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There Is No Oil In Galveston Or Anywhere On The Texas Coast And You Can Visit These Places—-Tell Them A Texas Liberal Sent You

Is there any oil from the Gulf of Mexico/BP oil spill and disaster in Galveston, Texas or at any Texas beaches?

No.

(Above–A picture of a ship I took while riding the Bolivar Ferry across Galveston Bay.)

There is no oil in Galveston as of the evening of Thursday, June 24, and there is not expected to be any over the upcoming weekend.

Please do not cancel your trip to a Texas beach because of the oil spill. There has not yet been any report of oil on a Texas beach and no such report is expected at this time.

Please know that I’m an Obama voter who wants America to move to the left.

I care about the people who work in tourist -related jobs on the Texas coast and I care about small business people on the Texas coast.

Visit the Texas coast this weekend and tell folks that a Texas liberal sent you.

Here is information about visiting Galveston.

Here are links to some towns you can visit on the Texas Gulf Coast.

June 25, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vote Yes On Texas Proposition 9—Keep Texas Beaches Open To All

It might be hard to imagine given the popular and often correct notion of Texas as place where the little guy gets sand kicked in his face, but all Texas beaches are open to the public.

The law in Texas says that people can come and set up shop with a beach towel and a good book all the up the point where  the sand ends and vegetation begins.

It does not matter who owns the land behind the vegetation line–All Texas beaches are open to the public.

On the Texas ballot next week is a measure that would make this law part of our state constitution. This is proposition 9 on the ballot.

Here is a Houston Chronicle story on this issue.

This blog urges a yes vote on Proposition 9. Let’s make sure that Texas beaches remain open to all folks and that this farsighted policy of beach access never changes.

A good book on Texas beaches and the Texas coast is The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast by John B. Anderson. I have this book at home and can vouch for it being worth your time.

October 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment