Will a government shutdown slow down a beer garden? And what ever happened to plans for downtown island eatery The Southern By The Strand?
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).
Former First Lady Laura Bush will be the keynote speaker at the Galveston Regional Chamber’s 12th annual Galveston Women’s Conference set for May 9 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston.
One of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to take advantage of living in a tourist destination and visit the attractions and museums right in my own backyard. I’m in luck! On Jan. 26, 12 Galveston area museums will participate in the inaugural Galveston Museum Day.
Galveston is blessed with many attributes, chief among them engaged residents. Many islanders and area residents have offered their opinions and have asked questions about a proposed new pavilion at Stewart Beach.
Ready for takeoff: Those rumors flying around the island are true — enterprising island brothers Billy, John and Todd Sullivan have acquired the 100,000-square-foot building formerly occupied by the Lone Star Flight Museum, 2002 Terminal Drive in Galveston.
Since I’ve lived in Galveston, I’ve seen two major beach nourishment projects take place along the seawall. It wasn’t until I started working at the Park Board that I began to truly appreciate how these projects — and many policy decisions — come to fruition.
Buzzy buzz: It was the case of the disappearing Shell station. As one reader put it: “It was gone in a matter of days.”
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.
Crystal clear: More details are emerging about the 70-acre mixed-use entertainment destination planned for Lago Mar, particularly about the 12-acre crystal clear lagoon. And it’s apparent the development will significantly increase the number of restaurants in Texas City.
Former Texas State Sen. A. R. “Babe” Schwartz, a founder of the Galveston Park Board, said he envisioned that the trustees had to truly be representative of the best our community had to offer. More than 50 years later, the Park Board of Trustees of the city of Galveston remains comprised of…
When visitors to Galveston stay overnight in a hotel, condo, bed and breakfast or short-term rental, they’re assessed a 15 percent tax known as the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT). These funds help keep our beaches clean, protect beachgoers, market Galveston to potential visitors and more.
Tail to tell: The island’s seawall is home to a new distillery, and this one serves moonshine — legally.
Street strategy: Island businessman Allen Flores confirms he and business partner Bebob Neumann plan to open Playground Patio Bar, 2325 Strand, in the space previously occupied by Portside Bar & Clothing.