Galveston (pronunciado en inglés /ˈɡælvɨstən/) es una ciudad del condado de Galveston en el estado estadounidense de Texas, ubicada al noroeste del golfo de México. Debe su nombre a su fundador, Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid , gobernador español de Luisiana y participante activo en la guerra de independencia de Estados Unidos con el bando continental de George Washington .
Galveston ist Sitz einer High School und von drei akademischen Bildungsinstitutionen: Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston und; Medical Branch der University of Texas (UTMB), die seit 1891 ein großes Universitätskrankenhaus in Galveston betreibt, das mit über 15.000 Arbeitsplätzen der größte Arbeitgeber in Galveston County ...
Bishop Joseph Fiorenza, who had led the diocese for 20 years, became the first Archbishop of Galveston–Houston, and Bishop Daniel DiNardo became Coadjutor Archbishop. The Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston oversees the following suffragan dioceses: Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Tyler and Victoria in Texas.
Galveston Island (/ ˈ ɡ æ l v ɪ s t ən / GAL-vis-tən) is a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast in the United States, about 50 miles (80.5 km) southeast of Houston. The entire island, with the exception of Jamaica Beach , is within the city limits of the City of Galveston in Galveston County .
This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Galveston County, Texas.There are 10 districts, 70 individual properties, and four former properties listed on the National Register in the county.
Biosonar is valuable to both toothed whales (suborder Odontoceti), including dolphins, porpoises, river dolphins, killer whales and sperm whales, and baleen whales (suborder Mysticeti), including right, bowhead, pygmy right, and gray whales and rorquals, because they live in an underwater habitat that has favourable acoustic characteristics and where vision is often extremely limited in range ...
The citizens of Harris County approved creation of the modern port in 1909, believing that an inland port would better serve the region after the destructive Galveston Hurricane of 1900. President Woodrow Wilson officially opened the port to traffic as the World Port of Houston and Buffalo Bayou on November 10, 1914.