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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Polls Are Open For Residents to Cast Their Vote In The May 6th, 2017 Special Election

The polls are open for residents to cast their vote in the May 6th, 2017 Special Election for the City of Galveston! Galveston island residents can vote at any of the county polling locations, both on and off the island, listed below. Early voting will ta...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Former Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas Passes

FORMER MAYOR LYDA ANN THOMAS PASSES AWAY

Mayor Thomas Stood Tall for Galveston & Will Be Dearly Missed

(GALVESTON, TX) April 19, 2017 - It is with great sadness that the City of Galveston learned this afternoon of the passing of Former Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Causeway Being Upgraded to LED Lighting

CAUSEWAY LIGHTING BEING UPGRADED TO LED 

Inside lane closures expected along the Causeway between 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday for the duration of the project.

GALVESTON, TX (April 10, 2017) –  Driving along the Causeway at nigh...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

City To Hold Bond Election On Saturday May 6th, 2017

Bond Election 2017

The 2017 Bond Election contains $62 million dollars for the City of Galveston to complete the projects listed in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the years 2017-2021. The bonds will specifically fund major street reconstructions th...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Galveston's Spring Citywide Cleanup Set For April 2017

GALVESTON’S SPRING CITYWIDE CLEANUP SET FOR APRIL 2017

A great time to finish your spring cleaning with a little help from the City!

GALVESTON, TX (March 16, 2017) – Spring has arrived and now is the perfect time to let us help you with a little...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Project S.I.T. Galveston Seawall Public Art Installation Completed

GALVESTON, TX – Galveston Seawall, the world’s longest sidewalk, now features a Texas-sized art installation. Artist Boat, a Galveston-based non-profit, has transformed 70 concrete benches on the Seawall into educational works of art that depict the coast...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

"Flesh-Eating" Bacteria News Reports Often Hype, Not Educate

As the weather warms and millions of Texans plan trips to the beach, the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) offers information about the often misunderstood Vibrio vulnificus “flesh-eating” bacteria.

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Blinking Yellow Lights Being Installed on 61st to Ease Traffic Congestion

Traffic signals along 61st Street between Seawall and Broadway are being improved by adding a blinking yellow arrow for left turns. The blinking arrow is meant to signify to motorists that they can legally make a left turn but must yield to oncoming traff...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

GPD Partners With Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters to Bring "Bigs In Blue" to the Island

GALVESTON POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTNERS WITH GULF COAST BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS TO BRING BIGS IN BLUE TO THE ISLAND

Officers quick to sign up for the opportunity to mentor the future of Galveston

Galveston, TX (February 15th, 2017) – The officers of...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Third Phase of Galveston Beach Nourishment is Underway

Galveston’s third phase of beach nourishment is underway. The first of up to 1 million cubic yards of sand began pumping Monday. The $19.5 million project will replenish more than three miles of beach along Galveston's seawall between 12th and ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

City Offers New Ways for Customers to Submit & Track Code Enforcement Violations

2017 will see major improvements for Galveston island residents from major infrastructure projects to quality of life additions, but the City’s focus on customer service will remain at the forefront of operations. New enhancements to the online ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Reconstruction of 65th and 69th Street Begins September 19th

On Monday, September 19th crews will begin the reconstruction of 65th Street from Heards Lane to Golf Crest and 69th Street from Seawall to Stewart Rd. Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd and 53rd, the reconstruction of 65th and 69th will include ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

City, CenterPoint Energy Upgrading Street Lights to LED

In September of 2015, the City enrolled in CenterPoint Energy’s LED Street Light Conversion Program to upgrade all existing street lights maintained by CenterPoint within Galveston. For the same tariff that the City currently pays, each street light will...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

City Announces Transition to New .GOV Website

The City of Galveston is excited to announce that a number of positive changes to the City’s official communication outlets are currently underway to better connect with the community. Over the next twelve months, the City will work to transition from ci...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Further Beautification of IH45, 61st Street, & Harborside Now Underway

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(GALVESTON, TX) February 5, 2015 – In March of 2015, the City partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to supplement its mowing and litter control program, thereby enhancing three TxDOT roadways that serve as key gateways: IH45, 61st ...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Galveston Invited to Participate in US-Japan Grassroots Exchange

Galveston leaders of local grassroots/nonprofit organizations, local government groups, and business groups involved in post-disaster community rebuilding have been invited to partake in a three-year dialogue and travel exchange project. Five delegates f...Read on...