Saturday, the bite continued for anglers dodging the early morning thunderstorms. Catches were reported from all around the Galveston Bay Complex, with the beach front areas offering the best action and a larger variety of fish.
Dickinson swarmed Friendswood with a late first-half scoring spree, and managed to hold off the never-say-die Mustangs squad for a 21-16 win that came down to the final minute in Friday’s District 24-6A showdown at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
Shrimp is the favorite seafood among U.S. consumers, many of whom know little about how the tasty crustaceans landed on their plates.
Soul food dishes are passed around the dinner table from one person to another with the innate superpower of bringing families together.
The Bay Harbour Playhouse marked its 23rd year in Dickinson with gala celebration complete with cocktail hour, silent auction, followed by a special live performance celebrating the radio age. The playhouse is a community venue that offers the opportunity to become involved in the arts. The nonprofit organization accepts contributions, volunteers and acting students. To order prints of these photos, visit our reprint website here.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce sponsored an action-packed evening Aug. 7 on Sixth Street beginning at the Texas City Museum for a cocktail hour, followed by a tribute to Roy and Sharon Jones and Jane Baucum. “Dancing with the Stars” took place at the Showboat Pavilion across the street from the museum. To order prints of these photos, visit our reprint website here.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Shrimp Boil & Dance on Aug. 23 at the Nessler Center in Texas City. The event featured live music from the Pee Wee Bowen Band. To order prints of these photos, visit our reprint website here.
The 43rd annual Good Ole Days celebration on Aug. 8-9 in Hitchcock featured a barbecue cook-off, parade, arts and crafts, rides and beauty pageants. The event had something to offer folks of all ages and was reminiscent of days past with old-fashioned lemonade and a carnival-like atmosphere. To order prints of these photos, visit our reprint website here.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce sponsored an action-packed evening Aug. 7 on Sixth Street beginning at the Texas City Museum for a cocktail hour, followed by a tribute to Roy and Sharon Jones and Jane Baucum. “Dancing with the Stars” took place at the Showboat Pavilion across the street from the museum.
Robert’s Lafitte bar in Galveston hosted The Big Show on July 26 featuring singers and drag entertainers. This year’s theme, “Christmas in July – Back to School Drive,” is the culmination of months of fundraising efforts throughout the community through shows, auctions, bake sales and raffles. All money raised will be used to provide school supplies and uniforms to area children affected by HIV.
The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council hosted its annual membership meeting July 23 at the Top Gallant in Galveston. The event, “Save the Green, Nibble and Nosh,” featured exotic hors d’oeuvres created by Galveston College’s culinary program, a silent auction and award ceremony in recognition of the contributions made by members and volunteers throughout the year.
Officers and directors of the Galveston Historical Foundation were elected at the annual meeting July 11 at Garten Verein. Outgoing president Debbie Morris handed out awards to three organizations that had the greatest financial impact to programs supported by GHF. Morris concluded the meeting by welcoming incoming president Kevin Scott to the foundation.
In these parts, many residents grow up fishing and get hooked at an early age. But it’s never too late to learn.
Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, Karina Tong was wild about patterns and color. Tong, who is expecting her first child in October, has not let her growing belly keep her from staying trendy and fashionable.
The League City Chamber of Commerce hosted the 13th annual Men Who Cook — Tour of Duty community event July 10 at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City. More than 40 chefs participated in setting up tasting stations featuring an item in the hors d’oeuvres, entree or dessert category to compete for “Best in Class” and “Overall Best in Show.” In addition to a wide variety of food and beverages, guests were treated to music, dancing and a silent auction. This year’s theme, “Tour of Duty,” honored the men and women who serve in the military and gave members of the public a chance to network and support local businesses and charitable causes. To order prints of these photos, visit our reprint website here.
The Galveston Art League commemorated 100 years on the island with a gala June 28 at the San Luis Convention Center.
This month, Coast caught up with people who play and work on the beaches, along with those who fight to protect them.
Nothing says summertime in America like hotdogs on the grill. This Fourth of July, take the party outside and serve up some American favorites — with a tasty twist.
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to two extraordinary men on June 13 at the Moody Gardens Ballroom in Galveston.
The Sullivan Family and Texas International Terminals were honored at the Galveston Seafarers Center’s seventh annual Gala & Auction on May 17 at the Tremont House in Galveston.
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce C-Crewe celebrated its fifth annual Mudbugs & Beer on the Bayou on May 15 on Offatts Bayou.
