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October 29, 2014 -- Trey Apffel, founder and owner of Apffel Law Firm in League City and president of the State Bar of Texas, wrote a column discussing the State Bar's efforts to assist military veterans. More
October 29, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will honor four generations of veterans during its Veterans Day event on November 10. More
October 29, 2014 -- The City of Houston will host the city's annual "Houston Salutes American Heroes" Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at Houston City Hall. More
October 23, 2014 -- The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery, to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military. More
October 23, 2014 -- The City of League City will honor local veterans, servicemen and women, and their families during a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 11 at Chester L. Davis Sportsplex at 1251 League City Parkway. More
October 21, 2014 -- Alvin Community College is inviting area veterans to attend the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on its campus on November 11 at 12:30 p.m. More
July 05, 2014 -- The Galveston Marine Corps League hosted its annual Fourth of July Parade on Friday. More
July 04, 2014 -- The City of La Porte hosted its 4th of July parade on Friday. More
July 04, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has posted a message to commemorate the Independence Day holiday. More
July 04, 2014 -- Dr. Brian Babin, a candidate for the 36th Congressional District, has posted a message for the Fourth of July. More
July 03, 2014 -- Galveston will host an array of fun Fourth of July celebrations! On Friday, July 4, make plans to attend the Island’s annual Independence Day Parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Houston Fire Department has posted a reminder to citizens that fireworks are not only illegal to use in the City of Houston but they are also are very dangerous. More
July 01, 2014 -- The City of Pasadena will hold a fireworks show and festival for the Fourth of July at the Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Texas Tenors will celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend with a special performance at The Grand 1894 Opera House on Sunday, July 6. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Beach Band will present a special Patriotic concert in honor of Independence Day on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. More
June 30, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House is currently offering special "Christmas in July" discounts from July 1 through 30 on select holiday events. More
June 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced events taking place on the island during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. More
June 24, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood is currently offering a pre-sale for Fourth of July Day Program Carnival wristbands. More
June 24, 2014 -- League City's annual Fourth of July celebration will take place at League Park. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting entries for the Marine Corps League Fourth of July Parade. More
June 21, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will sponsor the Fourth Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade today. More
June 20, 2014 -- The City of Missouri City will host its Fourth of July Celebration and the unveiling of the design of a Veterans Memorial at Buffalo Run Park on July 4. More
June 18, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber will present a letter to commemorate this year's celebration of Juneteenth in Galveston on Saturday. More
June 18, 2014 -- United States Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz today issued statements to commemorate Juneteenth, which is observed on June 19. More
June 17, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration at Riverfront Park. More
June 16, 2014 -- The City of Sugar Land on Friday announced that tickets are still available for the city's "Star Spangled Spectacular" celebration on July 4. More
June 13, 2014 -- Juneteenth will be celebrated on Saturday, June 14 in Hitchcock with a parade starting at10am leading to the historic and beautiful Stringfellow Orchards where activities for the whole family withe professional re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. More
June 11, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont will hold its annual Fourth of July Celebration with music and fireworks on Friday, July 4, in Riverfront Park. More
June 11, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur is hosting various events in celebration of Juneteenth. More
June 09, 2014 -- Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene's Lake Houston office will host a free concert and Independence Day celebration on July 4 at Kings Harbor in Kingwood. More
June 09, 2014 -- C. B. "Bix" Rathburn, III has posted an essay regarding "the greatest generation" that survived the Depression of the 20th Century and won World War II. More
June 07, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform a free concert in the Julie Rogers Theatre during the City of Beaumont's annual Fourth of July Celebration. More
June 07, 2014 -- Missouri City will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration and firework show at Buffalo Run Park. More
June 05, 2014 -- Houston Public Library will host various events in commemoration of Juneteenth at the African American Library at the Gregory School. More
June 04, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host a series of events to celebrate the Fourth of July. More
June 04, 2014 -- One of the last surviving Doolittle Raiders will lead the Comfort Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade on July 4. More
June 04, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host various celebrations for the Fourth of July holiday. More
June 03, 2014 -- Galveston Island will host a series of events, including a new “Christmas in July” celebration, throughout the month of July. More
June 03, 2014 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University and the Bryan-College Station community will host a Juneteenth celebration on June 19. More
June 03, 2014 -- A number of events are planned in Galveston for the Juneteenth Celebration. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will display a clerical robe worn by Reverend Andrew Walker Berry, former pastor of Avenue L Baptist Church, one of the oldest African-American churches in Texas, as the library's "Treasure of the Month" for June. More
May 26, 2014 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University last week announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. More
May 26, 2014 -- The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, with a screening of the new IMAX film, "D-Day: Normandy 1944." More
May 26, 2014 -- Public officials and candidates for office have been posting comments on Memorial Day. More
May 24, 2014 -- U.S. Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Memorial Day. More
May 23, 2014 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 22, 2014 -- Flags for Fallen Vets will host a ceremony at the Houston National Cemetery on Sunday to place flags on the graves of fallen soldiers. More
May 22, 2014 -- Eliseo "Al" Cantu, Jr., chair of the Texas Veterans Commission, has written a letter to Texans in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 22, 2014 -- Samuel Collins III has announced that famed re-enactor Michael Crutcher will perform at his Juneteenth event at Stringfellow's Orchard in Hitchcock on June 14. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Regional DWI Task Force will be in force over the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Dickinson Independent School District will feature patriotic music and programs, as well as Memorial day lessons, on Monday, which is a regular school day for students. More
May 21, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that his office will join law enforcement agencies across Galveston County in sponsoring a No-Refusal Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th. More
May 21, 2014 -- Bayou Vista will host former Lance Corporal Vincent Morrison, Harris County's Veterans Services Officer, to lead the Annual Bayou Vista Memorial Day Summer Festival Parade on Saturday. More
May 21, 2014 -- The City of League City will host its Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26 at Fairview Cemetery. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Veterans Memorial at Sugar Land Memorial Park will be the focal point of the City of Sugar Land’s 6th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26. More
May 16, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration, "Friendswood: Small Town, Big Hearts", beginning with the Grand Parade on Friendswood Drive. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Houston VA National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Service on May 26. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission will award Juneteenth an Official Texas Historical Marker on June 21 in downtown Galveston. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday hosted the Harris County Peace Officers' Memorial ceremony. More
May 10, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on May 26 at the Veterans Memorial adjacent to Friendswood City Hall. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the Texas Historical Commission on June 21 for a dedication ceremony placing a historical marker honoring Juneteenth. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Houston Police Department will host a memorial service tonight at the Houston Police Officers' Memorial. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Sugar Land Police Department will host its Sixth Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ride on Saturday. More
May 07, 2014 -- Galveston Island has scheduled festivities from June 7 to June 24 to celebrate Juneteenth, a commemoration of the arrival of the Emancipation Proclamation to Texas, on June 19, 1865. More
May 07, 2014 -- Missouri City has announced the 2014 Juneteenth celebration events, which will take place from June 12 through 21 at various locations. More
May 01, 2014 -- For 2013 coverage of Juneteenth events Click Here
April 09, 2014 -- For GuidryNews.com coverage of Independence Day events in 2013 Click Here
April 09, 2014 -- For GuidryNews.com coverage of 2013 Memorial Day events Click Here
February 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present "Through a Child's Eyes", a community photography celebration, with photographs decorating a float for the Children's Mardi Gras Parade on March 2 and on display on March 8 during ArtWalk. More
February 20, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will hold its 28th annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People on Sunday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
February 20, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will launch its Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration beginning on Friday. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber will host its seventh annual Mardi Gras party at Legacy Ford on March 4. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host its fourth annual CRAZY Krewe fun run and umbrella walk event on March 1. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux has announced that "South PAWcific" will be the theme for its 16th annual Mardi Gras Parade on March 2. More
January 23, 2014 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston has released its parade schedule, which will run from February 21 through March 4. More
January 20, 2014 -- Exxpress Mart in Beaumont has donated $25,000 to the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program through the Holiday Reindeer fundraiser. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Junior League of Galveston County has thanked its Holiday Charity Ball sponsors and announced the Florist of the Year competition winners. More
January 13, 2014 -- The Tremont House in Galveston will host retro-swing band Cherry Poppin' Daddies to perform in concert on March 1 for the 30th Annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party. More
January 13, 2014 -- To review Guidry News Service coverage of Mardi Gras 2013 Click_Here
December 31, 2013 -- The Moody Mansion in Galveston will host its annual Twelfth Night of Christmas event on January 6. More
December 27, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its annual New Year's Eve on the Square celebration on December 31 at Sugar Land Town Square. More
December 26, 2013 -- The Nia Cultural Center will host a Kwanzaa Celebration and Market on Friday in Galveston. More
December 24, 2013 -- From the Archives: The 2004 Christmas Eve Snowfall in Galveston. More
December 24, 2013 -- Dickinson Independent School District plays a part in a "miracle story" for a school district employee family." More
December 24, 2013 -- A Christmas Party for Independence Village and Hope Village residents was held recently at the AMOCO Federal Credit Union in Texas City. More
December 24, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has posted a Christmas message. More
December 23, 2013 -- The Cenikor Foundation recently gave a total of $2,163 to five local families in need at the Houston facility. More
December 22, 2013 -- The Sam Houston Squadron of the Texas Navy was represented in the 2013 Christmas Boat Lane Parade with the participation of four yachts from Lakewood Yacht Club. More
December 21, 2013 -- Harris County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Virginia Howell and Santa Claus on Friday performed an impromptu marriage ceremony for a homeless couple outside of the Office's dispatch center in downtown Houston. More
December 20, 2013 -- San Jacinto College's volleyball team recently delivered holiday cards to veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. More
December 20, 2013 -- Bates Collision Centers on Wednesday and Thursday gifted two cars to two single mothers who are a part of the Harris County Department of Education Head Start programs. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will host its Soles for You Boot Drive Drop Off event on Friday at the Star of Hope Donation and Distribution Center. More
December 19, 2013 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake recently hosted a "lighting of the letters" for the holidays. More
December 19, 2013 -- TopDog reminds residents that the New Year's fireworks sales season begins on Friday and will continue through midnight on January 1. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Houston Fire Department's annual Operation Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive ends tomorrow. More
December 17, 2013 -- The American Marketing Association at Texas Southern University recently sponsored an Angel Tree at the university's Charter Lab School. More
December 17, 2013 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa event. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Galveston Municipal Police Association held its annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Galveston on Saturday. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and the Galveston County Citizens’ Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association celebrated the arrival of “Deputy Claus” on Saturday. More
December 16, 2013 -- College of the Mainland employees recently gathered more than 200 toys to support the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation. More
December 14, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted its annual Holiday Party at Di Amici Upscale Events on NASA Parkway on Wednesday. More
December 14, 2013 -- College of the Mainland President Beth Lewis reports that COM employees collected an abundance of boxed and canned goods for the M.I. Lewis Social Service Center’s food bank in Dickinson. More
December 14, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a celebration on Saturday at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital as part of METRO's Blue Santa program. More
December 13, 2013 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will serve as Grand Marshal of the Clear Lake 52nd Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Saturday. More
December 13, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on holiday event options in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 12, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office Explorers and the Tejano Center for Community Concerns Emergency Shelter will host a holiday celebration on Friday, providing gifts to nearly 50 foster families and children. More
December 12, 2013 -- Blocker Middle School in Texas City will host Holiday in the Park on December 19, with refreshments and entertainment, including 30,000 pounds of snow. More
December 11, 2013 -- The 43rd Annual Santa Houston CPA Goody Bag Stuffing Campaign recently provided early holiday packages to 7,100 Harris County Department of Education Head Start students. More
December 11, 2013 -- Moody Mansion in Galveston will host its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday. More
December 11, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its New Year's Eve on the Square celebration on December 31 at Sugar Land Town Square. More
December 11, 2013 -- The 43rd Annual Santa Houston CPA Goody Bag Stuffing Campaign recently provided 7,100 Harris County Department of Education Head Start students with early holiday packages. More
December 10, 2013 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake recently hosted its annual holiday reception at Bay Oaks Country Club. More
December 09, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Santa Project event on Saturday and Sunday. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Texas City High School Choir Department will present "Sounds of the Season", a holiday concert, on December 17 and 19. More
December 09, 2013 -- Galveston's Holiday in the Park will be held on December 14, 15 and 21 at Saengerfest Park in Downtown Galveston. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation hosted the 40th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival this weekend. More
December 09, 2013 -- The League City Proud Holiday in the Park Parade was Friday night. More
December 08, 2013 -- Supporters of Galveston's Ronald McDonald House, including local dignitaries and celebrities, participated in the "Light Up the House" event for the Holiday Season on Friday December 6. More
December 06, 2013 -- The City of Missouri City has canceled the annual Snowfest Parade, which was schedule for Saturday, due to weather. More
December 06, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Dickens on The Strand and other events in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will hold its annual Christmas concert on December 15 at Moody Methodist Church. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Foundation recently hosted its Christmas Gala, and announced the creation of a $38,000 scholarship in honor of ACC President Rodney Allbright. More
December 05, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook has canceled the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled for tonight due to weather conditions. More
December 05, 2013 -- University of Houston's Moores School of Music will host a holiday concert on Sunday at Moores Opera House. More
December 05, 2013 -- The Dickinson Historical Society and Dickinson Economic Development Corporation will host the Sixth Annual Holiday Express Model Train Show and Winter Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Railroad Center. More
December 05, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker will host the annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Presented by Reliant on Friday evening at Hermann Square outside of City Hall. More
December 04, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena will hold its Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday at City Hall. More
December 04, 2013 -- The City of Kemah and the Kemah Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting their annual toy drive through December 13. More
December 04, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District's Ball High School is participating in the 33rd Annual "Share Your Holidays" Food Drive through Friday, with the school accepting donations of non-perishable food items. More
December 03, 2013 -- Architecture Center Houston will host the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off on December 14 at Hermann Square. More
December 03, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday. More
December 03, 2013 -- Keep Texas Beautiful has introduced its 10th edition commemorative holiday ornament, which is being sold to raise awareness and funds to support the organization's programs. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will present Let It Shine - a Candyland Christmas on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
December 02, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena has scheduled several holiday programs for the month. More
December 02, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur will host its Annual Cultural Lighted Holiday Parade on December 14. More
December 02, 2013 -- Downtown Galveston is hosting several holiday events this season, including Lasers, Lights and Magic in the Park, Santa on the Strand and book signings and festivals. More
November 29, 2013 -- The 37th Annual Turkey Bowl at Adoue Park in Galveston attracted an assortment of Galveston Islanders who celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the friendly competition each year. More
November 28, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday released a statement regarding Hanukkah. More
November 27, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a statement commemorating the start of Chanukah More
November 27, 2013 -- Sugar Land Animal Services will sell plush puppies at the city's Christmas Tree Lighting event on December 5 to support efforts to place dogs and cats with families. More
November 26, 2013 -- Moody Gardens will host the Friday Night Food Drive benefiting Galveston County and Houston Food Banks through January 3. More
November 26, 2013 -- San Jacinto College on Veterans Day recognized six veteran students with Wall of Honor plaques and scholarships. More
November 25, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur will host the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train on November 29. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site will host its annual Candlelight Christmas celebration on December 7. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Junior League of Beaumont will host its annual Main Street Market shopping event December 5-7 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
November 22, 2013 -- Island etc, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will debut "David Sedaris Does Christmas", with performances of "Season's Greetings To Our Friends and Family" and "The Santaland Diaries", tonight. More
November 22, 2013 -- Lamar University's A Cappella Choir and Grand Chorus will perform selections from George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" on December 1 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Beaumont. More
November 22, 2013 -- Music Doing Good in Houston will present "Miracle on 19th Street", a holiday concert event, on December 7 at Gallery M Squared. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office spotlights its Save Texas History Program. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Choir, Band, and Drama departments will each present Christmas performances during the holiday season. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston Library will launch its Third Annual "Season's Readings" program on December 7 with Kathy Duval, author of "The Three Bears' Christmas". More
November 20, 2013 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will hold its annual Christmas concert on December 15 at Moody Methodist Church. More
November 20, 2013 -- The City of La Porte will host the 2013 Christmas on Main Street Festival on December 5. More
November 19, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land has announced that Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Sugar Land Town Square on December 5 for the city's 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. More
November 19, 2013 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University has scheduled several events for the upcoming holiday season. More
November 15, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its annual holiday food drive on December 6. More
November 15, 2013 -- The City of Missouri City will host its 30th annual Snowfest Festival on December 6 at the City Hall Complex. More
November 15, 2013 -- Diversions: As the holiday season approaches Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the growing list of entertainment and activities available around the Gulf Coast region. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. will host its annual holiday charity ball on December 14 at the San Luis Convention Center in Galveston. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Woodlands Children's Museum will host "Fallitivities!", on November 25-26. More
November 13, 2013 -- Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston is requesting gift donations for senior citizens enrolled in the Meals on Wheels Program. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Houston Association of Legal Professionals has partnered with Wreaths Across America to honor fallen military veterans at Houston National Ceremony this holiday season. More
November 12, 2013 -- Alvin Community College on Monday hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Center on Monday held its Annual Veterans Day Luncheon. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Santa Fe Gold Star VFW Post 5400 held a Veterans Day Celebration on Monday. More
November 11, 2013 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston has announced that the 2014 George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award recipients are George F. Black, and posthumously Donald Schattel Sr., both of Galveston. More
November 11, 2013 -- San Jacinto College's Central Campus will host auditions on Thursday and Friday for children to play as elves in the college's production of "Santa's Christmas Magic: The Musical". More
November 11, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today issued a statement in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 11, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Home for the Holidays", a concert celebrating the holiday season, on December 8 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
November 11, 2013 -- Houston Independent School District has selected artwork by three of the district's students as finalists for the 2013 Houston ISD Holiday Greeting Card. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston is celebrating Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2013 -- George Gould has provided photos of the Veterans Day Parade in Santa Fe. Photos
November 09, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will hold the 15th Annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Parade on November 11 in downtown Houston. More
November 09, 2013 -- United States Congressman Blake Farenthold will participate in a series of Veterans Day ceremonies on November 11 across the 27th District of Texas. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Alvin Community College Foundation will host its 14 Annual Christmas Gala on December 3. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party on December 5. More
November 08, 2013 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement regarding Veterans Day. More
November 08, 2013 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today met with members of the Warriors on Wheels Ride Texas Team, who are riding from Wichita Falls to Corpus Christi to raise money for active duty military and veterans support organizations. More
November 08, 2013 -- Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has announced that his office will launch a "Military Help Desk" on Veterans Day to offer customized services for military personnel and their families. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in observance of Veterans Day, reminded services members and military families that the program provides educational programming for military professionals, service members and their families. More
November 07, 2013 -- Texas Veterans Commission Chair Eliseo "Al" Cantu has written a letter to the editor concerning Veterans Day. More
