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LIVE MUSIC! Fri., July 5 ............................Ezra Charles Sat., July 6..............................Navigators Sun., July 7 ....................Southern Drawl Tues., July 9..........................Southbound Wed., July 10 ........................Brian Burns Thurs., July 11....................Susan Gibson Sun., July 12 ..............................O.G.R.E. Sat., July 13 ..........................Crossroads Sun., July 14 ........................Walt Wilkies w/ special guest Tricia Wilkies Tues., July 16 ......................Hugo Duarte Wed., July 17..............Song Writers Night Thurs., July 18......................Dreamsicles Friday, July 19 ....................Line-up Band Sat., July 20 ....................Sheila Marshall Sun., July 21 ....................Shane Barnhill Tues., July 23 ..........................Don Burke Wed., July 24 ................Dennis Davis Trio Thurs., July 25 ......................Double Dee Friday, July 26 ......................Scott McGill Sat., July 27 ..........................Trial By Fire Sun., July 28 ..............Jimmy And Parrots Tues., July 30........................Scott McGill Wed., July 31 ..........................John Reno Thurs., August 1....................12 Fluid Oz. Friday, August 2....................Ezra Charles Sat. August 3 ....................Hannah’s Reef Sun., August 4 ..............Jodie Booth Band


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Next month: Coverage of 2013 Texas Outlaw Challenge + Andy Eng Benefit

JULY 2013.............South Belt • Clear Lake • Bay Area • Galveston Publisher & Artist . . . .John Ennis Editor & Artist . . . . .Betsey Ennis Sales Manager . . .Heather Llanes Lead Writer . . .Rhonda Meredith Photographer . . . . . . .Andy Eng Graphic Artist . . . . . .Joe DeFlora Copy Editor . . .Maricarmen Bates Sales & Marketing . . . .Rae Drady


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Columnists/Writers Peggy “Domino” Taylor Kelley Dawson Rick Hunter

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SPACE CENTER HOUSTON to launch “Name the Shuttle” contest


Beginning July 4, Texans will have the opportunity to name the ultimate Shuttle attraction WHAT: Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), will launch a free, statewide contest that gives one lucky Texan the opportunity to name the high-fidelity Shuttle replica that will sit atop the massive 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) as part of a new $12 million, six-story attraction currently under development. Residents can visit and submit an original name that symbolizes the spirit of Texas and its unique characteristics of independence, optimism and can-do attitude. WHEN: The contest opened to Texas residents on Thursday, July 4 and continues until Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at noon. The winner will be announced in “mid-September.” OVERVIEW: The state-of-the-art Space Shuttle attraction is slated to open in 2015 and will provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience exclusive to Space Center Houston. It will be the only place in the world where guests can climb aboard the huge 747 SCA and the Shuttle replica and experience the 30-year Space Shuttle program in the most dynamic, hands-on environment imaginable. The attraction will also expand Space Center Houston’s current educational programs, which aim to inspire students to consider careers in math and science.

One By Air + One By Sea = Best Shuttle Attraction As any of my Facebook friends can testify, I was more than a little “upset” when the home of the Space Shuttle program got passed over in NASA’s distribution of the remaining orbiters. And don’t even get me started on New York City’s “bait-and-switch” maneuver to land the Enterprise. But I embraced our high-fidelity Shuttle replica from the start knowing it would offer visitors a much more interactive experience than simply admiring the shape and scale of a real shuttle from a distance. Add the fact that our “shuttle” was transported here by water, and the fit for our waterfront community seems that much more appropriate. Last September, I admired NASA’s extensively modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) doing a series of low-level fly-bys over the Clear Lake area while ferrying the Endeavour to its final home in California. Little did I know then, that the 747 would eventually be returning from California and making its permanent home here at Space Center Houston as part of what will become the ulti- John Ennis, Publisher mate shuttle attraction and destination.



Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) education foundation with award-winning educational programs designed to inspire and encourage students to consider a career in math and science. Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions and theatres and is open every day with the exception of Christmas Day.

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BAY AREA VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATED IN SEABROOK It was three years in the making: Full of designing, fundraising and construction, but the passion project of local residents Jenny and Bruce Arunyon was dedicated during a beautiful ceremony in late May. Located along the Back Bay at 1106 2nd Street in Seabrook, the Bay Area Veterans Memorial honors all branches of service. The Fallen Soldier Bronze Monument was unveiled the day of the dedication. Next time you find yourself in Seabrook, take a minute to see the memorial and think about those it honors.

Seen by The SCENE: SALUTE TO HEROES 2013 benefitting the Ray Joseph Hutchinson Foundation For the ninth consecutive year, the Ray Joseph Hutchinson Foundation presented the Salute to Heroes. The annual event pays tribute to all military servicemen and women and honors Ray Joseph Hutchinson, whose short life ended December 2003 while serving in Iraq. Hutchinson was a graduate of Clear Creek High school and the foundation was established to provide scholarship opportunities for CCISD. The Event was held in the ballroom of the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center. Learn more about the event and foundation at Photos by Betsey Ennis

HOUSTON SUMMER BREW-OFF benefitting HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS Saturday, July 13 1-5pm at Hughes Hangar (2811 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007) An afternoon trying different brews from around the Houston area and beyond! This event will be a beer tasting, contest, and charity fundraiser. The proceeds go to Homes for Our Troops and is being put on by vets. Learn more at


YOU WILL TASTE THE DIFFERENCE By Rhonda Meredith A little over a year ago, Adam Folden was eating lunch at local restaurant. But this wasn’t a day like any other day. Folden was contemplating a job offer that just didn’t feel right to him when the restaurant’s owner mentioned in conversation they were getting out of the business. Folden was intrigued. “I wasn’t sure which direction my life was headed,” he said. “But things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” Three weeks from that fateful conversation, The Herb Café and Market located at 5828 FM 517 East in Dickinson opened. “It was like Restaurant Impossible.” Folden’s nearly decade-long experience in the restaurant and wine industries prepared him for shaping his vision. He, along with business partner Walter Wilson and Chef AJ Robicheaux, began a journey of creating an eatery that wasn’t exclusive, but rather, inclusive to all in the community. “We have a little bit for everyone,” said Folden. “It’s all good. And The Herb Café is not bound by any one type of cuisine.” Take one look at the menu, and that sentiment is confirmed. Start off with fresh guacamole made with a touch of Habanero pepper, or Asian lettuce wraps with chicken and their secret homemade peanut sauce, or maybe the Grilled Shrimp La Baccia served with tomatoes, avocados, and a

balsamic drizzle. Of course, there is the chicken and sausage gumbo made from Chef Robicheaux's secret family recipe or a bowl of creamy tomato soup made with fresh basil and topped with sour cream, and the fresh spinach salad tossed in a warm bacon vinaigrette is also an option. House favorites include King Ranch chicken, grilled pork chops, Salisbury steak, shrimp etoufeé, and grilled chicken breast topped with a pineapple relish and served with garlic ginger fried rice and stir fry vegetables. Sandwiches are carefully crafted in a myriad of ways. The “B.L.A.T.” is a delicious layering of crisp Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado between two thick slices

of Texas toast. Explore the thrill of the Cuban sandwich, Philly cheese steak, the Banh-Mi (Vietnamese char-grilled pork {or chicken} topped with shredded carrots, cucumber, fresh cilantro and sliced jalapeño served on toasted La Baccia bread), or the Italian sub (sliced capicola, Genoa salami, and prosciutto topped with provolone cheese, fresh basil and oregano, sliced tomatoes, red onion and lettuce served on a toasted French baguette). The Herb Café takes their customers’ dietary needs into consideration and can create a paleo or gluten-free entrée. - Continued on Next Page

FIRST ANNIVERSARY PARTY! It’s The Herb Café and Market’s one-year anniversary on Saturday, July 6, and they want to show their appreciation! “Without the support of the Dickinson-area community, we would not have made it this far,” said Folden. “Please come celebrate this momentous achievement with us!” Partake in this family-friendly celebration with drink and food specials, local artisans, kids activities, and live music all day from Roger Wayne Bailey (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), DJ Ben, and Thread Belly (4 to 8 p.m.)



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THE HERB CAFE: Cont. From Page 17 Also, many menu items are vegetarian friendly. Opt for a veggie quesadilla, margherita pizza, penne pasta, a (yes, vegetarian) Reuben sandwich, or even a spicy zucchini frita made from fresh eggs baked with thinly sliced zucchini, jalapeño, red onion and corn. Whichever you choose, you are surely going to taste a difference. “Our food just tastes better. Items like salad dressing, chicken broth, and roux are all homemade,” said Folden. “All of our dishes are from scratch using the freshest ingredients available, many of which are derived from our very own on-site garden.” The Herb Café grows garden fresh herbs like garlic, basil, rosemary and mint to name a few. THE HERB CAFE EVENTS: In addition to the rotating daily lunch specials, The Herb Café and Market offers a Friday Night Steak Night that features a Prime Rib with rosemary-garlic mashed potatoes and a sautéed squash medley. Your steak can be enjoyed with a domestic or imported beer or choose a glass of wine from around the world. Owner Adam Folden is a Level 1 Sommelier and can

Folden says he and his staff are environmentally conscious. “We make an effort to not throw out much and will compost, recycle, refurbish and re-purpose to accomplish this.” And they like to have fun and get to know the community who surrounds and supports the café. But, The Herb Café takes its customers’ dining experience seriously. “Leave the negativity at the front door and relax,” said Folden. “Come enjoy the same quality food and service level expected at a more expensive restaurant.” And while you are there, browse the market section and appreciate the local wines, honey, art and other cool items for sale. The Herb Café and Market is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 281-337-4080 to place a pick-up or delivery order or even an optional reservation. The café is available for private parties and events. Visit for more information.

help diners choose which wine will complement their meal. Enjoy Saturday Brunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and try one of their tempting dishes like the Fresh Fruit Salad Succulent Sampler with a mint honey glaze, thick slices of French toast topped with candied pecans, whipped cream and strawberries, a breakfast quesadilla, fried chicken tenderloins and homemade

waffles with rosemary-maple gravy, blackened shrimp and smoked cheddar grits, or even Creole Eggs Benedict made with a 6-ounce filet of tenderloin, topped with a Creole hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin. Mimosas are priced right at $2. Carefully created four-course wine dinners are on the last Thursday monthly. Mark your calendar for the next one on July 25. Call for reservations.

