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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: July 7, 2017

City Marshal’s Office Begins Soft Enforcement of Paid Parking Around UTMB Campus

City Marshal’s Office Begins Soft Enforcement of Paid Parking Around UTMB Campus 

(GALVESTON, TX) July 7, 2017 – At the March 23rd City Council meeting, City Council approved the conversion of certain parking area’s s...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

City Sells First Instalment of Public Improvement Bonds Recently Approved by Voters

Public Imp Bonds

GALVESTON, TX (June 23, 2017) – This week, the City of Galveston successfully sold $22.6 million in tax exempt public improvement bonds, to fund projects beginning in July that were promised in the May bond election.  Due to favorable m...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Galveston Police Department Training Largest Cadet Class in Over 20 Years

Galveston Police Department Training Largest Cadet Class in Over 20 Years Bringing The Department To Full Strength

With a fully staffed force, and crime down, Galveston remains a safe place to call home.

Galveston, TX - June 23, 2017 – As of Monday, June 19...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

GPD To Hold Civil Service Exam on July 21st

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 July 21st at 8:30am at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Sign up online today to take the test!

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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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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Galveston's Summer Pop Band Concert Series Underway

Summer Band Concert Updated

(GALVESTON, TX) June 14, 2017 –One of Galveston’s most beloved summer traditions is underway! Join the Galveston Beach Band every Tuesday evening this summer through August 15th at 7:30 PM for a weekly outdoor summer pop band concert.Every concert is free...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

City Introduces Summer Internship Program

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CITY INTRODUCES SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

With hopes to introduce upcoming professionals to city government, Galveston offers paid summer internships to college students and graduates. 

(GALVESTON, TX) May 24, 2017 – On May 23rd city staf...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Galveston Rolls Out Nostalgic Trolley Buses on June 2, 2017

GALVESTON ROLLS OUT NOSTALGIC TROLLEY BUSES ON JUNE 2, 2017

With restorations to the rail trolley cars underway, Galveston welcomes trolley buses to the island.

(GALVESTON, TX) May 19, 2017 – A missing piece of Galveston’s charm will be ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 - Make Sure Your Family Is Storm Ready

June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season and Island officials are encouraging the public to be prepared.  Important information about the upcoming hurricane season, evacuation procedures, and assistance as well as family, home, and pet pr...

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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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