November 07, 2013 -- Occidental Petroleum will present the Astros Salute to Veterans on Monday at Minute Maid Park. More
November 07, 2013 -- Mayor Annise D. Parker and the City of Houston will host the annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes” Veterans Day Celebration on Monday. More
November 06, 2013 -- Alvin Community College will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11. More
November 06, 2013 -- The Galveston East End Historical Association will host its 24th Annual "A Victorian Christmas" Holiday Homes Tour on December 6. More
November 06, 2013 -- Mayor Annise Parker began today’s meeting of Houston City Council with the announcement that Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs Buddy Grantham is leaving that position to become assistant director of the city’s fleet management department, and that Carl Salizar will replace him in the Veterans’ Office. More
November 05, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur, in conjunction with the cities of Groves and Port Neches, will host a Veteran's Day Commemorative Program on November 11 at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center. More
November 04, 2013 -- San Jacinto College will host several events at all three campuses from November 11 through 15 in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center will host its fifth annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11. More
November 04, 2013 -- David Chayer, executive director of the ALS Association Texas Chapter, has written a letter to the editor regarding the impact of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, on veterans. More
November 04, 2013 -- Galena Park Independent School District will host a luncheon honoring local veterans on Friday at the Zotz Education Center. More
October 31, 2013 -- Texas A&M University has announced that stories from veterans gathered through interview by StoryCorps' "Military Voices Initiative", will be broadcast on NPR's "Weekend Edition" beginning November 10. More
October 31, 2013 -- The Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic will host a Veterans' Benefit & Information Fair on November 10. More
October 31, 2013 -- Lamar University will host a Military Appreciation Day on Saturday during the first home game of November for the Cardinals football. More
October 29, 2013 -- Kemah will host the Salute to Military Service this weekend, beginning on Friday with a procession at the Kemah Lighthouse District. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host several veterans job fairs statewide on November 14. More
October 28, 2013 -- The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Monday, November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military. More
October 07, 2013 -- To review Holiday Happenings during the 2012/2013 Season Click Here
October 04, 2013 -- The Houston Astros and the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution are partnering to present a free showing of the inspirational documentary "Honor Flight: The Last Mission" on Monday, November 11, 2013, Veterans Day, at Minute Maid Park. More
September 28, 2013 -- For a review of Veterans Day events in 2012 Click Here
July 10, 2013 -- The City of Missouri City reports on its 29th annual 4th of July Celebration. More
July 08, 2013 -- Students in the San Jacinto College education program recently held a "Happy Birthday America" party for the South Campus children's center. More
July 08, 2013 -- Large crowds packed Galveston's beachfront during the Fourth of July Weekend. More
July 08, 2013 -- Alvin Community College celebrated the Independence Day with a concert by the Alvin Community Band at the college entrance. More
July 06, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White has posted an update to ELISSA volunteers and other supporters on the deck renewal project underway on the tall ship at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
July 05, 2013 -- On the evening of July 4, Galveston Island held its annual Independence Day parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. More
July 04, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz has posted a special video for the Fourth of July. More w/Video
July 03, 2013 -- Houston’s Official Fourth of July Celebration featuring live music, family activities and a “Stunning Fireworks Extravaganza” will be held on Thursday, July 4 at Eleanor Tinsley Park from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. More
July 03, 2013 -- Galveston Island will host a number of events for the July 4 weekend. More
July 03, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont's Fourth of July Celebration will return to Riverfront Park this year. More
July 03, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land will hold its Star Spangled Spectacular on July 4 at Constellation Field. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has published a list of Independence Day events. More
July 03, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will participate in the No Refusal program for motorists and boaters during the Fourth of July Holiday. More
July 03, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has issued a statement on Fourth of July. More
July 03, 2013 -- United States Senator Ted Cruz today issued a video message commemorating Independence Day. More
July 02, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that Savannah Berry, a contestant on the 2013 season of television talent show "The Voice", will perform at Sugar Land's Star Spangled Spectacular on Thursday. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Southeast Tourism Society recently honored the Red, White, Blue and You Independence Day festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a 2013 Top 20 event for the month of July. More
July 01, 2013 -- Texas Veterans Commission Chair Eliseo "Al" Cantu has written a letter marking Independence Day and thanking veterans for their service to the country. More
June 29, 2013 -- The Texas State Historical Association’s Handbook of Texas Online, a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture, has produced an in-depth online resource detailing the history of African-Americans in Texas. More
June 29, 2013 -- The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will hold their annual Fourth of July readings of the Declaration of Independence at multiple locations across the state. More
June 28, 2013 -- Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez has issued an invitation to the Lindale Park Annual Fourth of July Parade, hosted by the Lindale Park Civic Club. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will host a safety block party on July 4 following the 14th Annual Lindale Park Fourth of July Parade. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host an Independence Day celebration with music, lemonade and watermelon. More
June 25, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to "Wear It!" during the July 4 holiday, referring to life jackets on boats. More
June 25, 2013 -- The City of Missouri City will hold its 29th annual celebration on July 4 at Buffalo Run Park. More
June 21, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will host the Third Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade on Saturday. More
June 21, 2013 -- Houston Community College recently hosted events at all of its campuses in celebration of Juneteenth. More
June 19, 2013 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Juneteenth. More
June 19, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land today announced that there are no more free tickets available for the city's Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field on July 4. More
June 18, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena will host 4th Fest on July 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds. More
June 18, 2013 -- Radio Station KZWA FM in Lake Charles, Louisiana will host a Juneteenth Festival on June 22 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. More
June 18, 2013 -- The City of League City will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration at League Park. More
June 14, 2013 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform in concert for the city's annual July 4 Celebration at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
June 14, 2013 -- Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and Houston Mayor Annise Parker will host the Third Ward's Emancipation Park Juneteenth Parade on Saturday. More
June 13, 2013 -- Houston Community College will host Juneteenth activities at all four of its southwest campuses on June 19. More
June 12, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has made a series of announcements regarding its Fourth of July celebrations. More
June 12, 2013 -- The City of Kemah has announced entry due dates, registration and other information for its annual Fourth of July Parade. More
June 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has posted a schedule of activities for the Juneteenth celebration in Galveston. More
June 07, 2013 -- Samuel Collins, III has posted a guest column regarding the celebration of Juneteenth, the anniversary of the arrival of the Emancipation Proclamation to Texas. More
June 05, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont will host its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, at Tyrrell Park. The event will kick off the city's Neighbors and Concerts in the Park series. More
June 04, 2013 -- Missouri City will host a series of events in celebration of Juneteenth from June 10 through 15 at various locations. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Friends of Emancipation Park have posted an invitation to Juneteenth Celebration events in Houston. More
May 31, 2013 -- College of the Mainland will host its Juneteenth celebration on June 19 at the college's Learning Resources Auditorium. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Summer Tourism Season on Galveston Island got off to a busy start, according to news releases from the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Galveston and the United States Coast Guard. More
May 26, 2013 -- United States Senator Senator Ted Cruz has posted a video paying tribute to the fallen men and women of the United States Armed Forces in recognition of Memorial Day. Video
May 25, 2013 -- From the Archives: General James H. Doolittle and astronaut Alan Shepherd met with Houston reporters in 1977, to talk about fundraising for the Lindbergh Foundation and also to recall the famous mission by Doolittle's Raiders in 1942. More
May 25, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke to a joint session of the Texas Legislature in recognition of Memorial Day. More
May 25, 2013 -- Texas gold star families gathered to remember family members today at the Bullock, Texas State History Museum in Austin, where a new photo memorial honoring almost 600 fallen Texans debuted. More
May 25, 2013 -- A special Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Houston VA National Cemetery, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. More
May 24, 2013 -- Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw today issued a statement regarding Memorial Day. More
May 24, 2013 -- The City of Houston will host a special Memorial Day Service on Monday at the Houston Veterans Administration National Cemetery. More
May 24, 2013 -- The City of Houston advises visitors to ride METRO or METRORAil to Hermann Park during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. More
May 24, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director and United States Army veteran Len Waterworth will deliver the keynote address at the annual Memorial Day ceremony in honor of Harris County veterans, which will be held on May 27 in Bear Creek Pioneers Park. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum in Galveston today announced that it is part of the Blue Star Museums collaboration, and will offer free admission to all active military duty personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that its Regional DWI Task Force will operate throughout Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard will host a re-dedication ceremony on Thursday for the Coast Guard World War Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin will host a ceremony on Saturday for the opening of a new photo memorial exhibit honoring fallen Texans. More
May 20, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook will host the Bay Area Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony on May 25. More
May 19, 2013 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host a Memorial Day ceremony on May 27. More
May 19, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood will host a Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 at the Veteran's Memorial adjacent to Friendswood City Hall. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Houston VA National Cemetery will host a special Memorial Day Service on May 27. More
May 06, 2013 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its Fifth Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27 at Sugar Land Memorial Park. More
April 19, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood is accepting applications for booth and parade entries for the 118th Annual Fourth of July Celebration. More
April 08, 2013 -- For 2012 coverage of Juneteenth events Click Here
April 08, 2013 -- To review Independence Day coverage in 2012 Click Here
April 08, 2013 -- For a review of Memorial Day events in 2012 Click Here
February 14, 2013 -- The Tremont House hosted its 29th Annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party with a “Waltz Across Texas” theme. More
February 10, 2013 -- Galveston police report that they encountered resistance from unruly attendants when they cleared the Strand event area at 1 a.m. Sunday morning; seven people were arrested. More
February 10, 2013 -- The “Boots on the Beach” festival a major event for the second weekend of Galveston Island’s Mardi Gras celebration was held on Friday, February 8. More
February 08, 2013 -- Mardi Gras parades began on Thursday in Port Arthur and will continue with the Krewe of Krewes Parade tonight, the Krewe of Aurora parade on Saturday, concluding with the Munchkin Parade and Truck Parade on Sunday. More
February 08, 2013 -- Mardi Gras parades in Galveston this weekend include the Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade and the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade on Saturday and the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade and Mardi Gras Children’s Parade on Sunday. More
February 06, 2013 -- Galveston’s annual Mardi Gras celebration got off to a good start last weekend, with the island’s tourism officials reporting a 35 percent increase in attendance over last year’s opening festivities. More
February 05, 2013 -- Galveston.com & Company and The Wizzard Galveston pub will host a special Mardi Gras performance by jazz and blues artist Eden Brent on Friday. More
February 03, 2013 -- Hundreds of participants performed the Hokey Pokey during the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade parade in Galveston’s historic downtown on Friday. More
February 03, 2013 -- The George P. Mitchell Parade, honoring Jim and Dancie Ware, officially launched the 2013 Mardi Gras Celebration. More
February 03, 2013 -- Mardi Gras promoter Mike Dean’s George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award was presented to Dancie and Jim Ware in a ceremony in front of the Tremont House Hotel on Friday. More
February 03, 2013 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the winners of the Mardi Gras Shoebox Float Contest. More
February 01, 2013 -- The Texas Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston will participate in Mardi Gras drills and parades in Galveston and New Orleans, starting with the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade on Saturday in Galveston. More
January 31, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library Museum in Galveston, in celebration of Mardi Gras, will display a vintage Mardi Gras Queen's Costume as the library's Treasure of the Month for February. More
January 30, 2013 -- Galveston will launch its 2013 Mardi Gras celebration on Friday with various events that continue through the weekend. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office will work with area law enforcement agencies to enforce a No Refusal program during Mardi Gras on February 1 through 3 and 8 through 10. More
January 29, 2013 -- Del Papa Distributing will host a visit from the Budweiser Clydesdale horses in Kemah on Wednesday before they participate in the Mardi Gras! Galveston George P. Mitchell kickoff parade on Friday. More
January 28, 2013 -- The University of St. Thomas will honor the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist at the 63rd Annual Mardi Gras Gala on February 12 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston. More
January 28, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has provided information on the upcoming 102nd celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston, which runs February 1-12. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux will host its 15th annual Mardi Gras parade on February 10 in Galveston. More
January 25, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance has provided an updated news release on its Sixth Annual Chamber Mardi Gras Party, which will take place on February 12. More
January 25, 2013 -- The City of Kemah has announced dates of Mardi Gras events taking place in the city. More
January 23, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that multiple events for Kemah's Krewe du Lac will be held at various locations through February. More
January 15, 2013 -- The Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance will hold the Sixth Annual Chamber Mardi Gras Party on February 12 at the Legacy Ford Dealership in Rosenberg. More
January 15, 2013 -- Kemah will kick off Krewe du Lac on Friday at Clear Lake. More
January 03, 2013 -- Moody Mansion in Galveston will host its Twelfth Night of Christmas celebration on Sunday. More
January 01, 2013 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston has named Jim and Dancie Ware as the recipients of the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award. More
December 30, 2012 -- To review Guidry News Service coverage of Mardi Gras 2012 Click Here
December 28, 2012 -- Holiday tree recycling will be available to Missouri City citizens again this year. More
December 28, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will kick off its New Year's Eve Party on Monday at Sugar Land Town Square. More
December 27, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center has announced the winners of its Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. More
December 27, 2012 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command today announced that it has received two more gold coins in support of its Red Kettle Campaign, bringing a total of six gold coins found in the Houston area this season. More
December 26, 2012 -- The City of Galveston is holding its 19th annual Christmas Tree Recycling Drive at several collection locations. More
December 25, 2012 -- Members of the Galveston Police Department participated in the Blue Santa program. Photos
December 23, 2012 -- A holiday concert on Saturday raised funds for five less fortunate families. More
December 22, 2012 -- All Veteran health care services will be available on December 24 at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston and the outpatient clinics throughout the area. More
December 22, 2012 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will host "A Hollywood New Year's Eve" on January 31. More
December 21, 2012 -- Houston's BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will host half-priced adoptions on Saturday and Sunday in celebration of the holidays. More
December 21, 2012 -- San Jacinto College volunteers recently participated in a Christmas community project for children at Vista del Sol apartment complex in Pasadena. More
December 19, 2012 -- The Cenikor Foundation recently presented a donation of funds raised by its residents to assist families in need during the holidays. More
December 19, 2012 -- Galveston County Sheriff Freddie Poor was honored with a retirement reception on Friday in the Jury Assembly Room of the Galveston County Criminal Justice Center on Friday. More
December 19, 2012 -- Sugar Land Animal Services is offering a series of holiday promotions through the month of December. More
December 19, 2012 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, represented by Patient Perks, recently decorated for the seventh annual Lights of Love event at the Ronald McDonald House. More
December 18, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its third annual New Year's Eve on the Square celebration on December 31. More
December 18, 2012 -- The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and the Galveston County Citizens’ Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association celebrated the arrival of “Deputy Claus” with gifts for needy children on Saturday. More
December 18, 2012 -- Two Harris County Department of Education Head Start parents will receive the gifts of rehabbed cars on Wednesday and Thursday from Bates Collision Centers in Baytown. More
December 18, 2012 -- The Galveston West End Lions Club and Employees of ANICO recently collected toys for the children at Galveston Ronald McDonald House. More
December 15, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 14, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted its annual Holiday Party at Di Amici Upscale Events on NASA Parkway on Wednesday. More
December 14, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City recently hosted its 29th annual Snowfest Festival. More
December 14, 2012 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command on Thursday announced that it has received its third and fourth gold coins of the season for its Red Kettle campaign. More
December 13, 2012 -- The sounds of the season are ringing around the Gulf Region offering musical Diversions for those looking to celebrate the holidays. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is holding its "Put a Sock In It" Campaign to collect socks for donating to the needy. More
December 13, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union recently donated more than $2,000 in toys to the Pasadena Police Department's toy drive. More
December 12, 2012 -- The City of Seabrook has announced the winners of the Old Seabrook Holiday Decorating Contest. More
December 12, 2012 -- Harris County Department of Education Head Start centers have received 7,500 goody bags donated by the 42nd Annual Santa Houston CPA Good Bag Stuffing campaign. More
December 12, 2012 -- Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Jefferson County will provide a Holiday Memorial Tree through January 3 in the Tranquility Mausoleum. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has produced a video report titled "Christmas on the Border". More
December 10, 2012 -- The Nassau Bay Garden Club recently decorated the arbor at Howard L. Ward Park for the holiday season. More
December 07, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena today announced that Linda Miller, a local resident, will present a Christmas light show and toy drive on Saturday at her home in the Strawberry Glen subdivision. More
December 07, 2012 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted its Breakfast with Santa event at the ACC Student Center. More
December 07, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Foundation recently hosted its 13th annual Christmas Gala. More
December 07, 2012 -- Southwest Securities, Inc. hosted a reception celebrating the opening of the new office of Burrows Auttonberry & Agol Investment Group in South Shore Harbour on Thursday. More
December 06, 2012 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command today joined the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County for the unveiling of a special holiday light rail train supporting the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign and the Angel Tree program. More
December 06, 2012 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office will deliver toys tot he Children's Assessment Center on Friday. More
December 06, 2012 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a variety of special holiday activities on Sunday. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will unveil a special "Christmas" Light Rail Train on Thursday at the Fannin South Park and Ride. More
December 05, 2012 -- The City of Port Arthur will hold its annual Holiday Parade on Saturday. More
December 04, 2012 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has produced a video news report titled “Christmas on the Battleship Texas.” More w/Video
December 04, 2012 -- The City of Kemah is hosting its annual toy drive at Kemah City Hall through December 10. More
December 04, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday at City Hall. More
December 03, 2012 -- The 39th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival attracted large crowds to Historic Downtown Galveston. More
December 03, 2012 -- Galveston Independent School District and ABC Channel 13 is holding the 32nd Annual Share Your Holidays Food Drive through Friday at Ball High School. More
December 03, 2012 -- Galveston Historical Foundation hosted the 39th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival in Historic Downtown Galveston this past weekend. More
December 03, 2012 -- A large number of participants turned out for the Whimsical Whisker Revue at the Westminster Abbey Stage during the 39th Annual Dickens on the Strand. More
December 03, 2012 -- The Ronald McDonald House Lights of Love Event attracted a large crowd of supporters. More
December 02, 2012 -- The 39th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival concluded on Sunday in Historic Downtown Galveston. photos by Garrett Bryce
December 01, 2012 -- Large crowds packed Historic Downtown Galveston for the 39th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival on Saturday. The festivities continue on Sunday. Photos by Robert Mihovil
December 01, 2012 -- The Orangefield Cormier Museum in Orange County will present the 2nd annual "Christmas in Orangefield" on December 8 on the grounds of the Orangefield High School. More
November 30, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood and the Friendswood Fine Arts is hosting the 2012 Deck the House Holiday Lighting Competition. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced holiday events taking place in Port Arthur. More
November 30, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena will host its annual Holiday Lighted Parade on Saturday along Fairmont Parkway. More
November 30, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry have decorated the Governor's Mansion with military-themed Christmas decorations to honor the U.S. Armed Forces. More
November 30, 2012 -- The City of Kemah will host its 2012 Christmas in Kemah "Jingles Parade" on Saturday. More
November 30, 2012 -- The City of Seabrook and the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation is hosting an outdoor holiday decorating contest for businesses in Old Seabrook. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Galveston Noon Optimist Club Friends of Youth Christmas Tree Sale has begun at 21st Street and Broadway. More
November 30, 2012 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command on Thursday received the Second Gold Coin of the season at a Red Kettle site on 1801 South Voss in southwest Houston. More
November 29, 2012 -- Jefferson County employees and visitors to the Jefferson County Courthouse enjoyed the Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree in the lobby of the New Courthouse Addition. More
November 29, 2012 -- The W.H. Stark House in Orange, Texas will host its Holiday Open House on December 15 and 18. More
November 29, 2012 -- The Nassau Bay Garden Club on Tuesday decorated the Tranquility Arbor at Howard L. Ward Park for the holidays. More
November 29, 2012 -- Mental Health America of Greater Houston is offering counseling through the holidays. More
November 29, 2012 -- Lamar University will present its annual Lamarissimo! Holiday Choirs concert on Sunday in the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
November 28, 2012 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command today announced that The Houston Gold Exchange has agreed to purchase the organization's first gold coin received in its Red Kettle campaign for a record $5,000. More
