Thirty years ago, when Peggy Rapp began managing the Riviera condominiums on the West End, she could look out the window at about 200 feet of beach, she said.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri.


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(7) comments

Jennifer Lance

Condos belong behind the Seawall!

Don Schlessinger

"The building is so close to the water it’s difficult to rebuild dunes washed away by three summer tropical storms." So are my tax dollars going to pay to restore what seems to be private property? Answer that question before one grain of sand lands on west end beaches. Are Galveston tax victims going to be paying for sand placed to restore beach in front of Riviera Condos' property? Isn't that private property?

Alexander Nelson

Yes they are. The grants they get are part of federal and state taxes. This gets minimized by saying grant funding is not your taxes or it’s “free” money. When you hear “free”, button your back left pocket.

Gary Miller

Spending tax money to save tax paying property is a losing effort. At some point the property will be lost or cost too much to save.

Ted Gillis

No Don, the property in front of the Riviera condominiums is "public" property.

Don Schlessinger


Henry Hansen

And, it is adjacent to a public on beach parking area.

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