While a bulk of the teams in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League feature players from “The Golden State,” there are a few exceptions. Friendswood alum Jordan Wood was the lone Texas representative on the Palm Springs roster.
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.
Unfortunately, unless the scammer can be identified and criminal charges filed or a civil case initiated there is little recourse to having your money returned.
Luke Hales, of Friendswood, goes through the audition process and experience of playing "Jeopardy."
Mary Jean Sargent, who lives in Galveston, has been performing with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston for four years, and the latest show she’ll be in, “Princess Ida,” opens tonight at the Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave., in Houston. The show runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through July 31. Mary Jean Sargent’s sister, Anna Leigh, has joined her on the stage for the last three years and will also return for “Princess Ida.”
The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show will be performing two shows at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily Sunday through Aug. 4 at the Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.
"Captain Fantastic" generates discussion, insight, self-reflection and maybe even a little magic.
The Grand 1894 Opera House welcomes two television icons to the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday when comedian Vicki Lawrence reprises her most famous role for a performance of “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show.”
Galveston’s places of worships are known for their incredible history as well as amazing architecture and both of these traits will be on display at Galveston Historical Foundation’s Sacred Places Tour.
Galveston Historical Foundation’s Harbor City Ambition program will continue at 2 p.m. July 24 at the 1838 Menard House, 1605 33rd St., with a book club discussion on Andrew Torget’s "Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850."
Williams, nationally acclaimed co-author, co-star and producer of the four award-winning plays in the "Greater Tuna" cycle, returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House this weekend to debut his new play, “A Wolverine Walks Into A Bar.”
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.
Subdued thriller “The Infiltrator” is everything last year's “Black Mass” wasn’t.
Local teacher Luke Hales will compete in an episode of Jeopardy that airs Friday.
When the lights go down and the music begins at "Hello, Dolly!" at Moody Gardens this week, the Tony Award-winning classic will mark a full circle for Judy Norton, who plays Dolly.
The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse recently announced its silver anniversary season, celebrating 25 years.
The competition will be swift as the paddles meet the water at Ocean Fun Fest Saturday and Sunday at East Beach and Offatts Bayou.
From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Galveston’s Scholes Field, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Coastal Skies Aero Club will present their “Maximum Fun, Minimum Cost” seminar in hopes of creating such a new club on the island.
Debuting more than 55 years ago on Broadway, the magical musical "Finian's Rainbow" will make its local debut at 8 p.m. today at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, in Dickinson.
This is nothing more than a copycat of previous Efron movies and the clichéd immature “bro” movies where they learn a valuable lesson the hard way and end the film with a musical performance and one more sex scene.
The glitz and excitement of Broadway continues this week at Moody Gardens, which proudly presents "The Night the Music Died” for a four-day run, from Thursday through Sunday.
Guests are invited to sink their toes in white sand and lounge beneath palm trees while jamming to some popular regional bands. The concert series runs throughout the summer, with each show followed by fireworks over the Moody Gardens Pyramids and Offatts Bayou.
The bright lights of Broadway may be in New York City, but Galveston is in store for some of that entertainment when Texas Family Musicals presents “American Pride” tonight through Monday at Moody Gardens.
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.
Farts have never been more central to a story, fun and moving.
"Star Wars" fans will have the chance to relive their favorite moments from the blockbuster films this Saturday when comedian and actor Charles Ross brings his "One-Man Star Wars Trilogy" to The Grand 1894 Opera House. Ross will take the stage for performances at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Starting Sunday through July 2, Moody Gardens is inviting visitors to its Shark University Week at 1 Hope Blvd.
HomeTown Bank of Galveston is inviting you and me to its 50-year birthday celebration during normal business hours today at all of its branches across Galveston County.
It’s not a great film, nor is an easy sit, but it’s the subject matter and the dedication here that make it admirable if nothing else.
The Historic Downtown Lofts Tour, sponsored by the Historic Downtown Galveston Partnership, has been rescheduled and is set to be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16.
The Health and Wellness Committee of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Fitness Expo, Lunch and A Big Shot of Life with Bobby Whisnand, “The Exercise Doctor,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7 in the ballroom of the San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston.
Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the second annual Kite Festival, which takes flight this weekend at the Texas City Dike to show off some of the coolest homemade kites in the United States.
Terri Wright, a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, will teach a master class at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Artists in Motion Studio, 414 Laurel St.
Seemingly overnight (but those who know her are quick to say she’s been working hard for years), Baillio, 20, of Dickinson, became a household name earlier this month when she went on the Today Show with Harvey Fierstein to announce she’d landed the role.
