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Heavy rains and thunderstorms have already moved onshore this morning with McFaddin Beach and Winnie getting the brunt of the activity this morning. Showers will become more widespread as the day progresses. Some areas will again see impressive rainfall totals for the day. Tomorrow is leaning toward being another day with widespread showers for ...

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Galveston free parking comes to an end

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- The days of free parking for Galveston beach goers has come to an end.

The Galveston Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/15TW9pA) that beginning Saturday, visitors will have to pay $1 an hour or $8 a day to park along chunks of the seawall.

Police Chief Henry Porretto says on opening day officers will not issue $17 citations to violators, but instead let them off with a warning and a bit of information about the new parking policy.

The city is using a mobile-phone based system called PayByPhone to collect the money.

Porretto notes most places already charge for parking, and the 174-year-old city is late to the game.
   The city plans to use the revenue to pay for beach enhancements, which could include bathrooms and beautification projects.
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   Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com
   AP-WF-07-27-13 1801GMT

 

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