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.
Although somewhat unlikely, we find ourselves in a winter pattern this morning similar to those that have produced sleet or snow in Galveston County over the years. One major difference is that temperatures are running 5-10 degrees warmer than is typical for such snow or sleet events over So…
A Mississippi-based fitness company is suing a Galveston couple, asserting they used trade secrets garnered when the husband was an employee to start a new island fitness club.
Thunderstorms ended a long dry spell, bringing the heaviest 24-hour rainfall to the county since Hurricane Harvey. Overnight amounts included an official 3.41 inches at Galveston’s Scholes Field, giving that location its heaviest rain since 8.64 inches was measured Aug. 29.
More Galveston County school districts received less than perfect marks for their special education services in the recently released 2016-17 Texas Academic Performance Report.
Galveston County officials’ efforts to plan a new bridge to Pelican Island received a boost recently when the Texas Department of Transportation pushed a critical deadline back by six months, but the move has left several commissioners and one area businessman debating the best way to procee…
There has been an increase in the number of reported cases of flu in Galveston County this year, at a rate that has county health officials urging people to get their seasonal shots.
Little Sister Danica’s only wish was for a new pair of flip-flops. She has been wearing the same pair since late August, when floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey washed away every other pair of shoes that she, her two sisters and mother owned.
The annual Dickens on the Strand is set for this coming weekend and the weather outlook couldn’t be better unless you are a stickler for authentic London style Christmas weather. High pressure building and a weak cold front building into North Texas should reinforce and maintain the dry, coo…
In the holiday rush, please don’t forget #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
Under the new proposed tax plan making its way through Congress, the group could give out fewer of those forms next year because, some worry, there will be less incentive to make donations.
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…
In response to the letter by Kenneth Johnson (“Thank goodness the military doesn’t ‘take a knee,’” The Daily News, Nov. 16): Johnson clearly is among the many who simply do not understand that the “taking a knee” issue has absolutely nothing to do with the military, whatsoever.
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.