Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park opens after $5 million renovation

After a $5 million renovation, Galveston County and City of Galveston are proud to announce the opening of Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park on 61st Street in Galveston. Formerly known as Washington Park, the area had been in disrepair since Hurricane Ike but plans for renovations preceded the storm. “The county received a state grant for repairs and upgrades to the boat ramp in 2007, but the hurricane struck before construction could begin,” County Judge Mark Henry said. “What has finally made this possible is the additional funding from so many different sources; it’s made this project quite a unique venture.” The Jamail Foundation, FEMA, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Galveston County, City of Galvest

Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District study wins gold for engineering excellence

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas awarded civil engineering firm Dannenbaum Engineering a gold medal for its work on the Upper Texas Coastal Hurricane Storm Surge Suppression Study. The study was part of The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District’s effort to protect the upper Texas coast from storm surge flooding associated with hurricanes and other tropical storm events. “When you look at all of the damage done by Ike, it’s clear we need a solution sooner rather than later,” Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, Chair of the GCCPRD Board of Directors said. “This study shows the importance of building storm surge protection for our entire region.” The sta