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Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Laura are both behind us and our collective attention has turned towards the election. I thought this might be a good time to update you on what we are doing to help voters make this critical choice.   We have updated the...

As challenging as these times are, it has given many of us time to reassess what is a “want” and what is a “need.” At the City, we have re-evaluated many processes to be as flexible as possible. We want to not only meet current...

By CRAIG BROWN August 20th, 2020 I recently spoke at the West Galveston Island Property Owner Association to provide an overview of City activities. We discussed the City’s Budget, Beach Closures (there are no current plans for future closures), and the Police Chief’s review of Police...

By CRAIG BROWN August 20th, 2020 I just received word that the first of the Rail Trolleys ( #501 ) is being tested on the streets of Galveston. Acceleration and braking, as well as computer synchronization, will be fine-tuned for the next few weeks using sandbags...

CITY FLAG Calling all artists, the City of Galveston is accepting submissions for designs on a new city flag. My sincere thanks to the Cultural Arts Commission, who will be reviewing the submissions and presenting the final designs to the public for a vote. Once adopted...

By CRAIG BROWN June 5th, 2020 Mayor Jim Yarbrough has announced he will be stepping down as Mayor of Galveston effective July 15th. While this announcement comes as a surprise, his decision to protect his health, due to compromised lung function, and the knowledge that he...

“A Big Thank You to everyone who attended my Mayoral Campaign Kickoff Thursday evening. What a wonderful event and the turnout was fantastic! The energy created from the event was a perfect beginning for my Campaign. I would also like to especially thank our wonderful...

It was such an honor and a privilege to visit with so many of you last night at the National Night Out. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it to all of the gatherings, but I would still love to hear from you. Your participation is vital...

Email or Call Your Friends - One of the first things we would like volunteers to do is to email or call your closest friends who live nearby and tell that you are volunteering for Craig. You don't have to ask them to support the...

“This structure means more than just a new facility for our firefighters. It represents the revitalization of our community after Hurricane Ike. It also represents our city’s commitment to our firefighters and citizens to provide the best services possible.” ~ Craig Brown (Opening Ceremony for...