November 28, 2012 -- The Galveston College Island Potters Guild will host their annual holiday sale on December 5 at the Galveston College Atrium. More
November 28, 2012 -- Port Corpus Christi, NuStar Energy, the Home Depot and HDR Engineering, Inc. will host the 15th annual "A Tree for All" tree giveaway on Thursday. More
November 28, 2012 -- Galveston College will host its Chorale Christmas Concert on December 9 at Moody Methodist Church, and its 2012 Winter Instrumental Music Recital on December 5 at the Fine Art Room. More
November 28, 2012 -- The University of Houston's Moores Concert Chorale will perform at the annual City of Houston Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting on Friday in front of City Hall. More
November 28, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will host a number of events throughout December. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the Downtown Museum District's Holiday Tree Lighting Party on Thursday in Beaumont. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command today announced the first gold coin of the season has been donated at a "Red Kettle" site in southwest Houston. More
November 27, 2012 -- LINC Houston is partnering with the Deacons of Deadwood Motorcycle Club and the Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program to deliver toys to Houston area children in December. More
November 27, 2012 -- The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own", will host its American Holiday Festival Concert, with performances Friday through Sunday at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Houston Fire Department will host an event kicking off its Annual Operation Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive on Tuesday at Fire Station 37. More
November 21, 2012 -- Moody Gardens is hosting "Food Drive Fridays", offering 2-for-1 admission to the Festival of Lights to guests who bring a non-perishable food item on any Friday during the event. More
November 21, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard and American Red Cross will pair 190 Coast Guard recruits from its training center in Cape May, New Jersey with families in South Jersey on Thursday as part of Operation Fireside, an effort to allow recruits to celebrate the holiday with a host family while training. More
November 21, 2012 -- College of the Mainland's Cosmetology Program will host its Hair and Style Show Extravaganza, providing holiday hair and makeup styles and outfits from area boutiques, on November 29. More
November 20, 2012 -- The Beaumont Civic Ballet will host two performances of "The Nutcracker", December 8-9 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
November 20, 2012 -- Houston Early Music will present a performance by Baltimore Consort on December 11 at Christ Church Cathedral. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host its 39th Annual Dickens on the Strand festival on December 1-2 in downtown Galveston. More
November 19, 2012 -- University of Houston will host a production of "The Snow Queen" November 30 through December 8 at the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation in West Columbia will host A Candlelight Christmas on December 1. More
November 17, 2012 -- Bennie Ferrell Catering on Wednesday hosted its festive annual customer appreciation party in the reception lobby of The Ensemble Theatre in Houston's Midtown. More
November 17, 2012 -- The East End Historical District Association in Galveston will host its 23rd annual "A Victorian Christmas" Homes Tour on November 30. More
November 17, 2012 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will perform Christmas concerts on November 23 at the Hotel Galvez and on December 9 at Moody Methodist Church. More
November 16, 2012 -- Bay Area Turning Point will host its Holiday Market on December 7 at Bay Oaks Country Club. More
November 16, 2012 -- Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday there is a lot to see and do around the Texas Gulf Coast region this next week. More
November 16, 2012 -- Alvin Community College's choir, band and drama departments will host Christmas productions in December. More
November 16, 2012 -- Galveston Business Ladies Lunch held their Expo at Landry's on Wednesday, November 14. More
November 16, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will hold its "Winter Wonderland" event on December 15 at Imperial Park Recreation Center. More
November 15, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena will host its annual Holiday Lighted Parade on December 1 on Fairmont Parkway. More
November 15, 2012 -- The W.H. Stark House in Orange will present the Thanksgiving Dining Room exhibit through November 29. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Friends of Galveston Island State Park will host its 2013 New Years 5K/10K Fun Run on January 5. More
November 14, 2012 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform its "Home for the Holidays" holiday concert on December 16 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
November 14, 2012 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay will present "A Christmas Story", with performances from November 30 through December 16. More
November 14, 2012 -- Hospice Care Team will hold its Holiday Memories events for grieving children on December 8 at the Team's Lake Jackson office and on December 15 at the Texas City office. More
November 13, 2012 -- The first annual Galveston Vet Fair was held Sunday, November 11th 2012 from 9A-12Noon on the parking lot of the Veterans Administration clinic. More
November 12, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City will host its 29th annual Snowfest Festival on December 7 at the City Hall Complex. More
November 12, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 6. More
November 12, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will open its production of "The Nutcracker" on November 30 at University of Houston-Clear Lake's Bayou Theatre. More
November 10, 2012 -- A record breaking crowd turned out for the opening of the 11th annual Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens. More
November 10, 2012 -- United States Congressman Al Green has released a statement regarding Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2012 -- The Houston Girls Chorus will present its 2012 Holiday Tour with performances throughout the greater Houston and Galveston areas during the month of December. More
November 10, 2012 -- The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library in Houston will host a holiday concert by Thomas C. Thompson on December 14. More
November 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today spoke at an annual Veterans Day ceremony, discussing the state's ongoing commitment to helping the nation's veterans and their families receive service and support. More
November 09, 2012 -- The Texas Workforce Commission, in recognition of Veterans Day, is encouraging employers to hire veterans. More
November 09, 2012 -- Texas Veterans Commission Chair Eliseo "Al" Cantu has written a letter regarding Sunday's observance of Veterans Day. More
November 08, 2012 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake will host a Veterans Day celebration on November 11 at the university's Bayou Building. More
November 08, 2012 -- The annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes” Veterans Day Celebration will be held on Sunday. More
November 08, 2012 -- The Island Art Gallery will host its Holiday Champaigne Art Show on December 8 in Seabrook. More
November 08, 2012 -- Galveston College's Community Chorale will perform Christmas concerts on November 23 and December 9. More
November 08, 2012 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will launch its 11th season of its "Festival of Lights" event for the holidays on November 10. More
November 08, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on December 6 at City Hall. More
November 07, 2012 -- The Galveston East End Historical District Association will host the East End Christmas Homes Tour on November 30. More
November 07, 2012 -- The Clear Falls High School JROTC will hold its 3rd Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday in the Clear Falls High School Performing Arts Center in League City. More
November 06, 2012 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Jefferson County will host its fourth annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday. More
November 06, 2012 -- The San Jacinto College South Campus fine arts department will present the annual Winter Works dance concert on November 15 and 16 in the Proscenium Theatre. More
November 06, 2012 -- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will present Ewan Gibbs: Arlington National Ceremony from November 11 through February 10. More
November 02, 2012 -- College of the Mainland will host a Veterans Day observance on November 8 in the College's Library. More
October 31, 2012 -- The Alvin Community College Foundation, which raised more than $35,000 at the 2011 gala, will host its 13th annual Christmas Gala on December 4 at the Nolan Ryan Center. More
October 30, 2012 -- San Jacinto College will host flag ceremonies and receptions at each of its three campus locations on November 9 in observance of Veterans Day. More
October 29, 2012 -- The McDonald's Operators Association of Greater Houston will offer a free breakfast meal at participating restaurants to veterans on November 12 in observance of Veterans Day. More
October 29, 2012 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. will host its annual Holiday Charity Ball on December 8 at the Tremont House in Galveston. More
October 24, 2012 -- The San Jacinto College Foundation will hold a golf tournament in honor of Wayne Slovacek on November 7 in Deer Park at Battleground Golf Course, and the College's North and Central campuses will display Slovacek's military uniform throughout November. More
October 22, 2012 -- The League City Veterans Day Ceremony will take place on November 12 at the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex. More
October 18, 2012 -- The Galveston VA Clinic will host a Vet Fair on November 11, Veterans Day, at its location on 3828 Avenue N in Galveston. More
October 18, 2012 -- The City of Kemah will host its Salute to Military Service Procession on November 2. More
October 18, 2012 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake will hold its 10th annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 in the university's Liberty Park. More
October 12, 2012 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony on November 11 at Arlington National Cemetery in observance of Veterans Day. More
July 04, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry gave remarks during an Independence Day breakfast hosted by the Big Sandy Rotary Club. More
July 03, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will join in the Lindale Park community's 13th Annual Fourth of July Parade on Wednesday. More
July 03, 2012 -- The City of La Porte will host its Annual Fourth of July Parade and other events on Wednesday. More
July 03, 2012 -- Texas Veterans Commission Executive Director Thomas Palladino has written a letter reminding Texans to support veterans while celebrating Independence Day. More
July 03, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood's 117th annual Fourth of July Celebration will start on Wednesday at the corner of FM 518 and Heritage Drive. More
July 02, 2012 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station will host the College Station Noon Lions Club's "I Love America" Celebration on Wednesday. More
June 30, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood has announced the road closures and parking scheduled for the city's Fourth of July celebration. More
June 30, 2012 -- The City of Pasadena will host 4th Fest on July 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds. More
June 30, 2012 -- The Bay Area Council On Drugs And Alcohol urges citizens to drive safely this Fourth of July. More
June 29, 2012 -- Galveston's Fourth of July will be in the early evening this year, on the Seawall before the Park Board of Trustees sponsored fireworks display. Click Here for information. More
June 28, 2012 -- The City of Kemah will host its Fourth of July Parade and celebration on July 4, with proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. More
June 27, 2012 -- The Galveston Beach Band will perform a concert featuring patriotic music on July 3 in celebration of the Independence Day holiday. More
June 25, 2012 -- The City of Seabrook will host a Fourth of July Kids Parade on July 4 at Meador Park. More
June 20, 2012 -- In an effort to raise community awareness about animal overpopulation, mistreatment and neglect, Barrio Dogs is holding a “Freedom for All” community march on July 4, 2012, in Houston’s East End. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host a free concert for the Fourth of July holiday. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Galveston Juneteenth Celebration has formed the National Juneteenth Committee in efforts to expand Galveston's Juneteenth into a national festival. More
June 19, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Juneteenth. More
June 15, 2012 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner sponsored the Second Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade on Saturday at the Acres Homes Multiservice Center in Houston. More
June 15, 2012 -- The Houston Public Library's African American Library at the Gregory School will host a number of events celebrating Juneteenth until the end of the month. More
June 13, 2012 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced an updated line up of several events that are underway on the island in celebration of Juneteenth. More
June 13, 2012 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform during the City of Beaumont's July 4th Celebration at Julie Rogers Theatre. More
June 12, 2012 -- The 25th annual Texas Black Invitational Rodeo will be held on Saturday at the Fair Park Coliseum in South Dallas. More
June 12, 2012 -- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate Juneteenth with the annual Freedom Walk and a storytelling program on Thursday at the George Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University. More
June 12, 2012 -- Samuel Collins III has submitted a guest column regarding Juneteenth Family Day to the GuidryNews.com Forum. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation kicked-off its festivities on June 7 with a reception at Chef Rey's. More
June 11, 2012 -- New for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration in Galveston County is the Historic Mainland Bus Tour. Participants (limited to 47) will be transported by air-conditioned, charter buses to two remarkable mainland sites - Stringfellow Orchards and the 1867 Settlement. Guides will welcome visitors to each site and give a history of the property. More
June 09, 2012 -- The City of Missouri City will hold its 28th annual 4th of July Celebration at Buffalo Run Park. More
June 07, 2012 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a lecture on General Gordon Granger "the General behind Juneteenth" on June 17. More
June 05, 2012 -- College of the Mainland will host a Juneteenth celebration on June 19 in the college's Learning Center Auditorium. More
June 05, 2012 -- The Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary with various events June 14-16. More
June 02, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its 27th annual "Red, White and Bluefest" on July 4 at Oyster Creek Park. More
May 29, 2012 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that Galveston had a record estimated 500,000 visitors during the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 28, 2012 -- United States Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a statement in honor of Memorial Day. More
May 27, 2012 -- The ninth annual tribute to Orange County veterans will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 M.L. King Drive in Orange. More
May 27, 2012 -- The Houston VA National Cemetery will host a special Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Houston VA National Cemetery at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. More
May 27, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on May 28 at the Veteran's Memorial adjacent to Friendswood City Hall. More
May 25, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will hold its Fourth Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday at Sugar Land Memorial Park. More
May 25, 2012 -- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is honoring Houston's wounded military veterans by holding a pet adoption event at the Chipotle Kid Power Festival at Discovery Green on Saturday. More
May 23, 2012 -- The City of Sugar Land will host "The Wall That Heals" exhibit, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., at Sugar Land Memorial Park during the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 23, 2012 -- Galveston native Charles J. Sabatier will be honored in a Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial located at Moody Gardens. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Blue Star Museums collaboration across America, including the Ocean Star Museum in Galveston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. More
May 16, 2012 -- The Academy of Texas Music will present "Memorial Day Cowboys", a concert featuring Michael Martin Murphey, on May 28 in Linden, Texas. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced events planned in celebration of Juneteenth, taking place June 9-19. More
May 14, 2012 -- The Houston VA National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Service on May 28. More
May 09, 2012 -- The annual National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. has been scheduled for May 28. More
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April 04, 2012 -- The City of Friendswood is currently accepting applications for both Booth and Parade entries for the 117th Annual 4th of July Celebration; The deadline for both applications is June 28. More
March 01, 2012 -- For GuidryNews.com coverage of Juneteenth 2011 Click Here.
February 20, 2012 -- The final parade of Mardi Gras! Galveston, the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 17th Annual “Fat Tuesday” Parade, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. More
February 16, 2012 -- The City of Galveston has provided street closure updates and other information for the Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration, which continues during the weekend. More
February 15, 2012 -- Mardi Gras events in Galveston include four parades taking place during the weekend. More
February 14, 2012 -- The Philadelphia Mummers Quaker City String Band will be performing at several events during the weekend's Mardi Gras festivities in Galveston. More
February 13, 2012 -- The Galveston Humane Society will present the 14th annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade on February 19. More
February 11, 2012 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston 2012 began with the Party Gras Procession on Friday as Joan and Doug McLeod, recipients of the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award, led a Dixieland jazz band procession from the M&M Restaurant to The Tremont House. More
February 11, 2012 -- Friday night during Mardi Gras, Galvestonians turned out in mass for a truely grass roots effort to beat the record for the largest choreographed umbrella dance in the world. More photos by Robert Mihovil
February 10, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston will host the 13th Annual Yachty Gras boat parade on February 18 at the Kemah Boardwalk. More
February 09, 2012 -- There will be two Mardi Gras Parades on Galveston's Seawall this Saturday. More
February 08, 2012 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston 2012 will begin on Friday with the Party Gras Procession at 5 p.m. as Joan and Doug McLeod, recipients of the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award, lead a Dixieland jazz band procession from M&M Restaurant to The Tremont House. More
February 07, 2012 -- Del Papa Distributing Company today announced that it is sponsoring a number of appearances of the Budweiser Clydesdales in Galveston and Kemah, including parades taking place during Galveston's Mardi Gras celebration. More
February 07, 2012 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe will hold its 21st annual Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, February 18. More
February 02, 2012 -- The City of Galveston has provided street closures and safety information for festivities during Mardi Gras! Galveston, which begins February 10. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society will hold the 14th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade on February 19, starting at 28th and Seawall Boulevard in Galveston. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host its first "Crazy Krewe" 7K Fun Run over the NASA Bypass in Webster as part of the Crazy Krewe event on February 11. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday on Galveston Island. More
January 18, 2012 -- The Galloway Gallop Mardi Gras Fun Run, benefiting The Galloway School, will take place in Kemah on February 11 in conjunction with the Krewe du Lac Mardi Gras festival. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced that the 13th Annual Yachty Gras boat parade will host a kick-off party on February 11, and the parade itself on February 18. More
January 13, 2012 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host the 2nd Annual Crazy Krewe event on February 11 at the Clear View Education Center in Webster. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Mardi Gras! Galveston Umbrella Brigade will attempt to break the record for the largest choreographed umbrella dance on February 10. More
January 11, 2012 -- The Rotary Club of Texas City will host the 2nd Annual Mardis Gras on the Mainland Gala on February 11 at the Doyle Convention Center. More
January 06, 2012 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will hold its second annual CRAZY Krewe event on February 11 at the Clear View Education Center. More
January 06, 2012 -- Cathy Conlon-Townsend is seeking cash donations and auction items to raise funds to bring the Philadelphia Mummers Quaker City String Band to Galveston for Mardi Gras again this year. More
January 06, 2012 -- The City of Galveston today announced that limited overnight parking will be allowed along Seawall Boulevard during the first weekend of Mardi Gras this year. More
January 01, 2012 -- For GuidryNews.com coverage of Mardi Gras 2011 Click Here
December 29, 2011 -- The 23rd annual Kwanzaa Celebration, sponsored by the Nia Cultural Center, will be celebrated this evening the Old Central Cultural Center in Galveston. More
December 28, 2011 -- The Self-Help for African People through Education (SHAPE) Community Center in Houston has scheduled several events throughout the week in celebration of Kwanzaa. More
December 28, 2011 -- The Rotary Club of Bellaire/Southwest Houston recently hosted a holiday party for residents at the Com-for-Care assisted living facility as part of the club's Christmas SHARE Project for 2011. More
December 27, 2011 -- The Society of Design Administration Houston Chapter recently helped pack boxes of food for the Houston Food Bank. More
December 27, 2011 -- The Children’s Museum of Houston is hosting a celebration of Kwanzaa this week. More
December 24, 2011 -- Members of the Houston International Seafarers' Centers held their annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 18 at the Howard L. Tellepsen Center in Houston. More
December 21, 2011 -- San Jacinto College employees recently collected money and gifts for a student at the college's central campus. More
December 21, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land's New Year's Eve light show will be recorded by TV Asahi from Japan, which plans to feature the show on a program called "Torihada" in January. More
December 20, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today has published videos of holiday messages from Texan members of the Coast Guard currently serving in Bahrain. More
December 19, 2011 -- BARC, the City of Houston adoption center and animal shelter, recently received a second-annual holiday gift from Natural Pawz. More
December 19, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker's Citizens' Assistance Office and the Houston Police Department's Police and Clergy Team will host the Second Annual Spark of Love Children's Christmas Luncheon and Toy Giveaway. More
December 19, 2011 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake recently hosted its annual holiday reception. More
December 19, 2011 -- The 10th Annual New Year's Eve Bash and benefit concert for Champions Kids Camp in Houston will host a performance by Bill, Kim and Jimmy Nash. More
December 16, 2011 -- All Houston fire stations are accepting toys for the Houston Fire Department's annual toy drive through December 20. More
December 16, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party at The Admiral at Clear Lake on Wednesday. More
December 16, 2011 -- The Houston Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office will host its Second Annual Christmas Luncheon and Toy Giveaway Event on Saturday. More
December 16, 2011 -- Frank Bowser is inviting runners to participate in the Friends of Galveston Park's New Years Fun Run on January 7. More
December 16, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its third annual New Year's Eve on the Square celebration on December 31 at Sugar Land Town Square. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will place on display buses decorated for the holiday season. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command recently received its fourth gold coin of the season. More
December 13, 2011 -- The City of Galveston Police Department's Blue Santa Program is hosting their annual toy and gift drive for underprivileged kids this holiday season. More
December 12, 2011 -- Friends of League City Animal Shelter urges the public to consider fostering or adopting a pet this holiday season. More
December 12, 2011 -- JPMorgan Chase will host its annual holiday choir concerts at the JPMorgan Chase Building in Houston at noon on December 19-23. More
December 12, 2011 -- The Lutcher Theater in Orange, Texas will host Mannheim Steamroller for its holiday concert on December 29. More
December 10, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 09, 2011 -- Hospice Care Team will host Holiday Memories events for Grieving Children on Saturday at the Team's Lake Jackson office and on December 17 at the Team's Texas City office. More
December 09, 2011 -- The Kemah Boardwalk will host its 50th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Saturday. More
December 08, 2011 -- The W.H. Stark House in Orange will host a Holiday Open House on December 13 and 15. More
December 07, 2011 -- The City of Pasadena will host its annual Holiday Lighted Parade on Saturday on Fairmont Parkway from Preston Street to Beltway 8. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Pilot Club of Dickinson is sponsoring the annual Christmas Tour of Homes, which takes place on Sunday, December 11. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Girl Scouts will host the Get 'R Done Food Drive at the Kroger stores in northern Galveston County on December 10. More
December 05, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land will host the Share Your Holiday Food Drive on December 9 at the Imperial Park Recreation Center. More
December 05, 2011 -- Lamar University’s Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will host HOLIDAZE! at Gladys City, a Wildcatter Weekend special event, on December 10 and 11. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced several holiday events taking place in communities throughout the Bay Area. More
December 04, 2011 -- Large crowds turned out on Saturday for the first day of the 38th Annual Dickens on the Strand festival on Galveston Island and a more modest crowd turned out on Sunday when the weather was less than ideal. Sights and Sounds
December 03, 2011 -- The Ronald McDonald House Lights of Love Event attracted a large crowd of supporters. More
December 02, 2011 -- Merry Maids will be cleaning and accepting donations at the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Beaumont during the holiday season. More
December 02, 2011 -- San Jacinto College culinary arts student Monica Luque Thomas recently was selected to have her ornament displayed on the 2011 Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree at the State Capitol in Austin. More
December 02, 2011 -- Lamar Junior High will present "A Christmas Carol" on December 9. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Stark Foundation in Orange, Texas will host a number of holiday events throughout the month of December. More
