By Kevin Moran, Houston Chronicle Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
May 23--GALVESTON, Texas--An endangered sea turtle's choice of a spot to lay her eggs has led state officials to delay beach replenishment projects along west Galveston Island until late summer.
About $1.5 million in state money earmarked for the projects is scheduled to revert to state coffers if not used by Aug. 31.
Texas General Land Office spokesman Jim Suydam and Galveston planning director Wendy O'Donohoe said they expect the deadline to be extended without problem.
On May 16, a Kemp's ridley turtle laid 94 eggs in a sand dune on the west end of the island. …