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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Ribbon Cutting May 31 for new dog agility courses

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GALVESTON, TX – May 22, 2019 – We invite members of the public to join us for a Ribbon Cutting Friday, May 31 for the new dog agility courses in Lindale Park.

The City of Galveston, Boy Scouts of America, Better Parks for Galveston and ...

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Community News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

City facilities closed in observance of Memorial Day

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City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day.

Parks and RecreationBoth recreation centers will be closed on Monday, May 27. Lasker Park pool will be OPEN on Monday, May 27, from 10 am to 6 pm. Lasker Park will be c...

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Community News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

City announces new process for electrical, HVAC permitting

Galveston, TX – May 17, 2019 – The City of Galveston is changing its process for handling electrical and HVAC permits beginning in June as part of our mission in creating improvements and efficiencies in the permitting process...

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Community News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Scheduled 45th St. project water shutoffs for 5/20 - 5/24

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The construction company working on the 45th Street reconstruction project will need to shut off water in the following areas next week. The water will be shut off from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.&a...

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Community News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

City accepting applications, interviewing for Park Board

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Galveston, TX – The City of Galveston is accepting applications for five positions on the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.

The Park Board of Trustees' mission is to promote Galveston Island, its natural resources, attractions, an...

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Community News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

City finalizing transition to RIDES taxi service

On June 10, 2019, Island Transit will finalize the transition of ALL Dial-A-Ride users over to the Harris County RIDES taxi service. RIDES will now serve exclusively as Island Transit’s complementary ADA Paratransit service within &...

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Community News
Posted on: May 8, 2019

City monitoring weather, preparing for heavy rainfall

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The City of Galveston is monitoring heavy rainfall expected later this week. Meteorologists are predicting rain beginning later today or Thursday through Saturday night. This rain is likely to coincide with higher tides, which could exacerbate street floo...

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Community News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

City hosting community town hall for hurricane preparedness June 1

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Galveston, TX – May 1, 2019 – Hurricane season is quickly approaching and the City of Galveston wants residents to be prepared! The City of Galveston is hosting a Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall meeting to provide residents a...

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Community News
Posted on: May 4, 2019

Galveston voters extend paid Seawall parking, approve fee change

Galveston, TX – May 4, 2019 – Galveston residents on Saturday voted to extend the Seawall Boulevard paid parking program and change hourly rates from $1 to $2 – approving a program that has helped fund and maintain a...

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Community News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Texas House passes legislation addressing the Galveston Police Pension Plan

GALVESTON, TX – May 2, 2019 – The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to resolve issues with the Galveston Police Pension Plan. 

The legislation is the result of two years of negotiatio...

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Community News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

DIVAS Half-marathon, 5K returns Sunday

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Galveston, TX – April 22, 2019 – The DIVAS Half Marathon and 5K is back this Sunday!

The 13.1-mile course starts and finishes at Moody Gardens, but there will be road and lane closures in the area for you to be aware of so you ...

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Community News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Early voting begins April 22 for Seawall parking referendum

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Galveston, TX – April 18, 2019 – Galveston voters will decide in May whether to extend the paid parking program on the Seawall and change the hourly rates.

The paid parking program along the Seawall was approved by voters and i...

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Community News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Two Arrested After String of Armed Robberies

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Late last week, the island experienced a small string of armed robberies, three within a 36 hour period on the east end of the island. 

  • Texaco “Huggy Bears” 902 Ave J – Wednesday, April 10th, 9:00 pm
  • Family Dollar 2207...
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Community News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

City, police testify in favor of legislation to benefit Galveston police pension

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Galveston, TX – April 11, 2019 – Galveston city leaders on Thursday testified in a Texas House committee hearing in favor of legislation to address governance, unfunded liabilities and other issues in the Galveston police pens...

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Community News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Parks and Recreation hosting hiring event April 12

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This Friday the City of Galveston is hosting a hiring event at McGuire Dent Recreation Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for open positions in the Parks and Recreation department! We have seasonal, part-time and full-time positions open.

 Join us to le...

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Community News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

New bike safety law in effect May 1

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Galveston, TX – April 4, 2019 – A new bike-safety law aimed at making Galveston a safer community for cyclists will go into effect on May 1 and require all people cycling at night to have lights on their bikes.

Galveston City C...

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Community News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Dog agility field courses open in Lindale Park

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Galveston, TX – April 1, 2019 – Thanks to a local Eagle Scout and community partnerships, Lindale Park now has two agility training courses for small and large dogs.

Collin Somerville, a Ball High School student and Boy Scout, had the i...

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Community News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

IRONMAN Texas Triathlon returns April 7

Galveston, TX – April 1, 2019 – The annual Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas Triathlon returns to the island this Sunday, April 7th.

The swim, bike and run race begins at 6:30 a.m. and is expected to continue until 1:30 p.m. ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Tell us your beach access plan recommendations

COUNCIL MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

Galveston, TX – March 29, 2019 – We invite members of the public to join us for a public 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 h...

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Community News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

City to host public meeting on Island Transit changes

ISLAND TRANSIT PUBLIC MEETING

GALVESTON, TX (March 28, 2019) –The City of Galveston is hosting a public meeting to inform residents and receive feedback about potential changes to Island Transit services. The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Apri...

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Community News
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Have you been on Harborside Drive lately?

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Harborside is looking good! A City of Galveston project along Harborside Drive includes initiatives to beautify our entrance to the cruise terminals and downtown, including with palm trees along the medians and new signage on the walkway. As part of this ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Right of way construction permit process changing April 1

Galveston, TX – March 25, 2019 – Beginning next month, the City of Galveston is changing the way it handles Right of Way construction permits to make the process more efficient for residents and businesses seeking permits.&...

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Community News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

City re-certifying Dial-A-Ride users

GALVESTON, TX – March 21, 2019 – Dial-a-Ride users likely received letters in the mail this week containing a new application needed to continue using the services.

The City of Galveston is re-certifying participants in the Dial-a-Ride ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 21, 2019

GPD aides in major drug-trafficking investigation

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The Galveston Police Department assisted in the investigation of a major drug-trafficking operation that netted more than 40 arrests from Galveston and the Houston area. Thank you for your work and commitment to keeping the public safe.  

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Community News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

City reaches tentative agreement on police pension

Galveston, TX – March 20, 2019 – The City of Galveston is pleased to announce it has reached a tentative agreement with the Galveston Police Pension Board that will bring final resolution to the pension issues facing their pla...

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Community News
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: 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: 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 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: 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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