December 01, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its ninth annual Christmas Tree Lighting event tonight, and include the unveiling of the mascot for the Sugar Land Skeeters, Sugar Land's minor league baseball team. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command recently received the first Gold Coin of the 2011 Red Kettle fundraising season at a southwest Houston site. More
November 30, 2011 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will present a Christmas Concert on December 11 at Moody Methodist Church in Galveston. More
November 30, 2011 -- Galveston will host its 38th annual Dickens on the Strand event on December 3-4, with new events such as "Her Majesty's Royal Romp", a costumed dash along Ship's Mechanic Row. More
November 30, 2011 -- Galveston College's Island Potters Guild will host its annual holiday sale of pottery and sculpture on December 7 at the Galveston College Atrium. More
November 30, 2011 -- The City of Pasadena will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday at City Hall. More
November 29, 2011 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union and the United States Marine Corps Reserves and Veterans will hold a calendar sale benefiting the Galveston County Toys For Tots Foundation on Thursday at Jackie's Brickhouse in Kemah. More
November 29, 2011 -- Calder Baptist Church in Beaumont will host the Bethlehem Streets event on Sunday. More
November 29, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting presented by Reliant will take place on Friday, December 2, 6 p.m. at Houston City Hall. More
November 29, 2011 -- The Deacons of Deadwood Motorcycle Club and the Houston Police Blue Santa Program have partnered with LINC Houston to deliver Toys for Joy in Houston on December 10. More
November 29, 2011 -- College of the Mainland will host a number of concerts during the holiday season. More
November 29, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Preservation Alliance has provided a list of public events that will take place during the holiday season at heritage sites around the City of Houston. More
November 28, 2011 -- The Baytown Symphony Orchestra will present "A Christmas Celebration" on December 3 at the Lee College Performing Arts Center. More
November 26, 2011 -- The 2011 Dickens on The Strand Festival is next weekend, December 3 and 4 in Historic Downtown Galveston. More
November 24, 2011 -- The 35th Annual Turkey Bowl at Adoue Park in Galveston attracted an assortment of Galveston Islanders who celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the friendly competition each year. More
November 22, 2011 -- The City of La Porte will host its Christmas on Main Street celebration on December 1. More
November 22, 2011 -- The City of Houston will host the 62nd Annual Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B, on Thanksgiving Day. More
November 22, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre will present "The Nutcracker", beginning December 2 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake's Bayou Theatre. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that the island “will offer a plethora of unique shopping opportunities and special festivities” to celebrate the Holiday Season. More
November 21, 2011 -- Calvin "Cowboy" Jones and Lucille Monych have been selected as marshalls of the La Marque Christmas Parade, which takes place on November 30. More
November 20, 2011 -- Community friends gathered to celebrate and honor veterans during University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Veterans Day Celebration. More
November 18, 2011 -- The City of Pasadena will host a number of events this holiday season. More
November 18, 2011 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will open a holiday-themed exhibit on Saturday of medieval manuscripts from the museum's collections. More
November 18, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood and Keep Friendswood Beautiful will host the Fourth Annual Santa in the Park event on December 10. More
November 17, 2011 -- The Galveston College Music Department will host a winter recital on December 7. More
November 17, 2011 -- Rice University's Shepherd School of Music will host several holiday concerts prior to the end of the fall semester. More
November 17, 2011 -- Moody Gardens will launch its holiday Friday Night Food Drive on Friday, providing 2-for-1 admission to the Festival of Lights for guests who bring a non-perishable food item. More
November 16, 2011 -- Galveston’s East End Historical District Association will host the 22nd annual "A Victorian Christmas" Homes Tour on December 2. More
November 16, 2011 -- The 62nd annual Holiday Parade presented by H-E-B will take place on Thanksgiving morning in downtown Houston. More
November 16, 2011 -- Wassail Fest will take place during the 15th annual Nine Flags Christmas Festival on November 26 within the historic downtown district of Nacogdoches. More
November 16, 2011 -- The City of Kemah will host its Christmas Open House on November 18 at the Kemah Visitor Center. More
November 16, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land will host its Ninth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1 at the Sugar Land Town Square. More
November 14, 2011 -- Galveston Independent School District Fine Arts will perform at the Festival of Lights Concert on December 8 at Moody Gardens; Tickets are currently on sale. More
November 14, 2011 -- Beaumont Community Players will present its holiday production "Scrooge the Musical!" beginning November 25 and playing through December 10. More
November 12, 2011 -- The Tour de Nac, an annual bike ride beginning and ending in historic downtown Nacogdoches, an event of the Nine Flags Christmas Festival, will be held on Saturday, November 19. More
November 11, 2011 -- Galveston observed Veterans Day with the annual ceremony at Seawolf Park. Photos by Juan Peña
November 11, 2011 -- Congressman Gnee Green today visited injured soldiers at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to spend Veterans Day with the troops. More
November 11, 2011 -- Congressman Al Green issued a statement today in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 11, 2011 -- United States President Barack Obama today spoke at Arlington National Cemetery as part of Veterans Day ceremonies. More
November 10, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn on Thursday released a message to Texans on Veterans Day, entitled "Preserving the Fabric of Our Nation". More
November 10, 2011 -- Congressman John Culberson today issued a statement in observance of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today issued a statement in honor of Veterans Day, and will be attending the City of Houston's Veterans Day Celebration. More
November 10, 2011 -- San Jacinto College Central's theatre and film department will hold open public auditions on November 17-18 for children to play elves in its annual holiday production of "Santa's Christmas Magic: The Musical". More
November 10, 2011 -- The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department will host "Winter Wonderland", an event for children, on December 17 at the Imperial Park Recreation Center. More
November 10, 2011 -- The 12th Annual Alvin Community College Foundation Christmas Gala will take place on December 6 at the Nolan Ryan Center on the college's campus. More
November 09, 2011 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston on Wednesday announced the 2012 Official Poster Contest in honor of the 101st celebration; The deadline is December 2. More
November 09, 2011 -- Congressional candidate John Gay was recently awarded the Cold War Service Medal as part of the Kemah Boardwalk's Salute to Veterans. More
November 09, 2011 -- The City of Houston on Friday will host the 13th Annual "Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Commemoration and Parade" beginning at 10 a.m. at City Hall. More
November 08, 2011 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake will host a Veterans Day celebration on Friday at the university's Liberty Park. More
November 07, 2011 -- Performances of the Imagine Christmas Dinner and Show will take place from December 15 through 27 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
November 07, 2011 -- The San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development division recently announced that new updates to the Post 9/11 GI Bill allow for additional job training for all military veterans. More
November 07, 2011 -- Lamar University student organizations will present a "Remembering our Heroes" Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 in the university's quadrangle. More
November 07, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood Community Services Department will host the annual Holiday Hustle 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kid's K Run on December 3 at Stevenson Park. More
November 07, 2011 -- Lamar University will offer free admission to veterans for its November 11 season opener basketball games. More
November 07, 2011 -- State Bar of Texas President Bob Black, in a commentary on Veterans Day, reminded veterans of free legal advice clinics that will be available on Veterans Day. More
November 05, 2011 -- The San Jacinto Museum of History, located at the base of the San Jacinto Monument, will admit active and retired military personnel and their accompanying family members and guests to all its venues free of charge during the week of Veterans Day – Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13. More
November 04, 2011 -- San Jacinto College will host Veterans Day events at all three campuses. More
November 04, 2011 -- The Beaumont Civic Ballet has announced its 2011-2012 season, which includes its traditional holiday performances of "The Nutcracker" in December. More
November 03, 2011 -- The City of Missouri City will host Snowfest on December 9 at the City Hall complex. More
November 02, 2011 -- The Lone Star Veterans Association is hosting a Celebration of Service on Thursday at the American Legion Post #416 in Houston. More
November 02, 2011 -- Alvin Community College will host a ceremony in observance of Veterans Day on November 11. More
October 31, 2011 -- Texas Southern University will host a four-day event, November 7-10, in observance of Veterans Day. More
October 31, 2011 -- The City of Kemah will host its annual "Christmas in Kemah" series of events from November 18 through December 18. More
October 28, 2011 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union and the United States Marine Corps Reserves in Galveston are teaming together to sell calendars starting November 30, and gather toys for the Toys for Tots program through December 15. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Texas Salute to Military Service will host wounded military service members and their families for an all expense paid weekend at the Kemah Boardwalk on November 4-6 as part of the Annual Military Appreciation Weekend. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Marine Corps Coordinating Council will host the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball celebration on November 5 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Houston. More
October 27, 2011 -- The San Jacinto Monument will offer free admission for members of the military and their families November 7 through November 13 in celebration of Veterans Day. More
October 21, 2011 -- Moody Gardens Hotel has announced a line up of holiday events that will take place at the hotel. More
October 17, 2011 -- Interfaith Caring Ministries will host its 18th Annual Festival of Trees Fashion Show and Holiday Dinner on November 30-December 1 at the South Shore Harbor Resort and Conference Center. More
October 14, 2011 -- The Orangefield Cormier Museum will present "Christmas in Orangefield" on December 9-10. More
October 10, 2011 -- Galveston will host its 38th annual "Dickens on the Strand" event on December 3-4. More
July 03, 2011 -- The City of La Porte has posted an update about Fourth of July activities. More
July 02, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood invites all to participate in the 116th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration that will take place at the Stevenson and Centennial parks. More
July 01, 2011 -- The City of Pasadena has published a schedule of activities for the Fourth of July Weekend. More
July 01, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land will host Fort Bend County’s largest Fourth of July celebration during its 26th Annual Red, White and Bluefest. More
July 01, 2011 -- Mayor Annise Parker will host Freedom Over Texas on Monday, the Fourth of July, in Eleanor Tinsley Park. More
July 01, 2011 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court in an emergency meeting on Thursday voted 3-1, with County Judge Joe King opposed, to ban fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend. More
July 01, 2011 -- County Judge Mark Henry has confirmed that he will ban the sale of all fireworks in unincorporated Galveston County effective noon Saturday and continuing through midnight Monday. More
June 30, 2011 -- The City of League City will host its Fourth of July Citizen Appreciation Day at League Park. More
June 30, 2011 -- The Lindale Park Civic Club in Houston will host its annual Fourth of July parade along Irvington Boulevard. More
June 30, 2011 -- The City of Galveston has issued a reminder that all fireworks are banned within city limits, and invited visitors to attend its annual beachfront fireworks show or any of the other displays hosted on the island throughout the weekend. More
June 30, 2011 -- Traffic congestion at Hermann Park on July 4 is expected to be heavy, and vehicular entry to the park will be closed when parking lots are filled; The Houston Parks and Recreation Department advises visitors to ride Metro or MetroRail and avoid traffic problems. More
June 30, 2011 -- Missouri City's Fourth of July fireworks are on schedule to take place this year at Buffalo Run Park; Safety precautions are in place. More
June 28, 2011 -- Galveston County remains the only county on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast that has not enacted a ban on the sale of fireworks because of the threat of fires due to the drought. More
June 28, 2011 -- The Bay Area Council On Drugs & Alcohol's Brazoria County Community Coalition is reminding everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving and to designate a sober driver before the July 4 celebrations begin. More
June 24, 2011 -- Samuel Collins III, who hosted the annual Juneteenth celebration at Stringfellow Orchard in Hitchcock, has posted a message thanking those who helped with the event, including members of the Tea Party. More
June 24, 2011 -- Volunteer Pasadena still has volunteer openings for the City of Pasadena's 4th Fest event at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
June 22, 2011 -- The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership has announced that the Nation’s only mobile replica of the Liberty Bell will be a part of this year’s Fourth of July Downtown Parade & Celebration in Galveston. More
June 22, 2011 -- Despite the drought, Missouri City's annual Fourth of July Celebration at Buffalo Run Park will be a blast of fun and fireworks. More
June 20, 2011 -- The City of Kemah has announced the schedule of its annual Fourth of July Parade and fireworks events. More
June 18, 2011 -- Galveston Island is celebrating Juneteenth this weekend with a variety of events. More
June 17, 2011 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has posted a schedule of Juneteenth activities in Galveston. More
June 17, 2011 -- Galveston Island will host several special activities throughout the Fourth of July holiday weekend. More
June 13, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont is instituting extra safety precautions for its annual July Fourth Celebration, which will take place in downtown Beaumont this year. More
June 13, 2011 -- Houston's Juneteenth Celebration will be held on June 19 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. More
June 13, 2011 -- Samuel Collins, III reports in a Guest Column that Juneteenth celebrations in Hitchcock will include a parade, a service at New Macedonia Baptist Church and the annual Juneteenth Celebration at Stringfellow Orchards. More
June 07, 2011 -- The deadline to turn in parade and booth applications to the City of Friendswood for its annual Fourth of July Celebration has been extended to June 24. More
June 07, 2011 -- The City of Sugar Land has announced its entertainment line-up for the city's 26th Annual Red, White & Bluefest on July 4. More
June 06, 2011 -- Doris and Sam Collins III will host the Sixth Annual Juneteenth Family Day Event in Hitchcock on Saturday, June 18. More
June 06, 2011 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform its annual July 4 Celebration Concert at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
June 03, 2011 -- College of the Mainland's Multicultural Team will present its annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 15. More
June 03, 2011 -- The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership and Galveston County Marine Corps League will host the Fourth of July Downtown Parade and Celebration on July 4 throughout downtown Galveston. More
June 03, 2011 -- Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner will host the Juneteenth Centennial Parade for the Acres Homes Community in Northwest Houston on Saturday, June 18. More
May 28, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry praised "the best and brightest" of the Unites States military who "stand between us and those who would do us harm, and join the long line that takes up arms to defend others" in a Memorial Day speech to a joint session of the Legislature. More
May 27, 2011 -- The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will host a Memorial Day Service on May 30 at the Houston VA National Cemetery. More
May 27, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood will host a U.S. military veteran speaker and a collection of commemorative songs during its Memorial Day ceremony on Monday near City Hall. More
May 27, 2011 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will commemorate Memorial Day on Monday with events in San Antonio and the Austin area. More
May 26, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Wednesday encouraged residents to attend a special Memorial Day service on Monday at the Houston Veterans Administration National Cemetery. More
May 24, 2011 -- Sugar Land and the Military Museum of Texas will showcase a military vehicle display at Sugar Land Memorial Park on May 28-30 in honor of Memorial Day weekend. More
May 23, 2011 -- Today the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, which will last at more than 800 American museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day this year. More
May 20, 2011 -- The City of League City will partner with American Legion Post 544 to present a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30 at Fairview Cemetery. More
May 19, 2011 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony on May 30 at Arlington National Cemetery, in observance of Memorial Day. More
May 19, 2011 -- The Cavalla Historical Foundation will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30 at Seawolf Park in Galveston. More
May 16, 2011 -- The City of Friendswood will host a Memorial Day ceremony on May 30 at the Veterans Memorial adjacent to City Hall. More
April 11, 2011 -- The City of La Porte will present "Art Walk by the Bay", a monthly event beginning in May that will feature the works of local and regional artists. More
March 30, 2011 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation African American Heritage committee has announced a number of activities beginning with a reception on Thursday highlighting Jack Johnson activities on the island and concluding with Juneteenth on June 19. More
March 07, 2011 -- The annual Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade on Bolivar Peninsula was hampered by cool breezes, but large crowds turned out nevertheless. More
March 07, 2011 -- The Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade was the main attraction on Galveston Island for the second weekend of the Mardi Gras Celebration. More
March 06, 2011 -- The Krewe of Barkux and Meoux Parade attracted families to Seawall Boulevard on Sunday. More
March 02, 2011 -- The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux will host its 13th annual Mardi Gras parade on Sunday in Galveston. More
March 01, 2011 -- The Fightin' Texas Aggie Band will lead the Momus Grand Night Parade in Galveston on Saturday during Mardi Gras celebrations. More
February 28, 2011 -- Nearly 500 participants turned out to set a new world record in dancing the Hokey Pokey in Galveston as part of the Mardi Gras celebration. More with photos by Robert Mihovil
February 28, 2011 -- Krewe du Lac and the City of Kemah will host the Ninth Annual Krewes Into Kemah Parade and Carnival on Sunday. More
February 26, 2011 -- The City of Galveston officially declared February 25 as “George Mitchell Day” preceding the first Mardi Gras Parade entitled “Salute to George Mitchell” in the Uptown Entertainment District. Photos by Robert Mihovil and Video by Mitchell Historic Propeties
February 23, 2011 -- Galveston's IHOP at The San Luis Resort is inviting the public to join it on March 1 to celebrate National Pancake Day and help the Children's Miracle Network. More
February 23, 2011 -- Organizers of Mardi Gras! Galveston will gather a group of more than 500 participants to perform the "Hokey Pokey" on Friday in an attempt to set the record for the largest umbrella dance. More
February 22, 2011 -- The Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to make an appearance in the city of Kemah on Wednesday. More
February 22, 2011 -- The City of Galveston has announced street closures, as well as guidelines and public safety information for the 100th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston, which begins Friday. More
February 18, 2011 -- Galveston Island will host the return of the Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon and Half Marathon this Sunday, February 20. More
February 18, 2011 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston will celebrate its 100th celebration this year, with festivities beginning on February 25 and continuing through March 8. More
February 17, 2011 -- Cat Cessac of the Galveston Island Humane Society, will take the lead as "Dorothy" with rescue dog "Toto" as Parade Marshalls for the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade on March 6. More
February 14, 2011 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will hold its 1st annual CRAZY Krewe on March 5 at the Clear View Education Center. More
February 11, 2011 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Neon Trees will perform on February 26 as part of Mardi Gras! Galveston's entertainment line-up. More
February 07, 2011 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau today released the calendar of events for Mardi Gras! Galveston, which takes place February 25 through March 8. More
February 06, 2011 -- The 13th annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Island Humane Society, will take place March 6. More
January 30, 2011 -- The Galloway Gallop Mardi Gras Fun Run will be held in Kemah on February 26. More
January 28, 2011 -- San Jacinto College North will host a Community Cook-off on Saturday, March 5 featuring a Mardi Gras theme. More
January 23, 2011 -- The Rotary Club of Texas City will hold the 1st Annual Mardi Gras on the Mainland Gala on February 12 at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City in conjunction with the City of Texas City’s Centennial Celebrations. More
January 18, 2011 -- The City of Kemah and Krewe du Lac will present the Ninth Annual Krewes Into Kemah Parade and Carnival on March 6. More
January 09, 2011 -- The 25th annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People will be held February 6 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
December 30, 2010 -- Sugar Land Town Square will come to life with energetic music, state-of-the-art lighting effects and street performers from across the nation during the City of Sugar Land’s second New Year’s Eve on the Square celebration on Friday, December 31. More
December 30, 2010 -- The Twelfth Night of Christmas will be celebrated on Thursday, January 6, at Moody Mansion. More
December 27, 2010 -- The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Galveston will host a New Year's Eve celebration on Friday. More
December 27, 2010 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will host its annual New Year's Gala on Friday at 9 p.m. More
December 23, 2010 -- Crew members aboard the United States Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck, which is stationed in the Arabian Gulf, recently recorded video holiday greetings for their families in Texas and Louisiana. More
December 23, 2010 -- The Bayou Vista Volunteer Fire Department will host a New Year's Eve party at the Municipal Utility District No. 12 building. More
December 23, 2010 -- Deputies with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office recently hosted Christmas parties in Bacliff and Santa Fe to provide fun and gifts for children in need. More
December 20, 2010 -- AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston in partnership with C2 Creative, Houston Downtown Management District, and Buffalo Bayou Partnership announced the 2nd Annual Gingerbread Build-Off Awards at Market Square Park on December 11. More
December 19, 2010 -- City of Pasadena has released a list of Christmas events coming up this week. More
December 17, 2010 -- The City of Galveston is hosting its Christmas tree recycling drive through Janaury 14. More
December 16, 2010 -- Galveston College recently hosted a booth at the 2010 Dickens on the Strand Victorian Festival in Galveston. More
December 15, 2010 -- The Greater Houston Preservation Alliance today announced that various Houston area choirs will perform holiday music during the lunch hour from Monday through Friday at the JPMorgan Chase Building. More
December 14, 2010 -- Galveston County Sheriff Freddie Poor and Deputy Claus teamed up with the Galveston County Citizen Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association and the Bacliff Volunteer Fire Department to share Christmas gifts with children. More
December 13, 2010 -- Clear Creek Community Church will host Christmas Eve services at both the church's Egret Bay Campus and West Campus. More
December 13, 2010 -- Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters held its annual Holiday Party at the San Luis Resort & Spa on Sunday. More
December 12, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association on Friday hosted its annual Holiday Party at its headquarters at 1717 Turning Basin Drive. More
December 11, 2010 -- Large family crowds turned out for the 48th Annual Candlelight Tour in Sam Houston Park. More
December 10, 2010 -- The Dickinson Historical Society and the Dickinson Economic Development Center will host the third annual "Holiday Express" Model Train Show and Winter Festival on December 11-12 at Dickinson's Historic Railroad Center. More
December 09, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party at The Admiral at Clear Lake on Wednesday. More
December 09, 2010 -- Students at Bellaire High School recently helped the Texas Children's Pediatric Associates in collecting food, clothing and entertainment in order to hold a holiday party for families in need. More
December 09, 2010 -- The City of Friendswood will host the third annual Santa in the Park event on Saturday at Stevenson Park. More
December 08, 2010 -- Houston Independent School District today announced the winner of the district's holiday greeting card contest. More
December 08, 2010 -- The Baytown Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Area Mass Choir recenlty hosted their annual "Christmas Fantasy" concert. More
December 08, 2010 -- The San Jacinto College South choral department recently hosted its annual "A Messiah Sing Along". More
December 08, 2010 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host "The Nutcracker", as performed by the City Ballet of Houston, on Saturday and Sunday. More
December 06, 2010 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil captured highlights of this year's Dickens on The Strand Festival in this gallery of images. Enjoy! More
December 06, 2010 -- Dickinson Public Library will host a holiday movie screening of "Elf" on December 18. More
December 06, 2010 -- The Friends of Galveston Island State Park is sponsoring the 2011 New Years 5K/10K Fun Run on January 8. More
