UTSA graduate students help keep isle beautiful

From the Galveston Real Estate newspaper column UTSA graduate students help keep isle beautiful Were you aware that for seven consecutive summers UTSA Architecture students have been invited to Galveston to work collaboratively in the field with the Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF)? The Island’s leading architectural preservation and cultural advocacy organization again has teamed up […]

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We have a new neighbor

See Tom’s article about Galveston Real Estate each week in the Galveston Daily News The Bryan Museum opened to much fanfare on Juneteenth after preview parties for neighbors and friends. Located at 1315 21st Street, this beautiful brick landmark sits in the heart of the San Jacinto neighborhood. The building was an orphanage for nearly […]

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Summer traditions not to be missed

From Tom’s weekly Galveston Real Estate related articles Summer is tourist season and a good time to see the island through an outsider’s eyes. Many of the visitors to our island are families, and if you are a local who is staying in town, it’s worth remembering all the great stuf there is for kids […]

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History comes alive in Galveston

A weekly column about Galveston Real Estate contributed to The Galveston Daily News I love to tell people history comes alive in Galveston. We have a rich and diverse history of many American firsts. This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Juneteenth celebrations which are one of those many firsts. This celebration started here, […]

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors Makes Galveston Community Great

This article originally appeared in the Galveston Daily News in a weekly column written by Galveston Realtor, Tom Schwenk. There’s a saying you can judge a society by the way it treats its weakest members. It’s a philosophy I subscribe to and one I’m sure many Daily News readers can relate to. A variation of […]

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Calling all public pool fans

Did you know that our lovely island community has never had a public pool? I ran into my friend Kathy Tiernan at the Galveston Island Beach Review last weekend who was telling me how fundraising efforts were coming along to provide a public pool, and how important itis for us all. Construction of the pool […]

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Thank You Beach Patrol

Happy Memorial Day weekend! While many of us see it as a weekend for honoring our nation’s veterans and inviting friends and family over for a barbecue, and the oicial kickof to summer, the Galveston Island Beach Patrol (GIBP) sees it as the busiest holiday of the year. In fact, it is expected that 250,000 […]

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Citizens Police Academy: Protect With Respect

The Galveston Police Department, under the direction of Chief Henry Porretto, have started multiple programs to help better serve our community. They are passionate about helping improve our community and resolving any quality of life issues that may arise. They have an ongoing program that has built a platform for communicating with citizens: Protect With […]

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Volunteering: The Backbone of a Community

I have the best job n the world. I get to introduce folks to one of the greatest places to live. Many of my clients are fortunate to be able to purchase a second home as weekenders. Others are urban pioneers who contribute to the community by restoring one of our aging dowagers. I also […]

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