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Hurricane Ike tore through Galveston Sept. 13, 2008, with a storm surge of 15 feet covering the island with petroleum laced salt water. Ultimately, the salt water from the storm’s surge left thousands of trees dead, including the 100-year-old live oaks that lined Broadway Boulevard.
The power had gone out and the sounds outside were like the sound track to a bad disaster film. My mother and I, along with three others, hadn’t evacuated very far from our home on the west end of Galveston Island; we were in Santa Fe and about to use every ounce of strength our bodies possessed.
The Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake, located at 2000 NASA Parkway, is currently hosting “Flotsam & Jetsam: Artists Respond to Hurricane Ike.”
University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty, staff and students will be saying farewell to one of their charter professors, Gretchen Mieszkowski who retires this May.
After 35 years of dedicated work to the university, Howard Eisner, associate dean for the School of Human Sciences and Humanities, will be retiring this summer. Eisner, who was a member of the founding 40 faculty members that began this university in 1974, has been associate dean of HSH for the past 10 years.
Red, lifeless carapaces alongside empty beer bottles and clean-picked corncobs fill trash can after trash can as the faint smells of smokehouse mesquite and Cajun seasoning waft through the air. In the distance, the wails and passion of zydeco music cry their unique and pleasant sounds. It is that time of year again. The Texas Crawfish and Music Festival has arrived.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake hosted the 2009 Visual Art Scholastic Event April 17-18.
VASE is a statewide competition comprised of enrolled high school students grades 9-12 in both private and public school systems. This year, 3,000 students submitted approximately 9,000 pieces of art for judging.