Dignitaries from across the country were in Galveston on Saturday, June 10 for the commissioning of the United States Navy Littoral Combat Ship USS Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords, a former United States Congresswoman, was wounded during a deadly shooting in 2011, spoke at the event.
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Graduates of The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine celebrated formally entering the medical profession at the school's 2017 Commencement ceremony at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Clear Springs High School's graduating seniors celebrated their accomplishments at the school's 2017 Commencement ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster on Friday, June 2, 2017.
The NCAA 2017 Division I Baseball Championship got under way across the country on Friday and several Galveston County alumni saw action in the Houston Regional.
Clear Falls High School graduating seniors celebrated their accomplishment at the school's 2017 Commencement ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
More than 600 Dickinson High School graduates received their diplomas Tuesday, May 30, 2017, during their commencement ceremony at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston.
Mosbacher Odyssey Academy's inaugural graduating classes, from the Galveston and League City campuses, received their diploma's Friday, May 26, 2017, during a ceremony at College of the Mainland in Texas City.
O'Connell College Preparatory School graduates gathered for the school's 2017 Commencement at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
Contestants in vintage swimwear hit the catwalk for the Galveston Island Beach Review Bathing Beauties Contest at the Hotel Galvez and Spa in Galveston on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The annual event is the official kick-off to the summer season on the island.
The Galveston Ball Tors and Crosby Cougars faced off in a deciding Game 3 of the UIL 5A Region III Baseball Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon in Deer Park.
The Clear Springs Chargers opened their three game regional quarterfinal playoff series with a 1-0 win over Deer Park on Thursday night at Reckling Park.
Members of law enforcement from across Galveston County gathered with community members Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the League City Police Department to honor peace officers killed in the line of duty.
A record 280 graduates received their degrees Saturday during the Texas A&M University at Galveston 2017 Commencement at the Galveston Island Convention Center.
College of the Mainland graduates celebrated their accomplishments at their 2017 Commencement ceremonies at the Abundant Life Center in La Marque on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Galveston College held their 50th annual commencement ceremony Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center. A record 533 candidates for graduation received more than 600 associate degrees and certificates.
The final weekend of the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo continued Saturday in Hitchcock with the children's cowboy and cowgirl contests. Youngsters dressed in their best western attire and demonstrated skills like dancing, singing and joke-telling for a chance to earn titles.
The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing graduates received their degrees Friday during the 2017 Commencement ceremony at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
Area youngsters brought their livestock to auction at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in Hitchcock on Wednesday. Rabbits, sheep, turkeys chickens, hogs, steers and more all hit the auction block. Mason Hubbard’s Grand Champion Steer, Apollo, fetched 26,000 at the event.
The first weekend of the 79th Annual Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in Hitchcock kicked off with livestock shows, carnival rides, live music, fair food, rodeo events for children and adults and more. Events at the fair continue throughout the week and next weekend.
The Houston Astros opened the 2017 season on Monday at Minute Maid Park against the Seattle Mariners in front of 41,678 fans. The Astros beat the Mariners 3-0 for their fifth consecutive opening day victory.
Revelers returned to Galveston Island for the second weekend of Mardi Gras festivities. Visitors were treated to numerous parades featuring grand floats, live music and more.
The Clear Springs Chargers returned to the Merrell Center in Katy on Saturday afternoon to battle the Cypress Ranch Mustangs for the UIL 6A Region III title.
Marching bands and drill teams along with floats participated Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in the annual Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade during Mardi Gras in Galveston.
The second weekend of Mardi Gras get rolling in Galveston on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, with the Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade, Krewe Babalu's 12th annual All Krewe Parade and the Krewe of Maximilian Parade.
The first full day of Mardi Gras festivities kicked off in Galveston on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with numerous parades featuring costumed revelers, colorful beads and live music. The annual celebration will continue until Fat Tuesday on February 28th.
Mardi Gras Galveston started Friday evening with events including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade, this year held in recognition of Larry Del Papa of Del Papa Distributing Co.
The 2017 Mardi Gras season kicked off with the annual Mainland Mardi Gras Parade in Texas City on Saturday. The event, presented by the Rotary Club of Texas City, featured numerous decorated floats complete with beads and candy. Mardi Gras in Galveston will begin on February 17.
Festivities continued Thursday at the George R. Brown Convention in advance of Super Bowl LI. Guests at the NFL Experience were able to participate in numerous interactive events, purchase memorabilia and see many of their favorite current and former players.
Super Bowl LI halftime show performer Lady Gaga and National Anthem singer Luke Bryan met with the media on Thursday to discuss their upcoming performances at the big game on Sunday.
Over 1,000 area students got the opportunity to visit the NFL Experience Wednesday morning for the NFL PLAY 60 Kids' Day where they interacted with Houston Texans players and were entertained by Grammy Award winner Jordin Sparks.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held his annual press conference in the Media Center at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Wednesday afternoon.
The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots were welcomed to Houston by thousands of fans and members of the media during Super Bowl LI Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on Monday.
Foggy weather and warm temperatures did little to temper the enthusiasm of participants at the 6th Annual Polar Plunge. Hundreds of costumed revelers sprinted in groups into the surf at Stewart Beach in Galveston on Saturday during the event, which raises funds for Special Olympics Texas.
The Houston Texans hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in a Christmas Eve game on Saturday night. It was a low scoring affair as the Texans won on a missed field goal by Bengals kicker Randy Bullock. The victory clinches the AFC South and a home playoff game for the Texans.
After replacing starting quarterback Brock Osweiler with backup Tom Savage in the second quarter, the Houston Texans fought from behind to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-20 on Sunday.
Because of heavy rains last weekend, a second weekend of Dickens on The Strand was held in downtown Galveston. Visitors once again donned their costumes to participate in the festival that annually transforms The Strand area into Victorian Era England.
Visitors to Dickens on The Strand braved rainy weather to be transported back to 19th Century England. Because of the inclement weather, event organizers waived admission fees and announced that the event would be held again next weekend.