Friendswood senior Weston Owens and junior Reid Nickerson each crack a smile when they admit that they’re not the fastest safety duo in District 24-6A.
Domestic violence is not an argument between partners or family members. It’s not about “anger management” or one person physically injuring another person. Domestic violence is a systematic pattern of power, control, domination and fear to gain control of a relationship, by an intimate partner, household member or parent. This control may include many types of violence and abuse — physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, verbal, financial and spiritual.
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.
Clear Springs quarterback Will McBride threw for 248 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Chargers to their seventh consecutive win in a 44-28 triumph over the Clear Brook Wolverines.
Truisms are pronouncements of everyday wisdom of the common man. That makes them valuable to those who take the time to listen.
With both programs taking major steps forward this season, the Clear Springs Chargers (6-1, 4-0 in district) and Clear Brook Wolverines (5-2, 3-1) square off tonight at Veterans Memorial Stadium in a game that will make a major impact on the 24-6A landscape.
Friendswood Police were still searching Thursday for burglars who struck Parkwood Pharmacy on Wednesday morning.
Friendswood police had one person in custody and were searching for two or three other burglars Wednesday morning, according to a news release.
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.
Friendswood police are looking for two men who worked as a team to steal cologne from a case inside a Walgreens store.
Kathy Jo Havard, 52, was charged last week with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after her 16-year-old daughter told officers Havard threatened to kill her and fired a gun at her.
Don’t expect the two leaders of the Clear Brook Wolverines to seek out attention for themselves. All they really want to do is just play football.
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.
Friendswood Forensics (Friendswood High School Speech and Debate team) had early season success in their first tournament of the year at Clear Brook High School on Sept. 2 through Sept. 3. The team had four team members place at the tournament.
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.
After becoming Friendswood’s all-time leader in career rushing yards two weeks ago, quarterback Tyler Page nearly set another school record as the Mustangs swarmed the Clear Creek Wildcats early en route to a 52-34 win Saturday.
Friendswood is giving FM 518 medians a makeover starting Oct. 17.
Friendswood is considering what to do about new large retail buildings so that homeowners won’t see big-box megastores from their backyards.
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.
After carrying just a six-point lead into halftime, the Friendswood Mustangs exploded for 28 points in the second half on their way to a 41-7 win over the Clear Brook Wolverines at CCISD Veteran’s Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
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.
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.
A federal probe is underway to determine why a twin-engine airplane crashed into a pond nears Hall's Bayou.
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.
Clear Falls’ Dig Pink match — an annual event that raises breast cancer awareness — held a special significance for Knights players and especially their head coach, and that added motivation definitely showed.
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..
It was a record-breaking night for the Friendswood Mustangs as they rolled over the Clear Falls Knights in Friday’s District 24-6A game, 84-8.
Clear Brook High School had more to celebrate than just their new homecoming queen on Friday, as the Clear Creek Wildcats were defeated by the Clear Brook Wolverines 21-7 at CCISD 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.
Our federal government has a “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.” What do these four things have to do with each other? Little or nothing.
Gulf Coast Educators FCU awards area teachers with classroom grants
September Business of the Month
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.
A Friendswood man accused of shooting and stabbing his father Monday evening turned himself into authorities, police said.
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.
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.
Churchill's Benghazi, involving 250,000 casualties, did not stop his rise to commander-in-chief. Hopefully, Clinton’s Benghazi, involving 11 casualties, will also not stop her rise to commander-in-chief.
A Heritage Park man died Tuesday after crashing his motorcycle into a car in the 3100 block of FM 528, police said.
The Clear Creek Wildcats haven’t built their impressive district winning streak to where it is now by being passive.
One person was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after a traffic accident in Friendswood.