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Daiquiri Time Out

Miracle at Daiquiri Time Out

‘Tis the season of holiday magic and miracles - people are nicer to each other, politics is (largely) put aside, hope fills the air, and wonderful surprises can be right around the corner. In Galveston, a bit of that unbridled joy has popped up at a local favorite hangout in the trendy west Market Street district: Daiquiri Time Out. “Year-round, we offer seasonal and classic cocktails and a full chef-driven food truck menu,” said owner Brad Stringer, 35, who...

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Osprey

Historic Model Dairy Building Reborn

The building at the corner of Winnie and 24th Street has been getting a lot of attention lately mainly due to the appearance of - of all things - cows. But the installation of these bovine statues and paintings isn’t as random as one might think. The new herd is moo-ving into downtown Galveston, surrounding the former Model Dairy building.Built in 1915, the structure was home to Model Dairy which used milk from 31 dairies in Galveston and surrounding counties.

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Ten Wines

Ten Pinot Noir Wines

Pinot Noir is most famously used in the wines of Champagne and Bourgogne, or Burgundy as much of the English-speaking world calls it, but it has traveled far and wide both in its home country and beyond. It is widely planted in other European countries like Germany and Italy, and it has become a favorite in the New World, as well.



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Citrus Trees

Planting Citrus Trees in Galveston

Citrus shows, citrus competitions, citrus festivals, and the quickly approaching citrus and fruit tree sales seems to be the perfect time to address the subject of citrus for Galveston. What to plant, when to plant and how to plant; the key issues when making citrus selections for your garden.

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Iceland

The Mardi Gras Tree

Southerners have a special knack for getting “lagniappe,” or a little something extra, out of life. So why should their Christmas trees be any different. After the traditional holiday season passes this year, many Islanders will be re-adorning their trees in purple, gold and green to create festive Mardi Gras trees.

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Tiara

Tiara On The Beach

TSatya, the privately held, Houston-based commercial real estate consulting firm, has revealed plans for Tiara on the Beach, Galveston’s first new condominium project in approximately 15 years. Ideally located on Galveston’s West End at 10525 San Luis Pass Road, the ten-story mid-rise’s limited collection of 63 luxury residences, each thoughtfully designed with captivating ...

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MARDI GRAS! GALVESTON 2023 FEBRUARY 10-21, 2023

DISCOUNTED ADVANCE TICKETS AND PASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Mardi GrasGalveston Island’s 112th Mardi Gras celebration will return to the Historic Galveston Strand District in 2023 from February 10 through Fat Tuesday on February 21. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees this year for two weekends of live concerts, parades, balcony parties, elegant balls and new festive additions. For a limited time, discounted tickets are now on sale for general weekend admission, general admission ticket packages and all access balcony party passes. Balcony party passes are limited and will sell out quickly. Musical headliners are being finalized for the festival’s concert lineup and will be announced on January 3, 2023. To purchase tickets and passes visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

For a limited time, discounted tickets are now on sale for general weekend admission, general admission ticket packages and all access balcony party passes. Balcony party passes are limited and will sell out quickly.

Musical headliners are being finalized for the festival’s concert lineup and will be announced on January 3, 2023. To purchase tickets and passes visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

CHRISTMAS TREE PURCHASED IN GALVESTON IN 1910 NOW ON DISPLAY

Mardi Gras PosterA 112-year-old Christmas tree is now on exhibit at the Galveston County Museum through the end of December. The tree was one of the first artificial trees sold in Galveston.

It was imported from Germany and sold at Eiband’s Department store for $11 in 1910. Several ornaments on the tree pre-date the tree.

Real candles originally lit the tree, and a bucket of sand was kept under the tree in case it was needed to extinguish a fire. Also, under the tree was a bundle of switches to encourage children to be on their best behavior.

In 1910, the tree was usually put up the night before Christmas and then the family gathered around. An adult would carefully light the candles for a very brief time as there was great risk of fire.

TIt was cherished for generations before it was donated to the museum by the Martin, Ringh, and Conley Families.

Galveston County Museum is located at 722 Moody (21st Street) in the old Galveston County Courthouse building. The museum is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. For more information call 409.766.2340.

2023 MARDI GRAS! GALVESTON OFFICIAL POSTER CONTEST

Mardi Gras PosterIn honor of the 112th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston, Yaga’s Entertainment, Inc. has invited everyone to submit their design for the Official Poster Contest of Mardi Gras! Galveston. The winning poster will be reproduced as a commemorative poster to be released as part of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2023.

The artist with the winning poster will receive a $1000 award. If the winning artist is a high school student, the student will receive a $500 award and the high school art department will receive a $500 award.

Submissions will be accepted through January 12, 2023, and should be delivered to Y aga’s Entertainment, Inc. at 2314 Strand.

The All Krewe and Official Mardi Gras! Galveston Poster Unveiling Party will take place on January 26, 2023, at Beerfoot Brewery at 28th and Seawall Blvd. The Official Mardi Gras! Galveston Poster will be sold in limited quantities at Surf Styles, located at 2119 Strand.

Those interested can download a packet with application and details on how to submit your artwork at www.mardigrasgalveston.com.


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December 2022 Issue

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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.”

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GFD History
Galveston Fire Department

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

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Seawall Chroncilces
Seawall Chronicles

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

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Historical Homes
Galveston's Historical Homes

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

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