Friendswood and League City Ranked Top Cities in Texas

Ranked on five factors, Friendswood & League City are top-25 cities in the state of Texas. Two Galveston County cities, Friendswood and League City ranked #19 and #24, respectively. Houston, of which Galveston County is the southern component, ranked #2. Methodology: ChamberofCommerce.com ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and […]

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Clear Creek ISD Approves Record Pay Raise for Staff

The Clear Creek Independent School District has announced a significant compensation package for its nearly 5,000 employees. The compensation package includes a 4% to 9.49% pay raise for classroom teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses, new competitive hourly rate for school bus drivers, an increase in the district’s contribution to employee health care premiums and an […]

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Galveston County’s Northern Border From the Air

It should be obvious that Galveston County’s southern border is on the water. After all, Galveston Island is barrier island off the Texas Gulf Coast, about 50 miles southeast of Houston. But what you may not realize is that Galveston County’s northern border is mostly water, too. The northwest edge of the county, south of Harris County, including the […]

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Galveston County Sales Tax

One hundred twenty-four (124) Texas counties (including three in Greater Houston) impose sales taxes. Galveston County isn’t one of them. Galveston County’s sales tax rate is 0%. City Sales Tax in Galveston County Various cities within the county impose their own sales tax. They are illustrated in the table below: City Sales Tax Rate Bayou […]

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Water Service in Galveston County Cities

Water and sewer service in Galveston County is provided either by cities, or by water districts (municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, or special utility districts.) Rates and information can be found at the following links: City Water Service Provided By Clear Lake Shores City Dickinson District Friendswood City Galveston City Hitchcock City Jamaica […]

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County Officials Back Grand Parkway Progress

Galveston County officials are calling for the Texas Department of Transportation to look at the traffic and revenue study for Segment B of the Grand Parkway. Segment B would run from Hwy. 288 to I-45 through Brazoria and Galveston counties and through League City. “The better transportation access we have in Brazoria County will benefit […]

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