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The Farmer Diaries

Texas farmer comes up with perfect — and cheap — solution to keep itchy pests away for good

By Marshall Hinsley

Walking the long, weedy path to tend my field crops each day, I wind up with bites all over. I never see the bites happen, but the dime-sized welts that rise on my skin hours later are a sure givea ...


Rain Gear Roundup

Rainy day essentials: Stylish gear to keep you dry in the unpredictable Houston summer weather

By Jennifer Chininis

Many of us Texans have been unprepared, gear-wise, for all the recent heavy rains, so we turned to the interwebs (to stay off the roads) to help us find rainy day essentials — umbrellas, jack ...


The Farmer Diaries

Texas farmer deploys 5 strategies to control mosquitoes after heavy rains

By Marshall Hinsley

The downpour of rain, almost daily for the last two months, has submerged much of the land I farm south of Dallas. Anywhere there's the slightest depression in the ground, water has pooled up a ...


Park Under Water

Buffalo Bayou Park withstands big storm but grand opening delayed; dog park temporarily closes

By Shelby Hodge

The $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park flowed like a mighty river during this week's flood. That and the continuous rainy days of May have led to the postponement of the June 20 grand opening   ...


Spaced Out

Houston from outer space: Astronaut in orbit shoots a stunning video of stormy Bayou City

By Ellen Goodacre

Houstonians on the ground may have been a bit perturbed by all of the rain and scattered thunderstorms last week. But maybe all they needed was a little perspective. Maryland astronaut Reid Wis ...


Pix of the Day

A Houston flood scene: What's left behind when crazy rain pours in

By Barbara Kuntz

We're not singing "rain, rain go away" just yet, and neither is Mother Nature, with chances of thunderstorms set to continue throughout the rest of the week. Instead, tempora ...


Pix of the Day

Pie Madness! People wait in long lines — outside in the cold and rain — to secure Thanksgiving treats

By Barbara Kuntz

We've all done it: Stand in line for tickets, food, drinks . . . even at cash registers, especially during holiday shopping. Some of us (me included) even stood in line for Astrodome turf or st ...


Rain go away

Spooky storms dampen Halloween fun, but should clear for trick or treating

By Tyler Rudick

Houston-area officials are keeping close tabs on bayous and waterways Halloween morning as heavy bands of spooooky storms pummel the region. As of 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Harris County Fl ...


Rainwater Harvesting Class

Give your plants the water they really want — rain water. Learn how to catch the rain from your roof for your garden needs. For most roofs in Houston, the amount of rain you can catch is basi


Pix of the Day

Heavy rains hit Houston, bayous overflow in several places

By Clifford Pugh

UPDATE: As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the Harris County Flood Control District issued this update: Area bayous and creeks are draining, and the following conditions were reported in the most heavily ...


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