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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Final Pickup For Harvey Debris Happening This Weekend & Next

The City of Galveston sanitation crews will be doing their final debris sweeps beginning Friday, September 22nd and will continue on Friday's and Saturday's through September 30th. On Friday, September 22 and Friday, September 29 crews will be picking up ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Spend the Evening With Your Neighbors and Local First Responders at National Night Out!

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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 – Neighborhoods throughout Galveston are invited to join over 38 million people in 16+ thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide in the annual Natio...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City to Hold Alternatives Workshop as Community Works Together to Build a Better Broadway

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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 -  The City of Galveston is continuing discussions aimed at improving the Broadway Corridor by inviting community members to participate in an Alternatives Workshop. The meeting will be held on Tuesday...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Equipment Failure Causes Release of 135,000 Gallons of Partially Treated Aerated Sludge

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Galveston, TX – September 12, 2017 – At approximately 10:15 am, the City of Galveston Main Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 5200 Port Industrial Road, experienced a release of 135,000 gallons of partially treated aerated sludge in...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Send Us Your Photos of Damage to City Streets or Other City Owned Asset During Harvey

HAVE PHOTOS

We are looking for any photos citizens have taken of damage to City streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or any other City owned asset during Harvey. 

If you have any, please send them to publicinformation@galvestontx.gov with the location of the d...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Trolley Service to Resume on Galveston Island

TROLLEY RETURNS

Galveston, TX – September 6th. 2017 – The red and green trolley’s moving about the Island have long been a sign that all is well in Galveston. As the City returns all services to normal operations, the Galveston Trolley servi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

City's New Island Express Service Set to Begin on Monday, September 11, 2017

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Galveston, TX – September 6, 2017 – With a delayed start due to Harvey’s unrelinquishing rain and interruptions to METRO and Island Transit operations, the Island Express is officially set to begin on Monday September 11th, 2...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Lasker Park Community Pool Reopens with New Hours

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Galveston, TX – September 6, 2017 – On Thursday September 7th, the Lasker Park Community Pool will reopen to the public with fall hours that will allow residents exclusive use of the lap pool in the morning while opening up in the even...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Galveston Tourism Makes Full Return to Business with Reopening of Railroad Museum Today

GALVESTON, Texas (September 6, 2017) – Galveston tourism has made a full return to business with the reopening of the Galveston Railroad Museum today. All Galveston beaches and major attractions are now open.

The museum, which is located downtown...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

RUMOR CONTROL: We are NOT sending people to your homes to test water. THIS IS A SCAM

We have been receiving calls from residents asking if the water is contaminated and/or stating that they received a call from someone asking to set up an appointment to test their water due to the recent hurricane. This is NOT the City conducting the call...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Galveston Fire Department Offers Assistance to Port Arthur Fire Department

GALVESTON - September 1, 2017 - The Galveston Fire Department deployed two fire trucks and eight firefighters to Port Arthur on Friday afternoon. Through our partnership with the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS), these firefighters will su...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Galveston Beach Parks, Tourist Attractions Reopen After Hurricane Harvey

TOURISM

Galveston, Texas (Sept. 1, 2017) –  Several of Galveston’s beach parks and tourist attractions have reopened to the public following Hurricane Harvey’s arrival last weekend.  The beaches and the island&r...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

City Council Votes to Waive Permit Fees to Expedite Recovery for Impacted Businesses and Homes

WAIVED FEES

Galveston, TX – September 1, 2017 – While the City of Galveston was spared the damage that we see on the mainland and all along the coast, City Council unanimously passed emergency orders to expedite recovery for our Galveston businesses and homes that we...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Moody Foundation Commits $1 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Galveston County

MOODY FOUNDATION COMMITS $1MILLION TO HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS IN GALVESTON COUNTY

Galveston, TX – September 1, 2017 – After a seven-day event that seemed to continue with no end in sight, the sun returned to Galveston County on ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

