Gulf Coast Coral Reef, photo by NOAA

While Most Galveston Beach Bacteria Tests Low, Matagorda is High

Update 6/29/2016 4:02PM: Three Matagorda beaches have tested dangerously high and those beaches are now under advisories. See below for details.

As poor Brian Parrott returns home from the hospital, Galveston beaches are once again testing Low to Medium for bacteria, which is great news for beach goers! The diabetic grandfather lost his leg at the knee after a horrifying battle with “flesh eating” bacteria (called Vibrio) which he contracted during a family vacation.

Melody Long was also hospitalized last week with a bacterial infection contracted on Galveston shores. Even with many beaches now testing Low, doctors recommend swimmers take precautions. Here are a list of beaches now testing Medium for bacteria: Continue reading

Girl at the Beach by Ramon Gonzalez

Beach Bacteria Safety Tips, Symptoms To Watch For, & First Aid Treatment

Our recent article advising beach goers of high bacteria counts in the water near Galveston and The McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge drew a lot of interest and concern. In order to help answer your questions and keep you informed, we’ve researched and collected information about precautions you can take to protect your family from bacterial infection, spot symptoms early, and treat injuries that happen at the beach. Continue reading

Spring Husband & Wife Team Up To Fight Childhood Cancer With St. Baldrick’s

On Sunday, March 13, at 3 PM, something humorously entertaining yet touchingly inspiring is going down at The Goose’s Acre Bistro & Irish Pub in The Woodlands. Uniting with many other good souls from across the Greater North Houston area, two Spring, Texas residents – who also happen to be the proud parents of two beautiful young daughters – Christopher and Candace Millard are shaving their heads to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Continue reading

After A Year Of Near Death Experiences Battling Leukemia, Spring Teen Gets Miraculous News – #JacobStrong

On January 24, 2015, Louis and Yvette Munoz took their teenage son Jacob to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital to see if anything could be done to relieve what they thought was a bad sinus headache. After running a few tests, the doctor took the parents aside. A normal white blood cell count was 4,000 to 10,000, the doctor explained. Jacob’s was 375,000. It was a number so high that the doctor had never seen it before. Their son was dying of cancer. Continue reading