January WBNA Meeting is. . . Postponed
The January annual meeting of the WBNA scheduled for January 29 is being postponed for a few weeks. Please stay tuned and we'll announce a new date as soon as possible.  That meeting will include the election of the Board for the year, so think about your own willingness to serve and help guide the WBNA in 2022.

If you missed the Holiday Happy Hour at the Isbells', you missed a fine and friendly gathering of a couple dozen neighbors. As usual there was too much food and much merriment. Thanks again for their wonderful hospitality. 

Again this year, attendees and WBNA gathered a donation to the Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Club at Ball High School. to assist students in need of basic necessities, with the goal of enabling them to complete their education. We made some students much happier and more comfortable during the holidays. 
Hostess Mikey Isbell (lelft) regaled us all with her stories at the recent Holiday Happy Hour.  Mikey and Allen are generous to open their lovely historic home to us.

Aja Cormier, a sponsor of the Ball High School "Acts of Random Kindness" (ARK) Club receives  $500 from the Holiday Happy Hour, with donations matched by WBNA. Aja is in front, "Tuffy Tor" in back, and left to right are Margaret Canavan, Stan Blazyk, and Mary Branum making the happy delivery before Christmas break. That yellow arm is Tuffy's, not Stan's!

Heads-up, neighbors. Perhaps you have noticed work happening along 37th Street. We understand that the "37th Street Improvement Project" will begin in the not-too-distant future.

Word from the City:  "This project will install new storm sewers, replace the aged water distribution system and localized sewer improvements.  In addition to the infrastructure work the roadway will be reconstructed and sidewalks will be connected along the corridor between Broadway and Seawall Blvd."

We look forward to improvements, and also know it will cause some inconvenience to residents and also to drivers who use 37th Street. Planning is still in progress.

Neighbors enjoying snacks and community at the Isbells' in December.


Mardi Gras Galveston! Festivities Begin February 18

It is getting to be Mardi Gras time! We look forward to the return of this event after missing a year.  Here is a list of planned events for your enjoyment.

Our neighbor Beverly Denver writes about a 2020 parade and the Krewe of Aquarius, HERE . We all look forward to gradual return of our "normal" lives as soon as possible. Thanks to Beverly for sharing her blogs with us.
Galveston Heritage Chorale  

Celebrating Music by African American Composers 

The Chorale was founded by Mrs. Izola Collins in 1992 
This concert also celebrates the Chorale's 30 years 

Sunday February 27, 2022, 4:00 pm
Old Central Cultural Center
2627 Avenue M,  Galveston

A Reminder from the City:  

"It's illegal to park on the wrong side of the road or obstruct a sidewalk and carries a fine of $30 and $75, respectively.

"Our goal is not to write tickets but to raise awareness about parking rules and how to park in your neighborhood. Parking facing the wrong side of the street can cause more collisions when pulling out of your space, and obstructing a sidewalk makes a community less walkable. Be sure to only park in street-parking areas in the direction of traffic. Thank you!"

Current and previous monthly City Manager's Reports are always available at
City of Galveston:  
Civic alerts are at https://www.galvestontx.gov/CivicAlerts

Updates are is available daily, at https://www.facebook.com/cityofgalveston
Everything you want to know in one click on the City website at  http://www.galvestontx.gov/. 
Also check "Important Contacts: Who to Call for What" at https://www.galvestontx.gov/575/Important-Contacts---Who-to-Call-for-Wha

Pay utility bills online:  Go to http://www.galvestontx.gov/176/Utility-Billing  for information, to pay, or to set up your account. Call (409)797-3550 for information.

Code Enforcement:  (409)797-3660 for information or to report violations. You may report via the city website at 

Public Works:   call (409)797-3630 or email publicworks@cityofgalveston.org to report issues in public areas needing attention. Call for free repair of your garbage cart.

Police:  Always call 911 for emergency.  (409)765-3702 for non-emergency and animal control. 

Recycling:  Drop off 24/7 at the Recycling Center on 61st Street (across from Target), with staff assistance between 8 AM and 4:45 PM.  Free mulch is available for pickup. Monthly home collection is available at no cost to residents who are over 65 or disabled; call (409)741-1446 or email publicworks@cityofgalveston.org . 

About Williams-Borden Neighborhood Association
We hope you will join or renew your membership in 2022
Find us: 
Our 2021Board:
  • Eliza Gray, Chair
  • Mary  Branum, Treasurer & GAIN Representative
  • Nancy Budde, Secretary
  • Margaret Canavan, Communications
  • At Large: 
    Beverly Denver, Carole Eldridge, David Hammons, Mike Howell, Rudy Sendejas
  • Webmaster: Will Wright
Dues are by calendar year. Memberships are $15, and Sponsorships $50.  You need not be a property owner to be a member.  Please encourage neighbors and business to join us. 

Williams-Borden neighborhood Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Boundaries are 35th to 39th Streets, from Avenue M to S (both sides of boundary streets). See our bylaws HERE.

Dues can be paid at a meeting, via Paypal on our website, or by mail to: 
Williams-Borden Neighborhood Association
PO Box 3039
Galveston, TX 77552-0039
We appreciate these sponsors who supported us in 2021.
Please support them as you are able!
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