Galveston broke ground Wednesday on a project that will bring new bathrooms and bus stops to the Seawall.
Galveston broke ground Wednesday on a project that will bring new bathrooms and bus stops to the Seawall.
A long-standing controversy over where a Galveston city council member lives reared its head again on Wednesday, just days before the city's municipal election.
When Dickinson freshman girls triple jumper Koi Johnson competes, she leaves everything out on the field — including her medals.
Sam Vitanza Stadium will be the site of the Gulf Coast region's Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) track and field championships Saturday.
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday, but its roots are in Texas. The holiday celebrates the victory of a Mexican army over the French on May 5, 1862.
For us at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center, every day is all about pets. There’s no time of year that’s truer than May, National Pet Month. While the month gives us an opportunity to celebrate the special impact pets have on our lives, it’s important to also remember the unwanted and forgotten pets desperate for loving, forever homes.
A new generation has appeared, but because it differs in form and function from its predecessors, we must summarize its history, not simply give it another cute label.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Nubi and Mickey.
SEATTLE (AP) — When the decision was made to use the opening day of boating season in the Seattle area for what would eventually become a world-renown rowing regatta, the creators of the Windermere Cup knew having an opponent like the Soviet Union to challenge Washington would instantly give the event credibility.
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a disappointing overtime loss in their last game, the New York Islanders were pleased with their improved play.
The Daily News asked Dickinson’s Dominion Church how they managed to create their new campus at 6400 Calder Drive.
When I lived in Minnesota, I always had a garden. I guess it was “our” garden, my daughter’s and mine. She was 7 when we moved to Minnesota.
The Women's Ministry of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual women's conference, "Strong together — 'ALTAR-ED' lives" at 10 a.m. May 14 at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Hotel, 3000 NASA Road 1.
Several Galveston groups will host a special lecture on Holocaust Remembrance Day, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 5 at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3008 Ave. O.
Our world is filled with noise: the whine of tires on the interstate, the roar of 18-wheelers, the constant chatter of televisions in the background, talk show hosts over-talking each other, voices escalating in pitch and volume, politicians screaming insults and accusations at each other.
Those interested in this ministry can follow them on Facebook, visit their website at www.saltyculture.com or call 409-789-1234.
The Saturday night of April 9 was a memorable time for more than 60 persons of different faiths. Together, the cluster celebrated the peace, tranquillity and harmony of our beautiful island.
They are everywhere. They are found on every continent in every culture. Without them the human race would be doomed to extinction in a few short decades. They fill the air with laughter, like the sound of water gurgling in a happy brook. Their capacity for imagination and happiness is almost boundless. They find treasure in the common things in common places. They are the children.
Passover begins at sundown April 22. We asked local rabbis to weigh in on keeping the Seder, or ceremonial Passover meal, relevant.
The ordination service for Minister Faye Williamson will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Temple of Deliverance Worship Center, 1400 Sylvia St., in La Marque. Bishop Aaron Johnson will conduct the ordination.
There is something about digging in the earth, sowing seeds and burying plants in the freshly turned soil. It is an act of faith, of hope and expectation. It is an ancient ritual of believing. It is a way of interacting with life’s mysterious miracle. When I was in Minnesota, I wrote a poem about the experience:
The Galveston March of Remembrance will begin at 1:30 p.m. April 16 at Galveston’s Trinity Episcopal Church at 2216 Ball St.
Tina Brown and Avis Blake-Thomas were both seminary students when the inspiration came to them that turned into the Opened Bible Academy.
The Welcome Center, a nonprofit based at Shiloh A.M.E. Church, will have its inaugural gala from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston. Tickets are $45.
A couple hundred years ago people lived in remote isolation, farming land on open prairies. Travel and communication were slow and uncertain. Letters took weeks, if not months, to reach their destination. Responses were long delayed. A visit to town might take an entire weekend. Camp meetings lasted for a week or more.
When visitors come to a church, it would be ideal for that congregation to be able to provide them with Bibles in their “heart language.” That is, the language their parent’s spoke; the first words they learned.
Galveston’s St. Vincent’s Episcopal House wants volunteers for its new garden. From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 2 at 2817 Alfreda Houston Place, they will help make “God’s Garden for God’s People” a reality by seeding, weeding and watering.
Life starts out fairly simple. When my wife and I married, we could, quite literally, pack all our possessions in the back seat of our car. But along the way, we picked up clutter. The closets and attic now overflow. I rented a storage unit so she could get her car in the garage. “Stuff” seems to multiply. It fills every nook and cranny. It is hard to throw it away. Worn out baby shoes, broken toys and scribbled scraps of paper represent my life.
So each year at this time, Our Faith offers previews of sermons which will be offered around the county. Some also will be available online at church websites.
Still, for clarity, it’s reasonable to make useful analogies, so the upcoming Jewish celebration of Purim, the Feast of Esther, which begins at sundown Wednesday this year, could be compared with either Mardi Gras or Halloween, but not with St. Patrick’s Day, which is the closest to it on the calendar.
As we approach Easter, Hollywood has again released new movies about the life of Jesus. This year, "The Young Messiah," is the story of Jesus as a child wrestling with the dawning discovery of his identity as the Son of God.
The European church has more than a thousand years of sacred music to share from Easters-past. Some of the most moving of that extensive repertoire comes from Johann Sebastian Bach. You’ll be able to sample both the familiar and some lesser-known works when the Bach Society of Houston will perform a concert entitled "Music for Passiontide" at 6 p.m. Sunday at Galveston’s Lyceum, 2401 Winnie St.
