Ball High School’s K-TOR The Tornado radio will broadcast “The Joe Show” at 4 p.m. today at

NASA astronaut, Joe Acaba will host his second show on Third Rock Radio from 252 miles above Earth at

The school’s internet radio show has received special permission to broadcast the show.

For information, email

The Santa Fe Independent School District board of trustees will have a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today at 4133 Warpath in Santa Fe. For information, call 409-925-3526.


The Texas City High School Cheerleader’s will have its Santa’s Holiday Cheer Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the school’s cafeteria, 1431 Ninth Ave. N.

Registration is $30 per participant. Early registration will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and late registration will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday ($35 fee).

For information, call Theresa Solis, 409-370-1692.


The La Marque High School Cougarettes will have its dance clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the school’s dance room, 397 Duroux Road.

Participants will be able to perform in the Cougarette Winter Show at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the school’s auditorium.

For ages 4-12. Registration is $50 per person at the door.

To register, email


The University of Houston-Clear Lake will present its Autism Speaker Series from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Garden Room of the Bayou Building on its campus, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

“Teaching Tolerance: Managing Meltdowns,” will be the topic of discussion.

To register, visit


The Galveston College Community Chorale will present its annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For information, visit

The Texas City Independent School District board of trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpson Education Support Center, 1700 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. For information, visit


Brightwood College will have its Holiday Fest with Santa event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 3208 FM 528.

Admission is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments, a tacky sweater contest, crafts, giveaways and more.

For information, call Claire Per-Lee, 205-503-5954.


Communities in Schools-Galveston County will have its From Hardship to Hope banquet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Commodore Room at Sea Star Base Galveston, 7509 Broadway.

Dale Erquiaga, national CIS president, will be the guest speaker.

A $30 donation per person is asked. Tables also are available for $300 each.

For tickets or information, call Connie Hebert, 409-539-9055, or Eugene Lewis, 409-443-6666.


The 15th annual Houston Area Community College Student Exhibition will be on display through Dec. 15 at the art gallery at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Free parking will be available in the Visitor Lot or Student Lot D.

For information, visit or call Jeff Bowen, 281-283-3376.

Spring registration is open through Jan. 12 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston. Students can register online at Classes begin Jan. 16. Late registration will be from Jan. 13 through Jan. 23.

The Galveston Noon Optimist are accepting entries for its annual Optimist International Essay Contest through Jan. 19, 2018. The contest is open to all middle and high school students ages 18 and younger in Galveston. “Can Society Function Without Respect” is the topic. The first place prize will be $250. For information, email Cynda Mullikin, or Diane Moore,


The College of the Mainland Art Gallery is accepting submissions of lens-based photography works with the theme of “Transformation” through Feb. 14, 2018 at 1200 Amburn Road.

Each artist is eligible to enter up to five lens-based works. No entry fee.

Email entry to

The Youth For Understanding organization is seeking families to assist in the placement of international exchange students while they attend local high schools in our area. More than 2,000 YFU students come to the U.S. from about 50 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America and the Pacific.

Those interested should call 866-493-8872 or visit

Email school calendar items to, or call Angela Wilson, community news editor, 409-683-5239.

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