Gilchrist, Tx.: Before and after Ike

Gilchrist, Tx.: Before and after Ike

There are 24 comments on the CNN story from Sep 19, 2008, titled Gilchrist, Tx.: Before and after Ike. In it, CNN reports that:

I came across a series of photos from photographer David J. Phillip, showing the devastation to Gilchrist, Texas from a helicopter tour.

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Carol in Mississippi

Fargo, ND

#2 Sep 22, 2008
I wonder how many people would sign a Petition to save Gilchrist and the Boliver Penninsula off of Galveston Texas? WE should not let us lose this wonderful place.Where you hear no sirens, horns, screaming & shootings,and people that live there are so nice.This is so hard to come by these days.I will be the first. Please Sign & Pass This On..

#1. Carol Cohen, Gulfport Ms.
#2. Steve Cohen, Gulfport, Ms.
Pam Adams

Sauk Rapids, MN

#4 Sep 23, 2008
Carol in Mississippi wrote:
I wonder how many people would sign a Petition to save Gilchrist and the Boliver Penninsula off of Galveston Texas? WE should not let us lose this wonderful place.Where you hear no sirens, horns, screaming & shootings,and people that live there are so nice.This is so hard to come by these days.I will be the first. Please Sign & Pass This On..
#1. Carol Cohen, Gulfport Ms.
#2. Steve Cohen, Gulfport, Ms.
#3. Pam Adams
#4. Warren Adams
Pam Adams

Sauk Rapids, MN

#5 Sep 23, 2008
Carol in Mississippi wrote:
I wonder how many people would sign a Petition to save Gilchrist and the Boliver Penninsula off of Galveston Texas? WE should not let us lose this wonderful place.Where you hear no sirens, horns, screaming & shootings,and people that live there are so nice.This is so hard to come by these days.I will be the first. Please Sign & Pass This On..
#1. Carol Cohen, Gulfport Ms.
#2. Steve Cohen, Gulfport, Ms.
#3. Pam Adams Gilchrist, Tx.(oops, messed the last one up)
#4 Warren Adams Gilchrist, Tx.
Ashley Wyant

Conroe, TX

#6 Sep 25, 2008
#5 ashley wyant, houston tx
David

Augusta, ME

#7 Sep 25, 2008
I can't find the pics?
michael

San Antonio, TX

#8 Sep 27, 2008
forget that dump hole its always been a shit hole
Thelma

Manvel, TX

#9 Sep 28, 2008
Just a small comment to Michael, who commented from San Antonio:
I'm not real sure why you think the Gilchrist area is a "dump hole and shit hole" as you called it; but, I think you need to remember that people there lost "everything" they had! Just because you live in a big city, doesn't mean that you are any better than those people. They are human beings with families, friends and lives to live...just like you. I just hope and pray to God, that you never have to go through the tragedy and devastation so many of these people have lived through. May God spare you their pain and agony. I just wonder if you would be saying the same thing if some of those people had been your family members or good friends?
Kristal

Alice, TX

#10 Sep 30, 2008
I sure am going to miss this place!!! I grew up going here to the reynolds retreat, formally Barnets Cabins. My parents have been going there since they were 19! We loved it there. It was our home away from home!!!! REST IN PEACE former GILCREST!!!!

Since: Sep 08

Houston, TX

#11 Oct 1, 2008
I hope they rebuild Gilchrist. My father built Faggard Slip Road as a favor to his friend, Mr. Faggard which I think is probably Shawn's grandfather. It's my old stomping grounds & don't want to see such a way of life be gone forever.
Rebuilder

United States

#12 Oct 2, 2008
Thelma wrote:
Just a small comment to Michael, who commented from San Antonio:
I'm not real sure why you think the Gilchrist area is a "dump hole and shit hole" as you called it; but, I think you need to remember that people there lost "everything" they had! Just because you live in a big city, doesn't mean that you are any better than those people. They are human beings with families, friends and lives to live...just like you. I just hope and pray to God, that you never have to go through the tragedy and devastation so many of these people have lived through. May God spare you their pain and agony. I just wonder if you would be saying the same thing if some of those people had been your family members or good friends?
don't worry about comments like his. I believe it will be rebuilt and when the time comes for that to happen I along with others I know will be donating our time and making monetary donations where needed to see that it happens asap. I lost alot during IKE but can't be extremely upset about my loss because it does not even compare to what many people in that area lost.
Cheryl

