Details about services for the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce President Jimmy Hayley, who died Saturday, have been announced.
Details about services for the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce President Jimmy Hayley, who died Saturday, have been announced.
Spear fisherman, a former Friendswood resident, finds himself in an unfamiliar position of being the prey instead of the predator.
If you have ever been to Denver, or Colorado in general, you understand the meaning of the phrase “United in Orange,” as well as all of the Denver Broncos references in “South Park.”
Sunday turned out to be the type of day we anticipated. Nice sunny skies and light winds from the south. That combination attracted a number of fishermen to the Galveston area where they enjoyed their fishing trips whether they were productive or not.
The Good. It’s pretty rare to get two weekends of good weather for Mardi Gras and more rare still to get the cool, crisp, sunny perfect fall days that Texas weather can produce when it decides to.
Last Monday, Iowa voters once again opened the political party process for electing the President. Tomorrow, New Hampshire will hold the first Presidential primary. New Hampshire, by law, sets its primary election date such that it is always the first of the primaries held in the United States.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Players from Arkansas Tech and Southern Arkansas are being honored by the Great American Conference for their performances on the baseball diamond last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do however have one glaring problem — power-play goals — and it is something coach Barry Trotz hopes to fix sooner rather than later.
A 1976 book, "Susan B. Anthony Slept Here," by Lynn Sherr and Jurate Kazickas, is a fascinating guide to landmark sites where America’s gifted women “lived, wrote, invented or rebelled. It is a (travel) book about places and the inspirational women who were shaped by, or helped transform those places.” The text is organized by state, then city.
Galveston County Master Gardeners have planned several programs for February that will be of interest to local gardeners.
Houston Grand Opera is a powerful force for artistic excellence in our neighborhood.
Galveston Island State Park had 134,961 visitors last year.
While most of Galveston’s greatest philanthropists made their contributions for causes they cared passionately about, and not public recognition, it is important to know their stories and how their legacies were carried out. That’s why during February, the Rosenberg Library Museum is displaying items related to John Hutchings Sealy as the Treasure of the Month.
Let the Master Gardeners teach you how to grow fig trees and roses.
Each week, members of the Galveston County Master Gardeners gather there to work on their 3.5 acre demonstration garden that's a mosaic of plots for tomatoes, different kales, cabbage and countless other plants. In one section of the garden, there are lines of citrus trees and a Japanese-inspired garden fenced in by bamboo grown onsite.
In the early '60s, attention to the “McFaddin Beach” as an archeological site began to emerge, some of the artifact emergence brought about by a massive hurricane that made landfall in that area in 1961.
Mozart’s music, full of melody and humor, takes precedence over the story. Every aria, and even the intermediary pieces, are so gorgeous (and, by now, familiar) that the audience is captivated from the opening note to the spirited finale.
Taking care of parks and wildlife has "come around" again. Before European settlers arrived to America, lands were controlled by fire and grazing. Controlled fires have now become a preferred method for McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge and the Kerr Wildlife Management Area.
Let the Master Gardeners help you prepare for spring gardening with these upcoming seminars.
Rosenberg librarians suggest books to get you in the habit of reading.
Summer-flowering plants can and should be pruned before February.
Four things are planned for Sea Rim State Park that will use the $210,000 the park received in restoration funds.
Music Director Trond Saeverud talks about the Galveston Symphony Orchestra pops concert slated for Jan. 17.
Getting the opportunity to sample a ton of chili and more than 150 beers is probably enough on its own to entice locals and tourists alike into buying tickets for Yaga’s Entertainment’s Seventh Annual Chili Quest & Beer Fest.
A look at the exotic places that are safe and not-so-safe to travel to in 2016.
Once upon a time the coastal prairies of southeast Texas and south Louisiana served primarily as rangeland for buffalo, and later cattle. Lightning provided a valuable service — it truly was an “old friend.”
