A bigger beach: You’ll see more sand than ever in some areas along the seawall. Crews have been at work replenishing more than 400,000 cubic yards of sand.
Great golf: The Moody Gardens Golf Course came through the storm in great shape, with help from salt-tolerant paspalum grass turf―the first whole course installation in the continental United States. Play is open to everyone on the links-style, palm-fringed course that was formerly the Galveston Municipal Golf Course.
Historic Districts renovations: There’s still a lot of labor on The Strand and widespread residential areas, where you’ll see areas of heavy damage even now. One of the biggest efforts is a $30-million cleanup and renovation of Mitchell Historic Properties (more than 20 buildings), with much of the work focused in the downtown historic districts.photo: Surfers can catch waves beside the seawall.