Carbide Park Card Players

The Wayne Johnson Community Center at Carbide Park in La Marque has been closed since Hurricane Harvey.


A county-owned community center in La Marque that was badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey won’t reopen until mid-2019 at the earliest, Galveston County officials said Friday.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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Randy Chapman

Mold shmold, way too much is made of this majorly harmless fungus. It's not deadly, nor is it even harmful unless one is allergic to it. It's become its own industry due to hype.

Jim Forsythe

The key words "unless one is allergic to it" is very important.
As the Community Center a popular gathering place for seniors and you shouldn’t let an infant, elderly person, or someone with respiratory problems spend time in a room or area where mold has been identified, clean up of mold is important.
People with a weakened immune system, such as people receiving treatment for cancer, people who have had an organ or stem cell transplant, and people taking medicines that suppress the immune system, are more likely to get mold infections.
They are some the groups that mold effects more , it is important that it is safe in the Community Center .

What signs would you have if mold is a problem ?
The beginning signs of toxigenic mold related illness are usually respiratory system related, including any of the following symptoms: Stuffy or runny nose, Constant sinus infections, Breathing problems or wheezing, Asthma
As the symptoms progress, the person may start to experience other symptoms including: Headaches, Dizziness or fatigue, Red, itchy or watery eye
Autoimmune diseases (such as chronic fatigue or lupus)
Fertility problems, Depression, Cancer

Rusty Schroeder

Why wasn't any water damaged sheetrock, carpet, insulation, etc. removed immediately after the storm? Doors should have been opened and everything that was water damaged removed. Video and photograph all work done, as I am sure there is not 1 worker employed without a device that does both. What was the warranty on that roof by the original builder? This building had no windstorm insurance or was it self insured? Seems like the Commissioners and Judge have become very wasteful of taxpayer funded investments and property. As well as well as plain old taxpayer dollars, that's another story without an answer.

Rusty Schroeder

BREAKING NEWS: Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has asked for the resignation of the Purchasing Agent and the County Auditor over the missing $500K+. Rufus Crowder spoke on camera refusing to resign, the County Auditor refused to be interviewed on camera but also refused to resign. That is exactly what I expected of both, no acceptance of fault or blame. This happened in Rufus' office, and was passed from there to the auditor, that is a fact. The money is gone and will not be recovered, traced to Dubai and Nigeria. So the people at the county that are being trusted with taxpayer money, and not identified, fell for a Nigerian scammer. Incredible !!!

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