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Why Affordable Housing Has Been so Contentious and Continues to Be in Galveston

Posted on · After public housing in Galveston was damaged during Hurricane Ike, the federal government offered $586 million in disaster aid to rebuild. But some folks there didn’t want the housing rebuilt, leading to a protracted legal battle. We’ll review that dispute, and discuss the state of public housing in Galveston with John Wayne Ferguson, Galveston City […]

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‘Galveston Hangs’

Posted on · The Galveston Arts Center was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Five years later, the original building remains empty. Organizers are hoping a new exhibit, ‘Galveston Hangs,’ will help raise the $2 million needed to finish renovations and reopen the original downtown location. Galveston Arts Center Director Kellianne Vallee talks about the new exhibit.