Every year I write at least one column about my dog, Buddy. Some of you will remember that we adopted Buddy seven years ago after he was found starving on the streets of Fort Worth.
Family Unity Baptist Church will celebrate its 15th church anniversary service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 1221 Cedar Drive in La Marque.
Robert Dowdy had never been in a jail or visited a prison forty years ago. That’s when he decided to talk to the county sheriff here. Dowdy had been making a good living as a county surveyor and road engineer.
La Marque’s McKinney United Methodist Church will have its Bad 2 the Bone Cook-off and Funfest from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at 1607 Nashby St. Tickets are $10 per person for either dine-in or carryout.
Abraham Lincoln was called an “ape.” His voice had a Midwestern twang. He only had one year of formal education. Edwin Stanton, who would later serve as Lincoln’s Secretary of War, first met him in Cincinnati in 1855. Lincoln had been invited to assist Stanton in an important civil case. Stanton described him as a “tall, rawly boned, ungainly back woodsman, with coarse, ill-fitting clothing, his trousers hardly reaching his ankles, holding in his hands a blue cotton umbrella with a ball on the end.”
The latest low-powered success is 90 Watt, Revive 95.3 FM in Friendswood. A product of Calvary Chapel here, it began as a long ago dream by pastor Ron Hindt.
The Greater Macedonia Baptist Church of West Texas City will present its seventh annual talent extravaganza in observance of Black History Month, at 5 p.m. today at 6414 FM 1765.
A young friend wrote on his Facebook page, “Religion is still the opiate of the masses.” He got some interesting responses. One person agreed with him. Another wrote, “It can’t be. If it was, I would take it for recreational purposes.”
Service, teaching and sacrifice are all part of the bill at Valiant.
Your Lenten responses are still welcome here. We’d like to share what you’re giving up or spending extra effort doing during this 40-day observance. Of course, as long as you’re not giving up newspapers.
The Moms in Prayer International group has grown from a humble California beginning to a presence in 145 countries.
According to the reports, scientists may be able to “look into” or “listen to” the history of the universe as far back as one second after the “Big Bang," approximately 14 billion years ago.
If you’re doing Lent this year, what are you giving up?
In various languages and cultures all over the world, we greet each other every morning with a simple but profound greeting.
People in today's world need mercy more than ever.
So what’s an investor to do to keep his retirement funds in line with his faith and will it cost him extra to do it?
oing viral” appears to be a 21st century phenomenon. But is it?
League City’s Chabad of the Bay Area will be offering the “Jewish Course of Why,” a new, six-session course beginning Sundays or Tuesdays at 2047 W. Main St, Suite B7.
A few of the larger churches have their own coffee bars that bring a taste of say, Seattle, complete with overhead menus and baristas to brighten one’s solemn Sundays. Others offer the essential brew for free, with hand roasted beans lovingly prepared by a member experienced in the rituals behind America’s wake-up beverage of choice.
Thomas Jefferson’s comment on the subject is inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”
Football and faith have long gone together in America.
Prayer requests, calendar events, recorded sermons, pastors’ blogs and even tithing can all be found on members’ computers, tablets or phones providing a window to the church’s activities.
It seems to me that Jesus wants his followers to learn to take risk for the Kingdom’s sake.
Several area musicians will gather to perform a charity concert at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Friendswood’s Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 W. Winding Way Dr.
The Rev. Dr. Helen Appelberg talks to Our Faith about the difference between aging and getting old.
Cities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are preparing for Pope Francis' visit to the Mexican city of Juarez as Roman Catholic Church officials caution would-be visitors about scams.
We have a rocking horse in our attic that we bought for our son on his first birthday 36 years ago. It is simple and sturdy, made of unfinished wood. Although it still raises its head proudly, the tail droops between its legs. I am sure we intended to paint it someday, but that day never came. Instead our son decorated it with crayons, pens and markers. We passed it down to his little sister, born eight years later, and then to our grandchildren. It is covered with scratches and scribbles, dents and dings.
Free musical performances, a new Christian radio station and more in this week's Faith Focus.
A discussion of the parallels and differences in "The Force Awakens" and Christianity.
A call to anyone who knew Martin Luther King, Jr., a free film and more are discussed in this week's faith focus.
Any of us are focused on a “healthy heart.” It apparently is making a difference. According to the American Heart Association, “The epidemic increase in heart disease mortality ended in the 1960s or 1970s.” Deaths from heart disease have fallen dramatically during the last 50 years.
The Rev. Richard Rhoades, the new senior pastor of Galveston’s historic First Lutheran Church, has had to make a few island adjustments since arriving here two months ago from his previous New Hampshire posting.
Pastors sometimes find themselves not only the leader of a congregation, but the manager of a small business.
Forgiving and forgetting in the new year.
A listing of faith-related events in the county.
Columnists have many small privileges in exchange for our weekly deadlines. One is to set up annual traditions. Our Faith is semifamous for its year-end quiz. There are no prizes, but see how you can do on this year’s five questions which look back on faith locally in 2015.
Careful observers may have spotted “Hope” signs around Texas City like the one at Whataburger. They are part of a new campaign that the Rev. Robin Reeves of St. George’s Episcopal will explain.
This has been a “Star Wars Christmas.” The hype and promotion surrounding the release of the latest Star Wars movie dominated the Christmas season. Entire aisles were dedicated to Star Wars toys: the Millenium Falcon, Light Sabers, R2D2, C-3PO and Yoda. Toys R Us offered Darth Vader and Storm Trooper cups for the older generation. Star Wars smashed all box office records raking in $238 million on its opening weekend.