The United States Army is conducting training this week in Texas City leading to an increased presence of helicopters, Emergency Coordinator Derek Duckett said.
More than 800 students making up the inaugural class of the Lobit Education Village, which started school in the new building Wednesday.
Nearly everybody wonders what the future holds, and some people spend time and money trying to find out in advance.
Photo by Jennifer Reynolds
Descendants of Harris Kempner include, from left, Eliza Quigley, Zach Sasser, Robert Lynch, Taylor Thomas, Barbara Sasser and former Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas, center seated, who is Kempner’s great-granddaughter. All are involved in civic and philanthropic ventures in Galveston. Quigley is vice president of the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund. Zachary Sasser has been employed most recently in Galveston by ACS in disaster housing recovery for Galveston County. Lynch is president of Foster Farms Inc. Taylor Thomas is a full-time volunteer at Moody Gardens. Barbara Sasser is an honorary board member and past president of the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, and Lyda Ann Thomas is director ex-officio of the foundation. The portraits behind the group are of I.H. Kempner and H.L. Kempner Jr. Other family members living on the island but not pictured are Quinn and Kadin Quigley, Harris Lynch, Cathy Lynch, Tim Thompson and H.L. “Shrub” Kempner Jr.