U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday praised local leaders for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and said he hopes to pass a third disaster relief bill before the money gets entangled in Washington policy battles.
A Hitchcock man was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault on Wednesday, two months after police say he threatened three people with a knife during a drunken fight in a trailer park.
A Galveston County softball coach was arrested and charged with indecency with a child, after being accused of taking pictures of and inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday urged Republican voters to replace State Rep. Wayne Faircloth in March's primary election and released a video endorsing Faircloth's challenger, Chambers County oilman Mayes Middleton.
A Galveston County lawyer, known for making ethics complaints that have ousted judges in Galveston County, on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against 56th District Court Judge, Galveston County Judge candidate, Lonnie Cox.
Cloudy, cool weather settled in over Galveston County today in the wake of yesterday’s cold front. This cool down, however, will be quite modest compared with a stronger cold front due to reach the coast Thursday afternoon or evening. This second front will definitely bring a real touch of w…
A Galveston County woman is suing a popular Texas City drinking establishment, asserting her leg was broken and she suffered other injuries when a security guard picked her up and threw her out of the building.
In the now four-plus months after Harvey, storm victims have been offered a variety of types of housing programs — from ones that offer to repair a home to minimum livability standards to ones that provide a trailer or recreational vehicle.
The New Year brought light sleet, snow and freezing rain to parts of Galveston County as the coldest spell in three years chilled the area. Low temperatures in Galveston of 30° on Tuesday and Wednesday registered the coldest temperature at that location since January 7, 2017 and marked the f…
A 27-year-old Bacliff man was arrested on Wednesday and charged with injuring a disabled person, after a Galveston County Sheriff deputy identified him as a suspect in an assault that left another man with a broken nose.
A rule change by the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week means that churches that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey last year can request federal grants that they had previously been barred from receiving.
Law enforcement agencies across Galveston County reported a quieter than usual holiday season, despite increased patrols in search of drunken drivers.
Galveston County, like most of the eastern and southern United States, was gripped by cold on Tuesday. In a part of the country where winter weather is usually on the mild side, the freezing weather had some in the area scrambling for warmth and shelter.
A Texas City police officer was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated early Tuesday, after he was involved in a traffic collision in the city.
A Bacliff woman was arrested and charged early Monday morning after a New Year's Eve disturbance allegedly resulted in her throwing a knife at her 6-year-old child.
A 20-year-old man who was indicted in October on a felony assault charge in Galveston County asked for a recent court date to be moved, so that he could pay in a New Years Day college football game.
Two fishing spots in Galveston County would be closed through Wednesday morning due to cold weather, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Monday.
Several Galveston County communities are considering joining a dispute against telecommunications giant Comcast over franchise fee underpayments that could total millions of dollars.
Drunken drivers this New Year’s Eve will have to contend with an increased law enforcement presence across Galveston County and a new program designed to help prosecute DWI-related crimes, officials said.
Our recent cold front brought windy, wet, cold weather to the county, giving residents a real touch of winter for Christmas and much of this week. The good news is that milder conditions will be creeping into the area later today and tomorrow.
FEMA and the Texas General Land Office have approved 396 applicants in Galveston County for various programs and evaluating homes to decide what kind of repairs they need.
Greater numbers of patients are filling area hospitals and doctors’ offices complaining of flu-like symptoms, leaving health experts worrying about a potentially bad flu season in Galveston County, one of the hardest hit areas in the nation.
Cloudy skies, gusty winds, light rain and fog greeted County residents on the day after Christmas with a frontal boundary and coastal trough stalled offshore. The surface boundary, combined with a broad upper-level trough produced rain overnight with showers continuing over the Gulf and alon…
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve an $81 billion disaster aid package to help Texas and other places in the U.S. hit by natural disasters this year.
As 2017 draws to a close, Galveston County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol would like to thank all of you for a great year. Our mission is to mobilize community resources in an effort to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in our co…
The U.S. House of Representatives has proposed the largest disaster aid bill in the country's history, an $81 billion package meant to pay for recovery in Texas and other states.
Despite the dense fog this morning and a chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, the outlook for the rest of this week is quite good. We should have two or three days of sunny, mild weather for the end of the week, as a weak cold front moves through Texas on Tuesday night leading …
Federal immigration authorities have sent more requests for people to be detained by the Galveston County Jail this year, than they have in the past.
Senators from three states affected by hurricanes this year revealed a new bill on Thursday which they say will protect people who apply for Small Business Administration loans, but ultimately decline them.
The record rains dropped by Hurricane Harvey in August were likely strengthened by manmade climate change, according to two new studies released this week.
The other day, as my wife applied some lotion to her hands, she asked what the humidity level was. When I told her that the relative humidity was then 80 percent, she was surprised and wondered how it could feel so dry with humidity at that level.
A holiday tradition once again lit up the entrance way to Galveston on Tuesday night, as the Tree of Lights on top of the Galveston County Daily News was illuminated ahead of the 2017 holidays.
Many men and women who have been infected with HPV never develop any health problems, but, for some, the infection can lead to various types of cancers and genital warts.
Local educators Friday were calling a Texas Education Agency release of school report cards for the 2016-17 school year an unnecessary rehash of already published data that achieved nothing but confusion.
Hurricane Harvey ravaged Southeast Texas in the last days of August, and Galveston County Daily News photographers and reporters were in the thick of it.