Fadden Building On The Strand

Tom Schwenk has sold the Fadden Building at 2410 The Strand has been sold. It was co-listed by Tom and Houston broker Randall Moudray. Lucky Chopra purchased the building and will redevelop it as a bar. He is well known for his commitment to redeveloping historic buildings in Galveston and Austin. Tom Schwenk says he […]

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Disco On The Dock – What A Night!

The Sea Star Base hosted the Disco on the Dock gala recently. It was a wonderful night that recaptured all the fun of the legendary nightclub Studio 54. The gala was in my honor and I was proud to see it was a completely sold out event. There was dancing, diner, cocktails and a silent […]

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Twelve Project’s Hidden Galveston

I got a real kick out of being a participant in this year’s Twelve Project. Each year 12 Island residents capture their view of life on Galveston Island using the same film camera, an Olympus Trip 35, with the choice of black and white or color film. I chose black and white film and set […]

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Studio 54 Disco on the Dock

I’m going to be honored by the Sea Star Base of Galveston at a gala benefiting community sailing. It’s going to be a fabulous night of celebration with a golden theme – “Studio 54 Disco on the Dock”. Make sure you save the date for Friday October 20, 2017. If you want more information or […]

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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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