Building a levee across the mouth of Galveston Bay not be stop bad things from happening behind it.
Building a levee across the mouth of Galveston Bay not be stop bad things from happening behind it.
LEAGUE CITY — Cabela’s, the world’s largest seller of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, plans a 72,000-square-foot store at the intersection of Interstate 45 and Big League Dreams Parkway.
LEAGUE CITY — The crosstown rival Clear Springs Chargers came out swinging and put the Clear Creek Wildcats in an unfamiliar spot Thursday night.
MISSOURI CITY — The Texas City Stings on Thursday were held under 300 total yards offense, turned the ball over three times, had nine penalties for 55 yards and completed only three passes.
The Galveston City Council changed the way it appoints members to some city boards. Slowly, people are realizing that change could have huge implications.
Early Saturday morning I took my daughter, Kai, to the D’Feet Breast Cancer run at Moody Gardens. She had a great time and did the kids 1K, which was the first race she’d ever entered.
At Galveston Island Oktoberfest, the wursts are the best, the bier is free-flowing and it’s never too hot for lederhosen.
A returning performance of “The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus” will be presented by the Galveston College Theater Department at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Saturday in Room FA-207 of the Fine Arts Building at Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola "obviously felt he wasn't symptomatic" when he went out "in a limited way."
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.
GALVESTON — There is something mildly hopeful about a huge reptile with the arrogance to construct her nest in the middle of the island's bustling West End.
GALVESTON — The Fifth Annual Witches’ Ball will channel the mystery and glamour of Victorian cabarets.
“Whistling Past the Graveyard,” by Susan Crandall, Gallery Books, 504 pages.
“Freeman,” Leonard Pitts, Jr., Agate Books, Chicago, 2012, 401 pp., $16.
The Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale was held earlier this month. A variety of vegetables were offered for sale and inquiries were made to Master Gardeners about many of the vegetables.
Over a year ago I read about little free libraries and was captivated by the idea.
Rainwater harvesting is the collection and storage of rainwater. The most common method of collecting rainwater is in buckets, tanks or barrels.
Most gardeners have been anticipating the arrival of the first “genuine” cool front. With all due respect to the science of meteorology, my definition of a cool front in the fall is one that gets your attention by immediately uplifting your spirit when you first walk outside in the morning.
In the prologue, Simon, a patrician, is elected to be Doge of Genoa by the Plebian populous, his candidacy supported by Paolo. Simon discovers that his beloved, Maria, has died. They have a child who has disappeared.
Merritt’s husband, Dr. Pom Fowler is a successful fundraiser for his charity clinic. He turns all other responsibilities in his life over to his wife, including but not limited to drowning the rats, rearing his two sons, dealing with his Alzheimer’s mother and their teenage daughter, and tending to his two dogs.
The arrival of autumn tends to be a bumpy landing along the Texas Upper Coast region. While autumn technically commenced on September 22 at 9:29 p.m., we have had some pleasantly cool weather followed by bouts of warm weather.
New NASA exhibit takes in the past and future.
Galveston’s Cultural Arts District introduces the Art Market on Market, at 2200 Market Street, a dynamic new ArtWalk addition.
Etta Hulme likes to say what she thinks in her editorial cartoons, which often evoke outrage from readers.
Linus Steinman, a nine-year-old boy whose parents were lost in a German concentration camp, carries on his shoulder an African gray parrot name Bruno.
This boomtown between the Rocky Mountains and golden plains shares Texas’ petroleum, medical and livestock industry economy, periodically refocusing to maintain business stability and attract newcomers.
I received a phone call late last week from a lady asking why so many “Jack & Jills” were covering the exterior of her full-view glass storm door.
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 6, 1706, the youngest son of seventeen children. He was apprenticed to his brother, James, a printer, and he followed the printer’s trade, on and off, for most of his life. After a quarrel, Ben ran off to Philadelphia, arriving in October 1723.
Samantha Newman has a furtive fear and is trying to ratchet up her nerve to contact the FBI. Will they consider her a nut case? She has decided to break up with Derek, but she realizes he may never go away. His gigantic ambition drives him to do or say anything to win, and win big. She insists they remain friends, but Derek thinks he can win her back.
One of Galveston’s signature events, the Friends of Rosenberg Library’s Used Book Sale, begins Friday. Margaret Doran, chairman of the committee that organizes the annual sale, talked with The Daily News about what a book lover might find this year.
