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Texas City’s Sixth Street Welcomes Art League
Posted In: Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 08/12/2016


Texas City has been busy with their revitalization of their historic Sixth Street by adding entertainment and new businesses. New streets, sidewalks, and vintage-style light posts are just a few of the Sixth Street updates.

A familiar name in the Art Community has recently joined businesses on Sixth Street. The Galveston Arts Center (GAC), received approval from the Texas City Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) and will be opening a gallery at 611 Sixth Street North. The nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1986, will occupy the building for at least 5 years while also maintaining its main Gallery on 2127 Strand in Galveston. GAC presents contemporary art created by local artists, provides art education and has produced ArtWalk(s) for over 25 years in Galveston.


611 Sixth Street North
Photo: Jennifer Reynolds/The Daily News

After Hurricane Ike “finished” with Galveston Island in 2008, GAC had more than 4 feet of water inside the facility ruining artwork, shop inventory, and leaving nasty residue from the mucky gulf water left behind; restoration was completed in 2015. The historic building was donated by the Junior League of Galveston County and has become a venue for local artists to display their work to the public with free admission at all times.

The Galveston Art League of Sixth Street, as it will be called, is anticipated to be open this fall. While further transformation continues on Sixth Street, the organization will showcase members’ art, with new art arriving each month. The center will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 12 pm to 6 pm. The Texas City Art Festival will celebrate a new associate in Spring 2017.

For more information about Sixth Street, follow their Facebook page; for more information about the Galveston Art League, check out their website.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



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2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Texas Families Ranked by WalletHub
Posted In: Friendswood News | League City News | Pearland News | Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/14/2016


WalletHub has released a report containing a list of ratings of the 2016 Best and Worst Cities for Texas Families; excerpts from that report are shown below.

“Texas is one of the largest states in the country, both in terms of square mileage and population, which should be no surprise considering everything is supposed to be bigger there. That’s certainly true as far as the steaks, cowboy hats and football stadiums are concerned, but what about the homes, school systems, salaries and all of the other important factors that truly make life larger in a given place?” …

“In order to help Lone Star residents and those interested in joining the herd settle down in the right spot, WalletHub compared the 112 of the largest cities in Texas based on 21 relevant metrics that speak to their suitability for families of all types. This includes measures such as the number of playgrounds per capita, the violent crime rate and the divorce rate. Below, you can find the results as well as a detailed methodology and a Q&A with a panel of leading experts.”

The following Bay Area cities were ranked in the list of 112 cities:
#9 Pearland; #17 Friendswood; #19 League City; and #87 Texas City.

WallHub’s Methodology: To help identify the most family-friendly cities in Texas, WalletHub compared the state’s 112 largest cities in four categories: 1) Family Life & Fun, 2) Education, Health & Safety, 3) Affordability and 4) Socioeconomic Environment.”

We did so using 21 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was scored from 0 to 100, with 100 representing the most favorable conditions for families. We then used the weighted average of these individual-metric scores to calculate an overall score for each city, with which the cities were ultimately ranked.” …

WalletHub Sources:Data used to create these rankings were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Council for Community and Economic Research, SchoolDigger.com, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Education Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Renwood RealtyTrac and WalletHub research.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Friendswood | League City | Pearland | Texas City



Have You Considered Your Local Library for Summer Activities?
Posted In: Clear Lake News | Dickinson News | Events & Attractions | Friendswood News | League City News | Pearland News | Seabrook News | Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 06/16/2016


Hot summer days have begun; are you still searching for some place/activities for your children?

Look no further than your local library. All ages are welcome and the variety of activities are vast; many are available at no cost.

Our Bay Area library are listed below with addresses, phone numbers and website links. Summertime is a great time to re-discover your library.

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062
Phone: 281.488-1906, Website Link

Dickinson Public Library
4411 Highway 3, Dickinson, TX 77539
Phone: 281.534-3812, Website Link

Friendswood Public Library
416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546
Phone: 281.482-7135, Website Link

League City - Helen Hall Library
100 W. Walker, League City, TX 77573
Phone: 281.554-1111, Website Link

Pearland Library
3522 Liberty Dr, Pearland, TX 77581
Phone: 281.652-1677, Website Link

Seabrook - Evelyn Meador Library
2400 N Meyer Ave, Seabrook, TX 77586
Phone: 281.474-9142, Website Link

Texas City - Moore Memorial Public Library
1701 9th Avenue North, Texas City, TX  77590
Phone: 409.643-5977, Website Link

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2016 Hurricane Season Information for Bay Area Residents
Posted In: Alvin News | Clear Lake News | Clear Lake Shores News | Cypress Fairbanks | Dickinson News | El Lago News | Friendswood News | Galveston News | General News | Hitchcock News | Houston News | Kemah News | League City News | Nassau Bay News | Pearland News | San Leon News | Santa Fe News | Seabrook News | Taylor Lake Village News | Texas City News | Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 06/13/2016


The Harris and Galveston County Offices of Emergency Management and Clear Channel Outdoor joined together to raise awareness of the coming hurricane season. The billboards were set to countdown to June 1st, which is the (calendar) start of hurricane season. The countdown ‘clock’ and website information was located on six billboards provided by Clear Channel Outdoor at no cost to the counties.

Hurricanes can be a major threat to the Houston-Galveston region when tropical storms form in the Gulf of Mexico. The 2016 Hurricane Season began early in January with Hurricane Alex, and the second storm formed in late May, Tropical Storm Bonnie which came onshore along the South Carolina coast. The list of names for the 2016 Hurricane Season is shown below.

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) works closely with the State and local jurisdictions to aid in planning for the hurricane season and offers resources for residents. A page of Preparedness Resources can be found on the Council’s website. Residents can locate their local city office of emergency management on this page to keep up-to-date with their city’s announcements.

If a hurricane threat should mandate a need to evacuate, the 2016 evacuation map for Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Matagorda can be found on H-GAC website. Hurricane tracking charts are available for free distribution from local newspapers, local television stations and online. There are also apps available for cell phones for residents to track storms and also to receive storm updates from the National Hurricane Center, which is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS).

Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. New and old Bay Area residents should always be aware and prepared for the possibility of a threat from a tropical storm/hurricane; or, simply said in a quote from Stephen King:

"There's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst."
— Stephen King, Different Seasons

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The Rotary Club of Texas City Celebrates Mardi Gras with Parade and Gala
Posted In: Events & Attractions | Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 01/20/2016


The Rotary Club of Texas City 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Saturday, January 23rd beginning at 12 noon. The parade will begin at the Carlos Garza Sports Complex and travel down Palmer Highway to 6th Street, ending at the Showboat Theater.

The Rotary Club of Texas City will host the 6th Annual Mardi Gras Mainland Gala “Texas Style” on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 7 pm, at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. The proceeds from the Gala will help provide funding for the many community and international projects and programs designated by the Rotary.

The Mardi Gras Gala Texas Style will have a BBQ dinner catered by Joe’s BBQ, open bar, silent and live auctions and continuous music throughout the evening from “The Grooves” a premier show band from Austin, Texas. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event’s website.

Brockway Realty, LLC maintains an Area Calendar on our website; check the calendar for local events/activities.

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By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Mardi Gras | Texas City



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