Galveston Rejects Port Merger

Talked about for decades, a proposal to merge Galveston's historic port with the Port of Houston fails.
December 19, 2001, 10am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"'Those who opposed the merger proposal now must take initiative and come up with a plan to save the port, increase the jobs and improve our economy,' said Fred Wychlep, a former Galveston port board chairman and merger backer. Wychlep, who maintained the Houston port' s proposal to pump $90 million into the island port in in the next decade and create thousands of new jobs was the best deal available, said facetiously that the only way Galveston's port can compete with Houston's now is to 'build a very low bridge to the Bolivar Peninsula.'"

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Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 in The Houston Chronicle
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