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.
Members of the La Marque Cougars 1986 Class 5A finalists, the 1996 Class 4A state champions and the 2006 Class 4A, Division II state champs were honored on Friday at Etheredge Stadium.
The La Marque Cougars take on the East Chambers Buccaneers on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Etheredge Stadium in La Marque. Cougars' honored the 1986, 1996 and 2006 state championship teams during a halftime "Night of Champions."
On a night where past champions were honored, the current version of the Cougars had to overcome another shaky performance in order to keep their 23-game win streak in district play alive.
Truisms are pronouncements of everyday wisdom of the common man. That makes them valuable to those who take the time to listen.
A ceremony at halftime of Friday's La Marque-East Chambers football game will honor the 1986, 1996 and 2006 state finalist teams.
Donald Trump is the most openly racist, misogynistic, authoritarian and dangerous presidential candidate in recent United States history. Born into bourgeois privilege and brought up to value wealth and power instead of morality and decency, Trump has long had a reputation for bigotry and mistreatment of people. In the 1970s, he and his father were sued for racial discrimination in housing and had to settle the lawsuits.
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.
Lethargic at times and plain sloppy in others, La Marque nearly fell into a trap laid by a determined Anahuac Panthers team on Friday night, but were able to regain its bearings behind a powerful effort from the offensive line, which paved the way to a 43-23 win that was closer than the final appeared.
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.
Emphatically and swiftly, the Cougars delivered a happy Homecoming at Ethredge Stadium on Friday night dismantling the Hardin Hornets in a 56-0 rout to open the District 12-3A, Division I portion of their schedule.
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.
I hate to say this, but if Obama finishes what he has started it will not matter who we elect to be the next president because America will be bankrupt. Without funds how will they be able to operate?
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.
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..
One man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday night.
The La Marque Fire Department responded to a fire at a storage unit on Saturday morning.
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
State funding for public education and community colleges will be the major issue for the upcoming 85th Texas Legislative Session. Article VII, Section 1 of the state constitution requires, “an efficient system of public schools.” In recent years the Texas Legislature has ignored this responsibility and Texas public education has suffered.
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.
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.
Although they owned a 28-7 lead at halftime against Westbury Christian, the effort of the La Marque Cougars wasn't pleasing coach Mike Jackson.
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.
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.
La Marque police were investigating a deadly shooting Monday morning that left one woman dead.
In response to the Rev. James Daniels' guest column ("Newspaper focused on bad news about LaMarque ISD," The Daily News, Aug. 30), as well as Edna Courvilles' guest column ("LaMarque ISD decision was unwise, illegal", The Daily News, Aug. 25): I say to both of you, "you reap what you sow."
With big plays surrendered by the defense and turnovers and penalties made by the offense, it was far from an ideal outing by the La Marque Cougars, as they were topped by the Columbia Roughnecks, 28-14, on Friday.
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.
The county's child welfare program improperly spent funds and failed to seek state reimbursement for work performed for a past year, according to an audit.
Recently, the Gulf Coast Council AT&T Pioneers donated supplies of snacks and soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House and bears were donated to the Dickinson Police Dept.
A new season has brought renewed vigor to La Marque’s defense, as that unit has led the way in the Cougars’ 3-0 start to the 2016 schedule.
Saturday morning, thunderstorm activity around the Galveston area kept anglers on edge.
In response to the front page article regarding lower profits for many beachfront businesses ("Cruel Summer," The Daily News, Sept. 5): I think that I may have part of the answer as to why this is so. There is paid parking on the seawall and you have to pay to go just about everywhere on the beach. We have friends who live in other areas of Texas and they choose to drive a little longer and spend time and money in the Port Aransas or Corpus Christi area. In most areas down there, you can drive right up to the water and you do not have to pay a fee to go to the public beaches.
A mid to upper-level low, an influx of deep moisture and a sluggish cold front that should stall somewhere over Southeast Texas could bring a good chance of rain this weekend. How much rain falls in Galveston County may be dependent upon where the frontal boundary stalls, with some models keeping the front north of Houston, and others taking it south to the coast. Rain chances locally would be higher if the front does make it to the coast before hitting the brakes.