If you are going to take the family to the beach I recommend Surfside over Galveston if you are looking for both good fishing and less crowded and nicer beach. The community is rural but definitely a great spot to hit up. There's a lot of info on it do some research here and Facebook has tons of groups that are all about gulf Coast fishing.
Politicians, baseball players, high-powered corporate CEO's they all seem to eventually let us down. Nature, however, does not. Look to her for inspiration and you will learn the secrets to living a good life. The most Important lesson it would seem is to make sure you spend as much time fishing as anything else.