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By The Numbers

By The Numbers

In 1996, a diverse population of 14,000 artists, more than half of whom were children, joined together to paint a 2.5-mile-long mural; the longest in the world. More than 25 years after its completion, the world’s largest paint-by-numbers artwork is in need of refurbishment.

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Smith Perry

Smith Perry Boarding House

The large, rambling house at the corner of 23rd Street and Avenue K may be a portrait of abandonment in its current state, but it has a long history of hosting visitors and being called home by generations of Galvestonians. ...

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Daniel Leggett

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Life rarely works out the way we plan, but sometimes, an unexpected fork in the road can lead to something beautiful. That’s certainly the case for muralist Daniel Leggett of Bacliff.

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Drink French

Aromatic White Wines

The April showers have brought forth the May flowers and those heady aromas can also be enjoyed in the glass this spring with aromatic white wines. Aromatic white wines are defined by their pronounced floral aromas backed up with bright fruit that comes in a range of flavor, intensity, and sweetness.

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Sarah Bird

Palm Tree Options for Galveston Island

The question of whether Galveston Island is a true tropical island or not has been debated for years. There are differing opinions on this subject because we live on an island that many of us would prefer to call tropical. Dictionary definitions state that tropical islands are situated within or close to the tropics located just north and south of the equator.

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ATIGalveston’s newest boutique Patch Co now open
The popular Galveston boutique dorothy may’s by Alspaugh may have closed its doors in October 2021, but a new shop—Patch Co—opened in the prime downtown space on February 18, 2022.

The owner is a familiar face to shoppers, Julie (nee Patch) Roberts, who managed dorothy may’s. Roberts said when Dorothy Alspaugh decided not to renew her lease, she made the decision to open her own shop in the same space.

Inside, many of the products carried by dorothy may’s can be found, including Kendra Scott, Yellowbox, Moonglow, Able, and Lenny and Eva.

“New brands to the store are Spartina, Redwood Co, Christina Greene, and Qudo,” Roberts said. “We have clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, and some home goods. I wanted to make sure that we were a complement to the stores already on the Strand and not duplicate what others are selling. We do have a men’s section—a couch and a TV.”

The merchandise includes a variety of clothing that would appeal from teenagers to seniors, “and we also have an amazing selection of plus size clothing.” But you don’t have to live on the island to shop. “We do have an online shop and deliver locally, ship anywhere, and we offer pickup. Everything that is in the shop is online.”

Patch Co is located at 2111 Strand in downtown Galveston. The boutique is open daily from 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday. For more details call 409.220.3148 or visit

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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.

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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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