Dog of the week
Meet Tessa, A007868, she’s a female, Labrador mix that is short in stature, but just bursting with personality. She has lots of character from her beautiful colored coat to her mighty frame. Don’t miss a chance to view this beauty in person.


Cat of the week
Cooper (A007856), a Domestic Short Hair Brown Tabby, is the GCARC Cat of the Week. Cooper is friendly, laid back and enjoys hanging out with his buddies in the Man Cave. Notice the thoughtful and pensive look on his handsome face. Cooper is about two and half years old, neutered and current on his rabies vaccination. Come to meet him soon – he likes company and attention.
Adoption details

Tessa and Cooper are available for adoption May 23-27, 2017 at the special rate of $42.50.

Pet-of-the-week costs
Adoptions include rabies vaccination, neutering and microchipping. Senior citizens can adopt a senior pet for only $20.

To adopt, call 409-948-2485 or go online to These and other pets are available at the Galveston County animal resource center, 3412 Loop 197 North, Texas City.

Theron Waddell, professor of Government and History at Galveston College, received a Liberty Bell award, last month, by the Galveston County Young Lawyer’s Association. The award is bestowed upon people who have contributed positively to their community. Waddell has been a part of Galveston College for 48 years and—along with being professor—has served as Social Sciences department chair, special assistant to the president for policy research and director of Arts and Humanities in that time. Pictured is Waddell, left, with Michael Hughes, Galveston College regent and member of the Galveston County Bar Association. – Photo courtesy Galveston College

Norma Medina, third from right in the back row, of League City joins the other graduating members of Collaborating In The Academic Success For All at University Of Houston-Clear Lake to celebrate their accomplishments. This project, known as CASA, is funded by the Department Of Education and aims to improve instruction in the classroom for English language learners, with an emphasis on science and math. Also pictured in the back row are Mark Shermis, dean of the college of education, far left, William Staples, UHCL president, fourth from right and professors of bilingual and multicultural education Laurie Weaver, second from right and Judith Marquez, far right. Photo courtesy UHCL

Students Shanael Evans of Galveston, left, and Gretchen Hardy of Friendswood, right, are surrounded as they help celebrate the presentation of a check from Frost Bank to help fund scholarships for University Of Houston-Clear Lake’s Success Through Education program. From left behind them are bank representatives Ray Acevedo and Amina Garcia, bank vice president Trisha Bradley and UHCL dean Mark Shermis and associate director Richard Zalesak. – Photo courtesy UHCL

From left, Ian Barret of UTMB, Joe Huff of Galveston College, Texas’ US district 14 representative Randy Weber, newspaper publisher Leonard Woolsey, Gina Spagnola of Galveston Regional chamber of commerce, Becky Trout and James Patterson of UTMB, Amy Bly of Galveston city council and John Sanchez of Workforce Solutions celebrate the possibility that 400 job seekers were hired during this year’s Oceans Of Opportunities job fair, the largest such event in the county, where 107 employers discussed open positions with 650 applicants.
Photo courtesy Workforce Solutions