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Your special place in the Gulf

The Gulf Coast is host to memories, vacations and livelihoods. Click to see reader images of their special places that are threatened by the oil spill from Galveston, Texas to the Florida Keys.

Galveston fears losing federal funds post-Ike

Galveston officials say they could lose millions of dollars in state and federal funding if this year's U.S. Census count puts the city's population below 50,000, . Full story

Agony on the Ecstasy

After getting nowhere with Carnival, disappointed family contacted Consumer Traveler for help. Full story

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Galveston mayor Joe Jaworski, center-left , joins about 300 people for a group dance at an intersection in The Strand historic district in Galveston, Texas on Sept. 12, 2010. The dancers were celebrating recovery efforts two years after Hurricane Ike. Monday was the second anniversary of the storm t