League City Post 554 was all over West Texas Pecos Post 460 from the get-go, cranking out four home runs in an 18-0 run-ruled win in the American Legion baseball state tournament championship Friday at Lutheran South Academy.
Friday, conditions began improving with light south to southeast wind prevailing over our area. Brandon Rowan and Kelly Groce, of Mariner Magazine, joined me for a morning of fishing that turned out to be much slower than we anticipated.
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.
Eight of his previous 10 books are historical novels, centering around the Dickinson, Gulf coast region of Galveston County, beginning in the mid-19th century to the present. In this autobiography, he shares life closer to home, his family’s ranch during his lifetime.
David Drake has been writing about the interstellar exploits of Capt. Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy of the Royal Cinnabar Navy for almost two decades.
This fat paperback book is an inquiry into the first principles of morals and justice.
Historical novelist N.E. Brown ventures into a new era in this novel set in the 1960s, amid the Vietnam conflict.
At last — a book for the picture book crowd that solves the mystery of what happened to the dinosaurs.
“Forty Years Master” captures an era which has passed. Even the unpleasant parts of his story provide fascinating reading.
Males are conditioned not to cry, to take what life hands out with a stiff upper lip.
Nathan Price, a zealous evangelical Baptist, takes his family to the Belgian Congo in 1959. His wife, Orleana and four daughters leave northern Georgia for a small backwater village in central Africa.
“The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Mankind’s Gravest Dangers,” by Ali S. Khan, with William Patrick, PublicAffairs, 2016, 288 pages, $26.99 (hardcover)
Emily Mandel is speaking to life’s fleeting connections, making us aware of the many ways we might have behaved differently with dramatic effects on our lives. That’s the purpose a really good novel fulfills, enlightening us about alternatives and investigating profoundly the consequences of the path less taken.
Jodi Picoult will challenge your ideas about prisoners’ rights, religion and relationships.
There may have been a Texas Ranger with a name more paradoxical than Baz Outlaw, but it is unlikely.
I am not a fan of science fiction, but this one is a blue-ribbon winner, exhilarating, intense and fulfilling.
Thoroughly documenting history, the book depicts amazing photos, maps, graphics and consultations with experts on weather and land erosion and interviews with those whose families have lived in the area for more than 125 years.
“The Forgetting Time,” by Sharon Guski, Flatiron Books, 2016, paperback, 368 pages, $14.39
“Shooting the Rift” is a fast-paced story, a cut above typical space opera.
Munro’s writing is fresh, melodic and seemingly effortless. While she writes about ordinary people, she does it with such intelligence and clarity that every tale is a small masterpiece.
In the continental United States, Texas ranks sixth in states with coastal miles, with Michigan being first; In the entire country, Alaska is first.
When Dayna Steele explained to us at the Pilot Club’s Gala that we would need friends, Facebook and a really big glass of wine to take this journey, everyone knew we needed to buy her book.
The Space Shuttle Columbia made its first flight into orbit 35 years ago in April of this year.
“From Matriarch to Mayor,” by Elise Hopkins Stephens, Bright Sky Press, Houston, $24.95 (book can be purchased at Galveston Book Shop, 317 23rd St., in Galveston)
“How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood,” by Jim Grimsley, 2016, eBook
“Barely a Crime,” a novel by Robert Ovies opens with them receiving an offer to commit a crime for money.
“All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr, Scribner, New York, 2014, 530 pages, $27
“The Green and the Black: The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy,” by Gary Sernovitz, St. Martin’s Press, 2016, 289 pages, hardcover, $27.99
“Rise and Shine!,” by Johnathon Scott Barrett, Mercer University Press, 2015, hardback, 254 pages
“Runaway,” by Alice Munro, Vintage Books, New York, 2004, 335 pages, paperback, $15.95
Galveston Reads recently concluded its 13th successful year. This “One City, One Book” reading series owes its success to a group of talented volunteers and the generous support of various community organizations. This citywide endeavor, led by the Rosenberg Library, brought together people from different parts of the city, different ages and from different walks of life to read and discuss best-selling author Dave Eggers’ “The Circle.” There were many people and organizations that contributed to the success of Galveston Reads.
“Freddy, Hoppie and the Eyeglasses,” by Michelle Nott, illustrations by Robert Beers, Guardian Angel Publishing Inc., 2016; for ages 6-9
“Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America’s Founding Father,” by George Goodwin, Yale University Press, 2016, 400 pages, $32.50 (hardcover)
“Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It,” by Daniel Klein, Penguin Books, New York, 2015, 207 pages, $20
“Murder on the Seawall,” by Larry Watts, Copyright 2015, CreateSpace, Paperback, 112 pages, $12.99