A GOP power grab shatters 30 years of political progress for Black voters in Galveston County

Mike Chiari The Texas Tribune

Attendees listen to traditional music during a Cinco de Mayo parade and festival on April 30, 2022. Attendees listen to traditional music during a Cinco de Mayo parade and festival on April 30, 2022.

Leticia Solis gets close to the group of horses after they finished riding in a Cinco de Mayo parade in Texas City on April … Leticia Solis gets close to the group of horses after they finished riding in a Cinco de Mayo parade in Texas City on April …

Fighting the past

Commissioner Stephen Holmes in his office on April 21, 2022, in Texas City. Commissioner Stephen Holmes in his office on April 21, 2022, in Texas City.

Galveston County commissioners Darrell Apffel, Joe Giusti, County Judge Mark Henry and Commissioner Stephen Holmes pose for … Galveston County commissioners Darrell Apffel, Joe Giusti, County Judge Mark Henry and Commissioner Stephen Holmes pose for …

Republican power play

County Judge Mark Henry greets attendees at a Galveston County Commissioners Court meeting in Galveston, TX, on Monday, Apri… County Judge Mark Henry greets attendees at a Galveston County Commissioners Court meeting in Galveston, TX, on Monday, Apri…

People play basketball at Carver Park on April 21, 2022, in Texas City. People play basketball at Carver Park on April 21, 2022, in Texas City.

Anger and disappointment

Lucille McGaskey poses for a portrait outside of Galveston Houston Authority, where she works, on April 22, 2022. Lucille McGaskey poses for a portrait outside of Galveston Houston Authority, where she works, on April 22, 2022.

Roxy D Hall Williamson stands next to a historical marker commemorating Juneteenth in Galveston, TX, on Monday, April 4, 202… Roxy D Hall Williamson stands next to a historical marker commemorating Juneteenth in Galveston, TX, on Monday, April 4, 202…


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