Estimates to bring the ship to Beaumont begin at 5 and a quarter million dollars and do not include necessary infrastructure including docking and visitor parking. Hey, let the State Parks fund that!
Southeast Texas couldn't keep a destroyer in Orange, where they built them. I'm not convinced that, while Galveston is at the end of the highway, it wouldn't be a better location with more annual visitors. That or dredge the Trinity River and take her to Dallas