Galveston, once the most important port city in Texas, suffered a crushing blow with the hurricane of 1900. Once the waters receded and the extent of the damage became clear, the city faced the overwhelming task of rebuilding. One of the most important tasks, surviving residents decided, was to ensure that such a disaster never repeated itself. This meant the construction of a seawall along the coast to shield the city from the full fury of future storms. To design the wall and oversee its construction, Galveston recruited a team of the best engineers they could find, led by one of the most respected names in engineering at the time, Gen. Henry Martyn Robert.
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Age has not diminished my adventurous nature, nor has it dimmed my zest for fun. Thankfully, my boyfriend, Danny Hall, shares those traits with me, so we are able to plan and carry out great weekend adventures together.
Summer days feel extra long, but somehow they still go by extra quickly. If you are looking to make the most of your Summer, rest assured, there is still plenty of fun to be had right here in the Atlanta Area.
We recently received a letter from a reader upset about seeing a particular person’s children/grandchildren in the paper. I am guessing that the gentleman was concerned about fairness.
Chris Ekstrom, Chair of Texas for Congressional Term Limits, announced that Ryan Jarchow will be joining the board of directors to help usher U.S. Term Limits’ resolution through the state legislature.