It's time for our Spring Picnic!
Good news in the neighborhood, but FIRST:

Mark your calendar for our traditional Spring Picnic on Saturday, April 9. We'll gather at noon with our potluck offerings in hand, in the garden of Mikey and Allen Isbell at 1715 35th Street.  Come rain or shine as there is a covered area in case of unpredictable weather.

As usual, WBNA will provide utensils and beverages. Neighbors bring a dish to share. This is a wonderful way to meet new neighbors. We'll send a reminder the week of the picnic.

March 5 Meeting Notes (thanks to Sharon Duray)

We enjoyed an informative meeting and visiting time with neighbors and several local officials. 

Business meeting details came first.  Here's a brief summary of the recent survey results from 26 respondents:
  • Half of respondents had attended past meetings or social events.  
  •  The top 4 community issues were:  Beautification, Getting to know your Neighbors, Preserving Neighborhood Character and Reducing Crime.  
  • There were mixed comments regarding meeting days/times however half of the respondents were happy with Saturday mornings
  • There were many good suggestions for topics and speakers for future meetings.  
Those stepping up to serve on the Board included Mary Branum, Margaret Canavan, Beverly Denver, Sharon Duray, Carole Eldridge, Rudy Sendejas, and Susan Zielke.  Nancy Budde, Eliza Gray, and David Hammons will be contacted about continuing their service in 2022. Those present approved the slate.    

Speakers included:
  • Sharon Lewis:  Council Member District 1
  • William Schuster:  Council Member District 2
  • Craig Brown: Mayor City of Galveston 
  • Nicholas Yeley:  City Marshall/Code Enforcement, Title: Housing Abatement/Sergeant Deputy
  • Andrew Duhon City Marshall/Code Enforcement, Title: Deputy Marshal
Sharon Lewis and William Schuster addressed their reasons for running for City Council and gave a recap of goals and achievements for the City of Galveston.
Craig Brown commended the quality of the City Council working together for the betterment of Galveston.  

Nicholas Yeley and Andrew Duhon explained the role of the City Marshalls and Code enforcement duties on the Island.  They provided a handout on “Ways You can help the Quality of Life in Galveston” regarding homes, yards, vehicles, golf carts, public nuisances and dumping.  We were encouraged to report violations on their website, or call with questions 409-797-3647.  They welcome input and ask residents to be patient as issues move through their office.    


City-Wide Spring Cleanup Activites in April

Get ready for spring cleaning! The City of Galveston will host its annual clean-up initiative in April/May. This is a great time to rid yourself of that pile of "stuff" in the garage or back yard. Special trash pickups will occur on April 9 in our area. Small amounts of building and construction material will be picked up. Please check with the Transfer Station at 409-741-1258 to confirm what they will allow to be disposed. 

If you have paint, open the can, fill with kitty litter, sand or sawdust and leave the lid off the can.  When it has completely dried up, set the can out without the lid and the city will pick up.

Please ensure any large bulk piles (or large items requiring the litter truck) are not placed under low hanging wires, branches, or over your meter. If the items are placed under or around any of these locations our crews will be unable to remove the material. Any material not picked up on Friday or Saturday will be picked up on the regularly scheduled garbage day.

In addition to curbside pickup, from 04/01/22 through 04/30/22 there will be no charge at the Transfer Station for residential customers presenting a current City of Galveston utility bill and a picture I.D. showing they pay for city refuse service. Copies of utility bills will not be accepted. Resident must be present for transfer station drop off. Normal hours of operation: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and 7:30 AM to 11:45 AM* on Saturdays @ 5515 Harborside Drive. *For this event only, however, the hours of operation for the 2nd and 9th Saturday of April 2022 will be extended from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM*  The Transfer Station is located at 5515 Harborside Drive.

Note: The Transfer Station does NOT accept the following items:  Tires, paint, appliances with Freon, air conditioners, insecticides, pesticides, batteries, asbestos items, liquids, fire extinguishers, or flammable materials.

See the dates for special recycling opportunities HERE.


Friends of Rosenberg Library Book Sale March 24-26

The book sale is this weekend March 24-26!  First in over two years so there are LOTS of great books. Members-only early bird sale is Thursday evening, and you can join Friends by using the QR code on the flyer below or go HERE for full information. All proceeds from this sale are used for the library to buy books and other circulating materials for YOU.

WBNA welcomes three new sponsors for 2022!
  • Right at Home provides home care and assistance and has just moved into the neighborhood at 1409 39th Street. 
  • Shrimp 'n' Stuff is familiar to us all at the corner of 39th & O and hosted our first meeting back in 2015.
  • The Silk Purse Thrift Store at 1124 37th, a ministry of Grace Episcopal Church.
They join our returning sponsors:
  • A&M Grocery
  • Antique Warehouse
  • Coronado Palms Cottage
  • Galveston Eye-Land Vision Clinic
  • Tom's Galveston Real Estate
Current and previous monthly City Manager's Reports are always available at 
City of Galveston:  
Civic alerts are at

Updates are is available daily, at
Everything you want to know in one click on the City website at 
Also check "Important Contacts: Who to Call for What" at

Pay utility bills online:  Go to  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 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 . 

About Williams-Borden Neighborhood Association
We hope you will join or renew your membership in 2022
Find us: 
Our 2022 Board (officers will be selected at meeting on March 30):
  • Nancy Budde
  • Mary  Branum
  • Margaret Canavan
  • Beverly Denver
  • Sharon Duray 
  • Carole Eldridge
  • Eliza Gray
  • David Hammon
  • Rudy Sendejas
  • Susan Zielke
  • 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
Many thanks to our 2022 Sponsors! "Shop Local" and support them as you are able!
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