Being the big tennis buff that George H.W. Bush was, he would be a regular at Texas A&M University’s George P. Mitchell Tennis Center when he was leisurely spending his time in College Station.
If there’s one positive the Texans can take away from Saturday’s ugly performance at MetLife Stadium, it’s that they did have their star players make big plays in the game’s biggest moments.
In the basketball edition of the Clash of the Causeway rivalry, the La Marque Cougars broke open a close game in the second quarter en route to scoring a 60-48 win over the Ball High Tors on Friday.
Few places embody the surfing spirit more than the local surf shop. Long before Amazon and the advent of online businesses, there was the shop selling everything a surfer needed to stay stoked: surfboards, wetsuits, wax, clothing, videos and travel guides for distant locales.
Sometimes it is difficult to find much optimism for the fishing report and Friday was one of those days. Cloudy with wind gusting to well over 30 knots and wind chill factors in the low 40s does not lend much optimism for getting out on the water.
Friday Reel Reports usually carry information about the fishing prospects for the upcoming weekend and, while we will address this today, the outlook is not good. Strong winds associated with another cold front are forecast to cause havoc along the upper Texas Coast along with rain.
Dickinson Gators tight end Jalen Wydermyer and linebacker Landon Roque were seated among the best high school football players in the Houston area as player of the year finalists at the Touchdown Club of Houston’s 39th Annual High School Awards Dinner held Wednesday night at the JW Marriott Hotel Westheimer.
Wednesday was not necessarily a bad day on the water, just not pleasant; however, conditions were tolerable for fishing, according to John Patch of Conroe. Patch and a friend fished Upper West Bay and caught enough fish to make the effort worthwhile.
Senior David Owens delivered three points down the stretch and also made a critical steal that allowed La Marque to escape rival Hitchcock with a 42-38 win on Tuesday night, improving its record to 7-7 overall.
Ball High junior Bebe Galloway hit the game-winning shot with 7 seconds on the clock and was one block shy of a triple-double, as the Lady Tors defeated Goose Creek Memorial, 53-51, in fast-paced and physical District 22-5A opener Tuesday night.
While not a saltwater fish caught around Galveston, an avid angler from Santa Fe caught a pending State of Texas record tilapia. Colton Corner of Santa Fe caught the 4.41-pound fish while fishing on Lake Mozambique and had it weighed in by well-known weigh master Ed Matthews of Hitchcock.
Winter weather is upon us and for Galveston it does not normally get much colder than this. Yes, we do have freezes here; however, when the temperatures range from the low 40s to mid-50s that is typical cold winter weather. Add a brisk wind to that and it feels like the North Sea during winter.