Clear Springs’ Craig Dailey did what almost no other head coach would do at halftime of a closer-than-expected game. He gathered his players together for a team photo.
A grim-faced Tom Herman could hear the whoops and hollers of SMU players as the Houston coached tried to explain a shocking 38-16 loss to the Mustangs on Saturday night.
Palms are a familiar sight, almost as symbolic of Galveston as our majestic oaks, palms lend a tropical flavor to island life.
A new pest has emerged that threatens all ash trees, although it is not yet in Galveston County: Emerald Ash Borer.
Spring in Galveston always offers an outstanding array of flowering trees and shrubs. Currently on display are orchid trees (Bauhinia). All around the island you can see small trees covered with large pink to purple or white blossoms. We lost a number of these to Hurricane Ike but they seem to be returning to local landscapes in large numbers. This is not surprising, as they are spectacular during blooming season.
Happiness, habits and human nature are the focuses of Gretchen Rubin’s lively research and writing.
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.
I do not like the shorter day lengths as September comes to an end and October nears. However, the cooler (more or less, depending on the week) daytime temperatures over the autumn season sure soothe my displeasure with shorter day lengths.
The Master Gardner 2015 Fall Plant Sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 10 in Carbide Park located at 4102 Main Street in La Marque. I feel I am mimicking some television commercials in stating that the upcoming sale will be new and different. Even so, the sale will really be different in many aspects.
The Louisiana iris continues to be a popular plant in local landscapes. Despite their common name, Louisiana irises are grown in much of the United States and even in Canada and other parts of the world.
It’s been six years since Pat Green released his most recent collection of original songs, but that doesn’t mean he ever stopped playing music.
Director Jonathan Demme is as unpredictable as when his film “Silence of the Lambs” took best picture at the Oscars by surprise in 1992.
The Dog Days of August will be arriving very soon. Daytime temperatures have already danced around the century mark during the last week of July so there is no need to remind you that August is the peak of the heat season in Galveston County.
We visited the Niigata City Aquarium Marinepia Nihonkai just after lunch one day. It is just off the Sea of Japan on the coast in Niigata. The aquarium exhibits some 500 species of marine creatures (and thousands of specimens total).
Rosenberg Library is pleased to announce that “The Ice Merchant,” by Paul Boor is its selection for the Summer 2015 Museum Book Club Series. “The Ice Merchant” is the second book by Dr. Paul Boor, a professor of pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. It was the first-place winner in the 2007 Texas Writers’ League Novel Contest.
Weeds in the landscape. Weeds in the vegetable garden. Just about every gardener has their own weed or army of weeds to disparage or groan about.
Perched among dense trees high above the Sandy River Delta confluence in Oregon sits an elliptically shaped bird blind conceived by renowned artist and architect Maya Lin. Forgive us Maya for we, The Friends of Galveston Island State Park, have knocked off your design with a few practical tweaks and transplanted it onto the flat lands coastal prairie of Galveston Island State Park.
“The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”
ROSSLIN, SCOTLAND - Enigmatically decorated Rosslyn Chapel here is testament to literature and film’s tsunami power. In a 1987 guidebook, it rated a single paragraph. Before the 2003 novel “The Da Vinci Code,” and the 2006 movie, the chapel, seven miles from Edinburgh, had about 30,00 visitors annually.
This is an important book because it asks us to confront the possibility of a society in which books are banned, where firemen do not put out fires but burn books and houses and people who dare to want to explore the possibilities of a life of learning. It was written over 60 years ago by science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, and its premise is enough to scare the you-know-what out of a person.
GALVESTON - Rosenberg Library proudly announces its upcoming exhibition “Voices from the Past: An Exhibit Celebrating African American History in Galveston.” Featuring historic images from the library’s archival collection, the opening of this special exhibit will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday during Art Walk. The event will take place in the Harris Gallery located on the fourth floor of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave.
Question: Can you identify a plant I have seen growing in several local landscapes? It started blooming near the end of May and it’s still putting on an eye-catching flower display. The flower heads are round, baseball-size and produced on long slender stalks and the individual flowers are blue.
As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own. From time immemorial, sentiments of various kinds have been associated with particular flowers.