A woman was taken to the hospital late Wednesday night after falling through an open manhole behind the San Luis Hotel.
A woman was taken to the hospital late Wednesday night after falling through an open manhole behind the San Luis Hotel.
TEXAS CITY — Texas City’s handicapped-accessible park has all new equipment and is set to be rededicated Friday.
HOUSTON — The equivalent of a full season as a starter has seen Clear Creek alum Jarred Cosart go from an admittedly nervous new Houston Astros pitcher to a focused, seasoned mainstay in Major League Baseball.
In just the latest postseason accolade for the standout local trio, Ball High second baseman David Hernandez, Friendswood third baseman Andrew Barba and Santa Fe shortstop Jordan Gunter all received honorable mentions on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state baseball team.
The recent release of a report on norovirus from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores what the cruise industry has known and communicated for a long time: The occurrence of norovirus on cruise ships is rare and it is dramatically lower than the number of incidents of this common illness on land.
I was sitting back and wondering why there is opposition to the increase in police officers in Galveston.
Seventh-generation Texan Lisa Fain adapted well to her new home in New York City.
TEXAS CITY — Juxtaposing vivid floral paintings with intricate black-and-white drawings and translucent glass with dark brocade, the latest exhibit in the College of the Mainland Art Gallery exclusively features art created by students in the COM Senior Adult Program.
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.
TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays has had his no-hit bid broken up after six innings against the Boston Red Sox.
HITCHCOCK — Barbara Derrick, the resigning superintendent of the Hitchcock school district, will receive a $120,000 settlement payment, according to her separation agreement with the district.
TEXAS CITY — A group at College the Mainland is teaming up with Audubon Texas to plant native vegetation on islands used by nesting birds in Galveston Bay.
La Marque ISD offered students a glimpse into their future, developed new talents, broadened their interests and continued their academic work.
Learn a new language through University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Foreign Language and English Enhancement Program.
Early registration for the 2014 fall semester is in progress. Early registration hours for fall classes are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
It’s high time we put Galveston ISD Educational Foundation in the top tier of local charitable organizations.
Ogechi Ukazu has been named band director at Clear Creek High School, and Austin Brake has been hired as the new band director at Austin Magnet Middle School in Galveston upon the retirement of longtime director Doyle Neuwiller.
Instrumental musicians wanting to begin or continue their education may set up an audition Aug. 11, 12 or 13 for a music scholarship at College of the Mainland.
One former Tor recently showed the world what Ball High School students are capable of achieving at the next level of education, earning a superior 4.0 GPA throughout her undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University.
While some students don’t even want to think about school in the summer, nearly 200 Texas City Independent School District elementary school students spent a week this summer in the district’s Summer Enrichment Camp.
LEAGUE CITY — During a special board meeting July 7, the Clear Creek Independent School District board of trustees approved Paul House as the new principal of Clear Falls High School.
TEXAS CITY — For Keith Harrington, a fresh start took just 12 weeks.
Improve public speaking and leadership skills by joining weekly meetings of University of Houston-Clear Lake Toastmasters.
Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, set the dates for the 2014-15 Leadership Galveston course. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 16, Feb. 20 and March 13. The cost is $350.
For the first time, students in the College of the Mainland Senior Adult Program will have an exclusive show at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque school district took action on an item from the executive session agenda Thursday night but the district is not saying what the action is.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque school board hired a director for the district’s STEM Renaissance Academy and clarified that employees will no longer be required to take furlough days in the coming school year.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque school board of trustees tonight will meet to discuss hiring a new director of the STEM academy and to receive updates on their security provider, among other things.
TEXAS CITY — A group of parents is attempting to raise money for an after-graduation party for the Texas City High School Class of 2015 by raffling an AR-15 rifle.
HITCHCOCK — The Hitchcock school district board of trustees took no action on filling the empty high school principal position Tuesday night.
Each of the seven Texas City Independent School District School board members, along with district Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo, joined local trustees from across the state at the Texas Association of School Boards’ Summer Leadership Institute from June 19-21 in San Antonio.
GALVESTON — Sea Scouting has been a formative part of growing up for generations of youth since it was incorporated into the Boy Scouts of America in 1912.
It says something wonderful about a school district when an award is given not only for outstanding athletic programs but interlaced with that stellar academic accomplishments. Such is the University Interscholastic League’s Lone Star Cup.
