160522 Com Cal Galveston Ball ISD car winnerWow – the keys to my first car and I don’t even have a license yet! That surely was on Claire Chaljub’s mind when Classic Auto Group Galveston sales manager David Holmen handed her the keys to a brand new Chevy Spark sedan donated by his company on Friday. Claire, a senior at Galveston Ball high school, won the car in a drawing after being one of the school’s four students with a perfect attendance during their senior-year. – Photo Jimmy Graves

160518 Com Cal Mainland Medical donationWe all know that nurses are caring souls but the generosity in their hearts does not limit itself to their patients, as students and staff at College Of The Mainland’s nursing program when a delegation of the good ladies of Mainland Medical Center’s volunteer auxiliary arrived with a huge check recently. The check, worth $20,100, will fund six $3,100 scholarships and three worth $500 each for COM nursing students next year.
Photo courtesy COM

160512 Cub scouts come to The Post 2Boy Scouts are famously inquisitive, so where better to go on a field trip than a newspaper office, where inquiring minds constantly ask the rich and the famous, as well as the poor and unknown heroes, what is going on in the world outside so they can tell their readers all about it? So thought Noah Greene and Jayden Harvey of Texas City Pack 274 when they fetched up at The Post’s offices on Thursday to take a tour and meet editor Ian White and his colleagues. From left during their visit are mom Malika Greene, Scoutmaster Randy Drinkwarer, Noah, White, Jayden and mom Valerie Harvey. – Photo Jimmy Graves

160511 Community Calender TMPA furnishes lunch for 2016 GC Peace officer Cermony

No one will go hungry at today, Wednesday’s, annual memorial service for the county’s fallen police officers, thanks to a collaboration between Texas Municipal Police Association and Texas City’s Kroger food store. Pictured discussing arrangements from left are Texas City police sergeant Jess Colwell, TMPA representative Tamara Spencer, Texas City Police Academy Alumni Association secretary Sherry Shumacher and president Betty Hoke and Kroger representative Kristie Lozano. The service begins at 10:00am at the Charles Doyle convention center, 2010 Fifth Avenue North, Texas City. – Photo courtesy Neal Mora


160506 Classic Auto Ribbon CuttingFor some, the causeway is more a barrier between than a bridge connecting the mainland and Galveston Island but not for Howie Bentley, owner of the island’s Classic Auto chain of car dealerships. As a new member of the Texas City-La Marque chamber of commerce, he and his staff were determined that completion of remodeling at their Chevrolet sales center would not go unnoticed throughout the county and the chamber duly obliged with a ribbon-cutting on Friday. – Photo Jimmy Graves