December 05, 2010 -- Krewe du Lac and The City of Kemah will present the Ninth Annual "Krewes Into Kemah" Parade and Carnival on March 6, 2011. More
December 05, 2010 -- To review Guidry News Service coverage of Mardi Gras 2010 Click Here
December 04, 2010 -- The 37th annual Dickens on the Strand Victorian Holiday Festival attracted large crowds to Historic Downtown Galveston. More
December 03, 2010 -- Moody Gardens will host the "Merry Kids'smas Scramble" toy drive and golf tournament to benefit the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County. More
December 03, 2010 -- Galveston will host the 37th annual Dickens on the Strand Victorian Holiday Festival on Saturday and Sunday. More
December 03, 2010 -- The Alvin Community College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers performed their annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday. More
December 03, 2010 -- Houston Public Library has published a schedule of family holiday programs at its neighborhood library locations. More
December 03, 2010 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday met with a delegation of Texas Jewish leaders to mark the first full day of Hanukkah by lighting the menorah in the governor's public reception room. More
December 02, 2010 -- Actors dressed in Victorian costumes will give a presentation to Parker Elementary and Weis Middle School students to teach them about the Victorian era ahead of the Dickens on the Strand Festival. More
December 02, 2010 -- The Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the 9th presentation of Las Posadas and Bethlehem on the Boardwalk will take place on Saturday. More
December 02, 2010 -- The City of Texas City is hosting the city's Christmas Parade, which has a theme celebrating Texas City's upcoming 100th anniversary, tonight starting at Godard Park. More
December 02, 2010 -- Beaumont Animal Services and Petfinder.com are participating in the national "Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays" program, and are seeking foster homes for all adoptable animals at the shelter for the holidays. More
December 02, 2010 -- The Beaumont Civic Ballet will hold its 37th year of the ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" on December 11-12 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
December 02, 2010 -- The City of Pasadena will host a Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday at City Hall. More
December 01, 2010 -- The Houston Public Library has released a schedule of several holiday programs for children. More
November 30, 2010 -- The Moody Mansion in Galveston will host a free holiday open house on December 12. More
November 30, 2010 -- The College of the Mainland Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of holiday music on December 14. More
November 30, 2010 -- The Baytown Symphony Orchestra will present "Christmas Fantasy", a holiday concert with the Bay Area Mass Choir, on Saturday and Sunday at the Lee College Performing Arts Center. More
November 30, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has provided a summary of holiday events taking place in communities in the Bay Area. More
November 30, 2010 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will host the Mayor's Holiday Celebration which includes the lighting of the official holiday tree and fireworks on Friday, December 3. More
November 29, 2010 -- The Houston Police Department today announced the kick-off of the department's 25th Annual "Comida" Food Drive for the holiday season. More
November 29, 2010 -- Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, great-great-great grandaughter of Charles Dickens, will be the guest of honor at the 37th annual Dickens on The Strand Victorian Holiday Festival, which is on December 4-5 in Galveston. More
November 29, 2010 -- The Rotary Club of Bellaire/Southwest Houston recently held its Veterans' Salute Blood Drive and a community Thanksgiving event. More
November 28, 2010 -- Galveston’s 2010 Dickens on The Strand is next weekend, December 4 and 5. More
November 26, 2010 -- The Kiwanis Club of Galveston distributed Thanksgiving food baskets to Galveston residents on November 20. More
November 25, 2010 -- Galveston Historical Foundation reports that tickets are still avaialble for Dickens on The Strand special events. More
November 24, 2010 -- The City of Pasadena has announced dates and times of several events the city will host in celebration of the holidays. More
November 23, 2010 -- Keep Friendswood Beautiful and the Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department will host the Third Annual Santa in the Park event on December 11 at Stevenson Park. More
November 23, 2010 -- Hotel Galvez will host the City of Galveston's Tree Lighting Holiday Celebration on Friday. More
November 22, 2010 -- The Baytown Symphony Orchestra will present a holiday concert on December 4 and 5 at the Lee College Performing Arts Center. More
November 20, 2010 -- San Jacinto College Central’s theatre and film department will ring in the holiday season with its annual festive production of “Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical.” More
November 19, 2010 -- The City of Kemah has published a schedule of activites for the "Christmas in Kemah" event, which runs through December 20. More
November 19, 2010 -- The City of Kemah will host an open house to kick off "Christmas in Kemah" tonight at the Kemah Visitor Center. More
November 19, 2010 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Sylvia Garcia will host the annual holiday lighting ceremony for the Historic Lynchberg Ferry on November 29. More
November 18, 2010 -- The Salvation Army of Beaumont will host a free community Thanksgiving Dinner on November 25. More
November 17, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host Beaumont’s Ninth Annual Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade. More
November 14, 2010 -- The "Christmas Trio" will open at the Alvin Community College Theatre on December 4. More
November 14, 2010 -- The Greater Gulf Coast Parks and Recreation Directors Association hosted a free all-day training workshop for maintenance workers in Alvin on November 5. More
November 13, 2010 -- San Jacinto College Central’s theatre and film department will hold open public auditions for children to be cast in the annual holiday production “Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical.” More
November 12, 2010 -- Alvin Community College on Thursday hosted a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 12, 2010 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a Salute-to-Service tribute today and Saturday in Kemah. More
November 11, 2010 -- Galveston City Council today held a special ceremony recognizing and honoring veterans. More
November 10, 2010 -- In observance of Veterans Day, Council Member Stephen Costello will be attending events around Houston to honor those who have bravely served our country. More
November 10, 2010 -- Eugene Tulich, chair of the Houston Military Affairs Committee, provided a overview of services available to veterans. More
November 09, 2010 -- Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. and Houston Texans Pro-Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson teamed up to announce a partnership for the HPD Blue Santa program at a news conference on Tuesday at HPD Headquarters. More
November 08, 2010 -- Westside High School in Houston will host the "Westside Salutes America" concert on Tuesday in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11. More
November 08, 2010 -- Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont will host The Road to Bethlehem on December 4 and 5. More
November 06, 2010 -- Texas City will kick off a 10-month centennial celebration with a New Year’s Eve event. More
November 04, 2010 -- College of the Mainland will host a Veterans Day celebration on November 11 at the college's library. More
November 02, 2010 -- Santa Fe High School will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11 at the Joe Raitano Stadium. More
November 02, 2010 -- The City of League City will host a Veterans Day ceremony at the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex on November 11. More
October 27, 2010 -- The Lone Star Veterans Association will march in the City of Houston's American Heroes Parade on Veterans Day, November 11. More
October 24, 2010 -- Alvin Community College will host a sunrise wreath dedication ceremony to honor veterans at the Memorial Wall on the main campus on November 11. More
October 21, 2010 -- The Rotary Club of Texas City will host its annual Veterans Day program on Sunday, November 14 at the Rotary Pavilion behind City Hall in Nessler Park. More
October 19, 2010 -- Island Star Performances in Galveston will present "Imagine Christmas" on December 16-26. More
October 18, 2010 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake will celebrte Veterans Day with inspiring presentations, tributes and a presentation of colors and military displays to honor all veterans from every branch of service. More
October 18, 2010 -- Admission to the San Jacinto Monument will be free to military personnel and their families Sunday, November 7 through Sunday, November 14 in recognition of Veterans Day. More
October 17, 2010 -- Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel, will host its third annual Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 26. More
October 13, 2010 -- To review Holiday Happenings at the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010 Click Here
July 05, 2010 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil has provided some photos of the Fourth of July fireworks display in Galveston. More
July 04, 2010 -- The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership hosted the 4th of July Downtown Parade & Celebration in Galveston. More
July 01, 2010 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is expecting large crowds in Hermann Park for the 4th of July weekend and urges visitors to use METRORail to avoid vehicle congestion. More
July 01, 2010 -- Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks Presented by Shell, Houston's Official July 4th Festival, will be held on Sunday, July 4, 2010 at Eleanor Tinsley Park. More
July 01, 2010 -- The City of Friendswood will host its 115th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration on July 4-5. More
July 01, 2010 -- The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership in Galveston will host its Fourth of July Downtown Parade & Celebration on July 3. More
July 01, 2010 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Galveston will host several events for the Fourth of July holiday, including fireworks displays each night of the holiday weekend. More
June 30, 2010 -- The City of League City has moved the Citizen Appreciation Day event on July 4 to the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center due to the chance of rain. More
June 30, 2010 -- The City of Kemah has announced that it will kick off a two-day Independence Day celebration with the Kemah Fourth of July Parade on July 3. More
June 30, 2010 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform its annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Sunday, July 4. More
June 30, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont will host a variety of activities on Sunday at Riverfront Park, the Julie Rogers Theatre and at the Neches River for the city's Fourth of July Celebration. More
June 25, 2010 -- The City of League City will host its annual Citizen Appreciation Day on July 4 at League Park. More
June 25, 2010 -- The City of Pasadena will host its 4th Fest on Saturday, July 3 at the Pasadena Convention and Fairgrounds. More
June 21, 2010 -- The Pilot Club of Dickinson will host its Children's Annual Fourth of July Parade on Saturday, July 3. More
June 20, 2010 -- The Juneteenth Scholarship Gala was held at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. More
June 18, 2010 -- Galveston Island on Saturday will celebrate Juneteenth, the commemoration of the day in 1865 that Texas slaves learned that they had ben freed by President Abraham Lincoln. More
June 16, 2010 -- Douglas Matthews, chair of the State Juneteenth Advisory Committee, has written a letter inviting Texans to join in on Juneteenth celebrations. More
June 16, 2010 -- Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church will host a Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, with the reading of General Order No. 3, which declared all slave as free, at the Old Galveton County Courthouse and music by the Galveston Heritage Chorale at the chapel. More
June 16, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont will host a Juneteenth Celebration in Sprott Park on Saturday to kick off the 2010 Neighbors & Concerts in the Park series. More
June 14, 2010 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host "Making of the Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom", a day of children's programming to mark Juneteenth, on Thursday at the Garten Verein Pavilion and Kempner Park in Galveston. More
June 11, 2010 -- College of the Mainland will host a Juneteenth celebration on June 16. More
June 10, 2010 -- The City of La Marque will host a Juneteenth Festival on June 19 at Highland Bayou Park. More
June 08, 2010 -- The Alvin Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display on July 4 at Alvin Community College. More
June 05, 2010 -- The City of Kemah will host the Wounded Warrior & Veteran’s Appreciation Celebration November 11-14, 2010. More
June 05, 2010 -- In honor of Memorial Day 2010, retired Master Sgt. William F. Bell III recently presented San Jacinto College Central with a signed proclamation on behalf of the City of Pasadena. More
June 05, 2010 -- The Friendswood Community Services Department announced that it is now accepting applications for booth and parade entries for the 115th Annual 4th of July Celebration. More
June 03, 2010 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host "The Making of the Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom", on June 17 as part of Galveston's Juneteenth celebration. More
June 01, 2010 -- Galveston Island will host its 30th annual Juneteenth Celebration with a series of events from June 12-20. More
June 01, 2010 -- To review GuidryNews.com coverage of Veterans Day 2009 Click Here
May 27, 2010 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office Anti-DWI "No Refusal" program will deploy to enforce laws against intoxicated drivers and boaters over the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend. More
May 27, 2010 -- Flying Geese Productions has announced a schedule of Juneteenth events that will include performance artist and storyteller M. Waddy-Thibodeaux. More
May 26, 2010 -- The City of League City will host a Memorial Day ceremony on May 31 at the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex. More
May 25, 2010 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County today released its service schedule for the Memorial Day Holiday. More
May 25, 2010 -- The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum in Galveston on Monday announced that it will offer free admission to miliary personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums partnership. More
May 24, 2010 -- The Houston VA National Cemetery will host a special Memorial Day Service on May 31 at 9:30 a.m. More
May 17, 2010 -- The seventh annual tribute to Orange County Veterans will be held on Sunday, May 30 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza in Orange. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a Memorial Day service will be held at Seawolf Park on May 31. More
May 09, 2010 -- The City of Pasadena announced that sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of different levels, and volunteer positions are available for both groups and individuals for this year's 4th Fest event. More
May 03, 2010 -- A special Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 31 at the Houston VA National Cemetery, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. More
May 01, 2010 -- A Gulf Coast Juneteenth at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston will celebrate the rich African American musical traditions of Texas and the Gulf Coast, featuring Leo Nocentelli. Website
April 18, 2010 -- Despite a thunderstorm that eventually cleared away to sunny skies, the 2010 Houston International Festival, Spotlighting the Caribbean, pleased the crowds in Downtown Houston Sunday afternoon. More
April 17, 2010 -- The 2010 Houston International Festival, Spotlighting the Caribbean, is drawing large crowds to Downtown Houston. More
April 16, 2010 -- The 2010 Houston International Festival is officially underway. More
April 11, 2010 -- The Houston International Festival Mayor’s Gala will be held on Thursday at the Omni Houston Hotel. More
April 11, 2010 -- The 2010 Houston International Festival spotlighting the sights, sounds and flavors of the Caribbean, will be held on April 17 & 18 and April 24 & 25. More
April 10, 2010 -- For the Sights and Sounds of the 2009 iFest Click Here
February 15, 2010 -- Firefighters Local 571 hosted a Mardi Gras parade dedicated to the families and children of Galveston. More
February 15, 2010 -- The Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, Mardi Gras! Galveston’s largest parade, featured floats, marching bands, dignitaries, bead throwing and more. More
February 15, 2010 -- The Z Krewe Procession in Downtown Galveston attracted local residents and visitors on Saturday, February 13. More
February 14, 2010 -- The Bolivar Peninsula turned out for the Mardi Gras Parade on Highway 87 on Saturday. More
February 08, 2010 -- Moody Gardens hosted its 24th Annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People on Sunday, February 7. More
February 07, 2010 -- The Krewe of Gambrinus Lights Up The Night Parade enjoyed large crowds and beautiful weather Saturday night. More
February 07, 2010 -- The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 25th Anniversary Parade entertained crowds along the Galveston Seawall on Saturday. More
February 05, 2010 -- The Galveston Firefighters Children's Parade will be held on February 14. More
February 05, 2010 -- The City of Kemah has published a schedule of events for the first Mardi Gras weekend. More
February 01, 2010 -- The 2010 Mardi Gras Galveston celebration officially begins on Friday. More
February 01, 2010 -- The City of Galveston has posted information on street closures, parking guidelines, and public safety information during the Mardi Gras celebration. More
February 01, 2010 -- The Bolivar Lighthouse Krewe held its 2010 Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday at Coconut's. More
January 29, 2010 -- Kemah will host the 11th annual Yachty Gras event with activities February 12-14, including the "Bead the Boardwalk" boat parade on February 13. More
January 29, 2010 -- Austin’s piano boogie queen Marcia Ball and Texas Johnny Brown reunite for an iFest Mardi Gras party on Friday, February 12 at Houston’s Rockefeller Hall More
January 28, 2010 -- The Krewe of Who poster design was unveiled as the official Mardi Gras Galveston 2010 poster in a ceremony at the San Lui Resort, Spa and Conference Center. More
January 28, 2010 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Highway 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula on February 13. More
January 18, 2010 -- Galveston’s historic hotels – Hotel Galvez & Spa and The Tremont House, both Wyndham Grand Hotels, will celebrate Mardi Gras with history, live music, food, parade viewing and a salute to the Chinese New Year. More
January 14, 2010 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society has announced that the Moody Gardens mascot "King Tux" will lead the 12th Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras Parade on February 14. More
January 11, 2010 -- The 24th Annual Moody Gardens Mardi Gras Ball for Special People will be held on Sunday, February 7. More
January 11, 2010 -- The City of Galveston has published regulations governing canopies and awnings in preparation for Mardi Gras. More
January 08, 2010 -- The Tremont House is hosting a special Mardi Gras exhibit on Saturday, January 23. More
January 07, 2010 -- Yachty Gras 2010 will host its kick-off party on February 12 and Grand Boat Parade on February 13. More
December 28, 2009 -- Deputies with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office recently helped collect supplies for the Ronald McDonald House as part of the Sheriff's Office Holiday Party. More
December 27, 2009 -- District Clerk Latonia Wilson hosted Holiday Cheer for the sixth time. More
December 23, 2009 -- The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux will host its twelth annual Mardi Gras parade on February 14, benefitting the Galveston Island Humane Society. More
December 17, 2009 -- The Annual Citizens of Shoreacres Christmas Party was held on Wednesday, December 16. More
December 17, 2009 -- The "Keels & Wheels" Christmas Preview scheduled for today at City Centre has been cancelled due to weather. More
December 17, 2009 -- Alvin Community College has published photos from the Alvin Church of Christ "Breakfast with Santa" event, which was held at the college on December 12. More
December 17, 2009 -- Family crowds lined the streets of Historic Downtown Galveston on Saturday for the Galveston Municipal Police Association Holiday Parade. More
December 14, 2009 -- The City of League City took part in the judging of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s 48th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake on December 12th. More
December 14, 2009 -- The City of Shoreacres Christmas Party and Pot Luck Dinner will be held on Wednesday, December 16. More
December 14, 2009 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union dropped 40,000 pounds of snow to their Tuscan Lakes Branch, Dec. 5. More
December 14, 2009 -- Holman Street Baptist Church in Houston will host “Christmas at East Side University Village” on Wednesday, December 23. More
December 13, 2009 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association held its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 12, 2009 -- Mardi Gras Galveston will begin on February 5 and will continue until February 16, Fat Tuesday. More
December 12, 2009 -- Houston Yacht Club members recently participated in the Toys for Tots program, collecting more than 220 new toys for needy children. More
December 11, 2009 -- To review GuidryNews.com coverage of the 2009 Mardi Gras Celebration Click Here
December 10, 2009 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party at the Lakewood Yacht Club on December 9. More
December 10, 2009 -- Moody Mansion in Galveston will host a free holiday open house on Sunday. More
December 10, 2009 -- Galveston Island State Park will host its New Years 5K Fun Run on January 2. More
December 08, 2009 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society will sponsor "Santa Paws", an event for pets and/or children to have photos taken with Santa, on Saturday, December 12. More
December 08, 2009 -- Moody Gardens Golf Course will host a holiday golf tournament combined with a toy drive and the Merry Kids’smas Scramble on Sunday, December 20. More
December 08, 2009 -- The Houston Mayor's Holiday Celebration that was postponed by last Friday's snowfall has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 10. More
December 07, 2009 -- "Santa on the Strand" will come to historic downtown Galveston on December 12 and 19, including a special appearance from Santa Claus and the Nesquick Bunny. More
December 07, 2009 -- The Dickinson Historic Railroad Center will host the "Holiday Express" Model Train Show on December 12-13. More
December 07, 2009 -- Guidry News Service, in collaboration with DLJ Studios in Galveston, has produced a Streaming Video recording of the Dickens on the Strand Queen's Parade. Video
December 06, 2009 -- Queen Victoria, portrayed by Houston Actress Anne Boyd, was cheered by friendly crowds as the Queen's Parade moved along Ship's Mechanic Row and the Strand in bright sunshine Saturday afternoon. More
December 06, 2009 -- On Saturday afternoon the crowds on the Strand and Ships Mechanic Row grew larger. More
December 06, 2009 -- Guidry News Service Managing Editor Garrett Bryce provided several photos from Dickens on the Strand. More
December 06, 2009 -- Juan Peña provided several photos of Dickens on the Strand. More
December 05, 2009 -- Beautiful weather, including lots of sunshine and crisp but not cold weather greeted large crowds that began to pack the Strand when the gates opened for Dickens on the Strand. More
December 04, 2009 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is making some adjustments to locations of events this weekend to accomodate winter weather conditions, but the 36th Annual Dickens on the Strand Festival will be held as scheduled. More
December 02, 2009 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host a holiday lighting ceremony on Thursday in front of the John Sealy Hospital. More
December 02, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will hold a tree lighting ceremony on Thursday on the grounds of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas to kick off the 2009 Christmas Holiday Festival. More
December 01, 2009 -- The Friendswood Community Appearance Board will host its annual Santa in the Park on December 12 at Stevension Park. More
December 01, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today will issue a proclamation recognizing the Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade, which will starts Thursday with a tree lighting ceremony and includes a parade on Saturday. More
December 01, 2009 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union, a sponsor of the Galveston County area Toys for Tots program, recently held a toy buy with the United States Marines, and will continue holding a toy drive through December 16. More
December 01, 2009 -- Bay Area Pet Adoptions/SPCA will host the Walk in the Park for Pets and pet costume contest on December 6 in League City in conjunction with the city's Holiday in the Park event. More
November 30, 2009 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry recently delivered a holiday message to the state. More
November 30, 2009 -- The City of Pasadena will host its annual Holiday Lighted Parade on Saturday at the Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds. More
November 30, 2009 -- The City of Friendswood will host the annual Holiday Hustle 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kid's K on Saturday at Stevenson Park. More
November 27, 2009 -- The City of La Porte will host its "Christmas on Main Street" event on Thursday in the Main Street District. More
November 27, 2009 -- The 33rd Annual Turkey Bowl at Adoue Park in Galveston attracted an assortment of Galveston Islanders who celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the friendly competition each year. More
November 27, 2009 -- South Shore Harbour Resort will feature a giant gingerbread house as part of its Holiday Open House. More
November 26, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will kick off their annual Christmas festivities with an official tree-lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 3. More
November 25, 2009 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation on Tuesday announced that tickets are still available for several special events taking place around the Dickens on The Strand festival. More
November 24, 2009 -- The Edgewater Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving Holiday Golf Tournament was held on November 23. More
November 24, 2009 -- The City of Pasadena will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and celebration on December 4 at City Hall. More
November 24, 2009 -- The Post-Thansgiving party set for downtown Saturday night will include an Illuminated Art Car Parade and a three-dimensional light show that will be projected onto the front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
November 24, 2009 -- Hotel Galvez will host its second annual Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 27. More
November 23, 2009 -- Mayor Bill White today invited Houstonians to join him on Friday for the Annual Holiday Celebration on the plaza at City Hall. More
November 22, 2009 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake celebrated Veteran's Day on November 11. More
November 22, 2009 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union will bring 30,000 pounds of snow to their Tuscan Lakes Branch, on December 5. More
November 22, 2009 -- The Salvation Army is recruiting Volunteers to adopt local Red Kettle locations this holiday season. More
November 19, 2009 -- An open house on Friday, November 20 will launch Christmas in Kemah. More
