News Flash

Posted on: June 20, 2019

Utility Billing Network Outage Scheduled for Friday night

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On June 21 from 10pm to 2am, we will have a planned network outage. During this time, you will not be able to make water bill payments or access the City of Galveston's network resources. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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: June 4, 2019

City monitoring potential severe weather

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The City of Galveston is preparing for severe weather expected early Wednesday morning.

 At this time, there is a Flash Flood Watch in effect beginning at 1 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service anticipates as much 4-6 inches of rainfall. ...

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Community News
Posted on: May 29, 2019

GPD Press Release: Shooting Leads to SWAT Stand-Off, Four Arrests

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Galveston, TX - May 29, 2019 - On Monday night, May 27th, 2019, at approximately 11:35 pm, Galveston Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3400 block of Winnie Ave in reference to a possible assault.  Upon arrival, office...

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Community News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Water line notice for 45th Street project (5/27-6/1)

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 On Tuesday, May 28, we will be testing the water lines in the area between 43rd St. and 47th Street and Ave P and Ave S. Please be aware that this could cause a temporary shutoff or loss of water pressure to homes and businesses within these blo...

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Community News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Ribbon Cutting May 31 for new dog agility courses

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GALVESTON, TX – May 22, 2019 – We invite members of the public to join us for a Ribbon Cutting Friday, May 31 for the new dog agility courses in Lindale Park.

The City of Galveston, Boy Scouts of America, Better Parks for Galveston and ...

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Community News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

City facilities closed in observance of Memorial Day

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City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day.

Parks and RecreationBoth recreation centers will be closed on Monday, May 27. Lasker Park pool will be OPEN on Monday, May 27, from 10 am to 6 pm. Lasker Park will be c...

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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 16, 2019

City accepting applications, interviewing for Park Board

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Galveston, TX – The City of Galveston is accepting applications for five positions on the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.

The Park Board of Trustees' mission is to promote Galveston Island, its natural resources, attractions, an...

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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 8, 2019

City monitoring weather, preparing for heavy rainfall

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The City of Galveston is monitoring heavy rainfall expected later this week. Meteorologists are predicting rain beginning later today or Thursday through Saturday night. This rain is likely to coincide with higher tides, which could exacerbate street floo...

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Community News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

City hosting community town hall for hurricane preparedness June 1

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Galveston, TX – May 1, 2019 – Hurricane season is quickly approaching and the City of Galveston wants residents to be prepared! The City of Galveston is hosting a Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall meeting to provide residents a...

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Community News
Posted on: May 4, 2019

Galveston voters extend paid Seawall parking, approve fee change

Galveston, TX – May 4, 2019 – Galveston residents on Saturday voted to extend the Seawall Boulevard paid parking program and change hourly rates from $1 to $2 – approving a program that has helped fund and maintain a...

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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 18, 2019

Early voting begins April 22 for Seawall parking referendum

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Galveston, TX – April 18, 2019 – Galveston voters will decide in May whether to extend the paid parking program on the Seawall and change the hourly rates.

The paid parking program along the Seawall was approved by voters and i...

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Community News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

City, police testify in favor of legislation to benefit Galveston police pension

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Galveston, TX – April 11, 2019 – Galveston city leaders on Thursday testified in a Texas House committee hearing in favor of legislation to address governance, unfunded liabilities and other issues in the Galveston police pens...

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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: April 3, 2019

Dog agility field courses open in Lindale Park

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Galveston, TX – April 1, 2019 – Thanks to a local Eagle Scout and community partnerships, Lindale Park now has two agility training courses for small and large dogs.

Collin Somerville, a Ball High School student and Boy Scout, had the i...

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Community News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Right of way construction permit process changing April 1

Galveston, TX – March 25, 2019 – Beginning next month, the City of Galveston is changing the way it handles Right of Way construction permits to make the process more efficient for residents and businesses seeking permits.&...

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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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