Hurricane-Hit Galveston Celebrates Dickens Anyway Every year for the last 35 years, the first weekend in December on Galveston Island, Texas, was all about Charles Dickens. The two-day festival celebrates the Victorian-era author on the island's famed downtown strip known as the Strand. Nearly three months ago, Hurricane Ike decimated the area. But despite the destruction, the festival will go on.

Hurricane-Hit Galveston Celebrates Dickens Anyway

Hurricane-Hit Galveston Celebrates Dickens Anyway

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Every year for the last 35 years, the first weekend in December on Galveston Island, Texas, was all about Charles Dickens. The two-day festival celebrates the Victorian-era author on the island's famed downtown strip known as the Strand. Nearly three months ago, Hurricane Ike decimated the area. But despite the destruction, the festival will go on.

Julie Moody reports for member station KUT.