The Galveston Park Board of Trustees plans to ask the city for another round of funding for its ongoing efforts to build, and maintain, new beaches in on the island.
Late reports that trickled in from Friday and Saturday indicate that the cold front has triggered a flounder movement.
Clear Springs quarterback Will McBride threw for 248 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Chargers to their seventh consecutive win in a 44-28 triumph over the Clear Brook Wolverines.
On Sept. 3rd, in Opelousas, Louisiana, the Artists in Motion Dance Studio, based in La Marque, competed in the "Who Ya Wit" majorette dance competition. This was their first time competing. Artists In Motion was the only team representing Galveston County.
In September, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County presented a check to the Women’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center in Galveston.
In early September, all the public school district’s education foundations received a donation from the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo. Each spring, during the Galveston County Fair, they host a special Education Foundation Night on the Thursday of the fair where attendees can choose which foundation they want to support. This friendly competition results in donations that support our public school classrooms.
On Sept. 3, 12 scouts from Boy Scout Troop No. 9310 visited with the inhabitants of the Harbourview care Center and played different board and family games with the seniors to give them a little change in their otherwise routine day.
Recently, the Galveston County Ranchers Association awarded its 2016 scholarships to local Galveston County students.
Friendswood Forensics (Friendswood High School Speech and Debate team) had early season success in their first tournament of the year at Clear Brook High School on Sept. 2 through Sept. 3. The team had four team members place at the tournament.
James Josey, founder of the African American Museum, 3427 Sealy Ave., in Galveston, recently recognized several residents and businesses for their contributions to the city of Galveston and to the African American community on the island.
In August, the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce awarded the Genevieve Miller Public Library as its Business of the Month. And for the month of September, Hayes Funeral Home was awarded the Business of the Month for the chamber.
Recently, three local students were awarded scholarships to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston.
September Business of the Month
In late July, LULAC Council No. 151 held its scholarship reception at the Reception Hall at Moody Methodist. LULAC awarded 27 $500 scholarships totaling $13,500. Funds for scholarships are made possible through partnership with the LULAC National Scholarship Fund and with funds raised through local fundraising efforts such as the annual Cinco de Mayo festival and funds from the D.R. Gongora and Quiroga families.
In June, Rebecca Lopez, 10, received her Black Belt in Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do from Martial Arts America-Galveston. She received the honor from GrandMaster Ismael Robles, who has been teaching martial arts for the past 42 years on Galveston Island.
Brianna and Kyianna Parson are starting their sophomore year at Ball High School this year with a new perspective on local history. The twin sisters spent the summer as interns at Moody Mansion in Galveston.
COMPeers, a College of the Mainland employee group, held its fourth annual school supply drive in August.
The following students in seventh-grade at Trinity Episcopal School in Galveston have qualified for the 2016-17 Duke Talent Identification program: Genevieve Brown, Leo Clark, Maggie Cragar, Ryan Dorado, Sara Gabriel, Caden Henderson, Bethany Janson, Mac Livanec, Megan Maxwell, Noa Seigel, Anna Shepherd and Dasha Stagner.
On Aug. 21, George Rockett was honored at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the American Legion Post No. 554 in League City. George had also been awarded the Bronze Citizenship Award from the American Legion at a previous ceremony.
Sen. Larry Taylor recently announced the selection of Karlie Smelser to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship for the 2016-17 college academic year. The League City resident is a graduate of Clear Falls High School and is attending Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and joining the Army National Guard ROTC program this fall.
Barrios Technology employees contributed to another successful United Way campaign for 2016-17.
Barrios employee Vera Annenkova was recently honored with NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy, in recognition of her work on the Johnson Space Center Engineering, Technology and Science Contract and support of NASA’s Orion program.
In late August, Barrios Technology recognized employees with Silver BEAR (Barrios Employee Award and Recognition) awards. Each recipient was commended for their high level of expertise and outstanding performance supporting Barrios contracts with NASA’s space exploration programs.
Galveston Grandmother’s Club donates school supplies
Mayor Matt Doyle recognized three College of the Mainland graphic arts students for their work on projects for the city on Aug. 3.
On Aug. 16, the Pilot Club of Dickinson visited Independence Village for a night of Bingo and prizes. Residents and Pilots enjoyed visiting with their Pilot buddies. Independence Village is a home in Texas City for mentally and/or physically challenged individuals. Pilot Club is an international service organization that works to help those with brain related disabilities. Pilot appreciates the opportunity to work with the Village in their endeavors.
Back to school convocation welcomed FISD employees
Recently, the Gulf Coast Council AT&T Pioneers donated supplies of snacks and soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House and bears were donated to the Dickinson Police Dept.
Ten members of the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team were selected to represent their conference in the Texas-New Mexico Junior College Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games. The All-Star weekend will be Friday, Sept. 16th and Saturday, Sept. 17th at Blinn College.
League City resident, Dustin Cooley, received his Eagle Rank Badge Aug. 10. Cooley is a member of the League City Troop No. 9310 under the direction of Scout Master Dave Barker.
