How significant is holiday shopping to Galveston County? How about $969 million?
How significant is holiday shopping to Galveston County? How about $969 million?
The owner of pit bulls that killed a neighbor’s aged beagle late last month has taken her case to Facebook, prompting a firm rebuttal from an attorney representing the slain dog’s owners.
There’s a different feel around the city these days, one to which coach John Snelson and his team are more than happy adjusting.
The first four years of the Friends of Galveston Island State Park Fun Run, I was the only photographer.
Water temperature in the 50s is a game changer. Even our hard core surfers don’t last long with the 3 millimeter wet suits most Texans wear, and the only swimmers we encounter seem to be Russian or Canadian.
Galveston’s planning commissioners should be congratulated for their work updating the city’s zoning standards in the draft “Land Development Regulation” (LDR) being considered for adoption by city council on Dec. 2.
Seventeen years ago Janice Hallisey had the idea to throw League City a Christmas party. The event would be a “social event” that would include entertainment, holiday shopping in the city’s historic district and park and, of course, a parade.
What do you get when you combine dozens of volunteers and more than 1.5 million Christmas lights?
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.
FAENZA, Italy (AP) — Scuderia Toro Rosso says 20-year-old Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr. will pair with Max Verstappen for the Formula One team in 2015.
One of the things to be most thankful for in covering local sports is when the unexpected happens. It’s also what makes doing preseason predictions one of the worst chores.
The Ball High Tors fell flat after a strong start in their season opener, and Class 4A No. 9-ranked Houston Sterling ran away with the game 85-65 on Tuesday.
Still stinging from their playoff football loss, the Friendswood Mustangs were handed a loss on the basketball court against rival Dawson — whose large crowd of fans let Friendswood hear about it on both wins.
This is the boys basketball roundup for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
The Ball High Lady Tors got a strong push to start the second half and managed to hold off a no-quit Friendswood Lady Mustangs squad in a 55-48 win in their home opener Monday.
Monday games featured including results from games involving Clear Springs, Hitchcock, Santa Fe and Premier Learning Academy.
Monday games including results from Santa Fe's inaugural home tournament.
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.
The Clear Falls Knights couldn’t overcome the many weapons of The Woodlands Highlanders as they were defeated 22-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-27 on Saturday in the Class 6A volleyball state championship match at the Curtis Culwell Center.
Each playoff match as their lineup was being introduced, the Clear Falls Knights were reminded just how far they had come.
Saturday games featuring Clear Falls and Clear Creek.
Saturday games featuring Clear Springs, Clear Creek, Friendswood and La Marque.
GARLAND — The Clear Falls Knights got their most shocking win yet in what has already been a Cinderella run to the state volleyball tournament, as they swept the No. 1 Amarillo Sandies 25-23, 25-19, 25-19 on Friday at the Curtis Culwell Center.
GARLAND — There are plenty of familiar teams in today’s volleyball state semifinals, but only Clear Falls has a new accessory this year — Cinderella’s slipper.
The Clear Falls Knights rebounded from a loss at the McDonald’s Texas Invitational tournament on Thursday, topping Richardson Pearce 65-57.
With three standout starters returning, many observers assumed Clear Falls volleyball would return to its dominance of a year ago.
Knights head coach Lyndsay Hodges knew, though, that with most of the rest of her team being newcomers, this year’s squad would be a work in progress.
Lady Stings track and field star Asa Garcia remembered all the grueling training she went through to get to the point she was at Tuesday.
The names of League City’s high schools are all each clear bodies of water. Whatever flows through them, evidently, is the fuel for elite volleyball teams.
LEAGUE CITY — When Clear Falls High School opened its doors five years ago and began varsity sports four years ago, it would have been pretty ambitious to think a program would already have two trips to state.
Several county athletes stepped up under playoff pressure in this past weekend’s first round games. The top performers were:
Santa Fe Lady Indians standout junior outside hitter Keegan Nelms highlights the delegation of county players on the District 23-5A all-district volleyball team released Monday.
MONT BELVIEU — The Clear Creek High School boys varsity golf team competed in and won the Fall Regional Preview at Eagle Pointe Golf Club on Friday and Saturday.
Clear Falls came up with some defensive stops late to hold off the three-point gunslingers from Texas City and give Cliff Lyles a 44-41 win in his head coaching debut Tuesday at Clear Falls.
