Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked. [Read more…]
Artist evokes nostalgia with images of the past
Growing up on various Air Force bases, Jeff Narron had the opportunity to ride his bike all over the place and take snapshots with his Vivitar 110 camera. As a teenager, he upgraded to his father’s 1960s-era Konica 35 mm EE-Matic.
Galveston band Deep Cuts plans to share its sound with the world, starting with the Texas circuit.
Angie Brown, who has been a Galveston resident on and off since early childhood, is a historian and also president of the Junior League of Galveston County. She’s also a mother, wife and pet owner of rescue mix-breed EmmyLou.
Regattas are a way of life for many on Texas coast
There’s a long history of yacht racing in these parts. Chalk it up to competitive instinct — where there’s water, there will be boats and where there are boats, regattas.
A ship rescued from a Greek salvage yard becomes the pearl of the port
Some think it’s a miracle the tall ship Elissa, commissioned at a time when steamships outperformed sailing vessels for transporting cargo, was ever built. Steamships needed less crew than sailing ships, making vessels like the Elissa less efficient for carrying trade in the late 1800s.
Boldly exploring a watery universe
Early next year, Bill Cartwright plans to set out with his little dog, Harley, on a cruise of a year or more throughout the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. He’ll do it on his 20-foot homemade sailboat. Remarkably, the boat seems up to the challenge.
Willy Gonzalez, who was born on the island, is a drummer, entertainer and only remaining original member of the band The Line Up. He’s a husband, father, golfer, businessman and serves on the Galveston’s Redevelopment Authority board. He’s also a basketball, baseball and sometimes soccer coach. [Read more…]
Game of skill and luck can be habit-forming
Mah Jongg players tend to describe the game as addictive. Many locals spend hours — and quarters — each week playing this game, imported from China. Its addicts claim increased mental acuity, social networking and community outreach. [Read more…]
Island artist creates colorful mosaic skulls
As a young girl, Rachel Stokes was fascinated by the colors of light that came through the stained-glass windows while she sat in church.