HAPPY HOUR Mon-Fri • 3-6:30 pm Draft: $2 Dom; $2.50 Import Pitchers: $5.99 Dom; $7.99 Import $2.99 15-oz. Margaritas $3.50 Wells

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The Scene’s Great Chefs

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An On-Going Series Chef Scott Sexton Scotty’s Pub 10943 Scarsdale Blvd. Houston, TX 77089 MAKING MUSIC IN THE KITCHEN: Chef Scott Sexton had earned a music degree prior to attending culinary school in 2008. But the Level 2 Sommelier decided to pursue the additional degree after a management position he had held ended. He figured it would bolster his resume and he had the time. Sexton’s father joined him in the educational pursuit at Houston Community College. When asked about the combination of the music and culinary arts degrees, Sexton, in his typical laidback demeanor, said, “All it takes is a wooden spoon and a wine glass to literally make beautiful music in the kitchen.” THE LOST ART OF CHARCUTERIE… Interning with Fredric Perrier at Houston’s Aura Restaurant was a great experience for Sexton. He became fond of French food and charcuterie. “It’s a lost art really,” he said. Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to the smoking and curing of meat, such as sausage, pork, and pâtés to name a few. Sexton enjoys being creative in this process and is introducing a Shiner Bock beer, maple and jalapeño flavored bacon. Yes, BACON! IN THE KITCHEN AT SCOTTY’S PUB:

up an original sandwich called “3 Little Pigs.” It has pulled pork, but also includes house made Tasso ham, bacon, gruyere and American cheeses, caramelized onions and a pineapple maple mustard on a ciabatta bun. Both dishes are pictured along with the tasty house fries and the fun Disco fries that are tossed in garlic, Parmesan cheese, and truffle oil then topped with awesome sauce and a fried egg.

Speaking of bacon, Scotty’s Pub began serving food two months ago. “We are not re-inventing the wheel,” said Sexton. “But we do like to deconstruct classic menu items and make them better.” For example, he will take a childhood favorite like a grilled cheese sandwich and create a “Grown Up Grilled Cheese.” This version has bacon, American, Gruyere and brie cheeses, apple slices and apricot preserves served on buttery Texas toast.

Buy a good knife and learn how to use it. Prep time could be daunting and take a long time unless you know what you are doing.

Or rather than just a pulled pork sandwich, Sexton whips

A hearty Italian sausage and kale soup is a family favorite.





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Live Music!

Fresh Olives ~ Cheeses ~ Spices Pita Bread ~ Dried Fruits & Nuts Olive Oil & Imported Chocolates

Every Friday and Saturday by Mickey Hobbs / Kevin Johnson + Belly Dancer performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7 & 8 pm

CAFE Gyros ~ Falafel ~ Hummus ~ Paella Kabobs ~ Moussaka ~ Grape Leaves Pastas (Shrimp, Pesto, Primavera) Segafredo Coffees ~ Baklava ~ Tiramisu


Johnson Space Center


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Dark Chocolate Tart w/Almond Crust

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South Shore Grille presents two CCISD seniors with scholarships Mickey Wooten, owner of South Shore Grille, recently presented two Clear Creek I.S.D. seniors with $5000 scholarships. Meghan Mystry of Clear Falls will be studying journalism at Syracuse this fall; and Alayna Pe単a-Mendez, a Clear Creek graduate, will be off to UT Arlington this fall to study nursing.

Alayna Pe単a-Mendez


The two scholarships, totaling $10,000, were kicked off this year in honor or South Shore Grille's 10-year anniversary and will be continued annually.


Meghan Mystry

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Mon-Fri 11-7 pm MON & SAT:

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WEBSTER: 1020 NASA Rd. (at I-45) • 281-557-3500 • Sun-Thu 11a-10p; Fri-Sat 11a-2a FUQUA: 12933 Gulf Frwy. • 281-484-6888 • Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm



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10. The Aquarium 11. Red Sushi 12. Flying Dutchman 13. Cadillac Bar 14. Bubba Gump 15. Lighthouse Buffet 16. Landry’s Seafood


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Don’t forget the NEW Floyd’s on the Water across from Galveston Island on the West Bay

17. Bayside Grill 18. The Pizza Oven 19. Saltgrass

CLEAR LAKE - SOUTH 20. Alan’s Swamp Shack 21. Opus 22. Sundance II


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BACLIFF & SAN LEON 23. Noah’s Ark 24. Podzu’s at Clifton by the Sea 25. Bubba’s Shrimp Place 26. Topwater Grill 27. Latitudes


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ART July 5 & 6: “ArtWalk by The Bay” 6 to 9 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat. on La Porte’s Historical Main Street, 281-9073140, July 8 -20: Farpoint Theatre Summer Drama Camp – Seabrook Community House and Art Consortium, 1509 ½ 2nd St., Seabrook, 281-907-3140,, (See feature column) July 8,15 & 22: Kids Summer Art Camp, Ages 6 - 12, 9 a.m. Contact TAACCL, location for camp and classes, 18036 Upper Bay Rd. Nassau Bay, to register contact or 281-335-7777,

3803 Hwy. 3 Dickinson, 281-337-SHOW, July 12 – 21: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Fri., Sat. 7 p.m. & Sun. 3 p.m., Pasadena Little Theatre 4318 Allen Genoa Rd., Pasadena, 713-941-1758, July 18 – 28: Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Summerfest,Thurs. Fri & Sat. 8 p.m. Sunday 2:30 p.m. Clear Creek Country Theatre 18091 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, 382-3355228, July 19 & 20: Cinderella, Student Summer Play by Farpoint Theatre 6 p.m. at Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf

July 9, 16, 23 & 30: Tuesdays at 2 – Free Kids Events at 2 p.m.- July 20 – Karaoke Competition, Call for details and to register. Weiner – Robinson Theatre (See their ad for more details) 430 W. Main, La Porte, 979-319-1421, for updates, July 9: Learn to Paint the Masters, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast, 1509 ½ 2nd St., Seabrook, 281-9073140, July 17: Lakeview Guild Meeting. 3rd Monday each month 7 p.m., check website for location, for more info, email, July 20: White Linen Night, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 3rd Saturday of each month during summer, outdoor art market including a featured artist, food booths and music, free to public, booths available, . Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast, 1509 ½ 2nd St., Seabrook, 281-907-3140, July Grand Opening: Eagle’s Nest 2nd Location of permanent Art Gallery at South Shore Grille, separate entrance, 2800 Marina Bay Drive – Suite F, League City, contact 281-334-7700 South Shore Grille or 281538-1606 Eagle’s Nest (Date: TBA)

THEATRE July 12 – Aug. 4: Lil Abner, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 2:30 p.m., Bay Area Harbour Playhouse






CHILDREN’S ART Library Story Times for Children

Evelyn Meador Library (Pre- K): 10:30 a.m., 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook. Storytelling by Mrs. Pearson every Wednesday morning, 281-474-9142, Freeman Memorial Library: Book Babies on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. ~ Special Displays: In conjunction with the Gulf Coast Film Festival, monthly displays and presentations on books about films, film history and the art of film making. 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, Call for more information, 281488-1906. Helen Hall Library: Toddlers on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; Pre-K Story time on Thursday at 1 p.m.; 100 W. Walker, League City La Porte Library: Tuesday is Story Time with Mr. Mark at 10:15 a.m.; Thursdays are with Mr. D. at 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Arts on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.; 600 S. Broadway, La Porte, 281471-4022,

Coast, 1509 ½ 2nd St., Seabrook, 281-9073140, (See feature column)

PHOTOGRAPHY July 18: Bay Area Photo Club, Butler Museum, 1220 Coryell, League City, 281-3321393,

MUSIC & FILM July 20: Texas State Mandolin Contest & Bay Area Bluegrass Monthly Show featuring Cypress Creel, 7 p.m. Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, 300 W. Walker, League City, Aug 2: Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival Fundraiser Courtyard Marriot, $25. A ticket includes food, live music & drink. Open bar and raffles & special low overnight hotel rate. 18100 Saturn Lane, Nassau Bay, For additional information call 281-333-0200,


MUSEUMS 1940 Air Terminal Museum: Hobby Airport, 713454-1940, Armand Bayou Nature Center: Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sunset Cruise 6 p.m. Breakfast on Bayou 8 a.m. Ages 5 to adult, New: Third Sundays in Nature from noon – 4 p.m. Free, Reservations required on events, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., 281-4742551, Battleship Texas, State Historic Site: 3255 Highway 134, La Porte, 281-479-2431 Butler Longhorn Museum: League City, 1220 Coryell, League City, July 13: Boot Scootin’ Benefit, 281-332-1393, Bay Area Museum - Lunar Rendezvous Exhibit and Space memorabilia: Open Tuesday – Sunday. Clear Lake Park, 5000 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, 281-326-5960, - Continued on Next Page

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Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast Grand Opening



Photos by Domino Taylor

Cultural Arts Calendar • Continued from Page 18 Galveston Railroad Museum: Train Rides every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2602 Santa Fe, Galveston,, 409-765-5700 League City Historical Society West Bay Common Museum: Open Monday to Friday. Call for group reservations, 281-554-2994. 210 Kansas Avenue, League City, Lone Star Flight Museum: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2002 Terminal Dr., Galveston, 409-740-7722, ~ Warbird rides available. Moody Gardens: 24-hour animal webcam, Galveston Moody Gardens,, 800-582-4673 San Jacinto Monument & Museum: Daily 9a.m. to 6 p.m.; La Porte, 281-479-2421, Texas City Museum: Open Tuesday to Sunday; 409 6th Street N., Texas City, 409-643-5799, To be in The SCENE Arts Calendar email -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FEATURED FREE EVENT: July 9, 16, 23 & 30: Tuesdays at 2: Free Kids Events at 2 p.m. Call for details and to register. WeinerRobinson Theatre (See the ad in this issue for more details). 430 W. Main, La Porte, 979-319-1421,



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Featured Artist: Derek Dame

By Kelley Dawson


ell over a decade ago, a horrendous motorcycle accident left wood-sculptor Derek Dame paralyzed. The injuries to his brain were inoperable, and he spent many months in the hospital. Dame’s determination along with months of speech and physical therapy allowed him to learn to talk and walk again. Upon returning home, Dame’s fatherin-law took him to a boot shop in Dallas. There they both noticed an ornately carved totem pole. “I bet you can’t do that,” challenged the father-in-law. “He shouldn’t have told me that,” replied Dame. Those six little words stuck with him. Dame knew he had overcome insurmountable odds and therefore believed he could carve a totem. Though still partially paralyzed on his right side, Dame managed to train his right arm to pound a hammer. He joked, “I had many a bruised knuckle.” Dame soon attempted


his first carving working with a chisel, a screw driver and a hammer. “It looked just like a totem pole, and I went from there,” he said. According to Dame, carving wood proved to be art therapy while he continued to heal. He explained that the work helped to develop his motor skills. “It felt great and is my release,” said Dame. He then returned to school to obtain a commercial art degree. Dame excelled in the program as a sculptor. In fact, his UT Tyler art professor told him he was “wasting his time here.” His professor encouraged him to move on and “make a way in the art field.” Never one to falter, Dame said he “kept pounding, kept carving and kept on selling by myself.” He added, “I’ve always been passionate and persistent,” he added. Not four months after moving to the Bay Area, Dame attained a full-time wood sculpting job with a local palapa company. There, he creates tikis and other such tropical décor from whimsical fish and mermaids to highly ornate pieces. Dame said he loves carving for a living and seeing satisfied buyers. He said, “I’ll just keep pounding away.” For commissions or more information, contact Derek Dame 281-508-4332.


