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Galveston Corner Stores Were Lifeblood of the Community

No doubt, my childhood wouldn’t have been the same without our wonderful, quirky and quaint corner stores.

Galveston Alleys Are a Hidden Treasure

No one has to tell me how cool Galveston’s alleys are. I am privileged to have learned that first-hand.

Planning a Meeting? Why Not in Galveston?

Most visitors come to Galveston to relax on the beaches, stroll the Strand, maybe visit museums and to dine at some of the island’s most popular restaurants. Yet despite it being a vacation destination, Galveston is also a great place to hold meetings.

Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest Returns This Weekend

A diverse crowd of chili and beers lovers is expected to converge on the island’s Historic Strand District to take part in the 8th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest. It will take place on Jan. 20-21 at 23rd Street and The Strand.

Restaurant Week Spotlight: Catch of the Day

When it comes to Restaurant Week, Galveston has quite an advantage with its fresh seafood - it's literally all around us!

UTMB Researcher is Co-Inventor of a Faster and More Accurate Test for Diagnosing Zika

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center, have developed a new detection test for Zika that is faster and more accurate than currently available tests.

First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach

The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston's seawall.

Restaurant Week Spotlight: The Fertitta Magic and Galveston Island

One of the great things about living in Galveston? You may know him as the Billion Dollar Buyer; we know him as Tilman Fertitta.

A Beginner's Guide to Galveston Restaurant Week

For food lovers—I’m looking at you, foodies—Galveston Restaurant Week is like Christmas, the 4th of July and Thanksgiving all rolled into one, big gastronomic celebration.

Restaurant Week Spotlight: Our Favorite FRESHtaurants

For today's Restaurant Week Spotlight, we focus on two eateries that have carved out an unforgettable niche for both their culinary creativity as well as their garden-fresh recipes. They're what we choose to call "freshtaurants."