Elaine’s Magical Birthday

By Linda Elissalde
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”
There was magic everywhere! Elaine Rollfing’s 60th birthday celebration was in complete harmony with the night. Loving husband Dennis Rollfing tapped Mary Anne Harrison to create a sparkling atmosphere that included music, fireworks and even a magical mirror. White table cloths with golden

Recreational Boating Safety – Paddle Craft Vessel Exam

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla.
I was talking to one of my neighbors the other day, and he was telling me about how he and his wife were enjoying their kayaks. I asked if they had and used a personal flotation device (PFD), and he said yeah, we have and

Galveston Railroad Museum Announces Service to the North Pole

Onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
Galveston Railroad Museum will begin service to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride starting November 15, 2019. The magical story comes to life when the train departs the museum for a 60-minute round-trip journey to the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the

Summer’s Winding Down

By Georgia Osten
It won’t be long before we have our last big weekend – Labor Day Weekend! School is beginning soon, I know some Houston schools are starting this week. I don’t have a clue when GISD is starting, but before you know it, the school buses will be creeping down our highway and the school zone lights will be flashing. I guess we were a little late

No cancer, thank the Lord

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
In a recent column, I shared with our readers a bit about my four month medical dilemma. Having just relocated to Florida from Texas, I was caught somewhat off guard in the fact that I have been so seldom ill in my life and the fact that I knew no doctors in my new location. Complicating this dilemma even more, I discovered shortly after my first physician’s visit

GCTO wins Quality Award

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Executive Management Team presented the Galveston County Tax Office with the Silver Performance Award Monday, August 5, 2019, in the Galveston Branch office. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles established the Performance Quality Recognition Program in 2018 to recognize county tax assessor collectors that go above and beyond

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Bolivar Playground Community Build

By William Comeaux
The Galveston County Parks Department has purchased playground equipment for Bolivar Park where the basketball court and baseball backstop are at 18th and Madison. To get more bang for our buck we decided to do a community build and save the installation costs to buy more

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