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.
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.
The Master Gardeners’ annual Fall Plant Sale was held last Saturday. If you missed the sale, the Master Gardeners will conduct a follow up sale Thursday at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Carbide Park.
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.”
Galveston will play host to the 19th annual Artoberfest next weekend in downtown, on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets.
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.
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.
There is a very special Ike survivor tree in Galveston — and it may be the only one of its kind on the island. This huge beauty is an Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoids) in residence at the corner of 46th Street and Avenue R½.
In homage to its most famous writer daughter, Laura Ingalls Wilder, wordsmiths dub South Dakota Little Tax Haven on the Prairie. It’s a state where you can stash the family cash while enjoying their famous ice cream.
Galveston Arts Center will present three new solo shows curated by Director Jennifer Justice from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at 2127 Strand St.
Planting spring bulbs in the fall is as natural as falling leaves and football games.
You can count on the fingers of one hand the big Galveston events that people look forward to at the same time every year: Mardi Gras, Dickens on The Strand, Lone Star Rally weekend, the Homes Tour and the Friends of Rosenberg Library’s Annual Used Book Sale.
It’s barely 100 miles from Essex County in Virginia to the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, but it has taken two centuries and a lot of help from Galveston for the story of an enslaved person named Bacchus to find its way into the museum.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the sixth annual Upper Gulf Coast Forage Management Series, a series of programs that will focus on the fundamental practices and principles involved in the production of forage for livestock and horse consumption.
The 11th annual Landry’s Iron Chef Competition, featuring 31 of its best chefs from around the country, kicked off Tuesday at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd.
Two more excursions to go. This afternoon, a “must see” bird cliff of “a million birds” (well, maybe slight exaggeration) and, then on our last day, a hike on the 14th of July Glacier.
I received a surprising number of emails and phone calls over the past week regarding the sudden appearance of small moths in lawns and nearby shrubs.
Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series.
The Galveston County Master Gardeners will hold its annual fall plant and tree sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Galveston County Fairgrounds, No. 10 Jack Brooks Road, state Highway 6, in Hitchcock.
Plants do not always live up to the expectations of performance that their common names would suggest. Firebush is a notable exception as its name says it all!
Scenic Galveston, in partnership with the Texas General Land Office, invites volunteers to participate at the 30th annual Interstate 45 Wetlands Cleaning event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All interested volunteers are welcome.
African American Historic Preservation Committee Inc. representing the 1867 Settlement Historical District, wishes to thank everyone for attending our sixth annual Historical and Multicultural Arts Celebration at Carver Park. Although bad weather was anticipated, we were pleasantly surprised with a great day and the collaborative talents of many creative spirits.
Bucee the bottlenose dolphin had a long journey from Padre Island to Galveston Island State Park. It took so long, I can’t remember when it started, but it had to be at least four years ago. We might chalk it all up to flesh eating bugs not being such big eaters.
Ever seen a Serama Bantam? How about a China flower? Cast iron fountain? Enjoy those whimsies while touring eight of our Galveston East End Gardens. Savor our majestic, century old oaks, some of the tallest palms in Galveston, orchid trees and a riot of colors provided by bougainvillea, hibiscus, oleander, jasmine, banana, brugmansia and plumeria.
Peek at some of the most imaginative gardens in League City as the League City Garden Club invites you to attend the club’s sixth annual garden walk “Through the Garden Gate,” which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.
Get ready to join the National Alliance on Mental Illness Gulf Coast on Oct. 7 at Moody Gardens for NAMIFest 2016. NAMIFest 2016 includes the NAMI Gulf Coast fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Conference and Dinner Gala.
When the end of slavery was announced in Texas on June 19, 1865, white plantation owners instantly lost their source of labor, and having been dependent on slaves to support their pleasant lifestyles, they were forced to search out alternate ways to make a living. One of those affected was Judge William Jones, who owned a large cotton plantation and home at Virginia Point.
Our first excursion via zodiac (a sturdy, inflatable rubber boat powered by an out-board motor) was a two-hour tour of Bear Island.
Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard is home to some remarkable structures. Whether it’s the elegant charm of the Hotel Galvez or the nostalgia-invoking Pleasure Pier, it’s easy to fall in love with the island’s Gulf-view boulevard. One of the most impressive buildings on the boulevard is the beautiful San Luis Hotel. The Rosenberg Library is displaying some of its artifacts from the hotel’s 1984 grand opening celebration as the September Treasure of the Month.
Have you been looking for an easy-to-grow tropical tree that is sure to make your landscape a tropical paradise? Consider adding a plumeria tree (also known as frangipani tree) to the warmer areas of your yard. Plumerias are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and delightful plants grown in our subtropical growing environment.
Sailing aboard Silversea Cruises’ 132-guest Silver Explorer Expedition Cruise ship, we departed Tromso, Norway on June 23 on a cold, rainy and foggy afternoon.
Rosenberg Library is pleased to announce its selection for the fall 2016 Museum Club series: "The Forgers, A Novel," by award-winning author Bradford Morrow.
Compost happens. And it's a good thing it does or we would all need more than hip boots to get around. Organic matter breaks down or decomposes eventually, except of course, when it's placed in garbage bags and gets buried in a landfill.
One good thing about our Texas Gulf Coast summers is that we get to anticipate and to better appreciate the cooler temperatures of the fall season.
The Galveston Home and Garden Show is set for Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 at its new venue, Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd.
We are in the middle of the dogs days of summer but the month of August signals the start of the fall gardening season.
When a Harry Potter fan sees three tall hoops on a field, they immediately think of Quidditch, the fantasy sport played on broomsticks in the famous series. But now, that awareness is broader than just the Harry Potter fandom.
Native species of birds were all but completely exterminated, save for a few islands where the scourges of rats and deforestation never touched.
The sport of Quidditch has evolved beyond its small role in the fantasy world presented in the series of Harry Potter books and movies.
The not-so-good news is that the rains provided attractive breeding sites for several species of mosquitoes and that mosquito populations typically start to significantly increase seven to 10 days after a heavy rain.
The Rosenberg Library is partnering with award-winning author Sally Taylor-Cannon to present a five-week program on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Aug. 18 on personal finance.
Palms are a familiar sight, almost as symbolic of Galveston as our majestic oaks, palms lend a tropical flavor to island life.
Maintaining adequate and even soil moisture levels by regular irrigation during extended periods of dry weather is the best defense against fruit splitting.
Each day is different than the last for McKnight, who came to League City in 2009 to take on the role as city arborist. But she wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Bryan Museum recently opened two exhibits that explore the Spanish Colonial world and powerful images of devotion in the Catholic heritage.
During the month of August, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a small collection of items related to the Cotton Carnival, an annual summer event first celebrated in Galveston in 1909.
Working outside this month tends to be more tolerable during early morning or late evening hours.
The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County will hold its annual casino fundraiser Saturday.
Typically in July, I start receiving inquiries from concerned homeowners about strange, misshapen growths on the leaves of their oak trees. These growths, known as galls, are often the result of certain types of insects depositing their eggs or feeding on leaves.
Starr, a nationally known author who lives in Winnie, will conduct classes on reading bones and working with prosperity candles from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Witchery, 2116 Postoffice St.
My orange and satsuma citrus trees have a problem. The newest leaves look strange. They have become twisted and shriveled, and I don't know what to do.
The Doolin Maritime Careers Camp, a week long residential camp, July 31 through Aug. 6, is now accepting applications for students that are rising eighth- to tenth-graders.
Q: There are clusters of lime-green colored caterpillars feeding on my blackberry plants. What are they, and what can I spray to control them?