Addiction Recovery Center

Edward Jackson walks up a hill toward a vacant building he hopes to convert into a substance-abuse recovery center for women. The building, 11279 Stewart Road, originally was designed to be a church and has fallen into disrepair.

The Daily News reported Tuesday that some residents of Galveston’s West End are concerned that a proposed inpatient substance-abuse recovery facility will bring increased crime and traffic to surrounding neighborhoods.

They’re also worried about the facility lowering property values and affecting the allure of vacation rentals in the area, which lies not far from the Gafftoppers and Sunny Beach neighborhoods.

Margaret Battistelli Gardner: 409.683.5227; Margaret.Gardner@galvnews.com

Deputy Managing Editor

Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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Don Schlessinger

Well said!

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Margaret Gardner

Thank you, Don

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