It hasn’t quite sunk in yet for the players, but the 2016 Lady Tors volleyball squad are now and forever a part of school history — the first team to reach the playoffs in a program more than 40 years old.
As early voting begins today, what is of equal, if not more, importance than the presidential race for Galveston County voters are the local races.
The Grand 1894 Opera House is hosting its 18th Annual ARToberFEST from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. The festival will be held on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23 Streets.
One source of hometown heroes in our community is our volunteer fire department. To recognize some of those hometown heroes, our city volunteer fire department hosted its annual awards banquet Sept. 29 at Fire Station No. 2. District Chief Daniel Gibbs said, “We want to recognize the firefighters who go above and beyond and continuously demonstrate excellence throughout the year.”
After a one-year hiatus, the Galveston Restaurant Association brings back the Epicurean Evening event Tuesday night with new participants, old favorites, and a cadre of second-generation restaurateurs who are making their mark on the island’s dining scene.
Swirl, sniff and sip … a wine event series opens Thursday (the second being Nov. 12) benefiting the Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation. Pick your date, or go to both, for $74 each per person. The first one is graciously underwritten by Mario’s Seawall Italian & Pizzeria and includes a seated dinner. The November event is graciously underwritten by Farley Girls Café and is a casual cocktail style party at their 801 Postoffice cafe.
LEAGUE CITY - It was a Saturday shootout as the Friendswood Mustangs held on to edge the Clear Springs Chargers, 42-35, in a key District 24-6A contest.
BOERNE - A long road trip for the O’Connell Buccaneers was made that much longer as they suffered a shutout in the Hill Country against Boerne Geneva.
GALVESTON - The Ball High Lady Tors hosted the fourth annual volleyball tournament for the Galveston ISD middle schools on Saturday, with all the proceeds from the tournament going to the Galveston-based D’Feet Breast Cancer, Inc. charity.
FREEPORT - In terms of yardage, the Brazoswood Buccaneers played right with district-leading Clear Creek on Friday night. The difference, however, was the Wildcats’ ability to get the ball into the end zone.
Nellie Jones, 88, was here when it all began at Mount Moriah Baptist Church some 70 years ago today. She is one of a dozen members, each with at least a half century of service, who will be honored as part the congregation’s 11 a.m. Sunday anniversary celebration at 2728 Ave. K.
LEAGUE CITY — Two teams that are undefeated in the early going of District 24-6A play meet today when Friendswood (3-2, 2-0 in district) faces Clear Springs (3-2, 2-0) tonight.
The Galveston City Council on Thursday gave itself more time to decide how $2.6 million in neighborhood improvement funds will be spent.
League City native Madelyn Baillio is returning “home” to sing on Texas’ grandest stage where she’ll be performing for the first time — alongside Grammy-nominated Michael Feinstein.
High school football previews featuring Clear Creek, Santa Fe and Hitchcock.
TEXAS CITY – Texas City tennis coach Boyd “Buz” Sawyer was hoping his Stings could make a valiant comeback Thursday afternoon.
My name is Cindy Totty and I would like to invite you to Texas City’s 15th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2021 29th St. N., in Texas City.
Developers for a 300-lot housing development in east Texas City cleared another hurdle Wednesday.
City commissioners approved a development agreement with Galveston Bay Investors, LLC, a League City-based development company, allowing its 85 acres west of Pelican Harbour Drive to be annexed into a municipal utility district in exchange for certain housing requirements and obligations.
After receiving notice that they had secured a $3.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation in August, an international research consortium, led by Texas A&M University at Galveston Professor Sam Brody, officially received the funds at the beginning of this month.
Until Wednesday, a minor piece of military history sat on the corner of 26th and Mechanic streets.
The World War I-era projectile, possibly a mortar round, was about 2 feet tall and half buried in the sidewalk. It had been on that corner for 50 years, as best anyone can remember.
Downtown Galveston’s Artwalk events are known for the diversity of offerings, and even seemingly similar events — food-related book signings two blocks apart — cover half the globe and very different cuisines.