With nine county teams in the bi-district round of the playoffs, there was plenty to be thrilled by in victories and much to agonize over in defeats as Galveston County went 5-4 in the past week’s first round playoff games.
Five Galveston County teams survived to play another day in the state playoffs with wins this past weekend in the opening bi-district round.
Now it’s on to round two this coming weekend. Details for the area round match-ups are as follows:
Heading into the match-deciding game, Clear Falls head coach Lyndsay Hodges told her team it was all about heart.
The Clear Creek Wildcats were rolling early, but a resilient Fort Bend Travis Tigers team clawed their way all the way back and then some for a 34-29 win in a bi-district playoff game Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
In an inter-county match-up, the Clear Falls Knights topped the Ball High Lady Tors 44-37 Saturday in the Baytown Lee Tournament.
The Santa Fe Lady Indians were defeated in their other game Saturday by the West Columbia Tournament host team Columbia with an 80-44 result.
The Santa Fe Lady Indians went 1-1 on the final day of the West Columbia Tournament on Saturday for a third place finish.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs fell 52-49 against tournament hosts Cedar Park in their other game Saturday at the Cedar Park Invitational.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs went 0-2 on the final day of the Cedar Park Invitational basketball tournament on Saturday with two close losses.
Turnovers forced by the defense and some big plays on offense helped the Dickinson Gators build a big lead early, which they did not relent in Friday’s 49-7 bi-district win over Alief Taylor at Crump Stadium.
HOUSTON — The Santa Fe Lady Indians’ strong run through the Class 5A state playoffs ended at the regional tournament semifinals on Friday, as upstart Bryan Rudder topped Santa Fe in four games, 19-25, 25-17, 23-25, 17-25, at Spring Branch ISD’s Coleman Coliseum.
Surrounded by friends, family, teammates, teachers and coaches, Humphrey put pen to paper for his athletic scholarship offer from Oklahoma at his high school’s library.
With their best team in years, the 2014 Dickinson Gators are looking to do what only one other Dickinson team has done before — win state. Leon Hall hired a painter to transform the side of his garage into a tribute to the 1977 team that went all the way 37 years ago.
WEST COLUMBIA — The Santa Fe Lady Indians were defeated by Angleton 74-50 to have a 1-1 start to the West Columbia Tournament on Thursday.
BAYTOWN — The Clear Falls Knights notched a 63-48 win over George Ranch at the Baytown Lee Tournament on Thursday.
CEDAR PARK — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs were overwhelmed in their second game of the Cedar Park Invitational tournament, falling to Anderson 58-38.
WEST COLUMBIA — The Santa Fe Lady Indians went 1-1 on the first day of the West Columbia Tournament on Thursday. In its win, Santa Fe topped Hitchcock 65-41.
CEDAR PARK — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs were edged by Rouse 37-36 in their first game of the Cedar Park Invitational tournament on Thursday.
BAYTOWN — The Ball High Lady Tors kicked off the Baytown Lee Tournament with a solid 43-38 win over Dobie on Thursday.
There was plenty of celebration, team camaraderie and playfully embarrassing stories shared, as Clear Falls senior outside hitter Alyssa Enneking hit another milestone in her storied high school volleyball career by making her move to the next level official.
Clear Falls was topped twice by Clear Lake in the regular season, but the defending Region III champion Knights showed the playoffs are a different animal.
The Santa Fe Lady Indians continued their impressive run through the Class 5A, Region III playoffs, topping New Caney Porter 25-19, 25-19, 25-21 in their regional quarterfinal match on Tuesday.
No. 3 Clear Creek got all it could handle from No. 10 Fort Bend Austin, edging the Lady Bulldogs in a five-game thriller 19-25, 25-14, 25-13, 22-25, 15-13 in the teams’ Region III quarterfinal match at Manvel High School.
Week 11 saw multiple Galveston County football players save their best for the regular season’s last game.
PASADENA — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs got their season off to a 1-0 start Monday with a low-scoring 32-27 win over the Dobie Lady Longhorns in Pasadena.
DICKINSON — The Dickinson Lady Gators basketball team dropped its season opener in a closely contested game 58-54 at home Monday against Houston Lutheran South.
With the dust settled from another great regular season of Galveston County high school football season (one in which nine of 12 eligible teams qualified for the playoffs), here are some notable notes from Week 11.
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