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Farpoint Theatre Summer Drama Camp Is Back


The rehearsal schedule for the drama


Farpoint Theatre is back this summer and is presenting the 11th Summer Drama Camp for students of all ages. Under the direction of Peter Kinser, this year’s Farpoint Theatre Drama Camp will run two weeks beginning July 8. The Summer Drama Camp Workshops and production rehearsals will be at Seabrook Community House, next to Seabrook City Hall (1700 First Street). The final performances for the public will be July 19 and 20 at 6 p.m. at the Art Consortium of the Texas Gulf Coast, 1509 ½ Second Street in Seabrook. Tickets are $5 each at the door. The July 20 performance will be in conjunction with the Art Consortium’s new event, White Linen Night, a festival held third Saturday of each summer month with outdoor art market, music and food booths.



By Domino Taylor

ativity and appreciation for the fine arts,” stated Founding Director Peter Kinser. He added, “We at Farpoint Theatre hope to bring theatre fun back to Seabrook. The political struggle of the last 10 years has taken its toll on the arts in the area, but now it is time to ‘play nice,’ our motto.”

workshop is Monday to Friday, July 8 to 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. The workshops include the auditions, improvisation, blocking, staging, character study, set design, make-up, costumes and full dress rehearsal and technical rehearsal. The cost is $125 for each student for the two-week camp and performances. Scholarships are available by contacting director Mr. Kinser for an application. “The emphasis of this drama camp is on confidence-building activities, problem solving skills and communication enhancement techniques, all designed to promote selfawareness, cre-



Farpoint Theatre, formerly Theatre of Seabrook, has been playing nice since 1997, and this will be a banner summer with so much community support. “Cinderella will have lots of animals and fairies and a little of ‘bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!’” There will be two adult roles already cast. Cinderella’s mean step-mother will be played by Jada August and the endearing Fairy Godmother will be played by Linda Stahl, both local actresses. Adult volunteers are always welcome to Seabrook’s place to play. Farpoint Theatre is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization and all proceeds are considered donations. There is no paid staff at Farpoint Theatre. This wonderful place to play will offer summer memories to treasure. Applications are available on the website,, on Facebook page for Farpoint Theatre, or by emailing For and additional information call 832-6938569. “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!”

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ent lengths, curls, and diameters of the lash extension depending on the look you are trying to achieve.”

By Rhonda Meredith Untangled Hair Studio, a full-service salon located at 2900 NASA Parkway in Seabrook, is celebrating the opening of their premiere Lash Bar.

The turnover of natural lashes is anywhere from two to three months. There are three stages of the natural lashes, this is why they constantly are being shed and re-growing. During the refill service, only the grown out or unruly lash extensions will be removed and replaced with new lash extensions.

Since opening in 2007, clients have looked to Untangled’s stylists to make their hair look its best. And in 2010, the salon began offering lash extensions. Now in 2013, Untangled Hair Studio is proud to unveil the Lash Bar for its clients.

“Lash extensions are perfect for weddings, special occasions, and other social events,” said Manuel. “Whether you want fun and flirty lashes to complement a new outfit or something more subtle and elegant to enhance your features, Untangled’s Lash Bar will leave you looking and feeling like a new, beautiful, reinvigorated you.”

“In addition to our full line of salon services for men and women, you can also treat yourself to gorgeous eyelash extensions and leave feeling brand-new,” said Untangled’s Hair Salon and Lash Bar’s owner Jen Manuel.

Lash extensions will not destroy the original lashes as long as you follow the professional aftercare guidelines. The aftercare includes using a specially formulated eyelash extension mascara and make-up removal pads which can be purchased separately at Untangled. Manuel also warns against using a clamp style eyelash curler.

The Lash Bar offers a variety of luxurious lashes to complement and enhance any look. Lashes are important. They are considered the accent that completes any and all makeup looks, drawing more attention to the eyes, like a picture frame. Whether you choose faux or natural materials, eyelash extensions will add length and volume to your natural strands for longer, more luxurious eyelashes.

Untangled's Lash Bar is beautifully decorated in designer coral and black colors. Come relax, get pampered, and leave bright-eyed and fabulous. “With our expertise,” said Manuel. “We can transform your look to WOW!”

The lash extensions are individual extensions on each eye lash; so, one single lash extension is attached to every individual lash of the client. “The procedure takes about 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on the amount of natural lashes the client has,” said Manuel. “There are differ-

Untangled Hair Salon and Lash Bar is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 281-326-4247 for current specials, pricing, and to make an appointment.


SAT., SEPT. 7 • NOON TO 5PM JACKIE’S BRICKHOUSE 1053 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) • Kemah This benefit is for service industry favorite Kristal “KK“ Sheaves to help her with costs related to her fight with OSTEOSARCOMA (Bone Cancer) while pregnant with her second son, baby Fischer. • Due to current treatment and chemotherapy, this mother to a 3-year-old is no longer able to work. Bed rest is necessary. • Treatment includes hip replacement surgery, chemo & possibly radiation. In addition to early delivery of baby Fisher & extensive Neonatal care. • Funds will help w/medical bills, child care during treatment & recovery, and day-to-day expenses that build up when out of work.

BBQ Plates • Silent / Live Auctions 50/50 Drawing • Vendor Booths DONATIONS NEEDED FOR AUCTIONS & FOOD TO SELL + VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

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CHIMICHURRI CHICKEN $7.75 Marinated chicken with a vegetable medley and mashed sweet potato. Calories: 396 • Carbs: 37.66g Fat: 8.7g • Proteins: 39.47g

MAHI-MAHI ..........$9.00 PEPPERSTEAK ..........$8.75 KOBE CHOPSTEAK ....$10.75 TURKEY CHILI ..........$8.00 SWEET POTATO HASH ..$8.50 SQUASHAGE ............$8.25 CABBAGE ROLLS ......$7.00 TENDERLOIN............$11.75 THE DAN ..............$6.25


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JULY 2013


Your ACTION GUIDE Get out and do something! Now! • Be Active!

SCENE (sen) Noun.

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Free Weights, Machines & Bands Happy Hot-uary, my Meaties! This month I'm going to talk about free weights versus machines, and how they can help you attain different things in your workout. The first thing to remember about working out with weights is that every time you lift something, you are overcoming gravity’s effects on that object. Gravity only works up and down, therefore your movements while lifting free weights should reflect that point. I'm sure you’ve seen people in the gym defying this rule. The most common culprit is the dumbbell kickback. This move isn’t opposing gravFitness Columnist The GRITTY GODDESS returns… ity on a lift until the last Rick Hunter quarter of the movement Women’s Obstacle/Mud Run returns to and that’s only if you haven’t swung the weight Moody Gardens September 28 too fast for momentum to take over the last bit. On Saturday, September 28 2013, the Free weights are great for building mass and Gritty Goddess women’s obstacle run restrength, as well as burning huge amounts of turns to Moody Gardens in Galveston. calories, but because of the up/down rule that The event is all about women, and gravity imposes, positioning yourself to hit variwomen only, who want to challenge ous muscle groups can prove challenging. This is themselves, and have fun in a beautiful where machines come in. Through the use of venue worthy of a goddess! The 5k (3.1 pulleys, cams, cables and bands, machines allow mile) course through Moody Gardens inyou to more comfortably position yourself to beat cludes 25+ themed obstacles, and incoron a targeted muscle or group of muscles. The porates mud, water, foam, and props. “It’s machine allows you to perform movements a one-of-a-kind course”, says Event Director through a predetermined range and path of moClaire Jordan, “because Moody Gardens is such a unique venue with a varition, thereby providing a relatively safe exercise. ety of terrain.” The course incorporates the grounds of Moody Gardens, No more laying on your back or turning upside Palm Beach, the banks of Offats Bayou, and the surrounding area, and even down to work certain muscles, you can just sit has “Temptation Island” where participants can take a break from the course on the seat and pump away. This doesn’t make a for some pampering. For the September event there will be lots of new surmachine better for your workouts, only more prises, including a “Walk the plank” obstacle, and even more mud. convenient. -Continued on Page 27

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Meet Undefeated Fighter

ANDREW MARTINEZ Age: 31 Weight Class:185 Record:3-0 Hometown: Galveston, Texas How did you get into MMA? What is your athletic background? I played baseball and football growing up, and I have always been a fan of MMA. As an adult, I started exercising again, and I told my wife I wanted to do more. So one day, my wife looked up local gyms and found Jason Carter’s gym (Furia Training Center). I started in 2010 and have been hooked ever since. Talk about your family and how they motivate you to succeed. My family has been a big part of my fight career. My wife and daughter are my number one fans. They put up with my moodiness when I’m training for a fight and cutting weight, and they rearrange their schedules to suit my training. Being a fighter’s wife or child is a big sacrifice. I don’t know if winning will justify their sacrifices, but I feel I owe them that. This motivates me to succeed, and be the best I can be. I consider the people of Galveston my extended family, and their support drives me as well. What are your aspirations or goals? I have a fight coming up August 2 in Galveston for the SCC Middle Weight Title. After I win that, I plan to continue winning and eventually go Pro.

