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Posted on: November 17, 2018

City of Galveston lifts water restrictions

Galveston, TX – Nov. 17, 2018 – The City of Galveston has lifted all water restrictions after the Gulf Coast Water Authority completed its repairs to a main water line servicing the island.

The Gulf Coast Water Authority comple...

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Community News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Gulf Coast Water Authority line update

Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) has completed repairs to its
42-inch water line and expects to put the line back in service by Saturdayafternoon after water quality tests results are received.

 

Repair work, which began early Wednesday, was co...

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Community News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

City of Galveston water restrictions update

Galveston, TX – Nov. 16, 2018 – The Gulf Coast Water Authority has made the repair to the line and was flushing out the line Friday morning. The City of Galveston will continue water restrictions until the 42-inch line has been fully r...

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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: November 15, 2018

Stage 5 water restrictions continue

Galveston, TX – Nov. 14, 2018 – The City of Galveston is under Stage 5 water conservation restrictions while the Gulf Coast Water Authority, the City’s water supplier, assesses a water leak in a line serving many municipal customers.

The Gulf Coast Water A...

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Community News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Six Galveston firefighters headed to California for wildfires

Six Galveston firefighters left for California yesterday to help in the wildfires there that have killed more than 20 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes and businesses. 

 Galveston firefighters Mike Varela Jr, Andy Bowen, Bryan Le...

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Community News
Posted on: November 12, 2018

City of Galveston water restrictions postponed

Galveston, TX – Nov. 12, 2018 – The City of Galveston will implement Stage 5 water conservation restrictions beginning Wednesday at 12 a.m. while the Gulf Coast Water Authority, the City’s water supplier, assesses a water leak in a line serving m...

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Community News
Posted on: November 12, 2018

City of Galveston under Stage 5 water restrictions while supplier repairs its leak

Galveston, TX – Nov. 12, 2018 –The City of Galveston is under Stage 5 water conservation restrictions while the Gulf Coast Water Authority, the City’s water supplier, assesses a water leak in a line serving many municipal cus...

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Community News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

City will be closed for Veterans Day

City Hall will be closed Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The holiday will affect trash services. Trash pick up will run one day behind. Monday's route will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday's on Wednesday, Wednesday's on Thursday, and Thurs...

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Community News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

City of Galveston celebrates inaugural GIS Day

Galveston, TX – November 5, 2018 – The City of Galveston will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14.

The City of Galveston is joining hundreds of organizations around the world by hosting GIS Day, an international forum for users ...

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Community News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

City of Galveston to offer online permitting, new services

Galveston, TX – Nov. 5, 2018 – Beginning early next year, residents, contractors and developers seeking building permits will be able to manage their applications online – a move that will speed up the permitting pro...

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Community News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

NASA beginning flight testing this week

 NASA will be testing quiet sonic booms starting this week in Galveston using F-18 jets. The jets will be flying over the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston Island as part of a two-week project to assess public reactions to the noise. 

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Community News
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Lone Star Rally rolling into town this week

Galveston, TX – Oct. 30, 2018 – The annual Lone Star Rally returns to the island this week with a line-up of events. The four-day motorcycle rally will take place Thursday to Sunday, Nov. 1-4.

The rally is concentrated in histo...

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Community News
Posted on: October 20, 2018

City of Galveston places second in regional water conservation challenge

Galveston, TX – Oct. 20, 2018 – The Galveston Bay Foundation announced this week the City of Galveston had placed second in the foundation’s water conservation challenge.

Houston, Galveston and Pearland won first, sec...

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Community News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

City Engineer presents the City of Galveston Infrastructure Highlights

City Engineer Daniel Christodoss on Wednesday presented the City of Galveston Infrastructure Highlights to Regional Engineering Professionals at the 2018 Annual CIP Briefing in Houston.

Dr. Christodoss presented the City of Galveston’s significan...

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Community News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Municipal Setting Designation application available online

The City of Galveston is considering a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) application proposed by Freeport-McMoRan Energy, LLC (Galveston Sulphur Terminal at 4500 Old Port Industrial Road.)

The Engineering Department has reviewed the application and held ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

City to offer free art, music, exercise classes for homeschool students

On Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Oct. 3 the City's Department of Parks and Recreation will host enrichment classes at McGuire Dent Recreation Center for students who are in homeschooling. Wednesday will be focused on art and music, while Friday will be...

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Community News
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Galveston-Houston bus line to end Sept. 28

An Island Transit-operated service connecting Galveston to Houston will end after Friday, Sept. 28th. The Island Express line began operating in September 2017, and is now ending one year later because of lack of ridership and reductions to its outside fu...

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Community News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

City's 2019 fiscal year budget approved

Galveston City Council on Thursday passed a $240.2 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The budget includes $86.5 million for new capital projects to improve drainage, streets, water infrastructure, sanitation and sewer, and facil...

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Community News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Fall Galveston University program beginning Sept. 12

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Galveston, TX – September 4, 2018 – The City of Galveston is thrilled to welcome its second class of Galveston University students this month. In the nine-week program, Galveston University participants will meet key staff mem...

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Community News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Fall hours announced for community pool, trolley buses

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LASKER PARK COMMUNITY POOL

 Beginning Sept. 5 and running through Nov. 18, the Lasker Park Community Pool will operate on its fall schedule. 

 Tuesday through Saturday, the Lap Pool will open at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. and the ...

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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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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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