November 18, 2009 -- The Friendswood Heritage Gardeners Garden Club is sponsoring the 43rd Annual Christmas Homes Tour in Friendswood on November 21-22. More
November 16, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host the Eighth Annual Christmas Holiday Festival and Parade on December 3-6 in downtown Beaumont. More
November 16, 2009 -- Harris County Precinct Two will host the annual holiday lighting of the Lynchburg Ferry on November 30 at the ferry's north landing. More
November 15, 2009 -- San Jacinto College students and community members are invited to participate in a "Messiah" sing-along" at San Jacinto College South on November 22. More
November 13, 2009 -- Campuses throughout the Clear Creek Independent School District observed Veterans Day this week with a variety of ceremonies. More
November 13, 2009 -- Galveston families who lost their homes in Hurricane Ike are still suffering a year later and will receive Thanksgiving turkeys, and donated beds, coats, computers and needed items at a special event in Galveston on Saturday, November 14. More
November 13, 2009 -- Veterans of Foreign Wars Raymond C. Paul Post No. 880 held a Veterans Day Ceremony at the World War II Memorial 23rd and Broadway on Wednesday. More
November 12, 2009 -- Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames on Wednesday helped dedicate the All Veterans Memorial Monument at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center. More
November 12, 2009 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Alvin Post on Wednesday presented Jake Shafer with a citation in recognition of his service in collecting donations for the DeGeorge Homeless Veterans Shelter in Houston. More
November 12, 2009 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will kick off its annual Festival of Lights on Saturday. More
November 12, 2009 -- Veterans, elected officials and other supporters of the United States military gathered at the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate Veterans Day. More
November 11, 2009 -- Chief Warrant Officer Five Candis "Candy" Martin, a veteran of the Iraq War and a Gold Star Mother whose son died in combat, was the keynote sepaker for the 2009 Veterans Day Program on the steps of Houston City Hall. More
November 10, 2009 -- Several Veterans Day Events are scheduled in the Golden Triangle. More
November 10, 2009 -- Houston Mayor Bill White has submitted a message for Veterans Day. More
November 09, 2009 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, in her "Capitol Comment" column, recognizes Veterans Day, noting the "generations of heroic service" of those in the military. More
November 09, 2009 -- The United States Army on Friday announced opportunities for the public to donate to various agencies honoring soldiers and family members affected by the mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday. More
November 08, 2009 -- Santa Fe High School will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on November 11. More
November 06, 2009 -- The 29th Annual Houston Clothing, Toy and Food Drive will be held on December 6 at the Jewish Community Center at 5601 South Braeswood. More
November 06, 2009 -- Moody Gardens will host its Tiny Tim Food Drive from November 9 through January 8. More
November 06, 2009 -- The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the Hawthorn Suites at the Victorian Condo Hotel & Conference Center are hosting special events for veterans on Veterans Day, including a ceremony at Seawolf Park. More
November 05, 2009 -- For the first time ever in the United States, the watercolor “Dickens’s Dream” will be on display during this year’s 36th Annual Dickens on The Strand festival, held the first weekend in December on historic Galveston Island. More
November 05, 2009 -- The City of Friendswood along with event sponsors Alton Todd Law Firm and International Paint and Body are hosting the annual Holiday Hustle 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kid's K on Saturday, December 5. More
November 05, 2009 -- Revels Houston will present its 19th annual production of The Christmas Revels, "transporting audiences to Medieval England for a celebration of the Winter Solstice" over two weekends, December 12-13. More
November 05, 2009 -- Naturi Naughton, along with other musical artists and a host of entertainers, will kick off the holiday season in Houston at the 60th annual H-E-B Holiday Parade on Thanksgiving Day. More
November 05, 2009 -- The City of League City will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11 at the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex. More
November 04, 2009 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking teams for its First Annual Dickens Victorian Bed Race Competition. More
November 01, 2009 -- Even though the holiday season is still weeks away, the City of Pasadena has been busily planning and preparing for its Christmastime community celebrations for several months already. More
October 29, 2009 -- The United States Army Military District of Washington will host a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day, November 11. More
October 26, 2009 -- VFW Post 6378 in Dickinson is sponsoring a Veterans Day progam on November 11 and a parade on Saturday, November 11. More
October 26, 2009 -- The 60th Annual H-E-B Holiday Parade, which takes place on Thanksgiving in downtown Houston, has begun selling tickets for prime seating. More
October 26, 2009 -- The Lutheran Inter-City Network Coalition of Houston is hosting its "Toy Joy 2009" Christmas toy drive. More
October 25, 2009 -- Large crowds of Galveston Island residents, as well as visitors from other areas, continued to enjoy perfect weather for the second day of Island Oktoberfest at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2415 Winnie in Galveston. More
October 23, 2009 -- Perfect weather greeted first night visitors to the Island Oktoberfest at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Galveston. More
October 23, 2009 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake will hosts its seventh annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at the university's Liberty Park and Student Services and Classroom Building. More
October 23, 2009 -- University of St. Thomas will have a Veterans Day Celebration event on November 11 on the university's Campus Life Mall. More
October 22, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont, the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames will host "A Main Street Christmas" on December 5. More
October 21, 2009 -- Tickets are now available online to Dickens on The Strand, "Galveston Historical Foundation’s 36th annual Victorian-style street festival filled with costumes, music, food and wares straight from the streets of 19th-century London". More
October 19, 2009 -- The 11th Annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Commemoration and Parade will be held on November 11 in downtown Houston. More
October 17, 2009 -- Crisp winds and bright sunshine greeted thousands of visitors and residents of Galveston Island for the first day of ARToberFEST on Postoffice Street. More
October 16, 2009 -- The 12th Annual ARToberFest will take place on Postoffice Street on October 17 and 18. More
October 16, 2009 -- The Lone Star Veterans Association will hold a Veterans Day Celebration immediately following the City of Houston Veterans Day Parade on November 11. More
October 14, 2009 -- The 2008 ARToberFEST was called off due to Hurricane Ike. To review the 2007 celebration Click Here
October 08, 2009 -- The 28th annual Island Oktoberfest will host the return of its German Dinners during the festival, which will be held on October 23-24 in downtown Galveston. More
August 27, 2009 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today announced that it will host its annual Dickens on The Strand Victorian Holiday Festival on December 5-6 in Galveston's Historic Downtown District. More
July 05, 2009 -- Captain Greg, Kathy & Grayson Goodwin of The Garden Cat Cottage won second place at the Galveston Fourth of July Parade. More
July 04, 2009 -- Kemah Mayor Matt Wiggins and the Kemah City Council hosted the annual Fourth of July Parade. More
July 03, 2009 -- A variety of parades, fireworks displays, concerts and other entertainment is scheduled for the Fourth of July weekend in Baytown, Beaumont, Bridge City, Dickinson, Friendswood, Fulshear, Galveston, Gilchrist, Houston, Kemah, La Marque, La Porte, Orange, Port Arthur, Rosenberg, Sugar Land, Texas City and throughout the Gulf Coast Region. More
July 03, 2009 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers released tips on ways to stay safe in the water over the Fourth of July holiday and throughout the summer. More
July 03, 2009 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department announced that traffic will be heavy in Hermann Park over the July 4 weekend and "urges patrons to carpool or ride METRO’s bus system or METRORail, which goes right past Hermann Park". More
July 03, 2009 -- Sue Davis with Top Dog Fireworks announced that all aerial fireworks are legal to buy this season. More
July 02, 2009 -- Pasadena Parks and Recreaton Department on Wednesday announced additional details about its annual 4th Fest at the Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds. More
June 29, 2009 -- A variety of fireworks displays, concerts and other entertainment is lined up for the Fourth of July holiday in the Gulf Coast Region. More
June 26, 2009 -- American spirit takes center stage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with the return of the annual Star-Spangled Salute July 3 at 8 p.m. More
June 24, 2009 -- Mack Hayes has published a special video, AMERICA IS ME - Anthem for "We the People" a - Tea Party salute, as a special Fourth of July offering. More
June 24, 2009 -- The City of Alvin will host its Fourth of July fireworks display at Alvin Community College. More
June 22, 2009 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will join the City of Beaumont for its annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
June 22, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont will host Fourth of July festivities at Riverfront Park. More
June 19, 2009 -- Galveston’s Mary Moody Northen Endowment awarded a grant to help fund the recent Underground Railroad Reenactment, a project of Galveston Historical Foundation’s African-American History Committee. More
June 19, 2009 -- Ashton Villa in Galveston was the site of the major event of Juneteenth, the celebration of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the slaves of Texas on June 19, 1865. More
June 19, 2009 -- Pyrotechnics by Lamb will direct and produce the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in East Texas. More
June 17, 2009 -- Houston Vice Mayor Pro-Tem and City Council Member Sue Lovell honored the two new Juneteenth Pageant titleholders, Miss Juneteenth Shaquitra Johnson and Little Miss Juneteenth Sarai Robinson, in a ceremony at Houston City Hall. More
June 17, 2009 -- The Making of the Underground Railroad, a Galveston Historical Foundation program for students 8 to 12 years of age that is held each year in conjunction with the Galveston-wide celebration of Juneteenth, will be held on Thursday at Garten Verein Pavilion and Kempner Park. More
June 17, 2009 -- The Texas Association of Campground owners has set up a special section on www.TexasCampgrounds.com highlighting parks that still have available RV and tent sites and cabins for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. More
June 16, 2009 -- A Gulf Coast Juneteenth, Houston's Juneteenth Celebration, will be held at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Herman Park on Friday, June 19. More
June 16, 2009 -- Juneteenth activities are in full swing in Galveston, where Texas slaves first learned of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865. More
June 15, 2009 -- The City of Pasadena is seeking volunteers for its annual "4th Fest", which will be held on July 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
June 11, 2009 -- The City of Kemah will host the annual Kemah Parade on July 4. More
June 09, 2009 -- The Al Edwards’ National Juneteenth USA Association will be celebrating the Juneteenth Emancipation Proclamation prayer vigil and breakfast at Galveston’s historic Ashton Villa on June 19. More
June 09, 2009 -- The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Legacy Community Health Services will provide free HIV testing at the Houston Juneteenth Multicultural Health Festival on Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
June 05, 2009 -- The Fourth of July Steering Committee and the City of Friendswood will host the 114th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration. More
June 03, 2009 -- The City of Friendswood is accepting parade and booth applications to be processed by the Fourth of July Steering Committee in preparation for the 114th annual Fourth of July Celebration. More
June 03, 2009 -- Stringfellow Orchards will host its Fourth Annual Juneteenth Family Day Celebration on June 13 at the Stringfellow home in Hitchcock. More
June 02, 2009 -- Houston Mayor Bill White today announced the 2009 Freedom Over Texas With Fireworks Presented By Shell celebration that will be free to the public this year beginning at 4 p.m. on the Fourth of July in Eleanor Tinsley Park. More
June 02, 2009 -- The Houston Juneteenth Multicultural Health Festival will be held on June 13 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
May 29, 2009 -- Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos today announced the first nonstop Memorial Day Weekend No Refusal program resulted in the filing of 247 DWI-related charges in Harris County. More
May 28, 2009 -- College of the Mainland will host news anchor Len Cannon as a featured speaker at its Juneteenth celebration on June 17. More
May 25, 2009 -- Houston National Cemetery was packed for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony, this year entitled "...Freedom isn't free." More
May 23, 2009 -- Galveston Fire Fighters Local 571 will be collecting for MDA over the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 23, 2009 -- The twenty-second Annual Maritime Memorial Service was held at the Seaman’s Memorial Sundial on Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur on Friday. More
May 22, 2009 -- The Houston VA National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Service on May 25. More
May 22, 2009 -- Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 685 will hold it 16th annual Memorial Day Weekend "Watchfire" at the VFW Post 6378 pavilion area at the corner of Highway 3 and Hughes Road in Dickinson, Texas. More
May 22, 2009 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will be open in observance of Memorial Day on Monday with a special ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. More
May 22, 2009 -- Fort Bend County's sixth "Fort Bend Salutes America" will be held at 10 am on Monday at Sugar Land's new Memorial Park. More
May 22, 2009 -- All available DPS troopers will be on patrol during the Memorial Day weekend in an effort to make Texas roadways safe for the traveling public. More
May 22, 2009 -- The Ray Joseph Hutchinson Foundation’s 5th Annual Salute to Heroes Reception will be June 25 in the Crystal Ballroom of the South Shore Harbour Resort. More
May 21, 2009 -- The City of Friendswood will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at Stevenson Park. More
May 21, 2009 -- The City of League City will host a special ceremony on Memorial Day. More
May 21, 2009 -- Schools, administrative offices and most clinics at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will close for the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 25. More
May 20, 2009 -- The Harris County District Attorney's Office will participate in the Memorial Day "No Refusal" program targeting intoxicated drivers and boaters from 10 p.m. Friday through 10 p.m. Monday. More
May 18, 2009 -- A schedule of activities has been released for the 2009 Juneteenth Celebration in Galveston County. More
May 15, 2009 -- The 2009 Peace Officer Memorial Day Service sponsored by all Galveston County law enforcement agencies was held at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City on May 13. More
May 15, 2009 -- KPRC-Local 2 Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley has been named Parade Marshall for Galveston’s 4th of July Parade and Celebration. More
May 14, 2009 -- To review GuidryNews.com coverage of Memorial Day Weekend events in 2008 Click Here
May 14, 2009 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is still tallying the numbers on this year's Historic Homes tour. More
May 09, 2009 -- Mother's Day is the final day of the Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
May 07, 2009 -- The crew of firefighters who saved one of Galveston's oldest homes last year from a roaring blaze returned today to the house to look at the work Galveston Historical Foundation has done to bring it back to life as a featured home on this year's Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
May 03, 2009 -- Beachtown Galveston, which hosts the Coastal Living Idea House, held a celebration of the Rebirth of Galveston on Saturday. The event coincided with the Galveston Historical Foundation Historic Homes Tour. More
May 02, 2009 -- Beautiful weather greeted visitors to Galveston for the first day of the Galveston Historical Foundations's Historic Homes Tour. More
May 02, 2009 -- The 2009 Historic Homes Tour is underway in Galveston. For photos of the homes and other information Click Here
May 02, 2009 -- For a review of Freedom Days events covered by GuidryNews.com in 2008 Click Here
April 17, 2009 -- City of Houston officials, representatives of the Houston Consular Corps and the news media turned out for the opening ceremony of the Houston International Festival today at the Houston City Hall reflection pond. More
April 16, 2009 -- The 38th annual Houston International Festival, which spotlights Ireland, begins this weekend in Downtown Houston. More
April 16, 2009 -- For the sights and sounds of the 2008 Houston International Festival Click Here
April 02, 2009 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has announced an expanded line-up of special events and attractions for the 35th annual Historic Homes Tour. More
April 01, 2009 -- For a review of the 2008 Historic Homes Tour Click Here
February 25, 2009 -- The final parade of the 2009 Mardi Gras season in Galveston, the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius "Fat Tuesday" Parade attracted large crowds to Downtown Galveston. More
February 23, 2009 -- The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade was held on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston This Year. More
February 23, 2009 -- The Mardi Gras Children's Parade sponsored by Local 571 of the International Association of Fire Fighters was held on the Galveston Seawall on Sunday. More
February 23, 2009 -- The Mardi Gras Ball for Special People attracted a large crowd to Moody Gardens. More
February 22, 2009 -- The Mardi Gras celebration in Port Arthur was considered a very big success. More
February 22, 2009 -- The Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade attracted huge crowds in Galveston, beginning at Seawall Boulevard and extending along 25th Street to Downtown Galveston. More
February 21, 2009 -- The Krewe d'Espirit Rosaire Parade, sponsored by Galveston's Holy Rosary Catholic Church, attacted an enthusiastic crowd. More
February 21, 2009 -- Mardi Gras festivities are well underway in Port Arthur. More
February 20, 2009 -- The Philadelphia Mummers Quaker City String Band has arrived in Galveston for Mardi Gras 2009. More
February 20, 2009 -- The City of Galveston has posted a news release detailing activities during the second weekend of Mardi Gras 2009.   More
February 20, 2009 -- Mardi Gras activities are underway in Kemah. More
February 19, 2009 -- The Port Arthur Mardi Gras celebration begins tonight with the "Courir Du Mardi Gras Parade". More
February 18, 2009 -- The 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People will be held at Moody Gardens on Sunday, February 22. More
February 14, 2009 -- The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 21st Annual Mardi Gras Kick-off Parade attracted crowds to Seawall Boulevard despite occasional rainfall. More
February 13, 2009 -- The 2009 Mardi Gras celebration begins in Galveston tonight with free entertainment downtown. More
February 06, 2009 -- The City of Kemah and Krewe du Lac will host the Sixth Annual Mardi Gras Truck Parade in Kemah on Sunday, February 22. The theme of the 2009 parade is Pirates! Davy Jones’ Locker.   More
February 04, 2009 -- City of Galveston officials hosted a news conference for the regional media at the San Luis Resort and Conference Center on Thursday, prior to a reception launching the 2009 Mardi Gras Celebration. More
February 02, 2009 -- The Port Arthur based Krewe Mon Ami` held its 15th Annual Fantasy Ball on Saturday evening. More
February 01, 2009 -- There will be Mardi Gras parades for children and animals in Galveston on Sunday, February 22. More
February 01, 2009 -- The City of Galveston has posted a news release about the regulations governing canopies and awnings in anticipation of Mardi Gras. More
January 29, 2009 -- To review GuidryNews.com coverage of Mardi Gras in 2008 Click Here
January 27, 2009 -- The City of Galveston has released information on street closures, parking, safety and vendors for Mardi Gras 2009. More
January 24, 2009 -- The Best Years Senior Center will hold its "Celebrating Seniors Mardi Gras Style" event in the Beaumont Civic Center on February 11. Flyer
January 21, 2009 -- The Galveston Arts Center, along with the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, have opened a contest for the design of Galveston's 2009 commemorative Mardi Gras poster. More
January 21, 2009 -- Moody Gardens will host the 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People on February 22. More
January 14, 2009 -- Krewe Du Lac has announced its schedule for the 8th Annual Krewes Into Kemah Mardi Gras celebration, which will be held February 20-22. More
January 13, 2009 -- To review GuidryNews.com coverage of Mardi Gras in 2008 Click Here
December 23, 2008 -- The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, will come to Houston with seven performances running January 2-4 at the Toyota Center. More
December 22, 2008 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today announced openings for tours of The Bishop's Palace, the Elissa and the Historic 1859 St. Joseph's Church during the holidays. More
December 13, 2008 -- The Moody Gardens Festival of Lights is now open nightly, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. More
December 11, 2008 -- The 3rd Marine Division Association will hold its annual Christmas Dinner on Saturday at Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant on the Gulf Freeway. More
December 11, 2008 -- Moody Gardens on Saturday opened its Festival of Lights, and reported large crowds at the event. More
December 11, 2008 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake celebrated Veterans Day with a special ceremony that included the Presentation of Colors and a variety of speakers who discussed the meaning behind the special day. More
December 10, 2008 -- The Galveston County Model Railroad Club and the Dickinson Historical Society will present the "Holiday Express" Model Train Show on Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Railroad Center in Dickinson. More
December 09, 2008 -- The City of Friendswood will hold its "Santa in the Park" event on Saturday at Stevenson Park. More
December 09, 2008 -- The City of Kemah is holding its Pancakes and Pictures with Santa event on Saturday at Kemah City Hall. More
December 09, 2008 -- Santa Paws, an event to benefit the Galveston Island Humane Society, will be held at Tom's Thumb Nursery on December 20. More
December 07, 2008 -- More than 300 friends and customers of Custom Specialist motorcycle shop in La Marque delivered presents to the children at Shriners Burns Hospital in Galveston on Saturday. More
December 07, 2008 -- Perfect weather greeted visitors to Galveston Historical Foundation's Dickens on The Strand Festival on Sunday afternoon. More
December 07, 2008 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil has provided photos of the Dickens on The Strand Queen's Parade that were taken on Saturday. More
December 07, 2008 -- To review the Sights and Sounds of the 2008 Dickens on the Strand festival Click Here
December 07, 2008 -- Dickens on The Strand attracted large crowds to Downtown Galveston. More
December 07, 2008 -- The Dickinson Festival of Lights Society Inc. is hosting the 11th Annual Dickinson Festival of Lights in Paul Hopkins Park. More
December 06, 2008 -- Galveston residents and visitors lined The Strand for the first of two Queen's Parades. More
December 06, 2008 -- Queen Victoria hosted a Victorian Wedding in Saengerfest Park on Saturday. More
December 06, 2008 -- Large crowds turned out for the 35th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival. More
December 05, 2008 -- Galveston Historical Foundation has published a news release about the use of "Web 2.0 Tools" like Facebook and Twitter to promote the festival. More
December 05, 2008 -- The Salvation Army of Greater Houston is asking area residents and corporations to donate new, unwrapped gifts for their Angel Tree Christmas assistance program. More
December 05, 2008 -- Dickens on The Strand, a 35-year-old Victorian holiday festival, will be held this weekend despite extensive flood damage by Hurricane Ike to the historic downtown where the festival is held. GuidryNews.com is a media sponsor of the event and will be posting the Sights and Sounds of Dickens on The Strand. More
December 05, 2008 -- Dickens on The Strand, a 35-year-old Victorian holiday festival, will be held this weekend despite extensive flood damage by Hurricane Ike to the historic downtown where the festival is held. More
December 04, 2008 -- The "Lights of Love" Holiday Celebration is Friday night at the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston More
December 04, 2008 -- The City of League City will host an open house at Helen Hall Library and the city's official Tree Lighting ceremony this evening. More
December 04, 2008 -- From the GuidryNews.com Archives: The Sights and Sounds of the 2007 Dickens on the Strand festival. More
December 03, 2008 -- Galveston Historical Foundation reports that hotel rooms are available for this weekend's Dickens on the Strand Festival. More
December 03, 2008 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today announced it is making final preparations for Dickens on the Strand, which will be held this weekend at The Strand. More
December 03, 2008 -- College of the Mainland's Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert on December 16 at the Fine Arts Recital Hall. More
December 02, 2008 -- The Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau today issued a release noting that many of the island's holiday events and tourist activities are taking place despite ongoing recovery from Hurricane Ike. More
December 02, 2008 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will host a Holiday Memories event on December 13 for children and teens grieving the death of a loved one. More
December 02, 2008 -- Houston Mayor Bill White, along with co-host Deborah Duncon and musical guests, will host the annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration and tree lighting on Friday at City Hall. More
December 01, 2008 -- The City of Friendswood will hold its first Santa in the Park event on December 13 at Stevenson Park. More
December 01, 2008 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center today announced that it has assembled a display of area holiday events to help visitors make plans for their holiday entertainment. More
November 30, 2008 -- The 32nd Annual Turkey Bowl at Adoue Park in Galveston attracted an assortment of Galveston Islanders who celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the friendly competition each year. More
November 30, 2008 -- The Galveston Kiwanis Club held its Annual Installation and Awards Banquet on Friday Evening, November 21, at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. More
November 29, 2008 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner will give the order to light the Lynchburg Ferries at sundown on Monday at the North Landing of the Ferry at 1001 S. Lynchburg Road, which is now known as Independence Parkway. More
November 29, 2008 -- The City of Pasadena's official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Celebration will be held on Friday, December 5. More
