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Jack Morris

Jack Morris

It is a portrait of a man who will forever be cherished by those who love him, not only for his staggering talent, unapologetic opinions, and a wisdom only bestowed upon those who dare to build their life from nothing, but also for an unbridled dedication to his ...

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Cruise Terminal

Bringing Royal-Sized Cruises Into Port

Galveston is an island of about 50,000 residents, but nearly 7 million visitors travel across the causeway every year. Soon these visitors will have an impressive new cruise terminal at the historic Port of Galveston to enjoy as well.

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The Key-Harriss Home

Even before the Key-Harriss house was built, a prominent citizen of Galveston lived on the property. Dr. John Fannin Young Paine (1840-1912) lived in a home on the lot from 1884 to 1910.  The physician was  a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Univerisity of Texas...    

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Onewheel Rentals

One Wheel

Ready to carve the road? Try out Salt Water Gift Shop's Onewheels, often referred to as electric skateboards. Instead of the four, small-wheel system of a regular skateboard, the Onewheel has one large wheel located in the center of the board. With a short learning curve, you'll be cruising the streets in minutes.

The Onewheel contains smart, self-balancing sensors to keep you upright and gliding down your path. Begin with your back foot placed on the rear sensing pad. Next, put your front food on the other sensing pade.

The sensing pads cue the motor to engage. To accelerate, simply lean forward. To slow down, lean backward. To dismount (no gymnastics required), continue to lean bck until the Onewheel slows to a stop, the lift the heel of your front food off the sensor.

Onewheels can be rented for $30 per hour or $90 for the day (store opening to store closing). Salt Water Gift Shop and its knowledgeable instructors also offer lessons on how to ride Onewheels. Lessons are $75 per hour and include the Onewheel and required protective gear.

You must be 18 years of age and sign a waiver. Those under 18 must have a parent sign the waiver. Lessons are offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Beginner lessons are held on the beach.

Those who take a lesson and want to purchase a Onewheel board from Salt Water Gift Shop will receive a $75 credit towards the purchase of the board.

Salt Water Gift Shop is located on 18th Street and Seawall. For more information about Onewheel rentals, call 409.497.2571 or visit

All In Favor Say Woof!

ArtwalkBoth local island dogs and fur-ists (that's tourists, with fur) let out a collective howl of appreciation last month with the opening of the all-new West End Dog Recreation Area, a massive undertaking that has filled a glaring absence among the amenities of Galveston. 

Galveston Golf Cart Inspection Provider List

Remember there are new rules for golf cart rental operators and owners passed to promote better safety on Galveston roadways.

The Grand 1894 Opera House Presents the Texas Tenors For Two Shows August 14

Texas TenorsThe Grand 1894 Opera House closes its 2021 Summer Season with the rescheduled two performances of the internationally-acclaimed The Texas Tenors: Honoring the Legends! Saturday, August 14, at 4pm and 8pm. This production - originally designed to showcase The Grand's 125th Anniversary - will celebrate music legends who have appeard on The Grand's stage during its history.

Since appearing on America's Got Talent in 2009, The Texas Tenors have performed over 1,300 concerts, released four studio albums, starred in two PBS specials, and released four DVDs, in addition to releasing multiple singles, and publishing a children's book - all of which has earned them impressive recognition - including three Emmy Awards

JC, Marcus and John have also been included among the top 50 acts in the world, and the only vocal group from the United States to be invited to compete on NBC's primetime series America's Got Talent: The Champions. JC, Marcus and John filmed their second PBS special at The Grand and their most recent albums - "Rise" and "A Collection of Broadway and American Classics" - both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart.

Tickets for both performances are now on sale. Currently, seating capacity is limited to 200 patrons per performance. Social-distancing and masks will be required for all attending the concert. To purchase tickets, call 409.765.1894 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.

  • Eat drink local
    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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