"If the Shoe Fits: A Meant to Be Novel" by Julie Murphy, 2021, Hyperion, 304 pages, $26.99
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.
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.
Cooler temperatures, sunny skies and low humidity levels have brought near ideal Fall weather to Galveston County. Minimum temperatures this morning ranged from 70 degrees on Galveston Island to the low-60’s over northwest portions of the County. Cool mornings and mild to warm afternoons (wi…
Daily News Film critic Dustin Chase rounds up the good, the bad, the ugly and the dismal from the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.
Reading is important to babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Reading allows infants to learn that vocal sounds have meaning and learning that meaning can be fun.
While living in Texas, we weren’t concerned about contracting Lyme disease. Now that we’re living in Connecticut though, we must check for ticks after working in the yard or going for a hike. Now there’s a new approach being tested that will prevent Lyme disease. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Where are you at in life? Are you ready to take it to another level? How can you expose yourself and be noticed? Find out who needs your services and expert knowledge, then set up a meeting. Don’t wait to be asked. It’s time to be aggressive and force the interception.
Samuel J. Ryder never played on a Ryder Cup team. Indeed, the golfer who stands atop the Ryder Cup trophy is not, in fact, even modeled after the man it honors. More on that later; right now, a look at the European player lineup.
As if on cue, the cold front is due to reach the upper-Texas coast late Tuesday or early Wednesday, just as the Autumn Equinox arrives on Sept. 22 at precisely 2:21 p.m.
"Horse Girls: Recovering, Aspiring, and Devoted Riders Redefine the Iconic Bond," edited by Halimah Marcus, 2021, Harper Perennial, 304 pages, $17
I covered the Knights’ 37-21 victory over Katy Cinco Ranch, and I have a couple extra tidbits on that game, as well as some thoughts on the Houston Texans’ 31-21 loss against the Cleveland Browns.
The Houston Cougars (2-1) got the job done and easily overwhelmed the Grambling State Tigers (1-2) 45-0 on Friday night at TDECU Stadium, but it came at a cost with QB Clayton Tune going down with a hamstring injury.
Hurricane Nicholas landed a few punches in Galveston County, and one of them knocked out the Beach Girl Triathlon. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the race will be postponed until 2022.
“I’m more dramatic than people like me to be,” Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain) says upon first meeting her future husband. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” isn’t short on dramatics; in fact, this story would seem like fiction if the rise and fall of Jim and Tammy Bakker wasn’t so highly publicized in …
I got an opportunity to see Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase work behind the scenes at a private press screening for the film “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”
Saffron’s reputation as an expensive, exotic spice has often scared away cooks from trying recipes that use the fragrant, colorful threads.
All of us have heard of some famous imaginary friends such as Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore or Harvey, the rabbit. Most children with imaginary friends are considered normal. Dr. Datta Munshi discusses this aspect of children’s social-emotional development at healthychildren.org.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman
Scientists have been working hard to understand where the SARS-CoV-2 virus came from and how much it has evolved. While some blame the lab in Wuhan, China, it’s likely the virus originated in bats and jumped to humans, and that it needed little genetic adaptation to cause the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the final day attending the Toronto International Film Festival, Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase enjoys Jessica Chastain’s presence along with “Wildhood,” “Belfast” and “The Survivor.”
When you’re having a challenging day of golf, it takes extra energy and effort to get back in line. It’s like hooking or slicing the ball, so now you’ve got to dig through the roughage, find the ball and fight your way back to the fairway.
While not a no-name group, the 12 players who will represent the United States in the biannual battle against Europe are not entirely a collection of household names.
Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase reviews a wide range of films on Day 4, including “The Starling,” “Lakewood,” “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” and “The Humans.”
At 7 am this morning, Tropical Storm Nicholas was centered near 25.4 N and 26.9 W, or about 40-miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande. Sustained winds were estimated at 60-mph with a barometric pressure of 1001 MB (29.36”). Nicholas was moving north-northwest at 5-mph on a path…
It’s one of the best times of the year on the sports calendar. Football is in full effect with NFL games joining college and high school this week. So, without further ado, here are my reflections from this past weekend.
The Big 12 Conference will add Houston, BYU, Cincinnati and UCF in the near future. These new four teams will help chart the Big 12 to a new era.
At 10 am CDT, the National Hurricane Service upgraded the disturbance in the southern Gulf of Mexico and a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Galveston County and the Upper-Texas coast.
Sports columnist Keenan Betz’s NFL predictions return, and he hopes to do better in 2021 than in 2020.
The Houston Astros are close to the No. 1 seed, but they haven’t clinched the AL West just yet either. With a little patience, both could be possible.
After settling in for Day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival, Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase reviews "The Power of the Dog," "Titane" and "Encounter."
Novak Djokovic will try to complete his first calendar Grand Slam. Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu made it to the finals match in the women’s singles bracket.
Although out-of-hospital births remain relatively rare, midwives serving Galveston County are reporting an increase since the pandemic began.
After a pandemic-complicated trek to get to Canada, Galveston County Daily News film critic Dustin Chase reviews “Memoria,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Mothering Sunday," which were screened on day one of the Toronto International Film Festival.
A cold front stalled south of Galveston is keeping sunny skies and seasonal temperatures around. For a little while longer.
The Alvin Sunrise Rotary Foundation will present the Alvin Music Festival & Cook-off from Friday through Sunday at Briscoe Park, 3201 state Highway 35 S. in Alvin.
Next weekend’s Nick Gary Foundation 5K and 1K kicks off a full day of athletic activities at Texas City’s Carver Park. The chip-timed 5K gets under way at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 18, and it features competitive and walking divisions.
Watching Paul Schrader’s latest film is like sitting in an early ’90s medical center waiting room. While you wait, there isn’t much to occupy your time except to look at paintings, magazines or the outdated furniture.
Lasagna has long been a go-to for potlucks, welcoming neighbors and new babies and feeding big families. Now those layers of pasta and cheese stack up to form their own social movement.
Folks who engage in athletics risk joint injury. Years down the road, these injuries can come back to haunt them with the development of osteoarthritis, which can lead to joint replacement surgery.
There’s no secret, we are all afraid to show our weaknesses and failures. We only want people to know us for successes. This is the main reason “doubt” will kill your dreams.
This morning as I walked the dogs, the long shadows, sunny skies, low humidity levels and relatively cool temperatures gave me my first “touch” of autumn. Morning lows across the County ranged from 79 degrees on the Island to the low-70’s in parts of League City and Friendswood, while the re…
I will stop short of saying that the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship and FedEx Cup finale was boring; saying that it was less than exciting feels less judgmental and sufficiently accurate.