A Muslim-owned Galveston restaurant has received an outpouring of support since reporting that had been vandalized with bacon.
Texas City overcame a strong start by Ball High with high energy and hustle as the Stings defeated the Tors, 68-54, in both teams’ District 23-5A opener Tuesday at Ball High.
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote that “The world will be saved by beauty,” which leads us to ask two rhetorical questions: first, does this mean that the world is lost and, second, is ugliness to blame for its condition? Rhetorical questions require no answer, but what we can see for ourselves is that in their multiple forms — artistic, personal and moral — beauty and ugliness contend for cultural supremacy. Today the general consensus among humanistic thinkers is that a “cult of ugliness” prevails.
“A Wild and Precious Life,” by Deborah Ziegler, 2016, Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 352 pages, $26
On Sept. 10, The Bryan Museum celebrated their inaugural fundraiser, An Evening at The Bryan. This will be an annual event hosted by the museum, and they are already planning for next year!
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Maelee and Suzy.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Marco and Coconut.
The closer it gets to the holidays, the harder it is to concentrate on the nemesis of my existence — work. The constant bombardment of TV ads, sale after sale, the “end of year specials,” requests for donations to help the endangered snail population on some deserted island and those heart-tugging requests to make the season truly joyous for all the children and don’t forget the abandoned animals — all crowd into my head driving me to distraction. I have done my research and will make my donations/contributions where I feel it will do the most good.
Despite being just 17 years old and a senior in high school, Dickinson resident Sarah Bryan is an accomplished pianist.
Galveston Historical Foundation received 11 awards at the annual Texas Festivals and Events Association and eight at the annual International Festivals and Events Association in 2016.
Downtown Galveston in the years immediately following the Civil War was thriving, bustling really, home to every conceivable trade plied at the time.
The fourth annual Galveston County Fair and Rodeo’s WinterFest is set for Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds at Jack Brooks Park, state Highway 6, in Hitchcock.
Growing up in the rural South had its tough side. But later I learned that growing up anywhere and everywhere has its own poverty and richness. Here I want to talk about some of the compensations.
It would seem that we have escaped a major storm for another year.
The 50th reunion of the Ball High School Class of 1966 was held at Boudreaux's on the Bayou with an absolutely fantastic turn out!
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Daisy and Taryn.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Lucy and Rocco.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Child and Tamale.
Harold Fattig and Bobby DeSanto were part of a group of friends who wanted to deep-fry turkeys for their families the day before Thanksgiving some 20 years ago.
I am fighting it as hard as I can, but I am losing. I have searched the internet, compared prices and even printed images of what I want, but I still have to physically see it and hold it. The only way to do that is to, to, to … go to a brick and mortar store at a mall which I don’t want to do. While I am not fond of hunting for a parking space, jostling my way through crowds and standing in long lines at a register I am resigned to the inevitable. I will go.
The National Federation Grandmother Clubs of America held their 75th Convention in Galveston at Casa Del Mar’s conference Room. The club, which was organized in 1938, is a nonprofit organization. Clubs were ‘repped from 12, count’em 12 states. Galveston has two clubs of our own; No. 277 Grandmothers Club is the oldest (1954) and Alice Kenney is President; and No. 1033 Santa Fe Crafty Grannies was organized in 2003 with Linda Reiter as President. Mollie Jamison, who is a member of the No. 1033 Chapter was installed as the new President of the National Federation Grandmother Clubs of America. The Grandmother Clubs raised $28,000 for Cancer Research for Children and new members are always welcome. See pix.
Daryl K. "Bigfoot" Stewart was just like any other young boy in Galveston in the 1960s.
I called Candy to find out how her straw bale gardening was going as I am going to try it. In my raised beds I am growing a fantastic crop of weeds and vines, all of which have choked out any real plants. Anyway, instead of getting the usual Winnie-the-Pooh happy, upbeat answer, I got a gloomy Eeyore response. Bill was no better. Something was definitely wrong.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Cassie and Faith.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Arlo and Fonzie.
I apply the title of Charles Dickens’ novel to Athens and Jerusalem as symbols of the two cultures that have affected Western civilization far more than the Paris and London featured in his famous book. Only a few hundred miles of Aegean and Mediterranean waters separated Athens and Jerusalem, yet so different were their cultures, histories and world views that it could almost be said that they represented different planets. Even though both cities still exist, I speak of them in the past tense because they began to lay the foundations of Western civilization nearly 3,000 years ago.
