An effort is on the rise to identify, and better appreciate, pollinators and natural spaces in Galveston.
As hurricanes go, Nicholas was minor, a Category 1 storm that left little damage in its wake. But even Nicholas was enough to knock out power for thousands of people across Galveston County, leaving some without electricity for days.
Although some council members had proposed cutting a stipend given to employees who live on the island, the program already was on its way out.
The public transit has been out of commission since Hurricane Ike in 2008 flooded the four trolley cars, leaving the city facing a dilemma about how or whether to make repairs.
The sports complex had been poorly maintained, leading to its closure in January.
Galveston is getting reimbursed for money from only one category of disaster relief funding, but officials are worried about the financing of future storms and events.
The Port of Galveston is asking charter fishing companies and party boats to pay a new fee. Some say the charge goes against the spirit of preserving Pier 19 for boat operators.
The president of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service will be speaking in Galveston on Sunday. The group is helping Afghans resettle in Houston and other parts of the United States.
Federal officials made more than two dozen recommendations Thursday designed to further safeguard power plants and natural gas supplies to prevent a repeat of the February blackouts that caused more than 200 deaths in Texas.
Haitian migrants milled around makeshift shelters held up with giant reeds, as wind blew dust through the camp littered with plastic bottles and overflowing trash bags. Some migrants sat on plastic paint cans or the ground while others hung clothes to dry on the bamboo-like carrizo cane.