Annual Membership Meeting Set for March 5


Happy Mardi Gras!

Our annual meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 5. Coffee and visiting at 10, meeting begins at 10:30, in Jinkins Hall  of Grace Church,   1116 36th Street. That meeting will include the election of the Board for the year. So think about your own willingness to participate and help guide the WBNA in 2022.

The current Board will stay in place until the meeting. Chair Eliza Gray will remain on the Board but asked to step down as Chair. Eliza has done a great job leading the board during this challenging year and we thank her for that. 

Carole Eldridge has agreed to serve as Chair in the interim. Carole is an energetic and resident of Williams-Borden who has been on the Board for a year.  Board Member Mike Howell resigned from the Board. We thank him for his energy and ideas; he promises to stay involved. 

Soon you will receive another message from WBNA, that will include a survey we ask you complete.  This will help the new board plan for the year. Please complete the survey even if you are not a paid member, we want to hear from everyone. 

Its been a challenging couple of years for all of us, and we hope 2022 proves to be different and a healthy one for you. So let's plan and move forward in a positive direction as a neighborhood.

Meeting Date: March 5, Saturday
Time: 10 AM coffee and visiting, 10:30 AM meeting.
Location: Jinkins Hall of Grace Episcopal Church, 1116 36th Street

Jinkins Hall is on the north end of the church complex. The room is large and allows for social distancing, in addition to the required masks. We appreciate Grace Church for this hospitality.


 Nancy Budde created a remarkable web document about our neighborhood as part of an educational project.  If you haven't viewed it, take a look HERE.  She has provided a great deal of fascinating information. Thanks to Nancy for sharing this with us. 

Mardi Gras Galveston! Festivities Begin February 18
Click here for a list of events.

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

Welcome New Sponsor:  The Silk Purse Resale Shop of Grace Church has signed on as a sponsor of WBNA for 2022. SIlk Purse is a ministry of Grace Episcopal Church. This nonprofit offers merchandise that includes small furnishings, household and kitchen equipment, linens, sporting goods, toys, collectibles, books, costumes, decorative items, and clothing for men, women and children of all sizes, from newborn to extra-large. It is also a great place to donate your no-longer-needed items.  Open Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am - 2pm, at 1134 37th Street. See the Silk Purse website HERE.

We appreciate all our sponsors.  See all our 2021 sponsors at the end of this message. We thank TGRE (Tom's Galveston Real Estate) for already renewing for 2022!

Please Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

Free Concert celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Galveston Heritage Chorale, and honoring the memory of the founder Mrs. Izola Collins. Several Chorale members live in the neighborhood so be sure to come out and hear them.

Current and previous monthly City Manager's Reports are always available at 
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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 2021 Board:
  • Carole Eldridge, Interim Chair
  • Mary  Branum, Treasurer
  • Nancy Budde, Secretary
  • Margaret Canavan, Communications
  • At Large: Beverly Denver, Carole Eldridge, Eliza Gray, David Hammons, 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.
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