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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.

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Texas City



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.

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



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



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.

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Mardi Gras | Texas City



Texas City Amusement Park Holds Official Ground Breaking Ceremony
Posted In: Commercial | Events & Attractions | Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 11/30/2015


Announcements about the new amusement park and concert venue have been slow coming, but now Galveston County residents can stop holding their breath! Adventure Pointe’s official ground-breaking ceremony was held on November 14, 2015. The preliminary ground clearing had begun in October, but now the Adventure Pointe Team has shown their commitment toward bringing this highly anticipated amusement park to Texas City in Galveston County.


Harvey Slusky,Adventure Pointe Owner
[Photo: Adventure Pointe Facebook page]
Adventure Pointe’s visionary and owner, Dr. Harvey Slusky (a local cardiologist), was on hand to use the ceremonial shovel to mark the event. Family entertainment has been a prominent business for prior Slusky generations.  Mr. Slusky’s father, Louis, had two separate Playland parks in Houston and Galveston in the late 1940s; his uncle had one in Nebraska; a cousin had a park in Oklahoma City and others in Denver own one which has been in existence for over a century.

Adventure Pointe Amusement Park & Concert Venue is located at 5500-5600 Gulf Freeway (HWY 45) Texas City. The Park will be nextdoor, just south from, the Texas City Tanger Outlet.The 35 acre site will host a thrilling and innovative theme park, a hospitality center with restaurants, retail and hotel accommodations, and an entertainment section complete with a state of the art concert venue.

Brockway Realty previously blogged: “Adventure Pointe – Will We Be Seeing Construction Soon?” on 9/04/2015; and “Adventure Pointe Amusement Park – Land Clearing Has Begun!” on 10/19/2015.

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Texas City



Texas City Model Train Festival Returns on November 7th & 8th
Posted In: Events & Attractions | Texas City News Posted by Pam Moore on 11/05/2015


Do you like model trains? If the answer is “Yes”, be sure to mark your calendar for the Texas City Model Train Festival on Saturday, November 7th and November 8th, from 10 am to 4 pm. This event will be held at the Texas City Museum and Showboat Pavilion, located at 400 block of 6th Street North. There is a charge for admission. For more information, call 409.229-1660 or check the City of Texas City Facebook page.

This event is sponsored by the Texas City Historical Preservation Corp and the Galveston County Model Railroad Club

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

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Texas City



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