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Posted on: September 25, 2020

GFD to promote kitchen fire safety

The Galveston Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone abo...
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Community News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Understand your flood hazards and what to do

The City of Galveston is dedicated to minimizing the loss of life and property that is associated with flooding events, and providing residents with a safe environment to live, work, and play. Since you own or live in a property that is subject to floodin...

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Community News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Urgent: Census deadline is fast approaching

We're in the home stretch! The Census deadline is in less than a week. Galveston still trails other communities in response rates, and we need an accurate count.

Have you told your friends and neighbors about the Census? 

Visit www.2020cen...

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Community News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Dine Out for Charity underway this week and next

Galveston residents and visitors will enjoy top-notch cuisine and help local non-profits at the same time when they participate in Dine Out for Charity. The Texas Restaurant Association-Galveston Chapter in partnership with Yaga’s Entertainment ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Sanitation adding collection days this week

Our sanitation team will be working additional days this week to complete all the routes affected by flooding from Tropical Storm Beta.

Crews on Friday will collect those Monday's route bins they were unable to get to because of street flooding. ...
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Community News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Island Transit services suspended

Island Transit has suspended fixed-route services today because of high water along routes and at the terminal. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. 

Community News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Limited sanitation service due to high water

There will be limited sanitation services today due to the high water.
Crews are able to service the following areas:

Campeche Cove81st Street

Stewart Rd
65th - 81st - (Stewart to Seawall)
Some parts of Teichman to 91st Street
Bayou Shore to Newman
51st to 55th
U...
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Community News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Island Transit to resume fixed-route services Tuesday

Island Transit will operate its fixed-route service tomorrow (Tuesday) unless conditions deteriorate more than anticipated. At this time, we feel we will be able to safely operate transit. 

The City will also run Tuesday’s trash collecti...
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Community News
Posted on: September 20, 2020

Island Transit, trash services update

Island Transit will not operate its fixed-route services Monday due to inclement weather and street flooding expected from Tropical Storm Beta. Depending on the weather, fixed-route services will resume on Tuesday. Island Transit will operate Dial-A-Ride ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 19, 2020

City issues voluntary evacuation for West End, low-lying areas

Galveston, TX – September 19, 2020 – City of Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown has issued a voluntary evacuation of the West End (west of the Seawall) and low-lying areas of the island in response to the high tides and rainfall expec...

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Community News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

With forecast still uncertain, storm expected to bring high tides, rain

Galveston, TX – September 17, 2020 – A slow-moving Tropical Depression is expected to develop into a Tropical Storm later today and could track slowly up the Texas Coast, bringing high tides and rain, according to the National Weather ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Emergency declaration, certain Covid orders extended through January

The Galveston City Council on Thursday extended an emergency declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic through January 31, 2021.
The extension of the emergency declaration also extended other Coronavirus-related orders in effect, including a face-cover...
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Community News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Galveston City Council approves property tax rate

GALVESTON, TX – September 17, 2020 – The Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a tax rate of 56 cents per $100 property valuation ($0.56) for property tax year 2020, a rate that is nearly 2 cents less t...

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Community News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Sanitation Service Update: Thursday's route

Thursday morning update: The sanitation team is out this morning collecting the Wednesday route bins that were unable to be collected yesterday after several automated trucks went down earlier this week. Once Wednesday’s route has been collected...
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Community News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Sanitation service notice: Wednesday's route delayed

Sanitation is working to collect Wednesday’s route; however, we are running on a delay. A truck issue caused a delay yesterday, with some Tuesday route bins getting collected this morning instead. Crews are now working on Wednesday’s r...

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Community News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Fitch assigns an ‘AA’ rating, citing stability and resilience

Galveston, TX – September 14, 2020 – Fitch Ratings affirmed the City of Galveston’s solid ‘AA’ credit rating, reflecting the city’s healthy operating reserves and reasonable debt burden, and its ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Online billing payment system down for routine maintenance

Heads up, residents! Our online billing system for paying water and sewer bills will be down beginning Friday at 5 p.m. until Saturday at 12 p.m. for routine maintenance. Please plan to make your online payments during another period. We apologize for any...

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Community News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Lasker Park pool operating on fall schedule

Fall hours start today at your favorite community pool!
The Lasker Park Community Pool will be open to adults Wednesday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The pool will open an hour later (8 a.m. or 11 a.m.) on...
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Community News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Public hearing on FY 21 proposed budget tomorrow

Tomorrow is the public hearing on the City’s FY 2021 proposed budget. City Council will meet beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow. You can watch on this Facebook page or at galvestontx.gov/gtv
All budget documents are available online at galvestontx.gov/...
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Community News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Paving complete on 45th Street as project nears finish line

We’re moving forward! Despite the chaos of 2020, the 45th Street project is moving along slightly ahead of schedule with the added drainage and concrete improvements. Crews recently finished paving the road and have moved on to sidewalks and cur...

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Community News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Online permitting system down

The City’s building and inspection permit software, Accela, is currently down. If you need to schedule an inspection, please call 409-797-3660.

