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One concept that has recently garnered both momentum and resistance equally is that of micro-mobility -- a catch all term for alternate modes of transportation including golf carts, scooters, mopeds, electric bikes, and motorized skateboards.

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All Aboard

All Aboard

For a unique experience that is still completely Galveston, the Galveston Railroad Museum is now offering one-of-a-kind overnight accomodations in their sleek Bonnie Brook observation car. The former New York Central Railroad car arrived at the musuem last year.... 

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Briggs Ladd

The Briggs-Ladd Home

An impressive brick home that anchored the southwest corner of Tremont (23rd Street) and Broadway for over 100 years, constructed by Jacob Lawrence Briggs (1813-1870), welcomed some of the most important figures in the early years of Galveston befoe ....      

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Freedom Boat Club


Freedom Boat Club is the world's largest members-only boat club with a location in Galveston located at Pelican Rest Marina on Offats Bayou. The Club offers members the ability to experience the joys of boating without having to deal with things like maintenance, fueling, repairs or storage.

The Club buys and maintains all boats and offers a variety of top-quality boat types. Every member enjoys unlimited access to their home Club fleet, and annual memberships also include reciprocal benefits at more than 285+ Freedom Boat Clubs locations in the USA, Canada, UK and France.

Members can easily reserve a boat by phone or online, and when it's time for the reservation the boat will be ready and waiting. The Club's dockmasters assist members with their depareture, and upon their return members simply return the keys, pay for fuel and head on their way.  

ArtwalkAll members also enjoy unlimited on-water and classroom training, taught on a 1:1 basis by USCG licensed instructors, so they feel completely confident when heading out on the water.

The Club offers a variety of membership plans to fit the unique boating needs of its members. Members can boat every day of the year, or just weekdays. Because Freedom Boat Club has so many diverse locations across the U.S. with different seasons and usage demands, the offerings may vary in terms of seasonality and related rates. Local membership executives are happy to review current membership opportunities.

Freedom Boat Club of Galveston is located at the Pelican Rest Marina, 7819 Broadway. The Marina offers Smitty's Baity Camp on site, Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood Restaurant and other amenities. For more information call 888.781.7363 or visit

The Grand 1894 Opera House Presents County Music Legend "Ray Benson" June 26

Ray BensonThe Grand 1894 Opera House is excited to announce its reopening for in-person performances. Coming to The Grand is country-music legend Ray Benson, for a unique solo acoustic concert on Saturday, June 26, with performances at 5pm and 8pm. This Philadelphia-born, six-foot, seven-inch front man and founder of the world-renowned swing band - Asleep at the Wheel – is certain to delight and entertain The Grand’s audiences.

A nine-time Grammy award-winner, Benson will include hilarious behind-the-scenes stories of working with legends in the industry and secrets behind some of his favorite songs. Ray Benson graced The Grand’s stage when he starred in A Ride with Bob: The Bob Wills Musical and has made several appearances at The Grand with Asleep at the Wheel. He was awarded the Texas Medal of Arts in 2011.

Tickets for this production are now on sale for both performances. Seating capacity will be limited to 200 patrons per performance. Social-distancing and masks will be required for all attending the concert. To purchase tickets, contact The Grand's Box Office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit

Texas Tail Distillery Moves to New Location

Texas Tail Distillery

Never stop chasing. These are the words Texas Tail Distillery owners, Nick Droege and Greg Truex, decided best fit their mission back in 2010 while creating Texas Tail Vodka. A lot has happened over the last eleven years, simply because they never stopped chasing.

In May, Droege and Truex announced that they had moved their distillery from the Seawall location into a much larger two-story building at 2416 Postoffice in historic downtown Galveston. The two opened the Seawall location in November 2018 and loved the location but as business grew and the popularity of the distillery increased, the two found that they needed more space in order to expand.

"The new building offers adequate room for growth of our distilling area, where the magic happens, as well as a larger bar and dining area for our guests to gather and enjoy," Droege explained.

Guests are able to pick from a variety of menu items, including brisket sliders, loaded deviled eggs, fried grits, and much more. Looking toward the future, the location hopes to serve as a venue to local musicians and even a crowd furing crawfish season.

The excitement doesn't stop there. The added space in the back of the distillery has enabled the business to up their number of guests during tours.

"We're now able to accomodate large tour groups," Droege explained. "Sharing the distillery process with our customers is what makes this business. Grain to glass is so important nowadays and we enjoy showing connoisseurs the Texas Tail way."

In addition to having a physical location to sell their Texas Tail Vodka, they also mix up craft cocktails, offers tours and tastings, and Droege and Truex have introduced two new products: Coastline Whiskey and Seawall Shine.

So whether you are in the mood for an Old Fashioned neat or a Mango Mango, Texas Tail Distillery has your new favorite drink. Pair it with a delicious meal and top it off with a game (or two) of cornhole while listening to a local artist and you have yourself the perfect Saturday nite.

For tour reservations, artists inquiries, or more information contact Nick at or visit their website

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Strand Chronicles
The Strand

The portion of Galveston’s Strand Street between 20th and 25th Streets is called simply, “The Strand.”

GFD History
Galveston Fire Department

Galveston Monthly presents a multi-part series on the history of the Galveston Fire Department.

Seawall Chroncilces
Seawall Chronicles

Built after the Storm of 1900 to protect Galveston from future storms.

Historical Homes
Galveston's Historical Homes

Histories of the incredibly rich past of the architecture in Galveston.



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