Making progress on the road to recovery

January 31, 2009 4:56:16 AM PST
We're tracking several big developments on the road to recovery in Galveston. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Next week, Galveston's mayor and city manager will go to Washington for an annual meeting and they plan to make some special requests for the island.

Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas and city Manager Steve LeBlanc will meet with local members of congress, including both U.S. senators from Texas. Thomas and LeBlanc plan to ask for transportation dollars for the island and recovery funds.

Hurricane Ike victims who need housing assistance are invited to attend a special session today. The informational meeting will be at Reliant Center from 8:30am until 6:30pm. Only those who have already signed up with the Houston Housing Authority will get assistance today. The housing authority says two thousand families have been receiving rental assistance from FEMA, but have not yet signed up with the housing authority to continue to receive assistance after May.

Another sign of recovery in Galveston -- today the Lone Star Flight Museum will reopen. The museum was damaged when Ike blew through. Today, it's offering rides on a historic B-25 bomber, as well as museum tours. It will be open from 9am until 5pm.

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