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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.

From the Blogs

August 2018 - 1850 Galveston Bay Survey Post

Published: Monday, August 06, 2018

During the month of August, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a cedar post used in the first U.S. Coastal Survey of Galveston Bay in 1850. This artifact was found at Flanders Station and was donated to the library by S.M. Wilcox in 1925. Read more.

Battle of Galveston Part 3 - The Watchmen - E5

Published: Monday, August 06, 2018

We join Kathleen Maca, author of 'Galveston's Broadway Cemeteries',  on the roof of the Hendley Building where the JOLO Guard stood watch during the Civil War. Rosenberg Library's Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows the JOLO Guard's log book. Read more.

Keeper Ling Within a Mile of the Jetties

Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Our bay/jetty trips produced excellent catches on shark, especially bonnethead sharks. We also found larger stingray and a keeper ling within a mile of the jetties this morning. Read more.

A Bird in the Hand

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Just about every week she rounds up some friends and heads down to The Strand. There, she pours some peanuts into her hand watches as other friends arrive – these of the feathered variety: a flock of pigeons that eagerly climb onto her outstretched hand. Read more.

18 Photographs in 72 Hours by Nikola Olic

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This photography collection represents a weekend in Galveston by Nikola Olic, a photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas, focusing on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes. Read more.

29 Kingfish, Several Stingrays to 180 lbs

Published: Thursday, July 26, 2018

We had a light northeast wind and found clear water beyond 25 miles and picked up 29 kingfish. Largest catches of the week were several stingrays to 180 lbs. and today a hammerhead over 8 ft. was caught and released unharmed.  Read more.

Battle of Galveston Part 2 - "My Father Is Here" - E4

Published: Friday, July 20, 2018

We visit the grave of a union soldier killed in the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston. Rosenberg Library's Museum Curator, Eleanor Barton, shows two sketches of the battle. Read more.

Last Week For Red Snapper In Federal Waters For Charters

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Most red snapper limits are coming from 23 to 30 plus miles out. Catching kingfish 11 to 30 miles out on rocks, wrecks ,oil platforms, and buoys. Read more.

Several Large Snapper Lost to Blacktip Sharks

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Our red snapper limits came from trips fishing beyond 25 miles with fish up to 20 lbs. Lost several large snapper to larger blacktip sharks. Read more.

Battle of Galveston Part 1, The Cannon Balls - E3

Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018

On January 1, 1863, the Civil War battle known as the Battle of Galveston began. Lee and George visit the site of the battle and see cannon ball damage on a downtown building. Read more.

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