News Flash

Posted on: December 2, 2022

Island Transit reducing service hours

Island Transit fixed-routes will begin operating on a reduced schedule (one hour shorter) beginning Monday, December 5 because of an ongoing staff shortage. 

The change will only affect fixed-route services. As a result of the changes, the fixed r...

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Community News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Short-term rental registration due by Dec. 31

Short-term rental operators, hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts are required to renew existing and register new properties by the end of the year. 

Following city ordinance, vacation rental owners must register their properties and display thei...

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Community News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Public notice of comment for proposed 59th Street storage tank

This notice has been posted to inform the public that the City of Galveston is preparing to apply for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding for the 59th Street Water Storage Tank Project and that public comment on thi...

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Community News
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Dickens on The Strand returns this weekend

Dickens on The Strand, the annual Victorian holiday festival, returns to The Strand in historic downtown Galveston on Friday, December 2. The festival will run through the weekend December 2 to December 4.  

Dickens on The Strand is a festival wit...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Public meeting for stormwater master plan scheduled for Dec. 15

The City of Galveston will host a public meeting with an open house for the Stormwater Master Plan (SWMP) Project on December 15, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Galveston Water and Electric Light Community Center, located at 715 30th Street,...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Public hearing for proposed 59th Street water storage tank

This notice has been posted to inform the public that the City of Galveston is preparing to apply for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding for the 59th Street Water Storage Tank Project. 

The project includes...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

City of Galveston to host a Stormwater Master Plan Public Meeting

Galveston, TX – November 18, 2022 – The City of Galveston will host a public meeting on Thursday, December 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Galveston Water and Electric Light Community Center, 715 30th Street, Galv...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Updated GLO CDBG-MIT Regional Method of Distribution Application for Funding

 Proposed Project: 59th Street Water Storage Tank

 

Planned Activity Budget Amount:        $17,489,505.50

 

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

City Manager's Report now online

The latest City Manager's Report is now available online. This comprehensive report details what each department has accomplished in the last month and what's to come in the months ahead. The report is available online here

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Community News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Avenue S reconstruction project update

The Avenue S reconstruction project is moving forward on schedule. The contractor has completed work on the northside of Avenue S from 53rd to 45th streets. This includes roadwork and curbs, sidewalks and driveways on the northside.

Work on the southside o...

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Community News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Lasker Park tennis courts closed for resurfacing as part of larger improvement project

City of Galveston tennis courts are getting a makeover as part of a citywide resurfacing initiative funded by Better Parks for Galveston and the Industrial Development Corporation. 

The tennis courts at Lasker Park near 43rd Street and Av...

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Community News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Public hearing notice for proposed 59th Street water storage tank

The City of Galveston is seeking disaster and recovery funding for a proposed 59th Street water storage tank. 

A public hearing for the project will be held during the November 17 regular City Council meeting. 

The City of Galveston propos...

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Community News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Did you see a #GetHomeSafeGalveston sticker downtown?

Look for the #GetHomeSafeGalveston QR code sticker if you're out and about in downtown Galveston. The QR code leads to resources for safe rides home and transit options, including numbers for local cabs, ride shares, and public transit routes.
The...
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Posted on: November 2, 2022

23rd Street reconstruction project underway with road closures

There are road closures associated with the 23rd Street project throughout this month. 

There will be a full closure on 23rd Street from Avenue K to Avenue L and on Avenue K from 23rd Street to 21st Street. Both areas will be closed until November...

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Community News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

City updated concessions, food trucks rules

The next few months are packed with festivals and special events, which often means additional concessionaires and food trucks on the island. Given that, we want to make sure everyone is aware of changes to the ordinance governing concessions and the rece...

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Community News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Lone Star Rally rolling into town this week: Street closure notices and transit information

The annual Lone Star Rally returns to the island this week with a line-up of events. The four-day motorcycle rally will take place Thursday to Sunday, November 3-6. 

The rally is concentrated in historic downtown and Seawall Boulevard, where there...

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Community News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Share Your Holidays Food Drive begins today

The City of Galveston is pleased to announce participation in the Annual “Share Your Holidays Food Drive organized by ABC13. 

 

The Food Drive will help to stock the Galveston and Houston Food Banks in time fo...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Float registration open for the annual Christmas Parade

Galveston, TX – October 26, 2022 – The annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Municipal Police Association, returns to the island on Saturday, December 10. 

Residents and visitors are invited to attend thi...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

The 40th Annual Island Oktoberfest Oct 21st-22nd, 2022

Black Simple Celebrate Oktoberfest Flyer

The 40th Annual Island Oktoberfest is set for Friday & Saturday, October 21st – 22nd, 2022. The festival is a fun Fall celebration of German music, sweets and drinks, and will also include arts & crafts, vendors, and kids activities.&...
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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Better Parks for Galveston, City hosting unveiling of sculpture in Shield Park

The public is invited to attend a sculpture unveiling in Shield Park, located at 33rd and Church streets, on Wednesday, October 26, at 5:15 PM.

Better Parks for Galveston and the City of Galveston Parks and Recreation Department are excited to unveil this ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Multi-Disciplinary Response Team update

The Galveston Police Department is currently in the process of implementing a Multi-Disciplinary Response Team (MDRT). The integrated team will consist of a licensed mental health professional, a paramedic, and a police officer responding to calls for ser...
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Community News
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Advanced water meter project update

The City is making steady progress on the new Sustainable Interactive Customer Connections project to upgrade all water meters to advanced metering technologies.  

The Municipal Services Department and the contractor (Utility Metering Solutions) h...

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Community News
Posted on: September 20, 2022

City Council supports efforts to increase state funding for community colleges

Galveston, TX – The Aim Hire Policy Coalition, made up of more than twenty leading business and education organizations, urged state policymakers to strengthen funding for community colleges in Texas and drive improved...

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Community News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Galveston Island introduces an innovative health-first, paramedicine model to navigate behavioral 91

City of Galveston officials announced plans for a multi-disciplinary response team approach involving its city police, fire, and local mental health authorities, an innovative health-first model to respond to 911 emergency calls involving people with ment...

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Community News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

New downtown parking rate in effect

Rate changes to downtown parking are going into effect today. City Council voted last month to increase the parking fee to $2.25 an hour and implement paid parking on Sundays to fund cleaning initiatives downtown. The vendor responsible for our downtown p...
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Community News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Public comment open on draft 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Galveston has prepared an update to the local hazard mitigation plan, in accordance with 44 CFR, Part 201. This plan identifies the hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities specific to the City, and identifies specific mitigation actions that can a...

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Community News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Two new outdoor fitness courts opening in public parks

The City of Galveston is excited to announce the addition of two new outdoor fitness courts, funded by grants from the Community Development Block Grant facility improvement program.

Just in time to help you meet your health and fitness goals in the New Y...

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Community News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Golf cart inspection provider list

UPDATED! Remember, there are new rules for golf cart rental operators and owners passed to promote better safety on our roadways.

Under the new requirements, annual registration fees for golf carts will increase to $150 for commercial golf cart rental oper...
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