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A city of southeast Texas south-southeast of Houston on Galveston Island at the entrance to Galveston Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico. Founded by French pirates in 1816, it grew as a port in the mid-1800s.


(ˈgæl və stən)

a seaport in SE Texas, on an island at the mouth of Galveston Bay. 56,720.
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Noun1.Galveston - a town in southeast Texas on Galveston Island
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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Now the communications with Florida are difficult, while the coast of Texas offers the bay of Galveston, which possesses a circumference of fourteen leagues, and is capable of containing the navies of the entire world
A pretty notion truly," replied the papers in the interest of Florida, "that of Galveston bay
Ted Cruz (R-Texas) participated in a roundtable discussion with Galveston County community leaders and officials, including County Judge Mark Henry who hosted the event.
Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood; Chad Burke of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region; Leon Phillips of the Galveston County Coalition for Justice; and Len Waterworth of Texas A&M University Galveston.
The Mosquito Mike team offers professional mosquito control services throughout Galveston County and Smith County.
Located on Galveston Island along the Gulf of Mexico, the city of Galveston is about 40 miles south of Houston.
DoubleTree by Hilton said it has opened DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach, a contemporary five-story, 97-room hotel located in the heart of the island's teeming dining and entertainment districts and overlooking the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 6, 2015-DoubleTree by Hilton opens on Galveston Island
Global Banking News-October 15, 2013--Flood insurance could spike for some Galveston residents(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
of Galveston, TX, has announced that it has repurposed one of the buildings at its former Galveston location for use by the Lighthouse Charity Team and Galveston County Food Bank.
Travel Business Review-March 2, 2012--Schlitterbahn Announces Opening of Galveston Island Waterpark during Weekends(C)2012] ENPublishing - http://www.
Ike left the island city of Galveston in tatters, with homes on the coast collapsing in 110mph winds.

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