Today is the first day of Early Voting and we want to encourage you to exercise your rights by voting in the May 5th election that will elect the leaders of YOUR community.
Early voting will be held this week from 8 to 5pm through Friday and 7am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday at four locations on the Island. Those locations include the Galveston County Justice Center, the Galveston County Courthouse, Moody Methodist Church, and Seaside Baptist Church. Remember, as a Galveston County resident, you can vote at any participating polling location in Galveston County. You can view all available locations and sample ballots at www.galvestonvotes.org. All positions on Galveston's City Council are up for election, however, only three of the races for District 3,5 and 6 are contested races. You can view the candidates, their campaign finance reports, and more information about what is required to early vote online at www.galvestontx.gov/castyourvote.
This week City Council will meet for workshop and a council meeting on Thursday April 26th.
City Council will begin their workshop in room 204 at City Hall at 9am on Thursday April 26th. They will begin the City Council meeting in Council Chambers at 1:15pm. Both meetings are open to the public and the agenda and packet for each can be found online at www.galvestontx.gov/agendas. You can watch the meetings live online at www.galvestontx.gov/gtv and on the City's Facebook page.
June 1st is around the corner and now is the time to make sure that you and your family are storm ready. The State has proclaimed this weekend as Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday weekend this Saturday and Sunday.
You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2018 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30. You can view the complete list of eligible supplies at www.galvestontx.gov/salestaxholiday.
The Galveston Island Beach Revue returns to the Island this weekend as part of an all new event that features 40 bands over 4 days!
While no roads will be impacted, you may see additional traffic throughout the City this weekend as we welcome the Third Coast Music Festival to Galveston! They are bringing over 40 bands to local stages across the Island and the family favorite, the Galveston Island Beach Revue is bound to be a highlight of the weekend on Saturday. You can find out more about the festivities, the incredible lineup, tickets, and more at www.thirdcoastmusicfestival.com!
That's all we have for this week Galveston, until next week!