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COVID-19 Information and Resources

The Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce is here to provide you with the latest and most current information and resources related to the COVID-19 situation. Below is a list of business resources to assist. Please also visit our "Resources" tab for COVID-19 related hot deals and news releases for additional information, including the latest information from Governor Abbott's Strike Force to Open Texas

Texas City Dike is one of the most popular boat launch and fishing areas on the entire Texas gulf coast. The Texas City Dike is the longest man-made fishing pier in the world, stretching 5.3 miles into Galveston Bay.

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Now, more than ever, is the time to shop and support local businesses. The Chamber has launched a new website where you can shop and buy gift cards for restaurants and retailers in your community. Visit today or click the button below!


Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce is to serve our members and enhance economic and community development.  Our vision is to be recognized as a vital resource, providing relevant, innovative and impactful programming that produces a healthy business climate and enhance quality of life.

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COVID19 News

News & Information

At the Texas City – La Marque Chamber of Commerce, we’re working to keep our members informed and connected with our community as we learn more about the Coronavirus. We know that you are also experiencing unexpected challenges, and we’re committed to providing as much support as possible. We have both remote and on-site staff, but we are ALL available by phone, text or email. Please utilize us as a means for communicating any information that will benefit your business. Our eblasts are your platform to communicate with the community. We are postponing meetings and events that were scheduled for this month and will update you on future dates. Our priority is the safety of our communities and the prosperity of our businesses. Please refer to our “Resources” tab under “News” tab for available references.


NEW! Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce Guidebook to Reopening Your Business:


NEW! Updates from the Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas including Open Texas Checklists for Businesses:




Your City is working diligently for you, department information can be found online. For official information visit us at


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Odyssey Academy
2412 61st St
Galveston, TX 77551
(409) 684-2351
Dr. Jennifer Goodman, Superintendent

Tell us a little about your background.
Odyssey Academy is a free public charter school educating students from pre-k 3 through 12th grade. We celebrated our 20 year anniversary last year. Odyssey Academy is a free, open-enrollment, public charter school committed to helping each student find their passion and path to success. It is our goal to grow students into well-rounded young adults, who are ready to be productive members of society.

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Business of the Month

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston
815 Market St
Galveston, Texas 77550

Lisa Court, Director of Donor Development

Who is Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston?

Since opening their doors in 1966, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston has cared for children with small to critical burn injuries from the local community; Texas and other parts of the U.S., as well across the globe. The first of four pediatric Shrine burn centers established the nation, Galveston has lead the way in doubling the survival rate of children with burns of over more than 50 percent of their body surface. Today, patients with burns over 90 percent of their body can not only survive, but go on to lead full, productive lives thanks to the cutting-edge clinical care, research and education at Galveston Shriners Hospital. Such burn and reconstructive care continues to be accessible to all who need it, regardless of the family’s ability to pay; earning Shriners International a reputation that stands today as one the greatest philanthropic organizations in the world. 

Roots in Texas City

Inspired by his experience with treating patients from the 1947 Texas City Disaster, Truman Blocker, M.D., a retired Brigadier General and (former) President of the University of Texas Medical Branch, saw an urgent need for pediatric burn care in the United States. Recognized internationally as a pioneer for his work in treating burn patients and mass casualties, Dr. Blocker formed a natural alliance with the Shriners, who were also known for their ground-breaking efforts in combatting the polio epidemic of the 1920’s; opening their first philanthropic hospital for specialized treatment of orthopedic conditions in Shreveport, Louisiana. Shriners Hospitals for Children’s partnership with UTMB still exists today.

Continuing to Grow

In order to continue their mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs, plus education and research that improves the quality of care and life for children and families, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston will be expanding in 2021. They will be merging with their Houston hospital to create one comprehensive, world-class pediatric facility in Galveston; to be named Shriners Hospitals for Children - Texas.




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