The jail's population is likely to swell as a fight between county commissioners and judges heads toward more legal action.
The outlook for the remainder of the weekend is excellent, especially for anglers fishing the surf, jetties and around the passes.
Two county rivals move on from thinking about “what ifs” to focusing on “what now” as the Texas City Stings (1-3, 0-1 in District 23-5A) host the Santa Fe Indians (2-2, 0-1) tonight.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
Miss Kelli Nicole Fertitta and Mr. Joshua James Woods were united in marriage on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at six o’clock in the evening at Sacred Heart Church in Galveston, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the bride's cousins, Father Frank Fabj of St. Francis Cabrini Church of Houston, and assisted by Monsignor Salvador Culotta of Beaumont, TX.
Dr. Kathleen Kelly Gallagher of Galveston (Houston) and Mr. John Andrew (EO) Meyers of Fort Smith, Arkansas (Houston) were united in marriage at 6 pm, May 14, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston. Monsignor David LeSieur officiated.
Carol Elizabeth Trevino and Blaine Patrick Donner were united in marriage on November14, 2015 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Father E.J. Stein.
Margaret Jo Curtis and Anthony Wayne Cann, both of Galveston, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. on June 27, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Church in Galveston. Music was provided by The Houston Strings during the ceremony and during cocktail hour at the reception.
Miss Christina Lee and Mr. Codi Kraus were joined in marriage on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Lisa Beth White. A reception was given by the bride’s parents following the ceremony at historic Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas. The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner the night before at Willie G’s.
Mrs. Chana Hoida Santschi and Dr. Peter H. Santschi of Galveston want to share their happiness of the wedding of their daughter Dr. Rama Aviva Santschi to Mr. Carl Alan Waggerman.
Ashley Danielle Etienne and Nigel Audley Stephens were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on March 27, 2015 in a private, intimate ceremony in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. Reverend Maxine Reed-Vance officiated the ceremony.
Stephanie Banuelos and Mario Galioto were united in marriage at six o’clock in the evening on March 13, 2015 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas.
Corinne Sheehan and Dr. Omar Cantu were united in marriage on February 6, 2015 at 5:30 in the evening. Both the ceremony and the reception were held at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas.
Courtney Leigh Choate and Stefan Polk Sullivan were united in marriage on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at six o’clock in the evening at St. Joseph’s Church in Galveston, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Mr. Gary Janecek. Music for the ceremony was provided by the Divisi String Quartet of Houston. A scripture reading was given by Natalie Sloan and a poem was recited by Theresa Janecek.
Katie Ann Olson and Jack Wolter Withem were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony at 7 p.m., October 18, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas with the Rev. Page Polk, OFM officiating.
Lane McCall Sealy of San Antonio and Eric Conley Green of Sugar Land were united in marriage on November 15, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by The Reverend Susan Kennard and a reception followed at The Hotel Galvez.
Elizabeth Rodau and Robert W. Bastien were united in marriage at 5pm on October 4, 2014 in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Christy Freeman, sister of the groom, officiated the wedding ceremony. Both the ceremony and a reception were held at The Rochester Community House. The couple first met and fell in love eight years ago while living in Dallas, Texas.
Kailea A. Schirmer of Key West and Seth T. Blankenship of South Padre Island were united in marriage at 10 a.m. on August 29, 2014 at the Silver Sky Chapel at The Quad Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A reception was held at the Capital Grille.
After celebrating almost 26 years together, Mary I. McGowan and Ellen M. Klimenko, both living in Galveston, Texas, were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on June 20, 2014 in Niagara Falls, New York. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. David MacDougal at the Saint Frances Wedding Chapel of Niagara Falls.
Hayley Lynn McCreary and Ethan Andrew Munoz, both of League City, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on June 14, 2014 in Alvin. The ceremony was officiated by Chuck and Rhonda Houston, youth pastors at Covenant Word Church in Webster.
Anna Margaret Butler and Ryan Joseph Brunswick were married on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Epiphany Episcopal Church, Oak Hill, Virginia. The Reverend Brad Rundlett and The Reverend Hillary West officiated at the wedding ceremony. The reception was held at the Fairview Park Marriott.
Reagan Gayle Riquelmy and Donald “Tripp” Farmer III, both of League City, Texas, were married at 7 p.m. on June 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas. The ceremony officiant was Deacon Sam Dell’Olio. Scripture readings were given by Brent Reid and Lindsay Pollino.
Kelsey Kay Stein and Casey Lee Floyd of Dickinson were united in marriage at 3 p.m. on June 19, 2014 at League Park in League City.
Miss Kristen Kathleen Cooke and Mr. Brian James Wright were united in marriage on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:30 in the evening in the elegant Campanile Chapel of the Bell Tower in Houston, Texas. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Don Pierson, uncle of the bride. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception in The Bell Tower’s Carillon Ballroom.
Samitha Hess and Scott Edwards, both of Houston, were united in marriage at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Waterfront Event Center in Galveston, Texas.
Ashley Falco and Carlos Garcia were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. on April 19, 2014 at the Tuscan Courtyard in Texas City.
Kristy DeShawn Allen and Shasta Bernard Moore, Jr. were united in marriage at 3 p.m. on December 7, 2013 at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Church in Texas City.
Diana Iribe and Brian Sapsky were united in marriage at 2 p.m., November 16, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Long Beach, California.
