Cajun Navy

'Cajun Navy' to be part of Mandeville's Mardi Gras | NOLA.com

The "Cajun Navy" has gained notoriety for spontaneously storming into disaster areas to rescue flood victims, having done so in the Baton Rouge area …

New Orleans

Texas Girl Scouts pay it forward with cookies for Hurricane Harvey responders

Lovers of Thin Mints and Samoas, rejoice! It’s finally that time of year again.<p>Girl Scouts are out and about selling their famous cookies, and this year, thousands of scouts are participating in programs that allow people craving cookies to send some goodwill to a local hero — or two.<p>This year, the …

Girl Scouts

Texas must get a grip on the wild hog problem and here's how

Farmers and ranchers across the South, from California to Florida, have been dealing with the destruction wrought by wild pigs for several years. …

Opinion

Searchers combing swamps for missing Springfield man: report | NOLA.com

The search continues in a swamp area of Livingston Parish for a Springfield man missing since Sunday (Dec. 31), a story in the Livingston Parish News …

New Orleans

Funniest

It's that time again! In lieu of the top comments of the week, we're using this last Sunday of the year to look at the comments that racked up the …

Futile

Is DIY Disaster Relief the New Normal?

After months of wildfires and multiple hurricanes, 2017 will go down as the year of natural disasters in the United States. Public-driven rescue …

Liberal View

The Transient Luck of John Bel Edwards

A week ago, Louisiana pollster Bernie Pinsonat released a survey that all but ruined Christmas for Louisiana’s Republicans, and particularly those …

Conservative View

Texan of the Year: Who did readers nominate?

<b>Heroes of Hurricane Harvey</b><p>All the citizens who stepped up during Hurricane Harvey, <b>the average folks</b> who grabbed their boats and went to work to help …

Opinion

Texans of the Year

Texans of the Year<p>Selecting the Bum Steers can be a bit of a drag. That’s why this year we’re supplementing our list with something a bit more upbeat.<p>…

Texas

The unsung heroes of 2017

<i>The deadly storms, shootings and divisive political rhetoric that seemed to define 2017 may have dominated the headlines. But there was plenty of</i> …

Hurricane Irma

Disability and Disaster Response in the Age of Climate Change

It's been a year of catastrophic weather. Meet the people working to fix America's disability disaster response.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Throughout the morning of …

Hurricane Harvey

Governor's tax plan, sexual harassment policies and a hospital deal: Louisiana politics today (Dec. 19) | NOLA.com

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The Complicated Politics of Rescue and Recovery

As traffic fled Houston before Hurricane Harvey, a line of trucks towing small, flat-bottomed boats made their way into the city. The Cajun Navy …

Long-form Journalism

Hayes Carll happy to be a fan favorite for the right reasons

Hayes Carll, the country singer-songwriter known for wry ballads like "She Left Me for Jesus," went through a divorce and wrote a dark and quiet album about it. Then fans started to approach him at shows for different reasons than they normally do. "I never felt I had connected with people on that …

Entertainment

Newell Brands: Get The Liquid Paper Out For 2017

Newell Brands owns an astonishing array of American icons: Diamond matches, Coleman lamps, Bicycle playing cards, Ace combs and Shakespeare fishing …

Business

Hit by Harvey, 2 Texas High School football teams hit back

HOUSTON — The bright lights shone down inside Crenshaw Stadium, washing over every yard line just like the floodwaters had weeks earlier.<p>When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, it sent waves of water and raw sewage lapping across Houston, including several feet in the stadium, where it soaked deep into …

Weather

"We'll Deal with the Consequences Later": The Cajun Navy and the Vigilante Future of Disaster Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, an ad hoc group of Louisianans calling themselves the Cajun Navy took their boats to Texas and started ferrying people to safety. As superstorms rock our coastlines with increasing frequency and underfunded government-relief agencies keep falling short, private …

Baton Rouge

SI’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year: José Altuve Defied Odds to Bring Houston Hope … and a Title

The ancient Greeks may not have invented the concept of hero, but they get credit for naming it and giving it a face, not to mention a massive, …

George R. Brown Convention Center

JJ Watt 'Humbled and Honored' to Be Sports Illustrated 'Sportsperson of the Year'

When Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas, people from all walks of life jumped into action to help. The Cajun Navy was deployed, Team Rubicon hit the …

Jose Altuve

Flood victims staying in tents fear...

Some flood victims are still living out of tents, so lower temperatures are an added challenge.

Weather

The few, the proud -- the Cajun Navy | NOLA.com

<i>The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing</i> <i>300 for 300</i> <i>project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments</i> …

New Orleans

Step aside, Cajun Navy — Jersey Shore provides its own Hurricane Harvey heroes

Move over, Cajun Navy. Yankees from the Jersey Shore are right there with you <b>giving you a run for your money</b> when it comes to heroics in the …

Opinion

Harris County works to build up volunteer rescue force

With emergency responders across the Houston area overwhelmed by the scope of Hurricane Harvey's devastation, the 911 system overburdened and outside …

Louisiana

Do you agree with these 12 Dallasites' Texan of the Year nominations?

Which Texan had the greatest impact this year? Who really put Texas on the map? That’s the question we posed to our readers in Klyde Warren Park …

Opinion

GQ should've named Colin Kaepernick its 'Coward of the Year'

GQ magazine has named Colin Kaepernick, the unemployed NFL quarterback, <b>as its 2017 Citizen of the Year.</b><p>Mr. Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, was responsible for starting a national movement to protest the Star Spangled Banner by taking a knee along the sideline.<p><b>Click here for</b> …

Opinion

FEMA Just Can't Compete with Volunteer Orgs

During Hurrican Harvey, the Cajun Navy rescued hundreds of people. The organization formed spontaneously in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and is …

Economics

Where Do Animals Go During a Hurricane?

<b>That first Wednesday after Harvey</b>—the day after the sun finally broke through—Kelly Norrid took a walk through his neighborhood and stopped at a …

Houston

American Jewry and Israel, unbound

As we read recently, David Myers, appointed to head the prestigious center for Jewish history, barely managed to dodge a bullet, after suspicions …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Let's Hear It for the Red Cross

The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Civil War nurse Clara Barton. It was the first U.S. relief organization and established its …

Conservative View

When Government Fails, Social Media Is the New 911

<b>Roberto Hernández Alarcón</b> needed a diamond-blade saw. It was nearing midnight on September 24, and he was standing on the rubble of what had been an …

Enrique Peña Nieto