The Galveston Westender Newsletter – Vol 3 Issue 2

We have another exciting edition of the The Galveston Westender Newsletter.

In addition to interesting articles and pictures, it includes many links to relevant websites.

Articles in this issue include:

•    “Independence Day” by U.S. Congressman Randy Weber
•    “Texas Senate Accomplishments” from the office of State Senator Larry Taylor
•    “Eiland’s Final Legislation Modifies Texas Open Beaches Act” by State Representative Craig Eland
•    “Critical Crossroads – Priorities” by U.S. Congressman Randy Weber
•    “Wins in the Session – What Now?” by Cheryl Johnson, RTA Galveston Tax Collector-Assessor and Voter Registrar.
•    “Sea Turtle News” by Carole H. Allen, Gulf Office Director,Sea Turtle Restoration Project and HEART (Help Endangered Animals-Ridley Turtles)
•    “The DOWB is now a Kemp’s Ridley Turtle Rookery – May 29th” by Jeff Southard, Dunes of West Beach (DOWB) Homeowner
•    “GLO Partners in “Shoring Up Texas”” by Helen S. Young, MBA, Deputy Commissioner, Coastal Resources, Texas General Land Office
•    “Summer is Here – Use Some Simple Safety Precautions and Have a Great Day at the Beach” by Peter Davis, Chief, Galveston Island Beach Patrol/Park Board Police Department
•    “West End Bird Club Forming” by Jim Stevenson, Editor, Gulls n’ Herons Magazine
•    “A Trauma Center in a Backpack: Portable device could make difference between life and death” by Jim Kelly, UTMB Communications
•    “Local Receives EPA Recognition: Artist Boat Founder Karla Klay, Receives Third Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category” Courtesy of the EPA Gulf Guardian Awards and the Gulf of Mexico Program
•    “Explore Galveston – Take a Kayak Tour” by Karla Klay, Executive Director & Founder, Artist Boat
•    “GARM Benefits West End Neighborhoods” by Carolyn Clyburn, The House Company and Claire Reiswerg, Sand `N Sea Properties
•    “Park Board Beach Maintenance Policy” by the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees
•    “WGIPOA Meetings in Review”

Mark you Calenders for Upcoming Events of Interest:
•    Feb 1-12   Mardis Gras Galveston
•    Jul 4          Parade and Fireworks, 7:45pm
•    Jul 13        SeaWalk & Run, 7am, Stewart Bch
•    Jul 13        Splash of the Titans, 8am, East Bch
•    Jul 13        ArtWalk
•    Jul 20        WGIPOA 9am – Parks Board
•    Jul 26        Texas ASBPA Meeting – Matagorda
•    Aug 3        Seaweed Art Contest – East Beach
•    Aug 17      WGIPOA 9am – Robert Webster TAMUG presenatation on seaweed
•    Aug 24      ArtWalk
•    Sep 21       WGIPOA 9am – Fire Chief Mike Wisko & the Galveston Fire Dept
•    Sep 28       Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup
•    Oct 5         ArtWalk
•    Oct 19       WGIPOA 9am – City Manager Michael Kovacs, State of Galveston
•    Oct 22-24  ASBPA Fall Conference-South Padre
•    Nov-Dec    Winter Break-No WGIPOA meeting

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Best Regards,
The GalvestonWestender Staff