Newsletter August #2 2021
Join us at Marais for the August Chamber Luncheon. We can't wait to see you there!
Thursday 8/26/2021
2015 FM 517 Rd E, Dickinson, TX 77539
Conquer the Causeway
in the 10th Annual Run/Walk.

Kids’ 1K – 5K – 10K
Galveston County’s Premier Causeway Run

Certified Causeway Courses
Professional Chip Timing
Performance T-Shirts

The Whataburger Kids Zone is back! The kid zone will offer your kiddos a safe environment, filled with bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Stations will be managed for small groups of kids.

Dress up as your favorite book character as we celebrate Literacy Day with our SMART family Literacy, Inc. Partners and Gulf Coast Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Kid’s 1K, 5K, and 10K Run
Race Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Kid's 1K: 7:30 AM | 5K: 8:00 AM | 10K: 8:00 AM
Race from Pillow (Donation with Shirt)

Kid's 1K - $10 until August 30; $15 after August 30; $15 on race day.

5K Run/Walk - $30 until August 30; $35 after August 30; $40 on race day.

10K Run/Walk - $35 until August 30; $40 after August 30; $45 on race day.
We were all looking forward to celebrating Red, White and Do for M.I. Lewis on September 11, 2021. However, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases the Board of Directors has voted to move to a virtual fundraiser.

Our virtual fundraiser will be filled with engaging guests, a virtual tour of the services provided by M.I. Lewis as well as an auction. All our sponsors will be recognized throughout the event. Our virtual event will be held October 12, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information please visit the link below or by contacting Angelica Hanley at or 281-534-2043.
Help us save the Gazebo on Highway 3.

Donate now to be part of this restoration project! We are actively working to restore this Dickinson icon before it is lost. This project will involve replacing rotten wood, painting, and other repairs to restore this jewel to its former glory. Partner with us and lets save this together.
You can now order online and view the full menu.

Governor's Small Business Webinar Series
Workforce in Texas
When: Wednesday, September 1,  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Central Time
Where: Online Webinar
Texas remains the best state in the U.S. to start a business. Join the Governor's Small Business Team and a panel of subject-matter experts as they discuss workforce challenges faced by small businesses across the state. The webinar will highlight key sources of information for entrepreneurs and resources to help small businesses succeed.
Join us as we bring together a panel of experts to share their expertise and answer your questions during a live Q&A session!

Texas GLO Posts Amendment 1 to Mitigation State Action Plan for Public Comment

Today the Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted Amendment 1 to the Mitigation State Action Plan for $4.3 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) for a federally required 30-day public comment period. Among other changes, the amendment details how an additional $4,652,000 allocated in Federal Register notice Vol. 86, No. 3, page 561 (Jan. 6, 2021) for the 2018 South Texas Floods will be allocated. To further local prioritization of the limited mitigation funds the Regional Mitigation Program is being increased from $500 million to over $1.1 billion. Additionally, the amendment creates the Harris County Mitigation Method of Distribution (MOD) with a program total of $750 million.
The amendment has been published for public comment on the GLO's recovery website at Additionally, the GLO will convene a virtual public hearing to solicit comments on the proposed amendment on September 15, 2021 at 6 p.m., with details on the virtual public hearing to be posted on the public notices webpage. All public comments submitted to by 5 p.m. on September 22, 2021, will be considered. Per federal requirements, the GLO will respond to public comments before the amendment is sent to HUD for final approval.

Coming Soon! We're excited for 2022.

We are currently working on the 2022 Dickinson Community guide. This publication will be produced in-house to bring you better advertising prices. Keep an eye out updates.
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