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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
Sea levels could rise 3 feet worldwide by 2300

The 3-foot rise is "baked in" to the Earth's climate, researchers say, even if the Paris climate agreement targets are fully met. Sea-levels are rising at an accelerating speed all around the world as ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland melt.

Aging docks pose threat to Galveston waterfront

Port officials say that dilapidated facilities are the most pressing threat to Galveston's public docks and could require as much as $250 million to fix. The Galveston County Daily News reports that some port tenants want to increase operations, but the cash-strapped docks have to address ongoing infrastructure problems before any expansion.

Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Partners With Denny's

REACH MEDIA's TOM JOYNER, syndicated Host of THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW, has added DENNY'S as the presenting sponsor for his 19th annual TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION FANTASTIC VOYAGE. The CARNIVAL BREEZE 7-day cruise will sail from GALVESTON, TX on APRIL 29th.

Outgunned financially, Faircloth hopes voters chose a workhorse over a show horse

GALVESTON When the waiter puts a plate of fried oysters in front of you at Shrimp N Stuff in downtown Galveston, it is tempting to dive right in. Fresh out of the fryer, though, they'll burn the roof of your mouth.

Congress Took a Mack Truck to Budget Caps, Again

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared that together they had reached a two-year budget deal to lift the spending caps. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 signed into law last week really should be renamed the Bipartisan Budget Crash Act.

Marc Straus opens a solo exhibition of Texas-based artist Otis Jones

Marc Straus is presenting a solo exhibition of Texas-based artist Otis Jones. The exhibition presents new works, with an opening reception on Friday February 16th from 6pm - 8pm and then remain on view until April 1st, 2018.

Black heritage banquet set for Tuesday

In celebration of Black History Month, the Old Central Cultural Center board of directors will present its fifth annual Black Heritage Banquet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 2627 Ave. M in Galveston. Goodwille Pierre, of Houston, who is a national expert and consultant in diversity inclusion, management, strategic communication and business development advisor to several Fortune 100 companies in the Houston area, will be the banquet speaker.

Freeman, Whitaker Sniff "The Poison Rose"

Morgan Freeman and Forest Whitaker are in talks to join John Travolta in the action-thriller "The Poison Rose" which George Gallo will direct from a script he wrote with Richard Salvatore. Travolta will play a down-on-his-luck PI helping out a woman in distress.

HGTV Picks Up Restored by the Fords and Home Town For New Seasons

With the early ratings success of freshman series RESTORED BY THE FORDS and with sophomore series HOME TOWN continuing to hold its #3 position in its Monday 9-10 p.m. timeslot among upscale viewers W25-54, top 10 cable net HGTV has executed mid-season pick-ups for both series. RESTORED by the Fords, which delivered a 26 percent ratings increase above the HGTV prime average among viewers P25-54 in January, stars sibling home renovators Leanne and Steve Ford, who enliven older Pittsburgh-area homes with beautiful and unique custom designs.

Rain and flooding tapers off as cold front approaches Houston

Heavy early morning rain storms that prompted flood warnings in three Houston areas counties are tapering off, but an approaching cold front will drop temperatures into the 40s, according to the National Weather Service. Flood advisories are set to expired in portions of Harris, Galveston and Brazoria counties, where up to two inches of rain fell as a line of heavy rainstorms from the west hit Houston two hours before dawn.

Texas religious school claims it can't be sued for failure to...

A mostly white private Episcopal school in Texas is claiming it cannot be sued for not preventing students from bullying a black schoolmate, stating it is protected as a religious institution. According to the HuffPost, a suit filed in 2017 against Trinity Episcopal School in Galveston, Texas by Maureen Beans after her son was harassed at the school is being disputed by attorneys representing the school who claim the institution is exempt.

Eclectic concerts and parades highlight Galveston's Mardi Gras

Cheryl Caperton, left, with Vita-Living, dances with volunteer Kathy Lindsey, right, during the annually Mardi Gras Ball for Special People held at Moody Gardens Convention Center Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Galveston. The free event provides food, fun and entertainment for people with special needs and their immediate families.

Party all weekend at Mardi Gras Galveston

Jason Cassidy performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday on Mardi Gras Galveston's Bud Light Stage at 23rd and Strand.

Savannah, Tybee-shot movie - Galveston' set for premiere at SXSW Festival

The South by Southwest Festival announced its film line-up for 2018 with headline movies including "Isle of Dogs" and "A Quiet Place," but another of the narrative additions was "Galveston," the new movie from writer/director Melanie Laurent. The film, which stars Elle Fanning, Ben Foster and Beau Bridges, filmed on Savannah and Tybee Island last year .

Want to help the coral reef system in the Gulf of Mexico? Now's your chance

Russell Jacks diver in a shoal of horse eyed jacks at the West Bank of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Credit: Andy Burlingham: Russell Jacks diver in a shoal of horse eyed jacks at the West Bank of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Local man faces 20 years for laundering proceeds of illegal

Nearly 100 eight-liner machines were seized in a Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office raid of the H-90 Game Room east of Richmond in December 2014. Nearly 100 eight-liner machines were seized in a Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office raid of the H-90 Game Room east of Richmond in December 2014.

2018 Sundance Film Festival: Augustine Frizzell, Maia Mitchell and...

A© 2018 Sundance Institute Photo by: Ian Tilghman Making a powerful and reflective statement about the present state of adolescence has long been a compelling movement in American cinema. But rarely has that declaration been so raunchily made about friendship between female teens by an up-and-coming female filmmaker like it has with the new drama, 'Never Goin' Back.'

Is heaven for real? 10-year-old says he saw angel or God in his hospital room

Is heaven for real? A 10-year-old Gulf Coast boy lost 100 percent of his skin after a one-in-a-million reaction to a common antibiotic. During his four-month stay at Shriner's Hospital in Galveston, Texas, one day, changed the way he viewed his entire experience.

Manta rays found at Flower Garden Banks designated a threatened species

A manta ray swims over the coral reef at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. This image shows the unique spot patterns used to identify individuals.

Little Jacob' case: Police release graphic photo of boy found dead on beach

Texas investigators have taken the unorthodox step of releasing a graphic photo of a young boy found dead on a Galveston beach in October , saying the image may be their final shot at identifying the child they have nicknamed "Little Jacob." The boy, who was about 3 or 4 years old when he died, was found Oct. 20 in the water along a relatively undeveloped stretch of coastline on the eastern edge of the city.

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