, Port Arthur, Texas

May 24, 2013

Galveston leaders to meet over Ike housing story

The Associated Press

GALVESTON — Leaders of a Southeast Texas city will meet Tuesday to discuss legal options over a newspaper story about where to build new public housing since Hurricane Ike.

The Galveston City Council voted Thursday to call a special meeting and consider legal action against The Galveston County Daily News.

This week's Daily News story cited a document obtained by the newspaper on plans for potential legal action to challenge future public housing sites. The 2008 hurricane destroyed nearly 600 units.

The newspaper ( reported Friday that the story was based on an April legal opinion by attorney Terry Morgan for the city. Council members received Morgan's report.

City Attorney Dorothy Palumbo says the documents were confidential.

A lawyer for the newspaper says the documents were obtained through legal newsgathering methods.