Next Fight:

Superior Combative Championships 4 (SCC) August 2 @ Galveston Convention Center (TITLE FIGHT!)

Meet Undefeated Fighter

TRENT PARKER Age: 21 Weight Class: 170 Record: 4-0 Hometown: Dickinson, Texas How did you get into MMA? What moved you into this sport? I wrestled in high school and was captain of the team. I got into MMA after high school because I didn't want to go out-of-state to wrestle, and I needed to compete in something. That’s when my coach (local, retired MMA fighter) Chris Reed introduced me to Jason Carter of Furia Training Center. What are your aspirations and goals for yourself? First, I’m focusing on winning my fight for Legacy on August 31, and then getting the title. One day, I want to fight in the UFC. I am also completing my last semester of nursing school this fall. Talk about your training for fights. Between fights, I do Olympic lifting with Team Houston to help me build power and size. At this point in my camp, I start circuit training and sprints to lean down and build my cardio. I am always working technique, drilling, and sparring with Team Furia. I train every day and constantly evolve as a fighter.


The Gritty Goddess: from Page 25 The Gritty Goddess is non-competitive so participants can complete the course at their own pace, and enjoy every moment. Women can join the “Sisterhood of the Soil” as an individual, or form a team and do the course with friends, family, or co-workers. In fact, funny team names and wacky costumes are encouraged. Waves of 125 participants will go off every 10 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m., and each wave bears the name of a famous goddess like Aphrodite, Athena, and Venus. Teams must register as individuals for the same time/wave and then “create” or “join” a team during their individual registration process. After completing the course, women can shower, change clothes, relax and enjoy an ice cream sundae, and complimentary beer or wine. The entry fee also includes entry to Palm Beach for the afternoon, and the “GLOW GODDESS” after-party on Saturday

Free Weights, Machines:

from Page 25

Machines offer convenience in positioning, and if they are selectorized, easy to load weight, just move a pin. A primary consideration to take when using a machine is the adjustment for it to fit you. Most machines allow a range in height from 5’2” to 6’0”. If you are shorter or taller, you will have to either compromise safety to use the machine or just not be able to fit it at all. Another consideration is stabilization. Machines do all the stabilizing for you, so you don’t have to work the smaller accessory muscles in each motion to help prevent injury during functional motion. Free weights are wonderful for that, however! And now to throw in another option: bands. These tools are


evening, with DJ Hexum and glow necklaces for everyone. “This event is all about camaraderie, challenging yourself physically, and most of all having a full day of fun,” says Jordan, “because every woman deserves a day off!” Although the minimum age to participate is 14 years old, the last wave of the Gritty Goddess at 1:30pm allows girls aged 813 to participate in the full 5K with their mothers, older sisters, or female guardians as part of the Goddess + Nymph Challenge. Saturday afternoon at 3pm there is also the GRITTY KIDS event, a shorter 1k obstacle/mud run for all children, both male and female, aged 6-13. For more information and to register, go to or You can also find info on Facebook at “Gritty Goddess Obstacle Run.”

wonderful since they are so easily portable and can provide a wide array of challenges! The farther you stretch a band, the more challenge it presents, which translates to more effort you must exert to move it. That means you don’t need a bunch of different bands, just a few and plenty of stretching space to challenge big and small muscles groups alike. Most band companies color code their bands based on Thera-Bands' system, which is lightest to heaviest: pink, yellow, green, red, teal (aquamarine, whatever!), blue, grey, and black. Keeping in mind what you are hoping to accomplish with your workouts, you can decide if a machine is right for you or not, as opposed to free weights or bands, but most importantly, GET IN THE GYM!



Featured Attractions

1. Space Center Houston

Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the U.S. manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making. Everything you see in the facility is realistic. Space Center Houston's creators kept in close contact with NASA to ensure the most accurate experience. Each attraction is self-guided so you can spend as much time, or as little time, in each areas as desired. Most guests spend four to six hours in the Center. Discount Tickets: Discount Space Center Houston tickets available at Bay Area Houston Visitors Center. 281-474-9700.

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18. SYLVAN BEACH PARK on Galveston Bay in La Porte . . . . . . .281-471-5020 19. BAY FOREST GOLF COURSE 1900 South R Street (La Porte) . . . .281-471-4653 20. PINE GULLY PARK 535 Pine Gully Rd. @ Toddville (Seabrook) . . . . .281-474-3286 21. OLD SEABROOK NASA Parkway @ Hwy 146 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-474-3869 22. PUTT PUTT FUNHOUSE 806 NASA Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-333-0579 23. BUTLER’S LONGHORN MUSEUM 1220 Coryell (League City) . .281-332-1393 24. HELEN’S GARDEN/HISTORIC LC Main Street (FM 518). . . . . . . .281-338-7339 25. THE LINKS AT GREEN CAYE 2100 Caroline St. (Dickinson) . .281-337-2021

26. CINEMARK 18 20915 Gulf Frwy. (Webster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-332-0951 27. BAYBROOK MALL 500 Baybrook Mall Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-488-4620 28. MAGNOLIA GREEK GOLF COURSE 1501 Bay Area Blvd. . . . . .281-557-0555 29. BEACON LAKES GOLF CLUB 801 FM 646 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281-337-1459 30. SOUTH SHORE HARBOUR CC 4300 South Shore Harbour . . . .281-334-0521



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41. HOBBY AIRPORT 7800 Airport Boulevard . . . . . . . . . . . .713-640-3000 42. RELIANT STADIUM One Reliant Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832-667-1400 43. HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-791-8805 44. DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT . . . .713-658-8938 45. TOYOTA CENTER 1510 Polk Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713-758-7200 46. GRB CONVENTION CTR 1001 Avenida de las Americas .713-853-8000 47. MINUTE MAID PARK 501 Crawford Street . . . . . . . . . .713-259-8500 48. BBVA COMPASS STADIUM 2200 Texas Avenue . . . .713-276-7500 49. DOWNTOWN HOUSTON AQUARIUM 410 Bagby .713-223-3474 50. HOUSTON ZOO 6200 Hermann Park Drive . . . . . . . . . . . .713-533-6500

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1. 146 Roadhouse ............................3435 Hwy 146 (Bacliff) 2. Allegria Wine & Cocktail Lounge..................15210 Hwy 3 3. Amadeus Italian Restaurant ........700 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) 4. Bada Bing ........................2925 Gulf Freeway (@ FM 646) 5. Bakkhus Taverna Greek................605 6th Street (Kemah) 6. Beach Hut ........................731 Seawall Blvd. (Galveston) 7. Berryhill Baja Grill & Cantina............19431 Gatebrook Dr. 9. Bombay Tadka ............................17926 Hwy 3, Suite 101 11. Boondoggles ..................................4106 NASA Parkway 12. Bullrito’s ....................1820 Nasa Parkway (Nassau Bay) 13. Bullrito’s ..................12617 Underwood Road (La Porte) 14. Bullrito’s ........................3709 Center Street (Deer Park) 15. Bullrito’s............4802 E Sam Houston Pkwy (Pasadena) 16. Cabo ............................2513 NASA Parkway (Seabrook) 17. Casper’s Billiards..................137 21st Street (San Leon) 10. Center Court Pizza & Brew ......3202 Marina Bay Blvd. J 18. Classic Cafe......................................2511 Nasa Parkway 19. Clear Creek Winery ..........................709 Harris (Kemah) 20. Club Pride....................229 E. NASA Parkway (Webster) 21. Chelsea Wine Bar ............4106 Nasa Pkwy # F (El Lago) 22. Chitsuru Sushi & Hibachi ..2860 Gulf Freeway S, Ste. A 23. Coastal Crossing Grill ......113 East Sealy Street (Alvin) 24. Cock-Eyed Seagull ......................1010B E. Nasa Road 1 25. Coffee Oasis ....................................4650 Nasa Parkway 26. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack ........309 4th Street(Kemah) 27. Cuisine of India ................................1212 Nasa Parkway 28. Cullen’s Upscale Am. Grille ............11500 Space Center 29. Dempsey’s Sports Pub ..20801 Gulf Freeway (Webster) 30. Dan’s Pizza Company ................................15148 Hwy 3 31. Dickinson Bar-B-Que & Steakhouse ..........2111 FM 517 32. Don Pico’s - Clear Lake ..................2110 Bay Area Blvd. 33. Don Pico’s - Pasadena ..............4940 Fairmont Parkway 34. Don Pico’s - Pearland ..............9811 Broadway (FM518) 35. D’Vine Wine - Galveston ..............................2110 Strand 36. Esteban's Cafe & Cantina..............402 West Main Street 37. Fatty’s..................................1717 2nd Street (Seabrook) 38. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ..............20760 Gulf Frwy 39. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood House ................1300 Broadway 40. Floyd’s On The Water 1301 Harborwalk Dr., (Hitchcock) 41. Gabacho’s Mexican Grill ......................4449 NASA Rd. 1

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42. Gio’s Flying Pizza ....................................630 FM 517 Rd 43. Golden Sea Seafood ...........1415 Highway 146 (Kemah) 44. Gordon St. Tavern....................114N. Gordon St. (Alvin) 45. Hugh & Jeff’s Car Wash & Grill ............1232 W. FM 646 46. Jackie’s Brickhouse ..1051 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) 47. Jackie B’s Sports.Spirits..................352 N. Gulf Freeway 48. Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen ..........1108 Marina Bay Drive 49. Katie’s......................................................315 Grand Ave. 50. Kemah Asian Cafe ....................1201 Hwy 146 (Kemah) 51. La Brisa - Bacliff ......................................4001 Hwy 146 52. La Brisa - League City ..........501 Wesley Drive (@ I-45) 53. Laredo’s TexMex ....2119 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146) 54. Las Haciendas • NASA ......................1020 NASA Rd. 1 55. Las Haciendas • I-45 ......................12933 Gulf Freeway 70. Las Haciendas • South Shore ........2951 Marina Bay Dr. 56. Latitudes Restaurant ..................1817 Ave K (San Leon) 57. Luna’s Restaurant (Hilton) ............3000 NASA Parkway 58. Main 101 Grill & Bar ..............101 E. Main St. (La Porte) 59. Main Event ......................................1125 Magnolia Ave. 60. Mainly Drinks ..................223 W. Main Street (La Porte) 61. Mamacita’s - Clear Lake........................515 E Nasa Rd 1 62. Mamacita’s - Pasadena ..............7325 Spencer Highway 63. Maribelle’s ....................................3136-C NASA Road 1 64. Mario’s Italian • Seabrook ......1304 Bayport (HWY146) 65. Mario’s Italian • Webster ................618 NASA Parkway 66. Masa Sushi Fusion ..............................977 Nasa Road 1 67. Masa Sushi Sake Bar ............................1804 W. FM 646 69. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe ........18033 Upper Bay Rd. 71. Merlion on 4th ........................................1301 4th Street 72. Michiru Sushi & Asian Bar 20911 Gulf Freeway, Suite A 73. Monkey Bar ..........................................605 6th Street C 74. Nick’s Pizza, Pasta & Gelato 210 S. Hwy 3 (League City) 75. Noah’s Ark Restaurant..............4438 Boulevard (Bacliff) 20. Nobi Public House............241 E NASA Pkwy, (Webster) 76. Opus Bistro ........................................1002 Aspen Road 77. Palapa’s......................................608 6th Street (Kemah) 78. Pelican Grill ..................3142 Nasa Parkway (Seabrook) 79. Pier 27 Tavern ................3202 Marina Bay Blvd. Suite F 80. Pod-Zu’s at Clifton by the Sea ......10 Grand Ave (Bacliff) 81. Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana ........2700 Marina Bay Drive

