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.
Lately, everyone seems to be talking about STEAM. This acronym, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, has become a hot topic in the world of education and in the business community. The practice of teaching by incorporating these concepts into multidisciplinary lessons is revolutionizing education approaches across the country, even for children in preschool.
A small-caliber projectile appears to have shattered a Dickinson Police Department patrol vehicle’s window Saturday.
The Dickinson Gators got even for their only loss of the 2015 season, defeating the Clear Creek Wildcats 21-3 to cap off homecoming night at Sam Vitanza Stadium on Friday.
Truisms are pronouncements of everyday wisdom of the common man. That makes them valuable to those who take the time to listen.
David Michael Smith, your guest column finally made up my mind ("There's still time to jump off the Trump Train," The Daily News, Oct. 19). He complains about a seasoned county judge, about College of the Mainland leadership and the only thing he can push is his Marxist views.
As State Representative for House District 23, and as a former classroom teacher, I am committed to focusing our attention on the current state of education. Most of us, myself included, have opinions which are based upon our experiences of being educated in the Texas public school system.
Wayne Faircloth, the first Republican to be elected to represent Galveston since Reconstruction, is trying to fend off former State Rep. Lloyd Criss is District 23.
The University of Texas Medical Branch received a $3.07 million grant from the National Institution of Health in September to look at a program, called “Fourth R” that is meant to help teach ways to resolve conflicts, better ways to deal with peer pressure and prevent violence.
The competition is open only to cars owned by club members.
The 88 degree high in Galveston today not only set a warm temperature record for the date — eclipsing an 87 degree high in 2007 — but also is the hottest temperature ever seen on the Island this late in the season since observations began in 1871.
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 38-year-old man Sunday from a fishing boat 100 miles southeast of Galveston after it was reported he was having seizures.
On Sept. 3rd, in Opelousas, Louisiana, the Artists in Motion Dance Studio, based in La Marque, competed in the "Who Ya Wit" majorette dance competition. This was their first time competing. Artists In Motion was the only team representing Galveston County.
In September, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County presented a check to the Women’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center in Galveston.
In early September, all the public school district’s education foundations received a donation from the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo. Each spring, during the Galveston County Fair, they host a special Education Foundation Night on the Thursday of the fair where attendees can choose which foundation they want to support. This friendly competition results in donations that support our public school classrooms.
On Sept. 3, 12 scouts from Boy Scout Troop No. 9310 visited with the inhabitants of the Harbourview care Center and played different board and family games with the seniors to give them a little change in their otherwise routine day.
Recently, the Galveston County Ranchers Association awarded its 2016 scholarships to local Galveston County students.
In many ways, October has been a repeat of September with much above normal temperatures. Through the 16th, the October monthly average for Galveston was 80.3° (which is 3.9° above normal). If the month were to end today or tomorrow, this October would be the warmest since observations began in 1871. Even with a cold front expected by Friday, the month could match September’s record of being the 3rd warmest ever.
The Galveston Historical Foundation will host its third annual Living on the Edge Conference Thursday and Friday focusing on improving coastal areas and urban resiliency.
Keep Dickinson Beautiful is usually involved in projects or events involving litter control, cleanups or recycling. But on Oct. 22, it will be showcasing Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the flags at the Dickinson City Hall complex, 4403 state Highway 3. This is a free event.
WikiLeaks, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. What's really with this bizarre alliance? Russia is one of the United States' main adversaries. At one point Trump was praising Putin and Russia over our current president, etc.
Following their loss to the Clear Springs Chargers last week, the Dickinson Gators took out all of their frustrations against the hapless Alvin Yellowjackets Friday at Alvin Memorial Stadium.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs willed their way to gutsy rallies in the fourth and fifth sets to come away with a 20-25, 25-21, 13-25, 27-25, 17-15 win in a key District 24-6A match against crosstown rival Clear Brook on Tuesday.
I would like to announce three major ways that you can contribute to making a huge impact on raising awareness and supporting services provided to abused and neglected children in Galveston County.
I received a number of calls last week, including one from my wife, asking about some model projections which had Hurricane Michael turning back south, crossing either Florida or Cuba and ending up in the Gulf of Mexico. I answered that it was far too soon to worry about this. Projections that far out often fail to materialize and the odds were fairly slim that the storm would take such an unusual track.
For observers wondering when Clear Springs would get a signature win under their new head coach, the Chargers answered that question Friday.
The University of Texas Medical Branch on Friday was named the 2016 Developer of the Year at the sixth Annual Galveston Economic Development Partnership’s Economic Develop Summit.
The Clear Springs Chargers travelled to Dickinson to take on the Gators Friday night. The Chargers took an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Gators 23-7 to remain undefeated in District 24-6A and move ahead of Dickinson in the standings.
Dana Hickey and three other volunteers set up a table Thursday in front of the Moody Medical Library on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Two sides boasting excellent team speed and athleticism as their strengths clash tonight as the Dickinson Gators (5-0, 2-0 in District 24-6A) host the Clear Springs Chargers (4-1, 2-0).
A federal probe is underway to determine why a twin-engine airplane crashed into a pond nears Hall's Bayou.
I had the recent privilege as director of the Dickinson Historical Society to present a plaque to The Rev. Larry Wilson, pastor of True Cross Catholic Church, Yolanda Agrella, principal of True Cross School and the students and parish at the 10 a.m. Children’s Service on Sept. 4, in recognition of 70 years of education on the mainland.
