Golfers talk about rakes. Should they be placed in or outside the bunker? Should they be made of metal, plastic, wood or some combination? Why are they always positioned most inconveniently from where I need them?
Sunday evening Polly and I fished the North Jetty Boat Cut area on the channel side and found some good action, but surprisingly not what we were expecting.
One of the mantras in our colleges and universities — and maybe in advanced high school classes, too — is that we must teach students to think critically.
The video tape player, an ancient thing, had been repaired and put in good order within the last year or two, so I popped the tape in and sat back to watch and recall the story.
Del Papa Distributing makes donation to Boy Scouts of America’s Friends of Scouting Campaign
College of the Mainland students in Phi Theta Kappa were named one of the top 100 chapters in the world for their efforts. This year the students launched Peers That Kare, a project to help COM students finish college by pairing them with an honor society student.
The 24th annual Marcus Joseph Netherly Memorial Scholarship Program was July 23 at Reed A.M.E. Church in Galveston.
Loretta Lynch claims the meeting with Bill Clinton was a chance encounter. She was on her way to Aspen, Colo., for a speaking engagement, so why did she go 600 hundred miles out her way if it wasn't a planned meeting? She told Congress that it was purely social and that they talked about grandkids and golf. She has no grandkids and doesn't play golf. So just what did they talk about just days before Hillary was to be questioned by the FBI?
“The bad news is that the number of children who develop asthma has increased dramatically over the last three decades,” said Dr. Randall M. Goldblum, a professor in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “In our area up to 10 to 18 percent of children now develop asthma.”
In response to the story "The Parking Spot" (The Daily News, June 28): As a BOI and a commuter to Houston who parks daily in multilevel garages, I am diametrically opposed to the placement of such a facility near The Spot. The ambiance of the neighborhood and area would be destroyed.
Chances for meaningful rainfall will be increasing for Galveston County over the next 2-5 days. This is good news as Galveston has received less than ½ inch of precipitation so far this month (2 ½ inches less than would be anticipated by July 23). League City has fared a little better with 1.55 inches of rain since July 1. That still is almost 2 inches below normal for this point in the month.
At 2 p.m. today there will be a Community Prayer and Gathering at the Texas City Police Department, 1004 9th Ave N.
In response to the letter by Gaylon Ray ("Banning types of rifles won't stop crime," The Daily News, July 15): AR doesn't stand for automatic or assault; it stand for Armalite Rifle after the company that designed it. AK stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova, which was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov.
Have you ever wondered how you can help a sexual assault survivor? If you would like to make a difference in the life of a survivor, please join us July 30 at our seventh annual Casino for Cause in the Davison Ballroom at the Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. For more information, call 409-443-0523, or visit www.rccgc.org.
Listening to and engaging with each other and holding officers accountable will help maintain healthy relationships between law enforcement agencies and the public, residents and police said Wednesday.
A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program allows local tax offices to keep 10 percent of the registration and titling fees collected in return for taking on the extra duties.
A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his two-year-old brother in the leg after finding a handgun in his home, Texas City police said.
An agreement struck recently between dog track operators and The Texas Greyhound Association, which represents dog breeders and kennel operators, and approved by the Texas Racing Commission was meant to accomplish one thing.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up again today as a combination of fairly deep Gulf moisture and heating created a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the rains have been sporadic and amounts overall have been fairly light over most of the area. Even a 0.32 inch downpour this morning at Scholes Field and a 0.08 inch shower there yesterday, left the Island with a 2 inch rainfall deficit for the month compared to what would be expected. Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service at League City still had a meagre 0.02 inches of rain for the first 17 days of the month.
The College of the Mainland Art Club has created two murals now on display with Project Row Houses, an organization that uses art to transform communities in Houston's Third Ward.
College of the Mainland students voted H. Russ Brown and Rene Lovett as the teachers of the year.
Cosmetology students at College of the Mainland and Operation Cinderella helped local students with prom makeovers in May. Cosmetology students treated high school girls to prom manicures, hairstyling and professional makeup and Operation Cinderella provided the dresses.
U.S. Coast Guard and Texas City Fire Department crews rescued two kayakers who went adrift in strong currents north of the Moses Lake floodgate Sunday evening, officials said.
The Texas Guaranteed Charley Wootan Grant Program has awarded College of the Mainland $100,000 exclusively for student scholarships.
Angela Wilson’s column (“Enough is enough; where do we go from here?” The Daily News, July 14). was basically right and fair to both sides, but in my opinion incomplete. It lacked a solution to the symptoms of the problem.
Mark W. Stevens stated several facts that need clarifying ("AR- and AK-type weapons should be banned," The Daily News, July 13). There are 11 states with verbiage about weapons and cartridges in deer hunting. Half these states list shotgun only. That leaves five that don't allow the .223 to be used.
Police Thursday afternoon were investigating a one-vehicle crash that left a driver with apparent head injuries.
A 212th State District Court jury sentenced a man to 10 years' probation late Thursday, for his role in a June 2013 robbery that turned deadly when the victim shot and killed one of the four robbers.
Bay Area Harbour Playhouse’s “Finian’s Rainbow” starts its second week tonight, and College of the Mainland’s theater company is in its debut weekend with “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Both shows will run through July 31.
