News Flash

Posted on: March 14, 2019

City welcomes third Galveston University class

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Galveston, TX – March 12, 2019 – The City of Galveston is thrilled to welcome its third class of Galveston University students this month. In the nine-week program, Galveston University participants will meet key staff members, tour facilities an...

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Community News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

A brief rundown on golf cart regulations

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With the weather warming up and spring break underway, we've received a lot of questions about where people can drive golf carts. Here are a few points to address the main questions we've received, but please email publicinformationoffice@galvestontx.gov ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Major street assessment beginning this week

GALVESTON, TX – March 8, 2019 – The City of Galveston will begin collecting data this week on the conditions of isle roadways to inform the City’s street repair plan.

Street assessments, which are typically done every two to f...

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Community News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Galveston Island hosts 7th annual FunD Run

GALVESTON, TX (March 8, 2019) – The 7th Annual Causeway FunD Run returns to Galveston Island on Saturday, March 9.

Participants will race along the Causeway in support of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Health Professions....

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Community News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Water supplier beginning routine maintenance March 25

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The Gulf Coast Water Authority will be flushing pipes in Galveston between March 25 and April 8.

More info from the water authority here:

The Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) will temporarily change its water disinfection process from a combination of chl...

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Community News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Lasker Park Community Pool opening March 9

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Galveston, TX – Feb. 27, 2018 – Swim season is around the corner! The Lasker Park Community Pool will open for its 2019 spring season on Saturday, March 9.

The community pool provides residents with a state-of-the-art facility,...

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Community News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

City releases draft water conservation and drought contingency plans for public comment

Galveston, TX – February 20, 2019 –The City of Galveston this month will host a public hearing on its proposed Water Conservation Plan and take written comments on the plan before City Council considers its adoption in March.

Staff rece...

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Community News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Press release - Galveston Police Department

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On Tuesday, February 19th, at approximately 10:23 am the Galveston Police Department received a 911 call reporting several shots fired in the 2700 block of Ave K.  Upon arrival officers found a male, later identified as 34-year-old Raymond Anders...

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Community News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Overnight Seawall parking rules during Mardi Gras

 Overnight parking will be allowed on the Seawall beginning 5:01 a.m. Thursday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday during the first weekend of Mardi Gras. During this time, the usual paid parking applies: $1 an hour between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 We know some festival go...

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Community News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

City of Galveston's application for CDBG-DR available online

The City of Galveston Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery application for assistance with damages stemming from Hurricane Harvey is now available for viewing here.

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Community News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

What you need to know for Mardi Gras: Road closures, safety, transportation

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GALVESTON, TX – February 14, 2019 – It’s almost that time of year again – Mardi Gras!

The island’s 108th Mardi Gras celebration begins Friday, February 22 and continues until March 5, or Fat Tuesday. Both weekends are packed with parades, parties and, of c...

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Community News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

City proposes solution for police pension plan

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The City of Galveston has proposed the following very generous offer to the Police Pension board as a means of resolution to the issues facing their plan.

As stated before, the city has limited oversight, and no management or control of the police pension ...

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Community News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

45th Street construction beginning after Mardi Gras

The City pushed back its Notice to Proceed with the construction company working on the 45th Street project to start construction after Mardi Gras to accommodate concerns from residents and businesses.
The City will issue its Notice to Proceed on the proje...
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Community News
Posted on: January 25, 2019

City launches Public Meetings map

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Galveston, TX – Jan. 25, 2019 – Residents, businesses and property owners have a new tool to track planning-related cases – a demonstration of the City’s commitment to transparent government.

In recent months, the Ci...

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Community News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Water rate increase beginning for March billing cycle; City issues $35.3 million in debt for more

GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 24, 2019 – Beginning in March, water rates for the City of Galveston will increase on average by approximately 7 percent to account for an increase in rates from the City’s water supplier and to fund impo...

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Community News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Second phase of Strand project expected to begin Monday, change traffic direction

GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 22, 2019 – Beginning next Monday, and ahead of schedule, traffic and parking on The Strand will be limited to eastbound one-way while crews continue working on the crosswalk project.

Work began earlier this month on...

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Community News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City to host public meeting on 45th Street corridor project

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Galveston, TX – Jan. 22, 2019 – The City of Galveston will host a meeting next week to educate residents, businesses and property owners about the 45th Street corridor project. The project is slated to begin in mid to late February.

The...

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Community News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City not anticipating water restrictions during water line work

GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 18, 2019 – The Gulf Coast Water Authority – the major supplier for the City of Galveston – is beginning work next week to repair a section of the primary water line serving the island. However, ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

City to host public meeting on beach access plan

Galveston, TX – Jan. 18, 2019 –We invite members of the public to join us for a meeting next Thursday about beach access for the island. As the City works toward updating its Beach Access and Dune Protection Plan, we want to hear your ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Scholes featured after being named Reliever Airport of the Year

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Scholes International Airport has a rich history. Opened in 1931 to serve the island’s bustling entertainment and gambling industry, the airport has since been used for army aircraft during World War II and today accommodates a variety of tenants, from to...

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Community News
Posted on: January 17, 2019

First-class baseball fields slated to open for spring season tryouts

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GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 16, 2019 – Galveston children will soon have state-of-the-art baseball fields to start their spring season!

The Crockett Park baseball fields are on track to be completed in time for the spring season tryouts. The b...

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Community News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Project to rehabilitate historic brick pavers on The Strand begins

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GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 10, 2019 – Work began this week on a project to further beautify and improve the walkability of Galveston’s historic Strand district by rehabilitating the paving bricks at intersections along the street.

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Community News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

New gym equipment arrives at McGuire Dent

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McGuire Dent Recreation Center is getting a fresh exterior and new exercise equipment! On Tuesday, staff finished installing new exercise equipment while crews continued painting outside.

The Galveston City Council in October approved two budget items: wit...

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Community News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

City of Galveston launches new and improved website

Galveston, TX – Nov. 15, 2018 – The City of Galveston on Thursday launched a new and improved website with features designed to make staying informed and engaged simple.

The City of Galveston’s redesigned website www.galveston...

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Community News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Flood Insurance Premiums to Be Lower in Galveston in Spring of 2019

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Galveston homeowners will be able to enjoy a reduction to their flood insurance premiums beginning May 2019 thanks to the City’s active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System.Federal Emergency M...

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