthly contracts with...
| May 22, 2010
The gooey oil washing into the maze of marshes along the Gulf Coast could prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal to fish and wildlife, government officials and independent scientists said.
Officials are considering some drastic and risky...
| May 26, 2010
| 8:27 AM
Citizens Property Insurance drew fire again for its no-bid contract.
Citizens has not taken well to the press coverage dismissing it as having "inaccuracies," according to a spokeswoman. In January, Citizens Chairman Jim Malone called criticism of...
| May 26, 2010
Much as he hates to say it, Mark Leonard knows it's true: The oil spill that is fouling the Gulf of Mexico may save his family's business.
Leonard, 34, is operations manager for Coastal Tank Cleaning, a company called in to help set booms to prevent...
| May 30, 2010
As hurricane season approaches, the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is taking weather forecasters into nearly uncharted waters.
The Gulf is a superhighway for hurricanes that form or explode over pools of hot water, then usually move north or...
| Jun 4, 2010
Now, that the 2010 hurricane season is in full swing, our first line of hurricane protection is our wetlands. We take a look at the marshes near Venice.
The lush greenery of wetlands near Venice is home to so many animals in the air, on the land, and...
| Jun 6, 2010
A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but that bit of hope was tempered Sunday by a sharp dose of pragmatism as the federal government's point man warned the crisis could...