Several area fire departments fought a blaze Wednesday afternoon at a storage building in Dickinson.
A Texas City man was arrested Tuesday after a stabbing at an apartment complex.
A rare bit of good news arrived last week for Galveston Bay oyster harvesters with a ruling by the Third Texas Court of Appeals that an exclusive lease between a navigation district and one company for about 23,000 acres of oyster beds was illegal.
County Judge Mark Henry is providing transportation for local law enforcement officers to attend today's memorial service for Dallas police officers killed last week.
No need to state the obvious. This month, so far, has been drier and hotter than normal. The official NWS recording station at Scholes Field measured only a trace of rain through the first 10 days of the month. The last time the first third of July was so dry was in 1996, when absolutely no rain was reported for the first third of the month. The same situation holds for the National Weather Service Office in League City, where only 0.02 inch of rain was measured for the first ten days this month.
Some things need containers, others don’t. So what about a church?
Phillip Cayton must feel that any viewpoint contrary to his is worthless ("Right-wing columnists need to go," The Daily News, July 1). Perhaps he can find a more liberal paper than The Daily News (doubtful). To be fair, The Daily News seems to give space to liberals and conservatives equally. However, the paper appears to have a leftward slant.
For a quarter of a century, Texas City ISD school board member Manuel Guajardo was an advocate for Texas City children and their schools. His wit was a great blessing to us and his faithful wisdom about the future of our city was admirable. Carnes Funeral Home had the great honor to serve his family as they laid him to rest.
The decision by the Supreme Court on June 27, declaring the Texas abortion clinic regulation unconstitutional was a sham. The Court essentially reiterated that abortion is a cultural idol. As such, any attempt by the states to regulate it, via the 10th Amendment, must be resisted whenever possible.
The commissioners court voted Tuesday to spend $65,000 more than they budgeted for repair and maintenance on sheriff's office vehicles through the end of the budget year, which ends Sept. 30.
Connie Ricketts has been named executive director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Galveston County.
Hot weather was expected to continue Wednesday, with the heat index again expected to reach as high as 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in League City.
A day that started with a funeral ended with four people being stabbed Saturday night.
It doesn’t require much in the way of equipment to go to college online, but that prospective students need to know the basics about computer communication.
With the Fourth of July coming up, will it be possible to have the Texas City Dike and its park cleaner than it was on Memorial Day? On Memorial Day, it was unbearable, with trash cans full, Porta Potties unbearable, etc. With all the revenue collected from those going on the dike, shouldn't that cover a crew to clean it?
Police were investigating an incident where four people were stabbed in Texas City on Saturday night.
Please remove the "three musketballs" from your paper. They only spout right-wing propaganda and usually ignore the facts. Their recent column was just another bunch of misrepresentation of the truth about immigrants and terrorism ("Don't allow fear to rule response to terrorism," The Daily News, June 27).
Friendswood’s Calvary Chapel will host celebrations at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. this Sunday at 3700 E FM 528 with guest speaker and Apollo 16 Astronaut Charlie Duke.
A wreck forced the closure of two lanes of the Emmett F. Lowry Expressway on Friday afternoon.
Weather over the long July 4th Holiday weekend should come close to stereotyped impressions of the summer event. There will be plenty of sunshine and sultry conditions with only a slight chance of early morning thundershowers near the coast and inland during the afternoon hours.
Many of us awoke this morning already able to begin the long Fourth of July Weekend, which — considering watermelon, barbecue, fireworks, the beach, parades and the fact that it’s held in the USA — is among the best holidays on the calendar, in our humble opinion.
Officials in Galveston County want residents and tourists to bear in mind that it’s illegal without a permit to shoot off fireworks within any city limits — and potentially dangerous.
L&G Steppers will present Jazz Sunday with Joe Carmouche from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday at Mr. Calvin's, 6022 Martin Luther King Ave., in Hitchcock.
First responders used 1960s-era brick duplexes for training before the structures were to be demolished. As part of a public-private grant project, DSW Homes will construct 26 three-bedroom homes as a community for low- to middle-income residents, called The Oaks at Blue Jay Drive, 7400 Blue Jay Drive. Federal, state and local elected officials and hundreds of emergency personnel attended the groundbreaking for the project.
A new employee union is forming at College of the Mainland to address what its organizers say are issues that have caused declining morale among faculty and staff.
The following Galveston County students made the dean’s lists at the following colleges and/or universities during the 2016 spring semester:
Evan Snyder receives Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship
Eastman Chemical Co. has constructed a temporary wall to protect against hurricane storm surge behind a section of the Texas City levee.
The Texas City Kite Festival was held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Texas City Dike and levee.
The litigation ended Friday, but the controversy around Texas Education Agency’s decision to close the La Marque school district and have it annexed by neighboring Texas City is likely to continue.
The fight to keep the La Marque Independent School District open as a distinct entity is over.
Parades need a set of procedures to keep observers safe. While attending a recent parade, there were kids of all ages gathering candy and excited about all the participants in the parade along the route; however, the city places these wooden detours at every intersection thinking that is good enough.