Posted on: February 13, 2018

Waves Of Information for the week of February 12th

Welcome to this week's Waves of Information! 

The Island will celebrate Fat Tuesday tonight as we close out our Mardi Gras celebration with our favorite parade!

The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 22nd Annual Fat Tuesday Parade will begin tonight...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Returns Sunday, February 18th

Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Returns Sunday, February 18th

Please Note Event Routes, Roadway Closures, Traffic Advisories

 

(GALVESTON, TX) February 12, 2018 – This Sunday, February 18th, the City will welcome athletes competing i...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

City to Break Ground on New Public Works Facility February 21st

 City to Break Ground on New Public Works Facility February 21st 

Galveston, TX – February 8th, 2018 – On February 21st at 9:30am, the City of Galveston, will break ground on one of the larger projects to come from the...

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Community News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

The Lasker Park Pool Prepares for a Fun Filled Swim Season

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Galveston, TX – February 8th, 2018 – On March 3rd the Lasker Park Community Pool will open its doors to the 2018 swim season. With swim lessons, fitness classes, and hours of family entertainment planned for the year, the firs...

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Community News
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Galveston Set to Swear in 59th Police Chief on February 9th

Galveston Set to Swear in 59th Police Chief on February 9th

Galveston, TX -February 5th, 2018 – As the 59th Chief of Police for the City of Galveston, Chief Vernon Hale will be only the 3rd Chief that the Island has seen that was hired from outsi...

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Community News
Posted on: February 1, 2018

SKYWARN Storm Spotters Class Being Offered In Galveston

SKYWARN® storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the Nation’s first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that their efforts have given communities the precious gift of time&a...

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Community News
Posted on: January 30, 2018

“Little Jacob” Autopsy results and photo release in efforts to help identify child

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On Friday October 20th, 2017 the Galveston Police Department recovered the body of a male child on the beach near the 700 block of Seawall Blvd.  When found, the child was in the water, near the shoreline and was found unclothed.  At the...

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Community News
Posted on: January 22, 2018

City Rescinds Drought Contingency Plan and Returns to Normal Operations

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(GALVESTON, TX) January 22, 2018 – The amount of water in the City’s storage tanks has normalized after becoming critically low after last week’s hard freeze. With the help of City crews, contracted crews, and conservation mi...

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Community News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Galveston Fire Department to Hold Civil Service Exam on February 8th

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Galveston, TX – January 10, 2018 – The Galveston Fire Department has been the “Pride of the Island” since 1841, and the next opportunity to sign up to serve is here. On February 8th, GFD will hold their next civil s...

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Community News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Proposed Amendments to the 2015 LDRs

GALVESTON, TX (January 5, 2018) – To aid communications and enhance community engagement, the City of Galveston is encouraging citizens and business  operators to attend two public meetings Wednesday January 17th, and Wednesday January 24th, 2018...

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Community News
Posted on: December 12, 2017

TxDOT Embarks On Major Construction Project At Tiki Island Exit

GALVESTON, TX (December 12, 2017) – TxDOT’s contractor Durwood Greene began a four-month long project doing bridge repairs on IH-45 Northbound at Tiki Dr in Tiki Island. The repairs will cause a single lane nclosure continuously throug...

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Community News
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Lansdowne Moody Teams Up with Kubota Tractor to Continue Efforts to Rebuild Texas

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GALVESTON, TX (December 11, 2017) – Earlier this year, Kubota Tractor became a permanent resident and a welcomed addition to the State of Texas family when they moved their headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. A few months later, devastation struck...

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Community News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

City Manager Brian Maxwell Announces His Selection for The Next Galveston Police Chief

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City Manager Brian Maxwell Announces His Selection for The Next Galveston Police Chief

(GALVESTON, TX) December 6, 2017 – City Manager Brian Maxwell announced his selection for the Police Chief to replace Chief Richard Boyle who is retiring in Fe...

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Community News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Galveston Police Chief, Richard Boyle, Retires After 40 Years of Service

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(GALVESTON, TX) October 2, 2017 – After 40 years of service to the law enforcement profession, Chief Richard Boyle has submitted notice of his retirement from the Galveston Police Department effective February 2018. With much of his career spent...

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Community News
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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Community News
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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