GALVESTON — Willie T’s may sound like it should be a trendy watering hole on The Strand, but it turns out to be a faith-based support system for students that has quite a history on the island under its formal name, the William Temple Episcopal Center. It is now at 22nd and Winnie streets as part of Galveston’s Trinity Episcopal Church.
The original William Temple was the Archbishop of Canterbury in the 1940s. A smartphone search will still show the center, named after him at 427 Market St., but that property was a victim of Hurricane Ike. All the center’s ministries are now conducted from Trinity’s parish hall complex on 22nd Street.