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Imagine yourself as an Islander living in an elegant Victorian home on a shady, oak-lined street on the Island’s east end, or in a home overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico on the west end. There is a variety of rental property to choose from throughout the Island, from Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, but with tight-knit small town friendliness.

Its ethnically diverse citizens have worked together to make their city better since the early days of its founding in 1836. When faced with adversity, Galvestonians unite to solve whatever obstacles may arise. Non-profit organizations and community groups offer a variety of volunteer opportunities regardless of your interests or desired area of service.

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.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

HPV Vaccine May Be Effective Against Oral Cancers

While known to help prevent anal and genital related cancers, the Human Papillomavirus vaccine may also provide protection against oral forms of cancer caused by HPV infections. Read more.

Galveston's Music Scene Is a Sure Shot for Summer of '17

For sure, the island’s glistening beaches, cool historic downtown shops and East End Victorian homes beckon you to stop by, but Galveston’s live music scene is also another sure shot for big fun. Read more.

Galveston Summer Camps For Kids Both Fun and Educational

When school is out, what’s there for kids to do? Quite a lot, if you consider all the summer programs available on the island. From preschoolers to mostly middle school age, summer camp programs give kids hands-on learning experiences while having fun at the same time. Read more.

Pregnant Women Unaware How Zika Virus Can Spread, Survey Finds

Pregnant women at risk of Zika virus infection may not be aware of the various ways the virus is spread or be taking the proper preventative measures. Read more.

Galveston Trolley System on Track to Restoration By 2018

Galveston has had a longstanding love affair with trolley cars since the turn of the century when the Island was known as the Wall Street of the Southwest. Read more.

Galveston Arts Center Announces New, Expanded Summer Art Programs for Youth

Taught by a team of university-trained artists and licensed art teachers, the program schedule covers an impressive array of visual art topics. Read more.

From Inmates to Patients: Graduate Fulfills Lifelong Dream of Becoming a Nurse

For Charmarie Ritchie Reese, the path to getting her nursing degree went down a long road that led her first through the criminal justice system. Read more.

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