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When Galveston, a town of 50,000, welcomes more than 7 million visitors each year, there are plenty of impacts to the community. And many of those impacts are positive for island residents.

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One of the goals of the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), as the island’s tourism managers, is to help build off-season business. One way the organization plans to do this is by building the sports tourism sector. With the help of its partners, the organization is seei…

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Galveston Island welcomed 7.2 million visitors in 2018, up from 7 million in 2017. The numbers reflect another record-breaking tourism season that has a far-reaching impact to the island.

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Lately, I’ve been getting some questions about the seawall parking program, facilities and services there. I’d like to take this opportunity to offer some clarification.

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Tasty tidbit: If your fortune cookie predicts a new Texas City restaurant will soon come into your life, believe it. Yummy Yummy Hibachi Sushi & Buffet was planning to open Monday, provided final inspections went well. The eatery is in the building previously occupied by steak and buffet…

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As public relations director for the Park Board, much of my job involves relating to the media, but I do also have opportunities to relate directly to potential visitors to the island.

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After watching a recent city of Galveston City Council workshop session that centered on the Park Board’s finances, I did some digging. I went directly to the Park Board website and searched for some of our financial records.