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The second annual Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut will take place on Saturday, April 19, 10am to 4pm. Everyone is encouraged to flock to the island over Easter weekend, tour local chicken coops, and make some feathered friends!
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Galveston residents and visitors are invited to spend Easter Sunday, April 20, at Moody Gardens for Easter in the Gardens. Beginning at 11 a.m., families can participate in a plethora of free activities for this exciting spring holiday event.
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Thrill Seekers and Pier Lovers! Head down to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier this weekend for $19.99 All Day Ride Passes and $5 Walk-On Passes. Featuring 16 rides, 11 midway games, great food & shops, & fun!
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It's Island Time!
With spring now in full blossom, there's never been a better time to make your plans for an Island getaway!

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Heaven at the Dallas International Film Festival
?As part of the 8th annual Dallas International Film Festival, the new film Heaven Is For Real (April 16th) made its debut with Oscar-nominated actor Greg Kinnear (As Good as it Gets) and Margo Martindale (August Osage County) in attendance.

Galveston Al Fresco
When visiting Galveston Island, one of the first things visitors want to know is where they can go for great food and drinks while soaking in the Island's great outdoor atmosphere.

Spring Migration Takes Wing
Spring in Texas always meant one thing to me - bluebonnets. Our family made an annual pilgrimage to Washington County for wildflower spotting. Then I moved to Galveston and for the past 20 years spring took on a new meaning for me - spring migration.

The Official Texas Sea Turtle Shell-e-bration Highlights One Year Anniversary
You might call it Texas’ Day of the Turtle – the state’s very own turtle. On May 10th, a so-called “shell-e-bration” will be held on the first anniversary of the Kemp’s ridley being named the official sea turtle of Texas.

To Buy or Not to Buy?
If you’ve ever been hit by a final bill that resembles the current national debt, you might consider purchasing a beverage package.

Porcupine Gives Birth at Moody Gardens
Snarky, a newborn Prehensile Tailed Porcupine porcupette, is exploring its exhibit inside the nocturnal gallery of the Rainforest Pyramid.

UTMB First Hospital in Texas to Receive Gold American Heart Association Award
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first hospital in Texas* to receive the Get With The Guidelines - Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

A Unified Effort Against the Oil Spill
The speed, efficiency, and commitment of all the responding parties not only deserves our gratitude but, for me, has renewed faith in our capacity to dedicate ourselves to a cause that supports others and the environment.

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Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House is presenting a series of exciting performances - sure to have you laughing in the aisles, tapping your feet, and clapping your hands.

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Rosenberg Library features monthly Treasures of the Month featuring an array of interesting topics from the Island's history.

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Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Check out their fall schedule - online now!

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While there is a lot to do in Galveston, it's also a place where it feels comfortable to do little. At 10.4 miles long, the seawall lining the Gulf of Mexico is the world's longest continuous sidewalk and attracts walkers, joggers, bicyclists, surfers, sunbathers, skaters and sightseers year-round. It's a great place to exercise or just sit to watch a flock of brown pelicans skim across the waves at sunset.

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Clean Galveston has been around since 1982 when it was started to help with litter abatement and city beautification. Since then it has spent countless dollars on projects to keep Galveston as clean and beautiful as possible. & Company RSS: News  

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