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The World’s Best Classic Cocktails In The Bars That Invented Them

There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.

04/04/2014

Residents (R) stand along a sea wall as high waves pounded them amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Legaspi, Albay province, south of Manila on November 8, 2013. (credit: Charism Sayat/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texas Mission Group Rides Out Typhoon In Philippines

One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the Philippines. Here in North Texas, a number of people are waiting for word from a group of friends and family doing mission work in the the Southeast Asian country.

CBS 11–11/08/2013

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Oncor

North Texas Electricity Utility Crews Offer Aid To Isaac Victims

Dozens of workers from Oncor Electricity Utility are traveling to the Gulf Coast to help restore power to thousands of homes there.

08/30/2012

Residents headed for a shelter are evacuated from their flooded neighborhood in Slidell, northeast of New Orleans on August 30, 2012 in Louisiana. Now Tropical Depression Isaac dumped more rain onto an already saturated Gulf Coast. (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

Isaac Weakens To A Tropical Depression Over Louisiana

Isaac has weakened to a tropical depression after drenching southeast Louisiana, causing floods. a tropical depression has top sustained winds of less then 39 mph.

08/30/2012

An uprooted and fallen tree is on a power pole in front of a house in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac battered the city and surrounding region. (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

Oncor Crews Leaving To Restore Isaac Power Outages

Some 600,000 households and businesses are without power because of then Hurricane, now Tropical Storm Isaac. To help those in need North Texas Oncor crews are stepping up to assist folks in Louisiana.

CBSDFW.COM–08/29/2012

A fallen streetlight sits in a puddle of water in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2012, as Hurricane Isaac battered the city and surrounding region. (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

Isaac Weakening, NOLA Officials May Breach Levee

Louisiana officials said Wednesday they may have to intentionally breach a levee in a flooded area as Hurricane Isaac made a slow, drenching slog inland before weakening to a tropical storm and a dusk-to-dawn curfew was declared in New Orleans.

08/29/2012

Texas A&M

A&M Vs LA Tech Game Postponed Because Of Isaac

Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech have decided to postpone Thursday night’s season opener in Shreveport because of Hurricane Isaac’s forecast path through Louisiana.

08/28/2012

After Hurricane Katrina hits, a car sits submerged next to a row of modest houses in the Edgewood neighborhood September 6, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

After Escaping Katrina Local Couple Watches Isaac Closely

Like so many North Texans, Willie and Helen Rhodes are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Isaac. But the couple has more than a passing interest in the storm.

CBSDFW.COM–08/27/2012

Bertrand Ragan holds his dog Max while being checked into the hurricane shelter at the Belle Chasse Auditorium on August 27, 2012 in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

New Orleans Mayor: Hunker Down For Isaac

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city is ready to face Tropical Storm Isaac. Noting that Isaac should arrive at the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Landrieu said Monday that officials feel very good about the ability to cope with Isaac

08/27/2012

Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven tracks Hurricane Irene at the National Hurricane Center on August 24, 2011 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Historical Hurricane Tracks

Nothing is imminent this week, but if you have any interest in looking back at 150 years worth of hurricane data, NOAA has just launched a new website for you.

CBS 11–08/13/2012

A crane stands along a Gulf of Mexico coast beach at dawn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Forecasters Update Hurricane Season Outlook

NOAA releases its initial hurricane season outlook each May. The outlook gets updated in early August as the peak period for storms begins.

08/09/2012

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