Islander — Island History

GALVESTON'S New Wave

GALVESTON'S New Wave

Houston Astros star Lance Berkman, of all people, put the enigma of Galveston to rest for me. About 13 years ago, the slugger was a guest on a Houston sports talk show a few weeks after Hurricane Ike nearly laid the island to waste. He was talking about a wedding there attended by his teammate, Galveston native Brandon Backe. Unfortunately, the after-party at the poolside bar of The San
Luis Resort, owned by island-born hospitality mogul Tilman Fertitta, got out of hand. Backe wound up fighting with Galveston police officers, badly injuring his shoulder. What, the host asked Berkman, had Backe been thinking? Berkman sighed. "The thing you have to know about Brandon," Berkman replied, measuring his words, "is that he is not from America." "Brandon is from Galveston."

2022 Mardi Gras Galveston Island

2022 Mardi Gras Galveston Island

Mardi Gras 2022 Parade & Party Schedule for Galveston, TX!!! 2022 Mardi Gras x2 makeup party! We missed last year due to covid. That won't happen again! This year will be twice as fun!! Come join the third largest Mardi Gras and let loose! 2022 Mardi Gras will start Friday, February 18 and ends on Tuesday, March 1

A rare look into a historic Galveston home on Ave T!

A rare look into a historic Galveston home on Ave T!

We spotted this beautiful 1937 John Staub house for sale on HAR a little while back. Everybody like to daydream about historic homes like this one! We just hope the buyer is a fan of the history and keeps the house as is. Here is a some info on the home per the seller.
Spectacular 1937 historical, John Staub designed home in midtown Galveston set amongst lushly landscaped 1.2967 acre (GCAD) property with majestic oaks. Custom built for W.L. (III) & Mary Moody. Current owners renovated home 2014-2015. Step inside to formal entry...


Juneteenth National Independence Day & Galveston!!!

Juneteenth National Independence Day & Galveston!!!

Just another historic day in Galveston, Texas! This island has many first! We are a very proud little island city, at the very least! We can go back to Galveston's history and find our city ahead of time. On June 19th 1865 on The Strand at 22nd street Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3, which demanded: "absolute equality" among enslaved people and slaveholders.