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.
The Friendswood boys and girls teams each qualified for regional competition, and other locals shined, as well, at Thursday's District 24-6A cross country championship meet held at League City's Chester L. Davis Sportsplex.
Dickinson’s Jarrett Smith and Texas City’s Bill Koster both walked away big singles winners at the Missouri City Community Tennis Association October Tournament.
Photo by Irene Amiet
The detail in a heron’s costume is worth a closer look through binoculars or a camera lens. Shooting against the sun creates a back-lit effect, highlighting the ethereal quality of feathers and bill alike. Humans are forced to use silk and gold-leaf to catch the light in similarly pleasing ways.
A French plague doctor, Charles de Lorme, created a bird-like mask in the 17th century to protect his breathing passages from germs. The Venetians adapted this contraption and turned it into a mask that appeared exotic and reminded people of their loved ones who had passed.
Still to this day, the Venetian mask-makers use real bird-feathers in adorning their costumes, knowing well that in order to seek flight from reality for this time of year, we need to become more like our winged friends.