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Should BP Settlement Funds Be Used to Stop Development in Galveston?

Posted on · When the Friends of Galveston Beaches proposed using $9.5 million from the BP oil spill settlement to stop development and preserve a beach, an old community argument erupted again over new development versus open spaces. We learn more from Galveston County Daily News reporter John Wayne Ferguson. MORE: Group Wants RESTORE Money to Buy Galveston Beaches […]

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Texas General Land Office Focuses On Protecting the State’s Coastline from the Next Big Storm

Posted on · The Texas General Land Office was founded to figure out who owned what and where after the Texians and Tejanos won independence from Mexico. Today, the office looks after state land, the Alamo, helps with recovery after natural disasters, funds public education, provides benefits to veterans and manages the Texas coastline. It’s that last task that […]