Hurricane Ike

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Name: Hurricane Ike
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Hurricane Ike Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 22, 2014ATLANTA – Angela Pratt Avery pleaded guilty in federal court to fraudulently obtaining FEMA assistance funds intended for the victims of Hurricane Ike.“These defendants lied by claiming they were victims of Hurricane ... [Published United States Department of Justice - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Gwinnett woman pleads guilty to taking federal hurricane funds

A Lawrenceville woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently taking federal disaster relief funds intended for victims of Hurricane Ike in 2008, reports Gwinnett Daily Post.Angela Pratt Avery, 45, entered a guilty plea to a single count of theft of government ... [Published Atlanta Business Chronicle - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Rice farmers build their own protection levees

Some rice farmers are not waiting around for the government to provide protection levees to help save their equipment and crop. A handful have taken it upon themselves to build their own protection levee because building levees is what they know how to ... [Published TecheToday.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

FTC takes first step toward investigation of gas prices in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Federal Trade Commission has taken the first step toward a possible investigation into high gas prices in Kentucky.It all began six years ago, when Attorney General Jack Conway first launched an investigation into reports ... [Published Fox41.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

First mass celebrated at St. Mary Cathedral Basilica since Hurricane Ike

GALVESTON, Texas (FOX 26) -Easter was a historic celebration at St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston as Catholics celebrated the church’s first mass since damage from Hurricane Ike five years ago.“We haven’t been in it and we’re anxious join in the ... [Published MyFox Houston - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 2 reports

St. Mary’s Cathedral re-opens for Easter Sunday

GALVESTON, TX – It wasn’t the hundreds of thousands that flocked to the Vatican to witness Pope Francis celebrate Easter Sunday, but in Galveston, they were lining up to try and get a good seat for mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica.This beautiful ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Application deadline nears for Hurricane Ike home repair aid

The deadline for applying for rehabilitation or reconstruction of homes damaged by Hurricane Ike is rapidly approaching. The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) is again accepting applications from homeowners whose primary residents are in ... [Published Eastex Advocate - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Hundreds on hand as Ike-damaged church reopens

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of worshippers have attended Easter services at a restored Roman Catholic church in Galveston that had been closed since 2008's Hurricane Ike. Services were held Sunday at the St. Mary Cathedral-Basilica, which suffered ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Historical Galveston church reopens for first time in 6 years

-For the first time in nearly six years, St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston opened its doors on Sunday.“It means a lot to everybody to be able to come back here. Everybody has a real sense of gratefulness to everybody who helped restore this church,” ... [Published Click2Houston.com - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

The Economics Behind Crude by Rail

Rail was never meant to replace pipelines as a means to transport oil. The problem was that oil was being discovered where no pipelines existed."There are nearly 140,000 miles of railroad in the United States, while the crude oil pipeline system is just ... [Published Planetizen - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Christian farmers witness at Expo

“Wordless Walking Sticks” from the Fellowship of Christian Farmers booth were a popular freebie last week at the 2014 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo.Marlyn and Mavis Kaufman from Russell volunteered at the booth. They attend Faith Community Church in Great ... [Published Great Bend Tribune - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

GSA looks to expand contract program to ease disaster response

Hurricane Ike slams ashore in Galveston, Texas, in 2008. A proposed rule from the General Services Administration could make it a little easier for companies to get supplies and services during such ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 18 2014]

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"The key point is, we can make water virtually anywhere" said David Murphy, chief operating officer at Aqua Sciences, Inc. "And it’s good water."
...the risk they face from storm surge," explained Bill Read, Former Director of the National Hurricane Center and KPRC Local 2 Severe Weather Expert. "By elevating the storm surge to warning status, the hope is that people will know they are at risk and take appropriate action."
..."To me, it's like a big pimp game. They're scamming us you know," said one man as he left a station in downtown Louisville. "All we can do is deal with it I guess. Can't do anything about it. Can't change it" said another customer as he filled his tank
"Most people think of wind with a hurricane, but in recent years, water from storm surge and inland flooding has done the most damage and killed the most people" said Rick Knabb, Ph D , director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC)

