Welcome to this week's Waves of Information!
The Island will celebrate Fat Tuesday tonight as we close out our Mardi Gras celebration with our favorite parade!
The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 22nd Annual Fat Tuesday Parade will begin tonight on February 13th, at 6:30 p.m. The parade will head down 25th to Postoffice to 19th to Strand. Crews will close streets inside the Uptown Entertainment District at 5:30 PM. All streets will re-open no later than 11 PM.
This Sunday, February 18th, the City will welcome athletes competing in the annual Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon, Cupid 5K, and Marathon Kids 1k.
The certified course takes runners through several of the Island’s premiere areas including Stewart Beach, East Beach, and Seawall Blvd (from approximately 26th Street to the east end). The marathon is a qualifier for participants who wish to compete in the Boston Marathon. Traffic will still flow in both directions at all times during the event as the race day closures only impact the southernmost east bound lane and parking lane on Seawall from 25th to the East End. There will be no parking along the Seawall along the race route after dark on February 17th. Boddeker Rd, East Beach Drive, and Apffel Park Road will be closed from 4:30am until approximately 2pm on February 18th. Residents of Beachtown will have access via East Beach Drive. For more information about the race or to register visit galvestonmarathon.com!
The February City Manager's Report is now available on our website at galvestontx.gov/citymanagersreport!
Each month the City Manager's Office puts together a report that covers the highlights of what each department in the City has accomplished in the past month, and what they have coming up in the next two months. These reports are a wealth of information and a great way for residents to stay informed and connected to all that is happening in their City. They highlight everything from updates on construction happening around town to how much recycling we collected last month. They are published around the second Friday of each month and available on our website at www.galvestontx.gov/citymanagersreport.
Do you have an interest in being a storm spotter for the National Weather Service? We have a class just for you coming up!
SKYWARN® storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the Nation’s first line of defense against severe weather. The City of Galveston Office of Emergency Management is hosting a class on February 22, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM at the Jamaica Beach Volunteer Fire Department located at 16628 Termini San Luis Pass Rd. Jamaica Beach, TX 77554. To register please contact Mark Morgan at 409-797-3850 or by email at email@example.com.
Finally, as we continue our waves of progress across the City, we have another groundbreaking ceremony we'd love for you to attend!
The time has finally come to break ground on the City's new Public Works building. On February 21st at 9:30am, the City of Galveston, will break ground on one of the larger projects to come from the funding received in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. This 20,000-square foot administration facility and 10,000-square foot warehouse will replace aged storm damaged facilities currently being used by the City. The current facilities will be demolished as part of the project. Please join us at 30th and Market Street as we break ground on this historic project for the City.
That's all we have for this week Galveston! Until next week!