The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on August 26, 1992 · Page 10
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WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26,1992 THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS 11-A Hurricane Andrew Ai A Gt \\ci Evacuated Areas • Bolivar Peninsula, which includes Crystal Beach, Port Bolivar, Gilchrist, Rollover Pass and High Island areas. • Parts of Dickinson. Schools Closed • College of the Mainland closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday. Registration will continue on Thursday, and late fees will be waived. Classes begin Aug. 31. • Texas A&M University at Gah/eston was evacuated Tuesday afternoon and students were urged to delay their return to campus for the fall semester. For more information, call 740-4585 or 845-3651. • Galveston College closed at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Offices were scheduled to reopen at 8:30 a.m. today, weather permitting. Registration will be delayed until at least 1 p.m. • Public school districts closed today are Dickinson, High Island, Hitchcock, La Marque, Santa Fe and Texas City. Announcements about Thursday openings will be made on local radio and television stations. • Galveston Independent School District will be open today with the exception of Bolivar Elementary School, which will be closed. School buses will not be sent to Crystal Beach or Port Bolivar. Unless the weather changes, an announcement will be made by 6 a.m. on KGBC- AM, which broadcasts on frequency 1540. • Galveston Catholic School will be open today. • Koala Kare Daycare and William Temple Child Care Center will be open, unless the GISD closes. Parents Time Out and West End Baptist Church will open unless an evacuation is called. Emergency Numbers • Dial 911 to summon police, fire and ambulance in all areas of Galveston County for emergencies only. «Galveston Emergency Operations Center. 7S6-2102 • Department of Transportation: 945-7319 or 1-986-5571 • Senior-Handicapped Evacuation Program: 766-2181 • Poison Control Center: 7651420. • Galveston County Sheriff's Department: 766-2222 (emergency); 766-2300 (all other calls). • U.S. Coast Guard Air and Rescue: 766-5622, 766-5620. • Texas Department of Public Safety: (713) 681-176T, 9576192. • Houston Lighting and Power Co. customer service numbers: (409) 765-4000 and (800) 3327143. Galveston tourism takes a vacation By KATHY THOMAS The Daily News GALVESTON — Tourism shut down early Tuesday in Galveston although Hurricane Andrew was still more than 200 miles from the Gulf Coast. But because Galveston Island expected little effect from the killer storm, those in the tourism industry forecast minimal economic impact and a return to business as usual as soon as the threat passed. Olivia Meyer, associate director for the Galveston Historical Foundation, said Tuesday, "Tourism is pretty much over with today ... It's very quiet on The Strand." Historical foundation attractions, which include Ashton Villa, the Elissa and the Texas Seaport Museum, closed by noon to allow staffs to safely store historical artifacts. But she said they will open as soon as possible today. Galveston Park Board employees also spent much of Monday and Tuesday securing properties that included Stewart Beach and R.A. Apffel parks and the Moody Civic Center. Don Schattel, Park Board executive director, said crews will spend today getting properties ready for business. He said he expects beach crowds to return this weekend. "We're thankful that it was late in the season, after kids were back in school. We had a good weekend last weekend. This will slow us down, but won't have any major impact." When asked how business was at Gaido's seafood restaurant Tuesday, partner Paul Gaido said, "How does pitiful sound? It's to be expected. It will be extremely slow, but it will build back up." The normally busy restaurant on Seawall Boulevard had about 15 percent to 20 percent of a normal day's business, Gaido said. Both Gaido and Meyer said how quickly the visitors return depends largely on how accurately the national media covers the storm. Gaido said, "Galveston is the only prominent city between Corpus Christi and Port Arthur. It's used as a reference point. Thankfully, the national media has latched onto New Orleans. It takes a year to get over negative publicity." RENTERS INSURANCE a* low a* ^0 pw mo. ~* Robert Gallop 938-2508 When you think of money — Think of Robert Hutchins 337-6420 .. 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Fish This photo, along with others, will be used to make A Pictorial History of Galveston County. The Galveston Daily News is taking orders for this 128-page pictorial now. If you are one of the first 500 to reserve a copy, you will receive a $10.00 discount, making your copy only $24.95 inc. tax. Order yours now! Send photographs and orders to The Galveston Daily News, P.O. Box 628, Galveston, TX 77553. SAVE $10.00 First 500 to order receives discount, After publication price - $34.95 NAME. You need not purchase a book to have your photographs considered for publication in this book. RETURN ORDER BLANK TO RESERVE YOUK COPY B _^.«. MW Mi_aB«aBmi*aMW»w«Kwai'«—•«*«'*~*M*>««W»«»*»>V»— «»•— — ««>~^~*>— »•*••*« Please enter my order for: copy(s) A Pictorial History of Galveston County, Texas @ $24.9.5 inc. tax. I am enclosing payment in full. TO RESERVE book(s). $10.00 deposit per book. Balance due when book is picked up or before shipment. 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