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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Report damage caused by Tropical Storm Imelda

report damage

The City of Galveston is asking property owners to help us with the storm assessment by reporting real property damage in the survey form at www.galvestontx.gov/afterthestorm.

This report is designed to assist the Galveston Office of Emergency Management ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

City Council approves tax rate, budget

GALVESTON, TX – September 19, 2019 – The Galveston City Council on Thursday adopted a tax rate of $.579885 per $100 of property valuation for Tax Year 2019.

A homeowner who occupies their home valued at $235,000 would pay $1,09...

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Community News
Posted on: September 19, 2019

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 List of impassable roads from the City’s dispatch center

IMPASSABLE

Galveston, TX - September 19, 2019, 2:15 pm - The City of Galveston is currently under a flash flood warning until 6:15 pm.

Due to heavy rain, road flooding is occurring around Galveston. Here is a list of impassable roads from the City’s dispatc...

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Community News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City monitoring Tropical Storm Imelda

TROPICAL STORM WARNING

Galveston, TX - September 17, 2019 - The City of Galveston is  monitoring Tropical Storm Imelda. Currently, the island  is under a Tropical Storm Warning.  

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Remember, never drive on floo...

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Community News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

City monitoring weather system, preparing for possible flooding

The City of Galveston is preparing for potential street flooding in light of a disturbance in the Gulf.

Tropical moisture is going to spread over Southeast Texas with showers and thunderstorms increasing over the Gulf and coastal areas today, according to ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

City announces traffic plan for 25th Street project

25th Street map

The City of Galveston is seeking feedback from property owners and residents who live on 25th Street about the traffic plan for the 25th Street reconstruction project.

We anticipate construction beginning on the 25th Street reconstruction project in late O...

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Community News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Road closures announced for Sunday march (Sept. 15)

Flyer of Street closure sign

Galveston, TX – September 12, 2019 – A march planned for Sunday afternoon will necessitate street closures in downtown Galveston between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Organizers have planned a march for Sunday, September 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. i...

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Community News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

City to host second meeting on 45th Street corridor project

A flyer advertising the time and date of the 45th Street project update meeting

Galveston, TX – September 12, 2019 – The City of Galveston will host a meeting on September 24th to educate residents, businesses and property owners about the 45th Street corridor project. The project began earlier this year and it is...

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Community News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

City advocates for funding for West End septic to sewer project

Picture of city staff attending Restore Council meeting

The City’s Legislative Coordinator Sally Bakko and City Engineer Daniel Christodoss spoke on Monday night seeking support and funding for a West End Septic to Sewer project during a public meeting conducted by TCEQ Commissioner Toby Baker on pro...

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Community News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

City launching new, redesigned utility bill

sample bill

Galveston, TX – Sept. 6, 2019 – Residents and businesses may notice a change to their utility bills this month as the City of Galveston launches a new billing layout.

The City of Galveston redesigned its utility bills to create a more c...

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Community News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City of Galveston selling decommissioned EMS building

property

The City of Galveston is selling a real property located at 2604 Ave Q, AKA 2001 26th, Galveston Texas 77550. The property is just three blocks from the beach and behind Galveston’s protective Seawall.
Prospective buyers may submit offers through...
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Community News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Galveston Municipal Court announces amnesty program, beginning Sept. 3

Galveston, TX – September 3, 2019 – The Galveston Municipal Court will offer a nearly month-long amnesty period to provide an opportunity for people to pay outstanding tickets at a reduced rate and clear outstanding warrants.

The City o...

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Community News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

New laws going into effect this weekend

The Texas Legislature enacted several bills that could affect Galveston residents and many of those bills will go into effect this weekend on September 1, 2019. The City of Galveston has compiled a comprehensive list of bills of interest for the community...

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Community News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

City wants residents to be aware of upcoming road closures

roadclosurenotice

As the city works to improve roads and infrastructure, there are a few upcoming road closures and water cutoffs for residents to be aware of.

Contractors will have sectional road closures on 77th Street from Beluche Drive to Chantilly Circle in order to re...

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Community News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

For the next 6 months, turning lanes from Seawall to 45th Street will be closed

45thst turning lane closure

GALVESTON, TX – August 26, 2019 – Beginning Monday, August 26th, the turning lanes from Seawall Boulevard to 45th Street will be closed to traffic. The lanes are expected to re-open in early March.

Traffic will not be able to turn from ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 25, 2019

Vehicle Strikes Patrol Vehicles and Evades Police

press release

The Galveston Police Department is currently conducting an investigation where a driver struck two patrol vehicles, evaded police, and struck an additional motorist in the 100 block of Sewall Boulevard.

On August 24th2019 at approximately 4:33pm, the Galve...

