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While back in school, I remember receiving progress reports in advance of my report cards. They were meant to show my academic performance at a given time during the semester. At the park board, staff does something similar.

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From improving air quality to reducing waste, Galveston Wharves is identifying impactful ways to make long-term changes to improve the environment. Guided by Green Marine, a voluntary environmental program for North America’s maritime industry, the port staff is researching, planning and imp…

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Soon after I started working at the park board in 2015, the organization embarked on an ambitious project to create a brand new beach west of 61st Street, now known as Babe’s Beach.

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Like most of us, the park board trustees had to pivot in their roles as volunteers for the organization and in their roles as businesspeople. Board meetings went from in-person to remote, budgets had to be adjusted and the group had to roll with mandates coming and going.

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Summer 2021 will go down in the Port of Galveston’s 196-year history as a momentous period of major milestones. Despite pandemic-related business disruptions and an estimated loss of more than $44 million in cruise revenues, the port moved forward with major Strategic Master Plan projects an…

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended an Astros game in Houston and struck up a conversation with the person sitting next to me. I told him I work to promote Galveston, and I mentioned Juneteenth. He said he hadn’t heard of it before. I let him know that it was likely he’d start hearing it everywhere.

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Meteorologists are forecasting above-normal activity during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season with 13 to 20 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to five major storms. Fortunately, Galveston Wharves is ready with a comprehensive preparedness and response plan built on years of experi…

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Stewart Beach was formally dedicated as a beach park in 1941 — 80 years ago. In that time, it’s been through many changes. I had the chance to talk to some who had some light to shed on this Galveston treasure during its early “glory days.”

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This month, the Galveston Wharves became only the second port in Texas to become certified to participate in Green Marine, the voluntary environmental program for the North American marine industry. Certification demonstrates a long-term commitment by our board and staff to work to continuou…

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If you’re interested in making a difference in the community through volunteer leadership, consider becoming a park board trustee. The board consists of nine members, and five of those seats will be up for appointment later this month.

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Part of what makes being a Galveston resident so special is that we get to live in a place where other people vacation. And where there are millions of people on vacation, there are great restaurants, attractions and events for visitors and residents alike.