Galveston Ring Levee presentation

On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6pm in the Randall room, 1st floor of the Rosenberg library at 2310 Sealy st., the Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will host a public presentation by the Galveston Flood Defense Coalition about Galveston Ring Levee concepts. A Galveston Ring Levee is needed to protect Galveston City from flooding by hurricane winds pushing the bay’s water onto the north side of the island. It is a recommended component of the Coastal Barrier System because flooding from Galveston Bay is still probable, even if the Coastal Barrier is constructed

GAIN SSPEED Presentation on June 14 at 6pm at the Fellowship Hall at Moody Methodist Church


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On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm
at the Fellowship Hall on the Avenue U entrance of the Moody Methodist Church
2803 53rd St., Galveston Texas 77551,
the Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods (GAIN)
is hosting a presentation to which the public is invited.
The presentation will be followed by questions and discussion.
“Houston Galveston area protection system: update on progress and key issues”. Jim Blackburn and Dr. Phil Bedient, SSPEED Center, Rice University. Jim Blackburn and Phil Bedient will provide an update on the issues and progress on a wide range of engineering, technical, economic and environmental issues associated with protecting Galveston Island and Bolivar, northern Galveston and southern Harris county as well as the Houston Ship Channel and Bayport.
The Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center was established in 2007 as a university-based research and education organization. Led by Rice University, the SSPEED Center organizes leading universities, researchers, emergency managers, and private and public entities to better address severe storm prediction and its impact on the Gulf Coast area.
The Center’s Director and PI is Dr. Phil Bedient of Rice University
with Jim Blackburn of Rice University serving as co-director.
GAIN can be contacted at or (409)771-5255
Moody Methodist Church 409-744-4526 Directions, Map at


San Jacinto neighborhood

The San Jacinto Neighborhood is designated by the City of Galveston as the area bounded by Broadway, Seawall & 23rd Street. The San Jacinto neighborhood forms the shape of a triangle between 23rd Street, Broadway (Avenue J) and Seawall Boulevard. Included in the neighborhood, is the Lost Bayou District, which has its boundaries at 16th and 21st Streets, and Avenues K and M ½. Additionally on Avenue N 1/2 between 2oth and 21street. As the neighborhood with the longest frontage on the Gulf of Mexico, San Jacinto was also the heart of the development on the beach, and Galveston’s tourist industry.

Neighborhood Association Meetings: second Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm at the Galvez Hotel

To get on the mailing list for San Jacinto Newsletter, contact: Rosa Morgan:

Jan. 2016 San Jac Newsletter

San Jacinto Board Members
President/Chair: Angela Brown
Membership: Fred Huddleston
Treasurer: Tom Schwenk
Sec./Newsletter: Rosa Morgan
At-Large: Karen Geary
Gain Rep: Donna Dees
Garden: Kay Sandor
Lost Bayou: Joanne Griffin