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Community News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

GLO approves expedited emergency beachfront construction permits

Hurricane Laura made landfall around 1:00am on August 27, 2020. Although Galveston Island was spared the worst, the storm surge (estimated as high as 4 feet) did remove or redistribute sand and dunes along Galveston Island’s beachfront.

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Community News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

City launching new, redesigned utility bill

Galveston, TX – August 31, 2020 – Residents and businesses may notice a change to their utility bills next month as the City of Galveston launches a new billing layout.

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

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Community News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Work beginning on Bermuda Beach Drive

The City is preparing for work to rebuild Bermuda Beach Drive after Hurricane Laura caused damage to the roadway.

 Residents should expect to see crews out in the Bermuda Beach subdivision preparing for the placement of crushed limestone today and...

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Community News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Debris clean up underway this weekend

Crews will be working hard this weekend to clear sand and other debris off streets in the West End. 

The City of Galveston Public Works Department is working throughout the weekend to move sand from West End streets to the beach after getting appr...

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Community News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Reminder: Beachfront construction permits required

While Galveston largely dodged Hurricane Laura’s fury, there are some areas particularly along the island’s west end that have beachfront and dune walkover damage. This is a gentle reminder that construction activities proposed within ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Boddeker Road closed for clean up

Boddeker Road, which runs along the ship channel out to East Beach, will be closed beginning today as crews clean up debris and sand that washed over the road during Hurricane Laura. 

The clean up is expected to take about a week, with the road op...

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Community News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Survey: Report any storm damage sustained in Hurricane Laura

Galveston, we’re breathing a sigh of relief today that the island did not suffer greatly from Hurricane Laura. We are not aware of any wind or storm damage sustaining. However, we want to make sure we’re not missing anything. ...
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Community News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Trash services resume Friday

Trash services will resume Friday and continue through the weekend to finish this week’s runs. Sanitation is mobilizing and will collect Wednesday’s route on Friday. Thursday’s route will be collected Saturday.

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Community News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Hurricane Laura Update: No damage, evacuation and curfew lifted

The City of Galveston was fortunately spared the destruction of Hurricane Laura and will welcome residents back today. 

The City did not sustain wind or storm damage, and water is receding in the low-lying areas that experienced street flooding. &...

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Community News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Hurricane Laura Update

The City of Galveston is prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Laura, which is expected to make landfall early Thursday morning near the Texas and Louisiana border.

City officials have been following weather reports and keeping in frequent communication w...
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Community News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City of Galveston implements nightly curfews

Galveston, TX – August 25, 2020 – The City of Galveston has implemented a series of curfews over the next three nights for the protection of residents and their property during Hurricane Laura.

Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Bro...

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Community News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Bus evacuation update

Galveston, TX – August 25, 2020 – Galveston residents who need assistance with transportation and shelter should report to the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, before 8 p.m. tonight to board buses.

Throughout the day, th...

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Community News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Storm damage update

We’re providing a notice about what to do in the event of storm damage and will continue to provide updates and additional information over the next several days. 

The City of Galveston Development Services Department encourages any Galv...
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Community News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Emergency services during the storm

Please remember if you choose to stay on the island during a mandatory hurricane evacuation, you are not guaranteed emergency services.We want to clarify some rumors: The City is not shutting off power or water to residents, though these things may be dow...

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Community News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City issues mandatory evacuation, city services to be suspended at 12 p.m. Tuesday

Galveston, TX – August 25, 2020 – City of Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown signed a mandatory evacuation Tuesday instructing all Galveston residents to begin leaving the island for safety after overnight models shifted the ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

NWS afternoon update regarding Tropical Storm Laura

UPDATE: Galveston is under a hurricane watch issued by the National Weather Service due to Tropical Storm Laura. The agency is more confident that the forecast for Tropical Storm Laura appears to be tracking toward the upper Texas Coast and Louisiana. How...
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Community News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

City issues voluntary evacuation of west end, low-lying areas ahead of TS Laura

City of Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Craig Brown has issued a voluntary evacuation for residents living in low-lying areas and west of the end of the Seawall in advance of Tropical Storm Laura, effective 1 p.m. Monday.

There is still a high degree of uncertaint...

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Community News
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Tropical Storms Laura and Marco update

The City continues to monitor activity in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the latest update from the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Laura is expected to make landfall as a category 2 hurricane on Wednesday night along the upper Texas Coast and ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 22, 2020

City monitoring Gulf activity, encourages residents to secure low-lying properties

Galveston, TX – August 22, 2020 – The City of Galveston is closely watching two tropical disturbances that could make landfall along the Gulf coast this week and we urge residents to begin preparations.

There are still many uncertaintie...

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Community News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Notice: Upcoming water service interruptions along 55th Street

Work continues on the 24-inch water line project and there will be water service interruptions over the coming days along 55th Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. We know this is inconvenient for residents and ask for your patience. 

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Community News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Time's running up: Complete the Census

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Getting an accurate #2020Census count affects the city in so many ways -- from federal grant funding to disaster recovery to school programs.
Our Census count helps determine the amount of federal grant dollars we receive for all types of programs -- and i...
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Community News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Galveston City Council proposes tax rate, sets public hearing for FY 21 budget

FY 2021 budget one-page(5)

Galveston, TX – August 18, 2020 – The Galveston City Council last week unanimously approved a proposed tax rate for 2021 for publication and hearing purposes, and set a public hearing for September 10 for the proposed FY 2021 budget.

