1. City in Texas (USA).
2. Town in Indiana (USA); zip code 46932.
Gulf of Mexico port on Galveston Island in Texas, US; It exports cotton, petroleum, wheat, and timber and has chemical works and petroleum refineries. In 1900, 8,000 people died in one of the hurricanes that periodically hit the region.
The city dates from an 1817 settlement by the pirate Jean Lafitte. Fishing is important, and the city has long been a resort for the island's sandy beaches.
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