Messages from Craig Tag

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 Within the last few days, I met with the District Coordinator for the Texas Division Of Emergency Management (TDEM), the City’s Emergency Management Director, and the City’s Fire Chief to discuss Hurricane preparedness. TDEM is the State agency that partners...

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...

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...

Thank you, to all of you who have expressed support since we launched our campaign earlier this month. Since that time, I have had a chance to speak to several of you about the issues, Galveston's future, and how we can get there together. If...