Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
We are in that transition period when more frequent cold fronts start appearing. The current frontal system likely will have some effect on the movement of fish; however, it should be short-lived.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
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 employees rose to the challenge in supporting the less fortunate in the community by donating $91,188 to the cause.
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
Danny Ceniceros graduates from basic training
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.
Tuder, Cook recognized at meeting
Clear Lake Elks distribute dessert to DeBakey veterans
Tom Solomon hits 15,000 volunteer service hours milestone
Madeleine Mallia wins scholarship
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship donates to Hospice Care Team
In the month of June, the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce named The Shiver Shack as its June Business of the Month. They also had a ribbon cutting ceremony for Dickinson BBQ, who recently joined the chamber.
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest member Kennedy Dance Theatre. Although KDT has been in the Clear Lake area for over 30 years, they have recently opened their brand-new 8,000-square foot facility in the heart of Clear Lake at Pineloch and El Camino.
Theatre Santa Fe Thespians took New York City by storm the first week of summer. This educational excursion included seeing two Broadway shows, attending a Broadway workshop and meeting professional actors and stage technicians.
Lindrel Thompson’s dramatic image of the old incinerator and its chimneys on 60th Street in Galveston won the People’s Choice Award at the June 4 ArtWalk. It was one of ten finalists from the special juried show held by the Galveston Art League in order to assure that there were quality images of the structures, which are under consideration for demolition in the near future.
On June 8, Charlie’s Angels and The Bosley Steppers, under the direction of Charlie Baldwin, presented the James B. Thomas Clef Club with two new instruments at the Wright Cuney Recreational Center in Galveston.
Del Papa Distributing makes donation to Boy Scouts campaign
Galveston County 4-H members recently donated teddy bears and stuffed animals to the Dickinson Police Department for the Bears on Patrol program. The program allows patrol officers to comfort or calm children involved in traffic accidents, or other stressful calls, by giving them a stuffed animal.
Nicholas Fernald, a 2016 graduate of Clear Springs, has been selected to receive a $16,000 college scholarship from the ConocoPhillips Dependent Scholarship Program.
At its June luncheon, the Women’s Association of the Galveston Country Club presented $2,580 to the Galveston Island Humane Society.
Students, parents and staff of Hitchcock Primary School celebrated the end of the school year with a wonderful graduation ceremony. Smiles from students and few tears from parents surrounded the audience with cheers of pride and joy.
College of the Mainland students in Phi Theta Kappa were named one of the top 100 chapters in the world for their efforts. This year the students launched Peers That Kare, a project to help COM students finish college by pairing them with an honor society student.