Calls from and sightings of ‘killer clowns’ are being reported across the nation, with a local school district responding to a concern Tuesday.
A person that is ill may not be able to communicate effectively with their health care providers. Imagine not only feeling unwell, but also being unable to understand what is happening around you. Imagine you are unable to make your own medical decisions. Imagine you are unable to speak for yourself. Imagine you are completely dependent on others for your care. Imagine the challenge others would face if they did not know your medical care preferences.
Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Matthew, with 145-mph sustained winds, is moving through eastern Cuba today with the Bahamas and parts of the Southeastern U.S. in its projected path. In addition, a second storm, Tropical Storm Nicole has formed northeast of Puerto Rico in the open Atlantic. Meanwhile, Galveston Island basks in warm, early October weather with the prospect looming of another nearly perfect weekend, weather-wise..
County officials have applied for grant funding to improve the Dickinson Bayou boat ramp, with plans to spend nearly $500,000 on added amenities and shoring up the aging facilities.
After an emotional win last week against Friendswood, the Dickinson Gators took care of business against an improved Clear Lake Falcons squad with a 47-6 win Saturday at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
The meeting Tuesday at which several county commissioners hired a director for the personal bond and collections office was remarkably odd for a couple of reasons and has ramifications for county taxpayers.
Within the last few months, with all the onslaught of negativity in the press and on the TV news, many have lost their ability to see, hear and speak words of encouragement.
Why is the Galveston County Health District planning big increases for its paramedics and EMTs
A 66° reading this morning at Scholes Field in Galveston brought the coolest temperature to the Island since May 27th. Cool, dry high pressure will set the stage for near perfect early autumn weather for this weekend. In addition, the cool-down over the past couple of days will keep this September from going into the record books as the warmest ever since observations began in 1871. Instead, September, 2016 will likely end up being either the 2nd or the 3rd warmest ever, depending on how the temperatures today impact the final monthly average. Still, the relief was more than welcome after a seemingly endless summer.
Gulf Coast Educators FCU awards area teachers with classroom grants
Hostility between League City Mayor Pat Hallisey and City Manager Mark Rohr swelled Tuesday night before a divided city council ultimately decided against opening an investigation into allegations the mayor violated the city charter.
Clear Falls head coach Lyndsay Hodges knew coming into Tuesday’s match that her Knights were facing a much better Dickinson team than the Lady Gators squad that went 0-14 in district last season.
Barrios Technology employees contributed to another successful United Way campaign for 2016-17.
In late August, Barrios Technology recognized employees with Silver BEAR (Barrios Employee Award and Recognition) awards. Each recipient was commended for their high level of expertise and outstanding performance supporting Barrios contracts with NASA’s space exploration programs.
On Aug. 16, the Pilot Club of Dickinson visited Independence Village for a night of Bingo and prizes. Residents and Pilots enjoyed visiting with their Pilot buddies. Independence Village is a home in Texas City for mentally and/or physically challenged individuals. Pilot Club is an international service organization that works to help those with brain related disabilities. Pilot appreciates the opportunity to work with the Village in their endeavors.
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.
The Friendswood Mustangs and Dickinson Gators got off to a slow start Friday night after a freak rainstorm slowed down the game in the first quarter. However after the skies cleared the Gators took a lead they wouldn't give up. The Mustangs kept things interesting with a solid second half and fell just short as Dickinson hung on to win 21-16.
An influx of deep Gulf moisture, a low pressure trough to the west and a cold front expected to move into Texas by Sunday will bring us periods of shower and thunderstorm activity through the weekend into next week. Some heavy rain will be possible in our area, especially from Sunday night into late Monday or early Tuesday. In addition, the front should move to the coast by late Monday or early Tuesday, delivering more seasonably appropriate temperatures to Galveston County.
Bolivar Peninsula visitors are buying significantly more beach stickers, decals required to park vehicles on the sand near the water, and county officials want to use the extra revenue to build the first public restrooms along the shoreline.
Fans won’t be kept waiting for what is primed to be the 24-6A game of the year, as early favorites Dickinson (3-0) and Friendswood (2-0) meet tonight in the opening week of district play.
Dickinson’s Evaristo “Kiko” Nunez and Stefon Jenkins know what it’s like to play in big games.
Yesterday saw another day and another late season heat advisory. Based on the temperatures this month and projected warmth over the coming 7 days, this month is on track to become the hottest September in Galveston County since records began in 1871.
Galveston and eight other counties are under a heat advisory until 7 p.m.
A third county resident was infected with West Nile virus this year, the Galveston County Health District reported Friday.
On Sept. 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike sent storm surges crashing into Galveston, Galveston Bay and the Bolivar Peninsula. Broken glass and debris littered streets, and high winds damaged homes and businesses across the region. Galveston was shut down for weeks.
Three more local residents have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, the Galveston County Health District announced Wednesday.
We are going into our sixth consecutive day with rainfall being reported in at least some areas of Galveston County. Rainfall amounts overall during this latest wet spell have ranged from around 1 inch over parts of Galveston Island up to nearly 3 inches over some inland locations. Since we are (believe it or not) running below normal for the month so far, I cannot say that the precipitation has been entirely unwelcome. The good news is that wet weather is likely to continue for the next week or two, with heavy amounts possible near the coast.