Few homeowners get much further than an appeal before the Galveston County Appraisal Review Board, which decides whether to lower their property valuation.
But for owners of industrial or large commercial sites, the hearing is often just a stopover before district court.
Law enforcement and fire department officials joined residents of South Point Estates, a Texas City subdivision, at the neighborhood park for an evening of food, refreshments and mingling as part of the annual National Night Out. The event was one of many held across Texas on Tuesday evening.
Trivia nights are gaining popularity on the island. Downtown, there’s Murphy’s Pub on Mondays, Brews Brothers on Wednesdays and just recently Stuttgarden Tavern started a Tuesday trivia night, Pellerin said.
The council’s meeting to set the new property tax rate was short. But it was anything but sweet.
In a meeting that lasted less than four minutes, League City council members approved a rate of 57.35 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The new rate represents a nearly 4-percent tax rate decrease from last year’s tax rate of 59.7 cents per $100 of assessed property value.
TEXAS CITY - Texas City took a 1-0 lead to start the match, but that was as good as it got for the Lady Stings as the Santa Fe Lady Indians continued to steamroll their way through District 23-5A with a 25-12, 25-17, 25-14 win Tuesday.
For 45,260 days, the University of Texas Medical Branch has been preparing doctors for the future.
But for the next 365, the institution will be celebrating its past.
The medical branch has kicked off a yearlong celebration leading up its 125th anniversary in 2016.
For a child born in Galveston County in the 1950s, the 1900 storm was not that distant.
Vicki McCallister, library director for the Dickinson Public Library, grew up in Kemah and Seabrook hearing firsthand about her grandmother’s memories of the 1900 Storm.
As a second-year medical student at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Jacob Maher believes that over the years, medicine has lost sight of one of its most important qualities: healing.
Dueling judicial orders have effectively brought oystering to a halt in a section of Galveston Bay.
Last week, a Chambers County judge temporarily blocked the state from issuing oyster permits on about 23,000 acres of disputed submerged land claimed by Sustainable Texas Oyster Resource Management LLC.
A 13-year-old boy sustained multiple shark bites Monday morning while swimming in the gulf at a seawall beach near 37th Street, Galveston Island Beach Patrol Lt. Kara Harrison said.
In a place where people come looking for personal relief, a little breathing room can go a long way.
At the Gulf Coast Center offices in Galveston, staff tasked with helping people suffering from mental health issues such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia say that a move to a bigger space is already yielding benefits.
Learning Forward has announced its three-year Galveston County Learning Leaders initiative, which is funded by a $420,000 grant from the Houston Endowment.
TEXAS CITY — A Galveston County family is asking for the public’s help to locate a 26-year-old man who walked away from the Mainland Medical Center on Saturday morning.
Sharon Michelle never imagined a life in clairvoyance until death stepped in. Since then her life has never been the same, which she believes is a positive for her and for others.
During the month of October, Rosenberg Library remembers Galveston native Jean Scrimgeour Morgan (1868-1938), an outstanding community leader and a prolific painter at the turn of the 20th century. The library will exhibit several examples of Morgan’s art as well as her artist’s supplies from the late 1800s. These items were donated by her son, William Manning Morgan, who also established the Morgan Memorial Room at Rosenberg Library. The library’s permanent collection includes more than 100 original drawings, sketches, and paintings by Jean Scrimgeour Morgan, one of the most accomplished female artists in Galveston during her lifetime.
LEAGUE CITY - The Clear Springs Chargers scored five touchdowns in the first quarter of their game against the Clear Lake Falcons that ended in a 51-7 homecoming win for the Chargers on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
By the last week of December, officials estimate, the county’s largest city will surpass 100,000 residents.
If you’ve lived in Galveston or its immediate surrounds, you’ve heard of Jean Lafitte, privateer, whose main headquarters were on Galveston Island in the mid-19th century; Jack Johnson, a giant of a man physically, prizewinning boxer, an African American born in Galveston in 1847. You’ve probably heard this city referred as Wall Street of the West, with a massive port second to none in the Gulf of Mexico. Most of you have seen pictures of the residential and business areas following The Great Storm of 1900, which, in one night in September of that year, both altered the landscape and future course of Galveston, during which an estimated 8,000 residents lost their lives.
