Flooding as seen from the 48th floor

Here are some pictures of the Mighty Trin taken from The Tower Club on the 48th floor of Thanksgiving Tower on Wednesday, May 27.

—  David Taffet

In light of flooding, HavenCon suspends Indiegogo fundraising

Screen shot 2015-05-26 at 2.31.35 PMA week ago we posted this blog saying that the folks behind HavenCon, Texas’ first and only LGBTQ gaymers convention, had announced plans for the second annual con in 2016 and had launched an IndieGoGo page to raise they money they need to stage the convention.

Today, HavenCon organizers have announced they are talking to IndieGoGo to close the page and refund contributions so far, in light of the weather-related disasters — flooding, tornadoes, etc. — plaguing Texas.

Rather than try to explain it in my words, it’s easier to just share theirs:

Important Announcement RE: Texas Floods and HavenCon Indiegogo Contributions

Published on May 26, 2015 by Shane           

Hi Haven friends, just so you are all aware. I have contacted Indiegogo to see about refunding current contributions and closing our fundraiser.

I think right now human life and safety are a higher priority and I want people to be able to help those in need first.

This does mean that we might not be able to secure the venue in time for next years event.  But we will be speaking with them to see if we can have an extension on when that is due.

If we are not able to get that extension, we will cancel 2016 and aim for a relaunch in 2017.  Either way, we will keep you all updated.

Please hold any contributions you were considering donating at this time.

Also, any funds raised from our t-shirt campaign will be donated to local organizations to assist those in need during this time.

Thank you!

XOXO

Shane

—  Tammye Nash

Start building the toll road now

We think building the toll road is a great idea and construction should begin now — as in today, before the flooding in the floodway where the road will go gets any worse.

Here are some pictures taken over the weekend along the proposed toll road route. We agree with Councilman Adam Medrano that the trees that are slowing down the flow of river should be kept in place to slow down the water as it cascades down the toll road.

—  David Taffet

The flooding’s not THAT bad, flooded downtown pic a fake (sort of)

Facebook has been “flooded” with a picture purporting to show downtown inundated after today’s rains.

The only problem? That’s not a picture from 2012. It’s a Houston Chronicle picture from 2001 when Tropical Storm Allison swamped the city.

Not that today’s flooding wasn’t extreme. The Houston Transtar cameras captured this image of Brays Bayou almost coming over the bridges at MacGreggor this afternoon. Fortunatly the waters have since receded.

—  admin