Four-year degree plans could become an option for more community colleges around the state.
Four-year degree plans could become an option for more community colleges around the state.
HITCHCOCK — The city has begun a wide-ranging search for a new police chief, commissioners said.
LA MARQUE — Cougars running back LaDarrian Ellis-Jones is a team-first kind of guy — not just in his words, but also in his actions.
LEAGUE CITY — The Clear Creek volleyball team swept its way to another pre-district win — their 22nd to just four losses this season — with a 25-10, 25-14, 25-16 win over Katy on Tuesday in the Wildcats’ first home game of the year.
The judge in Austin was right, of course. The state’s system for financing public schools is inadequate. Just about everyone agrees. But there’s no consensus about the best place to start toward a solution.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “People lie, but numbers don’t?”
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.
DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement at the city's historic bankruptcy trial, after saying on the first day that Detroit needs the restructuring to survive.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers at two Atlantic City casinos got in their final bets over Labor Day weekend as Revel Casino Hotel and the Showboat Casino Hotel became the latest victims of Atlantic City's drastic slide.
SANTA FE — Playing with toys is not something Amy Miller would normally allow in her class. With a chance for her R.J. Wollam second graders to be part of a possible world record, though, she made an exception on Friday.
The 2014-15 school year is underway, and we could not be more enthusiastic about the state of education in the Clear Creek Independent School District.
Back in 2007, I was just a teenage girl looking for a cool summer job. So when my dad and Dr. Tom Linton suggested that I become a lab assistant at the Coastal Geology Lab at Texas A&M University at Galveston, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
A perfect combination for a successful year is for parents to believe in their child’s teacher, teachers to believe in their students and students to believe in themselves.
The first week of the 2014-15 school year in the Dickinson Independent School District brought two exciting accomplishments.
Our students have arrived here in the La Marque Independent School District and now it is time to execute our core focus — academic achievement.
Over the last few weeks, voters visited the polls to cast their ballot in Galveston ISD’s tax ratification election in which the district asked for permission to raise the maintenance and operations tax rate by two cents.
HOUSTON — Big changes are afoot at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Last week, classes began for UHCL’s first freshmen and sophomores, completing the school’s transition from an upper-level undergraduate school to a full-fledged four-year university.
ExxonMobil celebrated on Aug. 22 the announcement of a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker construction project at its Baytown complex and marked the occasion by recognizing 30 community college scholarship recipients who plan to pursue petrochemical careers.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake Center for Autism and Developmental Delays hosts a series of presentations to the community that offer aid and advice for the caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders.
To fit any schedule, COM offers 12-week and eight-week courses in person and online.
Fresh new school supplies, new clothes and shoes, meeting your teacher for the first time and the anticipation of a new school year.
GALVESTON — Using a piece of PVC pipe, Sari Lane Beall built a mechanical arm capable of picking up a cup and putting it down in a controlled motion.
Welcome back to all our new and returning La Marque ISD students and parents.
The Sargassum Early Advisory System — or SEAS — was initiated in a Beach Maintenance Advisory Committee meeting in October 2011.
Today is the beginning of a new school year in Friendswood ISD. Schools expect 6,200-plus students to return ready for the new year.
The first day of school is a roller coaster of emotions: joy, excitement, and anxiety. This is not only true for students, but for teachers and staff as well.
HOUSTON — Big changes are afoot at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
As job opportunities explode in technology and health care fields, students can apply for $2,500 scholarships to study for careers in science, technology, engineering and math, safety or health care at College of the Mainland.
Credit classes for the 2014 Fall semester begin today.
Bring out the whole family as University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Life presents “Chef” at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building Lecture Hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
Five alumni from Friendswood High School have been named Distinguished Alumni for 2014 and will be recognized and honored at the Distinguished Alumni Banquet at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Green Event Center following the Homecoming Parade.
TEXAS CITY — A College of the Mainland program is helping adult students get a head start on preparing to join the workforce while preparing to obtain a GED certificate.
Dickinson ISD has announced some administrative changes for the 2014-15 school year.
Teach students, not tests, nor books. Nevertheless, we must be mindful of the end result.