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82. Pomodoro’s Pasta & Pizzeria ... 83. Roger’s Bar & Grill ............1271 E 84. Roger’s Malt Shoppe ................4 85. Sam’s Boat ................................ 86. San Luis Resort ........................5 87. Scotty’s Pub .............................. 88. Scout Bar ................................... 89. Sherlock’s................................... 90. Signature Bistro ..........1918 NAS 91. Skallywag Suds N' Grub ............ 92. Skipper’s..................1026 FM 20 93. South Shore Harbour Resort..250 94. Star Cinema Grill ..................102 95. Sudie’s ..............................352 G 96. The Artist ................. 97. The Cock & Bull ........3659 NASA 98. The Spot ........................3204 Se 99. The Davenport ......................12 100. The Hop.................................... 101. The Paint Pub ............1840 NAS 102. The Tree House ........................ 103. Three Oaks Fine Wines ............ 104. Time Out Sports Bar #1 ........... 105. Time Out Sports Bar #2 .......... 106. Time Out Sports Bar #3 ..........4 107. Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Ba 108. Tookie’s ................................... 109. Topwater Grill ......................81 110. T-bone Tom’s............................ 111.Tuscany Bistro..................2951 112. Union Tavern ............................ 113. What’s Cookin’ at the Bistro ..... 68. Wolfies Clear Lake ..................... 114. Zone 504 .................................


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BAY CUP II RACERS COULD MAKE A WEEKEND OF FUN Bay Cup II: Saturday, August 3 on Galveston Bay Lakewood Yacht Club Race Committee Chairman Gerhard Wittich has announced that the 2013 Bay Cup II Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, on Galveston Bay. “Since it is still summer vacation, racers could bring their families for the weekend and spend either Friday night or Saturday night in one of our fine hotels in Nassau Bay or other cities around Clear Lake,” related Wittich. While racers are on the bay, families could enjoy Space Center Houston, Armand Bayou, the Kemah Boardwalk, or one of the numerous nature trails in the City of Seabrook. Lakewood Yacht Club is offering a complimen-

LYC Bay Cup II Sat., August 3 • Galv. Bay

Harvest Moon Regatta Oct. 17-20 • Gulf of Mexico LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB 281-474-2511

room, and one meal and drink ticket for the Sat. night party which includes live music with Kelly McGuire. Racers can register online at under the racing button. “Bay Cup II will feature long distance racing in Galveston and Trinity Bays,” related Wittich, “with multiple legs for a total of about 5 – 25 nautical miles, depending upon wind conditions. This should be a navigational challenge for racers as well.” Classes include PHRF Spinnaker, PHRF Non-Spinnaker, Cruising Spinnaker, Classic Canvas, Multihull, SOS and others.

tary brunch on Sunday, Aug. 4, with receipt of an overnight stay in a Nassau Bay hotel. Bay Cup II is the second in a series with Bay Cup I having been raced in March. It is open to the public with a $75 registration fee. This includes the Skipper’s Meeting on Friday, Aug. 2, 7:30 pm in Lakewood’s ball-

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The Awards Ceremony will be held in Lakewood’s lounge on Saturday night, Aug. 3, following the dinner. Awards will be presented to Bay Cup II winners as well as overall winners of the Bay Cup Series. Sponsors helping to make the Bay Cup II possible are Gold Sponsors Caliche Puerto Rican Rum and DonQ Rum, the city of Nassau Bay, and West Marine. Bronze Sponsors include Little Yacht Sales and Hayes Insurance. Proceeds from the Regatta benefit Bay Access, a not for profit charitable organization fostering amateur racing and sailing on Galveston Bay. For overnight accommodations, please check the website For questions regarding Bay Cup II, please contact Lakewood Yacht Club’s office at 281474-2511.

HYC Summer Series #1 Sun., July 7 • Galveston Bay WSA Women's Sailing Weekend July 13-14 • Galveston Bay HYC Summer Series #2 Sun., July 28 • Galveston Bay Sears, Bemis Smythe Champs Aug. 5-9 • Galveston Bay HYC Summer Series #3 Sun., Aug. 11 • Galveston Bay HOUSTON YACHT CLUB 281-471-1255

Rum Race 4 Sat., July 6 • Galveston Bay

Rum Race 5 Sat., July 20 • Galveston Bay

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Rum Race 6 Sat., Aug. 10 • Galveston Bay

GBCA Single-Handed Regatta Sat., Aug. 17 • Galveston Bay GALVESTON BAY CRUISING ASSOCIATION (GBCA)



Latitudes hosts inaugural First-Responders Fishing Tourney By Rhonda Meredith Join Latitudes Restaurant, located at 1817 Avenue K at 20th Street in sunny San Leon, for their inaugural First-Responders Fishing Tournament on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. The event is open to all divisions of law enforcement, fire departments, E.M.S, and Coast Guard personnel. The Captains meeting and challenge board sale will be held on Friday, July 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Latitudes. The Captains meeting begins promptly at 7 p.m. On Saturday, July 27, the tournament will start at 6 a.m. and weigh-in is at 3 p.m. The tournament is considered “semiopen” and 50 percent of the team must be first responders. Teams are between two to four members (plus guide if applicable) and fall within the following four divisions: Police department, fire department, EMS, and Coast Guard. All Texas Parks and Wildlife Rules and Regulations apply. First, second, and third place will be awarded for heaviest trout, heaviest redfish, and the heaviest team five fish stringer of trout and redfish (maximum two redfish.) One-hundred percent of the challenge money is to be paid out to winners. The proceeds from the raffle ticket sales are considered winner’s choice. The first place winner from the fishing tournament decides which charity the monies will benefit. Live music, raffle drawings and a “cook your catch” fish fry

and buffet for the participants follow the awards presentation. Door prizes and raffle items include fishing-related gear like rods and tackle, and guided fishing trips. One grand prize raffle item is a Glock 19 pistol donated by Matthew Bean of Arms Unlimited, LLC ,of San Leon. This type of handgun is used as a conventional service weapon and is suitable for concealed weapon. For information, registration forms, or to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities, please contact event organizer Jaton Di Bella at 512-547-9631 or via email at Please note the registration fee includes a tshirt, a gift bag filled with lots of surprises, and a ticket to win raffle prizes. Latitudes is a destination waterfront restaurant owned by local resident Kurt Vossler. The menu offers a variety of seafood, Cajun influenced dishes, and traditional comfort food made from scratch under the experience of Head Cook Oscar Melendez. Visit for more information.



Harvest Moon Regatta boasts record number of sponsors North America’s largest port-to-port sailboat race starts October 17 Harvest Moon Regatta Chairman Tom Frankum recently announced that the 27th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta event has gleaned a record number of sponsors. “We are so appreciative of this terrific support,” related Frankum, “as this means that Lakewood Yacht Club and their volunteers can put on an even larger and more exciting race and additional related activities before and after the start on Thurs., Oct. 17.”

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races on Clear Lake Villa Capri: 3713 NASA PKWY

At the time of this writing, Race Sponsorship Chair Andrea Todaro reported that the following businesses and entities have committed to sponsorship: West Marine, Bacardi Rum, Banks, Nautic, Little Yacht Sales, Hays Insurance, Sea Lake Yacht Sales, Sound Financial Solutions, OJ’s Marine, Jorg Gray Watches, the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce along with the city of Port Aransas, the city of Nassau Bay (Captain’s Round Table only), Sail with Scott, and the Galveston Pleasure Pier. The Harvest Moon Regatta is an overnight 150 mile race sailed every year “under the Harvest Moon”. It is the largest point-to-point race in the United States. After boaters reach the City Pavilion in Port Aransas, the party weekend begins. The Awards Ceremony and a Bar-b-que dinner will be held in the pavilion on the night of Sat., Oct. 19. Over 100 trophies are presented to the winners by the club’s Flag Officers, the most coveted one being the Bacardi Cup Trophy.


Catching up with the season leading SCENE SAILING TEAM

UPCOMING RACES 7/03 .Series 4, Race 2 7/10 .Series 4, Race 3 7/17 .Series 4, Race 4

The SCENE Sailing Team’s J/24 is on quite a roll as of late. Skipper Stuart Lindow and crew won Series 2 and tied for first in Series 3 of the Wednesday Night Sailboat Races. The boat also ranked as one of the top J/24s racing in the Texas Regatta Circuit following the most recent race in Corpus Christi. Watch the #99 boat compete weekly in the Wednesday Night Races.

