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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Galveston To Host Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 THIS Sunday!

GALVESTON HOSTS MEMORIAL HERMANN IRONMAN 70.3 TEXAS RACE SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Athletes Racing Island Streets this Sunday; Traffic Advisories in Effect

(Galveston, TX) March 29, 2017 – On Sunday, April 2nd, the annual Memorial Hermann IRONMAN® ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Galveston County Is Open for Business - New Economic Development Video Debuts

Galveston County, TX – A new marketing piece by Galveston County’s Economic Development Department aims to attract new industry to the area by focusing on an outstanding quality of life and ample business opportunity.

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Beach Nourishment Project Wrapping Up

BEACH NOURISHMENT PROJECT NEARING COMPLETION, PIPE REMOVAL TO BEGIN THE WEEK OF MARCH 27TH AT 57TH STREET ON THE SEAWALL

Minimal Effects on Parking Along Seawall Anticipated During the Process 

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

City To Hold Bond Election On Saturday May 6th, 2017

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The 2017 Bond Election contains $62 million dollars for the City of Galveston to complete the projects listed in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the years 2017-2021. The bonds will specifically fund major street reconstructions th...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

The Grand 1894 Opera House To Host Grand Kids Festival on April 1st - Free To Public

THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE TO HOST THE GRAND KIDS FESTIVAL DOWNTOWN ON APRIL 1ST (NO FOOLIN’) FROM 10AM TO 5PM

Free family oriented fun for all ages! Please note event location and street closures. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Galveston's Spring Citywide Cleanup Set For April 2017

GALVESTON’S SPRING CITYWIDE CLEANUP SET FOR APRIL 2017

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

GALVESTON, TX (March 16, 2017) – Spring has arrived and now is the perfect time to let us help you with a little...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Day Offered To Galveston County Residents

A household hazardous waste collection event is scheduled for April 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gulf Greyhound Park (located at 1000 FM 2004, La Marque, TX 77568).The City of League City, City of Dickinson, and Keep Dickinson Beautiful have teamed ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

GPD To Hold Civil Service Exam on April 17th

Are you ready to answer the call to serve and protect your community? The Galveston Police Department will hold their next civil service exam on April 17th at 8:30am at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Sign up online today to take the test!

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Project S.I.T. Galveston Seawall Public Art Installation Completed

GALVESTON, TX – Galveston Seawall, the world’s longest sidewalk, now features a Texas-sized art installation. Artist Boat, a Galveston-based non-profit, has transformed 70 concrete benches on the Seawall into educational works of art that depict the coast...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Warrant Round-up Begins February 27th

Galveston, TX (February 10th, 2017) - The City of Galveston Municipal Court and Galveston Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas, are combining efforts to host the 2017 Great Texas W...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

"Flesh-Eating" Bacteria News Reports Often Hype, Not Educate

As the weather warms and millions of Texans plan trips to the beach, the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) offers information about the often misunderstood Vibrio vulnificus “flesh-eating” bacteria.

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Blinking Yellow Lights Being Installed on 61st to Ease Traffic Congestion

Traffic signals along 61st Street between Seawall and Broadway are being improved by adding a blinking yellow arrow for left turns. The blinking arrow is meant to signify to motorists that they can legally make a left turn but must yield to oncoming traff...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

GPD Partners With Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters to Bring "Bigs In Blue" to the Island

GALVESTON POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTNERS WITH GULF COAST BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS TO BRING BIGS IN BLUE TO THE ISLAND

Officers quick to sign up for the opportunity to mentor the future of Galveston

Galveston, TX (February 15th, 2017) – The officers of...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Texas Heroes Monument Wins 2017 Honor Award From Preservation Texas

TEXAS HEROES MONUMENT WINS 2017 HONOR AWARD FROM PRESERVATION TEXAS

City’s Efforts to Continue to Preserve History Recognized by Statewide Advocate 

(GALVESTON, TX) February 9, 2017 – Standing 72’ tall over the City of Galvest...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Third Phase of Galveston Beach Nourishment is Underway

Galveston’s third phase of beach nourishment is underway. The first of up to 1 million cubic yards of sand began pumping Monday. The $19.5 million project will replenish more than three miles of beach along Galveston's seawall between 12th and ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

City Offers New Ways for Customers to Submit & Track Code Enforcement Violations

2017 will see major improvements for Galveston island residents from major infrastructure projects to quality of life additions, but the City’s focus on customer service will remain at the forefront of operations. New enhancements to the online ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

G-TV Now Available for the Greater Houston Area on U-verse

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On Monday December 19, 2016 Galveston’s Municipal Channel, G-TV, went live on AT&T’s U-verse for subscribers. Under channel “99”, residents in the Greater Houston Area are able to select “City of Galve...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Reconstruction of 65th and 69th Street Begins September 19th

On Monday, September 19th crews will begin the reconstruction of 65th Street from Heards Lane to Golf Crest and 69th Street from Seawall to Stewart Rd. Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd and 53rd, the reconstruction of 65th and 69th will include ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

City, CenterPoint Energy Upgrading Street Lights to LED

In September of 2015, the City enrolled in CenterPoint Energy’s LED Street Light Conversion Program to upgrade all existing street lights maintained by CenterPoint within Galveston. For the same tariff that the City currently pays, each street light will...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

City Announces Transition to New .GOV Website

The City of Galveston is excited to announce that a number of positive changes to the City’s official communication outlets are currently underway to better connect with the community. Over the next twelve months, the City will work to transition from ci...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

City Beautification, Voluntary Code Compliance Initiative Underway

The City recently launched the Beautification and Code Compliance Initiative, a multi-departmental program structured to provide residents, business owners, and property owners with an overview of the most common code compliance infractions in an effort t...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

City Beautification, Voluntary Code Compliance Initiative Underway

The City recently launched the Beautification and Code Compliance Initiative, a multi-departmental program structured to provide residents, business owners, and property owners with an overview of the most common code compliance infractions in an effort t...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Further Beautification of IH45, 61st Street, & Harborside Now Underway

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(GALVESTON, TX) February 5, 2015 – In March of 2015, the City partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to supplement its mowing and litter control program, thereby enhancing three TxDOT roadways that serve as key gateways: IH45, 61st ...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Galveston Invited to Participate in US-Japan Grassroots Exchange

Galveston leaders of local grassroots/nonprofit organizations, local government groups, and business groups involved in post-disaster community rebuilding have been invited to partake in a three-year dialogue and travel exchange project. Five delegates f...Read on...