The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted to postpone implementation of new regulations affecting businesses operating with six or more slot-like machines.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted to postpone implementation of new regulations affecting businesses operating with six or more slot-like machines.
In a tight contest throughout, the Ball High Lady Tors came through in crunch time to edge out the Texas City Lady Stings, 45-41, in a District 23-5A game Tuesday.
Friendswood, led by Alex Dehoyos, picked up an enormous victory on the road as the Mustangs defeated the Clear Springs Chargers, 68-53, Tuesday night.
The Houston Texans defeated the Oakland Raiders 27-14 in a wildcard playoff game on Saturday.
The Texas A&M Aggies faced the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night in Houston. It was a back and forth game that came down to the final minutes, but the Wildcats were victorious over the Aggies 33-28.
The Houston Texans hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in a Christmas Eve game on Saturday night. It was a low scoring affair as the Texans won on a missed field goal by Bengals kicker Randy Bullock. The victory clinches the AFC South and a home playoff game for the Texans.
After replacing starting quarterback Brock Osweiler with backup Tom Savage in the second quarter, the Houston Texans fought from behind to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-20 on Sunday.
Because of heavy rains last weekend, a second weekend of Dickens on The Strand was held in downtown Galveston. Visitors once again donned their costumes to participate in the festival that annually transforms The Strand area into Victorian Era England.
Visitors to Dickens on The Strand braved rainy weather to be transported back to 19th Century England. Because of the inclement weather, event organizers waived admission fees and announced that the event would be held again next weekend.
The City of Texas City held its Annual Christmas Parade Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.
The Houston Texans lost to the San Diego Chargers 21-13 at home on Sunday.
The Friendswood Mustangs faced off with the Katy Cinco Ranch Cougars in a UIL 6A Region III Divison 2 semifinal on Saturday afternoon at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Mustangs were dealt a blow when quarterback Tyler Page left the game due to injury after the first offensive play, and the fell to the Cougars 34-7.
The Friendswood Mustangs defeated the La Porte Bulldogs 56-35 in a UIL 6A Region III Area Playoff on Friday night at Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City.
The Houston Cougars welcomed #3 Louisville and Heisman frontrunner Lamar Jackson to TDECU Stadium on Thursday night for the final regular season home game. The Cougars started off strong, forcing a turnover on the opening kickoff and scoring on the very next play. They never looked back as they went on to upset the Cardinals in dominant fashion, 36-10, in front of a record crowd of 42,822.
The Houston Cougars defeated the Tulane Green Wave 30-18 on Saturday at TDECU Stadium.
The Friendswood Mustangs defeated George Ranch in the Bi-District round of the State Football Playoffs at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
The Clear Springs Chargers and Pearland Oilers faced off in the first round of the playoffs Friday night with the Chargers looking to avenge their 28-24 loss to the Oilers from week one of the season. Pearland took an early lead and held it until Springs tied the game late in the fourth quarter. However the Oilers were able to drain the remaining five minutes in the game setting up a 24 yard field goal as the clock hit zero for a 20-17 win over the Chargers.
The La Marque Cougars were defeated 40-7 by the Coldspring Trojans in the Bi-District round of the 3A Division I Football Playoffs at Abshier Stadium in Deer Park Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
Motorcycle Riders from across the country flocked to Galveston for the annual Lone Star Rally.
The Dickinson Gators defeated the Clear Brook Wolverines 21-7 on Saturday at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
The Hitchcock Bulldogs headed to Etheredge Stadium to take on the La Marque Cougars on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. The Coogs bested the Bulldogs 12-10 in the inaugural showdown between the two Galveston County team.
The Friendswood Mustangs closed out their regular season schedule at home against Alvin Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.
The Ball High Lady Tors defeated the Houston Austin Lady Mustangs on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in a bi-district playoff match at Clear Brook High School. The Lady Tors swept the Lady Mustangs by the scores of 25-15, 25-16 and 25-13.
The Houston Texans defeated the Detroit Lions 20-13 on Sunday.
The Houston Cougars got off to a bad start agains the UCF Knights on Saturday morning, trailing by 18 at halftime and as much as 21 in the third quarter. However the Cougars came alive in the second half, holding the Knights to only a field goal and scoring 28 unanswered points on their way to a 31-24 win.
The Clear Springs Chargers and Friendswood Mustangs squared off Friday night with the District 24-6A title on the line. The Chargers got off to a hot start and took a 14-0 lead into half time. But the Mustangs pick up the pace in the fourth quarter to keep the game interesting until the final minutes. Friendswood twice pulled within three points before Springs was able to wrap things up with a 38-28 win, securing at least a share of the district championship since 2012.
The Texas City Stingarees took in the Fort Bend Marshall Buffalos at Stingaree Stadium Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.
