Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
We are in that transition period when more frequent cold fronts start appearing. The current frontal system likely will have some effect on the movement of fish; however, it should be short-lived.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
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.
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.
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?
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.
By most accounts, Harry Bennett was a modest man: a shy bibliophile who kept to himself.
July has arrived and that means that the year is about half over and the days are getting shorter. It also means that the warm temperatures of summer have set in for sure. Most of us put our gardens into a holding pattern in July. We just try to keep the bugs and weeds at bay and to keep cool. Here’s your gardening checklist for July.
Q: My squash plants bloom and set fruit well, but many of the fruits quickly become covered with a black, beard-like moldy growth while young.
Rosenberg Library proudly announces the opening of its newest exhibit Made in America: The Early American Pressed Glass Collection of Mary Moody Hutchings.
A new pest has emerged that threatens all ash trees, although it is not yet in Galveston County: Emerald Ash Borer.
The tiny library has a traveling sister set of books, one that visits local nursing homes and assisted-living centers. The two have spawned a book club that meets in the Goodwin house.
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image will host the Texas Film Round-Up Thursday through Saturday at the library, 2310 Sealy St., where archive staff will collect films and videos from the public for free digitization.
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.
The Pride of Barbados has long been a favorite accent plant for tropical landscapes where it provides a fiesta of vibrant color in our growing area from late spring to early autumn.
For the next eight months, Galveston Historical Foundation will examine the founding of Galveston by the Galveston City Company and the first two decades of the city’s existence with “Harbor City Ambition; Life in Galveston from 1838-1859.”
Anderson has made his mark on the city’s landscape as one of Galveston’s premiere artists. His studio at 2224 Church St. has become a draw for art aficionados, old and young.
Rosenberg Library has announced its selection for its Summer 2016 Museum Club series: "Dead Wake — The Last Crossing of the Lusitania," by bestselling author Erik Larson.
You can invite butterflies into your landscape if you provide the right conditions and the right plants. If you want butterflies in your yard, there are certain things to do and certain things not to do.
During the month of June, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a small collection of items related to the Garden of Tokio, a beachfront, dancing pavilion that opened in 1921 as part of Galveston’s Joyland Park. On display are a dancing trophy from 1924, a vintage dance card and historic photos of Joyland Park and the Garden of Tokio.
If there’s anything I’ve learned about bird migration, which I studied in graduate school 30 years ago, it’s that no two migrations are the same. And this year’s has been one for ages.
Our landscapes also require some attention and thought when it comes to preparing for and dealing with the aftermath of the high winds and heavy rains that hurricanes bring.
On Saturday, Galveston's East Beach will play host to the annual AIA SandCastle Competition.
Effervescent Lady Fiona Carnarvon invites visitors to explore Highclere’s multiple gardens and decorative outbuildings called “follies;” in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of landscape architect Lancelot “Capability” Brown (1716-1783). Countess Carnarvon and her husband Lord George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon, own Highclere which was chosen as Downton Abbey via acquaintance with acclaimed Downton writer-creator Lord Julian Fellowes.
June signals the start of the summer season. Even though our summers tend to be on the warm side, productive home gardeners still can gather colorful bouquets from the landscape and fresh vegetables from the garden. The productive landscape and garden will call for early summer care and important and timely gardening chores.
It’s that time of the year when the kids will be out of school for the summer and looking for something fun to do. There’s a host of summer camps planned throughout Galveston County. Here’s a wrap-up of some of them to consider:
The growth is produced by organisms known as slime molds.