Clear Springs seniors Sierra Cheatham and Tasharian Robinson recently received the type of recognition that head girls basketball coach Pam Crawford saw the potential for each player when she first met them years ago.
The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius' 20th annual Fat Tuesday Parade brought an end to the Mardi Gras celebrations in Galveston.
The second weekend of Mardi Gras comes to a close with the crowd favorite Krewe of Barkus and Meaux parade and the Children's Parade
Dogs, cats, pigs, ferrets, snakes, along with a pony and a chicken and their owners paraded Sunday February 7, 2016, through downtown Galveston for the 18th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade.
The Firefighters Local 571 hosted the annual Mardi Gras Children's Parade on Sunday February 7, 2016, in Galveston. The parade, with floats full of children and their families, brought the second weekend of Mardi Gras to a close.
For revelers with extra beads after Mardi Gras, there are a few options.
The Mardi Gras celebration continues with the second weekend of parades, including Knights of Momus' Grand Night Parade.
The second weekend of Mardi Gras continues in Galveston on Saturday February 6, 2016, with the annual Krewe d' Esprit Rosaire Parade.
The second weekend of Mardi Gras gets rolling Friday with the Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade, Krewe Babalu's 11th annual All Krewe Parade and the Krewe of Maximilian Parade. The Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers also made an appearance to play for the Krewe of Eiland's balcony party, as well as American rapper Pitbull, who performed at the 20th annual San Luis Salute.
The executive board of the Knights of Momus recently announced Doug Matthews as the Grand Marshall for the Momus Grand Night Parade set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers has been coming to the island to help celebrate Mardi Gras for 31 years, but this year may be their last.
This January was slightly cooler than normal in Galveston County. The month, however, was characterized by persistent cool conditions rather than any really cold weather.
You put your right hand in, you put your right hand out, you put your right hand in, and you shake it all about … You do the Hokey Pokey and you spin your umbrella around, that’s what Mardi Gras is all about — well at least that’s what the sixth annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade was all about.
Parades on Sunday are geared towards families with the Sunshine Kids parade and the Shriners parade.
Galveston police arrested 22 people on Friday and Saturday in places where Mardi Gras celebrations took place, according to Galveston spokesman Michael Grey.
Mardi Gras activities continued across Galveston Saturday with numerous parades and performances, including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade, the Krewe of Gambrinus Parade and the Zaniest Golf Cart Parade.
Mardi Gras in Galveston official kicked off Friday night with the George P. Mitchell Parade and the 6th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade sponsored by the Daily News. Costumed revelers took to the streets of downtown Galveston to take in the sights and sounds.
Ever since Mardi Gras was revived in 1985 as public celebration, those attending the event have seen a wide variety of weather, from sleet and freezing temperatures to sunshine and temperatures in the 60’s.
Texas City rang in Mardi Gras with the second annual Mainland Mardi Gras Parade Saturday, January 23, 2016. Costumed revelers, school groups, bands and local law enforcement agencies and first responders took part in a colorful parade, which was preceded by a fun run. Mardi Gras activities continue in the county this week with parades in Galveston held next weekend.
Texas Country singer Cory Morrow opens up about growing up in the Houston area, his sobriety and how it affected his music career and more.
Handguns might be a more common sight at the city's Mardi Gras celebration, thanks to new state laws allowing the weapons to be openly carried in most public places.
Do you go all out for Mardi Gras? Do you decorate your house? Dress up your pets? If you do, we want your pictures. Send your Mardi Gras decoration photos to email@example.com. and we will print them in the paper.
In this week's Scenes column, Mardi Gras events and “Sale for Tails."
The 18th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Island Humane Society, is set for 1 p.m. Feb. 7. Promoting the theme “For Your Paws Only,” this year’s parade will move to the historic Strand area in downtown Galveston.
It's Mardi Gras time again, and the music scene is kicking back up after the holidays.
The Galveston County Daily News donated $500 to Kathy Conlon-Townsend to help bring the Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers to Galveston for Mardi Gras in February.
Come dressed in your sweetest outfit for Moody Garden’s 30th annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, 1 Hope Blvd.
