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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 11, 2017, Galveston, TexasMonday september 11,2017 a h 86 l 70�a12-s1 port Harbor restrictions lifted but shoaling remains a3 g a l v Esto n county Texas oldest new spa per a publishing since 1842 a celebrating 175 year it government i property Short term rental operators want Feia housing status by Samantha Ketterer the daily news a Galveston some Island Short term rental owners Are pushing the Federal government to recognize their properties As eligible to provide transitional housing for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey Short term rental properties Aren t Likely to be approved however for safety reasons a Federal emergency management Agency representative said. In the program the Agency provides displaced people temporary housing in approved hotels and motels. The omission has angered Many people in Galveston who rent their Homes for Short periods of time typically less than 30 Day s. They argue the units Are needed because approved hotels in the county Are filling up fast. A were just really kind of concerned a said Ron Venable Short term rental owner and vice president of the Short term rental owners association of Galveston. A were hoping Fema can at least get itself Back on the Ball so those people can have More of torts of places to starting aug. 26, Hurricane Harvey inundated much of Southeast Texas with heavy Rains causing massive flooding across the area. Galveston was luckier Hurricane Irma hitting Florida making landfall David Goldman the Eye of Hurricane Irma passes through Naples Fla., on sunday. The 400-mile-wide storm blew ashore sunday morning. Hurricane Irma gives Florida a coast to coast pummelling by Jennifer Kay and Freida Frisaro associated press a Miami Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast to coast pummelling with winds up to 130 Mph sunday swamping Homes and boats knocking out Power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes see Irma �a4 David Goldman a Street is flooded As Hurricane Irma passes through Naples Fla. Inside a Waves from Irma flood Havana coast even As storm moves away a a5 Harvey entertainment than areas to the North where thousands of people had to flee their to Hiing Homes and now have to find temporary places to live. Short term rentals make up one third of the lodging Market on the Island tourism officials see Fema a a4 inside recovery East end theatre company rebuilding after Harvey �a4 education dispute some miffed about Central Middle nitration by Matt Degrood the daily news a Galveston several Galveston Independent school District parents Community leaders and former teachers voiced concerns about the new administrative team at Central Middle school after learning the new principal will make about $70,000 More than her predecessor and that the newest accountability scores say the Campus a met standards under the previous administration. A you put an administrator and teachers in place at Central and they did a bang up Job but it took several years and As soon As the accolades Start coming through the pipeline you replaced them a Norman Pappous a former Galveston councilman and school Board trustee said. District trustees in May approved hiring eight new administrators for the Campus at a Cost of about $640,000� records show. Principal Monique Lewis is set to make about $150,000, superintendent Kelli Moulton said. Lewis most recently was in charge of Fondren Middle school see education �a5expecting fewer visitors Schlitter Bahn Galveston cancels season by Samantha Ketterer the daily news a Galveston major tourist attraction Schlitter Bahn Watermark Galveston citing Hurricane Harvey damage and Likely fewer visitors from hard hit Houston wont have an indoor fall season this year a spokeswoman con firmed. The Park will be open on weekends until sept. 24 and will close after to Complete Hurricane Harvey damage repairs Schlitte Bah n spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said. A the damage was not that extensive but there was enough that we Felt we needed to focus on recovery efforts in Gener al and recovery efforts in the Community Prosapio said. The Park reopened shortly after Harvey blew through but several rides Haven to been in operation because of storm damage Prosapio said. Some of those rides Are outside she said. Schlitter Bahn in the fall Winter and Spring seasons keeps part of its Park open by convert ing it to a climate controlled indoor Watermark. The Park will instead be closed entirely this fall and Winter and will reopen March 3, the company said. The company quieted some of its marketing efforts in the Houston area immediately after the storm Prosapio said. Having an anticipated fewer number of visitors was a consideration in closing the Park she said. A a there a no question that the bulk of our guests during our tall indoor season come from the Houston area a Prosapio said. A a that a definitely a factors Samantha Ketteren 409-683-5241 or on twitter at Sam Kett Index abbya12 lotto a2 obits 811 opinion a8 reel report a12 sports 81 to comics b4-5 d a it a Quot a. Iii1vhi Ujj no. 152 6 45485 100100 a 20�?T

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