News Flash

Posted on: February 18, 2019

Mardi Gras! Galveston Gives Back

More than 350,000 people are expected to visit Galveston during its 108th Mardi Gras celebration taking place Friday through March 5. While much attention is given to the parties, parades, and entertainment, less is given to the many nonprofit organizatio...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

The CVB – On a Mission!

Inside the Park Board: The CVB – On a Mission!

 

I have always enjoyed my Galveston County Daily News’s colleague Frances Powell referring to Galveston as “The Little Apple.” I’m writing this column today 23 floors above the streets of Manhattan, i...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Park Board Working To Combat Abandoned Beach Canopies

An important mission of the Park Board is to be good stewards of our coastal environment. Sometimes, this means our team has to make some decisions that aren’t the most convenient for some.

Case in point is the issue of canopies and other persona...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: January 28, 2019

News From The Boardroom for January's Meeting

 

Galveston Park Board Update: January 21, 2019

The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Park Board Plaza. Below is an update of news from the boardroom.

Board Approves For Babe’s Beach Nourishme...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: January 22, 2019

International organization recognizes Peter Davis

A new year brings a new award for one of the Park Board’s own. Earlier this month, Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis was selected to receive the 2019 Paragon Award from the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF).

The award reco...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Readers’ Questions: Stewart Beach Pavilion

STEWART BEACH_A VISIONING PROCESS

Inside the Park Board

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: December 17, 2018

Setting Higher Standards for Park Board Concessionaires

From selling snow cones to renting chairs and umbrellas, small business owners, concessionaires, work to enhance the visitors’ experience. At Park Board managed parks, these concessionaires are expected to meet certain standards.

First, some back...
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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Park Board Trustee 101

Park Board Trustee 101

Former Texas State Senator A.R. “Babe” Schwartz, a founder of the Galveston Park Board, said he envisioned the trustees had to be truly be representative of the best our community had to offer. More than 50 years later, the Park Boar...

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Inside the Park Board
Posted on: December 3, 2018

A Penny With A Purpose

When visitors to Galveston stay overnight in a hotel, condo, bed and breakfast or short-term rental, they are assessed a 15% tax known as the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT). These funds help keep our beaches clean, protect beachgoers, market Galveston to poten...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 28, 2019

News From The Boardroom for January's Meeting

 

Galveston Park Board Update: January 21, 2019

The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Park Board Plaza. Below is an update of news from the boardroom.

Board Approves For Babe’s Beach...

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News from the Boardroom
Posted on: December 19, 2018

12/11/18 News From The Boardroom

Galveston Park Board Update: December 11th, 2018

The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th at Park Board Plaza. Below is an update of news from the boardroom.

Approval of Funding for Shuttle Transporta...

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News from the Boardroom