AIRPORT: Scholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS)2400 Terminal Drive, Galveston, TX 77552
Scholes International Airport offers two 6,001' x 150' runways able to accommodate almost any aircraft, up to a Boeing 767. Perfect for private or chartered planes, at GLS there is never a charge for aircraft or vehicular parking.
AIRPORT: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)2800 North Terminal Road, Houston, TX 77032
George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located on the north side of downtown Houston.
Travel time to/from Galveston depends on traffic and can range from 1 hour and 45 minutes to three hours. Please plan accordingly.
AIRPORT: William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)7800 Airport Boulevard, Houston, TX 77061
Hobby Airport is located approximately seven miles south of downtown Houston, near I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to Galveston Island.
Travel time to/from Galveston depends on traffic and can range from 45 minutes to two hours. Please plan accordingly.
BEACH PATROL: Galveston Beach Patrol301 Seawall Boulevard, Stewart Beach Pavilion, 3rd Floor, Galveston, TX 77550
The Galveston Island Beach Patrol is among the top lifeguarding agencies in the country.
Check beach & weather conditions and learn about beach safety on their website.
CHAMBER: Galveston Chamber of Commerce2228 Mechanic Suite 101, Galveston, TX 77550
CITY: City of Galveston823 25th Street, Galveston, TX 77553
COUNTRY CLUB: Galveston Country Club14228 Stewart Road, Galveston, TX 77554
The Galveston Country Club is a private club where members and visitors enjoy a redesigned and challenging golf course, tennis facilities, a swimming pool and an on-site dining facility.
Ask your reservationist if your home includes Country Club privileges.
COUNTY: Galveston County722 Moody Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
COUNTY: Galveston County Health District9850 E.F. Lowry Expressway Suite, Texas City, TX 77591
COUNTY: Office of Emergency Management1353 FM 646 West Suite 201, Dickinson, TX 77539
The OEM is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive emergency program for Galveston County.
EDUCATION: Galveston College4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550
Galveston College provides the citizens of Galveston Island and surrounding region with academic, workforce development, continuing education, and community service programs. The College serves an ethnically diverse population of approximately 2,400 students each semester in credit programs and nearly 5,000 individuals annually in continuing education programs.
EDUCATION: Public - Galveston ISD3904 Avenue T, Galveston, TX 77553
FERRYFerry Road, Galveston, TX 77550
More than 8 million passengers ride the Port Aransas and Galveston-Port Bolivar ferries annually. The two routes operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, weather permitting.
The Port Aransas route runs between two and six ferries a day and connects travelers on SH 361 a link across the Corpus Christi Channel between Aransas Pass, on the mainland, and Port Aransas, on Mustang Island. The quarter-mile route typically takes less than ten minutes, although peak summer hours may require drivers to wait longer.
Check out the live webcam feeds of the ports and estimated wait-times at http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/ferrytimes/ferrywaittimes_travel.html
FIRE: Fire Station #7 - Pirates Beach3902 Buccaneer, Galveston, TX 77554
Fire Station 7 is located near the Pirates Beach subdivision. Station 7's area is primarily residential. Station 7 is one of two stations not protected by the Galveston Seawall. This area includes Galveston Island State Park. Station 7 houses Engine 7 and Ladder 7.
FIRE: Fire Station #8 - Sea Isle21710 S. Shelby, Galveston, TX 77554
Fire Station #8 is located in the Sea Isle subdivision and protects the far west end of Galveston Island. Station 8's area is primarily residential with numerous multimillion dollar dwellings and resort style complexes. Station 8 houses Engine 8 and Brush 8.
FIRE: Galveston Fire Department2514 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX 77550
FIRE: Jamaica Beach Fire Department5264 Jamaica Beach, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554
409-737-1800 ext. 2
Organized in 1976, the department continues to be an all volunteer department dedicated to the safety of the citizens of Jamaica Beach.
For emergencies, dial 911.
HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: Galveston Historical Foundation2228 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
Incorporated in 1954, Galveston Historical Foundation is one of the nation's largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation and stewardship of historic properties.
HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: Strand Location2002 Strand, Galveston, TX 77554
Purchases made at Eighteen Seventy One go towards GHF’s mission of preserving and revitalizing the architectural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island. In addition to information on all GHF events, programs and attractions, the store is also the exclusive distributor for WoodWick & RibbonWick Candles and Kitras Art Glass. The store also carries antique jewelry from Grandmother’s Buttons, Jack Black and numerous vintage children’s games and toys. A large selection of Galveston related books are also on hand as well as a fantastic selection of items for house and home.
Check their website for current store hours.
LIBRARY: Rosenberg Library2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550
Public library with great children's area and activities. Check out their special program calendar online.
LOCAL MEDIA: Galveston County Daily News8522 Teichman Road, Galveston, TX 77553
Find out what's happening around Galveston County....read about current events, check your favorite team's scores, find a job, get the local weather and beach forecasts, search real estate listings and get helpful tips on where to eat, stay and shop in and around Galveston and the Bay Area!
LOCAL MEDIA: Galveston Monthly5444 Jamaica Beach, Galveston, TX 77554
LOCAL MEDIA: Guidry News Service4001 Fannin Street Suite 4432, Houston, TX 77004
Guidry News is a regional, Internet-based news service that covers events of the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast, including the Houston-Galveston region and Bay Area Houston.
LOCAL MEDIA: The Islander Magazine9348 Jamaica Beach, Galveston, TX 77554
"For those who love Galveston Island - the playground of the Southwest!"
MEDICAL: Island Health Minor Emergency Center4623 Fort Crockett Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551
Open 9am-6pm, M-F
MEDICAL: UTMB Emergency Room901 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77555
UTMB’s Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 by physicians and registered nurses who are specially trained and certified in emergency medicine.
MEDICAL: West Isle Urgent Care2027 61st St, Galveston, TX 77551
Open 8 a.m - 10 p.m, 365 days a year.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Bay Harbor Improvement AssociationGalveston, TX 77554
NEIGHBORHOOD: Beachside Village11610 Beachside, Galveston, TX 77554
Beachside Villages is a Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND). The project is a pedestrian-oriented development that typically includes a neighborhood center, greenbelts, and a mix of other uses. These neighborhoods are reminiscent of 18th and 19th century Amercian European towns, along modern considerations for the automobile. Beachside Village also includes commercial and reatil establishments, restaurants and offices, residences, and a neighborhood square. It's all about the lifestyle, relaxing, easygoing and by the beach.
Contact Bruce Reinhart
NEIGHBORHOOD: East End Historical District Association1501 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX 77550
NEIGHBORHOOD: Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership2326 Strand #220, Galveston, TX 77553
NEIGHBORHOOD: Indian Beach Property Owners AssociationPO Box 160, Tomball, TX 77377
c/o Susan Gonzales
NEIGHBORHOOD: Isla del SolIsla Del Sol Drive, Galveston, TX 77554
c/o Susan Gonzales
NEIGHBORHOOD: Jamaica Beach5264 Jamaica Beach, Jamaica Beach, Texas 77554
Jamaica Beach is a city located between the Galveston Island State Park and Karankawa Beach. The JBIC Board of Directors meets at City Hall at 9 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month except November and December. City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. For info, call 409-737-1142.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Pirates Beach Property Owners Association281-255-3055
Includes: Pirates' Beach, Pirates Beach West and Pirates Landing, which are adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico; and Pirates Cove, Lafites' Cove and The Enclave which face Galveston Bay.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Sea Isle Property Owners Association21704 Burnet, Galveston, TX 77554
In addition to the beach, Sea Isle amenities include a swimming pool, tennis court, park and pavilion, boat ramp and community fishing pier.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Silk Stocking National Historic District823 Rosenberg Avenue, Galveston, TX 77553
NEIGHBORHOOD: Spanish Grant Property Owners AssociationFM 3005, Galveston, TX 77554
The Spanish Grant Beach Homeowner's Association is dedicated to setting regulations and policies in order to maintain a consistently safe and enjoyable community.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Sunset Cove21002 W Sunset Bay Drive, Galveston, TX 77554
Ross Novelli, Jr. - Developer
NEIGHBORHOOD: Terramar Beach Community AssociationRR4 Box 185X 39, Galveston, TX 77554
NEIGHBORHOOD: West Galveston Island Property Owners Association4210 Silver Reef PBW#1, Galveston, TX 77554
POISON CONTROL: Texas Poison Center Network800-222-1222
POLICE: Galveston Animal Control409-765-3702
POLICE: Galveston Police Dept.601 54th Street, Galveston, TX 77550
POLICE: GARM Security409-682-3603
GARM - Galveston Association of Rental Managers security service is on-call and available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
GARM security responds to calls about problems in vacation rental homes managed by GARM companies - problems such as parking in restricted areas, loud noise and over-occupancy.