Sunday is the day set aside where we not only will be celebrating Father's Day, but it's Juneteenth time as well. And as you all know around here in Galveston County — we do it big.
The scripts in these films are so morbidly stupid that my brain just completely shuts off and thinks it’s time to sleep because of the lack in stimulation I am receiving on screen.
Amazon's "One Mississippi" is filming in parts of Galveston and Texas City through next week.
Grammy Award-nominated Hamilton Loomis will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Island Pleasure Pier, 2501 Seawall Blvd.
The inaugural Galveston Cajun Crawfish Festival is set for Juneteenth and Father’s Day weekend, June 17 through June 19. It will feature musical entertainment, crawfish, all sorts of festival foods from a variety of vendors, a Kids Zone and more.
For better or worse, director James Wan has become the most sought after mainstream horror movie director. His ability to turn modestly priced thrillers like “The Conjuring” (2013), “Insidious" 1 and 2 (2010/2013) into cash cows have made him the studio's golden boy.
Out of more than 1,000 girls in a nationwide casting call, NBC has announced that League City native Maddie Baillio will play Tracy Turnblad in NBC’s “Hairspray Live.”
Texas’ only historic beachfront hotel — Hotel Galvez & Spa — will celebrate its 105th anniversary Friday at 2024 Seawall Blvd.
The city of Texas City recently announced its annual “Camp by the Bay” eight-week sessions beginning Monday and ending Aug. 5. The sessions will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 12.
Galveston native Jay Van Hoy has recently been focused on “American Honey,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month in France.
The Galveston Beach Band kicks off the summer concert season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sealy Gazebo, 24th Street and Sealy Avenue in the island's historic East End.
There’s something special about coming face to face with an eagle, hawk or owl that can humble most humans. What you see in their impassive faces may reflect you, the viewer, but it can also be hard to avoid the feeling that they are sizing you up as a potential, future target. Not to mention the wisdom inherent in the owl’s wide-eyed gaze.
Corvette enthusiasts will be showcasing their cars at the Grand Corvette Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on The Strand in downtown Galveston. Festivities will conclude at 9 a.m. Sunday with the Seawall/Blue Water Highway Run, which is a scenic drive beginning on the east end of Seawall Boulevard and ending at Surfside Beach.
“Out of the Shadows” will likely have adult viewers running out of the theater.
Bay Area Harbour Playhouse’s latest show, “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” is a complicated undertaking.
Memorial Day, which will be observed Monday, is normally called the “official” kick off for summer; however, along with the celebrations there will be a few events where you can pay your respects to those who are no longer here with us.
Director Bryan Singer and the X-Men series is both the cause of the comic explosion on screen, (the 2000 film proved it was possible and profitable) and it’s also one of the few that dares to kill off major characters.
There’s debate over whether every kid who competes in a game should receive a trophy for participating. Some say awards should go only to true winners, while others say winning isn’t about the outcome, but the attempt.
William Clark Green will play the Red, White and Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday in Dickinson.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce is inviting you and I to its Super Funfest festivities kicking off tonight in the parking lot at Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, in Texas City.
Too often the comedy interferes with the pace of the film, thankfully it’s unpredictability often saves it.
Three local theaters will open shows this weekend. While local actors usually work with multiple theaters, it makes it more difficult to find enough thespians to fill the bill when rehearsal times and show dates overlap.
The Bathing Beauties Contest began in 1920 and marked the kickoff of the annual tourist season. The pageants ended in 1932 due, in part, by the Great Depression. In 2009, Islander by Choice LLC resurrected the pageants and made them what they are today.
Galveston Historical Foundation welcomes author Gregg J. Dimmick at 2 p.m. Sunday to Menard Hall, 3302 Ave. O in Galveston, for a lecture and book signing on his latest release, "Sea of Mud: The Retreat of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto, An Archeological Investigation."
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Annual Funfest will begin at 7 p.m. May 20 and continue May 21, at the Mall of the Mainland, 10000 E.F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City.
The International Oleander Society will be celebrating 175 years of island oleanders at its annual Oleander Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Head Oleander Garden Park, 2624 Sealy St., in Galveston.
The Houston Grand Opera will present the world premiere of “After the Storm,” a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.. The Sunday performance begins at 7 p.m.
It’s a mediocre thriller with a handful of decent scenes, mostly involving George Clooney playing one of his better pompous roles and Julia Roberts cursing, making that vein pop on her forehead.