Mayor Defends Galveston on Eve of Crackdown


By Bartee Haile


Testifying in front of a legislative committee on June 25, 1951, the mayor of Texas’ “sin city” defended his much-maligned constituents with the curious logic, “The people of Galveston ought to be commended for not being hypocrites!”

By Tamee Ryan
I suppose we have gotten used to hearing the ding ding ding of the car when we go on trips because he refuses to put on his seatbelt. Or he ignores the ding ding ding. Or it doesn’t register.

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