The family of an illegal immigrant paralyzed in a workplace accident says hospital officials have eased their pressure to send him back to Mexico because he is unable to pay for his care.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, who was hospitalized this week after falling ill while fasting in a Texas prison, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday.
Texas authorities have traced a small number of tar balls found near Galveston to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Coast Guard and state officials said Monday.
President Barack Obama commemorated a milestone for the United States on Saturday -- "Juneteenth," the anniversary of the day 145 years ago that word of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, and led to freedom for thousands of African-Americans still being held as slaves.
Sixty passengers on a Carnival Cruise ship were treated for injuries after the boat listed to avoid a submerged buoy.
Sixty passengers on a Carnival cruise ship have been treated for minor injuries after the ship listed suddenly to avoid an object in the water, a Carnival spokeswoman said.
Naming. It is always about naming, about knowing how to name.
All 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children will stay open, but some eventually might become outpatient-only surgery facilities, the system that offers free specialty pediatric care said Thursday.
Members of the Shriners fraternity voted Monday to withdraw a measure that would have closed six of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children, representatives of some of the facilities said.
A cash flow crisis could close several Shriners hospitals. CNN.com's Jason Hanna and Melissa Long discuss the impact.
After Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, Texas, in September, the 12-block Strand Historic District, with its 19th-century buildings and their elaborate cast-iron storefronts, was awash in 13 feet of saltwater, oil and debris.
Thirteen Galveston, Texas, police officers have been disciplined in connection with a brawl last year between officers and wedding guests.
The final hours brought the awful realization to victims of Hurricane Ike that they had waited too long; this storm wasn't like the others
Residents line up before dawn to return to hurricane-ravaged Galveston Island, Texas.
Alligators loom over submerged cars. Mountains of debris are embedded in the ground. The bodies of cows, trucks and the remnants of homes lie in and out of the water. And unverified sightings of missing loved ones make the rounds.
Residents of Galveston Island, Texas, were returning to their homes Wednesday, almost three weeks after Hurricane Ike devastated Texas' Gulf Coast.
A top election official warned of a potential "tsunami" on Election Day because of serious problems facing overburdened state and local officials preparing for an unprecedented turnout at the polls November 4.
Many residents who fled this storm-ravaged island waited in their cars for permission to return and see for themselves what Hurricane Ike had done to their homes
Rebuilding hundreds of homes on the Texas Gulf Coast might be a difficult task. Ed Lavandera reports.
About 1,600 Hurricane Ike evacuees from the Texas coast headed home on state-chartered buses Monday after spending the week in shelters in the Fort Worth area.
Residents of Galveston Island, Texas, who were evacuated before Hurricane Ike strafed the Texas Gulf coast can return to their homes Wednesday, but they will find few comforts, Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas said Saturday.
Galveston's mayor is hopeful residents will be able to return to their homes within a week.
It's been nearly a week since Hurricane Ike bulled ashore, and the images of once-bustling coastal Texas communities reduced to only a faint shadow of their old selves are no less staggering
It's been five days since Hurricane Ike smashed into the Texas coast, but people are still struggling mightily with its effects.
Four days after Hurricane Ike strafed the Texas Gulf Coast and Houston region, evacuees and survivors stood in hours-long lines Wednesday in several cities to get the bare necessities.
Houston residents wait in traffic stretching down the street to get gas at a Sam's Club. (no audio)
Residents of this hurricane-wrecked island city launched an ill-advised attempt to return to their crippled hometown Wednesday, but instead fumed in hours of gridlocked traffic only to be turned away at the bridge
Grocery store shelves are bare. Food left in refrigerators has rotted in the absence of electricity. Houston and Galveston are hungry.
Galveston, Texas, where Hurricane Ike made landfall, was also the site of the deadliest storm in U.S. history
As Galveston's leaders on Monday repeatedly urged its residents to stay away, people who never left tried to make the best of their muggy, tree-strewn, powerless city.
When iReporter Carlos Ortega evacuated Galveston's West End last week, there was a road, a row of houses and about 150 feet of sand between his house and the water. Now the surf laps about 30 feet from his door.
Federal supplies of food and water will be available to Houstonians affected by Hurricane Ike on Monday, an official said Sunday after Houston's mayor voiced concern about the aid.
A birds-eye view of the destruction of Crystal Beach.
Amid the floods and chaos wrought by Hurricane Ike, a candlelight wedding that one reporter will never forget. Just don't ask about the Honeymoon
Gas prices are poised to shoot back toward record highs after Hurricane Ike's direct hit to the heart of the nation's oil refineries, analysts said.
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, is under water after Hurricane Ike's deluge, despite missing the worst of the storm.
Rescuers in Galveston, Texas, were going door-to-door Saturday to check on the estimated 20,000 people who failed to flee Hurricane Ike, which has slowed to tropical storm status.
iReporter Tony Hooks gives viewers a first-hand view of the rain and wind as Ike storms through Houston.
CNN's Rob Marciano reports from Galveston where he describes the conditions as Ike moved through.
