Galveston County Hosts 2019 Heavy Trash Days

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. Each year the event has grown and more citizens have participated. As word has spread, citizens throughout the county have started to participate, not just those in the Bayshore area. County Commissioner Darrell Apffel, who represents the Bayshore area, commented on the support from

Be Prepared This Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season Has Officially Started 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: How will I receive emergency alerts? What is my plan for sheltering? What will I do in the case of an evacuation? What is my family’s communication plan? Making a hurricane preparation plan should also be accompanied by the building of an emergency supply kit that can be utilized in the e

County Employees Volunteer to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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, and Constable Rick Sharp. The 4B Disaster Response Network seeks to serve people affected by disaster in the 4B area (from the Beltway to the Beach to the Bay to Brazoria County). The 4B Disaster Response Network was formed to respond to the immediate needs relat

New Upgrades Coming to Elva Lobit Park

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 coming months.” The new upgrades will include brand new restroom facilities, replacing the current restrooms that had become dated. Also part of the project is the demolition of the old pavilion area and the construction of a new one. Commissioner Ken Clark, who