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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Fire department goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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The Galveston Fire Department is hanging up their usual blue shirts and swapping in a new look for the month: Pretty in Pink.

Galveston firefighters are wearing pink polo shirts during the month of October to raise awareness about breast cancer. It&rsq...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Municipal Setting Designation application available online

The City of Galveston is considering a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) application proposed by Freeport-McMoRan Energy, LLC (Galveston Sulphur Terminal at 4500 Old Port Industrial Road.)

The Engineering Department has reviewed the application and held ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

City to offer free art, music, exercise classes for homeschool students

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On Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Oct. 3 the City's Department of Parks and Recreation will host enrichment classes at McGuire Dent Recreation Center for students who are in homeschooling. Wednesday will be focused on art and music, while Friday will be...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Galveston-Houston bus line to end Sept. 28

An Island Transit-operated service connecting Galveston to Houston will end after Friday, Sept. 28th. The Island Express line began operating in September 2017, and is now ending one year later because of lack of ridership and reductions to its outside fu...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

City's 2019 fiscal year budget approved

Galveston City Council on Thursday passed a $240.2 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The budget includes $86.5 million for new capital projects to improve drainage, streets, water infrastructure, sanitation and sewer, and facil...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Fall Galveston University program beginning Sept. 12

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Galveston, TX – September 4, 2018 – The City of Galveston is thrilled to welcome its second class of Galveston University students this month. In the nine-week program, Galveston University participants will meet key staff mem...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Fall hours announced for community pool, trolley buses

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LASKER PARK COMMUNITY POOL

 Beginning Sept. 5 and running through Nov. 18, the Lasker Park Community Pool will operate on its fall schedule. 

 Tuesday through Saturday, the Lap Pool will open at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. and the ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

The City of Galveston welcomes new Public Information Officer

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Galveston, TX – August 17, 2018 – The City of Galveston is proud to announce and welcome Marissa Barnett, who will start in this position on August 27th, as the city’s Public Information Officer (PIO).

As the PIO, Marissa will...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Flood Insurance Premiums to Be Lower in Galveston in Spring of 2019

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Galveston homeowners will be able to enjoy a reduction to their flood insurance premiums beginning May 2019 thanks to the City’s active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System.Federal Emergency M...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

2018 Water Quality Report Now Available Online

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Each year the City publishes a water quality report that is a summary of the quality of the water we provide our customers. The 2018 Water Quality Report is now available for few and covers the year ending on December 31, 2017! The analysis was made by us...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Begins Countdown to a New Galvestontx.gov

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City Begins Countdown to a New Galvestontx.gov 

As CivicPlus launches an overhaul of galvestontx.gov, the City is looking for citizen input to improve the user experience. 

(GALVESTON, TX) May 15, 2018– Over the next eig...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Electronic Plan Review Coming to Galveston’s Development Services Department This Summer

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(GALVESTON, TX) February 23, 2018 – Beginning the week of February 26th, the Department of Development Services will be taking its first step toward offering electronic plan review to those doing business with the City...

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