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Gulf Coast  // Posts tagged as "Gulf Coast"

03 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Jesse Tree Support Network Fundraiser

Jesse Tree Support Network Fundraiser

Jesse Tree Support Network Fundraiser

Scanning the searchers briefly, I then turned to see with relief that a tent had been erected and the family was seated comfortably drinking water and talking to a Jesse Tree councilor who had just arrived… Thinking back over the past decade I have lost count of the times we’ve worked a drowning on one […]

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12 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Texas Lifeguard Groups

Texas Lifeguard Groups

Texas Lifeguard Groups

About 8 years back I was contacted by the City Manager of the City of South Padre. A number of their citizens were concerned because they’d had a higher than normal drownings on their beaches. He was very interested in starting up a lifeguard service for their city. Several visits later, I wrote up an […]

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28 Jan GIBP News | Comments Off on Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat

Dune Planting with Artist Boat

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!! There are still spots available to help us plant dunes on Super Dune Sunday, February 1st from 1:00-5:30 PM at the end of Seawall and Delanara RV Park! Contact Nate Johnson at njohnson@artistboat.org to volunteer!

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31 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Sand Projects

Sand Projects

Sand Projects

For those of us who went through Hurricane Ike and were part of the rescue and recovery efforts afterwards, it was easy to think that things would never get back to normal. On Monday afternoon at the Casa Del Mar listening to Kelly de Schaun, Executive Director of the Park Board, talk to a crowd […]

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08 Aug Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Late Summer Safety

Late Summer Safety

Late Summer Safety

Late summer brings some real significant changes to the beachfront that can impact what you need to do to stay safe. In spring and Early to mid-summer we are almost overwhelmingly concerned with rip currents and keeping people out of them. As we move into hotter weather and calmer water conditions other concerns come into […]

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05 Apr Beach Safety, GIBP News | Comments Off on Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Texas City ‘Y’ Oil Spill Information

Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts For updates on the entire scope of the Texas City “Y” Oil Spill, a website has been created where press releases are being posted. For the most current information, visit http://www.texascityyresponse.com. Weekend Beach Forecast While some oil remains on the east end of Galveston Island and Sea Wolf Park area of Pelican Island, […]

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21 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Warming Up

Warming Up

Warming Up

Finally! Spring feels like it’s just around the corner. After the long, long winter there’s finally that feeling in the air. The cold is still there but doesn’t seem to penetrate all the way to your bones and even if it’s cold in the morning you’re able to get by with a thin layer or […]

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17 Feb Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Phosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Phosphorescence

The lack of moon and heavy fog made the night darker than normal. The wind was calm and the water was like glass. As the stand-up paddler’s board cut through the frigid water, it left a glowing trail of phosphorescence behind. A wave broke ahead and sent a yellow/green light pulsing into the night. Nowhere […]

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