Jean Lafitte established a base in what is now Galveston in 1816 and he and his brother moved there in 1817. He supposedly buried his treasure somewhere on Galveston Island, although some contend that he actually buried it on nearby Pelican Island.
Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli
Recent tests conducted by geneticists at the UT medical school in Galveston on samples taken from a Galveston residents have determined that roughly 67% of the current population of the island is descended to at least some degree from Jean Lafitte or his brother. Pirate Race FTW!
(OK, I made this last bit up. But it sounded cool.)
Ugh **** Galveston chicks, it's a sez pool down there seriously, and the beaches are ****. They compare it to California but I consider it a breeding ground for aids and HIV.
I'll say that in lieu of my other post too.
So this whole thread is based on an isolated shooting in one and the whole state sucks... Come on now if I wanted this kind of childish stupidity I'd be on youtube wtf guys?
Originally Posted by TEA
This is what the whole thread is about.
You can't have a breeding ground for AIDS, you parochial ****. AIDS is a symptom, not a pathogen.
Originally Posted by Smackjack
Not to mention that California beaches, especially around LA, get closed down on a fairly regular basis for unhealthy water quality. Galveston might not be Hawai'i, but it is cleaner than LA.
Originally Posted by Hedgehogey
A few things I do like about Texas is this, this, this , and this.