7/24 7/31 8/07 8/14

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9/18 Champion Semi 1 9/25 Champion Semi 2 10/02 .Champion Final 10/09 . . .Awards Party 10/17 . . . . .HMR Start





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“Commitment to Beer” - Seabrook

THE COCK & BULL “Commitment to Beer” - Alvin

GORDON STREET TAVERN 281-968-7402 • 114 N Gordon St. Alvin, TX

832-282-8202 • 3659 NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX

“Hottest” Local Beer Bar:

NOBI PUBLIC HOUSE 832-932-5111 • 241 E. NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX

“Commitment to Beer” - League City

“Commitment to Beer” - Galveston



409-763-2739 • 2404 Strand St. Galveston, TX

281-339-7462 • 3202 Marina Bay Dr J, League City, TX

“Legendary” Local Beer Bar:

BOONDOGGLES 281-326-2739 • 4106 NASA Road 1 El Lago, TX

“Commitment to Beer” - El Lago

CHELSEA 281-326-5282 • 4106 NASA Road 1, El Lago, TX

“Commitment to Beer” - Pearland

KINGS BIERGARTEN 832-569-4141 • 1329 E. Broadway St. Pearland, TX

“Commitment to Beer” - Clear Lake

SHERLOCK’S BAKER ST. 281-461-4702 • 2416 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX

“Most Anticipated New” Local Beer Bar: “Commitment to Beer” - Kemah


SKALLYWAG SUDS N’ GRUB 281-538-8877 • 600 6th St. Kemah TX

281-538-1800 • 605 6th St. Kemah, TX

“Commitment to Beer” - Webster

UNION TAVERN 281-486-6644 • 435 El Dorado Blvd, Webster, TX

“Commitment to Beer” - Retail Outlets

ROWDY’S LIQUID EXPRESS 281-542-1200 • 8320 Spencer Hwy, La Porte, TX

CORNER FOOD MART SHELL SPECIALTY BEER & WINE 281-996-4106 • 3698 FM 528 Friendswood, TX

“Most Beer Cred” Local Beer Bar:

BAYVIEW DUCK 281-339-3510 • 3131 Texas 146, Bacliff, TX

“Commitment to Beer” - Houston

SCOTTY’S PUB 832-328-7593 • 10943 Scarsdale Blvd, Houston, TX


Galactic Coast Brewing on the Discovery Channel HOSTED BY SKALLYWAG SUDS N' GRUB

Photos by Betsey Ennis & Andy Eng SEEN BY THE SCENE:

Galactic Coast Brewing’s Houston Landing Party HOSTED BY SHERLOCK’S BAKER ST. PUB

Photos by Betsey Ennis

THE SCENE’S Texas Brewery Map Scan with your phone or visit at


Houston Summer Brew-Off benefitting Homes For Our Troops

Saturday, July 13, 1-5pm Hughes Hangar 2811 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007

Lunar Rendezbrew XX August 3, 2013 Clear Lake Park Seabrook, TX

How about an afternoon trying different brews from around the Houston area and beyond! This event will be a beer tasting, contest, and charity fundraiser. The proceeds go to Homes for Our Troops and is being put on by vets. Attendees will get to vote on their favorite brews and breweries as well as converse with various brewers and experts about all things beer. Lean more at Featured Breweries: No Label Brewing Company - Katy, TX; Saint Arnold Brewing Company - Houston, TX; Galactic Coast Brewing Company - Dickinson, TX; Lone Pint Brewing Company Magnolia, TX; Southern Star Brewing Company - Conroe, TX; Wasatch Beers - Park City, Utah

Brewmasters Beer Festival August 30-31 Moody Gardens Galveston, TX

Texas Craft Brewers Festival September 28 Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX

Other Competing Breweries: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company - Houston, TX; Karbach Brewing Company - Houston, TX; Fort Bend Brewing Company - Houston, TX; Rahr & Sons Brewing Company - Fort Worth, TX; Shiner Bock Brewing Company - Shiner, TX; Live Oak Brewing Company - Austin, TX.


The Texas ^ Revolution GAME-CHANGING laws for brewpubs and craft production breweries now in effect It was understandable that even after a package of Texas brewery bills (SB 515-518 & 639) received a majority of votes in both chambers, that some brewers and beer enthusiasts remained grounded and assumed nothing. In 2011 everyone, including the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board expected a package of bills to pass into law before what Texas brewmaster called a “last second, evil empire curveball” killed them. But not even the mighty Anheuser-Busch InBev could prevent the bills from passing and being signed into law by Texas Governor Rick Perry this time around. Although not perfect and more of a compromise with distributors than is being reported in the mainstream media, the passing of these bills does signal the first time small craft brewers had any kind of success in Austin. Thanks to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and consumer

groups such as Open The Taps, Texas brewers now enjoy many of the same rights that have enabled brewers in other states to grow and boost local economies, even creating new jobs. While craft production breweries gained the ability to sell limited amounts of their beer for onpremise consumption, it’s the brewpubs that enjoyed the biggest step forward raising production limits and gaining the ability to sell beer to wholesale distributors for off-site distribution. As a result two Texas breweries -- Jester King and Hops & Grain -- have announced they will switch to brewpubs as a result of the new laws. The Texas Craft Brewers Guild estimates that the overhaul of the state’s brewing laws could lead to the creation of more than 55,000 jobs and $5.6 billion in commerce. And that isn’t just good for Texas breweries or craft beer enthusiasts, but it’s good for all Texans. Cheers! - John Ennis

The new Texas Breweries displayed here have opened since House Bill 602 died without a vote in Austin (May 2011). It was the third time small Texas brewers failed to overcome the opposition of major beer interests. (The list would double if we included new Texas Brewpubs)

SCENE HAPPY HOUR GUIDE $2.50 Import draft; $2.99 15 oz Margaritas


Where: 707 Hwy. 146 (Kemah) When: Mon-Fri • 5-6:30pm What: 4 for $5.99 Fish or Shrimp Tacos; 99¢ Dom Draft ; $3 Dom 1/2 Pitchers; $6 Dom Pitchers; $2.49 Vegas Shrimp Cocktail. Valid only in Tom’s Backyard. Excludes holidays.

Shot Specials. Wed. Be Your Own DJ: $2 Dom & $3 Import Pints. Thurs. NEW! Live Music Acoustic Sets: 3 U-Call-Its (Excludes Premiums)



Where: 2416 Bay Area Blvd. When: M - Sat Open 9pm; All day Sun. What: $2 Dom drafts, $2.75 select drafts; $3.75 select big beers; $3 house wine; $2.50 wells; $3 Calls. Free buffet Wed-Fri 5-8pm

Where: 3202 Marina Bay Dr. When: M-F: 37pm What: $2 16oz Dom Drafts, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2 Wells, $3 House Wine

Where: 2513 NASA Pkwy on the water in Seabrook. When: MonThurs 4-7pm; Friday AWOL Happy Hour Noon-9pm (Live Music) What: Happy Hour pricing $1 off everything in the house.


Where: 1303 NASA Parkway What/When: Everyday 11am7pm; $2 Domestic Beer; $2.50 Imports & $3 House Wine

Golden Sea



($3 Mimosas & Bloody Marys Sunday)

Where: 10943 Scarsdale Blvd. (Houston) When: Mon-Sat 4-8 What: $2.50 Wells, Domestic Bottles & Domestic Drafts. Ask about daily specials.



Where: 605 A 6th Street When: M - Fri., 11am to 7pm What: $2 Dom Pints, $3 Wells, $4 Wine by glass, $4 Ouzo shots


JAPANESE SAKE BAR Where: 1804 W. FM 646 When/What: Tues & Wed is $1 Hot Sake starting at 5pm. Thursday is Ladies Night with $1 Lady Cosmos on the Rocks.

-------------------Where: 504 Kipp Ave. (Kemah) What/When: Mon. Karaoke, $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles. Tues.: Tues. Dart Tourneys: $3 Wells &


Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Where: 1271 Deke Slayton Blvd (FM 518) League City What/When: Mon-Thurs 4-7pm & Fri 4-9pm: $2 Wells, $2 Domestic Bottles, $4 Monster Mugs & frozen drinks

SEAGULL Where: 315 Grand Ave. (Bacliff) When: Mon-Fri 11-7 What: $3 Wells; $2 Dom. Longnecks; $1.50 Dom. Draft; Mon: $3 Well Ritas; Tues: $4 Jager Bombs; Wed: $3 Amer. Honey; Thurs: $3 Dreamsicles; Sun: $2 Dom Bottles & $3 Wells (12 to 8pm)

Where: 1051 Marina Bay Drive When: Mon-Thur 11am-7pm; Fri 11-9pm & Sat-Sun 11am-6pm What: $2 Pints, $3 Wells, $5.50 Pitchers and $12 Buckets

Roger’s Bar & Grill


Where: 1010 B NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Fri 2-8 pm What: $1.50 Dom Drafts, $4.50 Dom. Pitchers, $1.75 Dom. Bottles; $2.75 Well Drinks



Where: 1415 Hwy 146, Kemah What: $2 Dom. Draft; $2.50 Dom. Bottle; $3.50 import; $2.50 wells When: Mon-Thurs 11-7PM Fri-Sat 11-7PM and reverse 9midnight and all day Sunday


What: $1.75 Draft Beer, $2.25 Wells. Plus, Saturday 8am - 4pm & all day Sunday, $2.25 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers & Mimosas

Where: NASA Rd @ I-45 What: $1.75 Dom. Draft, $2.75 Ritas, $3 Imports, $2.50 Dom. Bottle, $5 Haciendaritas When: Mon-Fri 11-7 pm



-------------------Where: 1817 Avenue K, on Galveston Bay in San Leon When: 4 to 7 p.m. daily $2 Dom Bottles; $2.50 Import and Craft Bottles; $3.50 Wells; $2 Draft All Day Every Day with 10 Beers on Tap; $1 Jello Shots All Day Every Day. Saturdays and Sundays we offer $2.50 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Screwdrivers.


Signature Where: 515 E. NASA Rd. 1 When: Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11-7pm What: $3.95 Ritas, $1.75 Domestic Draft

Where: 1202 Bayport Boulevard (Hwy 146 in Seabrook) When: Mon - Fri 3-6:30 What: $3.50 Wells; $5.99 Domestic pitchers; $7.99 Import pitchers; $2 Domestic draft;

-------------------Where: 4438 Boulevard When: M-F 9am - 5pm


Where: 1918 NASA Parkway, Seabrook When: Tues-Fri What: $3.75 Wells, 2.50 Dom Beers, $5 House Wine. Plus daily drink specials.

All information in the SCENE Happy Hour Guide is believed to be true and accurate as of press time. But prices and special are subject to change. THE SCENE


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Featured Happy Hour:


Featured Bartender JENNIFER @ Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack

3659 NASA Road One • Seabrook | 832-282-8202

Identify Thief! She is a Melissa McCartney fan and loves the comedy.

