Ye olde pleasure piere and shoppesFun magnate Tilman Fertitta unveiled his plans today for turning the old Flagship Hotel pier in Galveston into a -- wait for it -- a "world-class amusement park for all ages." Scheduled to open in May, the project will look (and cost) a whole lot like the Ke ... More >>
Learn about the larger-than-life past of Galveston Island's historic downtown district
We're coming up on the anniversary of the Battle of Galveston. Each January 1 Americans all over the nation celebrate the day by watching football and gorging themselves on leftover party snacks, in memory of the Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives.It wasn't exactly Gettysburg out ... More >>
The destruction of U.S.S. Westfield during the Battle of Galveston.As you're nursing your New Year's Hangover, take a moment to think about the soldiers who, 147 years previous, were fighting their brethren on both land and sea in the early part of the Civil War. The Galveston Historical F ... More >>
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There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.
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Photos courtesy of Galveston IslandLast year, after the all-round drenching and destruction that the Strand Historic Landmark District in Galveston took on in Hurricane Ike, the annual presentation of the Dickens on the Strand was a shadow of its former self. Three months wasn't nearly enou ... More >>
Photo courtesy Galveston Historical FoundationThe Strand, downtown Galveston's most historic district, is getting a little help today in its efforts to preserve itself.The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named "The Cast-Iron Architecture of Galveston" as one of its 11 Most Endangered Hi ... More >>
Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath
Got a historic photo that shows what Galveston looked like before Hurricane Ike came through town? How about any documents pertaining to commercial or residential properties on the island? The Galveston Historical Foundation is putting out the word that anyone in possession of either of these thing ... More >>
Here is a summary from the Galveston Historical Foundation -- via their temporary digs in Austin -- about how the old and cherished buildings on the island fared during Ike: First reports from the scene indicate the following: The 1861 U. S. Custom House, GHF's headquarters, was flooded by as much ... More >>
It’s not exactly the Crime of the Century, but it’s the Crime of the Week, maybe: A griffin has been stolen from Galveston’s famous Bishop’s Palace. Investigators first had to determine a key question: What’s a griffin? It turns out it’s a winged-lion thing, maybe three feet tall and ma ... More >>
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