Tag: Gulf of Mexico

As gulf oil rigs go dark, some say they’ve earned right to stay

The rapid decline in the number of gulf oil rigs — about half have been decommissioned since the 1980s — has led some environmentalists...

County issuing sand bags, beaches closed

Cameron County officials announced sand bags will be distributed to area residents beginning Monday morning. The bags will be given out at all are precinct...

Reef project continues to restore ocean floor for fish

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Prior to Friends of RGV Reef’s efforts, this area at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was once bare...

Tropical Depression Grace may be headed toward Valley

HARLINGEN — A tropical disturbance roiling the waters of the Caribbean is expected to strengthen and make a beeline toward northern Mexico and potentially...

‘Guardians of the Gulf’ to screen online for free in December

Guardians of the Gulf, an eye-opening documentary that explores the tumultuous relationship between the Gulf of Mexico and the conservationists determined to protect it,...

Zeta becomes a hurricane as it nears Yucatan, heading for Gulf Coast

By GABRIEL ALCOCER Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Zeta strengthened to a hurricane Monday afternoon as it continued on a track for Mexico’s Yucatan...

Hurricane Delta now Category 4, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

By GABRIEL ALCOCER Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph (215 kmh) winds Tuesday...

Tropical systems could develop in Gulf

Just as the Atlantic Hurricane Season reaches its peak, forecasters are watching a couple of tropical systems that could develop into something much more...

Cleanest Waters: Study indicates local beaches least polluted

Cameron County beaches are some of the least polluted in Texas, according to a new report released by the Environment Texas Research and Policy...

Residents fueling vehicles ahead of Hurricane Hanna

RIO HONDO – Across South Texas this morning residents were at one of two places – the grocery store or the gas station. Hurricane Hanna...