Glamping — the brilliant marriage of glamour and camping — was designed for those who still relish the quiet only the great outdoors can deliver but under less rugged conditions.
Whether on the bay or beach front, area RV resorts prove that going into the wild doesn’t mean you have to go without.
The French have their Champagne, the Germans their beer and New Yorkers their martinis. But Texans, particularly those living on the coast, have the margarita.
The 29th annual Texas Crab Festival was May 9-11 in Port Bolivar.
The Laguna Harbor residential community was officially launched May 3 at the Showcase Center in Port Bolivar.
The Ronald McDonald House of Galveston celebrated 25 years on the island with its Silver Anniversary Gala on May 3 at Moody Gardens.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Taste of the Town & Auction on May 1 at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City.
Galveston ISD Educational Foundation presented its annual Spring Event on April 25 at Moody Gardens.
More than 400 community members donning their finest Texas glam attended Galveston’s American Heart Association Black Tie & Boots Gala on April 12 at Moody Gardens.
It’s impossible to dive into summer without first embarking on a sometimes grueling, uphill shopping trek to find the perfect swimsuit.
Aromatic herbs, fresh garden veggies and migrating butterflies inspired this backyard bash. Follow these rules and your next party will be anything but garden variety.
Stephanie Caravageli Vasut grew up with three brothers, so she learned how to transition from dirt to dressy at the drop of a hat.
The 23rd annual Lenora Thompson Community Enrichment Award was presented to State Rep. Craig Eiland on March 22 at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston.
Daya Myers-Hurt was the featured chef on March 22 at The Kitchen Chick, 528 23rd Street in Galveston.
Every year, island residents Lora Nicholson and David Bowers go all out for Mardi Gras, hosting house parties along the parade route on 25th Street.
The fourth annual Kemah Crawfish Festival was held March 21-23 in the lighthouse district.
Tilman and Paige Fertitta kicked off the final weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2014 celebrations with a yacht pre-party Feb. 28 at Pier 21 followed by the San Luis Salute at the Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort.
The Tremont House hosted its 30th annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party on March 1 in Galveston.
Mardi Gras! Galveston 2014 went POP! at the 18th annual San Luis Salute on Feb. 28 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort.
Create a fun top for a side table in six easy steps.
Ron Wyatt has been the organist and director of music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston since 1975, and he owes it all to his teachers in Paris.
A Professors Panel gathered Feb. 4 to discuss the 2014 Galveston Reads selection, "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson.
The inaugural Old Central Black Heritage Banquet was held Feb. 4 at the Old Central Cultural Center in Galveston.
The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce hosted its 37th annual Awards Dinner & Gala on Jan. 31 at the Tyra Ranch.
The League City Chamber of Commerce Super Bowl of Business Excellence was Feb. 1 at the South Shore Harbour Resort.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 44th annual Membership Banquet and Awards Ceremony Jan. 30 at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center in Texas City.
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce dedicated its 168th Annual Meeting to the city’s 175th anniversary celebration Jan. 24 at the Hotel Galvez.
The island and mainland offer enchanting escapes for newlyweds seeking the perfect place to spend their first night of married life together.
Pamela Watson’s closets house everything she needs for not only island-wear but also foul-weather when she travels north to see family.
Jan. 17 marked the installation luncheon at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook.
The D’Feet Breast Cancer Angels of Honor Mardi Gras Masquerade was Jan. 18 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston.
Fashionistas came in droves to Saks Fifth Avenue at the Houston Galleria on Jan. 14 for a look at the hot new gowns for this season’s Mardi Gras celebrations and to raise money for Dress for Success Houston.
Galveston Restaurant Group partnered with Mario’s Nov. 10 to raise money for the Galveston Historical Foundation and the 2014 Dickens on The Strand Festival.
Try these 15 outdoor activities that prove workouts never have to be boring and also can be a lot of fun.
What’s the latest in workouts? We slipped on our sneakers and pounded the pavement to find some of the hottest new fitness classes, workshops and programs around.
What better place to sculpt a beach body than at the beach? The only tools you’ll need for this circuit-training session are yourself and the sand.
Changes in workouts and food can help you bust through plateaus.
Jeff Ehrich and business partner Dave Casale founded Legion Fitness & Development for civilians to experience and benefit from their years of active duty.
It’s that time of year again — the time to make that New Year’s resolution of fitness, health and weight loss.