The 2014 Ball High School Basketball Camp for students in grades 2-9 will be from 8 a.m. to noon today through Wednesday at 4115 Ave. O.

The cost is $35 per child ($10 discount for second child in the same family). Only cash will be accepted at registration.

Participants should take an athletic shirt, shorts, shoes, and money for concessions, such as water and Gatorade.

To register, contact David Graham, or 832-341-3555.


Trinity Episcopal School will host Camp Invention for students entering grades 1-6 for the 2014-15 school year today through Friday at 720 Tremont St. in Galveston.

The camp encourages inventive young minds through hands-on problem solving using science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun and creative atmosphere.

To register, visit or call 409-765-9391.

The school also will offer its Camp Charger Summer Camp for students entering grades 3-8 July 7-18.

To register, visit



The Texas City Independent School District board of trustees will have its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1700 Ninth Ave. N.



Fanfare! Lutheran Music Academy will have its music and art camps for the summer at 2415 Winnie St.

Camps will be from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays June 16-27; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 30 through July 11; and 9 a.m. to noon July 14-25.

Also, Fanfare Jr.! music and movement for ages 2-5 will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 30 through July 11.

To register, visit, or contact June Pulliam, or 409-762-8477.



There will be a retirement reception in honor of Rosella Scott from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 21 in the cafeteria of Dunbar Middle School, 2901 23rd St.

Scott was the first African American to serve on the Dickinson Independent School District’s board of trustees.

Call Sheryl Taylor, 281-383-8840.


The Artist Boat will offer its Coastal Waters Institute for middle school teachers July 14-17 at the Galveston Independent School District’s Annex Building, 3904 Ave. T, in Galveston.

The free professional development training is a hands-on field and classroom-based event focusing on Galveston Bay.

To register, contact LuAnne Ashley, or 409-770-0722.


COM-Unity, the employee union at College of the Mainland, will award two $500 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.

Applications are available at COM’s Foundation office, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

The deadline to apply is June 15.


Any child age 21 and younger who lives in Galveston County is eligible for medical and mental health services at any of the following clinics:

• Ball High School, 4115 Ave. O, in Galveston; call 409-766-5750;

• Crosby Middle School, 6625 FM 2004, in Hitchcock; call 409-316-6556;

• Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Center, 1805 13th Ave. N., in Texas City; 409-960-0720;

• Central Middle School, 3014 Sealy Ave., in Galveston; call 409-761-6216; and

• Austin Magnet School, 1514 Ave. N12, in Galveston; call 409-766-3516.

Medical services include needed immunizations (ages 0-18), treatment for minor illness, physicals and other services. Sports physicals are $5. Children 18 and younger must have a consent form signed by a parent before treatment.

To make an appointment for mental health services, call 409-766-5713.


The Santa Fe High School Band is selling commemorative pillows made from the old band uniforms for $50 (band uniform pillow) and $80 (drum major pillow).

Proceeds will go toward new dress uniforms for the band.

To purchase, call Tracy McDowell, 832-425-7219, or April Small, 713-408-3032.

Checks should be made payable to Santa Fe Band Booster Club and mailed to P.O. Box 195, Santa Fe, TX 77510.

The Youth For Understanding organization is seeking families to assist in the placement of international exchange students while they attend local high schools in our area.

More than 2,000 YFU students come to the U.S. from about 50 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America and the Pacific.

Those interested should call, 866-493-8872 or visit


The Educational Merit Foundation nonprofit organization is seeking caring families (with or without children) as well as single people to provide food, a bed and a loving home for high school students from France and Germany.

The students are between the ages of 15-18, have medical insurance, spending money for their personal expenses and expect to share their host family’s daily life including household responsibilities. They speak English, are well-screened and eager to experience life in America.

Interested host families are encouraged to contact Marie-Claude Dijoud, 800-467-8363 or visit

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