News Flash

Posted on: February 26, 2020

City Marshal’s Office, police department to participate in statewide warrant round-up

Great Texas Warrant Round up

The City of Galveston, along with law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 250 jurisdictions across Texas, are combining efforts to host the 2020 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2020. 

This event is designed to b...

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Community News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

City announces intersection closure at 45th and Avenue S

45th Detour

Contractors working on the 45th Street project and the City of Galveston will have the intersection at Avenue S and 45th Street closed beginning Monday, March 2 until Thursday, March 12 -- or until paving is complete.

The intersection at Avenue S and 45th ...

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Community News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Galveston recognized as Tree City USA

Tree City USA designation

Thanks to the efforts of the City of Galveston Tree Committee, the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy and many committed residents, Galveston earned the designation of Tree City USA for the second year in a row.

 The Arbor Day Foundation recognized...

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Community News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Galveston Police Department transitions to new crime reporting data system

GALVESTON, TX – February 18, 2020 – The Galveston Police Department is transitioning to a new crime reporting system to improve the quality, accuracy and transparency of the department’s crime data.

The transition to a new acc...

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Community News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

City accepting applications for two boards

City accepting applications

Are you interested in serving your community? The city is accepting applications for the Galveston Island Redevelopment Authority and the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

 The Galveston City Council will appoint the new Redevelopment Au...

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Community News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

City statement regarding appeals court ruling

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The City is pleased to announce that Mardi Gras will proceed as planned and scheduled on February 14, 2020, as the result of an appeals court ruling issued Thursday.

The Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas denied the motion of Mr. Flores and h...

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Community News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Everything you need to know about Mardi Gras! 2020

Mardi Gras

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 109th Mardi Gras celebration begins Friday, February 14th and continues until February 25th,...

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Community News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Important information about the city's tree trimming ordinance

tree trimming

Residents, particularly those living along Avenue O and Avenue P, recently received a letter from the City of Galveston related to the pruning of low-hanging trees along roadways.

A recent incident in which a fire truck was unable to access an area because...

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Community News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Register for the upcoming Civil Service exam

Civil Service Exam

Are you interested in applying for the Galveston Police Department? Register for the next Civil Service exam! The next exam will be held on Friday, March 20th. Visit www.galvestontx.gov/earnit to learn more and register!

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Community News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

City announces traffic plan change for 45th Street

45th Paving(1)

The effort to expedite construction on the 45th Street project continues.The City intends to redirect traffic to the east side of 45th on the new concrete road surface northbound from Ave N 1/2 to Broadway beginning Saturday, February 8th, weather permitt...

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Community News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Reporting street light outages

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We have heard from residents about street light outages throughout the city.  These are CenterPoint Energy lights and they are working with us to get as many repaired as can be reported.  The city is responsible for street lights on the ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Texas Public Pool Council names Lasker Park 'Agency of the Year'

Texas PUblic POol

The Texas Public Pool Council again named the Lasker Park Community Pool the “Agency of the Year" during this week’s conference in Austin. 

The Texas Public Pool Council is an organization dedicated to providing informatio...

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Community News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

GLO, Army Corps to host public meeting in Galveston

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The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the upcoming dates and locations for a series of Public Open Houses on the Coastal Texas Study, including one in Galveston.

The Coastal Texas Protection & Restor...

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Community News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

City announces 45th Street closures for February

45th Street January second(1)

As paving continues along 45th Street, contractors working on the project and the City of Galveston will have the following rolling road closures:Avenue N 1/2 and 45th Street: The east side of the road will be closed beginning Thursday, January 23rd for a...

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Community News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

City Manager's statement regarding the Mardi Gras case

Message from the City graphic

The case against the City regarding Mardi Gras was dismissed in district court today. 

"The defendants in the case are very pleased with the ruling of Judge Patricia Grady. The City thanks Judge Grady for her expeditious resolution of this ma...

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Community News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

City releases information about additional 45th Street closures

45th Street January second

Contractors will have rolling intersection closures on 45th Street from Thursday, January 9, 2020, to Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 7 AM to 5 PM, daily, for the reconstruction and installation of storm sewers.

Ave O ½ and 45th St – ...

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Community News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Island hosts Galveston County Mayors and Council Members Association

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The City of Galveston had the privilege of hosting the Galveston County Mayors and Council Members Association on Wednesday night at the new Fire Station 1 downtown. 

The association meets regularly in different communities around the county and i...

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Community News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

City announces rolling road closures this month on 45th Street

45th Street Project Update

There will be rolling road closures through the end of the month as contractors continue paving 45th Street as part of the reconstruction project underway on that road.
Contractors will have the following partial road closures:
Ave K and 45th Street, West ...
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Community News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Water off Wednesday in small area downtown

water work

City crews will have the water off between 25th Street and 26th Street and between Church and Postoffice on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, beginning from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. in order to install a fire line tap. Residents may experience no water or low wat...

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Community News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

City offering Christmas tree curbside pickup

Christmas Tree Curbside Pickup

The City of Galveston will offer curbside Christmas tree pickup next week. Residences west of 51st Street should place their trees out the morning of January 10th while east of 51st Street will be picked up on Saturday, January 11th. Trees should have lig...

