NHL Commissioner meets with Kyle Beach, offers league's help
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has talked to Kyle Beach about what the league can do to better protect its players after Beach said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach in 2010 and his allegations were largely ignored by the Chicago Blackhawks.
More jellyfish are being spotted near the shore at Padre Island today. Here’s what to do if you get stung.
Headed to Padre Island on Sunday? Officials say you might see more jellyfish than usual near the shore, which can end even the best beach days early. The Padre Island National Seashore issued a warning on social media on Sunday after park officials say they received several reports of jellyfish in the water. If you are stung, you... Posted by Padre Island National Seashore on Saturday, March 27, 2021If you are stung, park officials say you can get treatment at the visitor center. “Keep a bottle handy!”For more on visitor safety, visit the Padre Island National Seashore’s website here.
The Latest: Ohio State women's basketball pauses
17 Ohio State women’s basketball team canceled Saturday’s game against Iowa because of a spike in positive COVID-19 tests in the Buckeyes program. The status of Ohio’s State road game against Maryland on Dec. 23 is still to be determined. ___Saint Louis and North Carolina State have agreed to meet Thursday in St. Louis as part of a two-game men’s basketball series. The Beach didn’t open its season until Dec. 4 and six of its seven games scheduled this month are road games. USC postponed its Pac-12 opener at home against Stanford over the weekend when it first reported the positive COVID-19 test.
Beachgoers face sand, surf, social distancing
SAN ANTONIO – At beaches along the Texas coast and across the country, surf’s up and so are restrictions. For example, at South Padre Island, city beaches are open but gatherings are limited to 10 people. As for face coverings, take one along to any beach. Scope out the crowds early with these live videosIf you go for a swim, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises you remove face coverings because it’s difficult to breathe when they’re wet. Live webcams provide a glimpse at several beaches around Texas and the country.
Map shows high levels of fecal bacteria detected at some Texas beaches
Some Texas beaches are reporting high levels of fecal bacteria, according to water samples collected under the Texas Beach Watch Program. The Texas coast is a popular destination during the summer so if you plan on hitting the beach, make sure to avoid the fecal hot spots. “Water samples are collected from 164 stations at approximately 61 recreational beaches along the Texas coast in Aransas, Brazoria, Cameron, Galveston, Jefferson, Kleberg, Matagorda, Nueces and San Patricio counties,” according to the Texas Beach Watch website. Samples are collected weekly from May through September and bi-weekly the rest of the year, except in March when “when weekly sampling is conducted to coincide with spring break," the website states. Click here to view the Texas Beach Watch map.
Gators in the gulf: Alligators caught on video in Galveston, Port O’Connor
A Galveston boat captain spotted something swimming in the water Saturday that he says he doesn’t see very often - an alligator. Derrick Greene with In the Zone Fishing Charters posted a video and several photos of the alligator, seen near the north jetty in Galveston, to his Facebook page on the day he and his charter guests spotted the unusual swimmer. It looked like a big log just below the water maybe 5 feet away," he said. “It wasn’t moving, but looked suspicious obviously, so I decided to get video. When I probed it with my fishing rod, the log came very much to life as you can see in the video."
Port Aransas prepares to welcome beachgoers back for Memorial Day weekend
PORT ARANSAS, Texas – The community of Port Aransas is hoping for a successful Memorial Day weekend after businesses took a major hit when they were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘I was shocked’: Port Aransas photographer captured images of a crowded beach. Texas Sandfest, which is one of Port Aransas’ biggest events, was postponed until October. San Marcos reopening river parks ahead of Memorial Day weekendAs Texas begins to reopen, many on the island are anticipating Memorial Day weekend to a busy one. The Port Aransas Visitor’s Bureau reported an increase in bookings of hotels and condos for the upcoming holiday.
Port Aransas prepares to welcome beach-goers back for Memorial Day weekend
Port Aransas prepares to welcome beach-goers back for Memorial Day weekendPublished: May 20, 2020, 10:18 pmThe community of Port Aransas is hoping for a successful Memorial Day weekend. Businesses took a major hit after they were forced to close due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, May 15, 2020
Published: May 15, 2020, 11:03 am Updated: May 15, 2020, 11:41 amSAN ANTONIO – Did you know South Padre Island is home to some of the biggest, most powerful best-shaped waves in Texas? That its sand is the best in the world for making sandcastles? SA Live digs up fun for the whole family in a special encore episode of its South Padre Island show on-the-go today at 1 p.m.! For more information, visit sopadre.com. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick or your smart TV or watch it now in the video below.
Heading to a beach for spring break? These are the areas in Texas that have elevated levels of fecal matter
GALVESTON, Texas – If you’re planning on heading down to the Gulf Coast for your Spring Break, you’ll want to check this list. The Galveston County Health District teamed up with the General Land Office to test 52 sites in Galveston County for bacteria levels, officials said. To view advisories and bacteria levels, click the link here. A map of all Texas beaches tested as of Friday, March 6. (Texas Beach Watch)Texas beaches with medium-level fecal bacteria count:
Vehicle flips at PINS after hitting log in heavy fog
PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Park rangers at Padre Island National Seashore are warning drivers to adhere to speed limits and drive cautiously after a vehicle flipped while driving on the beach. A Jeep, which appears to be new, flipped after the driver hit a half-buried log, according to a post on the PINS Facebook page. Watch alligator disappear as it swims into waves at Texas beach“This driver was traveling below the speed limit in heavy fog and didn’t see this half-buried log before the vehicle hit it,” the post says, in part. The photo shows a Jeep and a small log on the beach with a park ranger vehicle in the background. Nobody was hurt as a result of the accident, according to the post, but commenters are speculating the likelihood of a vehicle flipping when going 15 mph, which is the speed limit along the seashore.