A humble home that has survived war and hurricanes was rescued from demolition after Hurricane Ike and will now serve as a hands-on museum at the Galveston Historical Foundation’s warehouse.
Police have no solid leads on who shot and killed a family’s dogs as the pooches played in their backyard over the weekend.
Now in the deep waters of district play, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape for Galveston County schools’ boys and girls basketball teams.
The Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K aren’t just for islanders. The races now attract an international field, and when the runners toe the starting line Sunday morning, most of the U.S. will be represented as well.
If you are looking for some of the best music in Galveston during Mardi Gras, then keep an eye out and an ear open for the area high school marching bands in the parades.
GALVESTON — In its heyday, Galveston had its fair share of gamblers, gangsters and all that comes with it. But when the colorful production of “Guys and Dolls” takes the stage Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, it’ll be one featuring some of theater’s brightest stars in a stage production that started way back in 1951.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique.
We’re all familiar with Cinderella stories, where the humble, overlooked workhorse is suddenly vaulted into the spotlight.
Soul food takes center stage when the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce revs up the “Soul Train” at its January 16th gala.
As a native Texan, the idea of vegetarian chili always seemed laughable. If it didn’t have chunks of beef in it, I reasoned, it wasn’t actually chili. It was just a pot of nicely seasoned beans.
The writer Henry James once said that the two most beautiful words in the English language were “summer afternoon.” Surely he would agree that the phrase “leisurely breakfast” would also be a contender for the short list, since it conjures up the same feeling of unhurried concentration on small, ordinary sources of peaceful bliss.
If you found a recipe for something that was easy to make, adaptable for any time of day and a big hit at gatherings, you’d probably make it more than once. I came across one of those recipes thirty years ago, and after making it literally hundreds of times, people still want more.
December brings many happy celebrations, whether for Christmas or Hanukkah, a year-end retirement or simply the end of the administrative calendar. Many of those occasions call for everybody to pitch in and bring a dish.
Avid cooks usually love house tours. It’s always fun to gawk at the expansive kitchen counters, artfully arranged pantries, and shiny appliances that other cooks use. Touring houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the masters of American architecture, rarely brings that satisfaction, though; Wright dismissed the kitchen as a “workspace” and allotted it as little space and attention as possible.
Turkey day is around the corner but to keep food poisoning the Centers for Disease Control has sent out tips to safely thaw and prepare Thanksgiving Day meals.
From the seafood-rich Louisiana border to the cattle country of West Texas, good eating goes with the territory. Cookbook author Terry Thompson-Anderson makes the culinary journey to uncover Texas’ food treasures in a comprehensive new book, “Texas on the Table: People, Places and Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State.”
There’s nothing new about the irresistible nature of apples. After all, being tempted by a tree full of shiny apples is literally the oldest story in the book.
The giant bags of onions have been delivered, and chopped into tiny bits. Hundreds of pounds of ground beef have been browned, and aromatic spices have been carefully measured and mixed. The cooks have done their job, and the chili for the 38th annual Rotary Club of Galveston chili supper is ready to serve tonight in the Ball High School cafeteria.
Of all the gorgeous vegetables and fruits available, how did pumpkins become the one we use for fall decorating?
When First Lutheran Church, the organizers of Galveston's popular Oktoberfest began pondering ways to improve the German dinner that has long been a highlight of the celebration, there was only one way to make it better: offer it twice.
Cooking for a family and doing the balancing act between limited time, picky eaters and nutritional needs can be a challenge.
For a relatively minor holiday, Halloween has more than its share of food traditions.
Voracious eaters who like to devour baked goods, casseroles and regional cuisine will also find the Rosenberg Library book sale to be a good place to stock up on cookbooks full of ways to feed their friends and family.
GALVESTON — Let other towns have their oatmeal festival, their watermelon thump and their (sorry, Clute) mosquito festival.
GALVESTON — Animal lovers, party hounds and cool cats will be spiking a Saturday Night Fever on Sept. 27 when the Galveston Island Humane Society holds the annual PAWS Gala at the Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort.
GALVESTON — The end of a local culinary era is near. One of Galveston’s award-winning chefs, Urs Schmid, has announced his retirement, and will be leaving his position as executive chef at Moody Gardens after 16 years overseeing the fine-dining and banquet operations there.
Texas has always been known for its strong spirit, and now, thanks to new distilleries cropping up across the state, it’s becoming well-known for spirits like bourbon, rum and gin.
Family birthdays are my favorite celebrations. They’re special enough to justify going a little bit overboard, but since it’s family, there’s no pressure to orchestrate perfection.
