The Galveston Arts Center named Dennis Nance as its new curator on Monday.
The Galveston Arts Center named Dennis Nance as its new curator on Monday.
This year’s Ball High Lady Tors team came into the new season saying they were hungry for the playoffs.
Last time, we talked about how to run uphill. Now it’s time to talk about how to make it down the other side.
The Houston Texans had little trouble as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals 34-24 in the third week of NFL preseason.
The inaugural varsity football game at Clear Creek ISD's Challenger Columbia Stadium was a heated battle between the Clear Springs Chargers and Pearland Oilers on Friday night. After a one hour weather delay the game got started just after 8 p.m. and never slowed down as the two teams traded scores back and forth. It all came down to the final seconds when a defensive play by the Oilers secured their 28-24 victory.
The Dickinson Gators take on the Fort Bend Elkins Knights on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Sam Vitanza Stadium in Dickinson.
The Friendswood Mustangs squared off against Texas City at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood Friday, August 26, 2016.
A disorganized and weak area of low pressure (99L) located between the northeastern and the coast of Cuba continues to keep forecasters guessing as it moves west-northwest at about 10-mph. Currently, upper-level winds remain unfavorable for development, but should become a little more conducive for development as the system approaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week.
The La Marque Cougars overcame an eight point halftime deficit, outscoring the Houston Sterling Raiders 16-0 in the second half, to claim a 24-16 week one victory at Etheredge Stadium in La Marque Thursday, August 25, 2016.
Mostly dry, hot weather has returned to Southeast Texas, but the outlook is for rain chances to improve later this week and remain reasonably high through the early part of next week. The high pressure that built back into our area over the past few days is expected to retreat back north. This will allow for an influx of deep Gulf moisture in association with an upper-level trough expected to move west.
The Houston Texans played in front of the home crowd for the first time on Saturday night as they took on the New Orleans Saints in Preseason Week 2. Most players saw playing time including League City's Tevin Jones, a rookie trying to make the team. Rookie cheerleader Mallory Moore from Dickinson made her debut as well. The Texans defeated the Saints 16-9 and return home next Sunday afternoon against the Cardinals in Preseason Week 3.
After the hot, dry start to August, the rains of the past five days have refreshed parched yards and gardens and provided a welcome relief from the heat. Rainfall totals in Galveston County as of 8 am this morning, were more than sufficient to replenish soil moisture levels. Totals around the County since Sunday have amounted to 4.72" at Scholes Field in Galveston and 4.94" at the National Weather Service Office in League City. Other measurements around the County include 5.79" in east-central Galveston, 5.62" in Friendswood, 5.57" in LaMarque, 5.50" in Bayou Vista and around 4.50" at sites in Texas City.
For us flat-landers, the thought of running or walking up a hill as big and steep as the Galveston Causeway can be a little intimidating. But think of the views from the top! How awesome is it to have a pelican-eye view of Galveston Bay?
An upper-level low that drifted west from Louisiana and sheared out to a low pressure trough over Texas, combined with ample Gulf moisture, has brought some much needed rains to Galveston County. Rain amounts over the past two days have ranged from 1.83” at Scholes Field in Galveston to 2.10”. Some areas in the northern part of the County have received up to 3” so far.
Early August has been a near carbon copy of early July, with dry conditions and heat dominating our weather picture. Both Galveston and League City have recorded only a trace of rain through the first ten days of the month. In addition, temperatures are running 1.7° above normal in Galveston for the month and a whopping 4.4° above normal. Whatever aid that the County received from the rains in late July has been undone by two weeks of withering heat and sun.
After a break from the heat on Wednesday, the Houston Texans brought training camp back outside in full pads on Thursday in front of a crowd of 4,705 spectators. The team will take Friday off before returning to the Methodist Training Center on Saturday morning.
Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean about 535 miles east of Belize City. At noon, Earl was located near 16.3 N and 80.2 W. Sustained winds were 45-mph with some intensification expected. Central barometric pressure was 1001 MB (29.56"). Earl was moving west at 22-mph and Tropical Storm Warnings and a Hurricane Watch have been issued for Belize, the east coast of the Yucatan and for the northern coast of Honduras.
The Houston Texans opened their 2016 Training Camp on Sunday morning without two of their star players. Defensive End and three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt is recovering from back surgery and Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins held out of practice over a contract dispute. Rookie wide receiver Tevin Jones, a League City native and graduate of Clear Creek High School is in camp hoping to make the team.
It is no secret by now for most people that the first disturbances emerging from the Cape Verde region are making their way west across the Tropical Atlantic. In one sense, this marks the beginning of the “Cape Verde” season in which systems form as frequently in the far eastern Atlantic as in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico. And, even when they do form further west in the Caribbean or Gulf, they often do so from disorganized disturbances that ultimately find a more favorable environment closer to the United States.
Daily water intake must be balanced with losses to maintain our total body water. We lose water not only through sweating but also through breathing and using the restroom. Losing body water without replacing it can have huge negative effects on your mind and overall health.
Deli downer: Some islanders are mourning the sudden closure of sandwich shop McAlister’s Deli, 6600 Seawall Blvd.
Chances for meaningful rainfall will be increasing for Galveston County over the next 2-5 days. This is good news as Galveston has received less than ½ inch of precipitation so far this month (2 ½ inches less than would be anticipated by July 23). League City has fared a little better with 1.55 inches of rain since July 1. That still is almost 2 inches below normal for this point in the month.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up again today as a combination of fairly deep Gulf moisture and heating created a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the rains have been sporadic and amounts overall have been fairly light over most of the area. Even a 0.32 inch downpour this morning at Scholes Field and a 0.08 inch shower there yesterday, left the Island with a 2 inch rainfall deficit for the month compared to what would be expected. Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service at League City still had a meagre 0.02 inches of rain for the first 17 days of the month.
