GALVESTON — A recent Texas A&M University study found that out-of-county visitors to the park spent nearly $4 million in Galveston County last year. That money helped create nearly 58 full- and part-time jobs in the county, according to the study.
TEXAS CITY — A little before 11 a.m. at Harvest Bible Church in Texas City, David Henson and the other volunteers were giving thanks and getting ready to serve food to more than 100 homeless and low-income people at Mission Texas City’s yearly Thanksgiving feast.
Three Galveston County schools remained in the hunt for a state championship after the second round of the playoffs this past week. Some notable notes from the area round contests included:
GARLAND — After their run all the way to Saturday’s Class 6A volleyball state final match, two Clear Falls Knights were named to the 6A all-state tournament team.
More and more people across Galveston County are putting up their Christmas decorations well before the Thanksgiving turkey is even in the oven.
On a Thursday in the middle of August, 1997, my university honored its employees.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Allegations by three girls at an Oklahoma high school who say they were raped by the same male student have led to a police investigation and protests by students who say school officials have mishandled the case and subsequent bullying.
PASADENA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say three people have died in a Houston-area house fire.
After a 26-year hiatus, the Texas Volunteer Band is striking up again, looking for band players of all ages to perform at Galveston retirement homes this holiday season.
GALVESTON — Each June, Galveston hosts several days of festivities to celebrate Juneteenth — a holiday that originated in this historic beach town — but in 2015 the island is prepared to put on the biggest celebration yet in honor of its 150th anniversary complete with a new logo and expanded events lineup.
The 7th Great Galveston Tree Giveaway is coming up this Saturday.
LEAGUE CITY — It was cold, it was wet and it was dreary. But for participants of this weekend’s Clear Creek Paddle Race at League City’s Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside Park, the weather didn’t really matter. What was important was communing with nature and competing with the best, city parks officials said.
For a quarter century, the Galveston Garden Club has been relying on one thing to sustain its maintenance of one of the island’s oldest and most historic homes — big, bright, durable pansies.
Homeowners desire a beautiful landscape, but are sometimes discouraged by the lack of time and money needed to create and care for the landscape of their dreams.
In 1866 New Zealand, gold has been discovered, and the town of Hokitika is in the midst of a population boom.
Schools across Galveston and Bolivar will mark Saturday, America Recycles Day, by kicking off a competition to see which campus can collect and recycle the most plastic bags before Earth Day in April 2015.
Two of Galveston’s premier birding organizations, Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and Lafitte’s Cove Nature Society, were honored at the recent Houston Audubon Gala, Wings over Water, celebrating the annual Gulf of Mexico spring bird migration.
The seminar leader finished his polished PowerPoint presentation and asked if there were any questions.
The Galveston Arts Center’s lecture series, Conversations at The Center, kicks off its fall programming with a presentation by guest artists Rachel Wiley-Janota and Lisa Qualls at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at 2501 Market St.
Born and raised in the central part of Galveston where most low-income families resided, I was the oldest of six siblings, which included five brothers.
The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will have its sixth annual Breakfast with the Cranes event from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 13-14 at the Moody Gardens Golf Course, 1700 Sydnor Lane.
John Jons freely admits to failing his first retirement.
Fall is definitely in the air.
Whether or not you knew it, the 2,000 acres of Galveston Island State Park sits on most of what 40 years ago was the Stewart Ranch.
The initial Miss Universe was held in 1920 in Galveston under the name “The International Pageant of Pulchritude.”
During the month of November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the historic St. Mary’s Infirmary, which operated in Galveston for nearly 130 years.
Iron deficiency anemia is the world’s most common single-nutrient deficiency. Iron is a mineral needed by our bodies. Iron is part of all cells and does many things in our bodies. One way it is used is as part of the protein hemoglobin which carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies. Too little hemoglobin is called anemia. Iron also helps our muscles store and use oxygen.
Anamazie was an amazing girl — eh, turkey
Verdi has taken Shakespeare quite literally, and one can almost anticipate next lines from what goes before.
“The Right Wrong Number,” by Barbara Delinsky, St. Martin’s Press.
Carly runs a small nursery and flower shop, aptly named Plant People. She has been offered an opportunity to move her business into Meyers Department Store.
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.
Plans for mock shuttle superstructure underway
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.
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