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Governor Perry Warns Texans Hurricane Ike is 'Dangerous'

Governor Perry Warns Texans Hurricane Ike is 'Dangerous'

AUSTIN, Texas, September 11, 2008 (ENS) – Residents of the Houston-Galveston area and four northern counties on the Texas Gulf Coast have been ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Ike, now headed directly for the city of Galveston. Brazoria, Jefferson, Matagorda and Orange counties are being evacuated, and county offices and courthouses are closed today…

Texas Asks Public Help to Clear Bacteria from Oyster Waters

Texas Asks Public Help to Clear Bacteria from Oyster Waters

AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2008 (ENS) – Concentrations of fecal coliform bacteria in six Houston-Galveston area bays have risen to the point that some areas are closed to the harvesting of shellfish for direct marketing, according to the Texas agency in charge of environment. “Microorganisms from human and animal waste may contaminate oysters and other…

Galveston Bay Bird Sanctuary Protected From Erosion

Galveston Bay Bird Sanctuary Protected From Erosion

GALVESTON, Texas, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – Three bird species of concern have been conserved by completion of an erosion-protection project on North Deer Island in West Galveston Bay. Project partners protected the densely populated bird nesting habitat by armoring 1.7 miles of shoreline, including the north side of the island adjacent to the Intracoastal…