Posted on: May 2, 2017

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 - Make Sure Your Family Is Storm Ready

June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and Island officials are encouraging the public to be prepared.  Important information about the upcoming hurricane season, evacuation procedures, and assistance as well as family, home, and pet pr...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Celebrate Galveston’s 178th Annual Independence Day Festivities on July 4th

(GALVESTON, TX) June 26, 2017 – Join the fun and festivities as the Galveston County Marine Corps League and the City of Galveston host the 178th Annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks celebration!  On Tuesday, July 4th, make plan...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Sells First Instalment of Public Improvement Bonds Recently Approved by Voters

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GALVESTON, TX (June 23, 2017) – This week, the City of Galveston successfully sold $22.6 million in tax exempt public improvement bonds, to fund projects beginning in July that were promised in the May bond election.  Due to favorable m...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Galveston Police Department Training Largest Cadet Class in Over 20 Years Bringing The Department To

Galveston Police Department Training Largest Cadet Class in Over 20 Years Bringing The Department To Full Strength

With a fully staffed force, and crime down, Galveston remains a safe place to call home.

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

GPD To Hold Civil Service Exam on July 21st

Are you ready to answer the call to serve and protect your community? The Galveston Police Department will hold their next civil service exam on July 21st at 8:30am at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Sign up online today to take the test!

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

First Female Mayor of Galveston, Jan Coggeshall, Passes at 81

JAN COGGESHALL

Galveston, Texas – June 18, 2017 – Jan Coggeshall passed at 81 today. As the City’s first female Mayor, she left her mark on Galveston having served in numerous capacities, and on numerous committees throughout her life. 

 

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

City of Galveston Joins Nextdoor, The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

The City of Galveston announced today that it will use Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Galveston's Summer Pop Band Concert Series Underway

Summer Band Concert Updated

(GALVESTON, TX) June 14, 2017 –One of Galveston’s most beloved summer traditions is underway! Join the Galveston Beach Band every Tuesday evening this summer through August 15th at 7:30 PM for a weekly outdoor summer pop band concert.Every concert is free...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

The Galveston Police Department Wants To Hear From You

GALVESTON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO SURVEY COMMUNITY PERCEPTION OF DEPARTMENT

As they strive for increased community policing relations and efforts, GPD is asking citizens to complete online survey. 

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Next Citizens Police Academy Class Set To Begin June 29th

The Galveston Police Department’s next Citizens Police Academy class will begin this month on June 29th and they are still accepting applications! The Citizens Police Academy offers insight into Officer Recruitment and Training, Criminal Investi...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

City Introduces Summer Internship Program

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CITY INTRODUCES SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

With hopes to introduce upcoming professionals to city government, Galveston offers paid summer internships to college students and graduates. 

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Galveston Rolls Out Nostalgic Trolley Buses on June 2, 2017

GALVESTON ROLLS OUT NOSTALGIC TROLLEY BUSES ON JUNE 2, 2017

With restorations to the rail trolley cars underway, Galveston welcomes trolley buses to the island.

(GALVESTON, TX) May 19, 2017 – A missing piece of Galveston’s charm will be ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2017

Bond Measure Passes in 2017 Special Election

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BOND MEASURE PASSES WITH 60.15% OF THE VOTE IN THE 2017 SPECIAL ELECTION

Official Canvassing of The Vote to Be Held on May 18th, 2017 at 10am in Council Chambers

(GALVESTON, TX) May 6, 2017 – The 2017 Special Election brought 3,029 voters to the p...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 - Make Sure Your Family Is Storm Ready

June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and Island officials are encouraging the public to be prepared.  Important information about the upcoming hurricane season, evacuation procedures, and assistance as well as family, home, and pet pr...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

We want you! City seeks Galveston to fill vacancies on Boards & Commissions!

WE WANT YOU! CITY SEEKS GALVESTONIANS TO FILL BOARD VACANCIES
City Council Hopes to Fill Open Seats with Engaged Citizens

(GALVESTON, TX) May 1, 2017 – The Galveston City Council is encouraging Islanders to apply for board and commission appointments....Read on...

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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