POLICE: Jamaica Beach Police Dept.5264 Jamaica Beach, Jamaica Beach, TX 77554
For emergencies, dial 911.
The Jamaica Beach Police Department provides 24 hour patrolling of our streets and a marine division for our canals. Jamaica Beach has the reputation of one of the safest areas to live in Galveston County
PORT: Port of GalvestonHarborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550
POST OFFICE: Galveston Post Office601 25th Street, Galveston, TX 77550
M - R: 830am - 5pm; F: 830am - 12noon; Sat & Sun: Closed
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Island Transit3115 Market Street, Galveston, TX 77550
The Island Transit service area covers 27 square miles servicing Galveston Island as well as Mainland patrons through Island Connect Mall of the Mainland and Victory Lakes services.
Dial-A-Ride Services can be reached at 409-797-3909.
RECYCLING: City of Galveston Recycling Drop-off Center702 61st Street, Galveston, TX 77551
Come by and drop off -
Papers, plastics 1-5 & 7, cardboard, glass (clear, brown, green), refrigerators, air conditioners, stoves, washers & dryers, scrap iron and metal, aluminum, car batteries, old gas, antifreeze, tires, ink jet cartridges, computers, E-waste, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, and yard waste.
Mon - Sat: 8am - 4:45pm
SERVICE ORGANIZATION: Galveston Kiwanis Club23rd and Seawall, Galveston, TX 77550
The Galveston Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday morning at Meridian Retirement Center, Corner of 23rd and Seawall, Galveston TX, 7:30am. Breakfast is served.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION: Galveston Rotary Club (#2031)P.O. Box 810, Galveston, TX 77553
Meetings are at 12noon each Wednesday at Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 22 at Harborside and 22nd Street in downtown Galveston.
TOURIST & VISITOR INFO: Galveston Island Visitors Center2328 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
Looking for Galveston tourism information? The Galveston Island Visitor Center is located in the carriage house of Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to help any guest discover the many treasures of Galveston Island.
Hours of Operation
Open 7 Days: 10am - 5pm
WEATHER: KTRH Radio - 740 AMktrh.com/
Don't miss breaking news coverage...listen LIVE at KTRH.com
WEATHER: National Hurricane Centernhc.noaa.gov/
Providing current forecasts, severe weather advisories, hurricane tracking and satellite imagery.
WEATHER: Pirates Beach Weather Stationrexross.com/weather.html
Get current weather conditions and check the local surf cams here.
WEATHER: The Weather Channelweather.com/
Check the current conditions or get the weekend forecast here. Weather.com also features vacation planning guides, storm tracking tools and other helpful information.
WiFi WEST END (Free Internet Access): Starbucks2808 61st Street, Galvston, TX 77551
Hours: M - Sun: 5am - 9pm
WiFi WEST END (Free Internet Access): Sugar Bean11 Evia Main 101, Galveston, TX 77554
Neighborhood coffee house in Galveston's Evia subdivision - complete with coffee, treats and snacks and internet access.