Prolonged rainy weather has left most of us looking at soils that range from wet to waterlogged.
There’s nothing quite like clay to take your mind away from the every day.
I’m going out on a limb here, so to speak. This month’s tree is often unfairly called a trash tree — the common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis). When Ike blew down our huge oak, the tree that volunteered to provide shade was a hackberry on my neighbor’s side of the fence that had ignored the saltwater inundation. So before you dismiss this tree, bear with me to learn of its many fine qualities.
Got an hour or 30 minutes? Big Brothers & Big Sisters has several mentoring programs that will not only fit into your schedule but will make a BIG impact on a child.
What wonderful memories were brought back by your feature (“Treasure of the Month honors Felix Stella”) on Sept. 3 highlighting the role of Felix Stella in initiating Galveston’s summer band concerts.
National Adult Day Services Week 2014 was celebrated in Galveston in high fashion by all the folks at Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program.
JoAn Watson Martin reviews “The Ghosts of Orozimbo,” by H.J. Ralles.
I’m a “damn Yankee.” You know the kind that came to Texas and overstayed his visa.
The African-American Historical Preservation Committee of The 1867 Settlement will have its fourth annual Western Celebration from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 on the Bell Drive Strip, 117 Bell Drive, in West Texas City.
Q: I have grown sweet potatoes for many years. They are easy to grow, and I harvest about two dozen tubers during fall.
HOUSTON — Writespace is Houston’s newest writing center.
JoAn Watson Martin reviews “My Mama’s Closet,” by Alice Rhea Mitchell.
Melvyn Schreiber reviews “Me and the Mexican Gunboats,” by William L. Payne.
My son is 10 months old. I understand that he needs to get two flu shots this year. Should I take him to get his flu vaccine now or wait for his 1-year-old well check?
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Brazoria and Galveston County Offices will present the fourth Upper Gulf Coast Forage Management Series, a series of programs that will focus on the fundamental practices and principles involved in the production of forage for livestock and horse consumption.
GALVESTON — The 2014-15 Galveston College Lecture Series “Discovering Galveston’s History” will be Oct. 7 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Communities In Schools-Bay Area serving the Clear Creek and Dickinson independent school districts at risk students.
Mary Jean Hayden was one of the most dedicated volunteers I’ve ever known. She started Camp Wild, a free weeklong day camp for kids, at Galveston Island State Park and for many years directed the educational programs there.
James M. Schmidt takes a look back at Galveston's Yellow Fever epidemic 150 years later.
A glorious thing takes place toward the end of summer along the Upper Texas Gulf Coast.
GALVESTON — What began as Galveston Island’s Sears and Roebuck store is now home to one of the Galveston Historical Foundation’s more public endeavors.
Well, if anyone can write about The Balinese Room, I feel I am the one.
Melvyn Schreiber reviews “The Orphan Master’s Son,” by Adam Johnson.
JoAn Watson Martin reviews “Hannah Is My Name,” by Belle Yang.
GALVESTON — During September, the Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to one of the island’s best-known musicians, Felix Stella.
Ahhh, September has arrived. Weather-wise, the 2014 summer season has been relatively tolerable.
Want to learn practical, rubber-meets-the-road Spanish quickly — as in about two months?
JoAn Watson Martin reviews “Don’t let the Barber Pull Your Teeth,” by Carmen Bredeson.
"Aida,” being one of the best-known of operas, awakens expectations of excellence, especially when it’s performed at The Metropolitan Opera.
Diaper need is a silent crisis in the United States. Most Americans who have not faced this struggle do not know the problem exists.
GALVESTON — The Rosenberg Library now offers more than 60,000 e-books and more than 14,000 audio e-books for download.
GALVESTON — The 31st annual Galveston Island Greek Festival will be Nov. 1-2 at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.
GALVESTON — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Galveston and Bay Area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 11 at the Stewart Beach Pavilion.
If you asked 1,000 birders their favorite time to search for avian treasures, it is doubtful more than a scant handful would say “August.”
Q: I recently bought an older home and need help in identifying a large shrub that is producing abundant clusters of large pea-shaped flowers that are bright red. There are small thorns on the stems. Can you identify this shrub?
JoAn Watson Martin reviews “Journey to Galveston,” Melodie A. Cuate.
Melvyn Schreiber reviews “Aimless Love — New and Selected Poems,” by Billy Collins.
For a few short postwar years, nothing significant happened. Guns and mountings were removed, firing ranges cleaned up and made safe, etc.
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