Galveston Island will celebrate its 109th Mardi Gras celebration with a plethora of parades, balls, concerts and family-oriented events tonight in the entertainment district in downtown Galveston.

This year’s festivities will kick off with the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award presentation to VJ Tramonte at 5 p.m. today in front of The Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

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Ron Shelby

Congratulations VJ!

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