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.
Hydrogen Sulfide May Be a Promising Tool in Fighting Highly Infectious Viruses
Scientists may have discovered a promising new tool in the battle against highly infectious viruses such as the influenza virus, Ebola virus, Rift Valley fever virus and others. Read more.
Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade Schedule for 106th Celebration
If you’re looking to catch some beads this carnival season, look no further than the 106th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Read more.
SWAK! Moody Gardens Celebrates Love This Valentine's Weekend
Love is in bloom at Moody Gardens as they open up the Rainforest Pyramid for a wild Valentine's Dinner celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11. Read more.
Alternative Rock Band Sugar Ray & Stoney LaRue to Headline Mardi Gras! Galveston 2017
Alternative Rock band Sugar Ray and country music star Stoney LaRue will give headline performances at Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration, taking place Feb. 17 – 28, 2017 in Galveston. Read more.
UTMB, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Launch New Affiliation
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas have signed a clinical affiliation agreement. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
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.
Galveston.com Announces 2016 Best of the Island Winners
After weeks of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, we at Galveston.com are thrilled to present the Winners of the 2016 BEST OF GALVESTON AWARDS, "the Oscars of the Gulf Coast" according to The Houston Chronicle. Read more.