HARVEY: Rumor Control

RUMOR

In an effort to calm some concerns, we want to address the following rumors:

August 29, 2017

  • The Causeway is NOT closed. Check www.drivetexas.org for road closures.
  • The City did NOT shut off any utilities.
  • We did NOT evacuate residents. On Sunday, August 27, ...
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Posted on: August 30, 2017

HARVEY: Island Transit Resumes Operations & Damage Assessment Begins

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Galveston, TX – August 30, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey’s impacts were felt up and down the Gulf Coast and our hearts go out to our neighbors in every direction. While Galveston fared very well in comparison to our neighboring communities, we do have residents...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

HARVEY: Debris Placement & Removal

Trash and storm debris will be picked up this weekend as follows:

  • 61st Street West on Saturday, September 2, 2017
  • 61st Street East on Sunday, September 3, 2017

The most important thing is to NOT place debris below the curb so as not to block access to the st...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

HARVEY: Disaster Assistance

FEMA ASSISTANCE

My home was damaged by Harvey

Depending on the kind of damage your home has and where you live, you may need to file more than one insurance claim. If you need information, have a complaint, or can't locate your agent or company, call our Consumer Help Lin...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

HARVEY: Tuesday (August 29th) Afternoon Update

TUESDAY UPDATE

Tuesday afternoon update from the Mayor:

  • We are anticipating 2-4” over the next 12-24 hours. Tides are beginning to recede. We anticipate this to be the worst of the rains. Conditions should ease overnight as Harvey moved towards the Louisiana co...
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Posted on: August 27, 2017

HARVEY: Sunday (August 27th) Afternoon Update

THOUGHS PRAYERS

Good morning Galveston, below are the updates from the City of Galveston for Sunday morning August 27th:

  • We are not advising residents who evacuated to return to the island due to road conditions/closures on the mainland
  • The City is not seeing significant s...
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Posted on: August 25, 2017

HARVEY: Friday (August 25th) Update

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Galveston, TX – August 25, 2017 – Due to high-water on numerous roadways throughout the City, Island Transit has halted operations until further notice. This includes all transit operations (including the League City Park & Ride) as well as trolley op...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

HARVEY: How residents can prepare for the heavy rains

BE PREPARED

WHAT RESIDENTS CAN TO PREPARE FOR THE HEAVY RAINS

  • Residents can make sure that their homes are prepared for heavy rainfall and possible flooding by doing the following:
    • If you have drains in front of your home ensure they are clear
    • Have current photos of all...
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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Market Street Reconstruction Project Kicks Off August 8th

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(GALVESTON, TX) August 8, 2017 – On Tuesday August 8th, crews began the reconstruction of Market Street from 19th Street to 25th Street.  Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd, 53rd, 65th and 69th, the reconstruction of Market Stre...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

City Begins Installation of LED Street Signs Along the Broadway Corridor

City Begins Installation of LED Street Signs Along the Broadway Corridor

 

Galveston, TX – August 4, 2017 – Another wave of progress began to roll across the island Friday as City crews began installing the first of 88 LED stree...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

City’s New Island Express Service Set to Begin August 28th

Beginning Monday, August 28, the Island Express will carry passengers from Galveston to Houston on weekdays for just $9. For the first time since 2013, Galveston will see a bus route with connection from the island to downtown Houston.

An interlocal agreem...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Grand Opening of the Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Be Held on August 15th

Grand Opening of the Lasker Park Community Swimming Pool to Be Held on August 15th

 

(GALVESTON, TX) August 2, 2017 – On August 15th at 11 a.m. the doors will open to the grand opening festivities for Galveston’s first community...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

City Lowers Speed Limit on Seawall Blvd. to Increase Driver & Pedestrian Safety

Galveston, TX – August 1, 2017 - As the City works toward making Galveston a more walkable community, City Council unanimously approved at its July 27th meeting a reduction in the speed limit on Seawall Blvd to a consistent 35mph from 6th Street...

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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

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 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 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: 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: 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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