The American Heart Association’s annual Black Tie & Boots Galveston Gala was May 11 at Moody Gardens. This year’s event, led by Donna Sollenberger, CEO at UTMB Health, honored broadcast legend Vandy Anderson. The gala broke event records, netting more than $200,000. Hailey Juneau, 15, told her story of survival after being diagnosed with acute Myocarditis and undergoing open heart surgery just two years ago.
Despite rainy and cloudy weather, visitors were still out at Galveston County’s beaches and fishing spots for the Labor Day holiday.