Galveston, birthplace of Juneteenth

It was on Galveston Island 155 years ago that General Order #3 enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation was read aloud, letting the slaves of Texas know that they were now free. The Civil War had ended in May, and it was time for slave holders to let go. Photojournalist Darlene Janik Faires shares the island's significance on this day.

Juneteenth started on Galveston Island

It was on Galveston Island 155 years ago that the Emancipation Proclamation was read aloud. Photojournalist Darlene Janik Faires share the island's significance on this day.

Ride to Recovery, Galveston style

Julie Tran, owner of Seawall Souvenirs and Bike Rental is excited to back in business and putting smiles on the faces of customers as the pedal away on their beach cruisers.

Ride to Recovery

Julie Tran, owner of Seawall Souvenirs and Bike Rental is excited to back in business and putting smiles on the faces of customers as the pedal away on their beach cruisers.

Coast Guard Rescues Increase

Coast Guard Station Galveston rescue calls are up 30 percent from this time last year. As Memorial Day approaches, the Coast Guard wants to remind us to boat responsibly.