Steve Leblanc

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Is Houston-to-Galveston Rail Actually a Real Possibility?

    A couple of weeks ago Hair Balls was on the Island, quaffing a few pints at O'Malley's Stage Door Pub with several of the Islander By Choice bloggers -members of Galveston's small but increasingly feisty and vocal thirtysomething-age middle class. "We're all drooling over rail," said IBC blogger A ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    September 25, 2008

    The Tilman Tale, Continued

    We've finally received the official statement from Galveston city manager Steve LeBlanc on whether Landry's owner Timan Fertitta is a cold, heartless bitch who didn't want to give up the Galveston Convention Center for use as a temporary shelter. It says he isn't. Kinda. And the Galveston County Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Lawyer Says Galveston's Elite Were Allowed Back On The Island Before Others

    A Galveston attorney is headed to federal court claiming prominent residents of the island city got preferential treatment in being allowed back to their homes. The attorney, Anthony Griffin, temporarily dismissed the civil rights federal lawsuit he filed last Friday against island officials, but h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Terrible Damage Assessment From Galveston

    The quote of the day comes from Galveston city manager Steve Leblanc, at a press conference about all the damage Edouard wreaked upon the island: "We had one tree that sustained a little damage out on the golf course, but that was it." Moody Gardens didn't even close today. Galveston's emergency ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Gangstas in Paradise

    Galveston has beautiful beaches, the Strand and Moody Gardens. North of Broadway it has the projects, crippling poverty and big-city problems. And now the bad guys are back.