Galveston officials are assuring tourists the waters are safe even after tar balls have come ashore on beaches.
Coast Guard Captain Marcus Woodring says the beaches are clean.  He says the waters have been a clean bill of health by city water experts. Danny Hart owns several restaurants in Galveston and says they see tar balls wash up its nothing new.  He doesnt expect the find to have a tremendous effect on business and says despite the spill their sea food prices have gone relatively un changed.