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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The power of partnering

School today is so much more than the three R’s. Life lessons are a big part of the curriculum at Galveston school district. For example, the Galveston Ministerial Alliance — through the support and initiatives of the Rev. Susan Kennard, rector at Trinity Episcopal, and Rabbi Marshal Klaven, from Temple B’nai Israel — has agreed […]

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Tom Meets “Sully” during the Texas Association of Realtors annual convention

The Texas Association of Realtors converged in Fort Worth Aug. 31 through Sept 4 for the annual convention. The guest speaker was Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III, a retired airline captain, aviation safety expert and accident investigator, best-selling author, speaker and consultant. Pictured, from left, are House Company broker Carolyn Clyburn, Sully and Galveston Association President […]

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Fine arts the dessert in the banquet of life

We have two wonderful live theater venues in town, Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) and The Grand 1894 Opera House, that bring quality plays and performances to our island and provide an opportunity for entertaining evenings. There are other fine art outlets as well that add to our quality of life and making living here […]

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An opportunity to spotlight Galveston

I just returned from the Texas Association of Realtors Conference in Fort Worth, and I’m happy to report I learned a few things — more out of the classroom than in. We live in a very optimistic, entrepreneurial state. Being around such folks only makes my smile wider. Next year, this conference is coming to […]

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Galveston Initiates Financial Program for Historic Properties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City Initiates Financial Incentive Program for Rehabilitation of Historic Properties Three-Prong Approach to Restore, Rehab Historic Properties (GALVESTON, TX) September 3, 2015 – Galveston City Council recently passed a three-prong approach to encourage the rehabilitation of historic properties on the Island through a financial incentive program. In this approach, there are three […]

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Preserving island’s beaches a win-win

A lot of beach nourishment is going on to the benefit of Galveston Island. Jerry Mohn, president of the Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, filled me on recent sand nourishment projects. In March, about 118,000 cubic yards of sand was placed from the end of the seawall to Dellanera Park. […]

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Living on a sand bar – why it works

Summer is winding down, the seawall traffic is slowing and soon it will be fall. It’s a subtle change here on the Gulf Coast. It seems to have been a good summer. I think last year the seaweed may have put off some tourists, however with all there is to do and see, it felt […]

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