Flooding disrupts farm shipments on the Mississippi River

U.S. 05/18/19, 10:28

Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there's not ...

Trump easing offshore drilling safety rules from Deepwater

Politics 05/02/19, 13:59

The Trump administration on Thursday moved to ease safety regulations adopted after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history that killed nearly a dozen people. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said in a statement the ...

NOAA: Bryde’s whales in Gulf of Mexico are endangered

U.S. 04/12/19, 16:27

Federal scientists say a tiny group of Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico is endangered, with threats including oil and gas exploration and development."They're the only year-round baleen whales that make their home in Gulf of Mexico, and (they) ...

Chevron buying Anadarko for $33B as crude prices rise

Business 04/12/19, 06:40

Chevron will buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in a cash-and-stock deal as the company seeks to grow stronger in deep water exploration in the gulf and the energy-rich southwest region of Texas called the Permian Basin.The deal, announced Friday, ...

$92M contract awarded to expand Corpus Christi Ship Channel

U.S. 01/04/19, 10:50

An Illinois company has won a $92 million contract to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to accommodate larger oil tankers.The Port of Corpus Christi on Thursday announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected Great Lakes Dredge ...

New mural brings more waves to Corpus Christi

U.S. 12/15/18, 09:35

Two artists are bringing more waves to a South Texas city along the Gulf of Mexico in the form of a large new mural.Corpus Christi artists John Olvey and Kaleigh Glover recently unveiled their mural "City by the Sea" along ...

Ahoy! Galveston, Royal Caribbean plan 3rd cruise terminal

U.S. 12/05/18, 16:03

The Port of Galveston and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. plan to develop an $85 million terminal — the third for the cruise-popular city on the Gulf of Mexico.Port Director Rodger Rees and Royal Caribbean CEO Russel Benford on Wednesday signed ...

NASA Conducts Quiet Sonic Boom Tests Near Texas Gulf Coast

Tech 11/07/18, 11:11

GALVESTON, TEXAS — NASA is monitoring how residents near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms from an experimental aircraft that could reduce commercial flight times by half. The Houston Chronicle reports that the space agency on Monday launched a two-week research ...

NASA conducts quiet sonic boom tests near Texas Gulf Coast

U.S. 11/06/18, 12:24

NASA is monitoring how residents near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms from an experimental aircraft that could reduce commercial flight times by half.The Houston Chronicle reports that the space agency on Monday launched a two-week research ...

Gulf oil spill cash to help redo Galveston Island State Park

U.S. 11/05/18, 20:27

Officials say Hurricane Ike-damaged Galveston Island State Park will be closed in late 2019 for a major renovation that might take about three years.The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department plans a ground-up rebuild funded by a $10 million grant awarded ...

Storm threat spreads up East Coast this weekend

U.S. 11/02/18, 08:10

The Latest on severe weather (all times local): 7 a.m. Forecasters said most of the East Coast was at risk for severe weather Friday, with winds as strong as 60 mph, isolated tornadoes and heavy rain possible as the Gulf Coast recovered ...

Florida to bend voting rules in counties hit by hurricane

U.S. 10/19/18, 05:53

Florida is going to bend some of the voting rules for voters living in counties hammered by Hurricane Michael. The administration of Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that eight counties in Florida's Panhandle can start and end early voting beyond existing ...

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