A man was shot and killed on FM 517 this morning, and police are still looking for the suspected shooters.
Galveston County received welcome sunshine and mild temperatures today, following yesterday’s heavy rains that created street flooding, isolated tornadoes and power outages in some spots. The needed rain over the past two days brought amounts ranging from 3.66 inches in Santa Fe, 3.07 inches…
Triumph and tragedy are typical. Calmness and chaos are common. The men and women of emergency medical services encounter people at what is often the most helpless and vulnerable moment of their lives. While it’s often challenging and emotional work, being there for you when things go wrong …
A driver accused of being intoxicated made headlines in late April when he plowed through traffic traveling along Seawall Boulevard before hitting a mother and daughter who were walking by and striking three parked cars.
May 15 through May 20 was National Prevention Week, an annual health observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The state's highest court sided with the county in a long-running dispute that's influenced county politics and cost taxpayers more than $1 million.
Agencies on Thursday released a draft plan that would allocate $45.7 million in Deepwater Horizon recovery funds to 13 coastal restoration projects.
A sure sign of the changing season is the appearance of annual hurricane preparedness meetings. This year’s round kicked off in League City last Saturday and continues with a meeting in Santa Fe this evening (see link). Other meetings will be in Galveston on Saturday, Friendswood on June 1 a…
An El Lago man was arrested Tuesday after one of his tenants complained he’d tried to video record her in the bathroom, according to a complaint affidavit.
The Texas House of Representatives passed an anti-cyberbullying bill on Friday, bringing new rules that would crack down on online harassment of Texas teenagers one step closer to passage.
With precipitation levels running below normal for four of the first five months, 2017 can hardly be characterized as wet. However, there is a distinct difference in overall moisture levels so far this year between the mainland parts of the County, Galveston Island and areas near the coast.
North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un is making a lot of threats about making nuclear missiles that can reach America. They don’t have the technology to build one, or put a nuclear warhead on it. We already have missiles with nuclear warheads that can reach North Korea or any place on the earth. …
State Highway 146 in Bacliff was re-paved back in April; then that was all torn out in April. The problem was that the Texas Department of Transportation’s trusted contractor really screwed up the job, so the road has to be redone.
The past several years have been full of significant achievements at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center. National Pet Week, May 7-13, is a great opportunity to highlight some of the ways your support allows us to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of loving pets.
State and local officials are advising drivers to consider alternative routes when possible and allow extra time to get to destinations to accommodate the Texas Department of Transportation’s plans to close parts of Interstate 45 this weekend.
Robin Hood may be a hero in a favorite children’s tale, but to parents, teachers and communities with the unusual combination of both high property values and high percentages of economically disadvantaged students, Robin Hood is a villain from which local school officials are seeking relief.
Tthe Galveston County District Clerk's Office will hold a special passport event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North County Annex, 174 Calder Road, in League City.
Federal lawmakers should grant a small concession to Texas’ struggling shrimp industry, rather than delivering to it another blow for very little good reason.
Recreational red snapper anglers took another hit on Tuesday when NOAA Fisheries announced that the 2017 Gulf of Mexico federal red snapper recreational seasons open for the private angling and federally permitted for-hire components on June 1, 2017, at 12:01 a.m., local time.
Pregnant women are among the most vulnerable to the Zika virus. But a recent survey completed by University of Texas Medical Branch researchers says that many women might not be aware of all the ways they can be infected with the virus.
Another upper-level system due to impact the area late Tuesday into Wednesday may bring more precipitation to Galveston County than the storms that roared through Texas Saturday night, producing a deadly tornado in Canton, Texas along with strong winds and heavy rains across a large portion …
A surface low near Fort Worth, a weak cold front and an upper-level trough tracking across the center of the country has contributed to quite breezy conditions locally, along with cloudy to partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for rain. Galveston has already reported 23-mph winds and 31-m…
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to Donald Trump on Monday, urging the president to include $15 billion for a coastal barrier system for Houston and Galveston in his plans for national infrastructure projects.
The 79th Galveston County Fair & Rodeo officially opens today, but action was already in full swing at the fairgrounds in Hitchcock on Thursday. Livestock show participants and cook-off hopefuls began checking in, and organizers opened a late-night sneak peek of the carnival.
The maritime industry accounts for about 20 percent of Galveston County’s jobs, according to an economic assessment recently conducted by Martin Associates.
A Galveston County woman recently filed a lawsuit in Galveston County courts against Blue Bell Creameries, claiming that she and her daughter got sick from eating contaminated ice cream.
A storm complex moved across Galveston County causing havoc in the Santa Fe area where 7 to 9” caused flooding. Ironically, rainfall amounts were quite varied even across small areas as the storms tended to move slowly across the same locales. As a result, precipitation totals at official re…
The Texas Senate didn't care for an amendment that would let Galveston to continue to regulate short term rentals in its on way.
People in Bayou Vista and surrounding communities will be asked to vote on a $17 million bond that seeks new money to repair and improve local waste water systems.
One of the top priorities named in a new plan from the Texas General Land Office is the creation and restoration of rookery islands in Galveston Bay.
On Tuesday, Galveston County Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement of its home delivered meals program to Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, a Houston-based nonprofit.
Two members of the Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday loudly objected to a new proposal on the management of a coastal spine.
On Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously agreed to approve a change order for Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park that reduced the total cost of the project.
Rain has been hard to come by so far this month in most of Galveston County, with only 0.01” of rain at Galveston so far and 0.02” at the NWS Office in League City/Dickinson. This lack of moisture is particularly evident near the coast, where a persistent “cap” (layer of warm, stable air alo…