A Thriving Art Scene in our Galveston Island Community

The philosophy of the National Endowment for the Arts is, “A great nation deserves great art.” The Galveston Arts Center and the Galveston Art League work to bring that philosophy to our community. Every sixth Saturday night in Galveston you will see people of all ages roaming the downtown area from art gallery to art […]

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Galveston Farmers Market Helps Keep Isle Fresh

Did you know we have our own farmers market? One of the things I love about Galveston is that people don’t complain about things. They change things. Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is just one example where a group of Galveston people, led by Cate Black, have made something happen because they wanted to bring something […]

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History: The Treasure of Galveston Island

On the east side of Galveston there are three residential historic neighborhoods: The East End Historic District, Silk Stocking, and Lost Bayou and one commercial/residential district Strand and Mechanic. When walking around these neighborhoods or driving along Broadway, historic architecture is everywhere. Even more so since Ike, as homes are more visible ater the unfortunate […]

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What’s Up In Downtown Galveston?

Whether one lives here on weekends or full time, more and more people are choosing to live in Downtown Galveston.   They are attracted by the great restaurants, bars, boutiques and other entertainment options which are a step above most cities of our size. In terms of dining, our choices are varied with many diferent […]

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Texas A&M at Galveston: A Great Neighbor to Galveston Residents

Texas A&M at Galveston: A Great Neighbor to Galveston Home Owners Living in a city the size of Galveston, we are fortunate to have three different upper level educational institutions, one of them being Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG). I bet you didn’t know that percentage wise we have the same amount of college […]

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Community Matters When Buying Your Home

From my most recent column in the Galveston Daily News: I read an article last year on advice for home buyers on what to look for when buying a house. It had an interesting twist. Instead of the physical aspects of a home and its attributes, which while of course important, it spoke about the community […]

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Galveston Island Celebrates Annual Galveston Restaurant Week

It’s my favorite time of the year in Galveston: Restaurant Week! The annual event showcases the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to ofer, and it is a benefit for the Galveston County Food Bank. The event runs through January 24. For a city of about 48,000 people, having […]

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Mardi Gras Galveston 2015 – More Than Just Beads

I have many happy Galveston memories leading the Krewe of Bacchus riding in the Krewe of Aquarius Parade in the Mardi Gras! Galveston 2013 is right up there. Mardi Gras is another unique highlight to living in Galveston. Did you know our island hosts the third largest Mardi Gras in the United States with 23 […]

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A Lot to Love About Galveston Island Living

Note: This post is a slightly-edited article – the first in a series from Tom – which originally appeared in the Galveston County Daily News. As the new president of Galveston Association of Realtors, Tom’s weekly column will highlight interesting topics related to Galveston Real Estate, homes for sale in Galveston county, as well as […]

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