November 28, 2008 -- Tickets are still available to all Galveston’s Dickens Festival Special Events. More
November 26, 2008 -- Pine Forest Baptist Church in Vidor will hold a synchronized outdoor light and music show starting Friday. More
November 26, 2008 -- College of the Mainland's Mainland Chorale and Mainland Singers will perform a free Christmass concert on December 9 at St. John's Methodist Church in Texas City. More
November 25, 2008 -- The Houston Downtown Management District has announced the first-ever Downtown District Holiday Spectacular which includes shows at the Theater District, the new holiday decor located at Main Street Square, new shopping venues like the Houston Pavilions and The Ice at Discovery Green, downtown's outdoor ice skating rink. More
November 25, 2008 -- Lamar University will hold its Lamarissimo! holiday concert on December 7 in the Jefferson Theatre. More
November 22, 2008 -- The Interfaith Caring Ministries Festival of Trees Week open house at South Shore Harbor Resourt will be on December 2. More
November 22, 2008 -- The 59th Annual H-E-B Holiday Parade will be held in Downtown Houston at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27. More
November 22, 2008 -- The Beaumont Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade will be held on Saturday, December 6. More
November 22, 2008 -- The City of Friendswood, along with event sponsor Alton Todd Law Firm, is hosting the annual Holiday Hustle 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kid's K on Saturday, December 6. More
November 22, 2008 -- The Annual Dickinson Rotary Christmas Parade will be held on Thursday, December 4 with the theme of "Bayou Christmas." Registration
November 22, 2008 -- The Dickinson Historical Society and the Galveston County Model Railroad Club will host the "Holiday Express Model Train Show on December 13 and 14 at the Historic Railroad Center. More
November 21, 2008 -- UpStage Theatre will present its annual Christmas musical, Santa’s Magic Timepiece by Ann Richie with music and lyrics by Arnold Richie and Alice Smith December 6-21 at Lakeview Auditorium in Sugar Land. More
November 21, 2008 -- The College of the Mainland concert band under the direction of Sparky Koerner will perform a joint Christmas concert with Brazosport College and Alvin College concert bands on December 12 at the Lake Jackson campus of Brazosport College. More
November 21, 2008 -- The League City Charter Chapter of ABWA will celebrate the holiday season on Thursday, December 18. More
November 20, 2008 -- The Alvin Community College Music Department will host its annual Christmas Choir Concert on December 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Alvin. More
November 20, 2008 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office Victims Unit will host the 10th Annual Tree of Angels Ceremony on Tuesday, December 2 at the Galveston County Justice Center, 600 59th Street in Galveston. More
November 20, 2008 -- Moody Gardens has scheduled several Holiday Happening events that will continue through New Year's Eve. More
November 20, 2008 -- The San Jacinto College South and Central campuses are accepting new, unwrapped toy donations for the Toys for Tots program through December 10, 2008. More
November 18, 2008 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Sylvia Garcia will join in the annual lighting of the Lynchburg Ferry on December 1 at the North Landing. More
November 18, 2008 -- The Hotel Galvez, A Wyndham Historic Hotel, will be the site of the City of Galveston’s Official Tree Lighting Holiday Event on Friday, November 28. More
November 17, 2008 -- The City of Pasadena announced that it is planning several events to celebrate the holiday season. More
November 12, 2008 -- Despite the threat of severe weather, Veterans Day was celebrated in two ceremonies in Jefferson County on Tuesday. More
November 11, 2008 -- Former Buffalo Bill Tight End, Kevin Everett, was named Parade Grand Marshal of the 2008 City of Beaumont Christmas Holiday Festival and Parade set for Saturday, December 6. More
November 11, 2008 -- Congressman-Elect Pete Olson posted a Veterans Day message. More
November 11, 2008 -- United States Senator John Cornyn today paid tribute to the nation's veterans at the 10th Annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Commemoration. More
November 11, 2008 -- A United States Marine wounded in Iraq today was presented with a home in Tuscan Lakes donated through the efforts of the Bay Area Builders Association and the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. More
November 11, 2008 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Texas Veterans Leadership Program, a resource to help veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan assimilate to civilian life in Texas by providing employment and training services, resources and referrals. More
November 11, 2008 -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Secretary Dr. James B. Peake has posted a special message in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2008 -- The National Veterans Day Observance will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at 11 a.m. on November 11. More
November 10, 2008 -- The City of League City is proud to honor local veterans and servicemen and women during a special ceremony on November 11, 2008. More
November 10, 2008 -- In recognition of the service provided by U.S. veterans, the University of Houston-Clear Lake Office of Alumni and Community Relations is hosting a Veterans Day program on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m. – noon. More
November 10, 2008 -- There will be no official observances of Veterans Day on Galveston Island. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 880 and American Legion Post 20, who usually co-sponsor a Veterans Day Program, had planned a program to be held at the Viet Nam Memorial at Moody Gardens. However, they have cancelled their plans because of Hurricane Ike. More
November 10, 2008 -- There will be three Veterans Day celebrations in Jefferson County on Tuesday. More
November 10, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont will hold its Christmas Holiday Festival and Parade, with events being held December 3-7. More
November 10, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that the Disaster Recovery Center in Smith County is relocating to Harrison County. More
November 10, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced its salute of military personnel who were instrumental in recovery from Hurricane Ike in honor of Veterans Day. More
November 09, 2008 -- The Texas Veterans Land Board will host a seminar on benefits for veterans on Veterans Day at the University of Houston's Cougar Den at the University Center. More
November 08, 2008 -- The 10th Annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Commemoration and Parade will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in downtown Houston. More
November 06, 2008 -- The Tyrrell Historical Library will open a new exhibit honoring World War II veterans on Saturday. More
November 06, 2008 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston will offer free "drive-through" flu shots for veterans on November 22 at the center. More
November 05, 2008 -- The City of League City will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11 at the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex. More
November 04, 2008 -- Karen Siegel Propis, MPH, MS, RD, LD, LAc, now offers treatment on a donation basis to active soldiers and retired war veterans at Acupuncture & Nutrition Clinic, 9660 Hillcroft, Suite 202, 77096, who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury which includes symptoms such as insomnia, balance problems, headaches, and pain from injuries sustained while in military service. More
November 03, 2008 -- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will host the Beaumont Veteran's Day Service on November 11. More
October 30, 2008 -- The 10th Annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Commemoration and Parade will be held on November 11 in downtown Houston. More
July 04, 2008 -- The Fourth of July Parade in Downtown Galveston was followed by a Fourth of July Celebration in the Galveston Island Railroad Museum. More
July 04, 2008 -- The City of Galveston Fireworks Display will be at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, July 4 on Seawall Boulevard. More
July 04, 2008 -- Houston Mayor Bill White has issued an invitation to the public for Houston's Star-Spangled Fourth of July Celebration with "America's largest land-based Fireworks Show and a schedule filled with family activities at Eleanor Tinsley Park on Friday night. More
July 04, 2008 -- The City of Pasadena today announced that its annual 4th Fest will host a larger fireworks display and new attractions. More
July 02, 2008 -- The Woodlands has scheduled several events to celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend. More
July 02, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont will hold its Fourth of July festivities at Riverfront Park, with the park opening at 5 p.m. More
July 01, 2008 -- The Galveston Island 4th of July Parade and Celebration will start at 10 a.m. at the Galveston Railroad Museum on 25th Street. More
July 01, 2008 -- The Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced events for the July 4th weekend. More
June 30, 2008 -- U.S. Congressman Nick Lampson was a guest at an African American History Preservation Brunch hosted by Lucille McGaskey of the African American History Preservation Committee at the preserved 1926 home of Frank Bell, Jr. More
June 26, 2008 -- Samuel Collins, III and his wife Doris have awarded he first Stringfellow Bell Modern Day Abolitionist Award to Tim and Elizabeth Beeton for their philanthorpic contributions to St. Paul United Methodist Church, one of the oldest African American churches on Galveston Island. More
June 25, 2008 -- The City of Friendswood will host its annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration starting with a parade at 10 a.m. at FM 518 and Heritage Drive. More
June 24, 2008 -- KTRK co-anchor Melanie Lawson took time to congratulate students and community members who performed at College of the Mainland's Juneteenth celebration. More
June 24, 2008 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on June 19 approved a resolution in support of making Juneteenth a National Holiday. More
June 19, 2008 -- The Annual Emancipation Proclamation Reading and Prayer Breakfast at Ashton Villa attracted a large crowd. More
June 15, 2008 -- Hundreds of people turned out for the Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock. More
June 13, 2008 -- The Third Annual Stringfellow Orchards Juneteenth Family Day in Hitchcock will be on Saturday June 14. More
June 11, 2008 -- The 12th Annual Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet attracted a large crowd to the Old Central Cultural Center in Galveston. More
June 11, 2008 -- Runoff elections during the next two weekends will decide the final winners of mayoral and council seats in four towns. More
June 11, 2008 -- The 7th Annual 4th of July Community Wide Picnic will be held at the VFW Post on Highway 3 in Dickinson on Friday, July 4. More
June 06, 2008 -- A new character from Galveston’s African American history will be seen for the first time in the sixth annual Underground Railroad program on Thursday, June 12 in Kempner Park. Pierce Harper, who settled in Galveston after he was liberated from slavery, will be portrayed by St. Vincent’s House Director Michael Jackson. More
June 06, 2008 -- Prairie View A&M University will host a Juneteenth Celebration on June 18 to commemorate the emancipation of African American slaves in Texas and across the United States. The event will feature Al Edwards who sponsored legislation establishing Juneteenth as a State holiday. More
June 04, 2008 -- As part of Galveston’s annual Juneteenth activities, a brief reception and dedication was held on the grounds of Ashton Villa today at 11:15 a.m., marking the installation of a lighting system for the larger-than-life-sized statue commemorating the enactment of Juneteenth as an official Texas state holiday. More
June 01, 2008 -- KTRK Channel 13 news co-anchor Melanie Lawson will speak at the College of the Mainland Juneteenth celebration on Wednesday, June 18 in the Teaching Auditorium. More
May 27, 2008 -- Galveston Mayor Pro Tem Danny Weber welcomed military veterans, their families and others to the Memorial Day Service at Seawolf Park. More
May 27, 2008 -- Members of VFW Post 880 and other volunteers spent Saturday decorating the graves of military personnel in Galveston Cemeteries. Photos by Juan Peña
May 26, 2008 -- Thousands of people turned out for the Memorial Day Ceremony at Houston National Cemetery. More
May 26, 2008 -- United States Senator John Cornyn has posted a Memorial Day message calling for an update in educational benefits for service members and their families. More
May 24, 2008 -- A Memorial Day service will be held honoring all of the nation’s fallen servicemen and women at Seawolf Park at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 26. More
May 23, 2008 -- The fifth-annual tribute to the veterans of Orange County will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza on the grounds of Orange First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 M.L. King Drive in Orange. More
May 23, 2008 -- Local 2 News anchor and Marine Corps veteran Bill Balleza, who served in the Viet Nam War, will serve as master of ceremonies at Monday's Memorial Day service at the Houston Veterans Administration National Cemetery. More
May 23, 2008 -- The Bernardo de Galvez Chapter #1 of the Sons of the American Revolution will present a Program of Remembrance at the Vietnam Memorial Garden located at the entrance of the Moody Gardens Convention Center at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 26. More
May 20, 2008 -- Galveston Historical Foundation will present “The Making of the Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom” on Thursday, June 12 at Garten Verein and Kempner Park. More
May 20, 2008 -- On Monday, May 26 at 10 a.m., a Memorial Day program will be conducted at the Stevenson Park Gazebo in Friendswood. More
May 14, 2008 -- To review GuidryNews.com coverage of Freedom Days events in 2007 Click Here
May 09, 2008 -- “Linen and Lace,” the Mother’s Day Champaign brunch and fashion show that has become a traditional event during the final weekend of the Galveston Historic Homes Tour, was held on Sunday, May 11 at the 1880 Garten Verein Pavilion. More
May 08, 2008 -- Barbara Hopper, who was a volunteer at Galveston's Samuel May Williams House 50 years ago, will return to the house for Mothers Day. More
May 03, 2008 -- Visitors to Galveston for the first day of the Galveston Historical Foundation's Historic Homes Tour were greeted by perfect weather. More
April 30, 2008 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation on Tuesday announced the publication of this year's Galveston Historic Homes Tour commemorative poster. More
April 29, 2008 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour this weekend and the weekend of May 10-11. More
April 25, 2008 -- The 1839 Samuel May Williams House, saved from demolition in 1954 and operated by Galveston Historical Foundation as a house museum until last year, will begin a new phase in its history as it is unveiled as the Spring Designer Showhouse of the American Society of Interior Designers, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter during GHF's Historic Homes Tour on the first two weekends in May. More
April 24, 2008 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation on Wednesday announced the publication of the Galveston Historic Homes Tour commemorative poster. More
April 20, 2008 -- There was a large turnout with pleasant weather for the Neches River Festival Parade. More
April 19, 2008 -- Several public officials attended the opening ceremonies for "Out of Africa", the 2008 Houston International Festival. GuidryNews.com interviewed several. More
April 18, 2008 -- The Houston International Festival was officially begun with a ceremony at Houston City Hall. Speakers included Houston International Festival Foundation, Inc. Chair Jew Don Boney; His Excellency Berhan Hailu, Minister of Information for Ethiopia; and Houston Mayor Pro Tem Adrian Garcia. United States Representative Sheila Jackson Lee brought an official proclamation from Washington, D.C. to the ceremony. More
April 17, 2008 -- The Neches River Festival Citizens of Year were announced this morning at the Hotel Elegante in Beaumont. More
April 17, 2008 -- Downtown Houston will be transformed into an African oasis for the Houston International Festival starting this weekend. More
April 16, 2008 -- King Neches LX, Joe Domino, officially arrived at Riverfront Park on Tuesday to begin the the Neches River Festival. Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes is the parade marshal. More
April 15, 2008 -- GuidryNews.com provided extensive coverage of the Houston International Festival in 2007. To review our coverage Click Here
April 15, 2008 -- GuidryNews.com provided extensive coverage of the 2007 Neches River Festival. To review our coverage Click Here
April 05, 2008 -- Mild weather prevailed throughout the Grand Kids Festival, and on Saturday afternoon the sun came out to shine brightly on the family crowds on Postoffice Street. More
April 05, 2008 -- Following a performance by Mariachi Meca, Maureen Patton, executive director of The Grand 1894 Opera House, introduced Honorary Festival Co-Chair Teri Wenglein-Callender and other members of the team that produced the festival. More
April 05, 2008 -- Visitors to the 2008 Grand Kids Festival were welcomed by Maureen Patton, executive director of The Grand 1894 Opera House, who thanked Event Coordinator Kathy Vandewalli, the volunteers and the sponsors of the festival. Jim Guidry was stage emcee for Stage B. More
April 04, 2008 -- Galveston Island Transit has announced that it will suspend all trolley service during the Grand Kids Festival, which will be held on Postoffice Street between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. More
April 02, 2008 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Children’s Hospital is sponsoring a “Healthy Fun Tent” at this year’s Grand Kids Festival Saturday, April 5. More
March 31, 2008 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House will host the 13th annual Grand Kids Festival on April 5. More
March 30, 2008 -- The 2007 Grand Grand Kids Festival, renamed the Grand Kids Bazaar, because much of the festival moved indoors to avoid the weather, provided a venue for family fun. More
March 24, 2008 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today announced that advance tickets to the 34th annual Galveston Historic Homes tour are now available. More
March 21, 2008 -- GuidryNews.com provided extensive coverage of the 2007 Historic Homes Tour. Click Here
February 29, 2008 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit was held on February 27-29 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. On Friday morning, the Summit began with two panel discussions and concluded with a presentation by Tom Campbell, chairman and CEO of Coastal Planning & Engineering. More
February 29, 2008 -- Lynda Guidry covered the ASBPA Coastal Summit for GuidryNews.com and interviewed several of the officials and participants. More
February 28, 2008 -- American Shore and Beach Preservation Association President Harry Simmons presided over a Congressional Reception and Awards Ceremony in the Hart Senate Office Building. More
February 28, 2008 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit in Washington, D.C. continued on Thursday. More
February 27, 2008 -- The ASBPA Summit officially opened on Wednesday. Lynda Guidry, who is covering the meeting at the Washington Court Hotel, reports that first day speakers included Representative Mike Castle, D.T. Minich of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bill Hardman of the Southeast Tourism Society, Jeff Waters and Tab Brown of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Howard Marlowe, ASBPA government affairs director. More
February 26, 2008 -- The ASBPA is seeking nominations for the group's Best Restored Beaches Award in 2009. Awards for this year will be presented on Thursday evening. More
February 26, 2008 -- Developing Houston: Photographic Treasures from the Cecil Thomson Collection, a collection of over 200 photographs and period artifacts from the San Jacinto Museum’s collections, will open on Memorial Day Weekend at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. More
February 25, 2008 -- The City of League City’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Knights of Columbus will host the annual League City Egg Hunt Sunday, March 9, 2008. More
February 24, 2008 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Fall Conference was held at the Galveston Island Convention Center in October. Sights & Sounds
February 24, 2008 -- The ASBPA notes that more than 53 percent of the nation's population lives in coastal areas. More
February 21, 2008 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association will hold its 2008 Coastal Summit next week in Washington, D.C. More
February 06, 2008 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston concluded with the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius "Fat Tuesday" Parade in Downtown Galveston. More
February 04, 2008 -- Despite concerns about the weather, the Galveston Firefighters Local 571 Children's Parade delighted large crowds lining 25th Street Sunday afternoon. More
February 04, 2008 -- The 10th Annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Gras Parade brought large family crowds, as well as their pets, to 25th Street in Galveston. More
February 02, 2008 -- Thousands of visitors packed Galveston Island from the sand to The Strand on Saturday. Galveston City Council Member Juan Peña, a GuidryNews.com contributor, documented the day with photos. More
February 02, 2008 -- Mardi Gras on the Neches Parade in Downtown Beaumont entertained family crowds in Dowtown Beaumont and ended with a street party on Crockett Street. More
February 02, 2008 -- The Procter Street Entertainment District in Downtown Port Arthur was packed Saturday night for the Majestic Krewe of Aquarius Grand Parade. More
February 02, 2008 -- Highway 87 on Saturday was lined with family crowds for the 17th Annual Crystal Beach Mardi Gras Parade. More
February 02, 2008 -- The Philadelphia Mummers Quaker City String Band entertained Galveston Island residents and visitors with a traditional performance on Ships Mechanic Row in front of the Tremont House Hotel on Friday. More
February 01, 2008 -- The Krewe du Vroom began the weekend of parades in Galveston for Mardi Gras! 2008. More
February 01, 2008 -- During the month of February, the Rosenberg Library will exhibit a selection of vintage Mardi Gras ball gown sketches. More
January 29, 2008 -- The City of Galveston has announced schedules and information for shuttle, bus and trolley service on the island during Mardi Gras. More
January 29, 2008 -- Galveston Police Department's K-9's will serve as parade marshals at the Feb. 3 Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade during Mardi Gras! Galveston. More
January 27, 2008 -- On January 27, 2008, more than 2,000 people with disabilities and their families and friends attended the 22nd Annual Special People’s Ball at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
January 27, 2008 -- The Krewe of Gambrinus "Beads and Make Believe" Parade attracted large crowds to Seawall Boulevard Saturday night. More
January 27, 2008 -- The Galveston County Firefighters Association Fire Truck Parade attracted participating fire departments from throughout the Houston-Galveston area. More
January 26, 2008 -- The first parade of Mardi Gras! Galveston was the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 21st Annual Mardi Gras Kickoff Parade on Seawall Boulevard. More
January 25, 2008 -- Members of Mardi Gras Krewes brought beads and invitations to Galveston City Council on Thursday. More
January 23, 2008 -- The Krewe du Vroom's Second Annual Biker Ball was held Saturday, January 12 at Crazy Oaks on west Galveston Island. More
January 22, 2008 -- Jim O'Donnel of the Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reports that windy weather with a chance of rain will greet visitors to Galveston Island for the first weekend of Mardi Gras. More
January 22, 2008 -- The famous Philadelphia Mummers will return to Mardi Gras! Galveston 2008, February 1-3, in full regalia ready to perform for their Texas fans. More
January 21, 2008 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston begins this weekend with parades and gala balls. Schedule
January 16, 2008 -- The City of Galveston has announced January 18 as the deadline to submit a canopy for Mardi Gras! Galveston. More
January 16, 2008 -- The City of Galveston has announced its policies for vendor permits for Mardi Gras Galveston. More
January 16, 2008 -- The 5th Annual Beaumont Mardi Gras! Parade and Festival will be on Saturday, February 2. More
January 15, 2008 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston will run from January 25 through February 5, 2008. Please note the street closures, parking guidelines, public safety information, and vendor guidelines. More
January 14, 2008 -- The Beta Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Galveston will host its 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Masked Ball on January 25. More
January 11, 2008 -- The 22nd Annual Special People’s Ball at the Moody Gardens Convention Center will be held on January 27. More
January 10, 2008 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees and the various Mardi Gras Krewes officially unveiled their posters for Mardi Gras Galveston 2008 at a reception at the Tremont House. More
January 04, 2008 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees and twelve Mardi Gras krewes will unveil their official Mardi Gras! Galveston 2008 posters on Wednesday, January 9 at the Tremont House in Galveston. More
January 03, 2008 -- Krewe du Lac in Kemah has announced details of its 2008 Mardi Gras activities, celebrating Pirates of The Gulf Coast. More
December 31, 2007 -- The Nia Cultural Center's 19th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration was held on Saturday, December 29 at the Old Central Cultural Center. More
December 24, 2007 -- A crowd of about 200 gathered at Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s viewing party for the 46th annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake. More
December 24, 2007 -- Over 2,200 children arrived at schools across the Bay Area recently to find that Saint Nicholas visited and left a gift of a backpack filled with books and toys. More
December 22, 2007 -- Members of the Galveston Police Department, like their brothers in blue across the nation, are participating in the Blue Santa program. More
December 21, 2007 -- Beaumont Mardi Gras 2008 will include food vendors, entertainment, parades and a carnival in Downtown Beaumont on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2. More
December 15, 2007 -- Members of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce were treated to a Holiday Party in the renovated Music Hall at Hotel Galvez. Photos
December 13, 2007 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party on Wednesday at Endeavour Marina. More
December 13, 2007 -- The Krewe du Vroom will hold its Second Annual All-Motorcycle Mardi Gras Parade on Friday, February 1. More
December 12, 2007 -- Downtown Houston is lighted for the holidays. This photo set, at Houston City Hall, was taken by Jim Guidry. Photos
December 11, 2007 -- The City of Port Arthur is hosting the First Annual Cultural Lighted Holiday Parade this Thursday, December 13 in downtown Port Arthur. More
December 10, 2007 -- The Third Annual "Magical Evening of Music" benefiting Gleanings From The Harvest For Galveston, honoring B.J. Herz with the Harvest Moon Award, was held on Sunday at the Moody Gardens Hotel. More
December 09, 2007 -- The Galveston Municipal Police Association Holiday Parade attracted a large crowd to Downtown Galveston. More
December 08, 2007 -- The 15th Annual Toy Run from JJ's Custom Specialists, 1010 Yupon in La Marque, to Galveston's Shriners Burns Hospital once again attracted many motorcyles and riders. More
December 06, 2007 -- The palm trees in front of Galveston City Hall have been lighted for the Holiday Season. More
December 06, 2007 -- The Historic Downtown Galveston Partnership's Galveston Harbor Parade of Lights will be on Saturday, December 15. More
December 04, 2007 -- Kerry Neves has posted a reminder that the Dickinson Historical Society has Christmas gifts for sale. More
