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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

Reminder: Broadway lane closure Saturday for procession

Lane Closure(2)

The Holy Family Parish is hosting their annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession on Saturday, December 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This event is family friendly and free to attend. The procession will necessitate the closure of the far left lane of Broadway be...

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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: December 4, 2019

Dickens on The Strand returns this weekend

Dickens map

Dickens on The Strand, the annual Victorian holiday festival, returns to The Strand in historic downtown Galveston on Friday, December 6. The festival will run through the weekend (December 6 to December 8.)

Dickens on The Strand is a festival with a 19th-...

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Community News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Utility billing online payment will be down Dec. 13

The Utility Billing software will be unavailable on Friday, December 13th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The system is undergoing an upgrade during this time and the payment portal will not be functional.

 Attempts to pay during the system upgrade could r...

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Community News
Posted on: December 2, 2019

GPD Annual Promotion and Awards Ceremony

Galveston, TX - December 2, 2019 - Two longtime Galveston peace officers were promoted to new ranks last week and dozens of officers were recognized for exemplary service during the annual promotion and awards ceremony.Pedro Alcocer was selected for promo...

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Community News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Sign up to participate in the holiday parade!

CHRISTMAS PARADE (1)

The holiday parade -- sponsored by the Galveston Municipal Police Association -- is coming up soon and there are still spots open to participate in the parade!

 This year’s parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 14 beginning at 6 p.m...

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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 30, 2019

No overnight parking on Seawall Blvd

overnightparking

Lone Star Rally visitors and residents, remember that City ordinance restricts overnight parking on Seawall Blvd.Parking is not allowed between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Seawall Blvd from 6th to 59th streets, from 63rd to 89th streets and from the 9300 block o...

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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 18, 2019

City ready to assist customers whose utility bills were affected by mail delay

Galveston, TX – Oct. 17, 2019 – A storm-related roof collapse at a Houston Post Office processing center in mid-September caused delays and other possible problems with mail, including utility bills from the City of Galveston....

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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 15, 2019

Water leak near 6100 block of Seawall

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A water leak at 6102 Seawall is causing issues for residents on  Seawall between 61st Street and Central City Boulevard.

City crews are at the site assessing the issue.

 Residents in this area may experience low water pressure or no water...

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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: October 2, 2019

City releases body camera footage of August 3rd arrest

Galveston, TX – October 2, 2019 – The City of Galveston and the Galveston Police Department have received the administrative review of the August 3rd arrest of Donald Neely conducted by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. ...

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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 26, 2019

City property for sale near beach

(Galveston, Tx.) September 26, 2019 - The City of Galveston is currently selling real estate property located at 2604 Avenue Q (aka 2001 26th St) in Galveston, TX 77550. Consisting of a building and land, the property is for sale on the online government ...

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Community News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returning this weekend

Shrimp fest map

Galveston, TX – Sept. 26, 2019 – Galveston Island Shrimp Festival is returning this weekend and we want residents to be aware of road closures to plan their weekend driving.

The tenth annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival wil...

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Community News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Public Works offices temporarily moved to new location

As we prepare to demolish the annex off City Hall, the Public Works offices have moved across the street to 2508 Ball Street. All phone numbers for Public Works contacts remain the same.

People needing to visit Public Works for santiation services, dumpst...

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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 23, 2019

Utility bills affected by Houston Post Office mail delay

Storm damage at a Houston Post Office is causing a mail delay in Galveston, including utility bills. If you usually receive your water bill this week, expect for the bill to arrive later.
Though the Houston Post Office has reopened, we do not have an estim...
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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: September 12, 2019

City to host second meeting on 45th Street corridor project

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

Galveston, TX – September 12, 2019 – 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 earlier this year and it is...

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Community News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Road closures announced for Sunday march (Sept. 15)

Flyer of Street closure sign

Galveston, TX – September 12, 2019 – A march planned for Sunday afternoon will necessitate street closures in downtown Galveston between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Organizers have planned a march for Sunday, September 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. i...

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Community News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

City advocates for funding for West End septic to sewer project

Picture of city staff attending Restore Council meeting

The City’s Legislative Coordinator Sally Bakko and City Engineer Daniel Christodoss spoke on Monday night seeking support and funding for a West End Septic to Sewer project during a public meeting conducted by TCEQ Commissioner Toby Baker on pro...

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Community News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

City launching new, redesigned utility bill

sample bill

Galveston, TX – Sept. 6, 2019 – Residents and businesses may notice a change to their utility bills this month as the City of Galveston launches a new billing layout.

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

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Community News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City of Galveston selling decommissioned EMS building

property

The City of Galveston is selling a real property located at 2604 Ave Q, AKA 2001 26th, Galveston Texas 77550. The property is just three blocks from the beach and behind Galveston’s protective Seawall.
Prospective buyers may submit offers through...
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Community News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Galveston Municipal Court announces amnesty program, beginning Sept. 3

Galveston, TX – September 3, 2019 – The Galveston Municipal Court will offer a nearly month-long amnesty period to provide an opportunity for people to pay outstanding tickets at a reduced rate and clear outstanding warrants.

The City o...

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Community News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

City wants residents to be aware of upcoming road closures

roadclosurenotice

As the city works to improve roads and infrastructure, there are a few upcoming road closures and water cutoffs for residents to be aware of.

Contractors will have sectional road closures on 77th Street from Beluche Drive to Chantilly Circle in order to re...

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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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Community News
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Notice of proposed property tax rate

Notice of proposed tax rate

A tax rate of $0.582433 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Galveston. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governi...

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Community News
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Project underway to identify water losses in the City’s pipeline infrastructure

GALVESTON, TX – July 22, 2019 – Work will continue this week on a project to identify water losses in the City’s water infrastructure system to save money and reduce water waste.  

The City of Galveston has made repai...

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Community News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Planning Commission introducing awards program, seeking nominees

GALVESTON, TX – July 12, 2019 – The Galveston Planning Commission is introducing the Planning and Design Awards, a program to recognize recent Galveston projects that provide a great benefit to the community. 

The awar...

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Community News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Street closures, water shutoffs for 45th Street project

45th Street Project Update

The 45th Street reconstruction project continues to run on schedule. We understand that the road closures and detours are a hassle for residents and business owners in the area, but please know that we are doing all we can to keep this moving along as swi...

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