San Diego, CA

#13 Oct 6, 2008
The beach wasn't the best and the Gulf wasn't always clean, but we had a house on Faggard's Slip Rd that has been in our family since 1948 and I had been going there as long as I can remember to fish, vacation and to just relax. I don't feel like I lost "everything" even though we lost our cabin, but the loss was significant because of the sentimental value. We had a lot of things in there that we can never replace. What I'm wondering now is, does anyone know when we will be allowed to begin rebuilding?
Randy

Atlanta, GA

#14 Nov 10, 2008
Had a house there. Vacationed in Gilchrist with parents then kids and then grandkids. Hope it's rebuilt so others can enjoy the same family time that we did.
sanddollarfreak

Beaumont, TX

#15 Nov 13, 2008
I went to the rebuild meeting last night in Beaumont, again ........ no word was spoken of Gilchrist!!! Just would like to know what year can we get permits to rebuild? I went to my cabin on Faggard Slip rd every weekend of every year for 40 years now I don't know what to do.....I have never been home this much!!! I only live in Fannett , maybe 30 miles away....that is a long way when you had a bed & the beast Beach In all of the Gulf!!!
sanddollarfreak

Beaumont, TX

#16 Nov 13, 2008
michael wrote:
forget that dump hole its always been a shit hole
you must be a very unhappy little man!
This town means alot to millions of real people!!
that you are not part of!!!
reynolds retreat

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Dec 25, 2008
michael wrote:
forget that dump hole its always been a shit hole
My sister also lives in San Antonio, but also had a house in Gilchrist,Tx. Also my whole family had homes and businesses in Gilchrist. We owned cabins that had been there for years. Cabins that I went to since I was a kid. Everyone that we rented to had been there since they were a kid because there father and or grandfather had brought them there. These cabins were over 50 years old. For you to say this is a shit hole is not true at all. I have so many people who have tracked down my cell # to see if there was any way that they could help rebuild what we lost. The cabin number was always forwarded to my cell number. Customers never new my cell number. If you've never been here, who are you to jugde?
Have you never been here? Have you never enjoyed the hospitality of the Gilchrist Community? We always made our customers feel welcome. We had a private pier and cosy cabins. Rollover Pass is world known as one of the best fishing spots in the world. Who are you to judge that this is a shit hole? San Antonio is a shit hole for flying the Mexican flag above the Texas flag in front of the Alamo.([email protected] om)
Ann

Houston, TX

#18 Dec 29, 2008
Did The Salty Pelican shell shop survive the storm?
Ethel

Bedford, TX

#19 Jan 1, 2009
What does Canal City look like? Are there plans to dredge the canals?
debbie Thibodeaux

Dallas, TX

#20 Jan 2, 2009
Ethel wrote:
What does Canal City look like? Are there plans to dredge the canals?
There is nothing there!! I went down to check because I grew up there and it is totally flattened. No bushes, no houses, nothing!!!
debbie Thibodeaux

Dallas, TX

#21 Jan 2, 2009
Ann wrote:
Did The Salty Pelican shell shop survive the storm?
There is nothing in Gilchrist except that one yellow house. Everything is gone! EVERYTHING!!!
MICHELLE

Opelousas, LA

#22 Feb 17, 2009
Carol in Mississippi wrote:
I wonder how many people would sign a Petition to save Gilchrist and the Boliver Penninsula off of Galveston Texas? WE should not let us lose this wonderful place.Where you hear no sirens, horns, screaming & shootings,and people that live there are so nice.This is so hard to come by these days.I will be the first. Please Sign & Pass This On..
#1. Carol Cohen, Gulfport Ms.
#2. Steve Cohen, Gulfport, Ms.
#3. MICHELLE FONTENOT, JENNINGS La

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