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Posted on: August 10, 2022

City's 2021 CAPER report available online

The City of Galveston is required by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to submit an annual Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report provides an assessment of the City’s progress in carrying o...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Scientists, Animal Services Division to host Coyote Town Hall on Aug. 10

Galveston’s coyotes have garnered quite a bit of attention in recent years since, with the help of a local resident and photographer, scientists discovered the island coyotes carry rare red wolf DNA. 

The coyotes are the subject of a bro...

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Community News
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Galveston University fall program to begin Sept. 14

The City of Galveston is thrilled to invite residents to participate in the Galveston University program. In the eight-week program, Galveston University participants will meet key staff members, tour facilities and learn about the various departments wit...

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Community News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Latest City Manager's Report available online

The latest City Manager's Report is available online now at galvestontx.gov/citymanagersreport.

This monthly report details what each department in the city has accomplished and highlights what's to come in the month ahead. 

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Community News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Sanitation services update

Sanitation routes have had delays again this week due to ongoing mechanical issues with the trucks, and we wanted to provide an update about the status of new equipment and repairs.

The City of Galveston has 10 automated trucks and eight rear loaders in it...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Applications open for more than a dozen city boards, commissions

GALVESTON, TX – July 19, 2022 – Are you interested in serving your city in an area of interest and expertise? 

The Galveston City Council is considering appointments for several city boards and commissions, and we encourage int...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Message for new commercial water service customers

New water customers, especially commercial customers using larger meters, should anticipate lead times and put in your request for new water service as early as possible. 

Pandemic-related issues are causing delays in ordering parts. If you have a...

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Community News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

City of Galveston FY23 budget meeting schedule

The City of Galveston is in budget season, with staff and management working closely to deliver a budget to City Council for consideration before the fiscal year 2023.

The next fiscal year begins October 1, 2022, and the council must approve the budget bef...

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Community News
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Public hearing on CDBG grant allocations scheduled for July 28

The U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs and requires notification to the public allowing for a 30-day public comment period on the an...

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Community News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

TXDOT update on I-45 work July 5-8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TXDOT announced a lane closure next week in the I-45 northbound main lanes near Galveston.On Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., two lanes will be closed on I-45 northbound near Galveston. The Tiki Island exit ramp lane and the outside...

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Community News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Four GPD officers promoted during ceremony

Four long-time Galveston Police Department sworn officers were promoted Wednesday during a promotional ceremony at the police station. 

  • Captain Andre Mitchell will be appointed to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police
  • Lieutenant Destin Sims will be...
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Community News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Galveston Island introduces an innovative health-first, paramedicine model to navigate behavioral 91

City of Galveston officials announced plans for a multi-disciplinary response team approach involving its city police, fire, and local mental health authorities, an innovative health-first model to respond to 911 emergency calls involving people with ment...

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Community News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

New downtown parking rate in effect

Rate changes to downtown parking are going into effect today. City Council voted last month to increase the parking fee to $2.25 an hour and implement paid parking on Sundays to fund cleaning initiatives downtown. The vendor responsible for our downtown p...
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Community News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Public comment open on draft 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Galveston has prepared an update to the local hazard mitigation plan, in accordance with 44 CFR, Part 201. This plan identifies the hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities specific to the City, and identifies specific mitigation actions that can a...

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Community News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Two new outdoor fitness courts opening in public parks

The City of Galveston is excited to announce the addition of two new outdoor fitness courts, funded by grants from the Community Development Block Grant facility improvement program.

Just in time to help you meet your health and fitness goals in the New Y...

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Community News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Contractor boring incident leads to sewage spill

Galveston, Texas – November 29, 2021 – The City of Galveston (COG) is experiencing a release of raw sewage from the force main that leads to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 7618 Mustang Road, Galveston, Texas, however, crews...

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Community News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Lone Star Rally statistics

We've concluded a successful Lone Star Rally weekend and compiled some preliminary stats. These numbers reflect our emphasis on traffic enforcement to deter participants from driving recklessly. 

Thank you to all the many law enforcement ...
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Community News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Planning Commission recognizes island projects for annual design awards

The Galveston Planning Commission recently recognized several notable island projects during the third annual Planning and Design Awards. The list of awardees includes projects such as the Abe and Annie Seibel Student Residences for Galveston College, the...

