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Free Sandcastle Building Lessons Coming to Stewart Beach

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.

A Genetic Mutation Provides a Potential Explanation for the Recent Spread of Zika Virus

The Zika virus may have undergone a genetic mutation that enabled it to become the serious public health concern we are battling today.

Murals Guide to Galveston

A guide to the many eye-catching murals located across the Island.

Disabled People Not Always Provided the Assistive Products That Make It Easier for Them to Work

There are a range of technologies and devices that can make it easier for people with disabilities to work. However, personal and environmental factors can make employment more difficult and thus need to be taken into consideration.

Scientists Gain Better Understanding of How Ebola Disables People's Immune Defenses

 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston scientists have unlocked mysteries of how the Ebola virus hampers the body’s natural defenses to speed the rate of infection and its accompanying lethal disease.

Things to Do on Sea Days - Or Not!

It’s one of those days – cruising in the middle of nowhere. A great chance to enjoy the ship AND some of the fun activities – while keeping in mind that every passenger will be doing the same.

Must-Do Summer Activities on Galveston Island

Galveston’s social calendar is filled year-round with all manner of cool events, but the summertime takes this wealth of festive riches to the extremes.

7 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston

You’ve just landed in Galveston for some much-needed R&R and glance out the hotel patio window at the Gulf of Mexico. And it's raining. Never fear!

East Beach: Galveston's Party Central for Fun and Surf

With live music concerts, sparkling surf, volleyball courts, concession stands and the imaginative sand sculptures created during the annual AIA Sandcastle Competition, East Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island.

10 Reasons You Should Get On "Island Time" in Galveston

The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.