January 17, 2017

After a recent refinancing of $72 million in general obligation bonds, Galveston County has lowered its interest rate which will result in $6.6 million in savings over the next 11 years.

The new interest rate for the refinancing bonds is 2.63 percent, a decrease from the current average of 3.85 percent.

According to County Judge Mark Henry, this refinancing resulted in a better than expected savings.

“We’re proud to say this will resul...

January 9, 2017

Good fiscal policies and strong recovery since Hurricane Ike are two factors Galveston County can claim after Moody's Investors Service assigned a Aaa rating to the county’s $64.6 million Limited Tax Refunding Bonds.

“This is a testament to our fiscally conservative approach to draft a budget year after year that funds important programs and services without increasing property taxes,” County Judge Mark Henry said. “The Moody’s Aaa r...

January 5, 2017

Now in her second year on the bench in the 212th District Court, Judge Patricia Grady puts convicted Galveston County criminals behind bars and helps offenders overcome issues like addiction.

“One of the proudest moments I have as judge is when our system has been successful in helping someone overcome a drug or alcohol addiction,” Judge Grady said. “That for me is some of the best feedback when I come in and hear someone thank me fo...

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