Th...

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Community News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Join us in the Census challenge

We’re in the final weeks and we NEED to get our Census response rate up! We challenge you to help out by contacting five people you know in Galveston and making sure they’ve completed the Census.

The new deadline for 2020 Census is Sep...

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Community News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Intersection closure for water line project

Beginning today through Friday, there will be an intersection closure as part of the 24-inch waterline project serving the west end. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 11-14,  there will be a road closure at the intersection of Victory and Avenue Q ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Water service interruptions along 55th Street this week

Water off

There will be water service interruptions later this week as part of a major water line project along 55th Street. The chart shows where the interruptions will take place and on which day. During the posted dates, water is expected to be out from 8 a.m. t...

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Community News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Applications open for short-term rental assistance program

Galveston, TX – August 10, 2020 – The City of Galveston will begin accepting applications Monday for a rental assistance program to help those who have faced financial hardship caused by the pandemic. The City will accept applications ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Intersection closure on 25th beginning next week

Detour

Beginning next week there will be an intersection closure at 25th and Avenue M, necessitating a detour along 26th Street. 

The contractor on the 25th Street is installing sanitary sewer lines in the affected area. The intersection will be closed 2...

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Community News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Planning Commission accepting nominations for design awards

As a part of the American Planning Association’s National Community Planning Month, the Galveston Planning Commission is accepting nominations for their Planning and Design Awards.  Introduced in 2019, the Planning and Design Awards are...

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Community News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Applications open for more than a dozen city boards, commissions

GALVESTON, TX – August 3, 2020 – Are you interested in serving your city in an area of interest and expertise?

The Galveston City Council is considering appointments for several city boards and commissions, and we encourage interested r...

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Community News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Galveston Fire Department civil service exam set for Sept. 18

Fire Civil Service Exam

The Galveston Fire Department is hiring! The Civil Service entrance exam will be held at Galveston Island Convention Center 5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX in room Galleon on Friday, September 18, 2020! Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the exam ...

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Community News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Local artist creates "Hope" sculpture honoring Galveston's history

Hope sculpture

We’re thrilled that Galveston resident Doug McLean’s beautiful sculpture, "Hope," will have a home in a new city park on the historic City Hall grounds later this year. 

Please see the press release from the Galveston...

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Community News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Council approves plan for Lasker Park pool deck

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Last week, the Galveston City Council moved forward on a plan to build a pool deck at the Lasker Park Community Pool.

Thanks to the city’s Industrial Development Corporation, which determines the use of certain sales tax revenues, the pool secure...

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Community News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

TXDOT to host virtual hearing on I-45 work

The Texas Department of Transportation will host a virtual hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. regarding an upcoming project on I-45 between the Causeway and 61st Street. 

The TxDOT Houston District proposes to reconstruct and widen I...

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Community News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

City monitoring weather for the weekend

The City is monitoring weather over the next several days, and anticipates heavy rain over the weekend. At this time, we expect 3-5 inches of rain beginning Friday and into Saturday, combined with elevated tides. 
Here are some key takeaways:&...
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Community News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Galveston under Flash Flood Warning until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for this area until at least 9:30 a.m. Take care when driving and avoid going through any standing water.

Also, please be courteous to others and drive slowly to avoid pushing wake into businesses, homes and cars. It&...

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Community News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Free Covid-19 testing available this week

Do you have a cough? Chills or feel feverish? Body aches, fatigue, a sore throat or other #coronavirus symptoms? If so, get tested for #COVID19.

There are several state testing sites scheduled throughout Galveston County over the next few days. 

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Community News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Water off near 49th and Avenue S

A water line break near 49th Street and Avenue S has crews working on emergency repairs today. The City has turned off water in the area to make the repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience and will turn water on as soon as possible.

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Community News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Water service interruption for Pirate's Beach water line project

Pirate's Beach

UPDATE: This project has been postponed due to weather. 
Attention Pirate’s Beach residents: There will be a water service interruption on Tuesday, July 21, from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The service interruption is part of a water ...
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Community News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Free Covid-19 testing available in Jamaica Beach

The state will offer a free, Covid-19 mobile testing site in Jamaica Beach this Saturday open to Galveston residents!

Set your appointment now for Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Jamaica Beach Fire Station, 16628 San Luis Pass. Schedule an appoi...
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Community News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Keep water conservation top of mind this summer

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It’s summertime -- the season for backyard barbecues and beach days (socially distanced, of course.) But summer is also a particularly important time to think about water conservation and what you’re doing to conserve this precious res...

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Community News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

City to begin free Covid-19 testing for service industry workers

The City of Galveston will offer free Covid-19 testing for service industry workers beginning as early as Monday, July 13.

The Galveston City Council recently approved the use of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Ac...

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Community News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Order issued requiring large event sponsors to submit COVID-mitigation plans

In response to concerns regarding coronavirus and large events, Mayor Jim Yarbrough on Friday signed an executive order requiring indoor events with more than 500 people to submit certain information and receive approval from the City of Galveston.

