Texas Coastlines May Remain Unbuilt

In parts of Texas, state officials and local communities are in a tug-of-war over post-Ike coastline rebuilding efforts.

"Where someone can build along the Gulf has been a war of ideology and values for years. The debate, however, intensified a few months ago after [state land commissioner Jerry] Patterson, who oversees the state's beaches, proposed new restrictions on coastline construction."

"But public officials from Galveston and other coastal communities blasted the proposal, saying the rules represented a land grab by the state.

In a written response to the proposed rules, the Gilchrist Community Association asked the state: 'How can a community exist without new construction?'

Patterson said the desires of those with beach property and blueprints should be considered, but nature is taking away the land through erosion, not the state."

Full Story: Building may not be an option

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00