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Don't be alarmed by snakes on the beach in Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing

GALVESTON, Texas -- It’s that time of year again: rattlesnake season in Galveston.

The reptiles are once again making an appearance on the island. Beachgoers are warned not to trek through the dunes.

The rattlesnakes will start to emerge from their daytime hiding spots as the sun starts setting. Only one person was bitten by a rattlesnake last year, but nonetheless, it pays to be cautious.

“With a rattlesnake, he bites you, he’s got to pump those jaws. I got hit once in my leg with those jaws and that when he’s injecting,” said Hal Newsom with Animal Control Wildlife.

Newsom has been wrangling rattlesnakes since he was a kid. The varmint trapper says he’s responded to at least 22 rattlesnake calls on Galveston Island in the last three days.

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Panama Canal Cruises Now Departing Galveston Island Hotel Branch

Imagine stepping onto the Carnival Freedom in Galveston, and then 10 days later gazing over the historic Panama Canal from the ship’s deck or from the comfort of your stateroom. This can be done by booking a cruise through GalvestonCruises.com. But if you’re interested, you must act quickly. There’s only one such cruise departing Galveston each year and cabins sell out quickly.

 

“We get quite a few inquiries each month about Panama Canal cruises from Galveston,” says Dru Walters, Cruise Agent at GalvestonCruises.com. “When Carnival announced new itineraries with the canal, we held a small block of cabins because we knew they would go fast.”

 

This year’s Carnival’s Panama Canal cruise from Galveston’s cruise ship port departs October 28, taking 14 days with stops also in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Aruba; Curacao; Cartagena, Colombia; Limon, Costa Rica; and Cozumel, Mexico before returning back to Galveston. Departure dates for the following years include Oct 27, 2018 and Jan 19, 2019

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Spring Break - A Hotspot for Family Activities

If you’re looking for some fun things during Galveston Spring Break 2017, there’s no need to look any further. We’ve put together this list of must-do activities for families and children of all ages to plunge into.

 

With spring break fast approaching – it kicks off March 13 in Galveston schools – the island is about to show the world why Galveston has become a national destination for folks in search of some excitement in the sun and moonlight.

 

To be sure, there’ll be plenty of bikinis on the beach, and the clubs will be hopping to the beat of hip-hop and rock. But that’s not all. Galveston has lots to offer for families and children of all ages.

 

So without further ado, here are some cool, fun-filled spots to take the family during your Spring Break stay in Galveston:

 

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

 

This colorful, neon lighted pier that extends over the Gulf of Mexico at 25th Street is the place to be for thrill-seekers young and old.

 

The Galveston Isl

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Galveston Historic Homes Tour offers a bit of island history

GALVESTON, Texas - If shiplap, chandeliers, and original hardwood floors are your real-estate jam, then an upcoming event could have you switching off HGTV and taking a trip to Galveston.

 

The Galveston Historical Foundation is holding its 43rd annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour on May 6, 7, 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Grocery merchant Thomas Bollinger and his wife, Maggie, were the first residents of this two-story Victorian house. The couple rented the house for several years and then purchased the property in 1907. The building’s most prominent feature is a wrap-around double gallery porch that addresses its corner lot in Galveston’s historic East End neighborhood. 1905 James and Emma Davis House - 1915 Sealy James Jefferson Davis, former vice president and general manager of the Galveston Wharves, commissioned Galveston architect George B. Stowe to design this two-story house with Colonial Revival influences for use as his family residence. Born and raised in Galvesto

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Can we enjoy and protect Galveston Bay?

 

Before his untimely death in 2015, architect and University of Houston professor Thomas Colbert dreamed of creating a storm surge protection system for Houston and Galveston that would serve as an icon for the region.

 

He was interested in the intersection of "green and gray space," says Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer, planner and professor at Rice University. Colbert wanted to create an architectural statement worthy of an area that is vital not only to the nation, but the world. Home to the Houston Ship Channel, petrochemical complexes, beach and recreation areas, a thriving fishing industry, world-class birding and a rich ecosystem, Galveston Bay is an estuary that is important for tourism, community and industry alike.