Pressure is increasing on city council members as a deadline approaches to declare how they each want to spend more than $400,000 in neighborhood improvement funds.
Recap of Saturday's high school volleyball action including matches between Clear Creek and Clear Lakes as well as Clear Springs and Dickinson.
The other day, my wife and I went to the Helen Hall Library to get a few books. My goodness the library has changed. The interior remodel of the facility is complete and is fantastic. It makes you feel right at home. I was most impressed by the new technology. For example, to check out a book all you do is place it on this pad and the computer knows what book it is and it automatically does everything needed to process the transaction. Now these are just the basic things I noticed. There is much more to the remodel, so why not go check it out. While you are there sign up to be a library volunteer. Our library can always use a helping hand.
A 43-year-old woman was removed from a cruise by a Coast Guard helicopter early Friday morning, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
An 81-year-old man struck by a truck Thursday on the seawall has died.
Allison Berry didn’t want to call it breast cancer yet. Instead, the single mother parked on the seawall and told her 5-year-old child, who was eating candy, she was sick.
TEXAS CITY - Texas City senior running back Exavier Simpson saved his best run for last — and for the most crucial time for the Stings.
GALVESTON - With seven minutes left in the game, the Ball High Tors were within striking distance, down only a point to the Elkins Knights. But in the end, the Skinner brothers were too much to overcome.
LEAGUE CITY — The Clear Creek Wildcats sent the homecoming crowd home happy on Friday night after a 56-14 win over the Clear Falls Knights at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Preview of Saturday's high school football action including key district games for Clear Springs and Santa Fe.
HOUSTON — Bay Area Christian lost a close match against Lutheran North, 30-24, on the road on Friday.
Galveston’s Westminster Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 120th anniversary with a West Fest event from 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 10 at 5127 Ave. U with free food and music.
The Galveston school district employee arrested on school grounds earlier this week is accused of depositing other people’s paychecks into her own account at her former job in Parker County.
Business owner says without his monkeys there’s no way to stay open.The owner of a popcorn shop who used monkeys to draw in customers has shuttered his business. Robert Williams, owner of Ms. Monkey’s Emporium, was forced to quarantine his three capuchin monkeys after one of them bit a small boy in early September.
GALVESTON — A box of about four dozen unused body cameras, which were purchased through a grant, have been sitting in the sheriff’s office for months. Although a few are used by deputies in the Galveston County Jail, officials say the high cost of putting cameras on patrol deputies is the biggest hurdle to overcome.
GALVESTON — The Port of Galveston’s governing board on Monday approved a series of contracts totaling $1.3 million for work to ready the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics vehicle processing center by Jan. 1.
Fifteen years ago this week, the Carnival Cruise Lines vessel Celebration made its inaugural voyage from the island, launching what would become — to everyone’s surprise — one of the most important industries for the Port of Galveston.
The county wants to use Hurricane Ike disaster recovery funds to install a $580,000 digital billboard intended to usher in economic growth.
The Q5000 strikes an imposing figure on the Port of Galveston’s east end.
GALVESTON - Last season during his sophomore campaign, Ball High running back Tony Garrido found yards, as well as the end zone, hard to come by. Now, less than halfway through his junior season, Garrido has already far
City leaders are reminding businesses that it’s time to get ready for the Small Business Thursday, an event designed to promote local holiday shopping.
New rules expected this week will put Houston-Galveston area further from compliance when it comes to air quality. Annual peak eight-hour concentrations of the smog-causing pollutant in the eight-county area remain above the federal standard.
Some cooks read cookbooks the way the rest of us read novels, biographies or essays. That’s not surprising, since a cookbook can solve mysteries of cooking failures, tell the life story of a cooking icon through his or her recipes, or document the history of a community in a recipe collection for a church, social group or school.