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On an oppressively hot and humid Houston evening, it was the visitors from the Pacific Northwest that prevailed with a decisive win, as the Portland Thorns topped the Dash, 3-1, at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday in a match that required a hydration break in each half of play.

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Tournament fishermen and others mark your calendar for July 7, as the West End Angler’s Fishing Club’s West Bay Slam Tournament and Fundraiser is that day.

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Former Cowboys Pro Bowlers Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray find themselves united again, only now they are joined as one-time Fantasy football anchors who have not received a nibble from an NFL team.

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Not much is taking place on the fishing scene and it likely will remain that way until we get this tropical system out of the way. While the rain should be tapering off, wind could continue to be an issue.

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The Houston Astros had their franchise record tying 12 game winning streak snapped by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, losing 2-1 in front of 37,414 fans.

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The presidential pardon of boxing legend and Galveston native Jack Johnson was celebrated Tuesday at the Old Cultural Center in Galveston. 

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There’s no escaping, typically in some kind of way — we all face adversity and negative situations every single day. It’s just a part of life that we must adjust and move on. Of course, the most difficult part is learning to let go and find continual happiness.

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Although the weather has been terrible for fishing over the past few days, Greg Hagerud was back at it in the Galveston Ship Channel area Tuesday morning. Hagerud said the bite was on from 6 a.m. until 7:30 a.m., with trout from 17 to 25 inches hitting. Live shrimp was the bait and the water…

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After many months of waiting, the twin boys have arrived. The names are Kent (yea!) and Dean.

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Wrapping up a two-day basketball tournament on Sunday afternoon, the Gulf Coast Magic boys took down the Basketball University-Silver in overtime, 57-54, at Hitchcock High School’s gymnasium in this year’s AAU Juneteenth Shoot-Out.

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It is not likely that any professional golfer will ever even come close to having a season like that of Byron Nelson back in 1945, when he won 11 consecutive tournaments. Tiger Woods won seven consecutive starts in 2006-2007; Woods and Ben Hogan each had years when they won six consecutive events.

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Clear Falls’ Braydon Fisher excelled at an elite level on the field to help lead the Knights’ program to new heights, earning him the title of Galveston County baseball player of the year for the 2018 season.

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The 2018 Galveston County baseball coach of the year Ronnie Wulf guided the Santa Fe program to a milestone it had not seen in nearly two decades, and then in the year’s final game, managed the team amid unimaginably tragic circumstances.

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We are at the time of year when a lot of sharks are caught around Galveston, including in the bays, surf and offshore. The mere mention of the “S” word sends chills down the spine of many people.

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No one wants to spend the summer nursing an injury and adding a few simple exercises to the daily routine can be a big help in warding off that possibility.

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Friday appears to be our best day for fishing if the weather forecasts hold. Light to moderate south and southeast winds are predicted, and that should create some nice conditions for fishing.

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“June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” is a line from a song by the same name in the 1945 musical “Carousel.” At Shinnecock Hills Golf Club — about 90 miles east of New York City, where today the forecast high temperature is a ridiculous 70-something degrees — June is bustin’ out with the 118th U.S.…

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Every rugby player dreams of a chance to play at the professional level and, if even some dare hope, get called up to the senior national team in international competition. Galveston’s Paul Mullen has already accomplished both of those items in this year alone.

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My training partner Tina, friends and I will be competing in physique competitions over the next several weeks. So, I’ve been helping others tweak their diets in order to dial in the best condition for show day.

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Prior to the return of the windy conditions, we talked about the excellent fishing that has been taking place around Galveston. One thing that occurred during this window was the appearance of fish that are unusual to find in the near shore waters off of Galveston.

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Perhaps you are still in shock over the total dominance by Dustin Johnson in winning the St. Jude Classic. Like Justify at the Belmont Stakes, Johnson took the lead and never faltered, putting an exclamation point on his win (and return to No. 1 in the World Ranking) with an eagle at the par…

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Small craft advisories went into effect Sunday, as moderate to strong south winds were kicking up offshore and generating seas from 3 to 6 feet in height. On the inshore scene, conditions were not much better, as a southwesterly wind was messing up the bays and beachfront.

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Clear Creek’s Sam Mathews led the East All-Stars with four touchdowns in their 37-36 victory over the West All-Stars in the 16th annual Bayou Bowl, held at Stallworth Stadium on Saturday.

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The Houston Dynamo outclassed the Colorado Rapids, whistle to whistle, in a 2-0 win Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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Excellent fishing prevailed through Saturday around the Galveston Bay Complex. Sunday, the wind is forecast to increase and blow from the south, which could put a damper on the situation.

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There seems to be a special day on the calendar set aside to honor or celebrate just about everything: Donuts, hamburgers, workers, bosses. You name it, and it probably has a day.

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Friday was another day of beautiful water around the Galveston area. Reports from the beach front, jetties, East and West bays indicate a lot of good fishing taking place.