The Strangest Beach Town in America

A beach town with a population of 8 people is a rare bird.

Peter Ravella, host of the Local Control Podcast, talks with the Mayor Steve Alongis and his wife and City Council member, Debbie Alongis, leaders of the Town of Quintana Beach, Texas, population 8 (yes, eight!).  Not a single T-shirt shop, not a single hotel, no restaurants and no bars. With two miles of beautiful beaches, a mile-long beachfront park, and an annual budget of $1.2 million, there is no other beach town in America like Quintana. It is a quiet beach town known to a few.  And, there is a reason why.

Peter A. Ravella

Experienced business owner in coastal policy, land use, grants, permitting and financing with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and coastal services industry. Skilled in Government, Community Engagement, Beach & Dune Restoration and Financial Planning, Natural Resource Management, Wetland Mitigation, and Environmental Education. Strong education professional with a BS in Marine Biology and a JD focused in Environmental Certificate from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.