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Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by joe_schmoe, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. NDub

    NDub Guest

    The island and surrounding area was a madhouse when Hurricane Rita threatened just a month or so after the Katrina tragedy. People were lined up for days to evacuate and literally moving just a few miles. The heat was miserable and many cars and people were overheating. Rita turned a bit to the north and made landfall right at the Texas-Louisiana border and Galveston was spared the wrath of the Cat. 3.

    I visited Galveston last year just before Independence Day and I enjoyed the city/island. Lots of old houses and buildings. The beach was freakin' packed for obvious reasons. It has all the sun and palm trees one could ask for. I actually went there to have lunch with a friend who was leaving the port on a cruise ship. From what I saw, it's a neat little place. But remember...hurricanes. I believe the storm of 1900 was one of the worst in history and tore Galveston up.

  2. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    It wasn't just Galveston, my family lives in Conroe maybe 30 minutes north and they said the traffic was at a stand-still there and it had been that way for days, what a nightmare.
  3. mltru2tx

    mltru2tx Member

    Conroe's an hour and a half north of Galveston, with no traffic.
  4. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    That's right, I was thinking of Spring, which is on the norhternmost side of Houston... :-[ VERY differnet places.
    Very embarassed, I just remember as a kid sitting on the drive across Houston heading to the beach and time seemed to fly by until you hit traffic.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

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