Volume 5 Issue 2

wethumb_2015_09We have another great addition of the Galveston Westender.

Please see the attached PDF.


The Articles Include:

• “Ike Dike”, Randy Weber, U.S. Congressman, District 14

• “Protecting the Coast is a Statewide Issue”, Larry Taylor, Texas State Senator, District 11

• “TWIA Reform and Waiver Program”, Wayne Faircloth, State Representative, District 23

• “Tax Relief for Texans”, Greg Bonnen, MD, State Representative, District 24

• “Are You Voting in the November Constitutional Election?”, Cheryl E. Johnson, RTA, Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector

• “Jury Service: A Duty and Privilege”, John Kinard, District Clerk, Galveston County

• “West End Update & Safety Tips”, Peter Davis, Chief, Galveston Island Beach Patrol/Park Board Police Department

• “Police and Community Partner to Make Beaches Safer”, Henry Porretto, Chief of Police, City of Galveston

• “Fall/Winter Migrating Birds”, by Jim Stevenson, Editor of Gulls ‘n Herons Magazine and Director of the Galveston Ornithological Society

• “Sargassum: A Shared Resource “, Tom Linton, Galveston Resident and Scrivener

• “The Final Chapter”, Brandon Hill

• “Galveston Sales Statistics”, provided by Sand ‘n Sea

• “Seawall West Beach Nourishment Project”, Kelly de Shaun, CTZ, Executive Director, Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees

• “Streamlining Short-term Rental Property Registrations”, Mary Beth Bassett, Public Relations Coordinator, Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

• “Seibel Foundation gives UTMB $3 million for student center at Jennie Sealy Hospital”

• “Six UTMB faculty members awarded top teaching award by UT System Board of Regents”

• “Dellanera Named on Best Restored Beaches for 2015 List”, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association

• “Galveston’s The Tremont House Revives Tradition of Afternoon Tea”, Christine Hopkins, APR, Director of Communications Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel; The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel; and Harbor House Hotel & Marina

• “1% To Conserve Galveston Island™ Update”, Brenda Donaloio Lee, Director, www.toconservegalvestonisland.org <http://www.toconservegalvestonisland.org>

• “UTMB, MD Anderson to collaborate on League City Campus”

• “West End Beach Trash Collection”

• “Sea Turtle News”, Carole Allen, Gulf Office Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network

• Upcoming WGIPOA Meetings


Thank You and best regards

The Galveston Westender Staff