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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Lieutenant Doug Balli appointed to Assistant Chief of Police

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Galveston, TX – August 17, 2018 - On Friday, August 17th, during the Galveston Police Department Promotion and Awards Ceremony, Police Chief Vernon Hale announced the appointment of Lieutenant Doug Balli to the position of Assistant Chief of Pol...

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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: August 17, 2018

Galveston Police Department holds Promotion and Awards Ceremony

Galveston, TX – August 17, 2018 – The Galveston Police Department will be holding a Promotion and Awards Ceremony on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Galleon Room at the Galveston Island Convention Center. During the ceremo...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

GPD and GEMS donate 172 backpacks and school supplies to children in foster care

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Galveston, TX – August 15, 2018 – The new school year is about to kick off and children are preparing their back-to-school gear. However, not all of them have the opportunity to buy all the supplies they need.

 This is why the ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Utility Billing online payment portal under maintenance this weekend

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Galveston, TX – August 13, 2018 – In order to keep providing great customer service to our residents, the Utility Billing online payment portal will be down for scheduled maintenance from Friday, August 17th at 3:00 p.m. to Monday, Aug...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

GPD delivers 27 A/C units to families in need

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Galveston, TX – August 6, 2018 – On Monday, August 6th, the Galveston Police Department delivered 27 A/C units, donated by The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA), to elderly families in the community. Thanks to the anon...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Galveston firefighters part of Texas Task Force headed to battle California wildfires

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Galveston, TX – August 3, 2018 – Five Galveston firefighters and one Galveston Fire truck will be part of a 90-person team headed to help fight the deadly wildfires in northern California this weekend. At the request of the State of Ca...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Long-time and Beloved Executive Director over Grants and Housing, Sterling Patrick, Passes Away

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Long-time and Beloved Executive Director over Grants and Housing, Sterling Patrick, Passes AwayJuly 23, 2018 – Galveston, TX – It is with a very heavy heart that we must pass on the news of the passing of a long time and beloved member...

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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: July 19, 2018

City Begins Moving Forward with Long-Awaited Incinerator Demolition Project

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City Begins Moving Forward with Long-Awaited Incinerator Demolition Project

July 19, 2018 – (Galveston, TX) – The Texas General Land Office continues to invest in Galveston and has committed over $5 million in Community Development Bloc...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Building Division Undergoes Organizational Changes to Improve Efficiency & Customer Service

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Building Division Undergoes Organizational Changes to Improve Efficiency of Operations & Customer Service July 17, 2018 – (Galveston, TX) – As the City continues to work towards improving operational efficiencies and customer service across a...

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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: June 13, 2018

Galveston Hires New Assistant Director of Development Services to Oversee Building Services

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Galveston Hires New Assistant Director of Development Services to Oversee Building Services 

(GALVESTON, TX) June 12, 2018– Todd Sukup, the City's newest employee and Assistant Director of Development Services, is a reflection o...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Summer Hours For The Lasker Park Pool & the Galveston Trolley

If you're looking for a place to cool off this summer, bring the family to the Lasker Park Community Pool for some fun in the sun. Beginning June 5th, summer hours will be in effect! The pool and splash pad will be open Sunday's from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, clo...

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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 28, 2018

Galveston Trolley Rolls Out 2018 Spring & Summer Hours

Galveston Trolley Rolls Out 2018 Spring & Summer Hours 

Galveston, TX (February 28, 2018) – As we welcome spring on Galveston island, the hours of operation for the Galveston Rubber Wheel Trolleys (“Galveston Trolleys&r...

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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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