The ord...

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Community News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

City accepting applications for rental assistance program

The City of Galveston is accepting applications for a rental assistance program for eligible island residents. 

The primary purpose of the Federally funded HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) is to assi...

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Community News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

City announces parking changes for the weekend

To address public safety issues and prevent overcrowding in response to the coronavirus, the City of Galveston is announcing a few parking changes for the weekend.

Beginning Friday morning and continuing through the weekend, parking will be blocked on the ...

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Community News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Recycling Center not currently accepting styrofoam

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The City of Galveston’s Recycling Center is currently not accepting styrofoam. 

The current vendor for recycling is no longer accepting this material. The City of Galveston is seeking an alternative to recycle styrofoam, but in the meant...

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Community News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

City limits in-person contact at city facilities

essential services

GALVESTON, TX – July 7, 2020 – The City of Galveston will return to providing the services it can by phone or online in response to rising cases of Covid-19.

The City of Galveston will continue providing all city services, though please...

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Community News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

New smoking ordinance in effect

new smoking ordinance

The Galveston City Council has passed a new ordinance that smoking must take place 10ft away from any public doors. The change calls for an additional 5ft of distance as the previous Clean Air Rules ordinance stated that individuals must be at least 5ft a...

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Community News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Tips for mosquito control in your yards

If you’re like us, you’ve probably been spending more time in your yard this year, but during peak mosquito season, that may not be the most enjoyable experience.  

 Mosquitoes like dark and humid places and one of the...

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Community News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Galveston beaches to close for Independence Day weekend, reopen Monday

UPDATE: Galveston beaches reopened July 6.

Galveston beaches will be closed and parking will be blocked on both sides of Seawall Boulevard over the holiday weekend in response to recent increases in cases of COVID-19, and health and safety concerns for our...

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Community News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

City facilities closed this Friday

July 4

City facilities will be closed this Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. The McGuire Dent Recreation Center will be closed, and Island Transit will operate a Sunday schedule on Friday. Regular transit services will resume on Saturday.

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Community News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Mask order extended through Sept. 30

A city order requiring patrons and employees to wear masks in most Galveston businesses was extended Thursday by a 5-2 vote of City Council and will remain in effect until Sept. 30, unless changed by a vote of the council.

 As a reminder, the ord...

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Community News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Gov. Abbott issues executive order regarding bars, restaurants

Gov. Abbott issued an executive order Friday morning closing bars beginning today (with the exception of take-out and delivery services) and limiting restaurants to 50 percent dine-in capacity beginning Monday in response to rising cases of COVID-19.

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Community News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Your FAQs on the new Galveston mask order

A new city order that went into effect Tuesday requires employees and visitors to wear a face mask in most Galveston businesses to curb community spread of the coronavirus.We want to answer any questions you may have about the order. Below is a list of FA...

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Community News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Business signage for new City mask requirement

Masks Required Sign

A new city order requires employees and visitors to wear a face mask in most Galveston businesses to curb community spread of the Coronavirus.Signage for businesses is available here as PDF: https://www.galvestontx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10873/85x11-Mask...

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Community News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Free, walk-up COVID-19 testing available this Saturday in Galveston

GALVESTON, TX – June 22, 2020 – Residents will be able to access free, walk-up testing for COVID-19 on Saturday, June 27 at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center.

The Texas Military Forces and the City of Galveston have partnered ...

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Community News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

City issues order requiring face coverings in Galveston businesses

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GALVESTON, TX – June 22, 2020 – Customers and employees will be required to wear face coverings in all Galveston businesses that serve the public, effective after midnight tonight.

Mayor Jim Yarbrough signed on Monday an execut...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Galveston celebrates Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! Freedom Day, celebrated June 19, has its origins in Galveston. 
On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, announcing the freedom of all slaves with the reading and enforcement of General Order No. 3. While Presiden...
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Community News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Closure on 25th Street next week

Next Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the city will have both lanes closed on 25th Street at Avenue M. This is part of the 25th Street reconstruction project and is necessary to install a water line. 

 Drivers will be re-routed a...

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Community News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Special events permitting postponed, July 4th parade canceled

The City of Galveston has made the decision to cancel city special events permitting for two events scheduled in July, the Fourth of July parade and the Old Smokey Throwdown, because of concerns about COVID-19 cases in Galveston County.

The City consulted...

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Community News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

City seeking public comment on additional CARES Act spending

The CARES Act made supplemental CDBG funding available through the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. HUD has awarded the City of Galveston $714,670 in CDBG-CV funding. The...

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Community News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

City hosting Shred Day this Saturday

Shred Day

Mark your calendar! 📆 The City of Galveston is hosting a free paper shred day for getting rid of personal or confidential documents. Shred Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 at the Recycling Center. The center is located at 701 ...

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Community News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City preparing for a safe, busy weekend on the island

The City of Galveston is preparing for a busy weekend on the island. The City is implementing a few changes and additional services over the weekend, including extra lighting and parking modifications, to better accommodate residents and visitors.

The City...

