• By GEAN LEONARD
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It is Tuesday at the Shell Houston Open (SHO) and I have found my assigned spot at the media center. I glance across the aisle to see that Greg Moore from Golf WRX is going to be my neighbor.

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Ever since the days of the dial-up modem, I’ve played fantasy sports online with friends; it’s, quite simply, a lot of fun.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Wednesday, all eyes were on the weather. While Galveston itself managed to escape the worst of it, other areas along the Galveston Bay Complex were hit with strong winds and heavy rain.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the Houston Rodeo is the largest rodeo event in the nation. Being a monthlong event, with some of the biggest payouts, it brings in the top cowboys and cowgirls in the world.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Gusty winds caught the attention of everyone Tuesday and it appears that we will be dealing with these winds for a few days. The beach water temperature continues to climb and now is hovering around 75 degrees, which is all the better for fishing.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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The Shell Houston Open (SHO) begins play this Thursday at The Golf Club of Houston. This is the last year that Shell will serve as title sponsor for the event, marking the end to a long and successful run which now produces as strong a field as any PGA Tour regular season event; five of the …

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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This time of year, wind most likely is an issue for fishing; however, springtime anglers have learned to make the most of it and go after the fish.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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The water is warming and fishing continues to improve. Sunday, good conditions prevailed all morning and it wasn’t until the afternoon that the wind started picking up.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday was one of those unusual days, as far as wind is concerned. Before noon a strong southwest wind gusting to over 30 knots kept anglers from heading out. As the day progressed, the wind switched to the north with moderate to strong velocities and by afternoon a light southeast wind set in.

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For nearly 80 minutes, the Clear Springs Chargers had Alief Elsik — the region’s top-ranked team in the preseason with only one loss on their record — frustrated in a defensive struggle, but two dazzling late goals on free kicks helped the Rams log a solid 3-0 win in Friday’s Region III-6A bi-district match.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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Senior midfielder Madi Bilbrey netted two goals and had one assist, as the Santa Fe Lady Indians made easy work of an outmatched, but hard-fighting Sharpstown Apollos side by the final score of, 5-1, battling windy conditions Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.

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With every player on the pitch for Texas City seeing their first-ever playoff action, the Lady Stings shook off early nerves and rolled by Houston Waltrip, 6-1, in their Region III-5A bi-district match Friday at Butler Stadium.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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The windy conditions set in on Friday as was expected and kept fishing to a bare minimum. Wind velocities to well over 20 knots kept boaters away from the open waters and the jetties. The surf was not fishable on Friday and this scenario likely will last through Saturday.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Specialty gyms aren’t anything new. There are specialized places for yoga, Pilates, Cross-Fit and boxing, and the newest tightly-focused gym is all about stretching. The Stretch Zone, a national chain of stretching gyms, has opened its first Texas facility in Houston.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Both offshore and inshore fishing has turned on, with the warm weather and light to moderate south to southeast winds. This pattern likely will be interrupted as strong winds are in the forecast from several days ahead.

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Soccer may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a sport I truly enjoy covering. Unfortunately, much of the high school soccer season overlaps with crunch time games at the end of the basketball regular season and the basketball playoffs. In 2014 and 2015, we had basketball teams make it al…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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If the unusually low water levels in the Galveston Bay Complex are puzzling you, many others are amazed as well and asking what is causing it. The quick answer is the moon’s position combined with the spring equinox that occurred last Monday. Those factors are distorting the forecasted tide …

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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If you’re like me and grew up on the gulf coast of Texas, then you’re not too familiar with the game of ice hockey.

  • By Capt. Joe Kent
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Another “Chamber of Commerce Day” prevailed around Galveston on Tuesday. Lots of the second wave of spring breakers were out enjoying the beautiful weather and those that chose to go fishing caught some nice fish.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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My brother-in-law Mark does not play golf. His older brother used to and for a short while dated a lovely young woman whose family actually owned their own nine-hole layout a couple of hours away. I really hoped they would marry and live happily ever after, but they did neither.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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What a difference a week makes! You may recall that the first week of spring break started off with cool, windy and damp weather resulting in conditions that were not good for fishing. Unfortunately for our visitors, those conditions prevailed until almost the end of the week.