The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas. Education, banking, insurance and marine industries also are job fields that contribute to the strong, diverse economy.
Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.All this time saved driving to work and running errands can be spent enjoying Island life.
When the work day is over, pack a picnic dinner and some easy chairs and head to the beach. Temperatures are moderate, so outdoor activities are enjoyable year-round. Relax and enjoy watching the waves roll in at sunset as sandpipers scurry along the edge of the Gulf water.
Galveston.com Captures 4 Stevie Awards
Galveston.com & Company was named the winner of Stevie® Awards in four categories in The 14th Annual American Business Awards. Read more.
Riding the Rails: A Journey Into Galveston's Quest for Prosperity
With the help of the railway, Galveston effectively sealed her reputation as the Queen City of the Gulf. Read more.
Revisiting Stewart Beach
If beach going is on your agenda, you have several choices of sandy, sun drenched playgrounds to choose from, and for many, the obvious choice is Stewart Beach. Read more.
GHF Homes Tour Continues This Weekend
A drive along Galveston streets and her quaint neighborhoods is a sight for sore eyes for visitors and Islanders alike. Read more.
Rosenberg Library May Treasure of the Month
During the month of May, Rosenberg Library remembers the iconic Nathan’s department store in Galveston. Read more.
New Beaches, Attractions To Explore in Galveston This Summer
Summer is on the horizon and the Galveston shore is calling your name. Answer it – and immerse yourself in new adventures, from flyboarding over the bay to sliding through the world’s tallest water coaster! Read more.
Ball High Robotics Team Crowned Champions at VEX Worlds 2016
More than 1,100 robotics teams from 30 nations gathered at VEX Worlds last weekend to compete during three days of intense back-to-back matches for the chance to become World Champions. Read more.
Seawall Interpretive Trail Call for Art Announced
Do you want 5 million people to see your artwork every year? Project SIT, a program of the Artist Boat, will beautify 70 concrete benches with hand painted mosaic tile by December 2016. Read more.
More Than 6,700 Volunteers Pick Up 110,000 Pounds of Trash from Texas Beaches During Annual Cleanup
Since 1986, more than 496,000 Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have cleaned more than 9,200 tons of trash from Texas beaches. Read more.
City Announces Selection for Galveston's Chief of Police
City Manager Brian Maxwell is pleased to announce Richard Boyle has been selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Galveston. Read more.