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Strong Memorial Day weekend tourism could signal a big summer ahead

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cw39.com – – 2023-05-29 08:51:31

SUMMARY: Memorial Day weekend may be the unofficial start of summer, but it's officially a good one for 's tourism industry. Senior Public Relations Manager for Visit Galveston Mary Beth Bassett says that's a good thing for the island's economy as a whole. She said that tourism supports one out of every three jobs in Galveston, so a busy tourist season is important.

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Motorcyclist dies on I-45 after crashing into pick-up truck during Galveston police chase

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abc13.com – – 2024-05-27 13:34:01

SUMMARY: A motorcyclist died during an overnight chase with police on the Gulf Freeway. The chase began after he allegedly fled the scene of a prior crash where his 51-year-old passenger was ejected and critically injured. Officers responded to the initial crash around 12:40 a.m. Monday on Seawall Blvd. Despite efforts to stop him, the motorcyclist continued to flee, eventually crashing while trying to maneuver between vehicles on I-45 in La Marque. The motorcyclist, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene. The northbound lanes of the freeway were closed for six hours, and the Galveston County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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Two drown in rough waters during Memorial Day weekend in Galveston

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news4sanantonio.com – – 2024-05-27 09:08:07

SUMMARY: During Memorial Day weekend in , two individuals tragically drowned in rough waters. The incidents occurred over two days, with the most recent on Sunday morning. A 19-year-old woman from Honduras struggled in the turbulent waters and, although bystanders rescued her, she was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Additionally, a 26-year-old man from Louisiana drowned on Saturday after being caught in a rip current while swimming with a group. Red flag warnings were in place because of strong winds creating dangerous currents.

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Galveston Island drowning: Beach Patrol warns of rip currents for Memorial Day swimmers

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abc13.com – – 2024-05-27 07:29:14

SUMMARY: Beachgoers in , Texas, are cautioned about rip currents this Memorial Day. The Beach Patrol issued a Yellow Flag Warning, indicating moderate surf and currents, with conditions potentially worsening. Tragically, two drownings occurred over the weekend: a 19-year-old woman, Yamileth Ramirez, and a 26-year-old man, Joshua Acevedo. Authorities advise good swimmers to wade only waist-deep, while children and non-swimmers should avoid the water entirely. Swim near lifeguards and away from piers. If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore or float and signal for help. Always prioritize safety and seek assistance from lifeguards or call 911 in emergencies.

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