The Ball High Tors take on the Elkins Knights on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Kermit Courville Stadium in Galveston.
The La Marque Cougars take on the East Chambers Buccaneers on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Etheredge Stadium in La Marque. Cougars' honored the 1986, 1996 and 2006 state championship teams during a halftime "Night of Champions."
The Clear Springs Chargers clashed with the Clear Brook Wolverines at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
Students from Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston College and the University of Texas Medical Branch strut down the seawall in lipstick-red high heels Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, for the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 100 people, including dozens of young men, traded their comfortable footwear to walk a mile in the heels.
The Houston Texans overcame a 23-9 deficit with seven minutes remaining the in the game to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 26-23 in overtime on Sunday Night Football.
The Houston Cougars returned home Saturday night against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane looking to get back on track after last week's loss to Navy. After a back-and-forth first half the teams went to halftime tied at 17. The game remained close in the second half before two solid defense series delivered the Cougars to a 38-31 win in the final seconds.
The Friendswood Mustangs defeated the Clear Creek Wildcats 52-34 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City behind a dominant performance by Mustang quarterback Tyler Page.
The Texas City Stings and Fort Bend Willowridge Eagles got off to a slow start on Friday night with no scores in the first quarter. But the Stings came out of the locker room after halftime and didn't waste any time running away with the game for a 41-23 victory.
The Clear Springs Chargers travelled to Dickinson to take on the Gators Friday night. The Chargers took an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Gators 23-7 to remain undefeated in District 24-6A and move ahead of Dickinson in the standings.
The Tors of Ball High School defeated the Santa Fe Indians 28-20 at Joe Raitano Field in Santa Fe Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.
The Houston Texans faced off against the Tennessee Titans at home on Sunday without JJ Watt. Houston got off to a quick start to build an early 14 point lead, but then Tennessee fought back and kept it within a single score the remainder of the game. The Texans managed to hold on for a 27-20 victory.
The Dickinson Gators took on the Clear Lake Falcons at Challenger Columbia Stadium Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.
The Friendswood Mustangs defeated the Clear Falls Knights 84-8 at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.
The Texas City Stings take on the Santa Fe Indians on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Stingaree Stadium. The Stings defeated Santa Fe 38-21.
The sixth-ranked University of Houston Cougars returned home Thursday night against the University of Connecticut Huskies with a goal of avenging last year's 20-17 loss. Both teams started out slow with no scores in the first quarter, but Houston opened things up in the second and cruised to a 42-14 victory.
The Houston Astros took on the Seattle Mariners in their regular season home finale on Wednesday.
The Friendswood Mustangs and Dickinson Gators got off to a slow start Friday night after a freak rainstorm slowed down the game in the first quarter. However after the skies cleared the Gators took a lead they wouldn't give up. The Mustangs kept things interesting with a solid second half and fell just short as Dickinson hung on to win 21-16.
The Clear Creek Wildcats take on crosstown rivals the Clear Springs Chargers in the Fight for 518 on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City.
The Houston Texans avenged their shutoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs last year with a 19-12 victory on Sunday. The Texans defense kept the Chiefs out of the end zone the entire game, limiting them to four field goals, while kicking four themselves.
The La Marque Cougars fell to the Columbia Roughnecks 14-28 Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.
The Hitchcock Bulldogs take on the Concordia Crusaders on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Bulldog Stadium in Hitchcock.
The Houston Texans opened the 2016 season at home against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Texans started off slow but then found their rhythm as quarterback Brock Osweiler threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns as they defeated the Bears 23-14.
The Clear Creek Wildcats took on The Houston Heights Bulldogs in week three high school football action.
The University of Houston Cougars shutout the Lamar Cardinals at home on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars weren't phased by a three hour weather delay in the first quarter.
Hundreds of runners waited through a morning thunderstorm and a police chase to compete in The Daily News' annual Press Run on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Galveston. The run helps support to the Newspapers in Education program that provides newspapers to classrooms.
The Texas City Stingarees hosted the the Dickinson Gators in week three action. Dickinson claimed the victory 21-7.
The Ball High School Tors faced the Strake Jesuit Crusaders on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Kermit Courville Stadium in Galveston. The Crusaders beat the Tors 30-17.
The Hitchcock Bulldogs defeated East Bernard 24-19 at home in week 2 action.
The No. 15 University of Houston Cougars opened their season Saturday against No. 3 University of Oklahoma in the Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium. The Cougars held the lead at halftime and never looked back en route to a 33-23 upset victory.
The La Marque Cougars defeated Pro-Vision Academy of Houston at home 36-0 in week two action.
The Houston Texans had little trouble as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals 34-24 in the third week of NFL preseason.