In today’s educational world, to obtain a full scholarship to play a sport at the collegiate level not only requires aptitude on the field, but also in the classroom.
Cost should not keep any student from an education.
University of Houston-Clear Lake continues to make changes to accommodate students including changes to the university’s Fitness Zone.
Early registration for the 2014 Summer II session and fall semester is in progress. General registration for Summer II will be held today through Tuesday and late registration will be Wednesday. Registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Summer II session classes begin July 14, and the fall semester classes begin Aug. 25.
GALVESTON — The Galveston ISD Educational Foundation was recently awarded $25,000 from the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund to further CTE-Diesel Mechanic education at Ball High School.
Marco Ponce Espinal, who was left tetraplegic from a car accident Oct. 9, 2010, graduated with his class from Ball High School on time.
Summer break is often viewed as a time for kids to play and relax, but all that fun may cause a problem when it’s time to return to the classroom.
Texas City Independent School District is pleased to announce some promotions and title changes for the 2014-15 school year.
Two months ago, my plans for the summer were to lounge around in my pajamas and binge-watch all six seasons of “Parks and Recreation.”
Before the lazy summer days of July arrive, Friendswood Independent School District wants to once again thank its educators for all they do for students. Each one deserves the summer for rest and relaxation, but before we dismiss completely, we want to recognize three educators for what they have done recently.
Begin your pathway to success this fall with College of the Mainland’s associate degree and certificate program classes, now open for registration.
Come see how high you can soar with the University of Houston-Clear Lake as the Office of Admissions hosts an admissions preview for prospective transfer and graduate students from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 24 in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building Lobby, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
The Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center will host an open house for the public and perspective students from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
It may seem a little early to begin the enrollment process, but communicating with our parents and community regarding every aspect of our district is critical to our student’s success.
People can describe a hero in many different ways. Some think of famous people who do extraordinary things. Some think of our military personnel and our first responders.
While every year produces hundreds of graduates with the potential to change the world, there are a handful who you’re 100 percent positive will do something great with the opportunities given them. Quincy Seigel is one of these students.
LEAGUE CITY — Student actors will soon be seeing themselves on TV.
Friendswood schools are turning 75 this fall and much celebration is being planned at all campuses and within the community.
TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland’s pool is closed and in need of repairs. The college’s trustees will decide whether the 42-year-old pool is worth repairing.
In a matter of four years, Frances Janelle Torres went from being a shy, insecure freshman with a challenging physical disability to a confident, multiple award-winning debate champion as a senior.
GALVESTON – Dolphins that beach themselves on a Texas shoreline can be a fairly common sight — about 130 to 150 strandings occur every year in Texas — and the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network is the organization that rescues and recovers them. A team of Texas A&M University at Galveston volunteers is ready to offer assistance when needed.
May you live all the days of your life. This wise advice by Jonathan Swift was said more than two centuries ago but still effective and was selected as the motto for the Friendswood Independent School District’s Class of 2014.
There are so many learning opportunities in the La Marque Independent School District this summer.
Last weekend, I had the honor to represent Dickinson High School at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference at Texas A&M University in Galveston.
Let your child say “Nĭ hăo” to Mandarin Chinese this summer at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Kids U language camp Making Friends with Mandarin Chinese.
Galveston College’s May commencement ceremonies saw 565 associate degrees and certificates awarded to 513 graduates.
Emergency situations can happen at any time. Learn to effectively plan for incidents in the free Center for Risk Management workshop “Tabletop Exercises for Emergency Planning” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.
LA MARQUE — A human resources director was hired. Agreements with the University of Houston, College of the Mainland and the state’s Region 4 Education Service Center were approved.
TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland trustees discussed the possibility of reducing staff positions and closing the pool, even though the proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year is about $140,000 less than the previous year’s.
TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland’s proposed budget includes across-the-board pay increases for employees, but the overall budget will not increase and could even be reduced, according to college officials.
LA MARQUE — With each school board meeting, Superintendent Terri Watkins gives the latest update on the district’s efforts to avoid a state takeover.
Members of the Santa Fe High School’s Class of 2014 received their diplomas during the commencement ceremony Friday at Joe Reitano Stadium.
Fifty-five members of the Hitchcock High School’s Class of 2014 received their diplomas during the commencement ceremony Friday at Bulldog Stadium.
TEXAS CITY — Full-time employees at College of the Mainland could see their pay increase if college trustees follow the recommendations of a salary study.
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