Events That Help Make Galveston Our Corner of Paradise

Last weekend, my column on tourism was made possible by the information given to me by the great folks at the Park Board led by Executive Director Kelly de Shaun, Galveston’s top cheerleader. It got me thinking of other upcoming events that are great for tourists and residents alike and make our corner of paradise […]

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Tourism and Islanders’ Quality of Life

Tourism is an important economic driver on Galveston Island. Economic impact studies published by Tourism Economics (an Oxford Economics Company) report that Galveston generated $136 million in tax revenues, with $63.6 million accruing to state and local governments. Local taxes helped offset the average household tax burden by $3,116 per household. Tourism generated revenues, exclusive […]

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Galveston Realtors: A Valuable Asset To Our Community

Tom is president of the Galveston Association of Realtors and writes a weekly column for “The Galveston Daily News”. This is an edited version of this week’s article from the newspaper. This year I’ve been writing about the things that make Galveston great because I’m passionate about this place and believe that while real estate metrics […]

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The Galveston Island Environment and Those Who Support It

On the first floor of the 1940 Sears Building located at the corner of 23rd and Broadway is the GHF Architectural Salvage Warehouse. Did you know that GHF is the landlord for three ecofriendly non profits as well? They are the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy, the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and the Turtle Island […]

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Galveston Daily News Feedback, Plus Tom Visits Scottsdale

Response to Galveston Daily News Articles As part of his leadership role with the Galveston Association of Realtors, Tom writes a weekly article for The Daily News in Galveston. Recently, he received responses from local Galvestonians regarding the weekly column.  We’ve added them to the Happy Customers page but thought they might serve well on their own […]

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Artists and Pet Communities Meet Home & Garden Show

Few of us are only involved in one activity in our community, and when groups work together using their talents, wonderful things happen. For example, the Galveston Art League put out a call for artists to create garden art posts that will be a primary fundraising feature of the silent auction for the upcoming Galveston […]

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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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