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GALVESTON Call it the Beach Party that never was. Despite promotions for a Saturday party named after an annual event that gridlocked the island and sent locals into howls of protests, the so-called Beach Party didn t seem to impact the island at all.

Galveston police department s intelligence unit was monitoring the island this weekend looking for any problems that could be associated with a mass influx of people, police Chief Henry Porretto said. But the only thing police found was a typical springtime crowd.

We had a big crowd, but we didn t experience anything out of the ordinary, he said.

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