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.
Islanders want them to return, promoters want to give it a try and everyone is waiting on the governor's go-ahead.
Island leaders agree the number of visitors — and the amount of money — that made their way onto the island over the summer weren't as far below normal as they might have been. But many business owners still are facing a fall devoid of the major festivals that help them survive the lean months.
World domination: Friendswood attorney and developer Jerome Karam continues adding to his ever-growing real estate holdings in Texas City, this week finalizing acquisition of the vacant Sears building at 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in what’s now known as Mainland City Centre.
During the last several years, the park board has developed and implemented measures to curb littering at the beaches. Most recently, it launched a Clean Team initiative.
Arbitrary distinctions separate still-shuttered businesses from those that have been allowed to reopen, according to some business owners.
But some members of the Galveston Industrial Development Corp. board, which has committed money to the bridge, aren't sure that's the best route.
Firearms sales are up and ammo is in short supply across Galveston County and the nation as people worry about the future.
Brewers want direct communication with governor about why they're closed while similar businesses are allowed to operate.
Some business advocates argue the city should get creative as the pandemic takes its toll on small shops, restaurants and other ventures.
Despite many downsides, the pandemic has changed buying habits in surprising and beneficial ways, industry insider say.
The board is considering three options, including direct grants, utility assistance and marketing assistance — but not every business would be eligible.
Between openings and closings and changing regulations, many brewery and bar owners are feeling frustrated.
Fortune cookie: Inquiring islanders want to know about all that construction-prep work near Odyssey Academy on the southeast corner of 61st Street and Stewart Road in Galveston. City officials confirm it’s for fast-food eatery Panda Express.
Galveston's drivers, security guards and dockworkers are adjusting to life without the cruise industry, and wondering when they'll ever be able to go back to work.