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: October 22, 2017

Policía busca ayuda para identificar cuerpo de niño encontrado en la playa

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En la tarde del viernes 20 de octubre, después de haber recibido una llamada al 911, el Departamento de Policía de Galveston localizó el cuerpo de un menor de edad en la arena adyacente a las olas, en el Bloque 700 de Seaw...

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Posted on: October 22, 2017

SKETCH OF CHILD INCLUDED: Police Seeking Help Identifying Child Found Dead On Beach

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Police Seeking Help Identifying Child Found Dead On Beach

After receiving a 911 call on Friday evening, October 20th, the Galveston Police Department located the body of a male child on the sand adjacent to the surf in the 700 block of Seawall Blvd. That n...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Childs Body Found on Beach, No Identity

 On Friday October 20th at approximately 5:30pm the Galveston Police Department received a call from an individual stating they had found a body on the beach near the 700 block of Seawall Blvd. According to the caller, they were walking along the...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

City of Galveston Performs Annual Check On Sewer System To Locate Leaks or Breaches In Sewer Lines

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 19th, 2017 – As part of the City’s annual preventative maintenance that is performed on the sanitary sewer lines, the City will begin smoke tests in the areas below beginning Friday, October 20, 2017 and ending Friday, November 10,...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Fall Events in Full Swing This Weekend, Closures throughout the City

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 17th, 2017 – This weekend the sound of street musicians, runners, and cyclists will fill the fall air on Galveston Island. As athletes come over the causeway and artists and musicians fill the streets downtown, expect clo...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Ave S Now Closed To West Bound Traffic Through Duration Of Project

One phase of the Ave S project is now complete and the newly constructed east bound lanes are now open from 61st Street to 53rd. One east bound lane on the West side of 61st is blocked temporarily until pavement markings are installed. Ave S from 61st to ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Galveston Holiday Events to Include New ‘Downtown Lanterns & Lights’ PLUS Cirque Joyeux Noel Show

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 9, 2017) –A new event will light up downtown Galveston this holiday season as part of the island’s eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” festivities.

 

‘Downtown Lanterns and Lights’ will feature a magical display of Christma...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Lasker Park Community Pool to Close October 9th

Lasker Park Community Pool to Close October 9th While Ardent Construction and City Staff Work Together on Finalizing Construction

October 6, 2017 – The Lasker Park Community Pool will be closing on Monday, October 9th, while the City works with A...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Galveston Police Chief, Richard Boyle, Retires After 40 Years of Service

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 2, 2017 – After 40 years of service to the law enforcement profession, Chief Richard Boyle has submitted notice of his retirement from the Galveston Police Department effective February 2018. With much of his career spent...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Galveston Trolley Announces Fall Schedule, Reduces Operating Hours during the Week

As Fall Settles Over the Island, the Galveston Trolley Reduces Operating Hours during the Week

September 29, 2017 – As fall settles over the island, the Galveston Trolley Service will reduce its hours for weekday operations. During the week, Mond...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Galveston County Disaster Assistance Outreach Form

Following the unprecedented flooding Hurricane Harvey caused, many county residents have found themselves on the long road to recovery. To help citizens on the path to rebuild their homes and lives, Galveston County has put together a Disaster Assistance ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City to Hold Alternatives Workshop as Community Works Together to Build a Better Broadway

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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 -  The City of Galveston is continuing discussions aimed at improving the Broadway Corridor by inviting community members to participate in an Alternatives Workshop. The meeting will be held on Tuesday...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Equipment Failure Causes Release of 135,000 Gallons of Partially Treated Aerated Sludge

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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 – At approximately 10:15 am, the City of Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 5200 Port Industrial Road, experienced a release of 135,000 gallons of partially treated aerated sludge in...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Send Us Your Photos of Damage to City Streets or Other City Owned Asset During Harvey

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We are looking for any photos citizens have taken of damage to City streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or any other City owned asset during Harvey. 

If you have any, please send them to publicinformation@galvestontx.gov with the location of the d...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Trolley Service to Resume on Galveston Island

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Galveston, TX – September 6th. 2017 – The red and green trolley’s moving about the Island have long been a sign that all is well in Galveston. As the City returns all services to normal operations, the Galveston Trolley servi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City's New Island Express Service Set to Begin on Monday, September 11, 2017

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Galveston, TX – September 6, 2017 – With a delayed start due to Harvey’s unrelinquishing rain and interruptions to METRO and Island Transit operations, the Island Express is officially set to begin on Monday September 11th, 2...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Lasker Park Community Pool Reopens with New Hours

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Galveston, TX – September 6, 2017 – On Thursday September 7th, the Lasker Park Community Pool will reopen to the public with fall hours that will allow residents exclusive use of the lap pool in the morning while opening up in the even...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Galveston Tourism Makes Full Return to Business with Reopening of Railroad Museum Today

GALVESTON, Texas (September 6, 2017) – Galveston tourism has made a full return to business with the reopening of the Galveston Railroad Museum today. All Galveston beaches and major attractions are now open.

The museum, which is located downtown...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

City Council Votes to Waive Permit Fees to Expedite Recovery for Impacted Businesses and Homes

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Galveston, TX – September 1, 2017 – While the City of Galveston was spared the damage that we see on the mainland and all along the coast, City Council unanimously passed emergency orders to expedite recovery for our Galveston businesses and homes that we...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Market Street Reconstruction Project Kicks Off August 8th

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(GALVESTON, TX) August 8, 2017 – On Tuesday August 8th, crews began the reconstruction of Market Street from 19th Street to 25th Street.  Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd, 53rd, 65th and 69th, the reconstruction of Market Stre...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

City’s New Island Express Service Set to Begin August 28th

Beginning Monday, August 28, the Island Express will carry passengers from Galveston to Houston on weekdays for just $9. For the first time since 2013, Galveston will see a bus route with connection from the island to downtown Houston.

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Grand Opening of the Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Be Held on August 15th

Grand Opening of the Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Be Held on August 15th

 

(GALVESTON, TX) August 2, 2017 – On August 15th at 11 a.m. the doors will open to the grand opening festivities for Galveston’s first community...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

City Lowers Speed Limit on Seawall Blvd. to Increase Driver & Pedestrian Safety

Galveston, TX – August 1, 2017 - As the City works toward making Galveston a more walkable community, City Council unanimously approved at its July 27th meeting a reduction in the speed limit on Seawall Blvd to a consistent 35mph from 6th Street...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

City Installs Midblock Crosswalks on Seawall Blvd To Increase Pedestrian Safety in High Density Area

(GALVESTON, TX) July 14, 2017 – With over 6.5 million visitors to the island in 2016, the number of pedestrians on the Seawall has increased exponentially in recent years.  In an effort to ensure that they have ample places to cross the...

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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 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.

Galveston residents have been utilizing Nextdoor to create private ...

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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 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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