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It's Island Time

Featuring Frank Billingsley

Posted by Galveston.com on Thursday, July 30, 2015
Galveston Island Tweets!

The Island truly has a little something for everyone. Galveston has a lively arts scene, a thriving historic district, and because of its tourism industry, a wide variety of restaurants, clubs, and coffee shops.

It's also a college town. How many cities of similar population have a major academic health care center and a campus of a flagship state university, as well as a top-rated community college?

Galveston offers about 34,000 jobs, according to federal statistics. Per capita that's more than just about any other city in the country.

Historic homes, beach houses, waterfront neighborhoods, condos, downtown lofts, and affordable cottages are all charming options for places to call home on the Island. With so many possibilities, you're sure to find a home that complements your way of life.

Study Confirms Prescription Weight-Loss Medication Helps With Opiate Addiction Recovery

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. Read more.

Researchers Find New Gene Interaction Associated With Increased MS Risk

A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Duke University Medical Center. Read more.

BRCA Testing on the Rise for Those Without Breast or Ovarian Cancers

More women are requesting BRCA gene testing associated with certain types of cancer thanks to increased interest in the procedure. Read more.

Help the Environment with the Bring the Bag Campaign

“Paper or plastic?” It’s a fairly innocuous question that cashiers at retail stores ask as you complete your shopping experience, but how you answer that query can have a far reaching impact on Galveston’s environment. Read more.

Hamilton Loomis to Lead Harmonica Workshop at Galveston College

Blues extraordinaire and island native Hamilton Loomis is returning home this spring to conduct a two-day blues harmonica workshop at Galveston College, and he wants you in on the action. Read more.