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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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GALVESTON, Texas, Shawwal 04, 1436, July 20, 2015, SPA -- A barge carrying about 1 million gallons of the Naphtha petroleum product caught fire after a collision off the coast of Galveston, Texas, early Monday, according to UPI.
Location Will Be: City Hall, 823 Rosenberg, Galveston, Texas, Room #306, November 15, 2015, @ 2:00 Pm.
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GALVESTON, Texas, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American National Insurance Company (Nasdaq: ANAT) of Galveston, Texas is pleased to announce the formation of a new subsidiary, American National Life Insurance Company of New York, with headquarters in Glenmont, New York.
CHS Grain Marketing brings grain to west Texas to serve feedlots and dairies, and now CHS Crop Nutrients will use some of the same assets to position fertilizer imports from its deep-water port in Galveston, Texas, to serve west Texas customers," says Cheryl Schmura, CHS vice president of Crop Nutrients.
Carnival Cruise Lines on March 26 said its 2,974- passenger Carnival Conquest will offer a 7-day itinerary from Galveston, Texas, that will include port calls to Key West, Fla.
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GALVESTON, Texas -- BP PLC settled on Thursday the last remaining death-related lawsuit from the 2005 Texas City refinery blast that killed 15, wounded 170 and brought accusations of lax management at the oil company.
Based in Galveston, Texas, the Buzbee Law Firm represents clients nationwide with personal injury, commercial litigation, and class action claims.
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Special Delivery is owned by the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas.
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