Galveston, TX Overview
The city of Galveston is situated on Galveston Island, a barrier island off the Texas Gulf coast near the mainland coast. Made up of mostly sand-sized particles and smaller amounts of finer mud sediments and larger gravel-sized sediments, the island is unstable, affected by water and weather, and can shift its boundaries through erosion.
The city is about 45 miles (72 km) southeast of downtown Houston.The island is oriented generally northeast-southwest, with the Gulf of Mexico on the east and south, West Bay on the west, and Galveston Bay on the north. The island’s main access point from the mainland is the Interstate Highway 45 causeway that crosses West Bay on the northeast side of the island.
A deepwater channel connects Galveston’s harbor with the Gulf and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 208.4 square miles (540 km2), of which 46.2 square miles (120 km) is land and 162.2 square miles (420 km) and 77.85% is water. The island is 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Houston.
The western portion of Galveston is referred to as the “West End”. Communities in eastern Galveston include Lake Madeline, Offats Bayou, Central City, Fort Crockett, Bayou Shore, Lasker Park, Carver Park, Kempner Park, Old City/Central Business District, San Jacinto, East End, and Lindale.As of 2009 many residents of the west end use golf carts as transportation to take them to and from residential houses, the Galveston Island Country Club, and stores. In 2009, Chief of Police Charles Wiley said he believed that golf carts should be prohibited outside golf courses, and West End residents campaigned against any ban on their use.
Detailed Map of Galveston, TX
Galveston’s climate is classified as humid subtropical.
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At S-n-G Horseback Riding, we house and take care of our Horses in the traditional way, in the same way that people have kept horses for hundreds of years. No fancy metal stalls, or outdoor covered corrals. Just a natural outdoor setting. Our horses are well kept and friendly.
The Bishop's Palace, also known as Gresham's Castle, is an ornate Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas.
Visitors to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum enjoy experiencing the offshore industry first-hand on an actual retired jack-up drilling rig. The museum features three floors of models and interactive displays illustrating the exciting story of offshore oil and gas from seismic technology and exploration and production to pipelining and marine transportation.
The Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum, located in Galveston, Texas, is a museum dedicated to the offshore oil and gas industry. Located next to the Strand National Historic Landmark District, the museum is housed on a retired jack-up rig set up in the Galveston harbor.
The Lone Star Flight Museum, located in Galveston, Texas in the United States, is an aerospace museum that displays more than 40 historically significant aircraft and many hundreds of artifacts related to the history of flight. The museum's collection is rare because most of the aircraft are flyable.
Carolyn Pitts (January 1976). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Galveston-East End Historic District PDF (32 KB) . National Park Service. and Accompanying seven photos, undated and from 1979 PDF (32 KB)
The Strand Historic District, also known as the Strand District, in downtown Galveston, Texas ( USA), is a National Historic Landmark District of mainly Victorian era buildings that now house restaurants, antique stores, and curio shops. The area is a major tourist attraction for the island city and also plays host to two very popular seasonal festivals.
Rosenberg Library, a public library located at 2310 Sealy Street in Galveston, Texas, United States, is the oldest continuously operating library in Texas. It serves as headquarters of the Galveston County Library System and its librarian also functions as the Galveston County Librarian.
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Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier (HD Park Tour) Galveston Texas
A full HD tour of the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier in Galveston, TX. Watch in Full HD 1080p! Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is a Pleasure pier in Galveston, Texas, United States.
GALVESTON TX. BEACH
KEEP IN MIND ALL BEACHES LOOK DIFFERENT IN ALL STATES
A Sunday Drive in Galveston, Texas 2012-04-29
Just taking a drive around Galveston Island. Most footage is from the Strand area and the rest is from the Seawall. Hope you enjoy. Camera Used: Flip Ultra HD (with wide angle lens attatched via magnet) Monted on Windshield via suction cup mount.
Galveston, Texas Seawall Blvd
Video follows Sea wall blvd on galveston Island. showing the citys rebuilding progress since hurricane Ike 2 years later .
Offshore Fishing Galveston Texas
"Defective Character" heads east from Galveston, Texas to fish for snapper, kingfish, and redfish. The live well gets full so we head back home short of our limit. Fishing report for Galveston, Texas. Best bait is live shrimp. Species caught red drum, redfish, sheepshead, red snapper, sand trout, dogfish, hardhead, and king mackeral (kingfish).
Kayak fishing BTB Galveston TX BA16
Hobie outback fishing btb in galveston tx for bull red.
Galveston Tx - Seawall Blvd HD
Seawall Blvd in Galveston Texas June 26, 2009. Video was shot with the SONY HD Cam MHS-CM1 at 720p
Bonanza Landing at Galveston, TX Airport
Beechcraft Bonanza landing at Galveston, TX (KGLS) airport on runway 13. Shot with a Contour NFlightcam with a suction cup mount.
Galveston TX ferry 2013
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