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Community News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Summer safety items to remember

Summer Safety

We’re headed into another beautiful weekend on the island! 😎 Just a few things for all to remember as you enjoy Galveston:

  •  Keep our beaches pristine by throwing all trash in the designated bins. We’ll be out enforcing litteri...
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Community News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Parking lane closure on 25th Street for water line installation

Residents received a notice from the contractor for the 25th Street project this week about upcoming parking changes. 

For the next several weeks, the parking shoulder on the east side of 25th Street from Broadway to Avenue N will be closed for th...

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Community News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Free, walk-up COVID testing this weekend in Galveston

Walk up testing

Residents will be able to access free, walk-up testing for COVID-19 on Saturday, June 13 at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center.

The Texas Military Forces and the City of Galveston have partnered to offer free testing to residents at the Wright Cuney Recrea...

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Community News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Litterers Beware – Enhanced Enforcement to Take Place in Galveston

If you plan to visit Galveston’s beaches this summer, be sure you don’t leave your trash behind. Beginning this weekend, city officials will increase efforts to punish those who litter along the coast.

“There is no excuse or r...

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Community News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mayor Yarbrough announces resignation, effective July 15

Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough announced that he would resign as mayor, effective July 15, citing concerns related to COVID-19.

Mayor Yarbrough was first elected to the role in 2014 and was reelected in 2016 and 2018. He is term-limited from running for ree...

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Community News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Intersection closure on 53rd for waterline project

Beginning tomorrow, there will be an intersection closure on the north side of Broadway at 53rd Street for the installation of a 24-inch water line. The closure will continue for approximately one month.The closure will mean drivers will not be able to tu...

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Community News
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Water service interruptions resuming Friday for 25th Street project

Temporary water service interruptions will continue at properties in the blocks surrounding 25th Street as part of the 25th Street reconstruction project. The water service interruptions are necessary to install water valves. For most properties, the serv...

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Community News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

City monitoring system in the Gulf

A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal, and we anticipate effects in the Gulf in the coming days.

The City of Galveston is closely monitoring this tropical storm. The greatest threats to Galveston at...

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Community News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Mayor, Police Chief statements regarding George Floyd death

As representatives of your city, Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough and Police Chief Vernon Hale feel a duty to address the death of George Floyd and the current national landscape. The City has included the statements below.

Mayor Jim Yarbrough: “Lik...

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Community News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

June 1 marks first day of hurricane season: Have a plan

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June 1 marks the first day of hurricane season and no more appropriate time to make sure you have a plan in place.

 How can you prepare? Visit ready.gov/hurricanes to see what plans you should put in place, what to pack in your emergency kit and ...

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Community News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Community pool beginning phased reopening June 3

Lasker Park reopening

The community pool will reopen Wednesday, June 3 with certain restrictions to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. The first phase would include the opening of the lap pool to adults only by reservation. 
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Community News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Free parking redistributed along Seawall Boulevard

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Galveston, TX – May 28, 2020 – This month, the City of Galveston changed the location of free parking along Seawall Boulevard to redistribute the spaces.

The City installed new signs, changed previous signage, and repainted the...

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Community News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Update regarding Lake Madeline channel

UPDATE: Test results returned do not trigger an advisory against swimming or fishing in the Lake Madeline channel.

*ADVISORY* A sanitary sewer line break caused a sewage overflow into the Lake Madeline channel near 74th Street and Heards Lane. No waste is...

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Community News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Water off along Heards Lane next Tuesday, Wednesday

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Residents along Heards Lane from 69th Street to 73rd Street will have their water off next Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The water will be off as part of work on the 24-inch water line project. We understand water outages are a major inconven...

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Community News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

City seeks public input on plan for CARES funding

The CARES Act made supplemental CDBG funding available through the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. HUD has awarded the City of Galveston $714,670 in CDBG-CV funding. The...

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Community News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Court denies bar owner's request for a temporary restraining order

Holly Landry, owner of Sharky’s Tavern, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to enjoin the city from enforcing Governor’s Executive Order GA-18.A TRO hearing was scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday. During the hearing, the city pointed out that...

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Community News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

City proposing changes to HOME program

The City of Galveston proposes to amend its 2017 through 2019 Action Plans for significant changes by reallocating funds and changing project descriptions for the HOME Program under the HUD HOME Program Waivers in response to COVID-19 Pandemic as follows....

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Community News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Notice: Sanitary sewer break causes release in Lake Madeline channel

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A sanitary sewer line break caused a sewage overflow into the Lake Madeline channel near 74th Street and Heards Lane. No waste is going into the channel at this time, and the contractor and city crews are working to identify where the break occurred.

The C...

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Community News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Water shutoff notice for 25th Street project

Temporary water service interruptions will continue at properties in the blocks surrounding 25th Street as part of the 25th Street reconstruction project. The water service interruptions are necessary to install water valves. For most properties, the serv...

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Community News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Galveston County and UTMB to Open Mass COVID-19 Testing

We’re sharing a press release from the county regarding public COVID-19 testing.

Galveston County, Texas – Starting Wednesday, May 20th, Galveston County and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) will be offering free COVID-19 ...

