These are photos from the annual Mission Galveston Thanksgiving lunch at First Baptist Church in Galveston.
These are photos from the annual Mission Galveston Thanksgiving lunch at First Baptist Church in Galveston.
Steve Baker says he’s willing to do whatever it takes to avoid settling a lawsuit filed by the owner of four pit bulls that killed his beloved beagle — even if that means taking on the burden himself. To that end, Baker said Monday he had withdrawn a claim he filed with his insurance company.
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.
For Satchel McElroy, the hard part is over, which frees him up to continue strengthening his link in the family’s baseball chain.
Perfectionism can be a blessing and a curse. Striving to be our best, exerting our skills, seeking to achieve our dreams are all positive aspects of diligent ambition and likely to lead to success.
Over the years, more and more people have begun making the switch to alternative medicine for pain management.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bria Smith scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists and No. 12 Louisville held off a game Western Kentucky squad 89-67 on Tuesday.
H-E-B's plans to renovate an old K-Mart, shown in this 2012 file photo, at Palmer Highway and Highway 146 in Texas City.
Galveston Police investigate the scene of a motorcycle fatality accident in a field near the 9100 block of Stewart Road on Friday. Police believe speed was a factor in the single vehicle accident that killed the male driver when his motorcycle left the roadway shortly after 9 a.m.
Veteran’s Memorial Staium uses artificial turf.
When players’ bodies hit the field, little pieces of the infill from artificial turf fly up and scatter everywhere, according to information from the National Center for Biotechnology. Often, after a game, players will find these crumbs not only in their uniforms in their hair and inside cuts and abrasions.
Early voting for the Nov. 4 election began this week.
Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister talks with fans in the stands before a game against the Houston Astros on July 29, 2012 at Minute Maid Park. Banister, a League City resident and 1982 graduate of La Marque High School, is expected to be named the manager of the Texas Rangers today.
Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister is expected to formally be named the manager of the Texas Rangers today.
A woman is slowly freed from inside her car by League City firefighters after a T-bone collision at the intersection of Marina Bay Drive and South Shore Boulevard on Wednesday morning.
Ball High’s Sedrick Brown slips away from Santa Fe’s Aidan Blair on a 57-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of Friday’s game at Kermit Courville Stadium.
Ball High's Dvante Butler can’t find room to run during the second quarter against Santa Fe on Friday night September 26, 2014 at Kermit Courville Stadium.
Santa Fe’s Josh McKinney fights for a first down during the first quarter of Friday’s game at Kermit Courville Stadium.
Clear Falls quarterback Ethan Walker throws a pass during a game Sept. 12 against Katy Seven Lakes at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City.
Clear Falls head coach Mike Zierlein reacts after a fumbled kickoff return during a game Sept. 12 against Katy Seven Lakes at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City.
Ball High defenders chase Houston Wheatley quarterback Alaan Rivera during Friday’s game at Kermit Courville Stadium. The Tors held Wheatley to 148 yards of offense.
Galveston Ball’s Jerry Blanks, right, sacks Houston Wheatley quarterback Alaan Rivera, center, with help from Kerrian James, left, during the first quarter on Friday night at Kermit Courville Stadium.
Galveston Ball quarterback Jacob Simon is sacked by Houston Wheatley's Christopher Whisler and Rafiel Baker for a 15-yard loss during the second quarter on Friday night at Kermit Courville Stadium.
The African-American Historical Preservation Committee of The 1867 Settlement’s fourth annual Western Celebration will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 on the Bell Drive Strip, 117 Bell Drive, in West Texas City. Melissa W. Thibodeaux performs as Rosa Parks in 2013.
The African-American Historical Preservation Committee of The 1867 Settlement’s fourth annual Western Celebration will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 on the Bell Drive Strip, 117 Bell Drive, in West Texas City. Wayne Dehart performs and gives the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in.
Texas City’s D’Vonta Hinton makes a tackle Sept. 5 at Stingaree Stadium. Hinton and the Stings lost to Dickinson on Friday, the third time he has faced his cousin, Brad Woodard, in a varsity game.
Braeden West of Katy Seven Lakes outruns Clear Falls’ Robert Woodard on his way to a 60-yard touchdown during the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City.
Clear Falls quarterback Ethan Walker, top, is sacked by Katy Seven Lakes’ Tommy Brown for a 4-yard loss during the first quarter of Friday night’s game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City.
Texas City’s Allen Mull runs with the ball from the wildcat formation against La Marque on Friday at Stingaree Stadium.
Friday night football action this week features a matchup of physical, hard-nosed county rivals when the Texas City Stings (1-1) travel to Dickinson to face the Gators (2-0). The Texas City defense, which includes Nathan Stahl,rebounded from a Week 1 loss to record big plays in last week’s win over La Marque in the Battle by the Bay.
