After months of mild weather, temperatures dropped fast and hard on the weekend of Jan. 7, cold-stunning hundreds of sea turtles in Texas waters. But as scientists treated the animals, they discovered another problem.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation annually complies a list to identify “important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.” The designation can help galvanize grassroots and political support for protecting sites, but isn’t always welcomed by locals. Here are looks at eight from this year’s cohort, many of which are in urban areas.
Mourners and demonstrators gathered nationwide in the wake of the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers, and of two black men shot fatally by police, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.
Members of the Sam Houston Trail Ride made their way down a highway in Tomball, Texas on Tuesday, heading for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. More than 3,000 riders from 13 trail rides will converge in Houston Friday for the event. The riders will take part in the downtown rodeo parade on Saturday.
Leia is a 2-year-and-six-week-old lioness born and raised at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. She is being moved to the Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society in Waco, Texas, where she can grow up in an unrelated pride and be a companion to a 3-year-old male
Ten years ago on Aug. 29, Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 storm, slammed into the Gulf Coast states causing massive destruction from Florida to Texas, with New Orleans taking the brunt of the blow. The Baltimore Sun photo staff was there from the beginning to document the devastation with photographers in New Orleans, Mississippi and Texas. Ten years later we take a look back at the images they captured and the impact this deadly storm had on the region.
In the U.S., a line of storms that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that in Texas destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes and forced at least 2,000 residents to leave their homes. – Tribune wire reports
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