It’s time to get out and cast your vote in the Galveston ISD tax ratification election.
General registration for the fall semester will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting today through Thursday.
Let COM be your launchpad for success. COM offers day, evening and online classes to fit your schedule.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Alumni and Community Relations invites area alumni and community friends to the university to discuss life after graduation, their experience at UHCL, to network with other professionals and to speak with current students at the first Alumni Coffee Table event of the year from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 in the university’s Bayou Building Atrium II, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.
Dickinson ISD anticipates reaching an impressive milestone at the beginning of this school year as projections indicate the district will be educating more than 10,000 students.
GALVESTON — Scott Weaver, scientific director of the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch, stands in a teaching auditorium explaining about the chikungunya virus that has recently spread to Houston.
Tennis, anyone? The Friendswood High School tennis team is hoping the answer to that is yes.
Each year, parents of seniors culminate a year of fundraising into one night designed to provide a safe, fun party for those who received their high school diploma only hours before.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Life kicks off its 2014-15 Film and Speaker Series with “Godzilla,” 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building Lecture Hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Early Registration for the 2014 fall semester is in progress from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Often overlooked, the safety of temporary staff is the responsibility of both employers and temporary staffing agencies. A free lunch and learn of the Small Business Safety and Health Center at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute on Aug. 21 will explain how employers must fulfill the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s training, hazard communication and record-keeping requirements.
The next year will be full of new experiences for Anastasia Novak. The 2014 salutatorian of Dickinson High School will be living in Ecuador with a host family, learning Spanish and gaining valuable life lessons to prepare her for college.
GALVESTON — Colin Thomas, 9, is not ready for summer to be over or for school to start, at least not yet.
TEXAS CITY — Ethereal Celtic ballads and upbeat American tunes danced in tandem during the College of the Mainland Chorale and Mainland Singers’ performances in conjunction with local choirs in Ireland.
TEXAS CITY — Our Lady of Fatima is welcoming a new principal this school year.
Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, set the dates for the 2014-15 Leadership Galveston course.
Pursue a new hobby or new career with COM’s continuing education classes, open for registration at 8 a.m. today.
To better prepare candidates for the job application and interview processes, the University of Houston-Clear Lake Office of Career Services will host a series of events with potential employers and community career experts Sept. 15-18.
LA MARQUE — School district trustees are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss what could prove to be a sticky legal situation. Their decision could determine whether they face legal action from a state-backed electricity program or cancel a contract with an electrical retail giant.
An independent candidate for county judge is one step closer to getting his name on the November ballot after elections officials counted more than the required number of signatures on a petition supporting his candidacy.
DICKINSON — If you visit Dickinson High School during the lunch hour this coming school year, you will get more of a college feel as the campus transitions to SMART Lunch, or Students Maximizing Achievement, Relationships and Time.
TEXAS CITY — The Texas City school district has been able to feed nearly twice as many children this summer thanks to its school bus turned cafeteria.
One of the best teachers in the greater Houston region resides on Galveston Island.
Although it may be hard to tell from the outside, the new Blocker Middle School in Texas City ISD will be fully operational for the first day of school Aug. 25.
GALVESTON — Galveston Independent School District will have its annual Back to School Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 in the cafeteria of Ball High School, 4115 Ave. O.
University of Houston-Clear Lake invites the community, university students and alumni out for a night of celebrating the start of a new semester. The Welcome Back Bash will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 in the university’s Alumni Plaza, between the Bayou Building and the Student Services and Classroom Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
COM Child Development and Education will provide free training for current or future child care workers from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Technical-Vocational Building Room 1101. Participants will explore how professionalism in the child care centers can enhance their center’s image and marketability.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care support occupations are projected to increase 34 percent from 2014 to 2020.
TEXAS CITY — Pursue a lifelong interest or explore a new passion with College of the Mainland’s personalized music classes, open this fall to continuing education and degree-seeking students alike.
LA MARQUE — When students return to high school next month, they will be welcomed by a new principal and a new concept in how the campus is managed.
TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland trustees approved pay raises for employees, but stopped short of approving the college’s 2015 budget.
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.
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