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.
Kemah held its annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on Sunday afternoon at the Kemah Boardwalk. The ceremony marks the beginning of the fishing season and is meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season.