Signature Drink. Swamp Juice! Jennifer says this is the drink to order at the Swamp Shack. It’s made with rum, melon liqueur, Grenadine, and pineapple and orange juices.

Just the facts. Jennifer is originally from The Woodlands, but moved to the Bay Area in 1997, and “I never left!”

Off the menu. If you want an appetizer to munch on… The outgoing bartender has been known to recommend the stuffed jalapeños and mushrooms along with Boudin balls. ”Try either the deluxe or premium sampler plates,” Jennifer says.

Check out past Featured Bartenders by scanning the mobilecode or online at


Experience. This natural beauty has been at Crazy Alan’s for the past 3½ years.


Why? She loves the water, water sports, and working at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack. Jennifer says she loves the people too. Tidbits… Music? Loves ’70s and ’80s music. Growing up, she wanted to be a pediatrician.

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Signature Drinks: NOAH’S ARK BAR AND GRILL Drunken Monkey – This one of a kind drink is a unique treat. The sweet flavor of a banana liqueur is mixed with the intense burst of coffee and hazelnut flavors of Kahlúa and cold milk. Kahlúa is the number one selling rum and coffee liqueur in the world and is made with 100% Arabica coffee. The Drunken Monkey would be a perfect afterdinner drink.

this adult beverage is to take two favorites and combine. It’s made with the alcohol typically found in a 20ounce frozen ‘Rita, then topped with a Grand Marnier float. Add in an ice cold 7-ounce Corona beer (the whole bottle) to top it off, it is pure genius. You can have the best of both worlds. But why stop there? Pair this cool concoction with Noah’s Ark’s “Buffalo Oysters,” grilled with butter, hot wing sauce and blue cheese dressing.

Coronita Rita – The recipe for

Parrot Head Punch – Relax in Noah’s Ark's new upstairs palapa bar, the Parrots Nest. Enjoy live music every Saturday night from 6 to 10 p.m. The Parrot Head Punch is made with Bacardi rum, Parrot Bay coconut rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. Let the cool tunes and Parrot Head vibe take you to a tropical paradise right here on the Galveston Bay.

Prepared at

NOAH’S ARK 4438 Boulevard Street Bacliff, TX 77518 281-339-2895

By Rhonda Meredith

Skallywag Suds N’ Grub:

you-are laid back atmosphere.”

Cont. from page 59

For instance, the cedar wood used around the penny laden bar has a history. The knotty pine used by the chalkboard menu is from his great-grandparents’ home that was attacked by Hurricane Katrina. The whiskey barrels that adorn the outside décor are from Michigan. As Demetri was collecting these items, he was also formulating Skallywag’s concept. The ideas had been rolling around in his head for awhile until John and their parents were able to pull them out and bring Skallywag to reality. It’s a true family venture with John’s construction company All Coast Construction taking the lead on the build out. Everyone who was hired to work on this is a Bay Area local. “This was really important to us,” Demetri added. To further demonstrate the Kouloumoundras’ family involvement, the bar’s name ‘skallywag’ was a term used by Demetri and John’s great-grandfather. And while the term may have a few definitions, in this instance, it means a “craft beer ice house with a come-as-


Skallywag is upping the game at their full bar, too, and using pickled veggies in their drink creations. Take the “Slap Ya’ Mama” Bloody Marys for instance. This drink is almost too beautiful to consume. Happy hour specials are from noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Those specials include $4 Fireballs, $2.50 Bud Light, Miller, and Coors Light longnecks, and $4.50 “what's in the well” drinks. Well drinks are made with premium liquors. Those 21+ can enjoy their adult beverages amid good conversation and against the backdrop of a commercialfree jukebox. In August, it may get a little rowdy at Skallywag when the NFL ticket starts, and the Houston Texans football games will be shown on their nine TVs. Currently, Skallywag offers daily “food truck-esque” styled food. Like $5 in-house smoked pulled pork sandwiches topped with ginger cilantro slaw – until they run out. More kitchen items will be added at a later date when Chef Joe Rackley joins the team. They will then offer a revolving menu of made-from-scratch exotic game burgers, smoked meat sandwiches and more – think Southern fusion pub grub. Skallywag Suds N’ Grub is open from noon to 2 a.m. every day. Be sure to “like” them on Facebook to stay up-to-date.


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TEXAS JOHNNY BROWN: Cont. From Page 60

Steps From The Blues.” That song is the title tune of Bland’s biggest selling album ever. Some years ago Texas Monthly magazine named Bobby "Blue" Bland’s “Two Steps From The Blues” as the best album ever recorded in Texas, any genre. That album is available today. Brown included his own great recording of “Two Steps From The Blues” on his Nothin’ But The Truth CD.

Brown has also taken his music abroad, touring and playing festivals in Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, France and other European countries. Brown has been the recipient of numerous blues music awards and honors. September 22, 2001, the City of Houston honored him with Texas Johnny Brown Day; he has won five Houston Press Awards for Best Blues, Best Vocalist and Best Guitarist; and the Blues Artist Of The Year at the Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton Blues Festival.

Of his songwriting, Brown had this to say, “One of the things I always wanted to do was write songs because it’s life. You see so many things that happen that never get talked about, people never really mention, you know. I write about things in life that I have seen, things that really have happened in life. You hear so many songs about things that really aren’t ... visual. I like to write about things you can visualize. I do a lot of my own songwriting. I enjoy that. I’m working on some songs now for a new CD but the going is slow due to my wife's longterm illness."

Brown has recorded two four-star CDs, 1998’s Nothin’ But The Truth and 2002’s Blues Defender. The former was the Real Blues Magazine’s Blues Award Winner in the categories of “Best Texas Blues CD” for 1998 and “Best Independently Released Blues CD.” That album also received a W. C. Handy Awards nomination for Comeback Album Of The Year.

Often called the Dean of Houston’s rich, traditional blues community, Brown plays a full schedule in Greater Houston venues when not touring. His schedule can be found at online at Catch him while you can. Brown's music is so well done that it has appeal no matter the genre of popular music one prefers.

Brown is a featured artist in “Down in Houston, Bayou City Blues” a book by Dr. Roger Wood with photographs by James Fraher. Brown was chosen as a principal performing artist for that book’s release and signing party. Brown has also been profiled in numerous American and overseas blues magazines. In 1946, Brown came to Houston and joined Amos Milburn’s national touring band. While in New York City with Milburn in 1949, Brown recorded three of his original songs for the thenfledgling Atlantic Records. Brown’s classic cuts helped found the label. Those recordings and one other by Brown are available today on the 4-star CD, Atlantic Blues: Guitar. Brown rerecorded one of those excellent songs, “There Goes The Blues,” and included it on his Nothin’ But The Truth CD. In the ’50s and ’60s, Brown was the touring bandleader for blues legends Bobby “Blue” Bland and Little Junior Parker. When those artists decided to tour separately, Brown went with Parker. Altogether, he spent 11 years touring with them. Those artists recorded on Don Robey’s Duke/Peacock label, headquartered in Houston. Brown also worked as a session guitarist at Duke/Peacock, and later, as A&R Director. At that time, Duke/Peacock was the largest and most successful Black label in America. (Robey sold Duke/Peacock to ABC-Dunhill in May of 1973.) During that time, Brown wrote the classic blues ballad, “Two



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Loose Notes: Continued from Page 53 A PLACE WHERE IT ALL BEGAN – This would be at the Clifton’s By The Sea landmark. Over the decades, people from far and near would gather at the landmark to enjoy live music and the serenity of Galveston Bay. Today, people can experience that same joy at Pod-Zu's at Clifton by the Sea, which is Wood & Wind @ Pod-Zu’s

Open Mic @ Golden Sea SoulPride @ Pier 27

exactly what we did catching Wood & Wind on the stage. The new layout spreads out nicely giving the eclectic duet's sound plenty of room to mingle and mix with the gentle Gulf breezes. About the food: Each time we’ve been here, we’ve had the boiled shrimp and been most delighted with the generous portions and authentic flavor. Good sound, good air, and good food all makes good sense to us! IT’S A WRAP – This past month, we’ve enjoyed your conversation, some tasty food and lots of great music with many of you good people. We've enjoyed hearing how you’re making things happen, and looking forward to hearing more in the upcoming months. On the big scale, summer solstice is behind us meaning from here on, the days start getting shorter and before you know it, we’ll be watching football. But first, let’s have a great summer, okay? See you out there on The SCENE!!!

David Schwope & Phyllis Griffin @ Signature Bistro

Pee Wee Bowen Band @ Katie’s

Spazmatics @ Scout Bar

Will Play For Food



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the service is Pirates & Poets @ T-Bone Tom’s always outstanding, the food ever good, and the music plentiful. We’ve been following this monthly event, hosted by Jerry Diaz on the third Wednesday of the month and delighted to report, it's growing popularity. Last month, Jerry’s guests included Jim Hoehn (Wisconsin) and James "Sunny Jim" White (Florida) for a night of songs, stories, and fun. Barry suggests you arrive early to get a good seat, and to enjoy T-Bone Tom’s Backyard's great "Happy Hour & a Half" that starts at 5 p.m., which is clearly good with us and with many of you. See you out there!

PLAY FOR FOOD II - Two stages, second year running, Scout Bar was the place; pizza by Dan’s was on-site; good vendor booths were on hand, bigger crowds and proceeds going to the Houston and Galveston Food Bank. Pretty good, eh? Chris Hardy and the entire village has this gig down pat and working smooth (a measure many large event organizers dream of). An abundance of musical and artistic talent filled the air with creativity and mingling with so many of the like in a single location, sets this event above others. The SCENE will be collaborating with Hardy and folks in the months ahead to assemble photo galleries of this cool event. Stay tuned! PIRATES & POETS - The setting is T-Bone Tom’s, where

NEW BAND REPORT– for us which would be The Classix, a project by Michael The Classix @ Jackie’s Brickhouse Aguilar (La Mafia). Not just a cover band, but a band playing the top covers of the day. It seemed fitting catching this band at Jackie’s Brickhouse along with their Wednesday night dinner crowd. The annual crawfish campaign is over, which means summer is here, and that means fun under the palapa. And with that, we’ve got Jackie’s Brickhouse on our radar. See you there!

