The Galveston Park Board of Trustees plans to ask the city for another round of funding for its ongoing efforts to build, and maintain, new beaches in on the island.
Clear Springs quarterback Will McBride threw for 248 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Chargers to their seventh consecutive win in a 44-28 triumph over the Clear Brook Wolverines.
I grew up in a small town in north central Texas. Our family never traveled far. I sometimes tell people that my first visit to a foreign country was across the Red River into Okla.
Most of us, if not all, have heard the statement that, “Our youth/young adults are our future citizens and leaders of tomorrow.” This sounds good and is sociologically true, but there are many things now and always that have challenged our youth for this to be a solid and valid statement.
Religion and the environment once overlapped less than they do now. Case in point: Webster Presbyterian Church will hold a series of faith-based environmental seminars from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Sundays at 201 West NASA Parkway beginning tomorrow.
When I listen to the insults and accusations on both sides of the presidential election, I want to throw my hands up in despair. I find myself wishing for an earlier era when politicians were more civil and sane, when the world was stable and people were in agreement.
Family Promise of Clear Lake is setting up its day center on the campus of League City’s Lakeside Lutheran Church. It isn’t intended to be the last such effort, but the expansion of a national one.
Few faith ministries make it 50 years. The strong personalities that create new churches, missions and music often eventually grate against one another resulting in schisms and splits. As a counter-example, consider Texas City’s Voices of the Mainland, a musical quartet that will be commemorating its first half century with a series of events.
We finally saw the movie, “Sully.” We intended to see it when it first came out, but the birth of our grandson was more important and we put it off a couple of weeks.
Lighthouse Family Church will offer candy-making classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 at 7402 Stewart Road in Galveston. The three classes each feature a different theme and are $40 each or $100 for all three.
It is one of the tiniest words: two letters, one syllable. But it is filled with enormous consequence and limitless potential. “If.”
It’s a scene reminiscent of prime-time TV: The Texas City Police Crime Scene unit is parked just outside the door of a strip center business as darkness rises. A patrol SUV is lodged just aside the front door of a gourmet coffee shop, a business that is open for breakfast and lunch, but not normally set up to caffeinate folks’ evenings.
It’s a busy weekend for congregations on the island beginning with an early Oktoberfest.
Earlier this month, in Rome, Pope Francis said, “"We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enroll her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole church."
At 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Galveston’s historic Grace Episcopal Church will hold a public groundbreaking and blessing for the start of the project to restore their 1895 bell tower.
Recently, I held Eli for the first time. Eli is my grandson, born Sept. 16 to our daughter Allison and son-in-law Noah. A Harvest Moon baby!
Master list of faith events; don't touch; run whenever there's space
League City’s Chabad Bay Area’s Center for Jewish Life and Learning will offer “Waking Up to Life,” a seminar on gratitude, with a brunch at 10 a.m. Sept. 18. Advance reservations are $18 and include the seminar, brunch and a student take-away packet with the price at the door set at $25.
When I listen to myself pray, and when I listen to others pray, it seems that most of what we say to God revolves around what we want. Sometimes our lists are heart-rending: healing from a deadly disease, comfort from the loss of someone we love or rescue for a marriage on the rocks. More often, they are day-to-day: a passing grade on the exam, strength to get through another day at work, safe travel. Sometimes they are trivial: a victory on the football field from our favorite team in the playoffs.
Tomorrow, Galveston’s First Lutheran Church will package up some 20,800 meals for the needy as part of an annual campaign they call Feed Galveston.
Galveston’s God’s Kingdom and Restoration Ministries will sponsor, “An Evening of Old Songs, Hymns and the Top 100 Old Songs,” at 6 p.m. today at 4628 Avenue Q, featuring Carolyn Softly, John Cook, Voices of the Mainland and more.
Soon, I will be 70. It comes as a bit of a shock.
This weekend, spiritual artist Cherie Ray will share her message of deepening spiritual connections and “Realizing Your Creative Soul,” allowing participants to discover their authentic voice — “the voice of their soul,” Rabbi Marshal Klaven said.
This is Labor Day weekend. The scorching heat of summer has broken. The air is alive with the first hint of fall. Kids are back in school. Friday night football is here. NCAA stadiums vibrate with the first games of fall. The Cowboys have renewed hope, and the Rangers are leading the league. In the parks, Frisbees fly while hamburgers sizzle on the grill. The lakes are still warm enough for skiing. Fishing is good. It is a great weekend to gather with friends and family and relax.
Folks need extra support as caring for someone they love with dementia taxes them as much as their loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a similar disease.
Sept. 11 has become one of the most unforgettable dates in American history, and it is also a major date for both related and unrelated faith events here.
