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Turf Grasses

Hibiscus Cousins

Galveston gardeners share a distinct fondness for hibiscus, as evidenced by the proliferation of these plants in landscapes and gardens all over the isle.

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Free Libraries

A Novel Idea In Our Community

Galveston is lucky to have wonderful libraries and bookstores, but when the recent temporary closings due to the Covid pandemic took place, the community discovered the option of "Little Free Libraries" across the island.

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Summer Sips

Summer Sips From Spain

At the forefront of modern winemaking, Spain was early in delineating wine regions based on geography and was already establishing and naming regions of quality in 1926.

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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.


Freedom Boat Club – the world’s largest members-only boat club – recently opened their new Galveston Island location. Freedom Boat Club of Galveston is located at Pelican Rest Marina on Offatts Bayou.

Freedom Boat Club was founded in 1989 in Sarasota, Florida. Today the Clubs 230+ locations welcome hundreds of members to its docks each day to enjoy a day on the water while they take care of the rest including fueling, cleaning, maintenance, and more.

Enjoy boating while on vacation, visiting your second home or on a business trip? Year-round Club members enjoy privileges at every Freedom Boat Club in the USA, Canada, and France. No other boat club has the number of locations (currently over 230 different locations), boat fleet size, and reciprocal benefits that Freedom Boat Club offers.

Freedom Boat Club offers a variety of membership plans to fit the unique boating needs of its members. Everyone who joins the Club enjoys unlimited access to their Home Club fleet. Reservations are made using their proprietary, member-friendly online reservation system.

No matter which membership option you choose, you receive professional, on-the-water training to help make you an educated, safe and confident boater.

Because Freedom Boat Club has so many diverse locations across the U.S. with different seasons and usage demands, the offerings may vary in terms of seasonality and related rates. Your local membership executive in the market of your choice will be very happy to review the specific membership opportunities available with you.

Freedom Boat Club of Galveston is located at the Pelican Rest Marina, 7819 Broadway. The Marina offers Smitty's Bait Camp on site, Number 13 Prime Steak & Seafood Restaurant and other amenities.

For more information call 409.572.9278 or visit


Fullen Jewelry is proud to announce that their newest custom-designed "Long Live Galveston" bracelet has arrived and now available. Designed specifically for Galveston, the bracelet is a statment piece and whether you are a BOI, an IBC and even a visitor to the Island it shows that you have pride in the community where you feel most connected.

The bracelet is sterling silver with 14kt yellow gold accents and styled as a hook bracelet with different sizes available. It is the latest in Fullen's collection of custom-designed bracekets that include "The Original Galveston" bracelet, "The Spirit of Galveston" bracelet and the "Republic of Galveston" bracelet.

Fullen Jewelry is located downtown at 2215 Postoffice Street. For more information or to make a private appointment call 409.763.0555. The store is allowing customers and visitors into the showroom but please call for hours and days open.


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.

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.



August 2020 Issue

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