GALVESTON — Galveston finds itself in a weird position: Its property values are growing wildly while its population is staying flat. Those two trends have important implications both on the island and throughout the county.
For Galveston schools, it means plummeting student enrollments and the prospect of having to send millions of dollars off to other schools in the state.
For League City, it’s helped to fuel explosive growth in recent years. And in towns such as Texas City and La Marque, a boom appears to be gathering.