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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Join a neighborhood association for great friendships and fun

There’s a saying that “good fences make good neighborhoods.” While it might be true that no one wants a nosey neighbor who is in their business all the time, I think strong neighborhood relationships make for great friendships, great fun and of course great neighborhoods. If you move into a neighborhood with an association I […]

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Moody Gardens — a generous partner

See Tom’s articles about Galveston Real Estate each week! I was at the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) annual meeting last week. This non-profit, community- based volunteer organization sponsors, supports and develops nature-based educational and recreational activities.They help to promote the value of natural habitats and resources in the Galveston area increasing the quality […]

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Galveston quality of life — what is it really?

Published in the Galveston Daily News in a column where Tom writes original articles about Galveston Real Estate. This newspaper has had some interesting front page articles recently about, in my opinion, easily resolved issues. So it made me stop and think, what are the important things that folks look for in a community? I think […]

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