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Cambridge hires new deputy fire chief/emergency... [Published Isanti County News - Apr 23 2014]
Defendant Pleads Guilty to Hurricane Ike Fraud [Published United States Department of Justice - Apr 23 2014]
Gwinnett woman pleads guilty to taking federal ... [Published Atlanta Business Chronicle - Apr 23 2014]
Little Elm's Leuthard nominated for Superintend... [Published Lewisville Leader - Apr 22 2014]
Lawrenceville woman pleads guilty to stealing h... [Published Gwinnett Daily Post - Apr 22 2014]
Helix Energy Solutions Group's CEO Discusses Q1... [Published Seeking Alpha - Apr 22 2014]
Officials to roll out Potential Storm Surge Flo... [Published Click2Houston.com - Apr 22 2014]
Rice farmers build their own protection levees [Published TecheToday.com - Apr 22 2014]
FTC takes first step toward investigation of ga... [Published Fox41.com - Apr 22 2014]
Texas Railroad Commissioner Hopefuls Trade Barb... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 22 2014]
Church damaged by Ike reopens [Published News-Journal - Apr 22 2014]
Test your hurricane IQ [Published Click2Houston.com - Apr 21 2014]
First mass celebrated at St. Mary Cathedral Bas... [Published MyFox Houston - Apr 21 2014]
Application deadline nears for Hurricane Ike ho... [Published Eastex Advocate - Apr 21 2014]
HoustonChronicle.com: Ike-devastated cathedral ... [Published Houston Chronicle - Apr 21 2014]
Hundreds on hand as Ike-damaged church reopens [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Apr 21 2014]
Historical Galveston church reopens for first t... [Published Click2Houston.com - Apr 21 2014]
St. Mary’s Cathedral re-opens for Easter Sunday [Published CW39 NewsFix - Apr 20 2014]
Landmark Easter in Galveston [Published NewsRadio 740 - KTRH - Apr 20 2014]
Former automobile mechanic, car salesman, athle... [Published Waller County News Citizen - Apr 20 2014]
Insurance commissioner explains TWIA rule details [Published Valley Morning Star - Apr 20 2014]
The Economics Behind Crude by Rail [Published Planetizen - Apr 19 2014]
Chamber’s endorsement of Marx is curious [Published Galveston County Daily News - Apr 19 2014]
Christian farmers witness at Expo [Published Great Bend Tribune - Apr 19 2014]
Event promoters seek to bring back Galveston be... [Published KTRK TV - Apr 18 2014]
The high cost of climate change denial [Published MySanAntonio - Apr 18 2014]
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Texas Railroad Commissioner Hopefuls Trade Barb... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 22 2014]
As the primary runoff elections loom on the horizon, attacks from candidates seem to be getting nastier.  In the race for the Texas Railroad Commission, candidate Ryan Sitton has decided to respond publicly to what he calls unfounded charges his opponent, ...
Green Choice LED’s Solar Powered LED Street Lig... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Mar 22 2014]
Friendswood, TX, March 22, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Recently Green Choice LED completed a first of its kind solar powered streetlight project for the city of Shenandoah, Texas in late January. Now, the streets of Shenandoah Valley subdivision are illuminated ...
Did David Dewhurst Try To Fight Hurricane Ike C... [Published Burnt Orange Report - Mar 11 2014]
Did Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst try to fight Hurricane Ike claims in court specifically to hurt Democrats by keeping money from Democratic donors? Sure looks like it. The New York Times and Texas Tribune both published a blockbuster story ...
What should we do about hurricane preparedness? [Published Off the Kuff - Mar 11 2014]
Or, to put the question another way: Ike Dike, Ike Floodgate, something else, or nothing? In 2009, months after Hurricane Ike devastated the upper Texas coast, Texas A&M-Galveston professor William Merrell unveiled a multibillion-dollar plan ...
On schools and neighborhoods [Published Off the Kuff - Feb 25 2014]
Efforts to revitalize neighborhoods in the Fifth Ward are running into HISD’s proposal to close five schools. Nearly half the students who attend Nathaniel Q. Henderson Elementary School live steps away from campus in an aging, rundown apartment ...
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