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Posted on: January 28, 2023

City prepares for Mardi Gras! Galveston, running February 10-21

It’s Mardi Gras season once again in Galveston and there are several important things for you to know as you prepare to celebrate. 

The island’s 112th Mardi Gras celebration begins Friday, February 10, and continues until Febru...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Recycling Division partners with events for pilot program

Galveston Island is host to dozens of large events throughout the year, and recycling may soon become a mainstay at local festivals, cookoffs and fun runs.

The City of Galveston’s Recycling Division is partnering with special event organizers to ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

City Council candidate filing period opening January 27 for District 2

The City of Galveston is holding a special election on Saturday, May 6, 2023, and the filing period for candidates will open January 27, 2023. The deadline to file is February 17, 2023. 

The current District 2 representative William Schuster is st...

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Community News
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Road closures along 37th Street January 11-February 8

Beginning Wednesday (January 11) until Wednesday (February 8), there will be a full road closure on 37th Street from Broadway to Avenue K and Avenue M1/2 to Avenue N. There will also be a lane closure on 37th Street from Avenue N to Avenue N1/2. ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Fees increasing for annual recreation membership, pool pass and park rentals

Purchase your pool and recreation center passes now to get a jumpstart on your New Year’s Resolutions and before fees increase in February. There will be slight fee increases for the Lasker Park pool, the McGuire Dent Recreation Center and ball ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Lasker Park tennis courts closed for resurfacing as part of larger improvement project

City of Galveston tennis courts are getting a makeover as part of a citywide resurfacing initiative funded by Better Parks for Galveston and the Industrial Development Corporation. 

The tennis courts at Lasker Park near 43rd Street and Av...

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Community News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Public hearing notice for proposed 59th Street water storage tank

The City of Galveston is seeking disaster and recovery funding for a proposed 59th Street water storage tank. 

A public hearing for the project will be held during the November 17 regular City Council meeting. 

The City of Galveston propos...

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Community News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Did you see a #GetHomeSafeGalveston sticker downtown?

Look for the #GetHomeSafeGalveston QR code sticker if you're out and about in downtown Galveston. The QR code leads to resources for safe rides home and transit options, including numbers for local cabs, ride shares, and public transit routes.
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Community News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

City updated concessions, food trucks rules

The next few months are packed with festivals and special events, which often means additional concessionaires and food trucks on the island. Given that, we want to make sure everyone is aware of changes to the ordinance governing concessions and the rece...

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Community News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Galveston Island introduces an innovative health-first, paramedicine model to navigate behavioral 91

City of Galveston officials announced plans for a multi-disciplinary response team approach involving its city police, fire, and local mental health authorities, an innovative health-first model to respond to 911 emergency calls involving people with ment...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

New downtown parking rate in effect

Rate changes to downtown parking are going into effect today. City Council voted last month to increase the parking fee to $2.25 an hour and implement paid parking on Sundays to fund cleaning initiatives downtown. The vendor responsible for our downtown p...
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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Public comment open on draft 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Galveston has prepared an update to the local hazard mitigation plan, in accordance with 44 CFR, Part 201. This plan identifies the hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities specific to the City, and identifies specific mitigation actions that can a...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Golf cart inspection provider list

UPDATED! Remember, there are new rules for golf cart rental operators and owners passed to promote better safety on our roadways.

Under the new requirements, annual registration fees for golf carts will increase to $150 for commercial golf cart rental oper...
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