Pirates & Poets @ T-Bone Tom’s

Call to Reserve Your Party Here! 281-332-6702 NASA Road 1 & Hwy. 3

HOURS: Tues. & Thurs. 4pm to 2am; Fri. 4pm to 2am; Sat. 5pm-2am



(Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) $2.25 Well Drinks, Beer & Wine

$5 12-oz. Rib Eye & Fries $9.95 12-oz. Ribeye w/loaded potato & salad $1.25 Well Drinks $1.50 Ritas & Kazis

THURSDAY SPECIALS: $3.50 Burger & Fries $2.99 8-piece Hot Wings $1.50 Well Drinks; Ritas & Kazis $2.50 Long Island Teas



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Spazmatics @ Scout Bar

Pee Wee Bowen Band @ Katie’s

place for music of the hard and gritty genre. A couple recent shows proves this nationally recognized venue also has a taste for levity. Many of you have taken in a Spazmatics show, and if you can, may we also recommend Metalachi. Seriously... their Facebook cover pose may take you aback, but in all seriousness, this band from Los Angeles can put a grin on the face of the most serious of hard rock troopers out there. Catch them the next time you can and get your grin on!

Our position stands: If you’re needing a dose of true R&B, get your fix at Katie’s! NEW OPEN MIC - And that would be every Sunday afOpen Mic @ Golden Sea

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ternoon at Golden Sea Seafood. Hosted by Kevin Fenton, SCENE readers can score fresh seafood eats and listen to some of the best local talent as they collaborate, test drive, and roll out their new music projects. In June, we caught Frank Parrot (of Cafe Blonde days), Billy Gilbert, Steve Shannon, Hank Wolf, Cindy Peterson, Ralinda Fenton before having to split. After just this one visit, we’ll come out now and declare the Golden Seafood Open Mic with Kevin Fenton, as SCENE-ready for good food and music. Check it out! ON FUN - SCENE readers often think of Scout Bar as the



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ENTERTAINMENT FRI ....7/5 ................................CASSETTE TAPE SAT ..7/6 ....................THE RENAISSANCE MEN & COSMIC SERENITY SUNDAY

$2 Pints & $2 Bloody Marys


FRI ....7/12 ............FOOTPIE SAT ..7/13 ............FLIPSIDE

MAMA CASS KARAOKE; $2 Dom & $3 Import Bottles

FRI. ..7/19........DJ ADRIAN SAT ..7/20 ....THREAD BELLY



DART TOURNEYS; 3 Wells & Shot Specials




+ $3 U-Call-Its

Acoustic Sets from Local Performers

from Local Artists (Excludes Premiums)

Check out our expanded UPPER DECK!




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Hank Wolff @ Mainly Drinks

hide from the summer SoulPride @ Pier 27 heat, and, boy, don’t many of you know that! In June, we finally got our chance to catch the full lineup of an awesome group, SoulPride, who describes themselves as “a six piece, powerhouse party band celebrating Texas Funk, Soul, Rock and Blues. High Energy, Exceptional crowd interaction." We describe them as one blistering unit of cohesive chemistry that can hit you from so many angles (a good thing) and a group we’re pretty positive, mostly sure, and willing to bet money that my predecessor, the late Jim Shortt would rave over. Got it? Catch a SoulPride show!

SoulPride @ Pier 27

Loose Notes by Andy Eng

THE HEAT IS ON - And so we joined you good people taking it to some of the cooler places on the beat last month. Starting with Mainly Drinks up in the La Porte, Hank Wolff was laying out tunes you’ve likely heard over the decades - all refreshingly reinterpreted with Hank’s touch of eclectic jazz, syncopation, and twang giving new life to familiar favorites. Mainly Drinks is one of our favorite spots providing the perfect atmosphere to get out and catch up with friends - signature class! And speaking of which...

SoulPride @ Pier 27

SIGNATURE BISTRO - Has securely become a perfect corner spot many of you SCENE readers frequent for the entire evening of fine dining or simply for a quick refreshing pop. Adding to the fine recipes at this cozy hideaway is its intimate live music David Schwope @ Signature Bistro settings where we caught up with the omni-present David Schwope playing nothing but requests from the audience. I also got the latest scoop on Jeff Tillman’s plans to return to the stage, and we were blown away with Phyllis Griffin’s belting out "Summertime" that would bring down walls. Pretty cool, eh? Speaking of cool... PIER 27 - Is one of the several cool places on the SCENE to



BACK ON THE BEAT - We stopped into Cullen’s and caught some Kaos last month. Much like the area, both have changed and both are still at it. We’ll keep you posted on what’s up at this favorite Space Center Blvd. getaway in the the months ahead. Down in Bacliff, we stopped in at Katie’s in Bacliff where the staff is ever friendly and music lovers can catch the best R&B with never a cover charge. Last month, we enjoyed The Pee Wee Bowen Band laying it all out: Heart, soul, power, pop and pizazz. Over the years, this band has shared the stage with Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Cookie and The Cupcakes, Junior Parker and Roy Orbison making for great credentials. - Continued on Page 54

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Skallywag Suds N’ Grub:

Friends, It’s Time To Get Thirsty By Rhonda Meredith Skallywag Suds N’ Grub, located literally right inside the Kemah Lighthouse District at 600 6th Street, is a new bar with the top craft beer selection in Galveston County. With 43 beer taps to start with, and another 20 to 30 brands in bottles, Skallywag will highlight local craft breweries and host some micro brews, too. What is craft beer? Craft beer is made by small brewers. The hallmark of craft beer and craft brewers is innovation. Craft brewers interpret historic styles with unique twists and develop new styles that have no precedent. Craft beer is generally made with traditional ingredients like malted barley and sometimes non-traditional ingredients are often added for distinctiveness. They are unique. A few of the Texas craft beer brands on tap are Galactic Coast Brewing (Galveston County's only craft brewery), Real Ale from Blanco, Lone Pint from Magnolia, No Label from Katy, and both St. Arnold's and Karbach from Houston. But this is “just a taste” of what you’ll find. Red and white wine are also represented on tap as well with both flavors coming out of the tap and into your glass crisp and chilled. Owners Demetri Kouloumoundras and his brother John Kouloumoundras have taken great care in creating Skallywag. The design of the bar maintains an intimacy and atmosphere that is unlike anything in the area. “We will not be pretentious in any way...” Demetri said. This is evident in the details. “I like collecting old things. It’s collecting memories. Every piece of wood used in creating the bar has some kind of meaning or story.” It’s interesting to hear the Kouloumoundras brothers talk about the pieces that were brought together to create this vision. - Continued on Page 48



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RIP TEXAS JOHNNY BROWN WE LOST AN AMERICAN TREASURE & BLUES LEGEND Just before this issue went to press, we learned of the passing of an American treasure, true blues legend and SCENE favorite. John Riley Brown. Better known as Texas Johnny Brown, he was diagnosed with liver and lung cancer earlier this year and passed away on July 1 at the age of 85 in his Houston home. He performed right up to the point that he was too sick to play. Although his career spanned more than six decades, took him around the world and included some of the earliest recordings of Atlantic Records in the late 1940s, Texas Johnny Brown was no stranger to our local “SCENE.” I first caught his act at Crawdaddy’s more than 10 years ago and last saw him perform late last year at League City’s Boogie, Blues & Brews festival. I was lucky enough to see him perform many, many times in between, always amazed -- if not entranced -- with the power and grace of his performances and the endurance and energy

which he had no problem bringing to the stage at an advanced age. He was a freak of nature that looked 20 years younger than he should have with more energy than many 40 years his junior. His legacy is extensive as the 2008 SCENE article below from the late and great Jim Shortt explains.

Big Country Friday, July 12 SCOUT BAR

But I’ll never forget the afternoon my wife and I spent with him and Grady Gaines years ago at a SCENE cover photoshoot and how warm, friendly and patient he was, though, I’m confident we weren’t the most efficient or skilled photographers he had worked with.

Six Gun Sound Sunday, July 14

He may have passed on, but we still get to enjoy our memories and his music for a while longer. - John Ennis


The Great Texas Johnny Brown By Jim Shortt (Published 2008, The SCENE Magazine)

National treasure “Texas” Johnny Brown is a seminal American blues artist. Brown is noted as a top-flight singer, songwriter and guitarist. He’s a fixture on the Houston, national and international blues music scene. Brown’s full-time music career is divided into two distinct phases. The latter phase began in 1991, when he retired from the corporate world after 20 years. Since then,

he has played numerous festivals and venues across America. Major credits included the Chicago Blues Festival (twice), the Long Beach Blues Festival, Pocono’s Blues Festival, major Harlem venues, W.C. Handy Blues Awards Show, Carnival Blues Cruise of the Caribbean and the Houston International Festival (numerous times). - Continued on Page 49

Sheila Marshall Saturday, July 20

Sept. 2012 at 85 years old



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Tony Vega Friday, July 26 KATIE’S

Featured Venues Carrying Our Beer

Bakkhus Taverna 605 6th Street Kemah, TX 77565


2416 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Waterfront Venue!


2513 NASA Parkway Seabrook, TX 77586

Bayview Duck 3131 Texas 146 Bacliff, TX 77518

Waterfront Venue!



600 6th St Kemah, TX 77565

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Union Tavern

4106 NASA Road 1 El Lago, TX 77586

504 Kipp Kemah, TX 77565

435 El Dorado Blvd. Webster, TX 77598

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A new wave of rich, hand-crafted brews full of flavor, personality & creativity

une was a big month for Galactic Coast Brewing. Sherlock’s Tapping We celebrated our first outpost within Houston city limits with a keg tapping party at Sherlock's Baker Street Pub in Clear Lake where we had a chance to meet a lot of GCB Facebook followers and Texas craft beer enthusiasts alike who hadn't yet tried our beer. We also added a third Kemah outpost with the much-anticipated opening of Skallywag Suds N' Grub, which features the best beer selection in all of Galveston County and provided a great venue for our first LED-enhanced tap handle. Possibly more exciting is the national exposure GCB received by participating in the King Of The Grill reality TV show which aired June 26 on the Discovery Channel. Skallywag Suds N' Grub generously hosted our viewing party. In July, we celebrate our first anniversary and will be appearing on the Houston-based Drink of Ages radio show on NEWS 92 FM, stay tuned for details. On Saturday, July 13 GCB will be competing as a featured brewery at the Houston Summer Brew Off held at Hughes Hanger (2811 Washington Ave.) and benefitting Homes For Our Troops.


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The SCENE is a two-sided, monthly entertainment magazine focusing on Dining, Cultural Arts, Events, Style, Spirits, Attractions, Live Music...

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