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Community News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City accepting applications, interviewing for Galveston Park Board trustees

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

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

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Community News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Six beach access points to close to vehicular traffic, pedestrian traffic allowed

Galveston, TX – May 14, 2020 – Six beach access points will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17, including at the San Luis Pass. The beaches are only closed to vehicles and remain open to pede...

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Community News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

McGuire Dent Recreation Center reopening to adults, by appointment

 

 

 

Galveston, TX – May 13, 2020 – The City of Galveston will reopen the McGuire Dent Recreation Center for adult fitness beginning Monday, May 18 as part of the state’s gradual reopening pl...

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Community News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Water service interruption this week on 25th Street

Temporary water service interruptions will continue at properties in the blocks surrounding 25th Street as part of the 25th Street reconstruction project.

The water service interruptions are necessary to install water valves. For most properties, the serv...

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Community News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

A message regarding fire marshal inspections of restaurants

A local restaurant contacted the City Fire Marshal’s Office with a concern about a fire protection contractor. The establishment had been visited by a contractor with a licensed fire protection firm who stated that the company had been &ldqu...

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Community News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Eight beach access points closing to vehicular traffic over weekend

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The City of Galveston is announcing changes in beach access and enforcement in advance of the weekend.

Eight beach access points in Galveston will be closed to vehicles beginning Friday through the weekend in response to concerns about heavy-traffic and th...

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Community News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Galveston County Food Bank, Moody Gardens hosting food pick-up

The Galveston County Food Bank and Moody Gardens are hosting a drive-through food pickup tomorrow for those in need. The food drive will begin Friday, May 8 at 9 a.m. and continue while supplies last. The food will be distributed in the west park...

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Community News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Full closure of I-45 beginning next week

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UPDATE: TXDOT has announced a change to the I-45 closure planned this weekend. The closure will begin Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. The work will occur nightly from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. from Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 15. The detour plans remain unchan...

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Community News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Have a supply kit ready

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is a good time to brush up on your family’s plan. As we approach hurricane season, remember that it’s good to stock up on a few supplies.In the event of a storm, you’ll want to have enough...

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Community News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness Week is a good time to get your plans ready

This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and today the focus is evacuation plans. 

Have you and your family started your hurricane season preparations? Hurricane season begins June 1 and we encourage all residents to begin thinking about...

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Community News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Water service disruption this week on 25th Street

ATTENTION: There will be water service disruptions this week along 25th Street from Broadway to Avenue N on the west side of the street as part of work on the 25th Street reconstruction project.Water will be turned off during the day, between 8 a.m. and 5...

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Community News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

City of Galveston issues new guidelines for reopening city

The City of Galveston has issued new guidelines for visiting City facilities in response to COVID-19. 

The Coronavirus has altered the way in which City employees provide essential services to the community. While we continue to provide all city s...

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Community News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Moody Foundation, Moody Endowment team up to support Galveston first responders

GALVESTON, TX – May 1, 2020 – First responders in Galveston have the necessary personal protective equipment to maintain health and safety for themselves and the public thanks to generous donations from the Moody Foundation an...

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Community News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Coronavirus-related signage templates available for businesses

Signage templates are available for local businesses to use in their retail and restaurants as desired related to the COVID-19 opening requirements issued by the governor earlier this week. These templates are available here and may be edited to reflect y...

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Community News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Galveston beaches to open May 1 with social distancing recommendations

Galveston public beaches will open Friday, May 1 with social distancing recommendations.

On March 17, 2020, the GLO gave approval for local governments to close beaches due to COVID-19. The basis for the GLO approval was the Governor’s State of D...

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Community News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

City, Park Board to co-host State of the City Wednesday

The Galveston tourism community is invited to join officials from the City of Galveston and the Galveston Park Board to receive updates on the COVID-19 pandemic response and plans to re-open Galveston businesses.

This State of the City address will take p...

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Community News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Reopening plans for Galveston following governor's order

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday issued Executive Order GA-18 relating to an expanded reopening of services in the State in response to COVID-19, including the necessity to adhere to standard health protocols including the requirement for social dista...

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Community News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

City accepting public comments for Thursday council meeting

The City of Galveston is accepting public comments in advance of the Galveston City Council meeting scheduled on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Public attendance will be restricted due to concerns about Coronavirus, but participation is still encouraged.

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Community News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Extended public comment time for 2020 CDBG and HOME Programs

 The U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs and has released the 2020 CDBG and HOME Funding Allocations. The City will receive ...

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Community News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Partial beach opening begins Monday

The Galveston City Council voted Thursday on a partial opening of public beaches. The vote was 4-3.

Beginning Monday, April 27, the public beaches will be open in the morning to pedestrians for exercise only. The public beaches will be open from 6 a.m. to ...

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Community News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Road closure on Chantilly Circle beginning Monday

Beginning Monday and for the following two weeks, a section of Chantilly Circle between the 7600 and 7700 blocks will be closed for a sanitary sewer rehab project.

These closures will occur daily between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Street parking will not be allowed...

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Community News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

GCHD continues to operate COVID-19 testing site

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The Galveston County Health District continues to operate its Galveston testing site this week at Fire Station No. 5, 5728 Ball Street. The hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and the health district is conducting 92 tests...

