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A Look At Upcoming City Council and Mayoral Election in Galveston

Posted on · The Texas primary may be over, but another vote is close behind in Galveston where the mayor and all six city council seats are up for election in May. This happens every two years — does that make it harder for Galveston Island officials to do their jobs? We preview the upcoming election in Galveston […]

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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 […]