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December 13th Double Book Signing

Saturday, December 13th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Murder Most Texan True crime writer and Texas historian Bartee Haile joins us with his book of high profile Texas murder cases entitled Murder Most Texan, a collection detailing sixteen coldblooded killings from

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Parking Tip: Downtown Galveston / Strand

When using the parking kiosks downtown you should always check if your stall number has any time left on it before purchasing your parking. The person before you may have left early and you can use that time if any

Posted in Galveston, Trivia

The Landing of Lafitte in Galveston

Illustration appearing on a section divider in The Cactus, 1927, the University of Texas annual.

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Book Signing set for September 21st, 2013: Galveston Chronicles

Galveston Chronicles Dr. Donald Willett, Associate Professor in the Maritime Studies Program at Texas A&M University at Galveston, will join us for our September Meet & Greet. Dr. Willett served as editor and contributor to this new book of essays

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Pier 19 After the Hurricane of 1915

From glass negatives provided by Bain News Service, courtesy of the Library of Congress at Flickr.com (George Grantham Bain Collection).

Posted in Galveston, Trivia

Galveston Reads 2013

This year’s book is The Big Year and the events schedule is below. Click on the image for a more readable size. Visit galvestonreads.org for further info.

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Book Signing: The Galveston-Houston Packet, November 17, 2012

Andrew W. Hall will be with us on Saturday to sign his new history book covering the role of the steamboat packet services running on Buffalo Bayou in the mid-1800s and their key contribution to the development of commerce in

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Great Storm Simulation at Coney Island

The odd wording in the caption of this old Galveston post card got us wondering what was going on. “Stupendous Reproduction of the Great Tidal Wave?” A little web searching turned up some research by Mr. Jeffrey Stanton, a Coney

Posted in Galveston, Trivia

Galveston Fiction: The Devil’s Odds

In WWII era South Texas the New Orleans Mafia mob bosses are trying to take over Galveston’s gambling empire. Texas Ranger Virgil Tucker is drawn into the drama as he comes to the aid of Madeline Kimbell, a terrified young

Posted in Galveston, New Books

Remembering Ike

With another Hurricane Ike anniversary coming up, the memories of that mess are all the more faded. Here’s a view of the store from the mezzanine stairway today, and in September 2008 when we returned to the island.

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