City auditor's finding doesn't name names, and he's MIA when asked for more information.
When the opening whistle blew, it was all business for head coach Anna Marie Milligan, as she guided the Lady Indians to a 25-9, 25-18, 25-17 win against Fort Bend Marshall in the final match of her 40-year coaching career — all of which was spent at Santa Fe.
”The Color of Law,” by Mark Gimenez, Anchor Books, 2006; Sequel: “Accused,” by Mark Gimenez, Anchor Books, 2010
“Small Great Things,” by Jodi Picoult, 2016, Ballantine Books, 480 pages, $28.99
”How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea,” by Tristan Gooley, The Experiment, 2016, 400 pages, hardcover, $19.95
”From Maine to the Republic of Texas: The Life and Letters of Lucy Parker Shaw,” by James Valentino, 2016, 236 pages, soft cover, $19.95
”Cat Nights,” by Jane Manning, Scholastic Inc., 2008, paperback
“Castaway Odyssey,” by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor, Baen Books, 2016, 320 pages, hardcover, $26
“Dream a World Anew,” by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2016, Smithsonian Books, 288 pages, $40
“The Wonder,” by Emma Donoghue, copyright 2016, Little, Brown, 304 pages, $27; and copyright 2016, 304 pages, HarperCollins, $32.99
“Grammar for People Who Hate Rules: Killer Tips from the Ruthless Editor,” by Kathleen A. Watson, M.S. Ruthless Editor Press, 2016, 166 pages, paperback, $8.95
“Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War,” by Ben Macintyre, Crown, 2016, 400 pages, hardcover, $28
”Adventures With Andy & Susie: A Stormy Weekend,” written and illustrated by Donna Hall, Noble Point Publishing, LLC, hardcover, 2016, 36 pages, for ages 6-8, $14.99
“The Fool of New York City,” by Michael D. O’Brian, Ignatius Press, 2016, 280 pages, hardcover, $21.95
”Two If By Sea,” by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Simon & Schuster, 2016, 383 pages, eBook
“The Chronicle of Dr. Gribbleflotz,” by Kerryn Offord and Rick Boatright, Baen Books, 2016, 528 pages, trade paperback, $16
”Gaston Joins the Circus,” written and illustrated by James Rice, Pelican Publishers, hardback, 32 pages, 2015, $16.99
Retired Texas criminal court judge, author and founder of American Women Writers National Museum in Washington D.C., Janice Law has created her second whimsical novel for children, designed to introduce our government and how it works with the help of two delightful characters, Watch Dog and Capitol Cat.
You have been spending too much time sitting inside in front of a television or computer. The family, too. With the weather breaking, it is time for outdoors adventures. But where?
Following high school graduation, the students — Jason, Wendy and Jessie — travel to the jungles of Yucatan to learn the demise of the Mayan civilization. They are granted permission to live at the campsite of college students from Texas Poly Institute led by university professors to study excavation sites.
The account occasionally resembles a 1940s film noir movie.
Connie Collins Morgan has taken the Greek myth and adapted it into "Hercules on the Bayou."
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice once held October rodeos at Huntsville.
“Before the Fall,” by Noah Hawley, published by Grand Central Publishing, 2016, 379 pages, eBook
Revolutions often go horrifyingly wrong.
Traci Van Wagoner is a prolific illustrator of fairy tales.
The book is well researched and written. Its plot kept me up to the wee hours of the morning. Character development is so descriptive that it begs to have a sequel with the team called together on another mission.
It is November 1941. Brothers Jack and Charlie Davis are both pilots serving in the Army Air Force.
The Palestinians were being driven out of Jerusalem.
This big book contains 40 short stories by some of the best American writers.
“Ed. F. Kruse of Blue Bell Creameries,” by Dorothy McLeod MacInerney is a biography of the man running Blue Bell Creameries from 1951 through 1993. He took Blue Bell Creameries from an obscure country ice cream company to Texas’ most popular ice cream producer.
Adriana Trigiani had grown up listening to her grandmother and aunts tell about working in the blouse mills. They were great storytellers, never short on color and texture. Such accurate detail gives Trigiani’s writing a sense of nonfiction.
The only thing wrong with “Origins” is that it is too long and tackles too many subjects.
“The Camera Does the Rest” is a fascinating study of a unique product and the serious and quirky uses it saw.
In 1969, 1-year-old Kevin was diagnosed with a disease his parents had never heard of: cystic fibrosis. He had a life expectancy of five years.
"Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You" are 13 marvelous stories by one of the best storytellers ever
“The Dragon Hammer: Wulf’s Saga,” by Tony Daniel is the first novel in a new fantasy series.
In a dinosaur takeoff on the upcoming Olympics, the author offers the kids a look at Prehistoric Games.
She almost always has a good story to tell, and this one, about a former jazz musician named John Nickel, is a gripping tale about a man who only wanted to be a good father.
Galveston Historical Foundation’s Harbor City Ambition program will continue at 2 p.m. July 24 at the 1838 Menard House, 1605 33rd St., with a book club discussion on Andrew Torget’s "Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850."
Never have I read a historical maritime book so well conceived and written and of interest to those of wide age ranges.
“A Passion for Space” captures the excitement of the early Shuttle program, while grounding it in the realities of living in late 20th century America.
Jackie Kennedy offers advice to parents: “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all."
He declares himself to be an atheist, so for him the God explanation has no credence. The book is about his disillusionment with materialistic explanations. He especially deals with the difference between brain and mind, the organ of thought and consciousness.
The author frames Thomas McKean’s accomplishments against McKean’s personal story.
In her first-person focus on historical figures, Garland has created another winner.
Thus does the author get us started in this book without much of a story but with Atwood’s amazing capacity for exaggeration, irony and metaphor.
It may not need to be a book you wish to read, but it is a book you should read before you need it.
Each chapter in “Some Luck” is a year, from 1920 to 1953.
“The Conquest of Happiness,” by Bertrand Russell, Liveright Publishing Corp., New York, 1930, 223 pages, paperback, $12
”The Last Madam: A Legend of the Texas Chicken Ranch,” by Joy Jones, Treaty Oak Publishers, Austin,TX, copyright 2016, paperback, 222 pages, $11.99
“The Red River Bridge War: A Texas-Oklahoma Border Battle,” by Rusty Williams, Texas A&M University Press, 2016, 330 pages, hardcover, $29.95
Every chapter is fun to read and offers many life lessons.
The book is not (and not intended to be) a tear jerker. Instead it is a masterful story of how a doomed man brought dignity, strength and love to his final days.
“Abandoned in Place” is worth reading, offering a thoughtful look at American space history.
In her debut novel, Cynthia Swanson’s story will make you think about the paths you could have taken and how different your life could have been.
Sharon Olds reminds me that every word we utter has meaning, significance beyond what we impulsively think at the time.
Lloyd S. Rosen, author of this autobiography, wrote it specifically to inform individuals, parents and adults. His hope was that they might recognize symptoms in their children or in themselves and seek out professional help.
“Champagne, Uncorked: The House of Krug and the Timeless Allure of the World’s Most Celebrated Drink,” by Alan Tardi, PublicAffairs, 2016, 296 pages, $26.99 (Hardcover)
Zack likes his room on the third floor of an old farmhouse, but this is his first experience as the new kid at Taylor Junior High School.
Christopher Hitchens, who died at the age of 62 in 2011, was many people’s favorite curmudgeon.