A district championship is a major accomplishment for any school in any sport. Landon Etzel, the 2015-16 Galveston County boys athlete of the year, led Clear Creek to three this past school year.
Saturday morning, live shrimp supplies at most bait camps were out by 8 a.m. or earlier. Live croaker inventories were spotty, and most anglers were willing to take croaker in lieu of shrimp.
One of the mantras in our colleges and universities — and maybe in advanced high school classes, too — is that we must teach students to think critically.
The video tape player, an ancient thing, had been repaired and put in good order within the last year or two, so I popped the tape in and sat back to watch and recall the story.
LEAGUE CITY — Michele Zaunbrecher and her husband coordinate a full-fledged Saturday morning clinic for the homeless.
TEXAS CITY — Jos Boix a Cuban immigrant gives back to the community by volunteering and serving on boards and committees.
TEXAS CITY — Tom English has coordinated rescues of some 1000 dogs and helps to get animals in area shelters vaccinated spayed and neutered.
GALVESTON — Margie Frantz a self-styled bookaholic has turned her addiction into dollars for the Rosenberg Library.
GALVESTON — Research scientist Dr. Caterina “Cat” Hernandez travels to Bolivar Peninsula regularly to coach students just beginning to love science.
FRIENDSWOOD — Surfing helps state Rep. Larry Taylor reflect on issues he will be facing and how to best approach them.
SANTA FE — Debbie Abney helps give students with severe disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic events customized for them.
LA MARQUE — Barbara McIlveen received a liver transplant in 2004 and decided to live out her donor's legacy by helping others.
GALVESTON — Offie Ross started the breakfast ministry at Jerusalem Baptist Church 15 years ago and continues to help serve the weekly meals.
TEXAS CITY — Joe Vickery and the Galveston County Marine Corps League make sure a Marine’s death merits more than a line in an obituary.
DICKINSON — From educational scholarships to food supplies Kathy Deats works to help those in need.
KEMAH — Whether they’re keeping an attentive ear on their customers or studying up on the latest drinks bartenders are always in the mix.
GALVESTON — The search for employment in high-growth construction-related fields can lead to new careers with the potential for significant wages.
Demand in nursing a field already experiencing a shortage is expected to increase as Baby Boomers age.
GALVESTON — An island native is helping people harness Mother Nature’s power with his company dedicated to renewable energy resources.
TEXAS CITY — Jobs in the engineering field require hard work and a third for knowledge.
DICKINSON — Veronica Saxon was inspired to pursue a career in the health care field after her grandmother was diagnosed with cancer.
Elementary and secondary school teachers are two of the top 10 projected growth jobs in the Gulf Coast region.
The Gulf Coast economy is expected to generate almost 600000 openings among almost 1000 job categories by 2018 according to a study.
Some of the fastest growing professional jobs in the Gulf Coast region in the next few years will be in various engineering fields.
If you want to work in the food-service industry you’ll need to have an insatiable interest in cooking and willingness to work hard.
GALVESTON — Friends gather gather at Shipley Do-Nuts for good coffee stimulating conversation apple fritters and old-fashioned customer service.
GALVESTON — The 61st Street Pier is one of the best places to hook a prize fish or just hang out with friends.
BOLIVAR PENINSULA — The peninsula is showing steady signs of growth three years after blows from Mother Nature and an ensuing financial crisis.
GALVESTON — The Flagship Hotel was born and died of hurricanes. But even Hurricane Ike’s death punch was not a definitive end to the story.
TEXAS CITY — To help plan the city's 100th birthday more than 100 residents were asked to be part of the centennial committee.
LEAGUE CITY — City leaders are focused on accommodating future population booms as more than half of the city remains undeveloped.
TEXAS CITY — The Texas City Dike is one of the busiest recreation areas along the Texas Coast.
TEXAS CITY — From mayors to refinery workers the Fork and Spoon has long been a hangout spot in Texas City.
KEMAH — The Kemah Boardwalk is one of Galveston County’s most popular places to spend the day or night.
GALVESTON — City officials say the best economic development strategy for the island will be population growth and building more housing for all income levels.
GALVESTON — The Courtyard Cafe is well loved for its cuisine and it's a quiet spot for patrons trying to maximize positions in chess games.
GALVESTON — Medical students writers socialites artists retirees professionals and business owners have gathered at Mod Coffeehouse since it opened.
The recovery housing assistance programs have been mired by delays and after more than a year construction and repairs just now are getting going.
GALVESTON — With millions of federal dollars flowing into the island for rebuilding entrepreneurs see Galveston as a glittering promised land.
GALVESTON — As the housing program gains momentum out-of-town contractors are opening satellite offices on the island.
CRYSTAL BEACH — Recovery on the peninsula is on a brisker pace than a year ago thanks to sheer self-will and new residents.
GALVESTON — Construction could total more than $1 billion after storm recovery work and capital improvement work at UTMB are complete.
GALVESTON — When millions of federal disaster-recovery dollars funnel into the county the masses of contract workers will search for affordable housing.