At age 74, Galveston's Lucy McMahon is a record-holding international powerlifting competitor, and on Dec. 8 she will be competing in the Global Powerlifting Alliance/International Powerlifting Organization World Championships in Moscow.
One of the mantras in our colleges and universities — and maybe in advanced high school classes, too — is that we must teach students to think critically.
The video tape player, an ancient thing, had been repaired and put in good order within the last year or two, so I popped the tape in and sat back to watch and recall the story.
Chances for meaningful rainfall will be increasing for Galveston County over the next 2-5 days. This is good news as Galveston has received less than ½ inch of precipitation so far this month (2 ½ inches less than would be anticipated by July 23). League City has fared a little better with 1.55 inches of rain since July 1. That still is almost 2 inches below normal for this point in the month.
Have you ever wondered how you can help a sexual assault survivor? If you would like to make a difference in the life of a survivor, please join us July 30 at our seventh annual Casino for Cause in the Davison Ballroom at the Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. For more information, call 409-443-0523, or visit www.rccgc.org.
A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program allows local tax offices to keep 10 percent of the registration and titling fees collected in return for taking on the extra duties.
An agreement struck recently between dog track operators and The Texas Greyhound Association, which represents dog breeders and kennel operators, and approved by the Texas Racing Commission was meant to accomplish one thing.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up again today as a combination of fairly deep Gulf moisture and heating created a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the rains have been sporadic and amounts overall have been fairly light over most of the area. Even a 0.32 inch downpour this morning at Scholes Field and a 0.08 inch shower there yesterday, left the Island with a 2 inch rainfall deficit for the month compared to what would be expected. Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service at League City still had a meagre 0.02 inches of rain for the first 17 days of the month.
Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union has partnered with Sarah Pepper and Hot 95.7 for the Sarah Pepper Pays It Forward initiative. Every month, hundreds of students nominate teachers from all over the greater Houston area that go above and beyond, and truly make a difference in their students' lives. These teachers are awarded with a surprise $500 check, as well as a pep rally for the school, complete with a 95.7 DJ and Sarah Pepper herself.
Bay Area Harbour Playhouse’s “Finian’s Rainbow” starts its second week tonight, and College of the Mainland’s theater company is in its debut weekend with “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Both shows will run through July 31.
Several fire departments are fighting a blaze at Americas Storage, 4600 FM 646 in Dickinson.
A rare bit of good news arrived last week for Galveston Bay oyster harvesters with a ruling by the Third Texas Court of Appeals that an exclusive lease between a navigation district and one company for about 23,000 acres of oyster beds was illegal.
County Judge Mark Henry is providing transportation for local law enforcement officers to attend today's memorial service for Dallas police officers killed last week.
No need to state the obvious. This month, so far, has been drier and hotter than normal. The official NWS recording station at Scholes Field measured only a trace of rain through the first 10 days of the month. The last time the first third of July was so dry was in 1996, when absolutely no rain was reported for the first third of the month. The same situation holds for the National Weather Service Office in League City, where only 0.02 inch of rain was measured for the first ten days this month.
The Daily News’ Galveston County athlete of the year coverage continues with the four finalists on the boys side.
By late Saturday afternoon, the group of Gators players put Dickinson on the statewide football radar, as they battled through five rounds of high-level touch football against state powers under a hellacious summer sun to finish as the 2016 7on7 state runner-up.
Hitchcock knocked off a state champion to match school history, and Dickinson advanced to the championship bracket for the second straight year on the second day of the Texas 7on7 Championships on Friday at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
Some things need containers, others don’t. So what about a church?
The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse recently announced its silver anniversary season, celebrating 25 years.
Debuting more than 55 years ago on Broadway, the magical musical "Finian's Rainbow" will make its local debut at 8 p.m. today at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, in Dickinson.
Three Galveston County teams will be competing in the Adidas State 7on7 football championships over the course of the next three days, and while the schools aren’t strangers to the event, there will be plenty of new faces trying to take advantage of the unique opportunity to hone their skills.
The commissioners court voted Tuesday to spend $65,000 more than they budgeted for repair and maintenance on sheriff's office vehicles through the end of the budget year, which ends Sept. 30.
Connie Ricketts has been named executive director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Galveston County.
A 74-year-old man shot his son Tuesday afternoon after an altercation inside the father’s house, police said.
Hot weather was expected to continue Wednesday, with the heat index again expected to reach as high as 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in League City.
The Daily News’ Galveston County athlete of the year coverage returns again, beginning with the four finalists on the girls side.
Weather over the long July 4th Holiday weekend should come close to stereotyped impressions of the summer event. There will be plenty of sunshine and sultry conditions with only a slight chance of early morning thundershowers near the coast and inland during the afternoon hours.
