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Texas General Land Office
Oceanfront (and back) Property
If you can wade a bit and climb a rope, get your par-taying ass down to Galveston! Hurricane Claudette did what opponents of beachfront housing developments predicted: It changed the address of a lot of vacation homes from 123 Cute Beach Name St. to Somewhere in the Gulf, U.S.A. Homes such as this one Â— featuring 360-degree ocean views!! Â— arenÂ’t much good for anything now (except generating attorney fees). Just be sure to take along plenty of batteries; weÂ’re pretty sure the electricity will be spotty. And you should probably watch out for cops.
Since Claudette was a minor hurricane that didnÂ’t hit Galveston head on, the futureÂ’s looking great in terms of party houses. Wealthy Texans insist on ignoring the hurricane threat and are building ever-more-ostentatious homes right on the beach. The good times are just starting!! Â— R.C.