Galveston, Texas, a lush and alluring barrier reef island on the Gulf of Mexico, is home to 57,247 people, (2000 Census data), and draws more than a million visitors each year. With 32 miles of pristine beaches, this water wonderland provides some of the finest outdoor recreation in the nation. Located just 50 miles south of the dynamic city of Houston, Galveston residents enjoy the close proximity of big-city amenities, while relishing their unique island lifestyle.
If you’re heading to state court in Galveston, you’ll probably go to one of 3 trial courts: the Municipal and Justice of the Peace Courts, which handle all small claims, criminal misdemeanors punishable by fine only, magistrate functions, and civil actions not exceeding $10,000; the County Courts, which handle juvenile matters, probate matters, and jurisdiction in civil actions between $200 and $10,000, and civil matters between $200 and $100,000; or the District Courts, which hold original jurisdiction over civil actions of $200 or $500, and hear matters regarding consented elections, divorce, felony criminal matters, and titles to land.
If you have a personal injury case in Texas, your claim will be heard in civil court. If you are confused about the terms you hear while in court, you may find this dictionary of common legal terms handy. Once you’ve gone through a trial, you may have the right to appeal your personal injury case to one of the Texas’s Appeals Courts or the Supreme Court. Texas has 14 Appeals Court locations.
Galveston, TX, founded in 1836, retains many of the early Victorian mansions first built here when the island was the elegant cultural and economic center of the Southwest. History buffs enjoy touring the city's house museums, such as the Bishop’s Palace, Moody Mansion, Ashton Villa, Menard House and the Williams House. Curators help preserve Texas history in Galveston’s seven fine museums and the impeccable historic downtown and waterfront provide a glimpse back in time.
Galveston Island holds an ethnically diverse population, reflected in its wide range of excellent restaurants and eateries, offering everything from Greek to Mexican to Asian food, and of course, the finest in seafood. Deep-sea fishing remains a time-honored tradition thanks to a nautical harvest of mackerel, tarpon, amberjack, shark, tuna and more. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can cast off from the Galveston Fishing Pier and the 61st Street Pier.
Galveston’s students enjoy top-notch primary public schools, boasting many new innovative programs, as well as eight fine private schools. Galveston contains three institutes of higher learning: Galveston College; Texas A&M University at Galveston, which is a Sea Grant University focusing on maritime studies; and the University of Texas Medical Branch. The Medical Branch covers a 100-acre complex, providing the best in medical care for the islanders and more than 12,000 jobs. Galveston maintains a strong, multi-faceted economy, with opportunities in banking, medicine, maritime industries and the burgeoning tourist industry.
Galveston, Texas provides a vacation destination for neighboring Houston as well as the rest of the U.S. For those who understandably choose not to leave, Galveston offers island living at its very finest.
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