Isle ready for big Mardi Gras crowds
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11(1)
The city of Galveston is preparing for Mardi Gras and what could be thousands of extra visitors.
Those visitors are people who would normally head to New Orleans, but because of Katrina, performers and tourists are expected to be in Galveston.
The first weekend, which is Feb. 18, will be free.
The city is expecting 300,000 people, which is how many people went last year.
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