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The Galveston County Daily News : Mardi Gras Galveston

January 28, 2015

Mardi Gras Galveston

Tuesday 03/04/2014
Photo Gallery: Mardi Gras Galveston
Posted: March 04, 2014 - 7:45 pm

The first weekend of Mardi Gras Galveston 2014 got off to a great start and featured 12 parades on the Seawall and The Strand. Check back as this gallery will be updated with the latest photos through Fat Tuesday.

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That's — almost — a Mardi Gras wrap
Updated: March 04, 2014 - 6:05 pm

The final weekend of Mardi Gras included parades, balls and costumes.

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Saturday 03/01/2014
San Luis party once again over the top
Updated: March 02, 2014 - 5:57 pm

More than 1,600 guests, acrobats, art cars, roller skaters and some booty shaking to the music of KC and the Sunshine Band. 

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Friday 02/28/2014
George Mitchell's legacy 30 years later
Updated: March 03, 2014 - 11:22 am

When the late George Mitchell opened the Tremont House hotel 30 years ago, he wanted to do so in style. 

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Bring on the mummers
Updated: February 28, 2014 - 10:45 pm

The desperation in Cathy Conlon-Townsend’s voice was unmistakable and out of character.

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San Luis to salute pop art
Updated: February 28, 2014 - 10:45 pm

GALVESTON — It’s become the biggest of all the Mardi Gras Galveston balls and is the single hardest ticket to get. This year is no different as the San Luis Salute goes “Pop.”

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Thursday 02/27/2014
Tremont ball celebrates 3 decades
Updated: February 28, 2014 - 10:45 pm

GALVESTON  — It’s the oldest of Mardi Gras Galveston’s balls, and, for those who attend, it offers the best view of the biggest parade of the pre-Lenten season carnival.

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Galveston band looks to keep crowds rocking
Updated: February 28, 2014 - 10:45 pm

GALVESTON — When The Line-Up, a local three-piece band, hits the main Mardi Gras stage Saturday, it is likely to be the largest crowd they’ve ever seen. 

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Costume contest brings out the best looks
Updated: February 28, 2014 - 10:45 pm

GALVESTON — Mardi Gras on the island has always been a bit over the top. People dress in all sorts of wild get-ups either for the parades or just to attend the festivities.

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Tuesday 02/25/2014
Aquarius provides 'Wicked' start to Mardi Gras
Updated: February 25, 2014 - 2:55 pm

The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius once again kicked of the Mardi Gras season with their noon parade Saturday.

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Monday 02/24/2014
Video: Daily News' Zany Golf Cart and Art Car parade at Mardi Gras
Updated: February 25, 2014 - 2:55 pm

On Saturday, The Galveston County Daily News sponsored the Zany Golf Cart and Art Car parade as part of Mardi Gras Galveston 2014.

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Sunday 02/23/2014
Video: A recap of Mardi Gras's first night
Updated: February 25, 2014 - 2:55 pm

From the George P. Mitchell Award presentation to the parade named in the late Mr. Mitchell to the Uptown Umbrella Brigade, Mardi Gras Galveston got off to a fun start.

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Saturday 02/22/2014
Blacks honored with Mitchell award
Updated: February 22, 2014 - 11:57 am

Mardi Gras Galveston 2014 got off to a nice start on Friday. 

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Friday 02/21/2014
Guide to Mardi Gras Galveston
Updated: February 22, 2014 - 10:51 pm

The island’s biggest celebration returns with parades, music, art cars and some zany golf carts and art cars this weekend.

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Thursday 02/20/2014
Do Parking Cheaters Win During Mardi Gras?
Updated: February 21, 2014 - 10:44 am

GALVESTON — If you drove down Seawall Boulevard on Wednesday, you probably couldn’t help but notice that parking spaces were already being claimed by trucks, trailers and recreational vehicles. (I think I saw one very large smoker sitting there in fog when I drove past around 6 p.m.)

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Saturday 02/09/2013
DJs rock Electric Mardi Gras
Updated: February 09, 2013 - 6:52 pm

GALVESTON — Local DJs fed off the energy from a diverse crowd of music lovers as they spun and scratched songs to the tune of a 120,000 watt sound system on the Jagermeister DJ Stage Friday at Electric Mardi Gras. The young musicians said the event encouraged them turn the volume up on their careers as live performers.

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Friday 02/08/2013
How Kool and the Gang toured with Van Halen
Posted: February 08, 2013 - 10:00 am

In the 1970s and early 1980s, there may not have been a more popular R&B or Funk group than Kool and the Gang. 

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Salute takes on Great Gatsby feel
Posted: February 08, 2013 - 9:15 am

It the biggest gala of Mardi Gras and one of the biggest social events in the entire region — The San Luis Salute. It is over the top. It is a non-stop dance party. It is a big fundraiser for UTMB. It is sold out and has been for weeks.

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A Mardi Gras music scene
Updated: February 08, 2013 - 9:08 am

It's amazing to just think the number of really great music you can listen to on the island during Mardi Gras.

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Thursday 02/07/2013
High school bands add to Mardi Gras celebration
Updated: February 08, 2013 - 9:08 am

Live music during Mardi Gras isn’t limited to groups with amps and guitars. Part of the fun was all the great high school marching bands at the parades.

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Wednesday 02/06/2013
Local bands rock first weekend of Mardi Gras
Updated: February 08, 2013 - 9:09 am

Weekend number one of Mardi Gras is in the books and, if you stepped out onto the Galveston streets at all, you likely heard some kind music. We had everything from marching bands, rock bands, country groups, local and big name acts all descending on the island.

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Saturday 02/02/2013
Mardi Gras perfect time to wear a cape
Updated: February 02, 2013 - 2:13 pm

The Krewe of Gambrinus crowned its Royalty on Jan. 26 at the San Luis Resort’s ballroom.

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