From the gorgeous windows of the second floor San Luis Galveston Island Convention Center ballroom beautiful blue waves tipped with golden sunshine could be seen rolling up on the beach in the early evening on Oct. 15 for the 50th Anniversary Gala for Galveston College. They were indeed “golden!”
Local dancers qualify for world championships set for April in Ireland.
Nearly everybody admires revolutionaries, as we admire tigers, crocodiles and sharks, but we prefer to watch them from a safe distance. Nobody wants to meet up with one.
Have you ever had one of those days where you had a song, tune or something dumb stuck in your head that you couldn’t get rid of? Today it was this song “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood. It could have been worse. It could have been that song where Pink keeps saying “all she wants to do is start a fight.” That is not a good one for a police officer. Anyway, the song started me thinking about a technique criminals use to gain entry into a house or vehicle.
The Friendswood Animal Control pet of the week is Jasper.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Tessa and Cali.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Wyatt and Kim.
Today marks exactly 125 years since two patriotic Galveston women caught a train to Houston to meet with like-minded women to share a proposal to memorialize Texas’ earliest settlers and those who fought for what would become the Republic of Texas.
Celebrating the completion of the historic tree replanting on the island’s historic Broadway esplanade, the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy will host a special Arbor Day Galveston luncheon and silent auction from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13. This special fundraiser will be held in the Conservatory at The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St.
Automobiles in the first precarious years after the 1900 Storm weren’t altogether uncommon on Galveston Island, although few people alive today should or could be expected to remember most of the brands that puttered along the roads at the time.
In recognition of election month this November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit two vintage ballot boxes which were used in Galveston elections during the mid-20th century. The ballot boxes were donated by Lynn Thompson and Burke Evans.
America was old before it was young. Between the founding of Jamestown in 1607, and the declaration of American independence in 1776, Americans were still English and were not allowed west of the Appalachian Mountains. Their English origin showed in their customs, speech and place names.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Jasmine and Poppy.
The Friendswood Animal Control pet of the week is Sadie.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Olivia and Neo.
The Bayou Animal Services pets of the week are Xander and Goku.
King Vidor directed more than 50 movies over the course of four decades, thriving through cinema’s transitions, from silents to sound, from black-and-white to color.
The Dominican, Kirwin and Ursuline Academy high school classes of 1966 gather twice every year to celebrate their lifelong friendship; but every five years the gathering is special. These three schools were the predecessors of O’Connell College Preparatory High School.
It has been awhile since I have taken a young child to a grocery store and had almost forgotten what an interesting experience it can be. I was on the cereal aisle when a mother accompanied by two preschool children rounded the corner and the litany began … “mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy.” I had to stay and see if they wore her down.
For many years, the role of the Texas Navy as a part of our Texas heritage was overlooked and almost forgotten, except for historians and a few brief paragraphs in history books.
“The Roarin’ Twenties, Puttin’ on the Glitz” was the name of this year’s social event/reunion presented by girls from the sororities of yesteryear with the fundraising aspect benefitting Ronald McDonald House Galveston. The event was held at the Top Gallant Room on the Strand, music was provided by The Line Up, catering by Olympia Pier 21 and photography by Jody Micheletta-Marabella. They also offered a casino and a photo booth for the guests’ enjoyment.
Lewis Carroll in “Alice Through The Looking Glass” (Alice in Wonderland) paints the highly imaginative story of a young girl who falls down a hole while chasing a white rabbit — with a watch — and ends up in a truly strange land. I like the poem about the Jabberwocky although I’m not sure why. I guess it has a lot to do with the language and how the words are “kinda” familiar, but you have to work hard to see what they really mean.
The roots of language we call etymology often conceal fundamental truths. Take the word elegant, which derives from the ancient Latin verb elegir, or eleguir in its oldest form, meaning to choose, elect or select. In several modern European languages, including English, it has become a general synonym for things we consider to be elite, among them admirable lifestyles, tasteful acquisitions and graceful behavior. It is the opposite of tacky decisions and clumsy conduct.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Nimue and Franklin.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Nicolette and Kitty.
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.
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.
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.