Transfer of courts slows proceedings in Sea Scout Base lawsuit.
Transfer of courts slows proceedings in Sea Scout Base lawsuit.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court could approve new regulations on game rooms similar to those passed in Harris County in 2013.
Here's a snippet of good things happening on Galveston Island.
Doug and Crystal Alvarez, along with Maria Sanchez and Glenn Alexander, of Sweet Peas Home Health Care, created a scholarship to help four College of the Mainland students join the History of Psychology in Europe credit class during the summer in 2017.
UH-Clear Lake dean receives psychology association honors
Friendswood High School speech, debate team winners
Charles Connell selected as a Samford University Presidential Scholar
Local resident launched rebuilding effort with $10,000 gift
In September, the Propeller Club at the Port of Galveston presented Texas A&M Galveston maritime students with scholarships totaling $10,000.
Recently, the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest members at ribbon cutting events across the island.
The following students have made the honor roll and perfect attendance at Ambassadors Preparatory Academy in Galveston for the first six weeks of the 2016-17 school year:
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School recently announced its first nine weeks awards for the 2016-17 school year:
The principal of Ball High School in Galveston recently announced the honor roll for the first six weeks of the 2016-17 academic school year:
The following students made the honor roll for the first quarter of 2016-17 at True Cross Catholic School:
The following students made the first six weeks honor roll at Hitchcock Primary School:
The principal of Oppe Elementary School in Galveston recently announced the honor roll for the first six weeks of the 2016-17 academic year:
The principal of Parker Elementary School in Galveston recently announced the honor roll for the first six weeks of the 2016-17 academic year:
The following students made the honor roll at Stewart Elementary School in the Hitchcock Independent School District for the first six weeks:
The Men of Barbour’s recently held its inaugural youth and young adult conference on Nov. 5 at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church. Several community leaders and groups participated in the conference such as the Iron Man Club, the mainland chapter of the NAACP and others.
Sharon Gillins, Darnell Ray, Cheryl Sue Johnson and Helen Mooty were recipients of a diversity scholarship to attend the National Historic Trust for Historic Preservation conference, which was Nov. 15-18.
Moody Early Childhood Center opened in August in Galveston at 1110 21st St. in Galveston.
Cavalla Historical Foundation wins awards
The Sea Isle Poker Run was held Sept. 4 and the event raised $3,500, which went to the Fifty Club of Galveston County.
In September, TWELVE Project co-founders Will Wright and Shannon Guillot-Wright presented Fanfare! Lutheran Music Academy Executive Director June Collins Pulliam a check for $3,000. More information about TWELVE can be found at www.twelvepeople.org.
First Lutheran Church’s annual “God’s Work. Our Hands.” project #FeedGalveston was an overwhelming success. Congregation members and community volunteers worked together to package almost 21,000 servings of healthy and nutritious meals for those in need throughout Galveston County.
During the months of September, October and November, the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce welcomed several businesses into its family.
On Sept. 16, the Silk Stocking Historic District Neighborhood Association had its annual meeting at Fish Tales in Galveston.
On Sept. 3, in Opelousas, La., 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.
Church nurses from St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church and Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Galveston, and Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, both in Texas City, united at the beginning of the school year to donate and deliver schools supplies to Odyssey Academy School in Galveston and The Salvation Army in Texas City.
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.
Gulf Coast Educators FCU awards area teachers with classroom grants
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.