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Posted on: April 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Waves of Information For The Week of April 2nd

Dedicating a tree in Lyda Ann's memory, state-wide recognition for Scholes International Airport, and the kick off of the citywide clean up are all in this week's Waves of Information!

Welcome to this week's Waves of Information Galveston!

As the industry takes notice of the improvements being made both to infrastructure and the management of Galveston’s airport; Scholes International Airport and Airport Director Mike Shahan were recognized by TxDOT at this year’s Aviation Conference as the 2018 General Aviation Reliever Airport of the Year. The recognition comes as a result of the improvements made to the airport surface and infrastructure and the overall development and promotion of the airport. When accepting the award for this state-wide recognition at Thursday evenings ceremony, Mike credited the organizations success to a supportive City Council and Management, as well as the hard work and dedication of his team. To find out more information about the award and all of the accomplishments recognized in it please visit!

This Friday, in the park beside City Hall, family, friends, and colleagues will gather to honor Galveston’s own “Steel Magnolia” Lyda Ann Thomas by unveiling a tree planted in her memory by the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy.

As the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Ike approaches, and the one year anniversary of her passing draws near, this Magnolia memorializes the many roots that she planted in our community that still thrive today. The tree was planted in the park beside City Hall in late February in remembrance of her dedication to making city government and city services more accessible for our citizens. The ceremony will be held at City Hall on Friday, April 6th at 4:00 p.m. where a plaque will be unveiled during the ceremony. The public is invited to attend as a show of appreciation for all that Mayor Thomas contributed to Galveston.

Spring has arrived and now is the perfect time to clean sweep Galveston Island!

The City has multiple cleanup events throughout the month of April scheduled as well as everyday practices each resident can take advantage of to create a greener, cleaner Galveston Island. Curbside Bulk Pickup Island Wide will begin Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th, for residents who live from 51st Street west to Point San Luis AND Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st, for 51st Street to the East End. Residents are encouraged to place materials next to their garbage carts by 7 AM on the collection days scheduled for their area. Debris drop off at the City's transfer station will also be free throughout the month of April. The recycling center will also hold events each Saturday beginning with a mulch giveaway THIS Saturday. To find out more visit

That's all we have for this week Galveston, until next week!

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