Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday extended a state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Thanksgiving week will be pleasantly cool and sunny in Galveston County, as temperatures are predicted to stay in the 60s throughout the next seven days.
Under increasing financial pressure, more than 240 school districts across the state have applied to waive the state-mandated requirement to maintain a student-to-teacher ratio of 22 to 1 in all classes from kindergarten through fourth grade, according to data released by the Texas Education…
An announcement that the White House would only seek $44 billion in its next round of disaster aid for hurricane ravaged parts of the country disappointed some state leaders on Friday.
A group of university and government scientists will attempt to estimate the number of red snapper that live in the Gulf of Mexico, in a study that could potentially effect the future of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing laws.
With mild weather and plenty of sunshine, it should come as no surprise that the first 15 days of November have given us much warmer and drier conditions than normal. Temperatures in League City are averaging a whopping 7.8 degrees above normal through the first half of this month and they a…
Did you know that every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect in Texas? Every day, 52 children enter foster care in Texas, totaling over 19,000 children in 2016.
I have been connected to The Jesse Tree since its inception in 1995. As a person of faith and a registered nurse, I care about the charitable work in Galveston County. Is The Jesse Tree on your prayer list? Is your congregation making regular financial contributions or volunteering? The Jess…
Galveston County voters overwhelmingly supported seven constitutional amendments that, if approved by statewide results, could mean new tax breaks for some Texans, among other things.
Sunday’s and Monday’s high temperatures of 83° in Galveston respectively tied for the all-time daily record highs for those dates. Meanwhile, League City-Dickenson sweltered in 88° heat as November temperatures run 13.5° warmer than would be expected at that location for the first week of November.
Galveston County school district officials told state lawmakers Monday they are worried about Hurricane Harvey’s lingering effects on district finances and accountability ratings.
While much of the rally takes place on The Strand, Galveston’s historic tourist shopping street, a lot of the foot traffic stays outside the stores and in the roadways, where attendees can find dozens of vendors and thousands of motorcycles. But other shop owners feel just the opposite, and those who sell beer out of their storefront windows said the weekend is great for business.
Congressional Republicans released their long-awaited tax-cut bill on Thursday, setting up the next big-issue item in Washington that they will try to pass.
After a day of meeting with federal officials in Washington D.C., Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said some money for Texas Hurricane Harvey recovery projects could be designated for the state before Thanksgiving.
Galveston County lawyers have added their opinion to a case involving Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and special prosecutors — and are citing their own recent Supreme Court victory in doing so.
Some people displaced by Hurricane Harvey find themselves searching for accommodations this week as hotels prepare for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to arrive for the Lone Star Rally.
Texas' environmental agency has officials requested that tens of millions in local projects be funded by the Restore Act, a federal fund created after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
The clock is ticking if you want coverage next year through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Not only is it ticking, the clock is considerably shorter than prior years.
This weekend’s cold front brought the chilliest weather of the season so far. In fact, the 37 degree low in League City on Saturday was the coldest temperature at that location since Jan. 29 (thanks in part to abnormally warm weather in February and March), while the 49 degree low in Galvest…
A reinforcing push of cool, dry air brought 35-mph gusts to Galveston yesterday morning and ensured that the cool weather that roared into the County over the weekend will continue. Sunny skies and low humidity levels are likely to persist for most of this week, with only a modest warm-up li…
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a $36.5 billion relief bill, which will send more money to Texas to help recover from Hurricane Harvey, but has been criticized by some Texas leaders for not being enough.
A new, soon-to-be released book now aims to tell the story of Hurricane Harvey, as seen through the lenses of Galveston County Daily News photographers.
Dickinson residents Jose and Angel Perez will be wearing different colors at Minute Maid Park if they manage to snag much-coveted tickets to a World Series game.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus added hundreds of items to the list of things he wants Texas state representatives to get done before the Legislature meets again in 2019.
I really appreciate Margaret Canavan's columns on the conservation of Galveston's trees. I was especially impressed with the article ("Trees are proof that we can learn from history," The Daily News, Oct. 23) that reported on the concerted effort by several city, county and private groups to…
Hurricane Harvey has exacerbated an already steep shortage in labor in some construction trades, leading to price increases and lengthy delays, according to industry experts.
A Galveston County man Wednesday pleaded guilty in a child pornography case that uncovered 107 videos and 638 still images, U.S. Attorney’s Office officials said.
Near ideal autumn weather continued yesterday as cool temperatures finally brought a real touch of fall. Temperatures dipped well into the 50’s overnight across inland areas of the County and a 61° low yesterday morning in Galveston was the coolest temperature there since a 60° degree readin…
Local oceanographers fear that a massive freshwater plume in the Gulf of Mexico could cause harmful conditions at a marine sanctuary 100 miles east of Galveston.
U.S. Rep. Randy Weber holds a sizable fundraising lead over the four other people that have said they plan to challenge him for his Congressional seat in the 2018.
Initial assessments in Galveston County have not found widespread road damage from Hurricane Harvey, but problems caused by the extreme flooding could appear later, engineers and city officials familiar with major floods said.
Students in low-income families are most hurt by cuts the Texas Legislature made to education funding in 2011, according to a study released this month.
Crews this week began renovations of a complex that will house people fleeing domestic violence, three years after the proposed project became a source of contention among residents of a nearby neighborhood who cited safety issues and fears about property values.
The plan to build a barrier along the Texas coast still has many forms, and it will be some time until leaders settle on a final version of the plan.
Currently, October, 2017 is on track to become the warmest October since observations began in 1871, possibly surpassing October, 2006 and last October as the first or second warmest ever.
Several of the state’s insurance associations are upset after comments by the newly appointed “recovery czar” about how agents have been handling Hurricane Harvey claims.
Texas law gives several protections to apartment renters whose homes were flooded in Hurricane Harvey, but many landlords for the first time are using special provisions to make residents leave on short notice, legal experts said.
Tropical Storm Nate continues to strengthen and move rapidly north-northwest in the general direction of Cozumel and the Gulf of Mexico.