Around 1,200 people lost power in Galveston on Friday morning, after a Waste Management trash truck took down a utility pole near Seawall Boulevard.
After hosting 110 teams and raising more than $3,000 during the inaugural Cougar Beach Bash, the sand volleyball tournament returns to East Beach with more than 150 players preregistered for the event.
Except for the heat, near-perfect conditions for fishing prevailed over the Galveston area on Friday. Anglers on the water early had the best luck and just about all of the typical summertime hot spots paid off.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Deuce and Mary.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Minky and Henrietta.
The Pokemon are here, and Galveston County is out in the streets to get them.
It is probably no coincidence that poetry of ideal love and beauty flourishes when people dress to the nines. Nudity in art may be admirable, but in the flesh it always disappoints because it leaves nothing to the imagination.
They have a tight hold on my imagination, and watching them provides extraordinary satisfaction.
I had the opportunity to visit with a person from a European country and had to laugh when he told me what warnings he was given before visiting here. He was told not to bring anything that was irreplaceable or valuable. His warnings were the same as we get when we travel overseas.
Joe and Ophelia (Ophie) Garcia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 11 under the sparkling chandeliers of the beautiful Bryan Museum Conservatory.
The Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking 50 personal items like these to be part of the main exhibit at the annual Heritage Festival on Aug. 6.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Marley and Topsy.
Ours has become a world of false echoes, but it entertains us with noise and gregariousness.
But I know my influence is fleeting and unimportant, that strong people will emerge because they are strong, not because of others.
The fact is that scams and preventing crimes is a scary business.
The expecting Laura Hughes McDermott was recently sprinkled with a baby shower, hosted by her sister Katherine Hughes and mom Dr. Nancy L. Hughes, at the fashionable Artillery Club.
Willour has served as the curator, and during some years as executive director, of the Galveston Arts Center almost since its inception in 1986; Willour joined in 1991. His last exhibit, split in two — Twenty Five: A Celebration and Twenty Five: A Conclusion — showcases a lifetime of relationships with artists across the state. Some he gave their very first exhibit to years ago, others are showing for the first time in this exhibit.
One of the jewels in the Baby Apple's crown, the Bryan Museum, celebrated two special occasions June 17.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Kupa and Alley.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Rita and Timmy.
Janus was a two-faced Roman god for whom January was named. One face looked to the future, the other, to the past. It is a convenient metaphor for America, which also looks in both directions.
I am not a natural gardener, but I am a great lover of vegetables picked fresh from the garden.
Being fortunate does not mean that we can live without being careful.
Fulton has traveled to India, Jerusalem and all across Europe. But he was surprised to find the biggest need for dental care he had ever seen was in the backyard of his Friendswood dental practice he ran for more than 20 years.
Women from across the state attended the ninth annual Conference Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit presented by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mistress of Ceremonies was KPRC TV personality Mia Gradney and the successful happening was chaired by Marathon Oil’s Ruth Rendon.
One of my hobbies is collecting books of quotations. I have many of them and spend many hours reading the witticisms and sayings of wise or even just notorious people. Here are some doozies.
Can you believe that in a recent poll 55 percent of Parisians said they preferred to live elsewhere? For centuries, Paris was the world’s dream city, the capital of fashion, fine dining, art and culture. As an old song described it, “How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?” Will the new lyrics now be, “How ya gonna keep ‘em back in Paree after they’ve seen the farm?”
How can you overbook a flight where you know exactly how many seats are available and how many you have sold?
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Desi and Coach.
There was a time when the “& Son” appellation appeared on storefronts and facades all over Galveston and elsewhere, but the frenzy of modern life often found the next generation in many families far away from their roots, leaving family businesses to be handed off to non-descendants.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Sherbert and Tigger.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Jadzia and Dallas.
This is not a reference to reincarnation or the preexistence of souls but to the pre-established world that shapes our life.
After a sleepless night, tossing and turning and worrying about things that were none of my business, I was startled awake by a huge thunder clap. There followed a gigantic downpour of rain that rattled the windows and made me wonder if the roof was adequate to contain it. It was the kind of rainstorm that Galvestonians are familiar with, but this seemed like the granddaddy of them all.