The inaugural varsity football game at Clear Creek ISD's Challenger Columbia Stadium was a heated battle between the Clear Springs Chargers and Pearland Oilers on Friday night. After a one hour weather delay the game got started just after 8 p.m. and never slowed down as the two teams traded scores back and forth. It all came down to the final seconds when a defensive play by the Oilers secured their 28-24 victory.
The Dickinson Gators take on the Fort Bend Elkins Knights on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Sam Vitanza Stadium in Dickinson.
The Friendswood Mustangs squared off against Texas City at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood Friday, August 26, 2016.
The La Marque Cougars overcame an eight point halftime deficit, outscoring the Houston Sterling Raiders 16-0 in the second half, to claim a 24-16 week one victory at Etheredge Stadium in La Marque Thursday, August 25, 2016.
The Houston Texans played in front of the home crowd for the first time on Saturday night as they took on the New Orleans Saints in Preseason Week 2. Most players saw playing time including League City's Tevin Jones, a rookie trying to make the team. Rookie cheerleader Mallory Moore from Dickinson made her debut as well. The Texans defeated the Saints 16-9 and return home next Sunday afternoon against the Cardinals in Preseason Week 3.
After a break from the heat on Wednesday, the Houston Texans brought training camp back outside in full pads on Thursday in front of a crowd of 4,705 spectators. The team will take Friday off before returning to the Methodist Training Center on Saturday morning.
The Houston Texans opened their 2016 Training Camp on Sunday morning without two of their star players. Defensive End and three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt is recovering from back surgery and Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins held out of practice over a contract dispute. Rookie wide receiver Tevin Jones, a League City native and graduate of Clear Creek High School is in camp hoping to make the team.
Dragon boat teams from Texas and Louisiana competed Sunday, July 10, 2016, in the Texas Dragon Boat Association's Island Party that was part of Island Paddle's 4th annual Ocean Fest. Paddling to the beat of a drummer on the 40-foot boats, the 20 paddlers and steersperson raced the traditional Hong Kong-style BuK dragon boats on a 300-meter course on Offatts Bayou at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
The Houston Astros fell just short in a come from behind effort at Minute Maid Park on Saturday afternoon. Entering the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Oakland Athletics 3-0 the Astros drove in two runs but couldn't replicate Luis Valbuena's heroics from Friday night, falling 3-2.
More than 470 seniors graduated from Clear Creek High School on Sunday, June 5, 2016, during their Commencement ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
Friendswood High School held their Commencement ceremony Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the Dan Coleman Coliseum in Spring.
More than 200 graduates from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine received their degrees Saturday, June 4, 2016, during their Commencement ceremony at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
A rain delay and shortened ceremony didn't dampen the spirits of the 605 Dickinson High School seniors who comprised the Class of 2016 on Friday night.
Hitchcock High School held their Commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2016, at Bulldog Stadium. It was one of the largest classes at the school with 75 students. Bailey Bohannon and Katie Pineda were honored with their dipolma's awarded posthumously.
Texas City High School held their Commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2026, at Stingaree Stadium.
Santa Fe High School graduates didn't let a little rain dampen their spirits Friday, June 3, 2016, as they took the field at Joe Raitano Stadium for their Commencement ceremony. Family and friends filled the stands to see the 314 seniors graduate.
La Marque High School held its 2016 commencement ceremony Friday, June 3, 2016.
More than 400 Ball High School graduates received their diplomas Thursday, June 2, 2016, during their commencement ceremony at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
Clear Springs High School held its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Clear Falls High School held its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Lifeguards with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol geared up for the summer months by participating in their "night swim", a grueling race that features running, swimming, paddle boarding and other skills needed for their crucial job.
O'Connell College Preparatory School held their Commencement ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2016, at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston.
More than 30 contestants modeled vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear Saturday, May 21, 2016, during the seventh annual Galveston Island Beach Revue at the Hotel Galvez and Spa's Beach Central.
Crawfish and music enthusiasts gathered in Dickinson for the Red, White & Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival Saturday, May 21, 2016. The annual event featured live music, vendors, games and rides and , of course, crawfish.
Texas A&M University Galveston held its 2016 Commencement Ceremony at the Galveston Island Convention Center Saturday, May 14, 2016. About 250 students including Midshipmen in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy were awarded their degrees at the event.
College of the Mainland held two Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Abundant Life Center in La Marque.
Galveston College held their 49th annual Commencement on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Galveston Island Convention Center. This year's graduating class had nearly 500 graduates who received more than 570 associated degrees and certificates.
Texas City celebrated Mexican heritage with the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival at Nessler Park Saturday, April 30, 2016. The free event featured a parade, food, musical and dance performances as well as cultural displays.
The University of Texas Medical Branch’s School of Nursing held its commencement ceremony Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston. More than 450, of the school's 607 graduates this year, participated in the ceremony.
