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Galveston, Texas, celebrates Juneteenth with marches and celebrations : NPR

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www.npr.org – – 2024-06-18 04:00:00

SUMMARY: Americans will celebrate Juneteenth for the fourth year since it became a federal holiday in 2021. The day, June 19th, marks the end of slavery in , Texas, in 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Galveston has celebrated Juneteenth for generations, with events like readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, historic marches, and gala gatherings. Figures like Roy Collins and Candace Reese share family histories deeply tied to the holiday's origins. Celebration elements include supporting Black businesses and community reenactments. Despite relocating, many retain and honor Galveston's historical significance in their lives.

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In beachy Galveston, locals buckle down without power after Beryl’s blow during peak tourist season

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www.nbcnews.com – – 2024-07-15 02:22:47

SUMMARY: The seaside inn owned by Nick Gaido's family in , Texas, has been seriously impacted by a surprised hit from Hurricane Beryl. As the region deals with lingering power outages, Gaido's inn and other businesses are trying to recover, facing substantial losses during what should have been the start of a lucrative tourism season. Restaurants like Way West Grill and Pizzeria have lost significant inventory due to the outages. Residents like Greg Alexander and business owners Steve Broom and Debra Pease are finding ways to cope with the power loss and damage. Despite the hardships, the community remains resilient, adapting to ongoing challenges.

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In beachy Galveston, locals buckle down without power after Beryl’s blow during peak tourist season

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abcnews.go.com – – 2024-07-15 00:31:18

SUMMARY: In , Texas, residents and businesses are struggling with continued power outages nearly a week after Hurricane Beryl hit, disrupting the lucrative July 4th tourist season. The storm, which brought unexpected early-season damage, has closed many businesses and left hotelier Nick Gaido working hard to reopen. Business owner Jake Vincent lost his inventory, severely impacting his family-run restaurant. Despite the hardships, locals show resilience; Steve Broom maintained some humor about property values, while Anne Beem viewed their experience as an adventure despite sleeping in a car to escape swarming mosquitoes. Cleanup and power restoration efforts are ongoing.

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Texas to Debut in April 2025 in Galveston, Texas

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www.fordmuscle.com – – 2024-07-12 08:49:15

SUMMARY: Mustang Week, a two-decade tradition, has been a prime gathering for Mustang enthusiasts, featuring events like car meets, racing, and shows. Starting April 24th, 2025, Mustang Week expands to , Texas, offering similar activities. Attendees can enjoy road racing and karting at MSR Houston, drag racing at Houston Motorsports Park, and a grand Mustang car show at Moody Gardens. The Texas edition concludes with an all-Ford and Mustang cruise-in on April 27th. The Myrtle Beach event will also continue in 2025, with organizers committed to delivering an enhanced experience in both locations.

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