Make sure you're prepared for the cooler season with this gardening checklist.
On Dec. 15, local birders spent the day conducting a census of all wild birds in the Galveston County area. Count compiler Richard Mayfield said he was excited as these resident scientists tied the all-time record of 175 species.
Christmas trees growing, peaches blooming and strange white substances falling from the sky are explained in this week's gardening column.
Editor’s note: This is part two of an eight part series.
Editor’s note: This is part one of an eight part series.
Of the many traditions involving plants associated with Christmas, the Christmas tree is probably the most beloved. A wide-eyed child gazing at his or her first Christmas tree is far removed from ancient Romans shouting incantations to a decorated tree. Yet, it is from these cultures that the Christmas tree custom originated.
Family of late blues singer Charles Brown reminisces during the holidays.
Most people think of gardening as a spring and summer activity. As I walked through the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Carbide Park last week on a cool and sunny Thursday morning, I was inspired by the abundance of winter vegetables being grown — broccoli, cauliflower, kale, beets, Irish potatoes, cabbages, onions and the list goes on.
If you're still digging for gift ideas for the gardener in your family — whether they're seasoned green thumbs or still-growing newbies — here's a few gift ideas.
The Little Prince (an opera)
For many folks — both the young and not-so-young — a fresh Christmas tree complete with lights and other decorations provides a delightful focal point to assemble and open those holiday gifts. Fortunately, the Christmas tree is accessible through a wide variety of outlets. Christmas trees are now a renewable resource. After a tree is harvested on a tree growing farm, it is replaced with a transplant seedling and the cycle is repeated. Christmas tree production is an emerging industry in Texas.
Texas City’s municipal golf course opened a par-3 course for golfers to improve their short game and draw more traffic to Bayou Golf Course on Ted Dudley Drive, golf director Larry Boyle said.
Ihave griped too much about the reluctance of the fall season to make a sustained presence. Well, fall weather has finally arrived in the Texas Upper Gulf Coast growing area.
This year's Holiday in the Park Festival is centered around recreating the Christmas feelings of 1945.
The Dickinson Festival of Lights Society has put on a free Christmas event featuring more than a million lights for the past 18 years.
The prevailing topics of horticulture-related emails and phone calls I receive in any given week are reliable barometers for gardening issues that many other gardeners across the county are likely to be dealing with.
“Il Trovatore,” Giuseppe Verdi, Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD, Cinemark Theater, Webster, Noon, Oct. 3
After serving as a refuge visiting artists for four years, the Galveston Artist Residency is opening an exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.
To a gardener, rain is generally a welcome blessing. Rainfall and plants are usually a match made in heaven. However, where rainfall is concerned, sometimes there can be too much of a good thing.
For Texas City kids, the Carlos Garza Sports Complex might be their first taste of Friday Night Lights.
The Galveston Arts Center will begin a new life in its former home when the doors open at 2127 Strand for “The Coming Home Gala” at 7 p.m. Friday.
The 1900 Storm is the deadliest natural disaster in our nation’s history. Storm conditions were evident at local beaches around noon on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1900. By 3 p.m., waves crashed through beachside neighborhoods. Winds reached an estimated 120 miles per hour or more that evening, and storm surge was as deep as almost 16 feet. The hurricane ended around 11:30 p.m. At daybreak Sunday hundreds of bodies littered Galveston Island and the mainland or floated in adjacent waters.
Gardeners by nature are great people and our Galveston County Master Gardeners volunteers exemplify the very best in unselfishly providing volunteer service that benefits the general public. The Galveston County Master Gardener program was started in 1982 and we are celebrating our 33rd anniversary this year. We are the second oldest county Master Gardener program in the State of Texas. The number of counties implementing Master Gardener programs has grown significantly over the years and currently there are more than 100 Texas counties with Master Gardener programs.
The Rotary Club of Galveston is hosting its annual Chili Supper tonight. Find out more about the history of the event, and how it gives back to the community.