Nearly a quarter of U.S. fuel production was shut down in the wake of Hurricane Ike, according to a government assessment released Saturday after the storm slammed into the heart of the Texas coast's refinery base.
At first light Saturday, it was unclear how many may have perished during Hurricane Ike, and authorities mobilized for a huge search-and-rescue operation to reach the more than 100,000 people who ignored warnings to leave
This time-lapse HurricaneTrack.com footage shows Hurricane Ivan approaching Gulf Shores, Alabama.
With at least three video cameras trained on the Gulf of Mexico and floodwaters rising around him in Galveston, Texas, Mark Sudduth prepared Friday to ride out Hurricane Ike from a hotel room on the city's wind-whipped oceanfront.
Workers at a Galveston, Texas, laboratory said to contain dangerous biological agents secured the pathogens Friday ahead of Hurricane Ike, officials said.
Some see parallels between Hurricane Ike and the deadly hurricane of 1900. CNN's Carol Costello reports.
The worst weather disaster in American history took place in Galveston, Texas, in 1900 when a hurricane estimated as a Category 4 intensity blew ashore, killing thousands of residents and obliterating the town.
Even with Hurricane Ike more than 100 miles away, authorities began rescue efforts Friday, picking up more than 120 people stranded by rising seas along the southeast Texas coast.
Streets were under water Friday morning in Galveston, Texas while people fled the city.
The Texas governor encourages residents to prepare for Ike, which he said could have an 'extraordinary impact'.
People along the Texas coast were leaving home or planning to evacuate Thursday as Hurricane Ike churned toward them, slowly intensifying on its march west.
Anticipating the possibility that Hurricane Ike might hit the Texas coast this weekend, the cities of Corpus Christi and Galveston warned residents Tuesday to plan.
CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf shows us the effects of Tropical Storm Edouard on Galveston, Texas.
Edouard weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday afternoon after moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico and bringing much-needed rain to Central Texas.
Tropical Storm Edouard hit the Texas Gulf coast east of Galveston with strong winds and rain but was expected to weaken
The Texas and Louisiana Gulf coasts hunkered down early Tuesday as Tropical Storm Edouard gained strength with landfall only hours away.
Tropical Storm Edouard is not expected to make landfall in Texas until Tuesday morning, but forecasters warned the storm could spawn tornadoes as soon as Monday evening.
Many argue that national recognition for a holiday marking the end of slavery is long overdue. But so was the June 19 mass emancipation it commemorates
Hurricane forecasters said their 2007 predictions were slightly off target this season, which ended Friday and produced just one U.S. hurricane and two Category 5 landfalls.
Before dying, 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers was beaten with belts, picked up by her hair, thrown across the room and held under water, according to an affidavit from the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities are hoping composite sketches will help them identify a child whose body, stuffed in a large plastic storage box, washed ashore this week on an uninhabited island in Texas.
Police are seeking information in the case of a little girl whose body washed ashore in a plastic container.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared Galveston, Jefferson and Orange counties disaster areas Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Humberto, a quick-forming storm that hit the state with surprising intensity.
Oil prices turned higher Thursday, setting another record high at more than $80 a barrel, as Hurricane Humberto made landfall along the Texas coast and disrupted refining operations.
Cruise line officials are trying to figure out how two passengers managed to fall at least 50 feet from a ship's balcony into the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, where they were rescued hours later.
Winter storms stir up a bounty of prize shell specimens on the shore. Coastal Living magazine rounds up 10 of the best beaches to hunt for them.
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Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed devastated many homes, buildings and, in some cases, entire neighborhoods, leaving residents and government officials to decide whether -- and how -- to rebuild.
Could the recent spike in oil prices have created a bubble that's about to burst?
Stocks jumped Monday morning as investors welcome falling oil prices and signs that Hurricane Rita's damage was not as extensive as had been feared.
Taillights and headlights illuminated rain-slicked roads of Gulf Coast Texas in the pre-dawn hours Sunday as residents jammed the roads to return after evacuating for Hurricane Rita.
Plastics and burgers. Construction and soda cans.
As Category 4 Hurricane Rita headed toward the Gulf Coast, thousands of residents in the greater Houston area jammed highways Thursday only to sit in traffic that moved no faster than a pedestrian's gait.
Remember when gas spiked to $3-plus a gallon after Hurricane Katrina? By this time next week, that could seem like the good old days.
As more than 1 million people scurried to get out of the way of Hurricane Rita, the Category 5 hurricane grew more turbulent, becoming the third most intense storm in history, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday night.
With Hurricane Rita intensifying as it treks westward through the Gulf of Mexico, the mayor of Galveston declared a state of emergency Tuesday night.
A shark attacked a 14-year-old North Carolina girl in waters off the Texas coast near Galveston on Wednesday, ripping tendons in her left foot and leaving several teeth imbedded in her tissue.
One more body was found Thursday by searchers combing the ruins of part of a Texas refinery after an explosion at the site Wednesday, refinery officials said.
At $3 billion, Robert Durst's bail was the highest ever set in Texas. Now it's just a memory.
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