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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

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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 7, 2019

City hosting Grand Opening for Fire Station #1 on August 21

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Galveston, TX – August 7, 2019 – The City of Galveston invites members of the public to join us for the Grand Opening of Fire Station 1 in downtown Galveston!

The City of Galveston will commemorate the opening of Fire Station 1 with a f...

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Community News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City accepting applications, interviewing for multiple boards

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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

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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 19, 2019

GPD Press release: Galveston Police foil gang of car burglars

PD PRESS RELEASE

Galveston, TX - July 19, 2019 - Around 3:30 on the morning of July 19th, the Galveston Police Department received a report of two suspects burgling a vehicle on the west side of the Holiday Inn at 5002 Seawall. A Galveston police officer who was working o...

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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 10, 2019

City continues to monitor weather system

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The City of Galveston continues to monitor the weather system forming in the Gulf of Mexico and will take any precautions necessary. 

 As of now, we do anticipate heavy rain later this week and are implementing our pre-storm debris manage...

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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

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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 28, 2019

Galveston to celebrate Independence Day with parade, fireworks

Independence Day

We’re ready for another fun and safe 4th of July parade and celebration!

Join us in celebrating the City of Galveston and the Marine Corps League’s 180th Annual Independence Day festivities with a parade followed by fireworks on the bea...

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Community News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City selects long-time City employee Butch Stroud as the new City Marshal

GALVESTON, TX – June 28, 2019 – The City of Galveston is excited to announce that Cecil “Butch” Stroud has been selected as the City Marshal, continuing his nearly three decades of service to island residents. &...

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Community News
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Island commemorating Juneteenth with parade, picnic

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Today is Juneteenth Independence Day! The island will celebrate today with a parade and picnic. This year the parade will begin at 12 p.m. at 26th & Ball streets and travel west on Ball to 41st Street before ending at Wright Cuney Park. There will be ...

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Community News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

City appoints new Interim City Marshal

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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

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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: June 12, 2019

City to discontinue bus services to Pelican Island

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The City of Galveston will discontinue its fixed-route bus services to and from Pelican Island effective June 14, 2019.

The route is no longer cost effective due to low ridership and passenger demand. Island Transit currently operates two round-trips a day...

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Community News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Nightly alternating lane closures on Harborside June 10-24

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NEXT WEEK: June 10 - June 24, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Contractors will have alternating lane closures on Harborside between 20th and 25th streets in order to pave the road. Work will take place from Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 24 (2 weeks), weekends included....

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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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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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