Alley Garage Sale, Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the alley from Avenue M to Avenue N between 24th and 25th Streets. Traffic that morning should travel from Avenue M to Avenue N. Contact David Bowers at email@example.com for more information!
Next Silk Stocking Block Party:
April 15th at 1307 24th Street, 5 p.m.
Bring a chair and a dish to share!
Our lovely and talented Catherine Stroud, 1412 25th Street, is such a charming addition to our island! Born in Colorado and the second of five children, Catherine grew up in the Woodlands. She attended The John Cooper School where she played the flute (first chair , of course!) and was a competitive horseback rider. Catherine graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a major in French and European Studies. She moved to France after graduation to teach English to children ages 3-12. She then moved to Nice for two years, again to teach English. Catherine spent time in over a dozen countries, traveled the circumference of the globe, only to land just 70 miles from where she began–goodness, a lot of living in 28 years!
In 2009, Catherine moved to Galveston, where she began building custom furniture with reclaimed lumber. However, her focus now is on fine arts; many of her original paintings are hanging in the Galveston Art League, The Vanishing Point Wine Bar and Cafe, Mod Coffee Shop, and Island Music.
Catherine’s home on 25th was a “very haunted house” when she moved in; she is glad to report that after a MTV camera crew came through with their psychic, all has been calm! She has recently purchased an 1877 shotgun cottage, 2523 Winnie, and is working to restore it to be used as a community arts house.
This exceptionally talented resident of our District has served as membership chair, gracious hostess when needed, and the District’s GHF representative. She gives of her talent freely to a variety of non-profit organizations as well; when asked to contribute donations to silent auctions, she simply says, “I’d love to!” So glad she is in our midst, this beautiful horse riding, flute playing, furniture building, artist!
Our 2012 Annual Chili Cook-Off was a huge success! Thanks to Jay and Elaine Bangle for hosting us at their Silk Stocking Gallery. Thanks as well to Catherine Stroud, Lynn Eanes, and Cathy Conlon-Townsend for their help, as well as to all our neighbors who brought such tasty chili! We welcomed several new members and lots of new friends! Look for notices on our next get-together!
Join us for our SSNHD’s Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, February 26th, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm
J Bangle’s Silk Stocking Gallery25th & Avenue L
Galveston, TX 77550
The Landmark Commission will soon have a vacancy. Heidi Lutz’s last term will expire at the end of February. The City Council will appoint a new member at their February 23rd meeting. We encourage anyone who is interested in serving to file an application with the City Secretary’s Office.
For more information, please contact:
Catherine Gorman, AICP
Planning Manager/Assistant HPO
Department of Planning and Community Development
City of Galveston, TX
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Welcome to our new website feature where we will highlight one of our neighbors and their historic home! And what a perfect person to spotlight in this inaugural edition! Bob Strevell has served our district faithfully over the 8 years he and Linda have lived in our district. Bob spent his early years in post-war Germany, learning to speak German before he spoke English! Bob’s dad was in charge of the group that rebuilt the German school system after WWII. Bob even took off one day on his tricycle and had every MP available searching for the little rascal!
Bob is a native Houstonian who graduated from Bellaire High School with honors. He graduated from SMU and was a cum laude/law review graduate of South Texas College of Law. His odd jobs during college/law school included selling sisal rugs by the side of the road, modeling Arrow’s line of shirts (Bob’s a hunk alrighty!), and chauffeuring a well-known Houston and international socialite (good preparation for doing the same for Linda!).
While attending law school at night and not selling rugs, Bob was an elementary, middle, and high school teacher. After law school, he was a compliance officer for a financial services company, an executive officer for a broker-dealer, and retired as a member of the Billion Dollar Club of a financial wholesaler—who knew?!?
Bob and his wife Linda moved to Galveston two weeks before the snowfall of 2004 . His favorite quote about himself is that he was too old to join the circus so he moved to Galveston! Bob and Linda purchased their Prairie-style home, 1213 25th, that was built in 1913 by Dr. Brett. Dr. and Mrs. Bret’s daughter, Gladys Dierlam, was born in the home, and lived in it for 65 years until her death at the age of 101.
In his so-called “retirement,” Bob does a bit of writing, contributes to the Blogosphere in the local newspaper website with observations on the local scene through a variety of characters including the “West End Rabbit,” and has developed an alter ego, “Nostril Damas,” who prognosticates on George Lee’s Electric Radio Theatre.
Bob has been married “forever” to our lovely Linda; they have one son who is a college professor (so not surprised!). We are so lucky to have this wonderful man in our midst!