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Community News
Posted on: December 22, 2019

City Manager addresses 45th Street project in column

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The following guest column from City Manager Brian Maxwell regarding the 45th Street project ran in today's edition of the Galveston County Daily News:

"I appreciate the concerns surrounding the 45th Street project and wanted to update residents as to...

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Community News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

City responding to issues at Compass Pointe apartment complex

Message from the City graphic

The City of Galveston is concerned about ongoing problems for residents at the complex commonly referred to as Sandpiper Cove (officially called Compass Pointe) and the condition of the units. 

Earlier this year, the City of Galveston and Galvesto...

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Community News
Posted on: December 14, 2019

Paving beginning on 45th Street to expedite project

45th Paving Beginning-2

Contractors working on the 45th Street project will begin paving the east side of 45th Street beginning at Broadway and working toward Avenue M to expedite the project.

To date, the contractor has completed the installation of new water lines and sanitary ...

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Community News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Reminder: Upcoming road closures for 45th Street

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Please be aware of rolling road closures in connection with the 45th Street project beginning next Monday and continuing throughout the week. 

Contractors will have rolling intersection closures on 45th St at Ave N ½ on the east and wes...

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Community News
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Celebrate the holiday season this weekend at the annual Christmas Parade

Christmas Parade Map

Mark your calendars, we've got your Saturday night plans covered!  

The annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Municipal Police Association, returns to the island this Saturday night.

 The City of Galveston invites residents a...

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Community News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Strand ordinance rules explained

Strand ordinance

City Council recently adopted new regulations for the Strand/Mechanic Historic District that prohibit the obstruction of architectural features with the placement of items for sale or other displays. 

The purpose of the ordinance is the protection...

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Community News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

TXDOT will close lanes on I-45 next Tuesday, Wednesday

Two outside lanes on Interstate 45 at Tiki Drive will be closed on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The lanes will be open during rush hour to mitigate traffic problems, but drivers should anticipate potential...

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Community News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Upcoming road closures for 45th Street project

45th Street Project Update

Contractors working on the 45th Street reconstruction project will close certain intersections in the coming weeks for the installation of a storm sewer system.

ROAD CLOSURES:

  • From Nov. 18th to Nov. 27th, the east side of the intersections along 45th at Av...
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Community News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Council accepts $500,000 Moody Foundation grant for City Hall plaza

The Galveston City Council on Thursday accepted a $500,000 grant from The Moody Foundation to create a public green space on the site of the former Central Fire Station and City Hall annex.  

This generous gift provides the City of Galveston with...

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Community News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Fire department seeks resident feedback with survey

Fire Department feedback

The Galveston Fire Department is asking residents to complete a survey in an effort to assess the quality of service the department provides and make any needed changes.

 The Galveston Fire Department has put an increased emphasis on both interna...

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Community News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

City releases Lone Star Rally public safety statistics

LSR by Numbers

The Galveston Police Department had another busy special event with the just completed Lone Star Rally 2019. While attendance figures are still being compiled, below are some of the statistics for the event. The Galveston Police Department would like to t...

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Community News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Fleeing Suspect Injures Jamaica Beach Officer

At approximately 1230 AM, the Lake Jackson Police Department requested the assistance of the Galveston Police Department in apprehending a suspect in a white Ford truck that had been eluding capture for some time at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour....

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Community News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

City Council confirms new Fire Chief

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The City of Galveston is proud to announce that Charles Olsen, Sr. is the new Fire Chief.

Chief Olsen joined the Galveston Fire Department in 1991 and most recently served as an Assistant Fire Chief. City Manager Brian Maxwell appointed Olsen the interim c...

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Community News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Road closures announced for numerous fall events

Galveston, TX – October 22, 2019 – The island will be the host of many special events this week, including Ball High School homecoming parade, Oktoberfest and The Daily News Press Run.

BALL HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE&nbs...

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Community News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Man killed in car crash involving Island Transit trolley

Galveston, TX – October 21, 2019 – A 30-year-old man died Sunday night after a vehicle collision involving an Island Transit trolley bus.

On Sunday at approximately 10:00 p.m., dispatch received a report of a major accident involving an...

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Community News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

GPD identifies officer involved in Oct. 12 shooting

October 16, 2019 – Galveston, TX – On the evening of October 12th, 2019, a Galveston Police Officer was involved in a shooting while conducting a traffic stop near 9 Mile Road and Stewart. The case is being investigated by the Galvesto...

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Community News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

City receives strong credit ratings, ensuring low interest rates for public improvements

Galveston, TX – October 9, 2019 – Two of the top financial rating firms assessed the City of Galveston this month and assigned strong credit ratings, citing the City’s prudent financial management and low debt burden.

Moody&am...

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Community News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

TxDOT to begin Broadway project this weekend

Broadway lane closures

GALVESTON, TX – September 27, 2019 – A Texas Department of Transportation project to repave and improve drainage on Broadway between 59th Street and the Seawall begins Sunday, September 29.

For the next month, there will be alternating ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

2019 Tax Year Adopted Tax Rate For City of Galveston

The City of Galveston, Texas, adopted a tax rate that will increase taxes for maintenance and operations for Tax Year 2019. The Tax Rate will effectively be raised by 7.63 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 by approx...

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Community News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Reminder: 45th Street public meeting on Sept. 24

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

Just a friendly reminder that the 45th Street progress meeting is tomorrow night!

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 ear...

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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 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 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: 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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