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They came in droves to the island, where surfing’s past melded nicely into its present with big hugs, laughs, stories over cold beer and of course, hitting the surf.

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Sports Season Returns to the Island

As the Houston area revels in the confluence of the baseball, football and basketball seasons overlapping each other, Galveston residents and visitors are enjoying their own “season” of sorts.

UTMB Offering Free Screening Mammograms for Women Sunday Oct. 18 and Nov. 8

​In an effort to reach uninsured women in Galveston County, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening are collaborating to provide free screening mammograms in Galveston.

UTMB Developing Guidelines for Commercial Space Travel

Now with the advent of commercial suborbital space travel, that opportunity is closer than ever before for everyday citizens.

Holiday With the Cranes Returns This December

Holiday with the Cranes is a new island experience that offers nature enthusiasts a unique opportunity to spend a weekend observing and celebrating the flocks of Sandhill Cranes that migrate through Galveston each winter.

UTMB Study Shows Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

​A new population-based study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed for the first time that exposure to testosterone therapy over a five-year period was not associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

Galveston To Celebrate 175th Birthday of Island Architect Nicholas Clayton

For Galveston’s most beloved architect’s 175th birthday, Galveston Historical Foundation will be joining the City of Galveston for a special week of celebration to conclude with Nicholas Clayton Day on Sunday, November 1.

Burns and Trauma Care Get Boost from Texas 1115 Waiver Project

An innovative approach to the way health care providers treat burns and trauma patients is being led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston as part of a program that assists uninsured, indigent and Medicaid patients throughout the state of Texas.