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During the Texas Revolution, Galveston was the main port for the Texas Navy, and at one time was the capital of the Republic of Texas. In 1900, a hurricane devastated Galveston, and the ensuing natural disaster still counts as the deadliest in U.S. history. In current times, the economy revolves around tourism, health care, shipping and financial industries. Galveston is located on Galveston Island, a barrier island on the Texas Gulf coast.

Population: 57466
Local Newspapers: Galveston County Daily News
Local Sports Teams: Houston Astros (MLB) Houston Texans (NFL) Houston Rockets (NBA)
Local Colleges: Galveston College Texas A&M University at Galveston

Zip Codes associated with galveston, texas: 77550 77551 77554
Towns/Cities near galveston, texas : Texas City La Marque Hitchcock Santa Fe Dickinson

Galveston News
Marc Straus now reprsents Otis Jones

Marc Straus announced that Otis Jones has joined the New York gallery. Born in Galveston, Texas in 1946, Jones has created a distinctive body of abstract paintings in his long and illustrious career.

Photos: 60 years ago, Hurricane Audrey became one of the deadliest storms in US history

1957: An elderly woman in an apron and bonnet stands in front of a house, which was hit by a boat when Hurricane Audrey struck Louisiana. Dead cattle litter the streets of Cameron, Louisiana, July 1st, hampering clean-up operations after a tidal wave destroyed the town.

New app shows exactly where Houston is sinking

Now anyone can easily explore the decline in local groundwater levels that has deflated the earth beneath the Houston area, at places plunging it into Galveston Bay . The U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday debuted a web portal displaying 40 years worth of Houston-area data on subsidence, or sinkage of the ground, which has become a major factor guiding the development of Houston in recent decades.

10 Central Texas Water Parks Perfect for Cooling Down

We're pretty far removed from any beaches living in Austin - the closest one is Galveston, which is severely underwhelming and almost a four-hour drive away. But fear not, Austinites! We've compiled a list of fun nearby water parks so you can beat the summer heat without spending the majority of your time in your car's AC.

10 Cool Beach Rentals in the Bay Area

No, it's not Hawaii, but it could almost pass for it. Kahala Beach Front Delight is an elegant vacation rental for 19 in the oh-so-exclusive Sands of Kahala subdivision on Galveston Island.

Sea level rise, subsidence and hurricanes Oh my

The Department of Energy released a report recently looking at how climate change and extreme weather could make our power supplies more vulnerable. Given that it's the nation's leader in energy production , Texas was prominently featured.

Rising seas could force a mass exodus from US shores within decades

Without sharp reductions in emissions, by 2100, parts of every coastal county in the continental United States will experience "chronic flooding that makes normal routines impossible" - including 24% of the city of Boston, 33% of Virginia Beach, and 54% of Miami. Some especially vulnerable places, like Miami Beach and Galveston, Texas, would be essentially uninhabitable.

See astronauts practice Orion spacecraft exits in the Gulf of Mexico

A NASA astronaut leaps from the side of a full scale mock-up of the Orion capsule while performing a training exercise in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Galveston, Texas on Thursday, July 13, 2017. You would think that for the astronauts who will take NASA's Orion spacecraft beyond the moon, the easy part would be getting out of the vehicle after splashdown.

NASA takes Orion crew out for a test return near Galveston

NASA on Thursday took its testing regimen to the Gulf of Mexico with a trial run of getting crew out of its Orion spacecraft off the coast of Galveston. Among those aboard the Coast Guard vessel watching the tests was astronaut Suni Williams , who will fly the first missions on the commercial spacecraft being built to take people to the International Space Station .

IC Potash pursues lawsuit in Colorado to set aside dilutive financing ...

The Company believes this matter will come before the Colorado courts within the next month. IC Potash also announces that it was recently served with a lawsuit commenced by Cartesian and two of its Principals, Peter Yu and Paul Hong, on behalf of Cartesian investors in the State of New York.

Rising seas may cause constant flooding in Galveston, report says

Portions of downtown Galveston, as well as some other parts of the city, flood when saltwater backs up into the drainage system, and sometimes it's difficult to get the water to drain quickly back into the bay. "We're not seeing it happen any worse or any higher but we're seeing it more frequently," said Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell.

Robert Spong Kerry Spong v. Fidelity National Property and Casualty...

ROBERT SPONG; KERRY SPONG, Plaintiffs - Appellants v. FIDELITY NATIONAL PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY; FIDELITY NATIONAL INSURANCE SERVICES, L.L.C.; CRYSTAL BEACH INSURANCE AGENCY, L.L.C.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants - Appellees The plaintiffs' vacation home near Galveston, Texas, was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' debuts tonight

Ill Faded and Guilla will be performing at 8 p.m. Sunday at Senpai's Studio & Gallery, 513 25th St., in Galveston. Admission is free.

GoFundMe created for Houston father who drowned trying to rescue five-year-old son

Rufino Suarez, 27, recently drowned on Galveston Island while trying to save his five-year-old son after their kayak flipped over. Rufino Suarez, 27, recently drowned on Galveston Island while trying to save his five-year-old son after their kayak flipped over.

Galveston sees 49,800 pounds of trash for July 4th

Nearly 188,000 cars converged on Galveston Island on the Fourth of July and city officials who traditionally estimate 2.5 people were in each of those vehicles means the population swelled by almost a half-million folks. A 35-person cleanup crew from the Galveston Park Board of Trustees hit the beaches Wednesday beginning at 3 a.m. and when they were finished they'd collected 49,800 pounds of garbage - nearly 25 tons.

Panel: North Korean ICBM Test Reduces Options for Washington, Beijing to Curb Pyongyang

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords transits San Diego Bay to arrive at the ship's homeport of Naval Base San Diego on July 5, 2017. US Navy photo.

HGTV's Brother VS. Brother: Jonathan VS. Drew Winner Revealed

After suffering defeat for two consecutive seasons, Drew Scott claimed victory during last night's finale of the popular HGTV real estate and renovation competition series BROTHER VS. BROTHER: JONATHAN VS.

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