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Let the Good Times Roll! 8th Annual Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party Honoree Announced    

February 15, 2023

Texas A&M flag flying in front of the Powell Arch
Texas A&M flag flying in front of the Powell Arch

By Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

The upcoming 8th Annual Mardi Gras Parade & Viewing Party is this Saturday, January 18, hosted at and underwritten by the Tremont House, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. This year’s honoree is our very own Reveille X. The sold-out event benefits the George P. Mitchell Society (GPMS), which provides funding for undergraduate students enrolled at Texas A&M University at Galveston. GPMS is comprised of individuals and organizations committed to the well being of the world’s oceans by supporting marine and maritime research, education, training, and more at the Galveston campus.

Guests at the annual party will enjoy dinner, dancing and the company of the First Lady of Aggieland. Once the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade begins, attendees will have one of the best views in town, complete with Texas A&M Maritime Academy cadets marching down the Strand. 

For over 30 years, Mitchell hosted Galveston’s premier Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party at The Tremont House. This event historically coincided with the grand opening of The Tremont House on February 16, 1985. In 2015, this traditional Mardi Gras event ushered in a new era in memory of Mitchell when Texas A&M-Galveston hosted the first official university-affiliated Mardi Gras parade viewing party.

The event is made possible thanks to longtime friends and supporters of Texas A&M-Galveston, especially the dedication of the Mardi Gras committee members Marilyn McFatridge, Phyllis Milstein, Marie Robb and Kelly Teichman. 

Thank you to our sponsors: 
Mollie & Bill Laird
Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust
Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas
Ports America
Roberta Avery
Bay-Houston Towing Co.
The Truelove/Busby Family
Templeton Bros. Construction, LLC & Caravella Coastal Properties
Richard Coleman & Friends
Kyle Comeaux
Galveston Texas City Pilots
GIA Insurance
Gulf Copper
Capt. Karl H. Haupt & Mr. James T. Brown, in honor of
Bill Glenn & Robert Strobel, TMA Class of '81
Bill Hearn
Houston Pilots
The Rhoads & Lindskog Family
McFatridge & Milstein Families
Janine Morris
Cheryl & Frank Muller, Class of 1965
Janice & Victor Pierson
Moody National Bank
Lt. Col. Robert Schlagal, Corps of Cadets 1948,
Trudy Schlagal Rea, Class of 1984, Alicia Rea, Class of 2002
Chairwoman Marie & Chris Robb
Sabine Pilots
Seaboard Marine
Kelly Teichman
Texas International Terminals
Renea' Turnbaugh
Classic Auto Galveston Group
Jonathan & Julie Whitworth

This event is generously underwritten by the Tremont House, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

Beads for sale were donated by Councilwoman Marie Robb.

Details on upcoming events hosted by the Galveston Campus will be available on



Media contact:
Taylor Bounds, Content Specialist

Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine and maritime branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in science, business, engineering, liberal arts and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M's rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.

Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies and the only one in the southern United States, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world.

Texas A&M-Galveston is located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where it is surrounded by industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.