Master list of faith events; don't touch; run whenever there's space
Four weeks ago, Robin Williams took over leadership during a period of rebuilding and extensive physical renovation for the school.
The treasure that is Galveston’s St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church has been here a while.
This problem with truthfulness is not confined to our politicians. Our politicians may reflect a problem that permeates our generation.
Police chaplains serve several cities in Galveston County and provide unique comfort and care from the first moments of a victim’s crisis to months-after attention for an officer involved in a serious shooting.
Often Shabbat services are held with no instrumental music, but guitars and their like have been recently gaining in popularity at weekly Jewish services around the United States.
The Olympic Games date back to 770 BC and were expanded in the first century by Augustus Caesar, the Emperor of record at Jesus’ birth.
Each fall, Our Faith introduces the new heads of faith-centered schools. This year, we have two principals. The first is Gail Rodgers of Texas City’s Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School.
It’s short notice, but you may still have time to take advantage of an annual free school clothes distribution as Dickinson’s First Presbyterian Church holds its 16th annual giveaway from 8 a.m. to noon today at 215 FM 517 East.
Just when summer starts to sizzle, its almost over. A few are taking their last fling at the beach. Most are shopping for school.
Your assignment should you choose to accept it: Create a novel, engaging and fun vacation Bible school. Every year. You must include catchy music, motion songs, snacks kids will crave, plus eye-catching graphics and, yes, a set of compelling Christian stories — all of which can be mastered by church volunteers on very short notice.
Tish’ah B’Av is a lesser-known, annual Jewish observance which will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at Congregation Shaar Hashalom, at 16020 El Camino Real. Bring a flashlight. Rabbi Stuart Federow, of Shaar, said.
Every older generation, it seems, assumes the young are on a path to destruction, dragging civilization into the pit.
Space City Preparatory School is moving in the space previously occupied by Premier Learning Academy at 601 Delany Road in La Marque.
You can check in for this year’s edition of the annual Galveston Historical Foundation’s Sacred Places Tour beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 6 at Galveston’s St.
We inherited storytelling from our ancestors.
Galveston’s Couch Surfers offers a considerably different take on getting non-church people back to Bible study, prayer and perhaps to his church, the venerable, 130-year old Central Methodist Church at 3308 Ave. O ½.
At 2 p.m. today there will be a Community Prayer and Gathering at the Texas City Police Department, 1004 9th Ave N.
A significant event of faith and hope was little noticed last weekend. While we grieved over the horrific event in France, the attempted coup in Turkey, the ambush of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, thousands of people, mostly in their 20s and 30s, gathered Saturday in Washington D.C.
The church has gone through boom and bust cycles for more than 20 years, all under the leadership of one man, the Rev. Jerry P. Hatfield.
This past week we have been shaken by the sniper killing of five uniformed officers at the Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas.
Churches have found it hard to borrow in recent years, so it is notable that League City United Methodist will break ground on a new, expanded campus at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1601 League City Parkway.
Some things need containers, others don’t. So what about a church?
The monthly Friendswood Prayer Breakfast will feature Trish Hanks, the superintendent of Friendswood Independent School District, at 7:10 a.m. July 23 at New Life Fellowship, 104 Whispering Pines Ave. in Friendswood. She will speak on a “Message from the Heart.”
All of us have have blind spots.
Now, with young parishioners often eschewing cash, checks or credit in favor of paying by debit cards or smartphones, a problem arises as passing the plate offers no obvious response from those to whom this mode of giving is foreign.
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.
Unless we recapture the “faith of our fathers,” our future may look like the forbidding landscape of science fiction movies with human beings consigned to violence and anarchy. Without faith, we could return to a survival of the fittest.
At informal gatherings, it’s not uncommon to go from name dropping to comparing notes among friends as to the famous folks each have met. Perhaps one met a movie star once, or another a presidential candidate, or even a contestant from American Idol or The Voice. But it would be hard to top shaking hands with the Pope, the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ on Earth.
La Marque’s McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church will begin its 97th church anniversary with "A Concert of Prayer" prayer breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon today at 1607 Nashby St.
We are always afraid and suspicious of people who are different than we are. But “perfect love casts out fear.”
Rodgers, now leads the non-profit, faith-based Operation Redemption, based in Friendswood, which trains men to be effective fathers and encourages fatherhood in general. His analysis shows that his own lonely childhood reflects a larger trend with respect to men and their offspring.
St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church in Galveston will feature a multi-faceted Juneteenth celebration during services at 9 a.m. Sunday. Juneteenth, Father’s Day, and a special honor for the Eucharist, celebrated by the Right Rev. Andy Doyle, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas will combine for tomorrow’s special services.