Bad news: This is because the track has shifted eastward.
Over Freeport. Which puts the strongest winds blowing right up Galveston Bay.
UPDATE: The 4 a.m. forecast track has it coming ashore right at Galveston as a strong Category 4. The next forecast tracking point is Cuney, on the southern tip of Lake Palestine 180-200 miles inland, as a just-barely Cat-1.