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In the Debate For and Against Casinos, Might There Not Be a Third Way?new

If gambling is coming back to Galveston, then a return to institutionalized illegal gambling might still be the way to go.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  03-10-2009  |  Politics

Is Casino Gambling in the Cards for Galveston?new

Backers say casinos can save the water-logged city, while opponents say they will bring nothing but ruin.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  03-10-2009  |  Business & Labor

Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast Struggle After Hurricane Ikenew

While Katrina's destruction of New Orleans monopolized the eyes of the country and the world for weeks in 2005, Galveston was not as fortunate.
Dallas Observer  |  John Nova Lomax  |  01-12-2009  |  Disasters

Ike Was Bad for Galveston's Poor, but it Might Get Worsenew

The hurricane devastated the city's North Side, an historic African-American community. Four of the area's six housing projects have been condemned and many residents have lost everything. Will the community be rebuilt or will it suffer the same fate as New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward after Katrina?
The Texas Observer  |  Forrest Wilder  |  12-17-2008  |  Disasters

After the Flood: Letter From Galvestonnew

As the cleanup continues, Galveston, like Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois, must rely on the kindness of strangers. As for those who do come back intending to stay, medical experts say a plague of pestilences, from tetanus to toxic mold, may await them. So does a state of emergency and a dawn-to-dusk curfew with a $2,000 fine for violators.
The Texas Observer  |  Tom Curtis  |  10-08-2008  |  Disasters

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