Restaurateurs, hoteliers, shop owners and beach restoration workers in Galveston Island, Texas, saw a big payoff last month when Spring Break visitors contributed an estimated $36 million to the island’s economy. Galveston was hit by Hurricane Ike on Sept. 13, and the local recovery workers put in many hours to make sure everything would be […]
By guest blogger Barrett Goldsmith Maintenance chief Donnie Rowell battled a 90 mph wind to secure a broken window. Housekeeping supervisor Maria Trevino-Sassa worked two full days without sleeping, without stopping. Food and beverage director Demetre Souras waited tables, folded bed sheets, cooked bacon and vacuum-dried soaked carpet. They never took their eye off the […]
Galveston Island, hit hard by Hurricane Ike, is on the road to recovery. Planners interested in bringing business back to the island may check Galveston.com for updates to hotel inventory (coming soon) and a list of available restaurants. Rooms may be booked online or by calling 888-939-8680. For more information on the hurricane, its path […]
ISES Dallas is holding a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Ike at Gilley’s Dallas on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is $20, and all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Residents of Galveston Island were allowed to come back briefly for a “look and leave” Monday, Sept. 15, but the island was still without electricity, phone service, water or essential supplies. According to Dolph Tillotson of the Galveston County Daily News, West Galveston, the Bolivar Peninsula and downtown businesses seem to have suffered the worst […]