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Community News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

City accepting public comments for April 23 meeting

The City of Galveston is accepting public comments in advance of the special-called Galveston City Council meeting scheduled on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Public attendance will be restricted due to concerns about Coronavirus, but participation is still en...

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Community News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Galveston beaches remain closed until April 30

We understand there may be some confusion about which beaches are open at this time. 

Galveston County reopened beaches within the county jurisdiction, including Bolivar Peninsula and other unincorporated areas, on Monday, April 13. However, beach...

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Community News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Gov. Abbott issues new executive orders related to COVID-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday announced several executive orders related to the reopening of Texas businesses that have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first executive order is the establishment of a statewide strike-force to study the saf...

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Community News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

City partnering with RCC to host sexual assault prevention classes

The City of Galveston is proud to partner with the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County on sexual assault prevention classes geared toward empowering young girls. RCC is implementing a sexual assault prevention curriculum, Be Strong: From the In...

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Community News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

GCHD extends Galveston COVID-19 testing site hours

The Galveston County Health District is extending its operating hours for the COVID-19 Galveston testing site into next week. The site will be open by appointment Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The health district will be administering 92 tests a da...

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Community News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

March City Manager's Report now online

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The March City Manager’s Report is now online at www.galvestontx.gov/citymanagersreport. This comprehensive report details what each department in the City has accomplished in the last month, the progress that has been made on multiple ...

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Community News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Beginning Saturday, 45th Street will be northbound only

Beginning Saturday, April 18th, traffic on 45th Street will be restricted oneway northbound only (from Seawall to Broadway.) Traffic will move in the east lane, which is paved, and the entire west lane will be closed for paving. This will continue until f...

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Community News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Beginning Saturday, 45th Street will be northbound only

Beginning Saturday, April 18th, traffic on 45th Street will be restricted oneway northbound only (from Seawall to Broadway.) Traffic will move in the east lane, which is paved, and the entire west lane will be closed for paving. This will continue until f...

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Community News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Be aware of scams, suspicious activity

Scam alert! 🚨 Law enforcement in the region have reported a scam of people attempting to gain access to residents’ homes by claiming to be testing water for COVID-19. In those instances, the scammers claimed they were working for the city. Law ...

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Community News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Galveston County Health District opening island testing site

Galveston County Health District on Thursday will open its free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and expand its drive-thru testing to Galveston.

Testing will be available in Galveston Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18) by appointment only a...

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Community News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

City accepting public comments for April 16 meeting

The City of Galveston is accepting public comments in advance of the special-called Galveston City Council meeting scheduled on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Public attendance will be restricted due to concerns about Coronavirus, but participation is still en...

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Community News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Water line work beginning on Heards Lane

Work is beginning on a 24-inch water line project along Heards Lane. Residents will likely notice traffic control measures in place, however, two-way traffic along the roadway will be maintained during this phase of the project.

There will be rolling shoul...

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Community News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

City accepting new water and sewer tap applications

The City of Galveston will resume accepting new water and sewer tap applications effective Tuesday, April 14 at 8 a.m. 

The city had suspended these new applications, which typically are received for new construction homes, apartments and business...

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Community News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

City facilities closed in observance of Good Friday

City facilities will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. Except for the police and fire stations, city buildings will be closed and staff will not be there to answer phones or respond to online inquiries on Friday.  

Due to COVID-19, th...

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Community News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

City accepting public comments for April 9 council meeting

Galveston City Council will meet via video conference on Thursday, April 9 at 1:15 p.m. for a special-called meeting. The City is accepting public comments in advance of this meeting at https://forms.galvestontx.gov/forms/publiccomment. The agend...

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Community News
Posted on: April 8, 2020

City monitoring potential severe weather

The City of Galveston is monitoring a weather system expected to move through the area tomorrow. The U.S. National Weather Service forecast indicates that storms moving into the region Thursday could bring widespread rainfall of 0.5-1 inch with isolated a...
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Community News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

City accepting public comments for CDBG, HOMES programs

We’re accepting public comments for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs.
The U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME I...
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Community News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Governor's order rules golf courses nonessential services

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday clarified his statewide executive order to note that golf courses are to remain closed for the duration of the order as a nonessential service.
We thank you all again for your compliance in following these orders.&nbs...
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Community News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Galveston City Council extends COVID-19 emergency orders until April 30

The Galveston City Council on Friday extended several emergency orders related to the COVID-19 public health response, including a stay-at-home order, a public beach closure, and restrictions on hotels, short-term rentals, bars and restaurants.

All City of...

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Community News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Important upcoming events: State of the City and Virtual Town Hall

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In addition to today’s Galveston City Council meeting, two important events are happening next Tuesday to update residents about the COVID-19 response.

First, the Galveston tourism community is invited to join officials from the City of Galveston...

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Community News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Make sure we #CountGalveston, complete the Census today!

The U.S. Census -- taken every decade -- is extremely important to communities. An accurate count helps provide communities with the resources they need to serve their residents, including transportation grants and other important funding. While you&r...

