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.
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.
The Bayou Animal Services pets of the week are Nyx and Nina.
Although both terms have a negative image in our day, historically, propaganda and rhetoric are deeply and decisively different. Propaganda is the technique of manipulating people with artful lies and a disrespect for reality. Rhetoric, on the other hand, is the art of moving people with truth beautifully and eloquently spoken. It can be argued that truth poorly told is not fully true.
The Galveston Independent School District’s Educational Foundation proudly announces its newest fundraiser, “Out to Eat for Education,” set to take place on Wednesday. Coinciding with Ball High School’s homecoming week, the event will occur on the same day as the homecoming parade.
He died unexpectedly at age 13. But Mendel Cotlar's short life continues to inspire others.
I visited a community center and had the opportunity to chat with some senior citizens. It is amazing what they remember and how interesting their lives have been. My father-in-law told me stories about his life growing up in Louisiana, his experiences in the Merchant Marine and what it was like to be a forward artillery observer in World War II. My life seems pale in comparison.
Maybe it’s true that the more things change the more they stay the same. Charles Taylor of Nacogdoches wrote in 1839: “Nothing is now talked of but the approaching elections. I was present yesterday at a ‘stump speechification.’ There was much recrimination and but little discrimination between the Candidates.”
The National Federation Grandmother Clubs of America are having their 75th, count’em 75th National Convention here on the Baby Apple through Tuesday at our own Casa Del Mar Suites. This convention includes lots going on, f’rinstance, there was a “Meet and Greet” last night at the Casa with the public invited.
Friendswood resident Pat Grissom's marriage lasted only three months. But she learned the lesson of a lifetime.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Patty Cake and Daniel.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Geller and Derby.
Trond Saeverud, conductor and musical director of the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, talked about the Oct. 2 concert.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
It comes as no surprise that the Western concept of tolerance has religious roots. But not the sort we would expect if we compare tolerance to the iconic ideals of brotherhood, forgiveness and charity. Early Christians were replete with these virtues, but they were unwilling to tolerate many things — Caesar-worship, gladiatorial death duels and a bucket list of sins. Which explains why so many of them suffered martyrdom rather than yield.
In “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” Mr. Wonka is developing a candy that never wears away which he calls his “Everlasting Gobstopper.” One is all you would ever need. A unique concept.
Happily crossing Rosenberg on Market Street is Gypsy Joynt, a quirky eatery opened by Boss Lady Lori Atchison Weller. A family affair, Lori is the daughter of Evelyn and the late Ivey Atchison of the storied Atchison filling station on 71st Street and Stewart Road. Lori’s husband Keith Weller is head Chef/Grill Master and daughter Kaitlin Weller Stafford is the baker of those heaven sent pies and giant cookies and cinnamon rolls. Her husband Ryan Stafford is also a Chef as is daughter Merry Weller. Son Jordan Weller is the Jack of all trades and his wife Evangeline Weller is bar manager. Daughter Heyley Weller greets you as you enter this beaded and befringed space. Son Braedan Weller and girlfriend Colleen Kelly are in charge of the many different coffee drinks. Make time to visit this place, it’s right across from Maceo’s on 27th and Market streets.
The Friendswood Animal Control pet of the week is Ellie.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Dr. Buggles and Black.
”A wise man once said from every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says ‘I have survived.’” — Father Craig Scott
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Paisley and Glenn.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Misha and Jupiter.
It has been eight years since Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston. The hurricane packed winds of more than 110 mph and slammed the island on Sept. 13, 2008. Ike left billions of dollars in damages in its wake.
The Bayou Animal Services pets of the week are Charley and Tristan.
Recently, I visited my Appalachian birthplace and without fail the experience had its disturbing effect. I have spent many more years here than there, and with each return visit I must slip back into an alter ego I left behind all those years ago. I need that person and the perspective of those early times to reintroduce me to my first world. Since then I have earned degrees, learned a few languages, read and written books, taught at universities, and most of all, made a living and raised a family. To go back to that first world involves a strange metamorphosis. I welcome it, but it does not readily welcome me. We are a bit standoffish with each other. To put it paradoxically, my old world and I are familiar strangers.
I’m sure that somewhere there is an actual motel that has that for its name. Las Vegas touts its message of things staying in Vegas. I suspect that these places are attempting to create the illusion that there is an invisible dome surrounding them that prevents any hint of anything you do there from leaking out to the real world.
Once there was a place, and they called it “Camelot on the Baby Apple.” Our Lady of Guadalupe was an elementary school taught by the Ursuline sisters and the Oblate fathers. There is a yearly reunion and this year found longtime kindergarten teacher, Mary Frances Sunseri, there. She turns 91 on Sept. 26, and was the hit of the party. Also there were teachers Geni Figari Kirschner, Veronica Cromie, Jo Jeffries and mom April Beall. Rob Quintero and Naomi Hernandez were the driving forces behind this get together. More to come as details emerge.
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Back to School Tips sent pediatricians some information about school lunches. The National School Lunch Program has been trying to do the following:
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Stella and Duke.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Anastasio, Drizzle and Bach.
The Bayou Animal Services pet of the week is Princess Oreo.
Galveston Historical Foundation will hold its third annual sustainability conference, Living On The Edge — Taking Action, on Oct. 20-21 in the 1859 Ashton Villa.
The unbridled joy of riding a bike can be seen on the faces of many children this summer. But it’s a new experience for Katelyn Vincik, 5, of Victoria, Texas.
UTMB School of Nursing’s annual runway event, the Holiday Style Fashion Show and Luncheon, will be held Nov. 1 at the Galveston Island Convention Center.
What does this have to do with crime prevention? Everything — as we prepare to harpoon some of the whales (scams) that are swimming in our techie oceans.
In North Alabama, fiery unionist orator and educator Charles Christopher Sheats (1839-1904) persuaded Winston County to declare itself Unionist and break free of Alabama.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Hagrid and Jack.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Petey and Blu.
The Friendswood Animal Control's pet of the week is Scotch.
Today store-bought purple martin houses can model the most exotic southern plantation houses, but even these expensive, commercial efforts pale in comparison to the creations of Bolivar’s Russell Cripps.
Galveston County's schools of higher ed are both entering middle age and doing so gracefully...
After all, why would someone lie to you about your IRS tax return, your roof needing work, your confidential financial information needing to be updated?
Ted was old only in the sentimental meaning of the word. He had few birthdays and died tragically when we were both young. Later I had other friends — but none as loyal as Ted. There were other youngsters where we lived, but I think I was Ted’s only friend.
Millions of working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck and don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Cindy and Shuga.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Ivan and Melody.
BK Stringer, named one of the top 12 — count'em 12 — bartenders in Houston, now plies his tasty trade right here on the Baby Apple.
Bill had fallen victim to one of the oldest sales ploys around.
Nearly every American I know would like to speak a foreign language.
On Aug. 11, the Gala Gals for Galveston College’s 50th Anniversary Gala 2016 (at the Galveston Island Convention Center on Oct. 15) put finishing touches on the most exciting “Travelin’ through Time” auction packages including a trip to Acapulco, Mexico, five days for 10 at a private villa, and a glorious ski-trip in Park City, Utah, a trip to Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia, plus an unbelievably elegant staycation at the 1838 Menard House featuring two nights for 6 from Galveston Historical Foundation There also is an opportunity to hold a Christmas season party and/or Mardi Gras party for 12 to 16 at Moody Mansion from the Mary Moody Northen Endowment. These terrific trips are among the top 20 auction packages on the bid board!