A city project to build sidewalks along Stewart Road in Galveston has been delayed, not by weather or broken equipment but by an apparent errant key stroke.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Galveston Association of Realtors hosted its annual installation banquet Dec. 5 at the San Luis Resort.
The Galveston County Food Bank honored community leaders who have dedicated their lives to helping others in need at its annual fundraising gala Dec. 12 at Butler’s Courtyard in League City.
The Galveston Maritime Club hosted its annual Christmas Auction on Dec. 6 at the Seafarer’s Center in Galveston.
The Galveston Restaurant Association and Galveston.com and Company's Great Taste of the Gulf Epicurean Evening returned for its 42nd year on Nov. 21.
The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing presented the second annual Holiday Style Fashion Show & Luncheon on Nov. 14.
The Clear Creek Education Foundation hosted its annual gala Nov. 2 at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City.
The inaugural Sisters Helping Sisters fishing tournament and bike run was Oct. 19 at Latitudes Restaurant in San Leon.
The Galveston ISD Educational Foundation held its second annual fundraiser Oct. 10.
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors held a reception Oct. 13 at the Moody Mansion in Galveston in honor of Trond Saeverud, the group’s new music director and conductor.
Grace Episcopal Church hosted its annual barbecue luncheon and silent auction Oct. 12.
Classic Auto Group sponsored its 2nd annual Chili Cook-off on Oct. 12.
The 13th annual Paws Gala was held Sept. 28 at the Galveston Island Convention Center.
The Redfish Rodeo women’s fishing tournament Sept. 28 featured teams from across the country and Canada.
The Galveston County Daily News sponsored its first Glamour for Grammar Fashion Show on Aug. 14 at the Kemah Boardwalk.
The Galveston Republican Women hosted its third annual fundraiser Sept. 6 at the Hotel Galvez. All the proceeds benefit Republican candidates in the general election. Government officials, including those at the state and local levels, business leaders and community interest groups joined the keynote speaker, George Prescott Bush, a candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, at the tropical luau event.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce hosted its 27th annual Golf Classic on Sept. 25-26.
The second annual Boogie, Blues and Brews Music Festival was Sept. 20-22 in League City.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce sponsored a cocktail party in recognition of outstanding small-business owners throughout the area.
More than 100 people attended the Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation’s fundraiser June 25.
Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine was in Galveston on May 24 to help Olympia Grill celebrate winning Sysco’s “Catch Something Delicious” seafood promotion.
Chef and owner Nick Gaido opened Redfish Pool Bar, next to Nick’s Kitchen and Beach Bar, 3828 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston, on May 25.
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The American Heart Association’s annual Black Tie & Boots Galveston Gala was May 11 at Moody Gardens. This year’s event, led by Donna Sollenberger, CEO at UTMB Health, honored broadcast legend Vandy Anderson. The gala broke event records, netting more than $200,000. Hailey Juneau, 15, told her story of survival after being diagnosed with acute Myocarditis and undergoing open heart surgery just two years ago.