The families of Miss Kelsi Annise Wegner and Mr. John Richmond “Rocky” Sullivan proudly announce the marriage of their children, which took place on October 25, 2013 at one o’clock in the afternoon. The private ceremony was held on an elegant rooftop overlooking Enchanted Rock in the Texas Hill County. The ceremony, which included a traditional exchange of vows and the Irish knot tying custom, was officiated by the Reverend Allen Martin. The bride’s brother, Colton Wegner, served as the family witness to the ceremony. Brittany Hicks photographed the event.
Stephanie Joanne Peña and John Matthew Frye were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at First Lutheran Church in Galveston. The Rev. Douglas Guthier officiated the double ring ceremony. Readings were given by Michaela Mallow and Branden Mickan. Ceremonial music was provided by organist Don F. Hermanson, Texas Brass Ensemble and tympanist Todd Sommers.
Sara Elizabeth Freudenburg and Michael Nunez Niebuhr were married on the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church of Galveston, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Bob Murphy. Music was provided by the Chancel Ensemble.
Lindsay Marie Maurer and Dr. Scott Michael Allen were united in marriage at 6 p.m., July 19, 2013 during a sunset ceremony at Hans Fahden Winery in Calistoga, California. The Rev. Blane Ellsworth officiated the ceremony.
Kristin Elaine Minter and Casey Daniel Woodward were united in marriage on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Garten Verein Pavilion at Kempner Park in Galveston. A reception was held in the pavilion immediately following the wedding ceremony.
Kristen Jeanne Spanik of Yorktown, Virginia and Bradford (Brad) Winchester Davis of Los Gatos, California were united in marriage at 7 p.m. on September 7, 2013 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Matthew Lorish officiated the ceremony. William Palmer played trumpet and Kelly Vaughan was the pianist. Marie Wilcox-Perks, the groom’s cousin, of London, England was the reader.
Jean Munoz-Garcia and Robert Cardenas were united in Holy Matrimony on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston.
Brandy Dawn Wright of Meridian, Mississippi and Michael Kristopher Barry of Meridian Mississippi (formerly of Santa Fe) were united in marriage on June 21, 2013 during a sunset ceremony on a beach located on the Island of Antigua in the West Indies of the Caribbean.
Melinda Pigford and Dale Weaver, both of Houston, were united in marriage on August 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. on the beach in Galveston.
Melinda Kay Montalbano of Houston and Dr. Clay William Yaklin of Galveston (formerly of Corpus Christi) were united in marriage on June 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston.
Jeanine Marie Heinson and James Lowell Coggeshall were joined in marriage on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The bride’s uncle, Father Vincent Dufresne conducted the ceremony at Saint Mary Cathedral.
Miss Erica Ann Chuoke and Mr. Travis Howard Brown were united in Holy Matrimony at 2:00 in the afternoon on August 3, 2013 at Saint Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, Texas City. The nuptial mass was celebrated by Reverend Thomas V. Ponzini.
Miss Emalie Carole Kane and Mr. William L.F. Sternberg were united in marriage on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at five o’clock at Moody United Methodist Church in Galveston, Texas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Bert Bagley of Moody Methodist Church and the groom’s sister, Rev. Petra Malleis-Sternberg of San Bernadino, California First Congregational Church of Christ. Music for the ceremony was provided by Dr. Joanna Whitsett and Mr. Bobby Guess, along with a brass quartet. The reception immediately followed at Garten Verein, hosted by the bride’s parents. Entertainment was provided by Premium Sound. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant in Galveston.
Miss Lauren Ellyse Marshall and Mr. Timothy Wayne Virene were united in marriage at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Oleander Garden of the Hotel Galvez in Galveston. Strings were provided by Cameron Keys. Judge George Cooley, a longtime family friend, officiated the double ring ceremony. Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Music Room of the Hotel Galvez.
Miss Lindsey Elaine Mims and Mr. Lacy Allen “Trey” Suarez, III of Dickinson were united in marriage in a double ring candlelight ceremony at 6:30 in the evening on May 18, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Galveston. The ceremony was officiated by The Reverend Dr. Alan Brehm, minister of the Dickinson First Presbyterian Church. Scripture readings were given by Tammy Curry, the groom’s aunt, and Karen Katchur, aunt of the bride, with music by organist Mary Jean Sargeant.
Stephanie Lee Phillips and Daniel Gregory Gross were united in marriage at 7:00 p.m., May 25, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas.
Miss Shelly Marie Mencacci and Mr. Jonathan Robert Delaney were united in marriage at half past 6:00 in the evening, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 on the golf course of the South Shore Harbour Country Club in League City, Texas. Music for the double ring ceremony was provided by the Divisi Strings. Scripture readings were given by Jennifer Delaney, sister-in-law of the groom, and Allison Rouse Moye, cousin of the bride. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the South Shore Harbour Country Club with entertainment provided by The Line-Up.
Amanda Kay Barron and Dustin Lee Robinson were united in marriage on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, Texas Heroes Room. Judge Mike Nelson officiated the ceremony.
Kristin Kay Whanger and Kyle Anthony Pacini were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. on November 10, 2012 at Sacred Heart Church in Galveston. Soloist was George Hatch Jr., uncle of groom.
Leighanne Meador and Blake Ortiz were united in marriage at 6 p.m., November 24, 2012 at Mary Leonard Chapel in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Jessica Marie Massey and Christopher Michael O’Sullivan were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m., June 9, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Waverly, Texas.
Kerryann Taylor of Galveston, Texas and Matthew Thomas French of Hot Springs, Arkansas were united in marriage at 6:00 p.m., October 15, 2012 during a private, romantic sunset ceremony aboard the Windsong Sailboat on Galveston Bay.
Jessica Kate Clark and Ian Wayne Smith were united in marriage at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Judge Jim Schweitzer.
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