Crowds descended on Galveston along the seawall and downtown as revelers on Saturday kicked off the first full day of Mardi Gras.
The first full day of Mardi Gras festivities kicked off in Galveston on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with numerous parades featuring costumed revelers, colorful beads and live music. The annual celebration will continue until Fat Tuesday on February 28th.
Mardi Gras Galveston started Friday evening with events including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade, this year held in recognition of Larry Del Papa of Del Papa Distributing Co.
An upper-level disturbance tracking east across Texas and northern Mexico will keep showers and occasional thunderstorms around for most of the day. Although the bulk of the precipitation is expected to move out some time this evening, there is a chance that parades scheduled tonight in Galv…
Mardi Gras Galveston gets underway this evening with events including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade, this year held in recognition of Larry Del Papa of Del Papa Distributing Co.
The photos in Dancie Ware’s corner office in Houston’s Niels Esperson Building are black-and-white images of her with architects who designed Fantasy Arches for Galveston.
Monica Sattler-Mejia, a choreographer with the Tutu Live Krewe, pointed a boot and swung the opposite hip forward during a January practice at Total Fitness, 4910 Seawall Blvd.
Robert Earl Keen, pioneer of Americana music and a living legend to many, will be trekking back to the island for a special performance — Mardi Gras style.
The Galveston Historical Foundation is inviting you and me to a night of food, fun, music and frivolity as it gears up for its Mardi Gras kickoff with its “Menardi Gras Celebration” at 7 p.m. today at the Michel B. Menard House — which just happens to be the island’s oldest residence — at 16…
Again this year, pet lovers have a choice: Take your pet and participate in the 19th Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade or enjoy watching all the frivolity and festivities at the second annual “A Cat’s Eye View” Parade from the balcony of the Jockusch Building, 2025 Strand St., in Galveston.
The 2017 Mardi Gras season kicked off with the annual Mainland Mardi Gras Parade in Texas City on Saturday. The event, presented by the Rotary Club of Texas City, featured numerous decorated floats complete with beads and candy. Mardi Gras in Galveston will begin on February 17.
The Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers will not be appearing at Mardi Gras 2017. Last year, I said I would no longer be able to raise the $35,000 to $40,000 required to fund its trip. Some people came forward and said they would do the work. I turned all the information over…
For the first time since 1986, the Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers won’t be playing at the festival due to fundraising issues.
The Rotary Club of Texas City, which will turn 90 in November, is preparing for its largest fundraiser of the year that will help the organization continue serving those who need it the most in its community on the mainland.
Not even the awful fury of Hurricane Ike could interfere with Clear Lake’s Yachty Gras, now set to celebrate its 19th year of good times in the run-up to the Lenten season.
Again this year on Feb. 26, pet lovers have a choice: Bring your pet and participate in the 19th Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade or enjoy watching all the frivolity and festivities at the second annual “A Cat’s Eye View” Parade from the balcony of the Jockusch Building. Not only wi…
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.
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 Eilan…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.