Saturday, the bite continued for anglers dodging the early morning thunderstorms. Catches were reported from all around the Galveston Bay Complex, with the beach front areas offering the best action and a larger variety of fish.
Dickinson swarmed Friendswood with a late first-half scoring spree, and managed to hold off the never-say-die Mustangs squad for a 21-16 win that came down to the final minute in Friday’s District 24-6A showdown at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
Two years ago at the Mod Coffee Shop, I pitched the idea of a newspaper series on the wharves to then-editor Heber Taylor. Over the years exploring Galveston County, I had met the most interesting, shall we say, characters around the wharves. Not to mention I wanted to get behind the fences to see firsthand the ships and the people who make them go.
I have mixed feelings about the column written by Dayna Owen, the director of communications for Friendswood ISD (“A 21st century struggle,” The Daily News, Sept. 19). Nicole Ferro, who was the teacher mentioned in the column, has the unfortunate task of teaching English (now a subject with the vague name of “Language Arts”) to seventh-graders for whom punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing “do not exist” — those skills having been replaced by the dubious skill of texting on cellphones.