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Not even a major storm

The second chapter of “Forgotten” takes readers into the offices and conference rooms at city hall and the county courthouse as Galveston’s leaders made preparations for Hurricane Ike. The most important question they grappled with was if, and when, to call the evacuation. It was interesting to get the perspectives of Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas, [...]

A Long 10 Days

I started working this week on Chapter 8, titled “A Long 10 Days.” That should be self-explanatory for everyone who waited anxiously on the other side of the causeway for word that they could come home. For everyone else: Galveston officials kept residents off the island for 10 days after Hurricane Ike struck. It took [...]