The Galveston Westender Newsletter – Vol 3 Issue 1

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:

“Critical Crossroads – Priorities” by U.S. Congressman Randy Weber
“Texas Senate Priorities” from the office of State Senator Larry Taylor
“New Legislative Session Brings new Issues, Members to Floor” by State Representative Craig Eland
“Taxes, Voting and the 83rd Legislative Session” by Cheryl Johnson, RTA Galveston Tax Collector-Assessor and Voter Registrar.
“The Galveston County District Clerk’s Office” by John Kinard, District Clerk, Galveston County
“City Manager’s Family – New West End Residents” by Michael W. Kovacs, Galveston City Manager
“Let’s Be Cautious out There!!!” by Chief Henry Porretto, Galveston Police Department
“Winter Season – Still A Busy Time for Your Beach Patrol Team” by Peter Davis, Chief, Galveston Island Beach Patrol/Park Board Police Department
“End of Seawall Project Moving Forward” by Helen S. Young, MBA, Deputy Commissioner, Coastal Resources, Texas General Land Office
“Seawall to Dellanera Renourishment Project Update” by Kelly de Schaun, Executive Director of the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees
“A Case with Unintended Consequences:  Severance vs. Patterson” by Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton
“Real Estate Report:  Top Producers give their prediction of the 2013 real estate market.” by Kelly Kelley, Broker Associate, RE/MAX Leading Edge
“2010-2012 Residential Sale Highlights” by Claire Reiswerg, Sand `N Sea Properties
“Research shows diabetes drug improves memory” by Molly J. Dannenmaier, UTMB Galveston
“Q&A with Flu Expert Joan Nichols” by Joan Nichols, PhD, UTMB Galveston
“Fishing Time Around The Corner” by Captain Mike Cacciotti
“Sea Turtle Training Time” by Carole H. Allen, Gulf Office Director,Sea Turtle Restoration Project and HEART (Help Endangered Animals-Ridley Turtles)
“Sandhill Cranes: Real Winter Texans” by Jim Stevenson, Editor, Gulls n’ Herons Magazine
“Mohn wins 2012 Unsung Hero award”  courtesy of ASBPA – American Shore & Beach Preservation Association
“WGIPOA Meetings in Review”

Mark you Calenders for Upcoming Events of Interest:
Feb 1-12   Mardis Gras Galveston
Feb 16      WGIPOA 9am — Colonel Sallese
Mar 2        SHP Causeway Fund Run/Walk
Mar 2-3     Home & Garden Show
Mar 4        Texas ASBPA Meeting – Austin
Mar 5        Coastal Windstorm Task Force Windstorm Rally – Austin
Mar 16      WGIPOA 9am — Cheryl Johnson
Apr 7         Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3
Apr 11-14  FeatherFest & Nature PhotoFest
Apr 20       WGIPOA 9am

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Best Regards,
The GalvestonWestender Staff