Many of us awoke this morning already able to begin the long Fourth of July Weekend, which — considering watermelon, barbecue, fireworks, the beach, parades and the fact that it’s held in the USA — is among the best holidays on the calendar, in our humble opinion.
Officials in Galveston County want residents and tourists to bear in mind that it’s illegal without a permit to shoot off fireworks within any city limits — and potentially dangerous.
L&G Steppers will present Jazz Sunday with Joe Carmouche from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday at Mr. Calvin's, 6022 Martin Luther King Ave., in Hitchcock.
First responders used 1960s-era brick duplexes for training before the structures were to be demolished. As part of a public-private grant project, DSW Homes will construct 26 three-bedroom homes as a community for low- to middle-income residents, called The Oaks at Blue Jay Drive, 7400 Blue Jay Drive. Federal, state and local elected officials and hundreds of emergency personnel attended the groundbreaking for the project.
The following Galveston County students made the dean’s lists at the following colleges and/or universities during the 2016 spring semester:
Evan Snyder receives Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A struggling oil refinery in southwestern North Dakota has been sold to Texas-based Tesoro Corp.
La Marque’s McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church will begin its 97th church anniversary with "A Concert of Prayer" prayer breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon today at 1607 Nashby St.
Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths in the United States, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
HomeTown Bank of Galveston is inviting you and me to its 50-year birthday celebration during normal business hours today at all of its branches across Galveston County.
Near to slightly above normal temperatures for this time of year and near normal precipitation should prevail through the end of June. This is about what we would normally expect for this time of year.
A six-county board has recommended that Texas pursue a plan to build a 55.6 mile system of levees and gates in Galveston County to protect the greater Houston area from storm surge caused by hurricanes.
A longtime employee of the League City Police Department, who handled DWI breathalyzer tests for more than six years, has been fired, throwing into question an undetermined but potentially large number of drunken-driving convictions.
The following students made the honor roll for the fourth quarter at True Cross Catholic School in Dickinson:
A veteran police officer who had worked as an investigator with the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office since 2013 has passed away.
The county approved a $2.3 million contract Tuesday to replace leaky sewage lines and water pipes in Moore's Addition.
Transportation officials at a meeting next week likely will approve funding for a long-sought bus line connecting the county and Houston's public transportation network, officials said Wednesday.
A welcome home event for area Texas Army National Guard troops has been rescheduled for Saturday.
The Dickinson Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veteran groups have rescheduled "Bugs & BBQ" for Saturday at Veterans Park, behind the Post, 5204 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. The event will help raise money for our returning Army National Guard Troops and for those facing deployment soon.
The Galveston County Veterans Treatment Court is receiving state grant funding for the first time since it began three years ago.
It was a proud moment for a Dickinson High School alumnus last week as she stood inside Sam Vitanza Stadium and raised an American flag to fly at the campus where she graduated in 1990.
The hosting Ball High finished the two days with the most wins, but La Marque ended the Beach Shoot-Out tournament with an exciting victory against the Tors in what became a de facto championship game.
A robbery that lasted only seconds, but felt like hours to the victims, has translated into years for a Bacliff man.
Sunday is the day set aside where we not only will be celebrating Father's Day, but it's Juneteenth time as well. And as you all know around here in Galveston County — we do it big.
The federal government is funding a $30-million program to equip first responders in the Houston region, including Galveston County, with tools to detect nuclear or radioactive material that could be used in terror attacks.
Construction workers have finished a $2 million county project to repave the main road at Jack Brooks Gregory Park in Hitchcock.
By most accounts, the muggy, somewhat oppressive conditions we are now seeing are unlikely to fade anytime soon. Generally forecasts are calling for warmer than normal temperatures for at least the next week or two.
While one school year has come to a close, there are four Dickinson High School students eagerly looking forward to the 2016-17 school year when they will lead the Dickinson High School Gator Marching Band.
While the East fell to the West, 14-9, in Saturday’s Bayou Bowl all-star football game at Rhodes Stadium, a pair of Galveston County players — and former Hitchcock Red Raiders little league teammates — made a major contribution for their team.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office seized 72 eight-liners and about $10,000 cash Thursday from a game room in Bacliff.
Students who were not able to complete annual state tests because of technology issues will not have to pass the tests to advance to the next grade, the Texas Education Agency says.
Little did he know that the chance visit would translate into a starring role in a Whataburger TV commercial with 12-year-old son, Kade.
Part of Interstate 45 will be closed this weekend for road construction, according to the Texas Department of Transportation
The Serra Club of Galveston has for many years sponsored prayer contests in the local Catholic schools and churches. This is a tradition that has been taking place since Joyce Ann Daniel started the program in 1997. This year, 571 students participated in writing prayers for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Those participating were Holy Family Parish, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Holy Family Catholic School, True Cross Catholic School, O’Connell College Preparatory School, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.