Zika Virus A Concern For Poor Urban Areas Along Gulf CoastThe state health department has spent more than $400,000 since the start of the year to expand its lab capacity and to buy mosquito traps. It also launched a $2 million Zika awareness campaign.
Texas Health Officials Prepare For Zika, But Local Efforts TightSo far, Texas officials have reported 48 people infected with Zika, all associated with travel. In one case, the virus was sexually transmitted by someone who had been infected abroad.
Guide To Visiting MLB Spring Training In FloridaYour travel guide to visiting any of the MLB teams in the Florida Grapefruit League for this year's spring training
Sen. John Cornyn: Obama's Rejection Of Keystone Pipeline "Politics At Its Worst"Obama rejected the pipeline application on Friday.
10 Years Since Hurricane Rita Hit The Gulf CoastIt was 10 years ago today when North Texans woke up to nice weather, while the Gulf Coast was still in the throes of Hurricane Rita.
Travel Guide To Florida's EvergladesHere's a practical guide for where to stay, where to dine and what to see in the Florida Everglades
Toyota Adds 247K Vehicles To Air Bag RecallToyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen.
Great White Shark 'Katharine' May Be Headed For Texas Coast Experts tracking a great white shark through the Gulf of Mexico have received electronic signals indicating the route could lead to Texas.
Travelers Stuck As Houston Channel Oil Spill Cleanup ContinuesIt's been two days since a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. Monday workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized "tar balls" out of the sand along Galveston Bay.
Texas Rice Farmers Again Face Limited WaterThe Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is considering restricting water supplies to Gulf Coast bays, estuaries and rice farmers for the third straight year.
Oklahoma Pipeline To Gulf Coast To Crank Up Jan. 22TransCanada Corp. began injecting crude oil into the 485-mile, 36-inch pipeline in early December. Spokesman Davis Sheremata says the process involves injecting about three million barrels of oil into the system at Cushing and moving it to the Houston area.
State Officials Warn Against Eating Certain FishState health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast.