Around 1,200 people lost power in Galveston on Friday morning, after a Waste Management trash truck took down a utility pole near Seawall Boulevard.
After hosting 110 teams and raising more than $3,000 during the inaugural Cougar Beach Bash, the sand volleyball tournament returns to East Beach with more than 150 players preregistered for the event.
Except for the heat, near-perfect conditions for fishing prevailed over the Galveston area on Friday. Anglers on the water early had the best luck and just about all of the typical summertime hot spots paid off.
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Kevin Son, left, and Alex Rivard photograph and take down the GPS coordinates for an area in Big Reef where they noticed an oil-like sheen along the jetty Friday during an environmental assessment by the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.