December 03, 2007 -- Over 200 volunteers from area companies and the community participated in the 2007 St. Nick Packing Party at the Gilruth Center at Johnson Space Center to stuff the backpacks with toys and books, which will be used for Volunteer Houston Bay Area’s charitable project “A Visit From Saint Nicholas.” More
December 03, 2007 -- Volunteer Houston Bay Area today announced the receipt of a generous gift made to its annual benefit “A Visit From Saint Nicholas.” More
December 03, 2007 -- Despite a forecast of 30 percent chance of rain on Sunday, visitors to Dickens on the Strand enjoyed warm, but otherwise near perfect weather. "It has been great," said Galveston Historical Foundation Executive Director Dwayne Jones. "This has been, we feel, a record-breaking attendance and record breaking participation from a really very broad geographic spread across the state and across the country." GuidryNews.com, a sponsor of the festival, documented the weekend with photos and audio. Sights and Sounds
December 03, 2007 -- Galveston Historical Foundation Executive Director Dwayne Jones and GHF Chair Raymond Lewis, in an interview with GuidryNews.com Sunday afternoon, considered the Dickens on the Strand festival an unqualfied success. More
December 03, 2007 -- Despite a forecast of 30 percent chance of rain, visitors to Dickens on the Strand on Sunday enjoyed the Queen's Parade in near perfect weather. More
December 03, 2007 -- The 19th Century Living History Association Confederate soldier re-enactors were back at Dickens on the Strand, after a year off. More
December 02, 2007 -- Supporters of Galveston's Ronald McDonald House, including local dignitaries and celebrities, participated in an extraordinary ceremony as the "Light Up the House" for the Holiday Season on Friday November 30. More
December 02, 2007 -- Galveston City Council Member Juan Peña, a GuidryNews.com contributor, provided photos of Dickens on the Strand taken Saturday afternoon and evening. More
December 02, 2007 -- Lynda Guidry has posted additional photos of crowds at the Dickens on the Strand festival in Downtown Galveston. More
December 02, 2007 -- The Dickens on the Strand continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sights & Sounds
December 01, 2007 -- The Strand Historic District in Galveston was packed with visitors for the Queen's Parade and other events at Dickens on the Strand. More
December 01, 2007 -- Crowds began building early on Saturday morning, after the gates opened for Dickens on the Strand. Sights and Sounds
November 30, 2007 -- Friday night found Dickens on the Strand participants setting up while early tourists visited the Downtown amenities. More
November 30, 2007 -- Beaumont's Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade is Saturday evening in Downtown Beaumont. More
November 30, 2007 -- The Galveston County Children’s Services Board, Community Health Choice Health Plan, The Children’s Center, Inc. Outreach and Assistance Program are partnering to host The Children’s Christmas Festival on December 16. More
November 30, 2007 -- Sunshine Center, Inc. in Galveston will hold its annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 1. More
November 30, 2007 -- The City Ballet of Houston will present "The Nutcracker" at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9. More
November 30, 2007 -- Dickinson City Council Member Kerry Neves reports on the Dickinson Festival of Lights and other Holiday Happenings in an email message to his constituents. More
November 30, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory reported that favorable and unseasonably warm weather would greet those attending Dickens on the Strand events on Friday and Saturday, with rain chances increasing on Sunday. More
November 29, 2007 -- Dickinson Pilot Club's 26th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes will be on Sunday, December 9. More
November 29, 2007 -- The Dickens on the Strand festival officially got underway with a cry by the Town Cryer and a proclamation by Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas at the opening of "Treasures from the Charles Dickens Museum" at the Tremont House Hotel. More
November 29, 2007 -- The Moody Mansion, a project of the Mary Moody Northen Endowment, will host a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 9. More
November 28, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory predicts brisk onshore winds and unseasonably warm temperatures for the Dickens on the Strand Festival. More
November 28, 2007 -- The 62 Broadway Bound children, ages 4-18, will entertain the Dickens on the Strand crowds with a "London Music Hall Revue". More
November 28, 2007 -- The Seventeenth Annual Advent Pilgrimage among Galveston's five downtown churches is set for Sunday, December 16. More
November 28, 2007 -- The Holiday in the Park Parade in League City on Saturday December 1 will honor outgoing Clear Creek Independent School District Superintendent Sandra Mossman. More
November 27, 2007 -- The City of Galveston has announced that there will be free parking Downtown, during specified periods, for holiday shoppers. More
November 27, 2007 -- The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has published a press release offering guidance in making charitable donations during the Holiday Season More
November 27, 2007 -- The Galveston College Choir and the Island Steel Drum Band will present a musical evening of winter and Christmas selections on Monday, December 3. More
November 26, 2007 -- Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Train was at the new Seafarers’ Center in Port Arthur on Monday for a one-day stay. More
November 26, 2007 -- The Galveston Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Galveston Municipal Police Association will be held on Saturday, December 8. More
November 26, 2007 -- The Jamaica Beach Weather Observatory, in an extended forecast prepared for GuidryNews.com, predicts that visitors to the Dickens on the Strand Festival will be greeted by partly cloudy weather with only a 20 percent chance of showers and high temperatures in the lower 70s. More
November 26, 2007 -- Houston Mayor Bill White has announced a festive noontime concert this week outside City Hall and the annual Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting and Celebration featuring Grammy Award-winning songwriter/recording artist Peabo Bryson on Friday, November 30. More
November 26, 2007 -- The Interfaith Caring Ministries Festival of Trees Dinner and Holiday Ball will be held this week. More
November 26, 2007 -- Festive sights and sounds are filling Moody Gardens at the sixth annual Festival of Lights November 17 through January 5. More
November 25, 2007 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation House in West Columbia will host a Candlelight Christmas Open House on December 1. More
November 24, 2007 -- The 31st Annual Turkey Bowl at Adoue Park in Galveston attracted an assortment of Galveston Islanders who celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the friendly competition each year. More
November 21, 2007 -- Carolers are being recruited for the Heights First Saturday's Mistletoe Madness on December 1. More
November 21, 2007 -- Texas City Holiday Happenings include Christmas on 6th Street on December 1, the Christmas Parade on December 6 and "Celebrate the Season" at Heritage Square and the Texas City Museum on December 9. Details
November 20, 2007 -- Henry Dickens Hawksley, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens and a trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum, will visit Galveston for the Dickens on the Strand festival along with an exhibit from the museum. More
November 19, 2007 -- Christmas in Kemah got underway on Saturday in the Kemah Lighthouse Shopping District. The City of Kemah will have a Christmas open house on December 12 at Kemah City Hall. More
November 19, 2007 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Crystaland Christmas on Saturday, December 8. More
November 15, 2007 -- The Seventh Annual Las Posada, Bethlehem on the Boardwalk, Christmas Tree Lighting and Second Lighted Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 8 in Port Arthur. More
November 15, 2007 -- Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Sylvia R. Garcia will be joined by The Texas Army Ceremonial Detail, a children’s choir from J.D. Walker Community Center, the band from Gentry Junior High of the Goose Creek ISD, as well as Santa and Mrs. Claus in the annual lighting of the historic Lynchburg Ferry on the Monday night following Thanksgiving. More
November 12, 2007 -- The City of La Marque Christmas Parade will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5. Poster
November 11, 2007 -- There were two Veterans Day events on Galveston Island, the Fourth Annual Veterans Day Salute at Seawolf Park sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau; and a ceremony at the World War II Monument at 23rd and Broadway. More
November 09, 2007 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett presented a resolution Tuesday designating Nov. 11 - 17 as "Veterans Week" to formally recognize the county's 197,000 veterans. More
November 09, 2007 -- Houston's Annual Veteran’s Day Parade and Houston Freedom Fest will be held on Sunday in Downtown Houston. More
November 06, 2007 -- The Ninth Annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Commemoration and Parade will be held on Sunday, November 11 in Downtown Houston. More
November 02, 2007 -- The Seafarers Center of Galveston will hold a Memorial Service on November 11. More
November 02, 2007 -- The City of League City will honor local veterans and servicemen and women during a special ceremony on November 10, 2007. More
October 31, 2007 -- Hundreds of Texas veterans on Wednesday witnessed the long-awaited groundbreaking of the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. More
October 31, 2007 -- The Park Board of Trustees and Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a tribute to military veterans on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11, 2007, 1 PM, at Seawolf Park. More
October 29, 2007 -- Houston Mayor Bill White on Monday announced the creation of the City of Houston Office of Veterans’ Affairs. More
October 29, 2007 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake will honor veterans during a special Veterans Day Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 11. More
October 29, 2007 -- Houston Mayor Bill White today announced plans for the Annual Veteran’s Day Parade and Houston Freedom Fest. More
October 29, 2007 -- The College of the Mainland Veterans Day Salute will honor a Santa Fe veteran who fought on Iwo Jima in 1945 and a Houston sailor who stole a kiss from nurse in Time Square that same year on V-J Day. More
October 21, 2007 -- ARToberFEST Coordinator Kathy Modzelewski said about 4,000 tickets were sold on Saturday and large crowds on Sunday were proving the event a success. More
October 20, 2007 -- Visitors to Galveston Island, as well as local residents, enjoyed ARToberFEST on Postoffice Street Saturday afternoon. More
October 20, 2007 -- Perfect weather attracted early crowds to Postoffice Street for the first morning of ARToberFEST. Jim Guidry entered the festival at 20th Street and talked to several of the volunteers, artists and visitors. More
October 19, 2007 -- With beautiful weather as a backdrop, and a favorable forecast for the weekend, preparations for ARToberFEST got underway Friday night on Postoffice Street. More
July 04, 2007 -- The Fourth of Parade in Galveston attracted hundreds of people to Downtown streets despite rain and the threat of heavier rain. More
July 04, 2007 -- The Galveston Railroad Museum hosted the ceremony following the Fourth of July Parade. More
July 04, 2007 -- Frances Newell, a member of Galveston's Sealy Family, attended the Summer Band Concert in Sealy Pavilion and prepared a report. More
July 03, 2007 -- Frank Incaprera and the Galveston Beach Band began the Galveston Fourth of July celebration with a Summer Band Concert in Sealy Pavilion behind Ashton Villa. Photos and Audio
July 03, 2007 -- Fourth of July parades, picnics and fireworks displays are scheduled to celebrate Independence Day. More
July 03, 2007 -- The Rotary Club of Beaumont and the Boy Scouts of America will deliver and pick up American Flags to hundreds of Southeast Texas homes and businesses on Wednesday, July 4 More
June 29, 2007 -- The Friendswood Fourth of July Steering Committee will host the 112th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 4 -- a daylong celebration beginning with a parade down Friendswood Drive followed by a day of entertainment, food and fun at Centennial Park; and ending with a fireworks display.The theme for this year’s celebration is “Red, White and You, a Family 4th of July”. More
June 25, 2007 -- Reliant Park will host the first Fiesta Houston festival celebrating the Fourth of July for six days beginning June 29. More
June 21, 2007 -- The Galveston Island Musicals will open it’s 2007 season, Wednesday, July 4 in the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical South Pacific. More
June 21, 2007 -- The 6th Annual Dickinson Fourth of July Picnic and Celebration at the VFW Hall will begin after the Pilot Club's Children's Parade. More
June 21, 2007 -- The City of Galveston's Fourth of July Parade will be held in historic Downtown Galveston and will conclude with a patriotic program indoors "in air conditioned comfort" at the Railroad Museum; and the day will climax with a fireworks display on the Seawall sponsored by the Park Board of Trustees. More
June 21, 2007 -- The City of Beaumont will host Fourth of July festivities at Riverfront Park with music by "Jazz Innovators", a flyover from Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport and a fireworks display over the Neches River accompanied by patriotic music. More
June 20, 2007 -- Dozens of people turned out for the annual Reedy Chapel Juneteenth Program. More
June 19, 2007 -- The 28th Annual Celebration of the Juneteenth USA Celebration attracted a large crowd of freedom lovers from Galveston, Houston and elsewhere. More
June 19, 2007 -- Ball Street was lined with Galveston Island residents and visitors from other Texas Cities for the Juneteenth Jubilee Parade. More
June 18, 2007 -- Rosewood Cemetery, Galveston’s first burial ground designated exclusively for African Americans, founded in 1911, was formally recognized and dedicated in a ceremony on Saturday. More
June 17, 2007 -- The Second Annual Juneteenth Family Day attracted families from as far away as West Columbia to the Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock. More
June 15, 2007 -- Juneteenth events are scheduled this weekend in Galveston, Texas City, Hitchcock and at the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia. More
June 14, 2007 -- Juneteenth Family Day at the Stringfellow Orchard, sponsored by Merrill Lynch, will include reenactments of a slave wedding ceremony and a “day in the life” retrospective, as well as music, art and activities for children that pay homage to the times of slavery. More
June 13, 2007 -- Almost 400 people packed the Old Central Cultural Center on Tuesday for the annual Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet. More
June 12, 2007 -- Second Annual Stringfellow Orchards Juneteenth Family Day activities on Saturday will include an Annual Car Show at Crosby Jr. High School. More
June 12, 2007 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will present "The Making of the Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom" on June 14. More
June 12, 2007 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold a dedication ceremony for Rosewood Cemetery, Galveston's oldest African-American burial grounds, on June 16. More
June 11, 2007 -- Sam and Doris Collins again will open the grounds of their historic Stringfellow Orchard in Hitchcock, Texas to welcome people to join them in their annual celebration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 16. More
June 08, 2007 -- Members of Galveston Historical Foundation's African American Heritage and Education Committee held a dress rehearsal for the Underground Railroad Re-enactment Program "Making of the Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom," which will be part of the Galveston Juneteenth celebration on June 14 from 8:30 to 3:30. More
June 07, 2007 -- The Galveston Fourth of July Parade, with Bill Balleza as parade marshal, will begin and end at the Railroad Museum; and the Independence Day program following the parade will be in the air conditioned Railroad Museum. More
June 07, 2007 -- New Research about a Galveston Slave who Escaped to Montreal will be Unveiled for the First Time at Dress Rehearsal for GHF Underground Railroad Re-enactment Program afternoon. More
May 28, 2007 -- An estimated 7,000 people turned out for the Memorial Day Ceremony at Houston National Cemetery. Photos, Audio and More
May 28, 2007 -- A small but patriotic crowd braved the weather to attend the Memorial Day Service at Seawolf Park in Galveston. The report includes photos of a reception at the VFW Post 880 hall. Photos by Juan Peña
May 28, 2007 -- Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle was among those who turned out for the Vietnam Veterans of America Galveston County Chapter 685 Watchfire on the Texas City Dike Sunday night. More
May 28, 2007 -- United States Senator John Cornyn celebrated Memorial Day in Georgetown, Texas at the Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza and in Pflugerville, Texas where he participated in a ceremony at Walden Capital Parks Cemetery. More
May 27, 2007 -- Helping A Hero, a non-profit organization formed by several Bay Area Houston Citizens, with the mission to fund programs and services which provide financial, emotional, educational, mentoring, recreational, and scholarship support for injured military personnel and their families, is planning a Freedom Celebration. More
May 26, 2007 -- Preparations are continuing for the Sunday evening Watchfire on the Texas City Dike. Click Here for photos from the Dike
May 26, 2007 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston honored the late Lieutenant Max Clark in a Memorial Day Program. Photo, Text and Interview
May 25, 2007 -- This is Galveston County Chapter 685 of the Vietnam Veterans of America's 14th Annual Watchfire Memorial Day Weekend on the Texas City Dike. More
May 25, 2007 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that five ferry boats are in operation today, and four of five vessels will be in use for the remainder of the weekend. More
May 25, 2007 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has published a list of activities for this Memorial Day Weekend. More
May 25, 2007 -- Memorial Day events are scheduled in Harris County, Galveston County and Jefferson County. More
May 20, 2007 -- Texas City has announced plans for Juneteenth. More
May 13, 2007 -- The 2007 Historic Homes Tour was a success, reported Galveston Historical Foundation Events Director Clay Wade in an interview with GuidryNews.com More
May 12, 2007 -- Saturday and Sunday mark the second and final weekend of the 2007 Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
May 12, 2007 -- Popular Gulf Coast watercorist Pam Heidt, who has created the original art from which the Galveston Historic Homes Tour art posters have been made for the past two decades, hosted two farewell receptions during this year's homes tour. More
May 09, 2007 -- Tthe Historic Downtown Galveston Partnership will sponsor Galveston Uncorked!, the historic downtown's annual wine stroll, on Saturday, May 12, in conjunction with Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
May 06, 2007 -- Long lines of guests stretched outside the properties of the Galveston Historic Home Tour tour on Saturday despite the closure of Highway 45 at NASA Road 1 for construction. More
May 04, 2007 -- The 33rd Annual Historic Homes Tour with First Impression: An Evening Preview, a sunset tour of some of Galveston Island's most unique landmarks. GuidryNews.com was among the guests at a wine and cheese reception at the 1929 Scottish Rite Cathedral at 2128 Church. Photos and More
May 02, 2007 -- The Scottish Rite Masonic Cathedral at 2128 Church in Galveston will headline the 2007 Galveston Historic Homes Tour. This is the first time the facility will be open to the general public. The cathedral has always been the secret enclave of its members, open to the public only for small, invitation-based events. More
April 30, 2007 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's Galveston Historic Homes Tour, which begins this weekend, will feature eight new special events. More
April 29, 2007 -- The final weekend of the Houston International Festival continued to draw large crowds to Downtown Houston. Jim and Lynda Guidry enjoyed the professional, international entertainment and the global selection of food and drink from the many vendors. Sights and Sounds
April 22, 2007 -- The first weekend of the Houston International Festival drew large crowds to Downtown Houston. More
April 21, 2007 -- The Houston International Festival drew large crowds to Downtown Houston for the first Saturday of the Houston International Festival. Sights and Sounds
April 21, 2007 -- Large crowds lined Beaumont streets for the Neches River Festival Parade. Students and marching groups from the Beaumont Independent School District were predominant in the parade. Lynda Guidry covered the parade with photos and interviews. Sights and Sounds
April 20, 2007 -- The Houston International Festival got underway on Friday. GuidryNews.com was there. Photos and Audio
April 20, 2007 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted the nation’s leading experts on China’s economy during a Houston International Festival business conference on Friday, April 20, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Houston hotel. More
April 18, 2007 -- Beaumont Mayor Guy Goodson, wearing a mask to conceal his identity, arrived by boat at Riverfront Park on Tuesday and was unveiled as King Neches LIX. Carl Guidry covered the event with photos and interviews. Photos and Interviews
April 07, 2007 -- "We are damp but undaunted," said Maureen Patton, executive director of The Grand 1894 Opera House, as the Grand Kids Festival contined dispite cold, damp weather. Listen
April 07, 2007 -- Grand Kids Festival Coordinator Kathy Vandewalli said that an advantage to moving the event indoors as the Grand Kids Bazaar, is that the event may continue past the previously set 5 p.m. closing time. Click Here for More Photos and Audio
April 07, 2007 -- The Grand Kids Festival, renamed the Grand Kids Bazaar, with many of the events moved indoors because of the threat of rain, got underway as scheduled at 10 a.m., with a welcome by Maureen Patton, executive director of The Grand 1894 Opera House. More Inside
April 06, 2007 -- On Thursday Grand Kids Festival Coordinator Kathy Vandewalli said that the threat of colder weather had not dampened the enthusiasm for the festival. Listen
April 06, 2007 -- Featuring three outdoor performance stages, and showcasing over 50 booths offering unique, hands-on activities, arts and crafts for children, The Grand Kids Festival has become a favorite springtime activity for families throughout the Houston/Galveston and Gulf Coast area. More
February 20, 2007 -- The Krewe of Aquarius Fat Tuesday Parade, the final parade of Mardi Gras! Galveston, attracted large family crowds to Downtown Galveston. More
February 18, 2007 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston sponsored two family-oriented parades on Sunday, the Ninth Annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade and the Galveston Firefighters Children's Parade. More
February 18, 2007 -- Mardi Gras on the Neches sponsored parades and entertainment on Crockett Street in Beaumont. Carl and Nettie Guidry spent Sunday afternoon on Crockett Street. More
February 17, 2007 -- The Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade attracted large crowds to Seawall Boulevard, 25th Street and the Strand Entertainment District. Mardi Gras! Galveston’s largest parade featured floats, Mummers, marching bands, dignitaries, bead throwing and more. More and Larger Photos
February 17, 2007 -- Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is attracting large crowds to Procter Street in Port Arthur. More
February 17, 2007 -- Perfect weather attracted thousands of enthusiastic partiers to the Mardi Gras! Galveston Entertainment District operated by the Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Saturday afternoon. More
February 17, 2007 -- The Lighthouse Krewe of Bolivar Peninsula's Mardi Gras Parade attracted crowds to Highway 87 on Saturday. Photos were provided by the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. More
February 16, 2007 -- Friday night events in the Strand Entertainment District included the Krew du Vroom Motorcycle Parade and the Krewe Babalu Second Annual “All Krewe Parade”. More
February 16, 2007 -- Mardi Gras activities are now fully underway on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas on Procter Street in Port Arthur, Mardi Gras on the Neches on Crockett Street in Beaumont and Mardi Gras! Galveston will be joined by events in Kemah and the Bolivar Peninsula this weekend. More
February 12, 2007 -- Bob Shannon, Jr., Captain of the Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers, will be Parade Grand Marshall for the 9th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Gras Parade, this Sunday, February 18. More
February 11, 2007 -- The 21st Annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People in the convention center at Moody Gardens provided a unique opportunity for people with disabilities and their families to take part in the spirit of Mardi Gras. Jim and Lynda Guidry visited with City Council Member Juan Pena, who also provided some of the photos, Galveston Independent School District Trustee Carol Greaney-Wurst, a volunteer at the event, and Jeri Hamachek, marketing and public relations manager for Moody Gardens. More Photos
February 11, 2007 -- The Krewe of Gambrinus "Spirit of New Orleans” Parade attracted thousands of spectators lining Seawall Boulevard to enjoy 15 sparkling, theme-decorated floats, 15 marching bands, thousands of beads and specially-minted doubloons. More Photos
February 10, 2007 -- Moderate sized crowds visited the Strand Entertainment District for free entertainment in Saengerfest Park and to catch beads thrown from balconies. Park Board of Trustees Executive Director Lou Muller said Mardi Gras! Galveston is off to a good start. More Photos
February 10, 2007 -- The Knights of Momus has crowned Fred C. Burns as King Frivolous XCII and Galvestonian Jennifer Leigh Worsham as Queen of Momus. More
February 10, 2007 -- For the first time in the history of Mardi Gras! Galveston there was a fire truck parade sponsored by the Galveston County Firefighters Association, featuring trucks from all of the volunteer and professional fire departments in Galveston County. The parade traveled on the Seawall from 14th Street to 61st Street. Sights and Sounds
February 10, 2007 -- Thousands of people lined Seawall Boulevard for the Mystic Krew of Aquarius Mardi Gras Parade, the first of the major parades of the Galveston Mardi Gras season. The colorful hour-and-a-half parade made its way from 14th Street to 59th Street featuring about 80 units, including spectacular floats and 20 high school marching bands and drill teams from southeast Texas. More
February 09, 2007 -- Members of the Mardi Gras Krewe of Aquarius turned out for a Den Party on the eve of the opening parade of the Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration. GuidryNews.com visited with Galveston Park Board of Trustees Mardi Gras Chair Michael Hightower, Galveston City Council Member Danny Weber, who is the ex-officio representative on the park board, and Johnny Lidstone, who has been a member of the Krewe of Aquarius since the beginning. More
February 09, 2007 -- Galveston City Council honored the various Krewes of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2007 at this week's regular meeting. More
February 09, 2007 -- The City of Galveston has published a news release detailing street closures and other Mardi Gras information. Release
February 03, 2007 -- Members of the Knights of Momus Mardi Gras Krewe gathered at a Den Party to preview the floats for the Grand Night Parade on Saturday, February 17. The parade, which is the largest of the festival, will feature floats, Philadelphia Mummers, marching bands, dignitaries, bead throwing and more. Larger Photos and Interview
December 25, 2004 -- Galveston had a White Christmas in 2004. GuidryNews.com published numerous photos of the event. Photos


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