GALVESTON — If this weren’t already the Year of the Beer in Galveston, thanks to the new Galveston Island Brewing Co., the recently opened Stuttgarden Tavern beer garden and the always-hopping Beerfoot Brewery brew pub, the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival would seal the deal.
Many of the moviegoers who have flocked to see “The Hundred-Foot Journey” have left the theater hungry, their appetites whetted by scenes of food being prepared and presented at two very different establishments, one a very formal French restaurant and the other an exuberant Indian one.
Shopping for school supplies is a time-honored ritual with students and parents on the hunt for the perfect notebooks and markers.
Even in the manicured suburbs of the Gulf Coast, it’s not uncommon to find wild grapevines that are identical to the ones that grew when the native Karankawas were the only inhabitants of the area.
HOUSTON — After more than 100 years, it’s no secret that the Girl Scouts have perfected the art of making s’mores.
LEAGUE CITY -- She did a better job promoting her Lone Star Kitchen concept, but chuck-wagon cook Lenny McNab beat out Sarah Penrod to make the finals of Food Network Star.
You don’t need an odometer to know when you’ve driven 150 miles inland. The air gets a tiny bit drier, the terrain starts to undulate, and in the summer, the roadside pickups selling watermelons give way to fruit stands selling peaches somewhere near that mile marker.
LEAGUE CITY — After she hammed it up with talk show host Rachael Ray while talking about her take on taco soup, Sarah Penrod was feeling pretty good about her chances of advancing to the next round of “Food Network Star.”
Seventh-generation Texan Lisa Fain adapted well to her new home in New York City.
Kitchen duty in the summer has its advantages, especially in the wide selection of fresh produce at its peak.
With school out and summer in full swing, many families are looking for fun projects for kids. Other families are looking for opportunities to involve their children in service to the community.
After Maya Angelou’s death in May, obituaries and tributes recounted her dizzying list of accomplishments.
For the party planners putting together the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County’s Casino for a Cause event, holding the fundraiser on an island is just a start.
One of the silver linings in the big, wet cloud we Texans know as summer heat is that the heat ripens a colorful array of summer fruit.
SANTA FE — There might be some squealing at Haak Vineyards & Winery’s upcoming Swine and Wine Festival, but it’s likely to be squeals of delight from the diners rather than protests from any nearby pigs.
Tasting regional cuisines while traveling across the country is often one of the highlights of a vacation.
Right now, many gardeners are waiting for their first tomatoes of the season.
GALVESTON — Farm-to-table has become an operating principle for restaurants across the country, and Galveston restaurateurs Jimmy and Kelli McClure are cultivating the concept.
LEAGUE CITY — A homey restaurant in League City might seem to be an unlikely place to eat like a cave man, but Partners in Paleo is totally devoted to the concept.
GALVESTON — At the Sunshine Center, fresh herbs improve more than the taste of pasta or tea.
A recent British study has reignited the debate over salt. It reports that, since the British Food Standards Agency began stricter limits on the sodium content of processed foods in 2003, deaths from heart disease and stroke declined 40 percent during the next eight years.
GALVESTON — What could be better on a beautiful April Saturday than a picnic in the park?
GALVESTON — The 18th annual Wild Game and BBQ Cook-off, benefiting the Yaga’s Children’s Fund, will be May 9-10 at Pier 21 and Harborside Drive.
Galveston Island Meals on Wheels has two big milestones to celebrate, so the annual Wine and Dine event April 25 at The Hotel Galvez & Spa will be extra festive.
Health Inspections published in The Daily News:
Crawfish fans will find themselves with a new option for washing down their favorite crustaceans at the upcoming Rotary Crawfish Boil.
Galveston’s annual Food and Wine Festival pours on the fun for an entire weekend April 24-27, but even before the first corks are pulled for the festival’s marquee events, the tasting and selecting begins.
Few vegetables are as closely identified with the arrival of spring as asparagus.
GALVESTON — Galveston College’s culinary arts students will learn from the island’s best chefs next week as they all pitch in to pull off a two-night spectacular celebrating the arrival of spring.
New food trends sometimes pop up in clusters like mushrooms after a heavy rain.
The competition will be heated — more likely, preheated to 350 degrees — and the victory will be sweet at the Texas Cake Showdown.
Culinary expert Lucia Ferrara Bettler teaches an array of cooking classes based on holidays and cultural milestones, but one of her favorite presentations is on the food traditions of Mardi Gras.
Short skirts, big cars and cool music aren’t the only relics of the Jazz Age that we still enjoy.
GALVESTON — Many cooks know that fresh herbs can add an interesting background note to salads, cooked foods and even desserts.
Galveston’s Own Farmers Market offers a fresh selection of seasonal produce, but one of the longest lines forms every week for a product that is always in season.
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