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.
Before Anna Marie Milligan possibly hangs up her coaching gear for good on Tuesday, she has plans to go out big — like in six digits big.
Truisms are pronouncements of everyday wisdom of the common man. That makes them valuable to those who take the time to listen.
For the past decade, the funding formula provided by the legislature for public education in Texas has been broken. It has been patched, repaired, cobbled together and still is difficult to fathom. Justice Don Willett in writing the 100-page opinion saying the system “satisfies minimum constitutional requirements” also commented that, “Our Byzantine school funding ‘system’ is undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement.” The court urges the legislature to work for actual “transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid.”
The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved spending $30,000 to create a five-year strategic plan.
I am impressed by the very active Hillary Clinton campaign workers in Galveston. Last week they stole one of my Trump/Pence signs from inside my fence.
Four people are in the race for Navigation District Commissioner. Half of them would serve with the necessary integrity and commitment. But, it takes more, and only one candidate is fully qualified. That candidate is clearly the incumbent, Dennis Byrd.
Mary Patrick, longtime executive director of Special Programs at Galveston Independent School District, was named principal at Coastal Village Middle School after the resignation of Robert Balshaw.
Ball High’s cross country teams put on a strong performance in the District 23-5A championships, which were held Tuesday at Kitty Hollow Park.
From its initial incarnation as a small courtyard affair to its current stage as one of Galveston’s biggest festivals, George Black and Marilyn Haupt have been there to oversee Oktoberfest’s evolution.
No one was hurt after a car drove through the front window of a Mexican restaurant in Galveston on Thursday.
Students from Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston College and the University of Texas Medical Branch strut down the seawall in lipstick-red high heels Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, for the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 100 people, including dozens of young men, traded their comfortable footwear to walk a mile in the heels.
A broken water line on Seawall Boulevard caused as much as $100,000 damage to the street, Galveston city officials said.
Is it heel first, or toes?
To the mayor and city council of Galveston, a request: For the love of God and for the love of the great Republic of Texas, can someone please sync the lights on Harborside Drive?
Why do we as taxpaying Americans even go to the polls and vote for our next president?
The navigation district board has operated quietly while the Pelican Island Bridge, the link to Galveston's future economic development, has rusted away. Is there a strategic plan to address the rapid growth of the Texas A&M campus, commercial operations and potential economic growth?
Why can’t I discuss candidates or politics in the polling place?
A section of Seawall Boulevard was closed and parts of the city lost water service on Wednesday because of a major water line break on the street.
Let me introduce my comments by saying that Rosenberg Library offers many good services, such as the children’s center. Upon entering the library, one notices that children of ages varying from about 3 years old to 12-plus years, are using the computers to play different games. This says that the library is a fun place to be.
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.
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.
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 competition is open only to cars owned by club members.
“My grandfather was one, but I don’t know much about it.”
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.
James Josey, founder of the African American Museum, 3427 Sealy Ave., in Galveston, recently recognized several residents and businesses for their contributions to the city of Galveston and to the African American community on the island.
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.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Experts blame lingering warm water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico for significant bleaching of coral in a marine sanctuary 100 miles off Texas.
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.
Two groups have emerged in the days since state officials seized and shuttered a downtown bar over unpaid taxes — one attempting to raise donations to save the place, and one arguing its owner doesn’t deserve such largesse.
What Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough described recently as a vision for the Port of Galveston’s future may not be the right one, but discussion about it should continue beyond the backlash his comments generated.
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston is hosting the 33rd annual Galveston Greek Festival at the church this weekend. The event features authentic Greek food, crafts, musical and dance performances as well as tours of the church. The festival will continue Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
The Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid is midway through a $37 million renovation that will feature a 30,000 gallon oil rig exhibit, among several other additions.
A schedule for putting in place a five-year strategic plan is among the agenda items for Galveston School District’s board of trustees meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
We owe a lot to Ray Holbrook. I know I do. I arrived in Galveston County in April of 1973, married only a year and in graduate school at Sam Houston State University. Judge Holbrook had volunteered Galveston County to the graduate school to provide an internship with the Commissioners Court. Paid for by an Intergovernmental Personnel Act grant, I was staffed to the very first effort at identifying just who worked for Galveston County and what they did — pre-personnel department. In that job I traveled to all the departments of the county, and learned most of the jobs. There were some recalcitrant elected officials who thought the commissioners court didn’t need to know those things.
Galveston once offered to turn plants into free mulch for residents. Now it's paying a company to ship the mulch off the island.
On behalf of the National Society of Artists and the artists who participated in the 32nd annual National Juried Art Show, I would like to thank the directors and trustees of Rosenberg Library for allowing the use of the newly renovated Wortham Auditorium.
A judge Friday ordered groups involved in a legal dispute over rate hikes on tariffs at Galveston County ports to try mediation before a lawsuit can move forward.
In a game of inches, Friday’s Ball High-Fort Bend Marshall District 23-5A football matchup proved to be just that.
The Galveston Vietnam Veterans Fallen Heroes Program started collecting donations to raise funds to purchase, design and display 40 tiles for fallen Vietnam veterans from Galveston.
Galveston plans to issue new bonds to pay for more millions in water and sewer project.
Weather permitting, the annual Harvest Moon Regatta will start at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 from about the 29th Street Jetty/Pleasure Pier in Galveston. The annual race from Galveston to Port Aransas is hosted by the Lakewood Yacht Club.
A shoe store in Galveston was robbed on Thursday.
Royce Gracie, a UFC Hall-of-Famer, visited Galveston on Tuesday to teach local students how to fight back.
Why can’t I use my phone in the polling place?
Galveston's new council is trying to spend down money in the city's neighborhood improvement funds.
Greetings to Jeanie Bond in Bacliff who I do not know ("It's time to get Criss back where he belongs," The Daily News, Oct. 7). I do know Lloyd Criss, however. I have known him quite awhile.
After hearing the latest Donald Trump tape on Oct. 7, and seeing the related political cartoon on Oct. 9, I just wanted to say how disgusted I am by Trump’s actions.
How do we identify "legal" citizens? I am proud to be an American citizen (my grandparents emigrated from England and Germany) — and I know many naturalized citizens. We all would gladly produce our proof of citizenship, but we carry no proof. At any one time, all I have is my driver’s license (this applies to state issued IDs too). At the time I got it, I had to show my birth certificate and Social Security Card (birth certificate also required). But nowhere on the license or ID does it state U.S. citizen.
The Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees plans to increase the amount of parking revenue it dedicates to beach rebuilding projects.
Galveston will play host to the 19th annual Artoberfest next weekend in downtown, on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets.
Eating well and doing good come together today, when the Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation hosts its first Out to Eat for Education event.
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.
A downtown bar owes a lot of money to the state, according to the Texas Comptroller's Office