Rebuilding Kingwood’s “New Normal”

By Kat Harper, News Desk Lead It was 1985 when Lone Star College- Kingwood’s library was built. An age before the popularity of the internet and search engines, when the Encyclopedia was the main source of our worldly knowledge. Kaleigh VonDerVor is LSC-Kingwood’s Director of the Library and Learning Center. This position is new in our campus and Mrs. VonDerVor is the first to hold … Continue reading Rebuilding Kingwood’s “New Normal”

Voices From The Storm

By Howler Staff April Boles: When did you/your family evacuate? Was your house already flooded? “My family did not evacuate, however, my mother was worried that our new sheetrock would be destroyed. Our house did not flood even though we live 10 minutes away from LSC-Kingwood. We spent the recovery time repairing my grandmother’s house.  2. What was your most challenging loss and why? What … Continue reading Voices From The Storm

Harvey Heroine: When the water rose, so did she

By Sara Perry, Columnist  Hurricane Harvey left us all with scars, some financial, some physical, and all emotional. However, even in the wake of disaster comes an air of silver lining. Multiple stories of heroism, community strength, and improbable friendships that likely would have never been written if not for such terrible circumstances. Nicole Hoover’s story is one of many, but she stands out for … Continue reading Harvey Heroine: When the water rose, so did she

FEMA: Apathetic or Unprepared?

Picture of an abandoned house in the Houston area stands on its last leg a year after Harvey hit. Photo by Cassandra Lyles August 2018. By C.R. Lyles, Copy Desk Lead After the calamity of Hurricane Harvey, many Texans were left homeless by nature itself. They were forced from their dirty, wet homes onto the dirty, wet streets. In a FEMA.gov article published in September … Continue reading FEMA: Apathetic or Unprepared?

Kingwood vs Humble Recovery Race

by Kat Harper, News Desk Lead Hurricane Harvey has been a looming cloud for Texans this past year affecting lives, infrastructures and even income. The recovery not only includes lost homes and displaced families but also unemployment due to closed businesses and government services. Although Harris County and Montgomery County neighbor one another, their rates of recovery are differing vastly. Due to a large amount … Continue reading Kingwood vs Humble Recovery Race