News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2018

City's 2019 fiscal year budget approved

Galveston City Council on Thursday passed a $240.2 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. The budget includes $86.5 million for new capital projects to improve drainage, streets, water infrastructure, sanitation and sewer, and facil...

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Community News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

UPDATE: Island under flash flood watch until 4:00 a.m.

Update: September 14th, 4:00 p.m. The City of Galveston is under a flash flood watch until 4:00 a.m. We are monitoring impassable roads and we will periodically provide updates on social media about our main thoroughfares.

4:00 PM Impassable roads...

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Community News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Isle neighborhoods to host annual National Night Out on Oct. 2

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GALVESTON, TX – Sept. 10, 2018 – Isle neighborhoods for a night next month will host block parties and community cookouts to bring residents together with local law enforcement and first responders.

Galveston joins communities ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Fall Galveston University program beginning Sept. 12

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Galveston, TX – September 4, 2018 – The City of Galveston is thrilled to welcome its second class of Galveston University students this month. In the nine-week program, Galveston University participants will meet key staff mem...

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Community News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Fall hours announced for community pool, trolley buses

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LASKER PARK COMMUNITY POOL

 Beginning Sept. 5 and running through Nov. 18, the Lasker Park Community Pool will operate on its fall schedule. 

 Tuesday through Saturday, the Lap Pool will open at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. and the ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Public meeting set for application affecting groundwater users

 

The City of Galveston is hosting a public meeting for a
Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) Application proposed by Freeport-McMoRanEnergy, LLC (Galveston Sulphur Terminal at 4500 Old Port Industrial Road.)

The Engineering Department has revie...

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Community News
Posted on: August 27, 2018

GPD hosts Back to School party for 52 children in the community

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Galveston, TX – August 27, 2018 - Once again, the Galveston Police Department and other community leaders joined efforts to support and engage with our local youth. On Friday, August 24th, the Galveston Police Department hosted a Back to School ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Building Department implements policy changes to improve customer service

BUILDING CHANGES SEPT 1

Galveston, TX – August 21, 2018 - The City of Galveston Building Division is currently implementing policy changes that will affect permitted construction projects within the city limits.

Beginning September 1, 2018, residential constructions may...

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Community News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Galveston Police Department holds Promotion and Awards Ceremony

Galveston, TX – August 17, 2018 – The Galveston Police Department will be holding a Promotion and Awards Ceremony on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Galleon Room at the Galveston Island Convention Center. During the ceremo...

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Community News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Lieutenant Doug Balli appointed to Assistant Chief of Police

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Galveston, TX – August 17, 2018 - On Friday, August 17th, during the Galveston Police Department Promotion and Awards Ceremony, Police Chief Vernon Hale announced the appointment of Lieutenant Doug Balli to the position of Assistant Chief of Pol...

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Community News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

The City of Galveston welcomes new Public Information Officer

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Galveston, TX – August 17, 2018 – The City of Galveston is proud to announce and welcome Marissa Barnett, who will start in this position on August 27th, as the city’s Public Information Officer (PIO).

As the PIO, Marissa will...

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Community News
Posted on: August 15, 2018

GPD and GEMS donate 172 backpacks and school supplies to children in foster care

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Galveston, TX – August 15, 2018 – The new school year is about to kick off and children are preparing their back-to-school gear. However, not all of them have the opportunity to buy all the supplies they need.

 This is why the ...

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Community News
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: June 27, 2018

2018 Water Quality Report Now Available Online

Water Quality Report 2018

Each year the City publishes a water quality report that is a summary of the quality of the water we provide our customers. The 2018 Water Quality Report is now available for few and covers the year ending on December 31, 2017! The analysis was made by us...

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Community News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

City Begins Countdown to a New Galvestontx.gov

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City Begins Countdown to a New Galvestontx.gov 

As CivicPlus launches an overhaul of galvestontx.gov, the City is looking for citizen input to improve the user experience. 

(GALVESTON, TX) May 15, 2018– Over the next eig...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Electronic Plan Review Coming to Galveston’s Development Services Department This Summer

ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW

(GALVESTON, TX) February 23, 2018 – Beginning the week of February 26th, the Department of Development Services will be taking its first step toward offering electronic plan review to those doing business with the City...

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