With both programs taking major steps forward this season, the Clear Springs Chargers (6-1, 4-0 in district) and Clear Brook Wolverines (5-2, 3-1) square off tonight at Veterans Memorial Stadium in a game that will make a major impact on the 24-6A landscape.
Before Anna Marie Milligan possibly hangs up her coaching gear for good on Tuesday, she has plans to go out big — like in six digits big.
The 10-time Billboard-charting Swedish metal group, Soilwork, will make its Galveston County debut as a part of The Fury Tour at 5 p.m. today at the 18th Street Pier Bar and Grill, 101 18th St., in San Leon.
By far the most entertaining film I saw back at SXSW this past spring was “In a Valley of Violence.” Horror actor, writer, director Ti West (“The Sacrament”) delivers his most accessible work to date, a Western set in 1890 of all things.
From its initial incarnation as a small courtyard affair to its current stage as one of Galveston’s biggest festivals, George Black and Marilyn Haupt have been there to oversee Oktoberfest’s evolution.
Galveston College's Theatre Dept. will present Lauren Gunderson's "Silent Sky" at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Saturday on its campus in the Fine Arts Building, Room FA-207, 4015 Ave. Q.
A team of master ice carvers from Harbin, China, has been busy sculpting over 2 million pounds of ice at Moody Gardens. The attraction “Ice Land: Ice Sculptures, A Caribbean Christmas!” features colorful ice sculptures, an ice bar, an ice slide and more. The carvers work in a climate-controlled tent that provides a constant 9 degree temperature that keeps the sculptures from melting. It will officially open on Nov. 12 and run until Jan. 8.
The competition is open only to cars owned by club members.
As with Alzheimer's and many other diseases, nutrition is believed to play a part in managing some of the symptoms and slowing the development of others.
”Cat Nights,” by Jane Manning, Scholastic Inc., 2008, paperback
Going back to a recipe I developed more than 20 years ago is like seeing a dear friend. Lately, I’ve been revisiting recipes from my first cookbook, “Desperation Dinners!” (Workman, 1997). It was written at a time when preparing dinner in less than 30 minutes was simply not done, unless you ate leftovers or swung through a drive-thru on the way home from work.
The city of Galveston recently issued its annual Arbor Day Proclamation, declaring Nov. 13 as Arbor Day in Galveston. In addition to the Galveston Tree Committee applying for Tree City USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation, the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy invites you to celebrate completion of the historic restoration of Broadway’s esplanades.
“My grandfather was one, but I don’t know much about it.”
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Bingo and Butterbean.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Pirate and Kiya.
Cathedral of Faith Market St. Baptist Church will celebrate its 43rd church anniversary at 11 a.m. today at 2901 Market St. in Galveston. The Rev. E.R. Johnson and Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. For information, call 409-621-1995.
Watch out — the Tin Cup’s Caddyshack may become Galveston’s epicenter for fun if Erin Toberman has anything to say about it. She celebrated her “Speed Limit Birthday” there on Oct. 8, joined by 200-plus GalvPals who showed up to celebrate it with her.
Humans are supposedly the smartest of species, but we commit and tolerate errors that in similar proportions probably would doom any other earthly species to extinction. Animals that teach their young to ignore predators or eat the wrong kind of food or birds that fail to build proper nests for their eggs and hatchlings would not last long.
For those who have suffered physical assaults and/or mental abuse, the ability to distinguish between a legitimate transaction and one that is a scam may be difficult. You are dealing with the effects of trauma and the calculated pressure and tactics of a con artist.
“Dream a World Anew,” by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2016, Smithsonian Books, 288 pages, $40
“Castaway Odyssey,” by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor, Baen Books, 2016, 320 pages, hardcover, $26
The Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid is midway through a $37 million renovation that will feature a 30,000 gallon oil rig exhibit, among several other additions.
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.
Have you ever seen a theater production that not only features great acting and comedy — but a “play-within-a-play?”
The 33rd annual Galveston Greek Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 714 19th St., in Galveston.
