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Disaster Preparation - Generators

Preparing your house (and life) for disaster situations can seem like a daunting task, especially considering that it is a lot of work to prepare for an event that may never happen. Here on the Gulf Coast, we are a little more cognizant of the need to be prepared because of the perpetual, annual threat of hurrican season. Even still, the mad rush on local grocery stores and gas stations in the days prior to an impending storm is enough to demonstrate that most people do not think of the things they will need - until they need them.

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Texzs Wildflowers

Spring Vegetables

“Vegetable gardening is an exciting and enjoyable hobby that provides the home gardener with a chance to get outdoors, to learn about, to enjoy nature, and produce a harvest of delicious homegrown vegetables. We can actually see the results of our labors materialize into something of real value.”

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Value Vino

Sip Like A Sommelier

While different sommelier associations have different wording or descriptors for their observations and conclusions, they all use three basic steps when evaluating a wine--Visual, Olfactory and Taste.

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The Bach Society's Special Matinee Consert April 17

Bach SOciety

The renown Bach Society of Houston will present a special matinee Concert this Spring at Galveston's First Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 17, at 3:30 p.m. This concert will be held in the church sanctuary.

Recognized for presenting exemplary, historically informed performances of the music of J.Bach and those who constitute his legacy, this concert is entitled "Bach: Somplete Sonatas and Part for Unaccompanied Violin Part III." Presenting the final performance of the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin will be Bach Orchestra members, Maria Lin and Kurt Johnson.

A free-will offering of $5-$10 will be appreciated. For more details, email Rick Erickson at, Kristen Turner at or call First Lutheran Church at 409.762.8477, ext. 4.

Oleander Garden Festival and Annual Sale April 24


The International Oleander Society will commemorate these magnificent flowering shrubs and trees with their annual festival and sale at the Betty Head Oleander Garden Park located at 2524 Sealy Avenue on April 24 from 10am -4pm..

Oleanders will be available to purchase along with other locally grown plants. Look forward to a lovely walk in the park with live music in the background, garden items sales, hourly raffle drawings, coloring book giveaways and tropical plant vendors.

An opportunity for both residents and visitors to join the Society in paying tribute to the cherished oleanders. Admission is free. For more details call 409.770.4312

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    Arts & Culture

    Beaches aren't all Galveston has to offer. Local theater productions, contemporary art exhibits and other family events that always inspires.


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    Home & Garden

    Enjoy inspirational interiors, decorating and gardens from those that help shape Galveston Island style.

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    Food & Drink

    Where to find lunch, brunch, dinner covering casual to fine dining. These places are not afraid to try new things. Hope you're hungry.


In response to the ongoing fight against Covid-19, the City of Galveston is now requiring all customers of public-serving Galveston businesses to wear masks. This order is in effect thru September 30, 2020. The order requires commercial entities that provide goods or services directly to the public to establish a health and safety policy requiring face coverings for customers aged ten or older. The face coverings should fully cover your nose and mouth. The order does not apply to nonprofits and other noncommercial operations that serve the public.

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Strand Chronicles
The Strand

The portion of Galveston’s Strand Street between 20th and 25th Streets is called simply, “The Strand.”

GFD History
Galveston Fire Department

Galveston Monthly presents a multi-part series on the history of the Galveston Fire Department.

Seawall Chroncilces
Seawall Chronicles

Built after the Storm of 1900 to protect Galveston from future storms.

Historical Homes
Galveston's Historical Homes

Histories of the incredibly rich past of the architecture in Galveston.



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