Water is the most important — and often most forgotten — nutrient needed for survival. A certain amount of water is essential to every cell in our bodies. Here are 6 health benefits of water:
No need to state the obvious. This month, so far, has been drier and hotter than normal. The official NWS recording station at Scholes Field measured only a trace of rain through the first 10 days of the month. The last time the first third of July was so dry was in 1996, when absolutely no rain was reported for the first third of the month. The same situation holds for the National Weather Service Office in League City, where only 0.02 inch of rain was measured for the first ten days this month.
Dragon boat teams from Texas and Louisiana competed Sunday, July 10, 2016, in the Texas Dragon Boat Association's Island Party that was part of Island Paddle's 4th annual Ocean Fest. Paddling to the beat of a drummer on the 40-foot boats, the 20 paddlers and steersperson raced the traditional Hong Kong-style BuK dragon boats on a 300-meter course on Offatts Bayou at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
The Houston Astros fell just short in a come from behind effort at Minute Maid Park on Saturday afternoon. Entering the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Oakland Athletics 3-0 the Astros drove in two runs but couldn't replicate Luis Valbuena's heroics from Friday night, falling 3-2.
Weather over the long July 4th Holiday weekend should come close to stereotyped impressions of the summer event. There will be plenty of sunshine and sultry conditions with only a slight chance of early morning thundershowers near the coast and inland during the afternoon hours.
Near to slightly above normal temperatures for this time of year and near normal precipitation should prevail through the end of June. This is about what we would normally expect for this time of year.
By most accounts, the muggy, somewhat oppressive conditions we are now seeing are unlikely to fade anytime soon. Generally forecasts are calling for warmer than normal temperatures for at least the next week or two. Rain chances will also remain low for the rest of this week as high pressure aloft dominates our weather. Temperatures may moderate a little this weekend as the upper-level high pressure ridge shifts west and low-level winds veer to the east, along with a slight increase in precipitation probabilities.
Several people have asked me about the Tropics, especially since Bonnie and Colin have popped up, and I promised a few days ago to write a blog with my thoughts about the upcoming season.
More than 470 seniors graduated from Clear Creek High School on Sunday, June 5, 2016, during their Commencement ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
Friendswood High School held their Commencement ceremony Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the Dan Coleman Coliseum in Spring.
More than 200 graduates from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine received their degrees Saturday, June 4, 2016, during their Commencement ceremony at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
A rain delay and shortened ceremony didn't dampen the spirits of the 605 Dickinson High School seniors who comprised the Class of 2016 on Friday night.
Hitchcock High School held their Commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2016, at Bulldog Stadium. It was one of the largest classes at the school with 75 students. Bailey Bohannon and Katie Pineda were honored with their dipolma's awarded posthumously.
Texas City High School held their Commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2026, at Stingaree Stadium.
Santa Fe High School graduates didn't let a little rain dampen their spirits Friday, June 3, 2016, as they took the field at Joe Raitano Stadium for their Commencement ceremony. Family and friends filled the stands to see the 314 seniors graduate.
La Marque High School held its 2016 commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2016.
More than 400 Ball High School graduates received their diplomas Thursday, June 2, 2016, during their commencement ceremony at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
Clear Springs High School held its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Clear Falls High School held its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
An upper-level low tracking into Texas, combined with an excessively moist atmosphere, will produce several days with heavy rains and thunderstorms. With saturated soils and many rivers already at flood stage, significant flooding cannot be ruled out before the system moves out of Texas this weekend.
Lifeguards with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol geared up for the summer months by participating in their "night swim", a grueling race that features running, swimming, paddle boarding and other skills needed for their crucial job.
O'Connell College Preparatory School held their Commencement ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2016, at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston.
With all the rain we’ve had this spring, I was curious to see how this year matched with previous years. What I found is that sometimes impressions can be misleading.
More than 30 contestants modeled vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear Saturday, May 21, 2016, during the seventh annual Galveston Island Beach Revue at the Hotel Galvez and Spa's Beach Central.
Crawfish and music enthusiasts gathered in Dickinson for the Red, White & Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival Saturday, May 21, 2016. The annual event featured live music, vendors, games and rides and , of course, crawfish.
Although we will get somewhat of a break today, and possibly, tomorrow, wetter than normal weather is likely to continue a while longer. More widespread rain is anticipated on Thursday and Friday and the long-term outlooks suggest that we will receive somewhat above normal precipitation through the end of the month.
After a day of overcast skies the sun introduced some color with a watery sponge on nature's canvas primed in grey. Often, a bland sky can form nature's version of a studio white backdrop when we focus on a single object. A tern was fishing in Galveston's West Bay, circling around the same area, scooping up fish after fish. The lack of depth in the skies allowed for a study of the bird's wings and movements. This seabird has an intricate feather arrangement, almost translucent, which can give it similarities to drawings of angels. The tern flutters its wings in a vertical position to keep itself in one spot from which it then dives down to pick up a fishy snack. The tern lost contrast and substance to the human eye with the disappearance of daylight, until it blended into the skies like a fuzz of cotton.
Texas A&M University Galveston held its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at the Galveston Island Convention Center Saturday, May 14, 2016. About 250 students including Midshipmen in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy were awarded their degrees at the event.