Moody Gardens is once again presenting its annual Galveston Appreciation Day event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at many of its most recognizable attractions at 7 Hope Blvd.
“The Accountant” has been swirled in secrecy, skipping film festivals, withdrawing from pre screenings. Unlike “The Girl on the Train” which dodged its way into a wide release, Affleck’s latest dark thriller packs an unusual punch.
Galveston will play host to the 19th annual Artoberfest next weekend in downtown, on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets.
Right now, stores are full of even more candy and sweets than usual as they gear up for Halloween, but sometimes store-bought sweets don’t fill the bill. Homemade candies and cookies are an irreplaceable morale-booster.
The arrival of autumn tends to be a bumpy landing along the Texas Upper Gulf Coast region. While autumn technically commenced on Sept. 22 at 3:02 p.m., we have had some pleasantly cool weather followed by bouts of warm weather.
When does art, camaraderie and awareness come together?
”Lacy Eye,” by Jessica Treadway, Grand Central Publishing, 2014, eBook
Galveston Historical Foundation’s headquarters in the 1940 Sears Building, 2228 Broadway, will open its doors for a special day of celebrating Galveston Island’s community preservation work Saturday. Admission is free to all events throughout the day and will conclude with the 2016 Sally Wallace Preservation Awards.
Eating well and doing good come together today, when the Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation hosts its first Out to Eat for Education event.
When I saw Dorie's banana cake, I immediately thought of my hot fudge sauce poured over a slice and could practically taste it.
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.
Eating well and doing good come together Wednesday when the Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation hosts its first Out to Eat for Education event.
Have you noticed brightly painted rocks in random places such as parks, businesses, churches or even at gas pumps around the county?
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Brasher and Smokey.
I’ve just went through a presentation of “Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud” (SaveAndInvest.org) and have joined the ranks of the Fraud Fighters. I didn’t receive a certificate or a medal, but I did learn a lot about how and why investment frauds work. Surprisingly, most of the people who fall for these schemes are well educated and you would think they would see through the lies — but they don’t.
The Friendswood Animal Control’s pet of the week is Loki.
The Bayou Animal Services pets of the week are Nyx and Nina.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center Pets of the Week are Dorian and Jenny.
“The Wonder,” by Emma Donoghue, copyright 2016, Little, Brown, 304 pages, $27; and copyright 2016, 304 pages, HarperCollins, $32.99
Although both terms have a negative image in our day, historically, propaganda and rhetoric are deeply and decisively different. Propaganda is the technique of manipulating people with artful lies and a disrespect for reality. Rhetoric, on the other hand, is the art of moving people with truth beautifully and eloquently spoken. It can be argued that truth poorly told is not fully true.
The Galveston Independent School District’s Educational Foundation proudly announces its newest fundraiser, “Out to Eat for Education,” set to take place on Wednesday. Coinciding with Ball High School’s homecoming week, the event will occur on the same day as the homecoming parade.
“Grammar for People Who Hate Rules: Killer Tips from the Ruthless Editor,” by Kathleen A. Watson, M.S. Ruthless Editor Press, 2016, 166 pages, paperback, $8.95
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.
The city of La Marque’s annual Bayou Fest, which will feature headliners The Bellamy Brothers is set for 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at Highland Bayou Park. Admission and parking is free and open to the public.
The Galveston Arts Center will kick off its Galveston Art Bound event with a silent auction preview party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the center’s upstairs studio, 2127 Strand St., in Galveston.
The 33rd annual Galveston Greek Festival, presented by The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at 714 19th St.
The comparisons with “12 Years a Slave” will be impossible to avoid. Both true stories focus on slaves during the early 1800s, both films distributed by Fox Searchlight, but the similarities really end there.
During the month of October, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a small collection of items related to Kirwin High School, an all-boys parochial school, which operated in Galveston from 1927-68. Included in the display are a band uniform from the 1950s, vintage photos and other souvenirs from the school’s history. O’Connell College Preparatory School now operates in the former Kirwin High building on 23rd Street.