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Following up on the kind of success Jordan Peele had with directorial debut “Get Out” was always going to be an anticipated event, hard to satisfy. “Us” will please the fans who discovered “Get Out” before it became a phenomenon and Oscar winner. What it won’t do, is make the leap to awards …

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Home gardeners in Galveston County frequently have fruit trees in their landscapes, and the fig is certainly one of the most popular.

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It’s usually a bad sign when half of Hollywood’s A-list actors circle a project and then drop out. Everyone from Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Casey Affleck, and Mahershala Ali were at once attached to “Triple Frontier.” Writer/director J.C. Chandor has made 4 movies, 3 of them have been about corr…

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In March 2017, I toured several sites along the Azalea Trail sponsored by the River Oaks Garden Club. It was a dreary and rainy day. Even though the prime flowering period for most of the azaleas had passed, the remaining azalea flowers provided ample glints of colors to lighten up a rather …

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The Galveston Art League invites everyone who appreciates visual arts to celebrate the grand expansion of its downtown Galveston gallery from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at 2119-A Postoffice St. in Galveston. The party will begin with a Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting…

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The 23rd annual San Luis Salute, hosted by the Tilman Fertitta Family, earned riotous applause as revelers from near and far gathered for this year’s Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration. The party of all parties sold out once again with more than 1,900 tickets sold within hours.

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The first day of spring will arrive on March 20 at 4:58 p.m. From a gardening perspective, the exact timing of “spring” is less precise.

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Continuing its tradition of Mardi Gras court presentations, the Knights of Momus, Galveston’s oldest krewe, officially launched the first weekend of Mardi Gras on Feb. 23 with the glamorous Coronation Presentation and Ball. Highlighting the event was the presentation of 28 duchesses from Hou…