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Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore Art Exhibit 

Whenever people walk on the beach, they invariably look down as they walk hoping to, perhaps, find that elusive, aged trunk of pirated treasures, a “message in a bottle” tossed from a ship a half century or more ago, or at least sea glass and beautiful shells churned up by raging storms. Sadly, more often than not, what they will find is debris—including plastic bottles and caps; rope; broken and derelict fishing equipment; lighters; toothbrushes; Styrofoam; and cans—all litter dumped directly onto beaches or into the ocean, and all of which is dangerous and potentially deadly to marine wildlife.

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Chilling Out with Moody Gardens' Baby Penguins

Two adorable, healthy Macaroni penguin chicks hatched in November, joining the family of penguins at Moody Gardens Aquarium. Easily distinguished from other penguin species, Macaroni penguins display distinctive bright yellow and black feathers at the top of the head. The first chick hatched on Nov. 6 weighing 62 grams, and the second hatched on Nov. 9 weighing 124 grams. The proud penguin parents are Bleu, a male who came to Moody Gardens from Montreal, and Feta, who ...

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Ten Wines

How Do You Deux Mardi Gras? 

“You don’t have to be from New Orleans to ‘laissez les bons temps rouler’,” chef Mary Bass told Galveston Monthly Magazine. And, by the sheer number of visitors to the island during Mardi Gras! Galveston, it’s safe to say that many Texans agree with her. More than a quarter million revelers are expected to “let the good times roll,” in a city that takes on an electric vibe for 11- to 12 days in February; a city where purple, gold, and green serve as a backdrop for over-the-top pageantry; where krewes are king, and royalty rules at masquerading.

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First Flight

Galveston's Daring First Flight

In January 1912, the island was buzzing with excitement about a strange apparatus that had arrived in town with the hope of flying above the city. Charles Keeney Hamilton, one of the most famous stunt pilots of his day, and his crew uncrated parts of his newly equipped Curtiss biplane at the parade grounds of Fort Crockett and erected a temporary hangar to assemble them in.

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Blend Into The New Year

Wine made with a single grape variety is known as varietal wine. Wines made with multiple grape varieties are known as blends. Some of the greatest wines in the world fall into the blended wine category, such as Bordeaux which is typically a blend using two or more of the five noble red grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The grapes are all harvested and vinified separately.

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Citrus Tree Companion Plants

Under planting, or companion planting, is a form of enhancing the condition of the existing trees or plants in your garden. Using this form of gardening will attract pollinators, deter common pests, and supply nutrients as well as improve productivity of fruiting trees like citrus.

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112th Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2023, hit the beach and the historic downtown of Galveston Island. The 112th Mardi Gras celebration this year is February 10-21. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, is expected to draw ...

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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.

January 2023 Issue

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From The Editor

From The Editor

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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.