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Entry from May 28, 2008
G-Town (Galveston nickname)

"G-Town” is a nickname for Galveston (both the city and the island). “G-Town” probably borrows from Houston’s nickname of “H-Town,” a hip-hop nickname from about 1990.

“G-Town” is also a nickname for Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and many other towns beginning with the same letter (such as Germantown, MD).

Wikipedia: Galveston, Texas
Galveston (pronounced /ˈgælvəstən/) is a city and the seat of Galveston County located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate, the city had a total population of 57,466. Galveston is accessible by a causeway linking Galveston Island to the mainland on the north end of the city, a toll bridge on the western end of the island, and by ferry boat service on the east end of the city.

Galveston is known for its historic neighborhoods and a ten-mile (16 km) long seawall designed to protect the city from floods and hurricane storm surge.

The city houses many tourist attractions. The attractions include the Galveston Schlitterbahn waterpark, Moody Gardens, the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum, a downtown neighborhood of historic buildings known as “The Strand,” many historical museums and mansions, and miles of beach front. The Strand plays host to a yearly Mardi Gras festival, Galveston Island Jazz & Blues Festival, Texas Beach Fest, Lone Star Bike Rally, and a Victorian-themed Christmas festival called “Dickens on the Strand” (honoring the works of novelist Charles Dickens, especially A Christmas Carol) in early December. Galveston is also home to the Balinese Room, a historic nightclub, formerly a notorious illegal gambling hall, located on a 600-foot (200 m) pier extending into the Gulf of Mexico.

Galveston is the second-largest city in Galveston County in population after League City; League City surpassed Galveston between 2000 and 2005.

Urban Dictionary
I must agree, G-town has ALWAYS been a way to say Galveston! However, Galveston is nothing to brag about, so you can all borrow G-Town for your respective homes (as long as the city begins with a “G")
I Gulf in G-Town smells funny.
by A Ghetto Star from Galveston Oct 29, 2003

G-Town Surf—Galveston, Texas
A Daily Surf Report and Forecast From Galveston Island

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From: “Kerr”
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 22:23:37 GMT
Local: Sun, May 27 2001 6:23 pm
Subject: Re: Good BBQ in Galveston?

> Can anybody recommend any good BBQ takeout places in Galveston?

I’ve never tried it (seldom in G-town) but our h.e. friend David Throop has often recommended Leon’s World Famous BBQ on Broadway. 

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From: “Raoul Duke”
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 23:26:17 GMT
Local: Tues, Mar 9 2004 7:26 pm
Subject: Re: good surf as of late

And Galveston doesn’t hold a candle to spots further south down the coast. The continental shelf gets smaller the further south you go, which translates into more power and bigger waves.  Plus the water down south (Port Aransas and further south) isn’t that caca-brown soup you find in G Town.

Where to begin…

So.. I haven’t wrote in awhile, I appologize but I’ve been extremely busy. First order of business is that the Aggies knocked off Kansas State 42-30 on Saturday. God, what a fun game to be at! We left Galveston at 1:00, got to College Station at 3 and tailgated until 5:30, went into the game drunk and then watched the Aggies kick some major ass. Left the game with 10 minutes to spare since we were driving back to Galveston that night, because Suzanne’s manager and 2 of his friends were going to be in Galveston cause they were leaving for a cruise on Sunday. So… they got here Saturday night sometime, and finally met up with them when we got back to G-Town at Midnight. 

Jesse Wolgamott
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
At time of “press”, there are 681 articles that mention Galveston, Texas. Why Galveston? Well that seems to be the question. 

Las Vegas, NV - City-Data Foum
09-27-2007, 12:28 PM
Hey, how fast do SF trollies go. Ours here in G-Town (Galveston Island Texas nickname) are about 5mph.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, May 28, 2008 • Permalink