As the 66,000-member Texas American Federation of Teachers calls on Gov. Greg Abbott and lawmakers to permanently toss out high-stakes standardized testing in public schools, there are some big questions educators and elected officials must answer before we pack away the No. 2 pencils:
The number of new cases of COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations in the county are at their lowest points in months, but vaccines and masking aren't the reason, health officials say.
The highlight on the schedule coming up is a matchup between a Clear Springs Chargers team making its District 24-6A opener and a Clear Lake Falcons standing at 1-0 in district play.
To what extent the absence of fan support impacted play by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, no one can be certain; but, to the man, their team members made mention of how much they missed the typical tit-for-tat chants and songs that usually are a part of the three-day event.
Wow, I want to thank all those who sent in reports for the past couple of days. I’m so grateful. The emails just kept coming about catches over the weekend. If your report is not in my column Monday evening, rest assured, it’ll be Tuesday evening.
As I hope my picks do better in Week 3, the Houston Texans made the right call in not playing quarterback Deshaun Watson on Thursday night.
Thanks to the defense and halftime adjustments for the offense in the second half, the Houston Cougars (3-1, 1-0 AAC) win their conference opener against the Navy Midshipmen (0-3, 0-1) 28-20 in a tight contest Saturday night at TDECU Stadium.
On the waterfront: Texas-based TopSide Marinas this week announced it had acquired waterfront assets of the Galveston Yacht Basin, 715 N. Holiday Drive, from sellers Greg Pappas and Rocky Sullivan, managing partners of GYB Investors, resolving months of rumor and speculation.
You could not have asked for a prettier Friday. Well, the wind could have been lighter. The forecast called for light east/northeast winds. It blew upward to 15 knots on the open bay.
If you’ve never gotten a chance to enjoy a live show at The Grand 1894 Opera House, well, make this upcoming season, which features performances from just about every genre, one that you and your family will take the time to attend.
By now you have seen the trailer, read my thoughts from the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and heard how “Dear Evan Hansen” has been dragged through the social media mud all before hitting theaters.
In 2016, scientists documented the existence of gravitational waves in the universe, a phenomenon Albert Einstein postulated 100 years before. With this discovery, they said, they could look back to the earliest beginnings of the universe.
My Thursday started off like most. I drank my morning coffee, checked emails, paid a couple bills and then showered. Then I headed up to Eagle Point Fishing Camp to check on my boat. It has been out of the water since the storm. I have some upcoming trips, so I needed to make sure it’s ready to go.