What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Galveston Rangers are the ONLY club in the Houston Galveston Area to utilize an European Player Development model.
Our exclusive partnership with Empoli FC makes us the ONLY club in the area to be able to offer local players the opportunity to pursue their dreams at this level.
GRFC is vet owned.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
With our European Player Development model we truly focus on the tried and trusted method of player development.
We utilize the same techniques and methodology as some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Our partnerships with Empoli FC and Rangers FC allow access to Europe's top football academies!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I grew up in this sport and I truly love it.
I grew disheartened however as many of the "super clubs in our area were only focused on making money and not truly developing the player.
So we at GRFC decided to launch our own academy the RIGHT WAY for the RIGHT REASONS!
What do you love most about your job?
I love the fact that I get to work and promote a sport I love.
I love being able to make positive differences in peoples lives.
A self-described tropical gaming convention, ArcadiaCon brings gamers together to socialize, learn, and compete under the warm Texas sun. Also, they're on an island. For two days, the festival fills the halls of the Galveston Island Convention Center with a range of gaming-centric events and attractions. A Minecraft PvP contest
bestows grand prizes on the winners, while industry panels cover topics such as developing a video game, composing a soundtrack, and a semiotic deconstruction of Toad-as-savior-figure in Super Mario Bros.
And, while visitors can enjoy unlimited free-play at banks of computers and arcade cabinets, an exhibitor hall and dinner buffet with comedy show present entirely new ways to engage with gaming
culture. The resort where the convention is held is also near outdoor attractions such as a water park and a pier brimming with rides, restaurants, and Endermen enjoying a day off.
For the fifth year running, a forest of masts fills the South Shore Harbour as more than 400 boats beckon sea-salted skippers and land-legged first timers alike. Bay boats, ski boats, sailboats, catamarans, cruisers, and powerboats are all on display—many for sale—and the experience can include skimming across the surface on a 32-foot Yellowtail, a 45-minute jaunt on a sailboat, and a temperature-controlled diving experience for curious landlubbers. To educate audiences, speakers take to the stage, including NASA-honored scientists, marine meteorologists, and Evel Knievel’s former bodyguard and notorious adventurer Bob Bitchin, whose name should not be repeated in polite company.
Certified yoga instructor Lisa Leonard leads Vinyasa Flow classes, which strengthen and tone bodies and calm minds through a series of linked yoga poses. Students may start off seated on the floor, inhaling and exhaling deeply, before slowly transitioning to poses that challenge the core and improve balance. Eventually, they'll work their way to standing poses that stretch out the body and increase flexibility.
Lisa can tailor her lessons to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. The certified yoga-chair specialist also teaches clients unable to participate in her traditional classes due to their advanced age or physical limitations.
Within their walls, the instructors at Tiger's Den Martial Arts & Fitness preach lessons that transcend physical stamina and hard work. This is because, regardless of ability level, students also receive mental and spiritual strength from the facility's positive learning environment, which is replete with respect, common courtesy, and recognition. Boasting experienced instructors and a reputable martial-arts system with more than 5 million worldwide followers, the facility offers an array of endurance-building programs.
In addition to karate, the programs include kickboxing, after-school, and pre-K classes.
Alfonso Ayala, who's been snapping photos for more than a decade and has professional graphic-design experience, loves to capture life's happiest moments, which is why he specializes in wedding and family photography. He also loves the technical aspect of photography and spends his free time experimenting with lights, equipment, and accessories, such as lens toupees, to figure out what steps he needs to take to capture the best image. Artful close-ups, classic portraits, and candid kisses pepper his portfolio, which represents a range of wedding vignettes.