Our City With a Soul

Congratulation to the Galveston County Daily News for celebrating its 175th Anniversary. In my advertisement to honor the occasion I found the perfect quote – “My theory was that a city without a newspaper is a city without a soul.” The Daily News certainly gives our city a soul and helps ensure we remain connected […]

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Summer Social on Galveston Island

On Wednesday July 26 there will be a Summer Social for the membership of the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council. Starting at 6pm there will be a silent auction, light bites and beverages. It will be held at 2301 The Strand in the Topgallant room upstairs in the League Building. It’s the perfect time to […]

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Oh Brother, What a Property!

Local contractor Chris Arneson has built a beautiful two story home at 9815 Tulum Court in Campeche Shores which is currently on the market for $339,900. Chris recently had his own brush with fame as the lead contractor on Jonathan Scott’s team for the HGTV’s “Brother vs Brother” special in Galveston. Pictured below are Chris […]

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Galveston Historic Preservation Heroes

Recognizing Galveston’s Historic Preservation Heroes As Chairman of the City of Galveston’s Landmark Commission, Tom plays a hands on role in helping preserve the historic houses and landmarks that make the city so special. In the third week of June the Landmark Commission recognized those who have made significant investments in historical preservation over the […]

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Community Hero Award

Tom has been chosen to receive an award at the 2017 Galveston Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. Tom does SO much for the Galveston community and this time he is being honored with the “Community Hero Award” for his contributions and efforts on the Community Pool Committee with The Rotary Club of Galveston. Congratulations Tom! […]

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Tom Schwenk: Neighbors Making a Difference

NOTE: This article about Tom recently appeared in the San Jacinto Neighborhood Association Newsletter. When I considered writing about Tom, I felt stumped. Not because I didn’t know what to write, but because there’s so much. He’s a larger than life character with a smile as big as Texas. Along with a laundry list of […]

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Galveston Vacation Rental – Historic Cottage

Make your next getaway one to remember at this lovely historic Coastal Cottage! By joining a commissary home built shortly after the 1900 Storm, with Galveston’s beloved Garden Home, a unique respite was created. The Garden house was originally built as an office for a Lumber Company that lost its building in the great storm […]

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2319 AVE M, Galveston, TX 77550

This Property Has Been Sold, or otherwise, is no longer listed for sale! Lovely Silk Stocking historic 1898 home with many updated amenities. Hardwood floors, transoms, and other architectural delights abound. Soaring 12′ ceilings, walk-thru windows, and 4 porches bring in light and gulf breezes! Etched pocket doors and ceiling medallions complete the Victorian charm. […]

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802 16th St, Galveston, TX 77550

This Property Has Been Sold, or otherwise, is no longer listed for sale! – See current listings for Galveston Real Estate or call Tom at 713-857-2309. Originally the carriage house for the George Ball house, it sits on 1.5 lots. 4 (or possible 5) bedrooms, 3/1 bathrooms. Large, palatial rooms with 12 foot ceilings. 2 […]

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Taking care of our seniors

According to ancient Greek fabulist Aesop, “No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.” I recently met the executive director of Libbie’s Place, Alice Williams, at an Alzheimer’s fundraiser sponsored by Kristen Carlson, owner of Right At Home. Alice filled me on the wonderful things occurring at Libbie’s Place and her love […]

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