This year I am going to focus on safety/security items that should already be in place but need to be checked to see if they are still operational and in good condition.
Had a good old Italianesque time at Trattoria la Vigna with such luminaries as Charlie Killebrew, Suzanne McClure, Kathy Case Maples, Vic and Joy Fertitta, Sonny and Cheryl Vaiani, Susan Reiswerg, Angie and Alfio Tropea and token Irishman Cindy and John O'Sullivan and their granddaughter Caitlyn Mixon.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Dempsey and Rambo.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Mark and Dizzy.
Few people have heard of Baltasar Gracián, yet at one time he was considered the genius of his age and one of the wisest thinkers of the second millennium.
All you have to do to turn on a flood of conversation with an old person is ask what he remembers about his early life.
With summer here and travel on the horizon many people are booking rooms online. According to Scambusters every 1 in 16 online room bookings ends up being a fake.
Jim and Joy Nelson (of Galveston Bookshop fame) hosted a Bon Voyage party for neighbors Andy and Eleanor Grant.
Little did he know that the chance visit would translate into a starring role in a Whataburger TV commercial with 12-year-old son, Kade.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Thunder and Angel.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Jenny and Tarzan.
GIMOW’s (that's Galveston Island Meals on Wheels to the uninitiated) Wine and Dine began at the Galveston Yacht Club in 2004 and is still one of our favorite evenings for many.
If getting out of the world is a bother, living here forever might be a nightmare. Just think, you could be stuck with supporting worthless Uncle Bernard and ditzy Aunt Agnes for the next 500 years.
I know that I am a lucky fellow just to be able to carry on in the face of tribulations, and I hope you are too.
It happened again. I went shopping, and all of my purchases were “on sale.” When I get to the register and the nice lady is ringing one of my purchases, I notice that it is not for the sale price. She corrected it. Two items later it happened again. Again I caught it and she corrected it. Finally, on the last item it happened again. One time could be a mistake. Two times is stretching it. Three times is no accident, and I know she is trying to make money for the store.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Winston and Tess.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Pita and Sox.
They were halfway to their goal for a service project they began in January to knit and crochet 200 cream, cranberry and gray-colored scarves for the Texas Winter Special Olympics.
Today we agree that clean air, pure water, uncontaminated food and the responsible use of resources are necessary for our biological survival.
So why Africa? Because it was remote and strange and a little bit dangerous.
One of my friends called the other day to see if there was any kind of scam going around that involved someone knocking on the door and when it was answered, a person standing there with a package asks for a person who has never lived at that address.
The Third Five Fabulous Chefs Le Triomphe du Printemps sold out both nights in the elegant atrium venue. It raised more than $30,000 for Universal Access, which provides scholarships to eligible island students attending Galveston College.
Students at K.E. Little Elementary School in Bacliff participated in hands-on science activities Friday, May 20, 2016, during the the 15th annual Space Day. The annual space-themed day is an opportunity for students in kindergarten through fourth grade to meet the men and women who make a difference in the exploration of space. The Space Science Girls, four NASA scientists with superhero personae, kicked off the fun with a rowdy assembly.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Blue and Binks.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Wendy and Freda.
For seven years, Jessi Smith has been riding and showing horses across the state of Texas.
The 18th-century Enlightenment, sometimes called the Age of Ideas, was centered in France but with outliers in all the Western nations. France had many enemies, but even its enemies admired French culture and considered it the gold standard of civilization. The Enlightenment set in motion many of the ideals the world still pursues: equality and freedom, elimination of aristocratic privileges, access to education and opportunity, overthrow of despotic monarchies, establishment of representative government and disestablishment of religion. Despite this meaty agenda, it was also the last time intellectuals had a sense of humor and caricature. Most of them were ever ready to party and enjoy life. They were like brilliant children playing with the exciting new toys we call ideas. Unlike contemporary thinkers who usually work in solitude, the Enlightenment geniuses thought best in conversation and company.