Mardi Gras means fat business for Gulf Coast

Tune into Mardi Gras ParadeCam beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday night and watch the krewes of Babylon, Chaos and perennial favorite Muses roll live along the Uptown parade route. Our live, hosted webcast puts you up close

Mardi Gras. It brings to mind beads, parties and fancy floats in New Orleans as people cram in all the fun they can before Lent begins. In reality, Mardi Gras has long been celebrated in coastal towns from Texas to Florida.

Endymion officials say they are prepared to wait until the very last minute before rescheduling their ride.

Show Me Your Beads 2 Mardi Gras Masquerade Celebration is at 10 pm Saturday at the Drunken Fish (612 North Second Street). Dano Da Mano hosts and DJ D Lani spins. 314-713-0926 or 314-685-0500. Naughti Gras 8 is at 9 pm Saturday at Europe (710 North

The Associated Press PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Revelers are expected to flock to the Mardi Gras celebrations on Texas' Gulf Coast, rain or shine. Despite expected rain and thunderstorms Friday that could cause flooding, vendors and longtime visitors in