• Galveston County Sales Tax

    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…

    • Water Service in Galveston County Cities

      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…

      • Port of Galveston Reports Record Revenues

        Port of Galveston Reports Record Revenues

        Independent auditor reports clean audit. The Port of Galveston’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released in June and confirmed by an independent audit, shows record operating revenues for fiscal…

        • Port of Galveston Publishes Year (2018) in Review

          Port of Galveston Publishes Year (2018) in Review

          The Port of Galveston is Texas’ number one cruise port and ranks as the fourth busiest cruise port in North America. The Port of Galveston announced that it achieved a…

          • Port of Galveston’s Plan to Improve Traffic

            Port of Galveston’s Plan to Improve Traffic

            As the Port of Galveston plans for growth, improving traffic flow is a big piece of our strategy. I’d like to share a number of things we’re working on to…

            • Could FlixBus Be Coming to Galveston?

              Could FlixBus Be Coming to Galveston?

              The latest proposal comes from a private company that’s already providing service to other cities in the region. There have been several efforts in recent years to create a bus route between…

              • Galveston Schlitterbahn Water Park Purchased, Will Be Upgraded

                Galveston Schlitterbahn Water Park Purchased, Will Be Upgraded

                Cedar Fair LP is looking to invest about $10 million to $15 million over the next two to three years in the Schlitterbahn water parks in New Braunfels and Galveston, which…

                • First Look: Draft Port of Galveston Master Plan

                  First Look: Draft Port of Galveston Master Plan

                  When it’s completed, the document will be the first master plan in the port’s 165-year history. A trolley line through the length of the port. A new exclusive terminal for…

                  • Port of Galveston Rebrands as Galveston Wharves

                    Port of Galveston Rebrands as Galveston Wharves

                    The Port of Galveston adopted a new official logo Tuesday, choosing a design that officials said would bring a fresher and simplified look to the port's branding. The Wharves Board…

                    • Houston Area Cities Ranked

                      Houston Area Cities Ranked

                      3/10 largest cities in Houston are in Galveston County The US Census Bureau has just released their American Community Survey (ACS) annual population estimate for cities and towns. According to their estimations,…