On the waterfront: Texas-based TopSide Marinas this week announced it had acquired waterfront assets of the Galveston Yacht Basin, 715 N. Holiday Drive, from sellers Greg Pappas and Rocky Sullivan, managing partners of GYB Investors, resolving months of rumor and speculation.
Minding manors: After well more than a year of work and renovation, businessman and island art gallery owner Graham George is preparing to open boutique hotel The George Manor, 1502 Market St. in Galveston. George plans to open the eight-suite hotel in a historic 1860 house originally built …
Many large, local businesses still are waiting on exact guidance from the federal government on how they'll be required to enforce vaccine and testing rules.
This time of year, many Galvestonians become armchair meteorologists. We watch the weather and seek out sources of information when it comes to hurricanes and major storms that develop in the tropics and in the Gulf.
Did you know that, of the Port of Galveston’s total 840 acres, 357 acres are on Pelican Island? While the port’s Galveston Island acreage is almost fully developed, more than 300 acres with waterfront access are available for greenfield development on Pelican Island.
Talk of Tiki: A long-awaited mixed-use luxury development is getting closer to reality in Tiki Island.
Despite strong summer showings locally, many businesses still are struggling to find workers.
Center piece: As promised, Friendswood attorney and developer Jerome Karam has added 135,000 square feet to JMK5 Holdings’ growing commercial real estate portfolio.
As the summer season winds down with a long weekend, residents and visitors to Galveston can set their sights on the upcoming slate of fun, fall festivals. The best weather of the year is on the horizon, and these outdoor festivals are making a return after a year’s hiatus.
On this Labor Day, let’s take a moment to recognize the thousands of men and women who work on the Galveston waterfront to keep our economy moving. We would not be the fourth most popular cruise port in North America or a major Texas cargo port without our dedicated maritime workforce.
Luxury lowdown: A five-story, 300-unit multifamily luxury development is set to rise on six acres next to the Galveston Yacht Basin on the island’s East End.
While August and September signal the end of summer vacation for many, we here in Galveston become vigilant weather trackers. We know all too well that this is the time of year prone to storms that can make their way to the island.
Galveston tourism tax revenue surged this summer in large part because of increased demand and a new rule that increased collection among short-term rentals.