Best bets for your Houston weekend: Dazzling light displays, electrifying stage spectaculars and more
It’s almost the weekend before Thanksgiving, and for some of us, that means the final days of denial before we’re forced to confront the financial, social, and emotional stresses of the holiday season. (Anyone else staring down a calendar chock-full of travel days, shopping outings and obligatory family gatherings?)
Gov. Abbott’s concerns about Harris County’s election, and actor Jason Lee (Nov. 15, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday's show: We learn why Gov. Abbott wants to investigate Harris County's handling of the recent election. Then we examine whether recent dips in math and reading scores across the nation are also happening here. And actor Jason Lee documents Galveston with photography.houstonpublicmedia.org
Belly fat: Houston-area doctor says these are the best ways women can get rid of stubborn fat as they age
If you’re a woman in your late 30s, 40s, or beyond, your body might be accumulating fat in your midsection as you transition to menopause - even if your diet is on point & you’re exercising. And that belly fat can lead to real health problems.
Best bets for your Houston weekend: Mind-bogglingly massive holiday markets, dizzyingly dazzling light displays and more
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All lanes at I-45 in both directions now open after 2 separate crashes in Galveston County, authorities say; 3 Galveston ISD buses involved
All mainlanes are now open after two major crashes, including one involving two Galveston ISD school buses on I-45 near Galveston on Saturday, according to Houston TranStar.
It happened here: See spots in Houston where notorious crimes occurred, remembering the darkness that endures
Houston has its share of modern-day crimes that we’ll always remember, but if you reach back into so-called simpler times, the same bizarre cruelty surfaces, from a child torturer in the Heights to a serial killer dumping women onto a desolate League City field. It tragically really happened here.
Galveston bartender arrested after serving suspect who caused golf cart crash that killed family of 4, officials say
A Galveston bartender was arrested by Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents Monday after allegedly serving a man accused of causing a golf cart crash that left a family of four dead in August, according to TABC officials.
$1.5M bond: Charges upgraded for suspected drunken driver in major crash that killed 2 teens in Galveston, police say
The Galveston Police Department announced Tuesday that charges have been upgraded for a suspected drunken driver involved in a major crash that left two teens dead and three others injured on Sept. 2.
2nd teen dies at hospital after major crash involving suspected drunk driver that killed 14-year-old, injured 3 others, police say
A second teen died at the hospital Friday morning after a major crash caused by a suspected drunk driver that killed another teen and injured three others, according to Galveston police.
‘We all lost something’: Mother of 4-year-old killed in golf cart crash in Galveston encourages people not to drink and drive
It’s been one month since the golf cart wreck on Galveston Island where four people were killed, including two children, when an accused drunk driver slammed into their golf cart.
Leaky battleship in Texas completes trip for $35M repairs
LA PORTE (AP) — It’s the only surviving battleship that served in both world wars, having fought in Europe during World War I and against the Nazis and the Japanese Army during World War II.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Leaky battleship in Texas set to make trip for $35M repairs
It’s the only surviving battleship that served in both world wars, having fought Nazis and the Japanese Army during World War II. But the greatest challenge in recent years for the USS Texas has been a leaky, rusty hull that at times forced workers to pump out about 2,000 gallons (7,570 liters) of water per minute from the 110-year-old ship. To ensure the historic vessel doesn’t sink and can continue hosting visitors, the foundation in charge of its care was set on Wednesday to tow the ship from its longtime home along the Houston Ship Channel to a shipyard in nearby Galveston for much needed repairs. The journey from its longtime berth at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in the Houston suburb of La Porte is part of a $35 million project to repair the hull and ultimately restore the ship to its former glory.news.yahoo.com
Battleship Texas prepares to set sail, and reporting on Harvey’s aftermath (Aug. 30, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday’s show: We learn about plans this week to move the Battleship Texas to Galveston for repairs. Then News 88.7 reporters reflect on creating the podcast Below the Waterlines. And we revisit a conversation with musician Steve Earle.houstonpublicmedia.org
$31B project aimed at protecting coastal regions like Galveston against storm surges, up for Biden’s approval
We’ve seen the damage that catastrophic storms like Hurricane Ike can do to coastal areas like Galveston, now a major protection project that’s been talked about for years is closer to coming to fruition.
Texas man on death row pleads guilty in 3 cold-case killings
A man already sentenced to death for a cold-case killing in Oklahoma pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in the deaths of three girls whose disappearances in Texas also went unsolved for decades. William Reece, 62, pleaded guilty in a courtroom in Galveston in the 1997 killings of 12-year-old Laura Smither of Friendswood and 17-year-old Jessica Cain of Tiki Island.news.yahoo.com
The new Juneteenth federal holiday traces its roots to Galveston, Texas – Houston Public Media
Union Gen. Gordon Granger set up his headquarters in Galveston, Texas, and famously signed an order June 19, 1865, "All slaves are free." President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year.houstonpublicmedia.org
Chronicling a crisis in American democracy (June 16, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin discusses his book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future. And we visit Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston.houstonpublicmedia.org
A GOP power grab shatters 30 years of political progress for Black voters in Galveston County
Republicans dismantled the only Galveston County commissioners precinct in which voters of color held political clout. It’s a major blow for Black and Hispanic voters who had been building political momentum.chron.com
The Texans’ new coach, the week in politics, and Mardi Gras returns to Galveston (Feb. 9, 2022) – Houston Public Media
We examine the Texans’ latest coaching move in light of a recent discrimination suit, we discuss the latest developments in politics, and, after being cancelled in 2021, Mardi Gras is coming back to Galveston.houstonpublicmedia.org
A tough start to the school year, and actor Jason Lee’s photos of Galveston (Feb. 8, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday's show: The cumulative effect of COVID, teacher burnout, faculty and staff shortages, and political pressure on public education, and a conversation with actor Jason Lee about his new book of photography of Galveston.houstonpublicmedia.org
Fatal boat collision near Galveston leaves Pharr man, 2 others dead
The captain of a fishing boat that collided with a chemical tanker near Galveston, Texas, killing three people, did not respond to danger signals from the ship before the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.myrgv.com
The Hobby Center Enacts New COVID Safety Protocols And How History May Be On Vaccine Mandate’s Side – Houston Public Media
The director of biosafety for research-related infectious pathogens at UTMB Health in Galveston recounts how George Washington led the first mass military inoculation in history against smallpox.houstonpublicmedia.org