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Posted on: January 20, 2018

City Eases Restrictions as Tanks Recover, Lowers Drought Contingency Plan to Stage 3

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(GALVESTON, TX) January 20, 2018 – With tank levels rising above 70% capacity, the City has lowered restrictions to Stage 3 of the Drought Contingency Plan. Stage 3 of the Drought Contingency Plan asks residents and business to remain conservati...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

City Gains Ground Overnight with Water Supply, Mandatory Restrictions Remain in Place

PLEASE CONSERVE WATER

(GALVESTON, TX) January 19, 2018 – City utility crews have shut off water to over 945 locations due to frozen pipes that have leaks. With the help of our residents and businesses and their conservation efforts, the City storage tanks did rise ov...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

9th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest this Saturday, January 20th

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(GALVESTON, TX) January 19, 2018 – Not to fear, the Chili & Beer is here THIS Saturday, January 20th! For the past eight years Yaga’s has brought a diverse crowd of Chili & Beer lovers from all over the nation to Galveston, TX....

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Galveston Activa Etapa 4 - Plan de Contingencia por Riesgo de Sequía

STAGE 4 SPANISH

(Galveston, TX) enero 18,  2018 - Como consecuencia de las bajas temperaturas que se mantuvieron por más de 18 horas, negocios y residentes experimentan fugas de agua debido a tuberías congeladas. El departamento de Pagos de Utilidades o Servicio...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

City enacts stage 4 of the water conservation plan

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(GALVESTON, TX) January 18, 2018 – With temperatures on the Island hovering well below freezing for over 18 hours, residents and business owners have experienced an unprecedented amount of water leaks due to frozen pipes. The City’s utility billing office...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Proposed Amendments to the 2015 LDRs

GALVESTON, TX (January 5, 2018) – To aid communications and enhance community engagement, the City of Galveston is encouraging citizens and business  operators to attend two public meetings Wednesday January 17th, and Wednesday January 24th, 2018...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Galveston Fire Department to Hold Civil Service Exam on February 8th

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Galveston, TX – January 10, 2018 – The Galveston Fire Department has been the “Pride of the Island” since 1841, and the next opportunity to sign up to serve is here. On February 8th, GFD will hold their next civil s...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Galveston PD Civil Service Exam To Be Held February 2nd

A Civil Service Entrance Exam will be held on Friday, February 2nd at 9 a.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center located at 5600 Seawall Boulevard in Galveston in Ballroom A.You must register for the Entrance Exam using the Registration Form on the ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

TxDOT Embarks On Major Construction Project At Tiki Island Exit

GALVESTON, TX (December 12, 2017) – TxDOT’s contractor Durwood Greene began a four-month long project doing bridge repairs on IH-45 Northbound at Tiki Dr in Tiki Island. The repairs will cause a single lane nclosure continuously throug...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Lansdowne Moody Teams Up with Kubota Tractor to Continue Efforts to Rebuild Texas

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GALVESTON, TX (December 11, 2017) – Earlier this year, Kubota Tractor became a permanent resident and a welcomed addition to the State of Texas family when they moved their headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. A few months later, devastation struck...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

City Manager Brian Maxwell Announces His Selection for The Next Galveston Police Chief

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City Manager Brian Maxwell Announces His Selection for The Next Galveston Police Chief

(GALVESTON, TX) December 6, 2017 – City Manager Brian Maxwell announced his selection for the Police Chief to replace Chief Richard Boyle who is retiring in Fe...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Two Galveston Police Officers Soon to Become Familiar Faces Downtown

Merchants and visitors in our historic downtown are becoming familiar with two of our very own Galveston Police Officers, Officer Clint Millo and Officer Patrick Brosch. In an effort to increase police services and presence in a very popular destination f...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

City Adds Pedestrian Activated Lighting to Midblock Crosswalks on Seawall Blvd

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(GALVESTON, TX) November 22, 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...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Galveston Police Department Awarded $875,000 In Federal Funds To Hire Seven Additional Officers

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GALVESTON, TX (October 25, 2017) – On Monday, November 20th, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) approved the Galveston Police Department for seven (7) officer positions under the 2017 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). This...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Galveston Police Chief, Richard Boyle, Retires After 40 Years of Service

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 2, 2017 – After 40 years of service to the law enforcement profession, Chief Richard Boyle has submitted notice of his retirement from the Galveston Police Department effective February 2018. With much of his career spent...

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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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