News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2018

Registration is now open for the next Citizens Police Academy

CPA begins June7

(GALVESTON, TX) May 17, 2018 –The Citizens Police Academy offers insight into all GPD divisions and special teams including Officer Recruitment and Training, Criminal Investigation, S.W.A.T., Crime Scene Investigation, the K-9 Unit, Firearms Tra...

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Community News
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: May 10, 2018

May City Manager's Report Now Available Online

May City Managers Report

The May City Manager's Report is now available online at www.galvestontx.gov/citymanagersreport! This comprehensive report tells the story of what each department in the City has accomplished in the last month, progress that has been made on multiple proj...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

REMINDER: THESE DISCONNECTS START TODAY!

PAYMENT PLANS

Galveston, TX – May 7, 2017 – Galveston’s Utility Billing department is looking to work with citizens who have fallen behind on their utility bills by offering payment plans before disconnecting service. With Hurrica...

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Community News
Posted on: May 5, 2018

City of Galveston May 5th, 2018 Election Results Posted, Runoff Election for District 5 Announced

(GALVESTON, TX) May 5, 2018 – The 2018 Election brought thousands of voters to the polls to vote with all Council positions on the ballot. The Mayor James D Yarbrough, District 1 representative Amy Carmen Bly, District 2 representative Craig Bro...

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Community News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

City Launches Online Landmark Story Map in Honor of Preservation Month

(GALVESTON, TX) May 2, 2018 – With over 179 years of history as a center of commerce, culture, and finance, some might find the landmarks designated as historical across the City fascinating. History buffs, school classes, visitors and the like ...

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Community News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Galveston Police to Begin Wearing All Navy Uniform May 1st

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Very soon, Galveston residents and visitors will notice a significant change in the appearance of their Island’s police department. Starting May 1st, the Galveston Police Department will be changing its daily operational uniform from the familia...

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Community News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

City Invites Residents to Become the First of Many Galveston University Graduates

Galveston, TX – April 13, 2018 – With forward motion building in the community, the City is introducing another opportunity for Galvestonians to be engaged citizens in the community they call home. The City will host their inaugural&am...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

City Offering Payment Plans for Past Due Accounts

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Galveston, TX – April 12, 2017 – Galveston’s Utility Billing department is looking to work with citizens who have fallen behind on their utility bills by offering payment plans before disconnecting service. With Hurr...

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Community News
Posted on: March 29, 2018

City’s Long-Time Parks & Recreation Director, Barbara Sanderson, Honored by TRAPS

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City’s Long-Time Parks & Recreation Director, Barbara Sanderson, Honored by Texas Recreation & Parks Association as the East Region Director of The Year

Galveston, TX – March 29th, 2018 – With over 20 years’ ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 22, 2018

There Will Soon Be “Turtles About Town” With Galveston’s Next Venture into Public Art

(GALVESTON, TX) March 16, 2018 – San Marcos has mermaids, Seabrook has pelicans, but soon Galveston will have the most endearing of them all, the State Sea Turtle, the Kemp’s Ridley. “Turtles About Town” is a public...

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Community News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Beach Pocket Parks Open for Spring Break and Easter

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Beach Pocket Parks Open for Spring Break and Easter

(GALVESTON, TX) March 12, 2018 – If you’re looking to spend this Spring Break or Easter beachside with quick access to your vehicle or amenities, the City has two beach pocket parks on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

City Works Towards Streamlining Billing Cycles, Some Due Dates Will be Affected

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 (GALVESTON, TX) March 9, 2018 – As the City continues to streamline the water meter reading process, and reduce the need for technicians to manually read meters, billing due dates for some customers may change.

The City’s billing cycles are broke...

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Community News
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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Community News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Electronic Plan Review Coming to Galveston’s Development Services Department This Summer

ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW

(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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Community News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

The Lasker Park Pool Prepares for a Fun Filled Swim Season

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Galveston, TX – February 8th, 2018 – On March 3rd the Lasker Park Community Pool will open its doors to the 2018 swim season. With swim lessons, fitness classes, and hours of family entertainment planned for the year, the firs...

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Community News
Posted on: January 30, 2018

“Little Jacob” Autopsy results and photo release in efforts to help identify child

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On Friday October 20th, 2017 the Galveston Police Department recovered the body of a male child on the beach near the 700 block of Seawall Blvd.  When found, the child was in the water, near the shoreline and was found unclothed.  At the...

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Community News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

City Installs Midblock Crosswalks on Seawall Blvd To Increase Pedestrian Safety in High Density Area

(GALVESTON, TX) July 14, 2017 – With over 6.5 million visitors to the island in 2016, the number of pedestrians on the Seawall has increased exponentially in recent years.  In an effort to ensure that they have ample places to cross the...

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Community News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

City of Galveston Joins Nextdoor, The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

The City of Galveston announced today that it will use Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighbor-to-neighbor and citywide communication.

Galveston residents have been utilizing Nextdoor to create private ...

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News Flash

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News Flash

Posted on: May 21, 2018

Waves of Information May 21st - Memorial Day Hours and Closings

Welcome to this week's Waves of Information Galveston.

It is with a heavy heart that we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers as a community to our neighbors in Santa Fe. 

Friday's shocking and tragic incident has shaken so many of us to ou...

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Waves Of Information