Rodeo Riders of all ages came out to compete in the CPRA Rodeo at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo Friday. The rodeo action continues Saturday.
The first night of rodeo action took place at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo as riders from across the region came out to compete in the CPRA Rodeo. In addition to rodeo action, fair-goers continued to take in the sights and sound of the annual fair.
Youths from across the county participated in the annual Junior Livestock Auction at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in Hitchcock Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
The County and Market Steer show got underway Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in Hitchcock. Area youth washed and groomed their steer, which they have been raising for several months, for the judges in the show ring.
The 78th annual Galveston County Fair & Rodeo is underway at Jack Brooks Park in Hitchcock and continues through Sunday April 17. The livestock barn is busy with youth from the area showing animals they've raised, from broiler hens and market rabbits to lambs, goats and steer.
Riders from the Galveston County area tested their horses and their barrel racing skills Monday, April 11, 2016, during the exhibition barrel racing session at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in Hitchcock.
After starting the season in New York, the Houston Astros returned to Minute Maid Park for their home opener on Monday night against the Kansas City Royals. The home team took an early lead that it never relinquished in route to an 8-2 victory over the defending World Champions. Starter Collin McHugh threw seven scoreless innings and Colby Rasmus hit his third home run of the season in the win.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs continued their playoff journey at home against the Fort Bend Clements Lady Rangers on Tuesday night. Despite an even matching the Mustangs controlled the game and kept solid pressure on the Rangers for 80 minutes of regulation. Tied 0-0 the teams headed for overtime. Just as it was starting to look like a shoot-out was inevitable Clements pushed an attack with only six minutes left on the clock that resulted in the match's only goal and a victory.
The Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers faced off in the spring training finale on Friday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. The Astros won the game 4-2 to finish with an 18-11 spring record going into the season with high expectations from fans and analysts alike. Houston opens the season on Monday against the Yankees in New York and don't return for the home opener until April 11.
After a slow start, the Ball High School Lady Tors defeated the Dayton Broncos 57-48 in the Area Round of the Girls Basketball 5A Playoffs in Baytown.
The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius' 20th annual Fat Tuesday Parade brought an end to the Mardi Gras celebrations in Galveston.
Dogs, cats, pigs, ferrets, snakes, along with a pony and a chicken and their owners paraded Sunday February 7, 2016, through downtown Galveston for the 18th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade.
The Firefighters Local 571 hosted the annual Mardi Gras Children's Parade on Sunday February 7, 2016, in Galveston. The parade, with floats full of children and their families, brought the second weekend of Mardi Gras to a close.
Mardi Gras in Galveston is in full swing with numerous parades and performances including the Z Krewe 22nd Z Procession and the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade.
The second weekend of Mardi Gras continues in Galveston on Saturday February 6, 2016, with the annual Krewe d' Esprit Rosaire Parade.
The second weekend of Mardi Gras gets rolling Friday with the Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade, Krewe Babalu's 11th annual All Krewe Parade and the Krewe of Maximilian Parade. The Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers also made an appearance to play for the Krewe of Eiland's balcony party, as well as American rapper Pitbull, who performed at the 20th annual San Luis Salute.
Mardi Gras activities continued across Galveston Saturday with numerous parades and performances, including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade, the Krewe of Gambrinus Parade and the Zaniest Golf Cart Parade.
Mardi Gras in Galveston official kicked off Friday night with the George P. Mitchell Parade and the 6th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade sponsored by the Daily News. Costumed revelers took to the streets of downtown Galveston to take in the sights and sounds.
Texas City rang in Mardi Gras with the second annual Mainland Mardi Gras Parade Saturday, January 23, 2016. Costumed revelers, school groups, bands and local law enforcement agencies and first responders took part in a colorful parade, which was preceded by a fun run. Mardi Gras activities continue in the county this week with parades in Galveston held next weekend.
The 5th annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Texas was held at Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Over three hundred costumed plungers braved water temperatures in the mid 50s at the event, which is the largest of its type in the state.
The Annual King-Fest MLK Day Parade was held in Galveston Saturday, January 16, 2016.
The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Houston Texans in an AFC Wildcard Playoff on Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Chiefs returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and then cruised to a 30-0 shutout over the Texans. Brian Hoyer threw four interceptions and J.J. Watt left the game twice with an injury.
The Houston Texans capped off the regular season with a 30-6 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The victory clinched the AFC South title and guarantees a home playoff game next weekend.
Each year The Daily News publishes hundreds, if not thousands, of images taken by The Daily News’ photo staff. As 2016 gets underway, Photo Editor Jennifer Reynolds and photojournalists Stuart Villanueva and Kevin M. Cox look back on their favorite photos of 2015.