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.
A relative of Jack Johnson, a Galveston native and the first African-American heavyweight boxing champ, celebrated Sunday what would have been her great, great uncle's 135th birthday at the park bearing his statue and named in his honor. The celebration urged U.S. President Barack Obama to grant Johnson a posthumous pardon for his 1912 arrest and conviction under the Mann Act.