Lee Roane2019-11-12T09:46:27-06:00

Lee Roane

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Lee Roane has worked on the Galveston.com website since 1994. He is interested in history and birding but will write about anything if he thinks it will help someone enjoy the island.

Lee Roane
San Luis Resort

Hotel Pools. Who Makes The Biggest Splash?

January 19, 2020 by Lee Roane
Lodging

Want your own private retreat? Want drinks and food delivered to you poolside? I don’t know why you would, but do you want to watch TV by the pool? Rent a private cabana!

Seafood Dinner at Saltwater Grill

Seven Delicious Seafood Dishes

November 29, 2019 by Lee Roane
Food & Drink

Here’s my guide to some of the best seafood dishes served at island restaurants.

Grotto at San Luis Resort, Galveston TX

The Best Hotel Food & Drink

November 27, 2019 by Lee Roane
Lodging, Food & Drink

Some of Galveston’s best restaurants and bars are located at hotels. These are my favorites.

Early Causeways

Artifacts. Stories.: The Early Causeways

November 25, 2019 by Lee Roane
History

George explains the impact it had on connecting Galveston to the rest of the nation. Eleanor Barton shows plaques from the 1938 causeway ..

Harbor House at Pier 21

Selecting a Hotel? Think Location.

November 6, 2019 by Lee Roane
Lodging

Whether you want luxury or just a clean place to crash after a day on the beach, Galveston has dozens of hotel options. One of the biggest differentiating factors is location.

San Jacinto Gun Battery

Artifacts. Stories.: The Gun Battery

October 30, 2019 by Lee Roane
History

I meet George Osbourn at Fort San Jacinto for a tour of what is left of a concrete gun battery built to protect the city.

Lee Roane Eating Spinach Manicotti from Sapori

Spinach Dishes to Comfort the Soul

October 29, 2019 by Lee Roane
Food & Drink

There are three spinach dishes served on the island that would make any mamma proud – spinach manicotti, spinach enchiladas, & spinach pizza.

Bloody Mary with the BLVD Bob Fried Egg Sandwich

Bloody Marys With Style

October 18, 2019 by Lee Roane
Food & Drink

I like a Bloody Mary with lot’s of spice, something crunchy, something salty, and ice cold. Here’s a couple of my favorites.

The Watchmen

Artifacts. Stories.: Battle of Galveston: The Watchmen

September 30, 2019 by Lee Roane
Videos, History

I join Kathleen Maca, author of Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries, on the roof of the Hendley Building where the JOLO Guard stood watch …

Battle of Galveston

Artifacts. Stories.: Battle of Galveston: “My Father Is Here”

September 15, 2019 by Lee Roane
Videos, History

I joined Kathleen Maca, author of Galveston’s Broadway Cemeteries, at the grave of a union soldier killed in the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston.

Battle of Galveston

The Battle of Galveston: The Cannon Balls

August 16, 2019 by Lee Roane
Videos, History

The damage from the Civil War on a downtown building, and Eleanor Barton shows cannon balls on display ..

Galveston Recycle

Beer Cans and Beads: How to Recycle on the Island

July 29, 2019 by Lee Roane
Nature

Once a week, a truck stops in front of my house and empties my container full of beer cans, Diet Coke cans, plastic …

Official Margarita Plaque

The Margarita Was Invented In Galveston

July 29, 2019 by Lee Roane
Food & Drink

In Texas, Galveston had the first custom house, post office, opera house, and the list goes on and on.

Saturday 5 Women

Five Women. One Saturday.

July 29, 2019 by Lee Roane
Food & Drink, Arts & Culture

When five woman arrived for the weekend, I had to get creative. Island Pass to the rescue.

Panoramic Sketch

The Panoramic Sketch

June 15, 2019 by Lee Roane
Videos, History

Chris Aleman joins Eleanor Barton to talk about a sketch of the harbor and downtown drawn in 1855.

The Wooden Paver

Artifacts. Stories.: The Wooden Paver

May 16, 2019 by Lee Roane
Videos, History

Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows a wooden paver that was used to pave Galveston’s Market Street in the 1800s.

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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