Space City Con

Cast members from “Game of Thrones” answer questions during a panel at Space City Con at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Jan. 4.

Photo by KEVIN M. COX

Citizens Police Academy

Registration is open for the Texas City Police Department’s 28th Citizens Police Academy by visiting, click on the police tab, then community services to sign-up. Classes will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 25. For information, contact Sgt. Jess Colwell, or 409-643-5738.

  • The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Captain’s Room of the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Ron Sokol will be the guest speaker. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by today by contacting José Boix, or 409-945-0492.
  • Free “Shape and Tone Your Body” classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 1327 Market St. in Galveston. Space is limited. Call 409-692-7833.
  • Then and Now Resale and Bethesda Lutheran Communities is accepting gently used clothes, household goods, books, jewelry, antiques and collectibles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 3330 FM 528 in Friendswood. The group helps to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Call 281-482-2565.
  • Free Tae Kwon Do classes for ages 50 and older will be at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. Beginners are welcome. Call Ashley Shriver, 409-744-4526, or Mary Castiglioni, 409-744-0010.
  • The La Marque Kiwanis Club will meet at noon every Monday except for the first Monday of the month at the International House of Pancakes, 6406 Interstate 45, in La Marque. Call 409-938-9258.
  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6378 and its Ladies Auxiliary will have Hamburger Basket Night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays at 5402 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. The cost is $4. Proceeds will go toward the post’s relief fund. Call 281-337-4952.
  • The Prince Hall affiliated Sarah’s Court No. 1 Heroines of Jericho will meet at 5 p.m. today at Amity Lodge No. 4, 1524 31st St., in Galveston. Call Sharon Barriere, 832-378-1245.
  • The Hitchcock Lions Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church, 6333 state Highway 6, in Hitchcock. Visitors are welcome. Call Annie White, 409-938-1953; or Pat Ivey, 409-935-4388.
  • The Galveston County Family and Individuals Living with Mental Illness support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1601 Lake Road, in La Marque. Call 409-944-4328, 281-585-3100 or visit Email Jan Melis,
  • The Galveston Fencing Club will have beginner fencing classes for ages 8-12 from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and for ages 13 and older from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the gym of O’Connell College Preparatory School, 1320 21st St., in Galveston. Email or visit, or call 409-256-6714.
  • The Galveston County Aggie Moms will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. This meeting will feature the Aggie Family Dinner where members are asked to take a covered dish to share. All Aggie moms, dads and students are invited. Call Deni Mize, 409-741-8646; or Karen Malkey, 281-218-6895.
  • The Col. H.B. Moore American Legion Post No. 89 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at 3028 29th St. N. in Texas City. Call 409-945-8975.
  • The Living in Faith support group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays at 325 Westward Ave. in La Marque. The program is sponsored by the Word of Faith Christian Life Center and is designed to help anyone with substance abuse, alcohol, domestic violence or mental problems. Call Jackie Lynch, 409-998-1900 or visit
  • The Santa Fe chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in the fellowship hall of Arcadia Christian Church, 14201 Beriton St., in Santa Fe. Call Judy Cochran, 409-925-4349; or Linda Reiter, 409-925-4555.
  • The singles group New Directions will meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W. NASA Parkway, in Webster. The group is for ages 55 and older. There will be a potluck dinner after the meetings on the first and third Mondays. Call 409-392-6886 or 281-340-2354.
  • The West Isle Al-Anon group will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. Call 409-744-4526.
  • Coaster Dance Classes will be offering free dance classes at 7 p.m. Mondays at Club Walker, 2200 Lake Road, in La Marque. Call 281-910-0096.
  • Joseph Davis Ministries Inc. will offer a Celebrate Recovery meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays at Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, in Texas City. Call 409-457-8616 or email
  • The Galveston Island Celebrate Recovery Christ-based 12-step group is available from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays at Galveston Bible Church, 424 19th St., in Galveston. The recovery program is available to those working through hurts, habits and hang-ups. Call Erik Bailey, 409-765-5007.
  • The National Society of Artists will meet at 7 p.m. today in the community building at Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Parkway, in Seabrook. The group will have a Swap, Sell or Donate event at this meeting. Call Ada Jones Martin, 832-425-1249, or visit
  • The Texas City Police Academy’s alumni association will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Texas City Police Department, 1004 Ninth Ave., in Texas City. The group also is seeking new members. Call 409-939-6160.

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