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December, 2014  // Posts published in December, 2014

19 Dec Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Lauren Hollaway

Lauren Hollaway

Lauren Hollaway

In 1997, six year old Lauren Hollaway started swimming for the Galveston Island Swim Team and 4 years later started as a Galveston Island Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard along with other future guards Laura Carr, Jessica Riedel, Anna Hyatt, Bori Juhasz, and Mary Stewart. Still 10, she told her dad she wanted her own Beach […]

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12 Dec Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on 1900 Storm

1900 Storm

1900 Storm

By the time 1900 rolled around, Galveston was the undisputed cultural and recreational center of this part of the country. Almost 500 bars and 50 brothels put it on par with the historically raucous New Orleans, and it ranked 2nd in the country for cotton exports and 3rd in wheat. Dredging ensured a constant flow […]

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05 Dec Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Surfing Mecca

Surfing Mecca

Surfing Mecca

Part of the surfing tradition is the mandatory pilgrimage to the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii is the spiritual ground zero for modern surfing. Part of this is that the islands are smack dab in the middle of the largest body of water on the planet and are basically mountains thrust up from the bottom of the […]

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