Texas City’s Marshall Surovik helps make a tackle during the fourth quarter against La Marque on Friday night at Stingaree Stadium. The Stings defeated the Cougars, 30-21, in the Battle by the Bay.
Clear Creek senior Evey Shanks cheers for the Wildcats during their game against Fort Bend Ridge Point on Friday evening at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Ridge Point’s Terry Petry, right, breaks up a pass intended for Clear Creek’s Andrew Wiesen during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats fell to the Panthers, 45-26.
Sarah Lathan and around a dozen members of Triumphant Tails protest outside the Galveston County Health District’s Animal Resource Center in Texas City on July 23, 2013. Galveston County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a memorandum of understanding with Tim Holifield, who will review the animal control department from top-to-bottom, looking at its budget, personnel and procedures, among other things.
Ball High senior middle blocker Sheridan Hopkins was an all-district performer last season and returns to lead a young put improving Lady Tors squad. Second-year head coach Jaclyn Burroughs said Hopkins and sophomores outside hitter Skyler Simon and middle blocker Taylor Termini will anchor the team.
Clear Creek outfielder Satchel McElroy was one of 25 players to be named to the All Area Code Team at the 2014 Area Code Baseball Games tournament in Long Beach, Calif.
Emergency responders work to stabilize a driver involved in a two-vehicle collision on the north side of the causeway in Galveston on Wednesday morning.
Dickinson’s Nayo Warnell returns to the court this season for the Lady Gators. Last year as a sophomore, she led the volleyball team with 382 kills, a .499 kill percentage and 79 blocks.
The Clear Falls Knights return a solid foundation for the 2014 volleyball season as they welcome back four starters, including senior Alyssa Enneking, above, the District 24-5A Player of the Year. The 5-foot-11 outside hitter recorded 900 kills at a 43.4 percent rate in 2013, and also led the team with 598 digs.
Big things are expected from Clear Falls’ junior Ashlynn Dunbar, who made the District 24-5A First Team last year.
Bay Area Christian’s Connor Crow, running with the ball during a playoff game Nov. 2, was among 15 placekickers from across the country to be named to the annual Chris Sailer Award preseason watch list.
The young but talented trio of junior Keegan Nelms, pictured, senior Madison Ogden and junior Cayla Hockenbury will lead a Santa Fe squad coach Anna Marie Milligan says has great potential but will need time to come together as a team.
The young but talented trio of junior Keegan Nelms, senior Madison Ogden and junior Cayla Hockenbury, pictured, will lead a Santa Fe squad coach Anna Marie Milligan says has great potential but will need time to come together as a team.
The young but talented trio of junior Keegan Nelms, senior Madison Ogden, pictured, and junior Cayla Hockenbury will lead a Santa Fe squad coach Anna Marie Milligan says has great potential but will need time to come together as a team.
Returning Texas City Lady Sting Hailee King is focused on helping the team reach the playoffs for the third straight year.
Returning Texas City Lady Sting Taylor Theim is focused on helping the team reach the playoffs for the third straight year.
Texas City’s Shelby Thompson is one of five returning sophomores from last year’s team that lost to Richmond Foster in the first round of the playoffs.
Returning Texas City Lady Sting Treslyn Ortiz is focused on helping the team reach the playoffs for the third straight year.
Clear Creek’s Mariah Pardo sets the ball during a match against Dickinson last season at the Carlisle Field House in League City. Pardo, the District 24-5A co-setter of the year in 2013, will help the Wildcats improve on last season’s finish, which saw the team eliminated by Fort Bend Dulles, 3-1, in the first round of the playoffs.
Clear Creek volleyball coach Scott Simonds is counting on the play of Allison Donovan to help improve on last year’s finish that saw the team ousted from the first round of the playoffs.
Clear Creek volleyball coach Scott Simonds is counting on the play of Melissa McNeil to help improve on last year’s finish that saw the team ousted from the first round of the playoffs.
Chance Locke, left, waits for his turn in the Mutton Bustin’ competition during the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in 2008. One critic of the proposed event ordinance said the rules are a way for mayor and police chief to exert more power over the committee that runs the fair and rodeo.
The John W. Johnson, a Texas Department of Transportation ferry boat, is parked in a berth at the Galveston Ferry landing.
Clear Creek’s Landon Etzel made the TSWA All-State second team as a designated hitter and earned honorable mention as a third baseman.
League City’s Jarred Cosart has gone from being a standout baseball player at Clear Creek High School, seen here as a senior in 2008, to one of the Houston Astros’ top young pitchers.
Dr. William R. Smith twice served as United States Collector of Customs in Galveston. He was appointed in 1849 by President Zachary Taylor and again in 1852 by President Millard Fillmore. He built his house at 1121 33rd St., in Galveston, which still stands today and is known as the 1874 Smith-Hartley House.
The Gulf of Mexico produced 208 million pounds of shrimp in 2012, according to statistics.
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