More than 500,000 people are expected to descend on Galveston this weekend for the Lone Star Rally, the annual event that turns the island into hog heaven.
This is an opera by Tchaikovsky, not Puccini or Verdi or Mozart, the usual composers. It is based on a short novel by Pushkin, written in witty verse, in which the hero and heroine never connect. Here’s the tale: a country girl falls in love with a young city fellow; she pours out her heart to him in a letter; she is rebuffed and humiliated. Years later the two meet again and the young man falls in love with her. But now the country girl has become a society matron, and she will not abandon her husband, though she loves Onegin. The curtain falls.
Upon awakening on Thursday morning last week, I noticed that the real-time temperature on the house thermostat was two degrees below the set point temperature. Perhaps after several false starts, fall has at last arrived.
The idea to build Haunted Mayfield Manor in Galveston’s historic Strand district was not sparked by an interest in paranormal phenomenon.
The noticeably cooler temperatures and rainy weather that arrived over the weekend give hope that fall will finally begin to feel like fall, even in the Texas Upper Gulf Coast region. One of the benefits of living in the Texas Upper Gulf Coast region is that we can plant pansies now for enjoyment in the winter landscape. Pansies are a remarkable annual capable of surviving our coldest winter temperatures then bouncing back with vigor when warm weather returns.
As Sandhill Cranes begin to arrive on Galveston Island to roost and forage later this month, the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council has opened registration for Holiday with the Cranes.
As Capt. David Gaston steers the 50-foot Gulf Star sailboat Thursday out into the Gulf of Mexico heading to Port Aransas in the Harvest Moon Regatta, he will be leading an experienced crew on a seaworthy boat. But what makes this boat, the Starship, different from the other 150 or so race participants is this sailboat has been equipped with specially adapted equipment for the crew, each of whom has a physical disability.
West Texas is another region that has a harsh environment, colorfully depicted in a novel preserved in the Rosenberg Library’s Galveston and Texas History Center. After the Civil War, settlers who carved out their livelihoods on the boundless Great Plains experienced drought, sandstorms and blizzards. In 1876, the Texas legislature opened the Panhandle to Anglo-American colonization. Ranchers such as Charles Goodnight established cattle operations there.
The spring season is typically seen by most people as the time for new growth in the home landscape leading them to think of planting trees in the landscape during that time. However, fall is the ideal season for planting trees (as well as shrubs and other assorted plants) in the Upper Gulf Coast region of Texas.
The Brigadoon Brewery and Brew School only appears once a year at the Texas Renaissance Festival. It was born from Alan and Linda Ward’s desire to bring their love of brewing beer and love of the Texas Renaissance Festival together.
The Master Gardeners’ Annual Fall Plant Sale was held last Saturday. Even though it is a plant sale, visitors are welcome to bring samples of plants for problem diagnosis or identification. They took me and Master Gardener volunteers up on the invitation. Following is a sampling of questions asked:
I read Shannon Daughtry’s article “Water, waves and memories bring surfers back to island” (The Daily News, Sept. 13), and it brought back old cherished memories of my surfing around Murdoch’s Pier on 23rd Street and Seawall Boulevard.
Trivia nights are gaining popularity on the island. Downtown, there’s Murphy’s Pub on Mondays, Brews Brothers on Wednesdays and just recently Stuttgarden Tavern started a Tuesday trivia night, Pellerin said.
I am impressed with the diversity of gardening items that the Galveston County Master Gardeners will be offering at the 2015 Fall Plant Sale which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Carbide Park located at 4102 Main Street in La Marque.
When bird-watchers say they’ve seen a “rare” bird, normally what they mean is an extralimital visitor. Rare birds are really those with very low populations, like many of our endangered species. Those are types the State and Federal Government tries to manage and maintain, keeping them from extinction. But these odd visitors from other parts of the Northern Hemisphere are really what gets the birders going.