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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Assistant director of parks and recognition named park professional of the year

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Congratulations to Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Daniel Thomas! Texas Recreation and Park Society named Daniel “2018 Parks Professional of the Year” and “Star Performer in the East Region.” He was recognized Tuesday during a TRAPS workshop in...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Second phase of Strand project expected to begin Monday, change traffic direction

GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 22, 2019 – Beginning next Monday, and ahead of schedule, traffic and parking on The Strand will be limited to eastbound one-way while crews continue working on the crosswalk project.

Work began earlier this month on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

City to host public meeting on 45th Street corridor project

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Galveston, TX – Jan. 22, 2019 – The City of Galveston will host a meeting next week to educate residents, businesses and property owners about the 45th Street corridor project. The project is slated to begin in mid to late February.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City not anticipating water restrictions during water line work

GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 18, 2019 – The Gulf Coast Water Authority – the major supplier for the City of Galveston – is beginning work next week to repair a section of the primary water line serving the island. However, ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Winter weather tips for residents

We’re keeping a close watch on the weather ahead of the weekend. Our Municipal Utilities department will have additional people working this weekend to monitor pipes and potential breaks and we will have staff on standby in case of an emergency....

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City to host public meeting on beach access plan

Galveston, TX – Jan. 18, 2019 –We invite members of the public to join us for a 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 hear your ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Scholes featured after being named Reliever Airport of the Year

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Scholes International Airport has a rich history. Opened in 1931 to serve the island’s bustling entertainment and gambling industry, the airport has since been used for army aircraft during World War II and today accommodates a variety of tenants, from to...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

First-class baseball fields slated to open for spring season tryouts

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GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 16, 2019 – Galveston children will soon have state-of-the-art baseball fields to start their spring season!

The Crockett Park baseball fields are on track to be completed in time for the spring season tryouts. The b...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

City closed for MLK Day

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All City facilities will be closed on Monday,  January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Trash service will run one day behind their regular schedule beginning Tuesday with Monday's route.  Island transit services wi...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Cold front arriving this weekend, plan ahead

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We're expecting an arctic cold front to arrive Saturday (1/19), with temperatures forecast to dip below freezing that night.  

 This is the time to be informed and proactive. Are the pipes at your home wrapped and protected to avoid a bur...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Workplace safety forum planned for Jan. 30

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Want to learn life-saving strategies in case of an emergency at your workplace?

 The Galveston County Mutual Assistance Partnership has assembled a dynamic panel of Galveston's first responders from the GPD, GFD, EMS, and Fire Marshall's office fo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Galveston PD Robbery Task Force Arrests 7 in Connection with Recent String of Robberies

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Galveston, TX - January 11, 2019 - In response to an apparent string of armed robberies that the island has recently been experiencing, the Galveston Police Department on Monday, Jan. 7 created a Robbery Suppression Task Force to swiftly investigate and s...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Church, Sealy streets decorative street light installation underway

Decorative street lights are coming to Church and Sealy streets in the East End Historic District!

 CenterPoint will be installing the street lights on Church Street on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from January 10th to approximately Jan. 24. Wor...

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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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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Smoke testing for Terramar Subdivision starting Jan. 14

Beginning Monday, January 14, 2019 and ending Friday, January 18, 2019, city crews will be performing a smoke test on the City’s sanitary sewer system to determine if there are any possible leaks or breaches. 

Residents may experience sm...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Arrest made in aggravated robbery; more to come

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Galveston,TX - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - The Galveston Police Department is very aware of the spike in robberies in recent weeks. Although reported robberies decreased 9% in 2018 compared to 2017, we take each and every one of these incidents seriously. ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Galveston competing in statewide community fitness challenge

The New Year is here and we’re participating in a health and wellness challenge! 

 H-E-B and partners are sponsoring a free, eight-week community challenge to promote health and fitness. Cities and workplaces will compete agains...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Galveston Police Department cadets graduating Friday

GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 3, 2019 – After weeks of training, six cadets will graduate the police academy on Friday, January 4 in an afternoon ceremony at the police station.

