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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Vacation Rentals on the Rise

I can’t begin to count the number of times when I tell someone I’m from Galveston, they start to share fond memories of staying in their beach houses with their families as children. Those stories made me realize that Galveston has bee...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

USACE Galveston District awards $20.9 million dredging project with beach renourishment component

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS GALVESTON DISTRICT (June 20, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a $20.9 million contract Tuesday to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC for maintenance dre...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Support Galveston's Lifeguards

This Friday, Galveston will celebrate its lifeguards at its annual barbecue fundraiser. The event is open to all in the community who wish to support the men and women who keep beachgoers safe.

And our lifeguards definitely hit the ground running during Me...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Celebrate World Oceans Day

On Saturday, communities across the globe will celebrate World Oceans Day, and Galveston is no exception. Those who wish to learn about the world’s oceans and ways to protect them have two fun opportunities to do so.

Local conservation organizati...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Islanders, Visitors Should Heed Safety Tips This Summer

Well, it’s finally here — Memorial Day Weekend, the official kickoff to the summer tourism season. It’s time to start traversing the island on the one-ways.

It’s also a good time to remind islanders and visitors abou...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

News from the Boardroom for May's Meeting

The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Park Board Plaza. Below is an update of news from the boardroom.

Board of Trustees Approves Submission of Three Coastal Erosion Grants 

At its meeting Tue...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Sports Tourism A Success

One of the goals of the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), as the island’s tourism managers, is to help build off-season business. One way the organization plans to do this is by building the sports tourism sector. With the...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

2018 Tourism Numbers Break Records

Galveston Island welcomed 7.2 million visitors in 2018, up from 7 million in 2017. The numbers reflect another record-breaking tourism season that has a far-reaching impact to the island.

The figures come from an economic impact study commissioned by the G...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

April "Island Times | A Park Board Update"

Each month, our incredible team members make significant strides throughout the community to further the mission of the Galveston Park Board. The "Island Times | A Park Board Update" is a monthly publication that highlights those achievements, b...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Begin Birding With The Big Sit

Galveston is a birding mecca. Thanks to its prime location on the trans-Gulf migration route, hundreds of bird species pass through or reside on the island.

And, just like the birds that flock to the island, birders do too. Those who think they might like ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Grass Roots Marketing At Consumer Shows

As public relations director for the Park Board, much of my job involves relating to the media, but I do also have opportunities to relate directly to potential visitors to the island.

One such occasion was at the end of March when a colleague and I attend...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Introducing the Financial Transparency Page

After watching a recent city of Galveston City Council workshop session that centered on the Park Board’s finances, I did some digging. I went directly to the Park Board website and searched for some of our financial records.

Even though I knew t...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Blazing Trails at the East End Lagoon

If you haven’t visited the East End Lagoon lately, you may want to reconsider. Recently, walking trails and signs have been added to the nearly 700-acre parcel that will enhance your experience there.

The trails form a half-mile loop through the ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Have Fun In This Tourist Town

It seems like there’s never a dull moment — or weekend — in Galveston. With Mardi Gras in the rearview mirror, spring break is now in full swing.

Spring break is a time of year I’m glad to live in a place where many others choose to vacation. If you’re sta...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Readers’ Questions: Stewart Beach Pavilion

STEWART BEACH_A VISIONING PROCESS

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Readers Questions: Stewart Beach Pavilion 

 

Galveston is blessed with many attributes, chief among them is an engaged citizenry. Many islanders and area residents have offered their opinions and ha...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Have Fun In This Tourist Town

It seems like there’s never a dull moment — or weekend — in Galveston. With Mardi Gras in the rearview mirror, spring break is now in full swing.

Spring break is a time of year I’m glad to live in a place where many ...

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