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Community News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Notice of proposed property tax rate

Notice of proposed tax rate

A tax rate of $0.582433 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Galveston. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governi...

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Community News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

City upgrading fence at dog park in Menard Park

dog park

The City is upgrading the fence at the Jim and Pat McCloy Dog Park in Menard Park this week. Crews will be working between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. We ask the public to avoid the area while crews are working. Please note too that the fenc...

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Community News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

GPD hosts Back to School party for 45 children in the community

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Galveston, TX – August 15, 2019 - Once again, the Galveston Police Department and other community leaders joined efforts to support and engage with our local youth. On Wednesday, August 14th, the Galveston Police Department hosted a Back to Scho...

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Community News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City to host stakeholder meeting on 25th Street reconstruction project

Galveston, TX – August 8, 2019 – The City of Galveston will host a stakeholder meeting on Thursday, August 15th at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall to educate residents, businesses and property owners about the 25th Street re...

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Community News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

City requests third-party investigation of mounted patrol arrest

PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 8

GALVESTON, TX – August 8, 2019 – The Galveston City Manager suggested, and the Police Chief agreed, that it is in the best interest of all involved to commission a third-party investigation of the August 3rd arrest of Mr. Donald Neely....

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Community News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City accepting applications, interviewing for multiple boards

Attention (4)

Galveston, TX- August 1, 2019 -  The City of Galveston is now accepting applications for four boards. 

The Landmark Commission works to protect, enhance, and promote landmarks and districts of historical importance in the city. T...

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Community News
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Water shutoffs this week for 45th St. project

water work

The 45th Street reconstruction project continues to run on schedule. We understand that the road closures and detours are a hassle for residents and business owners in the area, but please know that we are doing all we can to keep this moving along as swi...

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Community News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Suspects captured by Galveston Police connected to crime spree in Houston

PD PRESS RELEASE

Galveston, TX - July 26, 2019 - Three of the suspects apprehended by Galveston Police officer on Friday, July 19, have been implicated in dozens of similar crimes in the city of Houston. McCook, Sweeney, and Melendez are also being charged with theft of p...

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Community News
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Project underway to identify water losses in the City’s pipeline infrastructure

GALVESTON, TX – July 22, 2019 – Work will continue this week on a project to identify water losses in the City’s water infrastructure system to save money and reduce water waste.  

The City of Galveston has made repai...

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Community News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Some utility billing customers inadvertently charged for a duplicate bill

GALVESTON, TX – July 19, 2019 – Some City of Galveston utility customers enrolled in AutoPay were billed this week in error. The city immediately started the process to have those charged quickly refunded.

On Wednesday night during a so...

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Community News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Planning Commission introducing awards program, seeking nominees

GALVESTON, TX – July 12, 2019 – The Galveston Planning Commission is introducing the Planning and Design Awards, a program to recognize recent Galveston projects that provide a great benefit to the community. 

The awar...

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Community News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Alternating lane closures along 23rd Street this month

There will be alternating lane closures on 23rd Street during the next three weeks as an Engineering Firm begins their design work on a corridor project.

Geotechnical Engineering’s design activities will include pavement coring and drilling. This...

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Community News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Street closures, water shutoffs for 45th Street project

45th Street Project Update

The 45th Street reconstruction project continues to run on schedule. We understand that the road closures and detours are a hassle for residents and business owners in the area, but please know that we are doing all we can to keep this moving along as swi...

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Community News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

New utility billing web-portal launching in August

City of Galveston utility customers in August will see a new utility billing web-portal when accessing their bills online.

The new website will roll out on Monday, August 5, and offer additional and upgraded features for customers. These changes include ea...

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Community News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

‘Leave no trace’ in effect on isle beaches beginning June 30

leave no trace

A new rule allowing beach cleaning crews to remove and dispose of any canopies, coolers, chairs, umbrellas or other equipment left overnight on Galveston beaches goes into full implementation beginning June 30.

Earlier this year, the Galveston City Council...

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Community News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Galveston releases the annual water quality report

The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is a document that provides consumers information about the quality of drinking water in an easy to read format. This report is also known as an annual water quality report or drinking water quality report. The CCR sum...

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Community News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

City appoints new Interim City Marshal

James Pope

The City of Galveston has appointed James Pope the Interim City Marshal – a position that oversees paid parking and code enforcement for Galveston.

James Pope has served as the Deputy City Marshal since joining the City in 2014. Previously, James...

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Community News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

City accepting applications for Wharves Board

Wharves board accepting apps

The City of Galveston is now accepting applications for two of seven positions on the Wharves Board of Trustees.

The Wharves Board’s mission is to manage the assets and resources for the economic benefit for the Port of Galveston and its surround...

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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: 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