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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: February 13, 2017

City to Conduct Soil Sampling for Neighborhood Project

CITY TO CONDUCT SOIL SAMPLING FOR NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT

Residents may notice contractors taking sampling in the Cedars mixed-income housing development area in late February.

Galveston, TX (February 13th, 2017) - A contractor for the City of Galveston will s...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Street Closures, Guidelines, & Safety Information for the 106th Mardi Gras! Galveston

CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS! GALVESTON FEBRUARY 17TH THROUGH THE 28TH 

Please Note City Street Closures, Guidelines, and Safety Information 

Galveston, TX (February 9th, 2017) – Galveston welcomes revelers to the Island for the 106th celebration of Mardi...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Texas Heroes Monument Wins 2017 Honor Award From Preservation Texas

TEXAS HEROES MONUMENT WINS 2017 HONOR AWARD FROM PRESERVATION TEXAS

City’s Efforts to Continue to Preserve History Recognized by Statewide Advocate 

(GALVESTON, TX) February 9, 2017 – Standing 72’ tall over the City of Galvest...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

200 Free Trees Remain Available For Galveston Island Residents

700 free trees have been donated to Galveston Island residents through the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy (GITC) and Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting...

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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 12, 2017

Residential Parking Permits Available at the Galveston Police Department

Residents can visit the Galveston Police Department located at 601 54th Street, Galveston, TX on Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm to pick up their residential parking permits. Residents need to bring with them a valid state issued driver's l...

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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: December 29, 2016

City Offers New Ways For Customers To Discuss Their Water Bill With Staff

City Offers New Ways For Customers To Discuss Their Water Bill With Staff

Streamlining the process, focusing on customer service, and educating along the way!

In response to complaints about a lack of communication regarding questions or concerns over water...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

G-TV Now Available for the Greater Houston Area on U-verse

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On Monday December 19, 2016 Galveston’s Municipal Channel, G-TV, went live on AT&T’s U-verse for subscribers. Under channel “99”, residents in the Greater Houston Area are able to select “City of Galve...

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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: March 3, 2016

Protected Left Turn at 51st, Broadway Set for Completion on March 8th

On Monday, February 29th, City crews broke ground preparing for the restriping of Broadway to accommodate a designated turn lane at 51st Street. TxDOT recently approved the City’s request to perform a lane shift and restripe the roadway from 48th Street ...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Protected Left Turn at 51st, Broadway Set for Completion on March 8th

On Monday, February 29th, City crews broke ground preparing for the restriping of Broadway to accommodate a designated turn lane at 51st Street. TxDOT recently approved the City’s request to perform a lane shift and restripe the roadway from 48th Street ...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

City Beautification, Voluntary Code Compliance Initiative Underway

The City recently launched the Beautification and Code Compliance Initiative, a multi-departmental program structured to provide residents, business owners, and property owners with an overview of the most common code compliance infractions in an effort t...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

City Beautification, Voluntary Code Compliance Initiative Underway

The City recently launched the Beautification and Code Compliance Initiative, a multi-departmental program structured to provide residents, business owners, and property owners with an overview of the most common code compliance infractions in an effort t...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...