Shayla Joseph vigil

Shayla Joseph’s husband, Bryan Joseph, hugs his nieces after they speak about Shayla during a vigil in front of Ball High School on Friday, March 9, 2018.

A private pesticide applicator training event will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Galveston County office at 4102-B Main St. in La Marque. Thursday is the deadline to sign up. Registration is $50. To sign up or get information, contact Melissa Anderson, melis sa.anderson@co.galves or 281-309-5068.

County Commissioner Joe Giusti’s office will be disposing old tires from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday in the stock yard adjacent to the West County Building, 11730 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe. Must show proof of Galveston County residency. Eight tires per vehicle will be accepted (no commercial/agriculture tires). Call 409-770-5475.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer free tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income clients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 17 at the Carver Park Community Center, 6615 Park Ave., in Texas City. For information, visit

The Silk Purse Thrift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1124 37th St. in Galveston. Clothes, collectibles, jewelry, bedding and kitchen items will be available (some items are free at the end of each month). For information, call 409-765-5138.

The Clear Creek Association of Retired Teachers will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Parkway, in Houston. The Armand Bayou Nature Center will present the program. Annual dues are $50. All retired teachers are welcome. Contact Julia Bodenhamer, juliaboden or 281-538-4056.

The Fifty-Five-Plus Club will meet at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. For information, call 281-337-3644.

Rotary Club of Texas City will meet at noon Tuesdays in the captain’s room at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Call Dawn Tholcken, 281-923-5197.

Rotary Club of Galveston Island will meet at noon Tuesdays at The San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call 409-771-9678.

The New Leaf Al-Anon group will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Rosenberg Library, in the Randall Room, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Call 409-692-3078.

Free beginner ballroom lessons will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 S. Dickinson, in League City. Eileen Bauerlein will teach the class. Must have a city of League City activity card to participate (nonresidents can pay $25 for a yearly pass or purchase a day pass). For information, email

The Galveston Historical Foundation’s African-American Heritage Committee will meet at 4 p.m. today at 2228 Broadway in Galveston. Call 409-765-7834.

The Galveston Hook and Needles Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. Contact Lana Meunier, or 409-750-2163.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have Hamburger Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. All are welcome. Call 409-763-9866.

The Houston chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Room 210, 14045 Space Center Blvd., in Houston. Call 281-480-1231.

The Laffite Society will meet at 6 p.m. today at The Meridian, 2228 23rd St., in Galveston. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 713-443-6585.

The Galveston County Marine Corps Detachment No. 668 will have meet at 6 p.m. today at the Marine Corps Reserve Center, Two Fort Point, in Galveston. All Marines and former Marines are welcome to join and support the league. Call Terry Lutz, 281-467-2663, or visit

The Galveston Elks Lodge No. 126 will meet at 7 p.m. today at 1518 Tremont St. in Galveston. Call 409-762-1212.

The League City Evening Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at Spring Creek Barbeque, 2710 Interstate 45 S., in League City. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Visit

The Galveston Dance Club will offer group dance lessons at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the aerobics room at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. The first two lessons are free. No partner is required. Visit Call 409-370-0617.

The Galveston Island Chess Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Tremont Hotel Coffee Shop, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. Chess players of all levels, newbies and those who haven’t played in a while are welcome. Contact George Laiacona, or 713-252-4127.

Knights of Columbus No. 787 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 1912 Winnie St. in Galveston. Call 409-762-2112.

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