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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Gulf Coast Water Authority Announces Annual Change to Water Disinfection

 

The Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) will temporarily change its water disinfection process from chloramine (chlorine and ammonia) to free chlorine (chlorine only) April 16-30. All Galveston County municipalities, except League City, F...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Divas Half Marathon & 5K Returning To Island Sunday, April 22nd

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Galveston, TX – April 16, 2018 -  The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K is returning to Galveston, TX, on Sunday, April 22, 2018, and will feature a 13.1-mile loop course starting and finishing at Moody Gardens. The events will start at 6:35am with t...

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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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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Galveston’s Spring Citywide Cleanup Set to Begin Second Weekend of April

Galveston’s Spring Citywide Cleanup Set to Begin Second Weekend of April 

A great time to finish your spring cleaning with a little help from the City!

 

GALVESTON, TX (April 2, 2018) – Spring has arrived and no...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Scholes International Airport Recognized as 2018 GA Reliever Airport of the Year by TxDOT

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Galveston, TX – April 2, 2018 – 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 Sh...

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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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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Seawall Bathrooms and Showers Set to Open in Time for Easter Weekend

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Seawall Bathrooms and Showers Set to Open in Time for Easter Weekend

Galveston, TX – March 29th, 2018 – A highly anticipated addition to the Seawall is set to open their doors on Good Friday, March 30th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The five new P...

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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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Posted on: March 19, 2018

City Encourages Upcoming Professionals to Apply for Summer Internships

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(GALVESTON, TX) March 19, 2018 – As the next generation of leaders comes closer to completing their journey in education, the City is looking to capture their talents offering paid internship positions in various departments. An investm...

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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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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Current City Council and City Council Appointees Contact Information

Current City Council and City Council Appointees Contact Information

(GALVESTON, TX) March 5, 2018 – In a review of currently posted contact information on business cards and the City’s website, the City found inconsistencies on Council...

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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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Posted on: February 23, 2018

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

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(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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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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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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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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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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