On May 31, Michael Dean earned his Eagle Rank. Dean is in Boy Scouts Troop No. 123 of Galveston under Scoutmaster Bill Glenn in the Bay Area Council.
Sew Sew Gang donates blankets
Recently, representatives from the Tri-County Republican Women partnered with Bales Intermediate School to provide school supplies for some of the students in need. Principal JT Patton was on hand to receive their generous donation and express gratitude for their support.
The Gulf Coast Community College Petrochemical Initiative group recently held its annual luncheon awarding ExxonMobil scholarships to the students of the nine area community colleges.
League City resident and Girl Scout volunteer, Tamara “Tami” Swinbank received the Girl Scouts 50 Year Membership Numeral Pin for serving as a registered member of the organization for 50 years.
Lunar Rendezvous Festival Golden Jubilee had a whirlwind of activity the week of July 24 ending with the “Dance by the Light of the Moon” Coronation Ball.
On Aug. 10, the San Luis Resort announced that Ed Brown was named the new executive chef for The Steakhouse at The San Luis Hotel. Ed will also serve as the executive sous chef of The San Luis Resort and Spa, where he will oversee the operations of the entire resort under executive chef Phil Bouza.
Recently, the Galveston County Commissioners Court presented a proclamation in recognition of Galveston College’s 50th anniversary celebration to President Dr. Myles Shelton during a Commissioners Court meeting.
On Aug. 9, the Galveston Island Rotary Club presented a check for $1,000 to the Galveston Island Meals on Wheels. The donation will allow the local nonprofit to deliver prepared hot meals to the elderly that are unable to get hot meals on their own.
On July 28, the “Coconut Grove Bunch” AKA Ronnie Maceo of Maceo Spice and Imports, Cruz Cortez of Cruz Cortez Clothiers and Robert Donovan, held a Beach Bash Celebration honoring Galveston County police officers.
Aaron Cappadona received a ribbon and Champion Belt Buckle for first place steer judging from Ron and Alice Kenney of the Santa Fe Lions Club at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in April.
On May 11, the Galveston Maritime Club had its annual scholarship awards dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf in Galveston.
Galveston resident, Jeanie Tamborello, recently joined an elite group of women as a Mary Kay Independent National Sales Director. To reach the pinnacle of success within the Mary Kay independent sales force means earning the title of independent national sales director. Among the 3.5 million Mary Kay independent sales force members worldwide, currently only 675 women hold this position.
On Aug. 8, the Dow Chemical Co. announced that six local organizations have been selected to receive funding through the Texas City Operations 2016 Dow Gives Community Grants Program. Through grants from The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, the program helps local nonprofit groups implement projects that will improve the quality of life for nearby residents.
In preparation for its #FeedGalveston project set for Sept. 11, First Lutheran Church received a $500 donation from the Galveston Kiwanis Club.
Recently, the Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation Inc. awarded $1,275 in scholarship funds to the Galveston Lifeguarding Association to help offset expenses of participants attending the Gulf Coast Regional Junior Lifeguarding competitions held July 23 on South Padre Island.
Gulf Lodge No. 46 awards scholarships
Clear View High School math teacher Dale Jensen was named the Region IV Secondary Teacher of the Year during a special dinner and awards ceremony on Aug. 3. This is the second year in a row a Clear Creek Independent School District educator has received this honor from Region IV.
Ball High School student Reagan Diaz (ceramics student of Colleen Moore) was selected as the National First Place 3D Winner in the 2016 National Young Marine Artist Search Awards sponsored by The American Society of Marine Artists.
Five young men of the Knights of Pythagoras Reuben G. White Council No. 18 attended the state Youth Leadership Conference in late July at Texas College in Tyler. This masonic youth organization’s purpose is to train a new generation of leaders through leadership, brotherhood and responsibility.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce named Wholesale Electric Supply Co. as its Business of the Month for August 2016. Family owned since 1949, Wholesale Electric Supply Co., 223 Main St., in La Marque, is proud of its more than 60 years of servicing the electrical requirements of the Texas City-La Marque area.
The University of Texas Medical Branch Physician Assistant Class of 2017, in collaboration with the nccPA, has created a “Superhero Hideout” in the TV room where the children of Ronald McDonald House of Galveston can go to rest and regain their superhero powers.
Educators at Galveston Independent School District were awarded nearly $75,000 during the last school semester through the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation’s Grants to Teachers and School program.
In July, the Rotary Club of Friendswood held its annual Installation of Officers Banquet. At the meeting, President Carolyn Zimmer presented awards to Outstanding Rotarians, perfect attendance members, newly elected officers and to the Rotarian of the Year, Gerry Stacy.
La Escondida Mexican Grill joins chamber
The following Galveston County students have made the dean’s list at their respective schools:
Ronald McDonald House receives donations
On June 30, Lt. j.g. Ryan Christopher Garcia received his wings after training with the VT-22 Golden Eagles, which is the premier U.S. Navy and Marine Corps strike training squadron based in Kingsville.
Whitney Ziegler selected to advisory council
Mindy Tjanis and Natalie Koening’s four-year-old classes were the big winners in the Moody Methodist Day School’s annual Pop Tab Contest for Ronald McDonald House of Galveston.