In response to the article "2 Seawall Mardi Gras parades to move downtown" (The Daily News, Dec. 22): This is so sad! Both of these parades used to run on 25th Street in prior years. Obviously, the change was made years past to have it on our seawall, which makes sense. I don't want to take my grandson down to The Strand as it is geared for the adults and alcohol consumption. This is not a message our city should be sending to our families and guests who drive for hours to enjoy these kids events.
The Mardi Gras Children’s Parade and the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade both will move from the seawall to downtown for this year's celebration.
The city of Galveston declared February 25, 2011, as George P. Mitchell Day and the Mardi Gras! Galveston festivities kicked off with a parade in his honor. Mitchell, a philanthropist, developer, founder of Mitchell Historic Properties, and visionary behind the revival of Mardi Gras! Galveston was the inspiration for the Annual George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award. This award was established to honor Mitchell and other individuals, corporations, foundations and groups vital to Mardi Gras’ rebirth and preservation. Each year the recipients are honored with a ceremony in front of The Tremont House and names are added to a plaque that hangs in the lobby of The Tremont House. The 2016 George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award will be presented to Douglas Matthews.
In February, it will be the 32nd appearance of the Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers at our Mardi Gras celebration. They turned down an invitation this year from Carnival in Italy to be with us; however, we must, again, raise the $35,000 necessary to bring this fabulous band here.
Former city manager Doug Matthews will receive an award from the city’s Mardi Gras organizers for his role in bringing the annual event back to the island.
Mardi Gras 2015 is in the books, but we take one last look at the big events from the finale weekend of the festival in Galveston.
Floats traveled through downtown Galveston during the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius’ 19th annual Fat Tuesday Parade in Galveston.
County law enforcement made 21 DWI arrests through the no-refusal program during Mardi Gras celebrations this year, according to District Attorney Jack Roady’s office.
GALVESTON — Although one of the last Mardi Gras parades probably had fewer beads, it made up for it with more fur and four-legged creatures including a few ferrets.
GALVESTON — For the first time, police used city street sweepers to help clear a sometimes unruly crowd following Galveston’s biggest night of Mardi Gras on Saturday, and all seemed to go smoothly.
GALVESTON — Cloaked in a long, glittering robe of classic Mardi Gras purple, green and gold with a cloth helmet to top it off, Roger Watson wanted to inspire revelers in Galveston to have fun and wear costumes.
The final weekend of Mardi Gras in Galveston kicked of Friday with the Mummers on the Strand, the Danny Weber Memorial Firetruck Parade and the Krewe Babalu Parade
Special recognition is in order for all the people who donated money toward bringing Quaker City String Band — known locally as the Mummers — to Galveston again this year.
Photos from Mardi Gras 2015 will be continually added to this gallery.
Return of the Mummers, Salute’s 50 Shades of Red, A&M watch party part of finale weekend of Mardi Gras
Police on Wednesday released the number of Mardi Gras-related arrests during the event’s first weekend.
The first weekend of Mardi Gras Galveston included plenty of parades, beads and the Budweiser Clydesdales. Check out our video recap and get a sneak peek of what's to come next weekend.
The first weekend of Mardi Gras Galveston included plenty of parades, beads and the Budweiser Clydesdales. Check our our video recap and get a sneak peek of what's to come next weekend.
The weather, overall, was near ideal for the first weekend of Mardi Gras. It may have been somewhat on the cool side Friday night, but ample sunshine (except for some periods of fog) and a return to southerly breezes gave us fairly pleasant conditions for the parades on Saturday.
Crowds gathered Friday for the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Parade followed by hundreds of decorated umbrellas for the Uptown Umbrella Brigade in the traditional purple, green and gold of Mardi Gras, to flamingos, jellyfish and sea themes to zombies with umbrellas. Parades and events continue through the weekend.
It’s not a secret to most: The cost of a prime camping spot along Seawall Boulevard for first-weekend Mardi Gras parades is a $17 parking ticket or less.
Mardi Gras! Galveston 2015 kicks off today with parades, musical acts and special events. The festivities will continue through Fat Tuesday on Feb. 17.
Runners and walkers have two Mardi Gras-themed races this weekend. Three hours and 30 miles separate the two events, each of which has its own way to celebrate.