Meanwhile, Buck's Barbecue closes shop, Target gets a major makeover in Clear Lake Shores, and Pier 1 Imports prepares to close its island store as it struggles to compete with online retailers.
While I admit it’s not necessarily a bad problem to have, deciding where to eat for lunch each day presents almost too many choices. The struggle is real. And it’s about to get more real as the island kicks off Galveston Restaurant Week Saturday through Feb. 9.
If 2019 was a year of planning and milestones at the Port of Galveston, 2020 will be the year to begin implementation. The Galveston Wharves Board set goals for a number of major projects and programs in 2019; now comes the challenging work of bringing those plans to reality.
Tradewinds turnaround: The rumors were true about dd’s Discounts planning a Texas City store. A subsidiary of Ross Stores, dd’s has signed a lease to open an 18,000-square-foot store in a subdivided space previously occupied by grocer H-E-B in the Tradewinds Shopping Center. The lease is the…
Rooftop report: Affordably priced houses with waterfront views in Galveston? It sounds as elusive as mermaids and pirate treasure. But it’s what developer Jerome Karam has planned for Hideaway Estates on the southeast corner of Zingleman and Ostermeyer roads on Gangs Bayou on the island’s We…
One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2020 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. 25 and 26, 12 Galveston and area museums will participate in the second annual Galveston Museum Day.
A much-awaited chicken restaurant hatched in Texas City, a long-delayed beer house opened in League City and, after decades of dashed hopes, one developer made good on his promise to put the old Falstaff Brewery building in Galveston back to use. 2019 was a year of fruition and saying "final…
Wait is over: Island-based American National Insurance Co. for several years has wanted a six-story, 550-space employee parking garage in the block west of the company’s downtown tower — One Moody Plaza — and planned to partner with Port Arthur-based development firm The ITEX Group to get it done.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the $100 million investment that Royal Caribbean will make in Galveston to build a new cruise terminal. This project will stimulate major economic benefits for the port, the city and the community.
Fresh from the oven: Texas City’s 6th Street just got a little sweeter. As promised, Kaitlin Stafford has opened Bear Fruit Bakery, 611 6th St., next to Hey Mikey’s Ice Cream.
Stack flak: After an expensive nine years, the Village of Tiki Island has agreed to settle a lawsuit, allow a proposed dry-stack boat storage development to proceed and to compensate the plaintiff.
One of the great things about living in Galveston is not having to leave the island to complete holiday shopping and enjoy some great holiday events that are bound to become family traditions. Next weekend, the island has much to offer those who wish to get in the holiday spirit.