seamusTX wrote:There used to be an NOAA facility on Fort Crockett Boulevard or Avenue U when Texas A & M used that property (which used to be federal property). I think NOAA moved out when Texas A & M transferred it to Galveston College. I still saw a lot of NAOO vehicles before Ike, and I assumed they were based on Pelican Island.
The NOAA office on the mainland is on FM 646 just north of I-45 in Dickinson. AFAICT, that is in the 14th district, but it's gerrymandered like crazy around there.
There are other federally funded projects on Galveston Island. UTMB, which is one of the top medical research in the world, gets some federal research funding. The level 4 biohazard lab there is a prime example. It would be nice to find a cure for hemorrhagic (Ebola, etc.) fever before it escapes Africa.
I have heard the place referred to as being in Dickinson it is indeed still in League City. I think the district lines are the same as the Dickinson League city line. Original Idea was to actually build it in Galveston, but the League City site was chosen to give better coverage over habitated land areas.
There is a fact sheet on the Galveston NOAA site (a PDF) http://galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov/home/2006FactSheet.pdf