During the last six weeks, the cadets have completed more ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

Flash flood watch in effect for Wednesday beginning 6 a.m.

We’re anticipating heavy rain tomorrow through Thursday. Use caution when traveling around the island. 

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday and continuing until 12 p.m. Thursday. The forecast shows multiple per...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

City of Galveston, CDM Smith reach final resolution

Galveston, TX – Dec. 31, 2018 – The City of Galveston reached an amicable resolution with CDM Smith, Inc., a program administrator hired to oversee the Hurricane Ike disaster recovery program, and on Monday issued a final paym...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Recycle your Christmas tree

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The branches are turning brown and the pine needles cover the floor. Are you ready to take down the ornaments and toss your Christmas tree?

We're accepting Christmas trees at the recycling center from now through the month of January. The recycling center...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Coastal flood advisory for Galveston Island

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Galveston Island will be under a coastal flood advisory beginning at 6 p.m. tonight and continuing into Thursday morning because of higher-than-normal tides. 
The National Weather Service is forecasting tides about 1 to 2 feet above normal. High t...
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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Water restored after city crews repaired break

Galveston, TX – Dec. 21, 2018 – Water has been restored after city crews repaired a break that occurred overnight connected to a water line serving the area near the airport pump station.

Crews organized immediately after learn...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

ATTENTION: Water off for some West End users because of water line break

Galveston, TX – Dec. 21, 2018 – Water is off to all users between Lake Madeline and the east side of 99thStreet (approximately between Lake Madeline Bridge and Campeche Cove) while city crews repair an overnight break in the main water line runni...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

City closures, service changes for Christmas, New Year's

The City of Galveston will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year’s Day. Trash will be picked up on Monday, December 24th. Trash will not run Tuesday, December 25th. Tuesday's route will be picked up Wednesday. Wednesday'...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

First Galveston College police academy class graduates

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GALVESTON, TX – Dec. 14, 2018 – After five months of training and classes at Galveston College, 13 Galveston Police Department cadets graduated Friday, earning their badge and joining the department as the newest patrol office...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Scholes International Airport begins airfield pavement projects

GALVESTON, TX – Dec. 10, 2018 – Contractors with RAC Industries, LLC will begin making repairs on the Scholes International Airport airfield pavement on December 10. Repairs include the rehabilitation and marking of Runway 14/32, Taxiw...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

New gym equipment arrives at McGuire Dent

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McGuire Dent Recreation Center is getting a fresh exterior and new exercise equipment! On Tuesday, staff finished installing new exercise equipment while crews continued painting outside.

The Galveston City Council in October approved two budget items: wit...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

City preparing for potential severe weather

GALVESTON, TX – Dec. 7, 2018 – City crews and management have been preparing this week for expected storms and severe weather Friday and Saturday.

The latest weather forecast predicts scattered showers and possible thunderstorm...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Construction to resume on Crockett Park

Galveston, TX – Dec. 3, 2018 – Construction is slated to begin this week on the Crockett Park baseball fields – an exciting development for a park that will be enjoyed by the community for many generations to come.

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

City’s permit for Seawolf Park Wastewater Treatment Facility under review and available

Galveston, TX – Nov. 30, 2018 – The City of Galveston applied for a permit for a new Seawolf Park Wastewater Treatment Facility and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in turn has issued a draft permit available for ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Old municipal incinerator demolition preparation beginning this week

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Galveston, TX – Nov. 28, 2018 – The long-sought demolition of an old municipal incinerator will begin next month – a huge step toward improving the gateway entrance to the island and removing blighted structures. 

All the parties involved...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Dickens on The Strand returns this weekend

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Galveston, TX – Nov. 26, 2018 – Dickens on The Strand, the annual Victorian holiday festival, returns to The Strand in historic downtown Galveston on Friday, Nov. 30. The festival will run through the weekend November 30 to De...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: October 3, 2018

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

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Learn what the City has accomplished in the last month and a preview of what's to come in the month ahead. This report covers the work of all City departments and what they have accomplished in the past few months.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

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