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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Not All Learning Takes Place In The Classroom

With spring break a memory, our students are taking mandatory tests to prepare them for their next grade level. Before you know it, summer vacation will be here and learning, albeit informally, will continue. During the year there are also alternative learning experiences for all ages. ED Fest 2015 This free event showcases the great […]

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Community Involvement Helps Make Galveston Great

As the weather warms up, Galveston becomes home to a number of amazing events. For locals and visitors alike there are many great attractions for family fun, some of which are even free. Movie Nite on The Strand Movie Nite on The Strand is at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand. Moviegoers are encouraged to stop for […]

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A View of the Island Through Fresh Eyes

I spent some time with my friend Kristen Carlson this week. Kristen is the CEO of Right at Home, a member of the Downtown Galveston Rotary Club and an incredible community volunteer. As the organizer of the Rotary Group Study Exchange, she has been head host for five young New Zealand professionals. These folks are […]

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Bolivar Peninsula A Great Place to Recharge and Enjoy

The weather has been beautiful and with daylight savings we have more time to enjoy being out and about. A great place to enjoy is the Bolivar Peninsula. Bolivar Peninsula, named for the South American hero Simón Bolívar, is a “barrier island” stretching 27 miles along the Texas Gulf. To get there from Galveston, you […]

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