Galveston, Texas, Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas said recently in a letter to the meetings industry that the city is on its way to recovering from the damage caused in September by Hurricane Ike. “Thanks to our forefathers' creation of the seawall, our tourism infrastructure held strong and our local industry is recovering quickly,” she wrote. “The rebuilding and restoration is in full speed for a greater and grander Galveston Island.” Major hotels and the Galveston Island Convention Center at the ...

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