Galveston County and the other counties in Trauma Service Area R could join at least 71 other counties in Texas under more intense COVID restrictions.
What’s that? An inquiring reader emailed: “Can you please tell me what that huge — by local standards — building is that is located to the west, sort of behind Buc-ee’s in Texas City? It looks too big for a hotel or multi-family residences.”
Despite the cancellations of some of our most beloved holiday events, Galveston still has plenty going on this season. So, since it appears that most of us, like the song says, will be home for Christmas, plan to grab your mask and enjoy the island’s offerings.
Suite spot: After more than a year of renovations, Ami and Georgia Meyer Barzilay have transformed a long-vacant hotel space into nine boutique office suites in a venture called Urban Works, 601 Ninth Ave. N. in Texas City.
Checking in: In what owners are calling an amicable split, three prominent island hotels — Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House and Harbor House Hotel and Marina at Pier 21 — will end their 25-year hotel management relationship with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts effective Jan. 1.
The Galveston Wharves Board of Directors has adopted a conservative 2021 budget based on past performance and realistic forecasts for the coming months. It’s important to remember that we’re a self-supporting, city-owned business that does not rely on tax dollars for any part of our operations.
On the Trails: Inquiring readers want to know about that land clearing on the southwest corner of FM 1765 and Delany Road in La Marque.
From selling snow cones to renting chairs and umbrellas, small business owners, concessionaires, work to enhance visitors’ and residents’ beach experiences. At park board-managed parks, these concessionaires provide amenities to visitors and an opportunity for the vendors to build a successf…
Bank notes: A long-vacant bank building in Texas City is soon to get a new life. Eric Torres is preparing to open Pallet Bar & Grill in the former Texas City National Bank, 701 6th St. N.
Let’s talk trash. Galveston Wharves is implementing a number of waste reduction initiatives as part of our voluntary Green Marine environmental certification. Implementing recycling programs in our facilities, using sustainable paper products and limiting the use of plastic bottles are some …
Palm reading: Long-term rental houses on the island’s West End and even citywide are hard to come by in a market known for lucrative short-term vacation units. But that might soon change. Texas-based Wan Bridge plans in December to begin work on 94 single-family detached houses in a developm…
The Industrial Development Corp. will spend more than $100,000 in effort to help business suffering because of the pandemic restrictions.
Without holiday events and with rising COVID-19 cases blunting business travel, the island's tourism industry faces a season of uncertainty.
As Galvestonians know, hurricanes can cause serious and finite damage to property. Recent storms, like Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Beta, have caused some other problems, murkier in nature. These problems center around public beach designations and who’s ultimately in charge of cleanin…
A federal order stopping cruises from sailing is set to end on Oct. 31. Workers dealing with joblessness because of the COVID-19-related shutdown say that's when the cancellations should end.
Room service: Friendswood attorney and developer Jerome Karam has signed a franchise agreement that will brand his island boutique hotel, underway at the former Falstaff Brewery site, as a Trademark Collection by Wyndham, he said.