Clear Springs’ Craig Dailey did what almost no other head coach would do at halftime of a closer-than-expected game. He gathered his players together for a team photo.
A grim-faced Tom Herman could hear the whoops and hollers of SMU players as the Houston coached tried to explain a shocking 38-16 loss to the Mustangs on Saturday night.
Steve Mataro was 8 years old and living in the New Jersey housing projects, but not the worst-off kid he knew. That was perhaps his next-door neighbor, a girl with muscular dystrophy. When New Jersey icon Jerry Lewis launched a benefit to raise money for muscular dystrophy, Mataro went door to door in his humble neighborhood, knocking on doors and collecting spare change to donate to the charity in the girl’s honor.
If you run into your Texas First Bank loan officer at the grocery store or at church, that’s on purpose. Chris Doyle, the bank’s president and CEO, requires employees to live in the communities where they work.
Dr. Ahmed E. Ahmed was born into a large, well-to-do family in Egypt near the ancient tombs of the pharaohs.
Joe Haralson has faced down killers, helped to bring in dangerous fugitives and risked life and limb to keep other people safe and to help provide a measure of justice.
Robert Hockley was in solitary confinement in a state prison when he read his first book.
Dr. Michael Marquez keeps a photograph near his principal’s desk at McWhirter Elementary in Webster, a reminder of sacrifices and dreams.
A layoff of supervisors at his computer firm left Mark Stephens out of a job, back into Galveston, and full circle to the Boys and Girls Club.
At age 26, Tracy Cable can be a bit old-fashioned.
Mary Dunbaugh is a petite woman known for an extra-large heart.
Longtime educator Dr. Lynn Ray Ellison started a movement several years ago to remember the forgotten side of integration — the African-American schools and communities that disappeared with changing times.
Shari Ferguson was a successful computer programmer, avid athlete and Little League coach when disaster struck 24 years ago.
Syamantak Payra was eyeing the leg brace of a family friend crippled by polio when he realized he could reinvent it.
As a little girl, Destin Simmons used to hide under the bar at Selena’s Blue Room in Galveston while her great-grandmother worked the cash register.
Dick and Horacene Daugird, founders of the Lighthouse Charity Team, have been serving the community and meals for nearly three decades.
The Daily News has named Hilda Torres a 2013 Everyday Hero for her work helping found the Mexican folklore dance troupe and helping high school students.
For her creative work slotting donations and support to a variety of charitable causes, Jaree Hefner has been named a 2013 Everyday Hero.
For her volunteer work, especially in forming the Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance, The Daily News staff selected Angela Brown as a 2013 Community Champion.
For his community service, The Daily News staff chose Mark Ciavaglia as a 2013 Community Champion.
For his work in the League City community, The Galveston County Daily News named Rick Wade a 2013 Everyday Hero.
Steve Mataro, with DSW Homes, is a Community Champion for his contributions to Jack Johnson Park in Galveston and renovations to a historic house in The 1867 Settlement in Texas City.
For his work as a firefighter and in the San Leon community, The Galveston County Daily News named Scott Lyons a 2013 Everyday Hero.
For his work on behalf of students, teachers and parents in the county, the region and the state, The Daily News staff selected CCISD Superintendent Greg Smith as a 2013 Community Champion.
For his volunteer and mentor work in the community, Clayton Summerall-McNabb has been named a 2013 Everyday Hero.
For continuing to help the less fortunate, The Daily News staff selected the Mental Health Division at the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office as a 2013 Community Champion.
The Daily News staff chose Vera Bell-Gary as a 2013 Community Champion for her work on behalf of The 1867 Settlement Community.