 

To demonstrate how a protection system that incorporates a monumental architectural statement could focus this vast area, Colbert created a rendering that places the Statue of Liberty within the Gulf Coast la

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Galveston Couple Charged In Cyberbully Case That Allegedly Led To Girl’s Suicide

GALVESTON, TX -- Two people have been indicted by a Galveston County Grand Jury on charges related to cyberbullying and the suicide of 18-year old Brandy Vela in November 2016.

 

Vela, who was a senior and Texas City High School, had complained to her family of online torment and harassment through threatening phone calls and fake online social media accounts.

 

On Nov. 29, the weekend after Thanksgiving, Vela stood in her bedroom with a handgun pressed to her chest, and pulled the trigger as her family pleaded with her to put the gun down.

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Galveston Capital and Marketing Tourism: Trolley buses to roll into Galveston by mid-May

Galveston's upcoming public transportation has some flair.

Four quaint, rubber-wheel trolley-like buses are being readied for the busy summer tourism season. They're anticipated to begin operating on the island by mid-May and will offer free rides this summer.

"The rail cars are going to take a year to be restored so the City will be using the rubber wheel trolleys along the rail line routes until they are back in service," Jaree Hefner, Galveston's Public Information Officer said. "Once the rail car trolleys are restored we will continue to use the rubber wheel trolleys on the Seawall route that runs from Stewart Beach to Moody Gardens."

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The trolley-like buses are intended to facilitate transportation on the island, especially during peak travel months.

"By 2018 we will have three rail car trolleys running the downtown route and connecting to the Seawall via 25th Street and four rubber-wheel trol

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Jakarta Island Hotels Branch - April Means Fantastic Family Fun in Galveston Capital Tourism

Spring has officially sprung, presenting a splendiferous time to round up the family for some fun and adventurous April events on historic Galveston Island!

The cold weather has all but gone, replaced by balmy skies and the relaxing Gulf Coast trade winds. It’s a perfect time to bask in the sun while checking out these exciting Family Fun events in Galveston:

El Galéon Tours

From April 6-9, Galveston will welcome El Galéon, a replica of a majestic Spanish galleon that traversed the world’s oceans in the 16th century. Converted into a floating museum, the vessel offers a unique and up-close- look at life aboard the historic galleon.

Step aboard the170-foot sailing vessel, which harks back to the golden age of Western expansion into the Americas. The crew of El Galéon lives aboard the ship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will conduct tours.

Once aboard, be sure to roam above and below the decks (5 total), talk to the crew members and absorb dozens of interactive exhibits, video

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing - Top Things to Do In Galveston, TX

 

There is no shortage of things to do when you stay at The Tremont House. And they're only a short distance from our Wyndham Grand Hotel. Some of the major annual events include Dickens on the Strand, Mardi Gras, and Lone Star Motorcycle Rally.  Peruse the original work of regional artists at Galveston Arts Center. Treat yourself to a show at Grand 1894 Opera House. Explore the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus where students delve deeply into marine and maritime studies. You can also take a cruise on major lines like Carnival or Royal Caribbean from the Port of Galveston.

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Vintage pictures of Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing, Texas' underrated jewel

PHOTOS: Greetings from vintage Galveston

Before the devastating 1900 hurricane Galveston was called the "New York of the South" for its cosmopolitan culture and diversity. People of great wealth lived there. It's said that 70 percent of all U.S. cotton shipped out of the Port of Galveston.

For most of its history the city of Galveston and the adjacent areas just south of Houston have played a major role in the development of the Gulf Coast region.

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It was where pirates and rogues once rubbed shoulders with Spanish agents. Where hurricanes have come and gone, taking Texans to watery graves.

Galveston Bay was a venue for a handful of minor naval battles in the Civil War, when its plum position on the coast made it a much-desired port.

 

 

 

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