Galveston Monthly

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Saengerfest Legacy

Coastal Flavors, Conscious Eating 

Our country is experiencing a plant-based boom. According to a report by the National Library of Medicine, the number of Americans who follow a vegan diet increased 600 percent from 2014 to 2018 and this trend has shown no signs of slowing down

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Echos of the Past

A British Confederate? It wasn’t unheard of, as an unknown number (estimated in the hundreds) of British and other European citizens enlisted in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War. One British teenage boy who ran away to enlist eventually became a ...

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Gardening Trends

Elegance Restored

Nestled in the heart of Galveston’s esteemed Cedar Lawn neighborhood, the stately residence at 18 Cedar Lawn Circle stands as a testament to timeless elegance and architectural preservation. Constructed in 1928, this historic gem has recently ...

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Celebrate with Wine

School has ended, vacation plans are made, sweaters have been put away, and beachwear is the typical look. As the days grow longer and hotter, there are many opportunities to celebrate and refresh ourselves as we enter the new season.

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Creating a Croak-Worthy Habitat

No matter the size of a garden, there’s a good chance it would benefit from having a frog or toad put down roots, said Craig Hensley, a Texas Nature Trackers Biologist at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “

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Sandy Island Speedways

In the decades prior to the widespread popularity of automobiles, Galveston had benefitted greatly from the Texas cotton industry which had verifiably boomed after the Civil War. The small island city became one of the most successful and dominant ...

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The Pulse of Galveston's Art Scene

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Galveston’s unique seaside environment provides an abundance of inspiration to create distinct artistic compositions. In this feature, Galveston Monthly delves into the captivating worlds of four distinct local artists, each utilizing their chosen craft as a means for artistic conversation. 

 From the art of love and nature that is ever-present in the woodworks created by Chad Hartman to the celebration of the symbiotic relationship between artist and material in Justin Howell’s woodcarvings, the thoughtfulness of these two craftsmen deserves celebration. 

 Similarly, the works of local artisans Sheryl Lambert and Tracy Miller channel their love for all things coastal while embellishing seaside treasures from our local beaches. 

Throughout the ages, love has been a powerful muse for artists, driving them to create works that capture the essence of desire, longing, and the deep connections that bind us to people, places, and memories.
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Galveston Island's Latest Buzz

Four Galveston Businesses Expand- The Speakeasy Returns to G-town

Placeholder imageFour island businesses have expanded just in time for the busy summer season. Two retail businesses on the island have opened up a second location downtown: Gaby & Grace in the historic Hutchings, Sealy & Co. Building and Simply Twisted 2 on Postoffice Street. Similarly, a popular bar and a restaurant have both added new options to their already successful endeavors: Daiquiri Time Out opened the island’s first true speakeasy in decades and Mr. Taco is adding a Colombian eatery to their franchise of restaurants. 

Daiquiri Time Out (DTO) owner Brad Stringer said the idea for a “Speaky Tiki” bar was always on the table. Nearly a decade after opening DTO at 2701 Market Street, the island’s newest speakeasy, The Pineapple Parlor, opened its doors. Throughout Prohibition, alcoholic beverages were illegally sold and consumed in secret. The idea behind the name “speakeasy” was used to give entry into top secret bars and clubs when it was illegal. Today, the idea is recreated to emit a sense of mystery and exclusivity. In its heyday, Galveston Island was littered with illegal bars and gambling dens; the infamous Balinese Room most notably among them.
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  • Eat drink local
    Food & Drink

    Where to find lunch, brunch, dinner covering casual to fine dining. These places are not afraid to try new things. Hope you're hungry.

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    Arts & Culture

    Beaches aren't all Galveston has to offer. Local theater productions, contemporary art exhibits and other family events that always inspires.

June 2024 Issue

From The Editor

From The Editor

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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.