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Community News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Orders related to COVID-19 available online

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Galveston, thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our hope is by making these sacrifices now we can get through this safely and as quickly as possible. The health of this community remains our top priority and we’re commit...

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Community News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

City accepting public comments for April 3 City Council meeting

The City of Galveston is accepting public comments in advance of the special-called Galveston City Council meeting scheduled on Friday, April 3, 2020. Public attendance will be restricted due to concerns about Coronavirus, but participation is still encou...

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Community News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Available resources for businesses affected by COVID-19

Galveston, TX – March 30, 2020 – The City of Galveston’s Economic Development Division has prepared information about several resources available for local small businesses affected by COVID-19.

The resources are available onl...

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Community News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Las playas publicas de Galveston están cerradas en respuesta al virus COVID-19

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Galveston, TX- marzo 29, 2020 – Dos ordenes están en efecto desde el domingo por...

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Community News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City annual financial report available online

The City of Galveston Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year 2019 is available online now at galvestontx.gov/financialtransparency

The report is prepared in compliance with a massive body of accounting and financial reporting ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Orden de Permanecer en Casa

Language translation through a partnership between the City of Galveston and Center for Violence Prevention, University of Texas Medical Branch. 

Además de las ordenes dictadas por el condado y estado, la Ciudad de Galveston esta bajo l...

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Community News
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Galveston public beaches are closed in response to COVID-19

Two orders are in effect as of Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2020 at 2:45 p.m. closing all public beaches in Galveston and restricting vehicle traffic on the beach west of the end of the Seawall. By state law, this order is in effect for seven days until Su...

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Community News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Three new orders in effect related to COVID-19

Three new City of Galveston orders went into effect Friday, March 27, 2020. The orders will in effect until at least 5 p.m. on April 3, 2020. The City of Galveston is closely monitoring the public health situation in Galveston County and COVID-19 cases. A...

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Community News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Dos and Don'ts of the Galveston Stay-at-Home Order

In addition to orders issued by the county and state, the City of Galveston is under a Stay-at-Home order until at least 5 p.m. on April 3, 2020. This order is in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community and based on guidance from federal, ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City taking precautions for public transportation

The City of Galveston is currently under a Stay at Home order except for essential business and activities. Public transportation is an essential operation and needed to ensure residents are able to reach grocery stores, pharmacies, report to work, and pe...

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Community News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City of Galveston to provide all essential services with limited staffing

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Galveston, TX – March 25, 2020 – The City of Galveston will continue providing all city services under the Stay at Home order; however, the City of Galveston has reduced its staff effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This may ...

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Community News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Four new orders in effect beginning Tuesday, including Stay at Home order

Galveston, TX – March 24, 2020 – Four new City of Galveston orders went into effect Tuesday, including a City of Galveston order for residents to stay at home except for essential activities. The Stay at Home order is in effec...

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Community News
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Governor Abbott, Mayor urge residents to stay home

Governor Greg Abbott has continued to emphasize his earlier executive orders, as well as adding others to increase hospital and care capacity.

During a Sunday news conference, Gov. Abbott announced a new order requiring health care professionals postpone &...

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Community News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City closing public entertainment venues and limiting food services, per federal guidelines

Mayor Jim Yarbrough on Tuesday enacted two orders closing public amusement venues, including bars, and limiting restaurants to take-out, delivery and drive-thru services, following federal guidelines regarding Coronavirus and public gatherings.

The order r...

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Community News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Rubber wheel trolleys operating on new hours

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Beginning today, the rubber wheel trolleys will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
The trolley fare is $1 for adults, while minors who are accompanied by adults can ride for free. Riders will need to bring exact change to place in the fare box because...
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Community News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Lasker Park Community Pool opens for 2020 season

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The City of Galveston is excited to announce that the 2020 community pool season has begun.

The city’s public pool opened Sunday morning at 10 a.m. as the kick off to the season. Throughout the spring, the lap pool will be open; however, the spla...

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Community News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Contractors moving forward on 25th Street project

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The City of Galveston issued the notice to proceed for the 25th Street project this week. As the contractor prepares to begin construction, the interior lanes northbound and southbound of 25th Street will be closed between Avenue K and Avenue M.

Contractor...

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Community News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Galveston recognized as Tree City USA

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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: 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

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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

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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 10, 2019

Celebrate the holiday season this weekend at the annual Christmas Parade

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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

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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: 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: 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

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.

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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 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: September 27, 2019

TxDOT to begin Broadway project this weekend

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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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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Hurricane Preparedness

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Helpful information on how you can be "Storm Ready" and ensure your family, friends, and pets have a plan in the event of an emergency.

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

WATCH G-TV LIVE

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Watch Live, City Council, Audio Meetings and more with G-TV.

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

City Manager's Report

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Learn what the City has accomplished in the last month and a preview of what's to come in the month ahead. This report covers the work of all City departments and what they have accomplished in the past few months.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Stay Connected

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Bicycling Galveston Island

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With expansions to the bicycle network, now is a perfect time for Galvestonians to embrace the sport. Do you want to learn more about cycling safety tips and new routes on the island? Click here to learn more!

Bike Galveston This is my Galveston

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