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Commercial shrimp season coming to an end

Commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will end 30 minutes after sunset on May 15. In order...

Don’t wait for hurricane to formulate a plan

It’s good to have a plan. Thinking about the potential of a hurricane strike in the Rio Grande Valley — and what you should do...

Storm clouds: Weather agency predicts above-average Atlantic hurricane year

Although it may not match last year’s nonstop tropical action (we remember you, Hurricane Hanna), the forecast for this year’s hurricane season also calls...

NOAA adjusts named-huricane averages upward

Predictions are just beginning to trickle in, but so far indicators point to an active or above average Atlantic hurricane season just over the...

New rules to protect turtles from shrimp nets postponed

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By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — New rules designed to keep endangered and threatened sea turtles from drowning in some inshore shrimp nets...

New study triples estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico

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By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There are about three times as many red snapper as previously estimated in the Gulf of...

‘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,...

Tropical Storm Gamma moving into Gulf, may turn northward

The National Hurricane Center says a hurricane hunter plane has flown over an area near the Yucatan Peninsula. Tropical Storm Gamma should continue to move...

Tropical Storm Gamma moving into Gulf, may turn northward

The National Hurricane Center says a hurricane hunter plane has flown over an area near the Yucatan Peninsula. Tropical Storm Gamma should continue to move...

Tropical Storm Gamma weakens over Mexico coastline

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By Paola Pérez and Lynnette Cantos Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. _ Tropical Storm Gamma dropped down from its original hurricane prediction as it moved closer...