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Community News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Sandhill Crane community meeting tomorrow night

Tomorrow night is the second community meeting for the Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex! Join us at the Galveston Island Convention Center at 6 p.m.

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Community News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Information for beach-related work post Hurricane Nicholas

Many Galveston residents are working on beach-related projects to repair damages in the wake of Hurricane Nicholas, and the Coastal Resources Division wishes to supply the information you need as you perform this work.

The City did not qualify for the sta...

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Community News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Galveston Police Chief announces resignation for late October

Galveston, TX – September 28, 2021 – Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale will step down at the end of October for another career opportunity.

Chief Hale informed the city of his resignation Monday, effective October 29, 2021. Fo...

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Community News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Work beginning tonight at Broadway, 18th Street

Nightly work will begin at 18th and Broadway tonight and continue over the next four days as part of the 18th Street project.The work will include the closure of the intersection at 18th and Broadway, and traffic traveling 18th Street will be re-routed wi...

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Community News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Galveston’s rail trolley service beginning October 1

All aboard! Residents and visitors to the island will soon be able to ride the charming historic rail trolleys in historic downtown Galveston. 

The City of Galveston is excited to announce the return of the Galveston Island Trolley service on week...

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Community News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Sign up for the Citizen's Police Academy

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the badge? Well, here’s your chance to learn more about your Galveston Police Department!
Our next Galveston Virtual Citizens Police Academy will be starting soon! Sign up today by clicking the link belo...
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Community News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

City’s Animal Services Unit helps in study of local coyote population

Josh Henderson of the Galveston Police Department’s Animal Services Unit is no stranger to close encounters with island wildlife. However, the unit is embarking on a new type of project to assist wildlife biologists researching our coastal canid...

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Community News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Ball High homecoming parade returning Wednesday

The Ball High Homecoming Parade is back, and the community is ready to celebrate.

The annual Ball High School Homecoming Parade will take place Wednesday, September 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade will follow its usual route, with line-up beginning a...

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Community News
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Businesses: Were you affected by Hurricane Nick?

We're collecting information about the economic impact of Hurricane Nick and have a new form available for businesses to complete. 

Completing the form will help us assess the full extent of storm damage, in addition to any residential pr...

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Community News
Posted on: August 28, 2021

Voters elect Sharon B. Lewis to represent District 1

Galveston voters elected Sharon B. Lewis as the District 1 council representative for the seven-member Galveston City Council in a special election held Saturday.Lewis garnered 80 percent of the vote in a three-way race against candidates Mary Branum and ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

City accepting affidavits for master-planned communities

The City of Galveston is currently accepting affidavits from neighborhood representatives seeking a master-planned community designation.  

Earlier this month, the Galveston City Council approved an amendment to city code adding the definition of ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Galveston City Council bans balloon releases due to environmental concerns

The Galveston City Council approved a new ordinance that bans residents and visitors from releasing balloons outdoors in an effort to eliminate litter caused by such releases and reduce harm to the environment.

Earlier this month, the city council unanimou...

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Community News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Notice of city tax rate

The City of Galveston has proposed a tax rate of 0.4985 cents per $100 valuation for the 2021 tax year, a decrease of 0.0615 cents from the 2020 rate or 10.98 percent.While many appraised home values have increased this year, the tax on the average homest...

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Community News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Public notice: Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report published

The City of Galveston is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to submit an annual Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report provides an assessment of the City’s progress in carry...

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Community News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Proposed FY 2022 budget now online

The proposed FY 2022 budget is now online! The proposed budget for the year beginning Oct. 1 and the proposed five-year Capital Improvement Plan are posted at galvestontx.gov/financialtransparency.
The Galveston City Council will discuss the budget at its ...
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Community News
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Updated golf cart inspections list

We've updated the list of approved golf cart inspection providers, of which there are eight.

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Community News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Rental assistance applications due by July 30

The City of Galveston is accepting applications for rental assistance to households who have experienced financial losses due to COVID-19.

Under the ST-TBRA program, the City can assist households with up to 100% of the rent payment. The program will allo...

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Community News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Golf cart inspection provider list

UPDATED! Remember, there are new rules for golf cart rental operators and owners passed to promote better safety on our roadways.

Under the new requirements, annual registration fees for golf carts will increase to $150 for commercial golf cart rental oper...
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