Friendswood recognized for award-winning presentation

The city of Friendswood has again been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. It was presented to Katina Hampton, director of administrative services, second from left; Jennifer Walker, budget manager; and Rhonda G. Bloskas, deputy director of administrative services, finance, far right, by Phyllis Rinehart, far left, from the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas. This is the 17th consecutive year the city has been awarded this recognition.

Court Appointed Special Advocates will have its virtual information session for potential advocates at 11 a.m. today; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; and 11 a.m. Aug. 21. To sign up, email For information, visit or call 409-572-2552.

The Galveston County Community Action Council Board of Directors will have a rescheduled meeting via video and telephone at 1 p.m. today. To join the Zoom meeting, use meeting ID: 850-5461-1611, Password: 981989; and to join via phone, call 346-248-7799. For information, call Rosalyn Preacher, 409-765-7878.


AMOCO Federal Credit Union will have its Shred Day event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center, 2555 Interstate 45 S., in League City. The Galveston Island Humane Society also will be in attendance offering pet adoptions. For information, visit

The Galveston Historical Foundation will celebrate 100 years of the Galveston Island Beach Revue from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at or, as well as on the foundation’s Facebook page. For information, contact Will Wright, or 409-765-3424.

The community is invited to attend a free drive-in movie event at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot near Sears of Mainland City Centre, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, in Texas City. Space is limited. No restrooms will be available. Must remain in vehicle at all times. For information, visit

Bingo games will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Thelma Webber Senior Center, 14304 Beriton St., in Santa Fe. Prizes will be awarded. For information, call 409-925-7653.

Rotary Club of Galveston Island will meet at noon Tuesdays at The San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. For information, call 409-770-9503.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have its hamburger night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. Curbside delivery only. To place your order, call 409-763-9866.

The Galveston Noon Optimists meet at noon Wednesdays at Fish Tales, 2501 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call Carol Hodges, 409-740-3907, or visit the club’s Facebook page at Optimist Club of Galveston Noon.

Seniors ages 60 and older are invited to The 1895 Moody Mansion’s free “Senior Hours” from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 27 at 2618 Broadway in Galveston. Advance registration is required. To register, call 409-765-9770. For information, visit

The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will present a webinar “Employer Actions in a Pandemic Climate” at noon Thursday. Allison Williams and Ashley Thomas, of the law firm Littler Mendelson, P.C., will provide an overview of key employment law considerations triggered by COVID-19. To sign up, visit

The Galveston County Animal Resource Center will offer low-cost pet vaccinations, microchips and registration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 and noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at 3412 25th Ave. N. in Texas City. For information, visit or call 409-948-2485.

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 10393 will have a fish fry from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at 11100 state Highway 6 in Santa Fe. Drive-through only. Plates will be $10 each. For information, call 832-470-7111.

The Bay Area Youth Singers will have rehearsals Mondays beginning Aug. 24 through Dec. 14. For students entering grades 3-12. Registration begins Aug. 1. For tuition information and registration, visit, email info@bayarea, or call 832-425-2329.

The Galveston Art League Gallery will exhibit diverse artworks accepted into its annual fall juried show from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 5 through Sept. 27 at 2117-A Postoffice St. in Galveston. For information, visit or email

Independence Village will present its virtual gala and resident fashion show “Under the Sea” at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. For information, call 832-692-7525 or email texasrealtorsusan@

The Nick Gary Foundation will have its annual 5K Fun Run Sept. 26 at Carver Park at 6615 Park Ave. in Texas City. Registration is $35. To register, visit or call Thelma Bowie, 409-939-4557.

The Grand 1894 Opera House will have its 23rd annual ARToberFEST from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 in Galveston’s Historic Downtown Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street. Rain or shine; live or virtual. For information, contact Sarah Piel, or 409-770-5066.

The Galveston Bay Foundation’s 14th annual Bike Around the Bay will be Oct. 24 and Oct. 25. To register, visit

The Rotary Club of Galveston will have its 44th annual chili supper Oct. 28 at a location TBD. For information, contact Ulli Budelmann, budelmann5910@com or 409-939-1224.


Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is currently operating via its online marketplace at Locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products will be available. For information, visit galvestonsown or call 832-819-1561.

Island East-End Theatre Co. will have its Students on Stage Summer Theater Camp for incoming first- through fifth-graders from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 14 at 2317 Mechanic St. in Galveston. For registration and information, visit

The University of Texas Medical Branch is accepting donations for The Care Closet, which assists patients and families in immediate need of nonperishable foods, personal hygiene products and basic articles of clothing. Gift cards also will be accepted. For information, contact Savannah Parks, or 409-266-7542.

The Bay Area Genealogical Society will host its meetings virtually each month. For information, topics, and links to access meetings, visit www.Tx or call Kim Zrubek, 281-992-2636.

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