In September 2019, the Galveston County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to pass the FY2020 budget.
This new budget cut the tax rate by nearly 3% and Galveston County will take in $4.7 million less this year than the previous year. The total general fund budget is $144.56 million and funds 29 elected officials and 85 associated departments.
For the ninth straight year, Galveston County has cut the tax rate, totaling a 17.91% cut...
The Galveston County Road and Bridge Department is responsible for over 340 miles of roads in the unincorporated part of the county as well as the accompanying lateral drainage.
This department is also responsible for the Texas City/La Marque hurricane protection levee, 20 bridges including the 7000ft long San Luis Pass Bridge, beach maintainence on Bolivar Peninsula, and the Highland Bayou diversion channel.
Galveston County’s Veteran Treatment Court (GCVTC) was founded in 2013 by County Judge Mark Henry, a retired Air Force veteran, with the support of District Attorney Jack Roady and members of the judiciary.
The mission of this specialty court was clear, to serve justice involved veterans and active service members who suffer from PTSD, TBI and substance abuse disorder due to their military service, which was a contributing factor in...
The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted at a special meeting today to issue a burn ban for the unincorporated parts of Galveston County. This burn ban will be in effect for 90 days or until drought conditions improve.
Burn bans are issued during long periods of hot and dry weather and restrict intentionally started brush and grass fires, trash and debris fires, and other outdoor fires. This includes campfires and other recreat...
Galveston County operates two amazing parks in the bayshore area that help provide relaxing and fun recreational areas to local residents. If you haven’t already checked out Bayside Regional Park or Bayshore Park, add them to your list of things to do this summer.
Bayshore Park is located at 5437 East FM 646, Bacliff, Texas and sits right on Galveston Bay. It’s the perfect place to walk your dogs and enjoy a morning sunrise. The park...
Located in League City just off of Highway 3, Walter Hall Park is the most heavily visited park operated by Galveston County. The park sees some many visitors because of its wide variety of activities and amenities.
Many different festivals call the park home, including the League City Music Festival, Space City Cruisers Car Show, numerous 5k fundraising races, and all types of community events.
Galveston County hosted its annual Bayshore area Heavy Trash Days on June 21st and June 22nd. This event was started in 2012 by the Commissioners Court in an effort to help prepare the unincorporated communities along Galveston Bay for hurricane season. The goal is to provide a free and convenient event that allows people to dispose of unwanted debris and material that would otherwise be a hazard during a storm.
June 1st marked the beginning of the 2019 hurricane season and now is the time to ensure you are prepared for any potential storms that may impact Galveston County between now and November, when hurricane season ends.
Preparation all starts with making a plan and communicating with your family and loved ones. Your hurricane plan should answer four essential questions:
Earlier this month, Galveston County employees and elected officials volunteered their time to work with the 4B Disaster Recovery Network to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court put out a call for volunteers to join the efforts of the 4B First Saturday Serve and more than 20 employees answered the call, as did County Judge Mark Henry, Commissioner Darrell Apffel, Commissioner Joe Giusti,...
After years of planning, Galveston County is moving forward with updates for Elva Lobit Park, located at 1901 East FM 646, League City, Texas 77573.
Parks and Cultural Services Director, Julie Diaz, looks forward to making Elva Lobit Park attractive and more accommodating for visitors again, “I’m hoping these improvements will result in more park usage with visitors and pavilion rentals. I’m so excited to see the new additions in the...