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JULY 2017
around the island
Meet two local Galveston authors this month at Galveston Bookshop.
On Saturday July 15 from 3pm to 5pm, meet Kimber Fountain, editor
of Galveston Monthly magazine and author of the recently released
Galveston Seawall Chronicles
. The book traces the history of the
seawall’s 113-year existence, from its inception and construction
through the twentieth century to present day. As it adapted to the
cultural trends and political movements that defined the past century,
the seawall stood to represent the unbreakable spirit of Galveston’s resilient
population and provides a fascinating glimpse into bygone times.
On Saturday July 29 from 2pm-4pm, Galveston Bookshop will host a book
signing for local author Andy Horne with the second book in his
Decent Men
In the Company of Decent Men
. This political action thriller examines
the length of life’s shadows cast beyond a single historical event and one
generation. As in Andy Horne’s first
Decent Men
book, the characters are
substantive and unique people who inspire and entertain in equal measure.
Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd Street. For more information call
409.750.8200 or email
Book Signings at Galveston Bookshop
Armed with the same Olympus Trip 35
camera and their choice of black and
white or color film, this year’s TWELVE
participants will select one photo for gallery
display leading up to the exhibition and sale
on July 15th at 6pm in Edna’s Room of The
Grand 1894 Opera House.
Since 2011, the TWELVE project has given
individuals the opportunity to capture their
unique viewpoints of Galveston Island
through the art of photography. Created
by Will Wright and Shannon Guillot-
Wright, photography is used to highlight
the diversity of people, scenery, and
architecture in cities, as well as our diverse
viewpoints on life. This year, TWELVE
returns by having participants photograph
the hidden side of Galveston that might
otherwise go unseen.
2017 participants are: Anna Bassett, Amy
Bly, Brax Easterwood, Mark Garza, Emma
Hickson, Laura Hughes, Jeff Modzelewski,
Karen Parsons, Charlotte Pines, Ian Ramirez,
Roshawn Alexander, and Tom Schwenk.
“TWELVE’s mission is to use photography
as a means to elicit conversations and
connections about the community we all live
in together, but sometimes see differently,”
explains Shannon. “During an era of greater
and greater polarization, we bring diverse
viewpoints and opinions together instead of
seeing them as dividing lines.”
Proceeds from the sale of photos go to
organizations in Galveston who bring the
arts and humanities to youth and young
For more details on TWELVE, visit or contact Will Wright at
806.236.0715 or
Returns with Focus on
“Hidden Galveston”
he Grand 1894 Opera House presents Riders in the Sky in a
Salute to Roy Rogers,
King of the Cowboys
, Saturday, July 29 at 8pm.
Comedy and Western favorites Riders in the Sky return to The Grand with a salute
to country legend Roy Rogers. Join Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul, and Joey the
Cowpolka King, as they present an evening of toe-tappin’ fun. For more than thirty
years, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame of Western music passed on
by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers.
And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves
become modern-day icons by reviving, revitalizing, and branding the genre with
their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, all along encouraging
buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”
For tickets call 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit
Downtown Galveston’s food scene will soon be enhanced with the opening of Pelican Joe’s
BBQ Beer & Crabs. Owner, Joe Miller, left the high-tech world to explore a food truck venture
he started with wife, Belinda, in 2016.
You may have seen his “Better at the Beach BBQ” food truck on the Seawall in front of the San
Luis. He is now expanding this concept and opening a BBQ restaurant on the Strand. In addition
to BBQ, the menu will include steamed seafood and Fair Food favorites such as smoked turkey
legs, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and fried Twinkies.
“Our restaurant concept is bringing the beach to you. We want to provide a unique, fun, and
relaxed family atmosphere for locals and island visitors,” said Miller.
The anticipated opening date is in early August 2017. The restaurant will be conveniently located in the Strand Historic District in
the space many refer to as The Trumpets venue at Old Galveston Square. For more details call 409.771.JOES (5637).
New Restaurant to Open in The Trumpets Venue