Friday, conditions began improving with light south to southeast wind prevailing over our area. Brandon Rowan and Kelly Groce, of Mariner Magazine, joined me for a morning of fishing that turned out to be much slower than we anticipated.
One of the team’s youngest members got League City Post 554’s runs parade started with a bang, and West Texas Pecos Post 460 came unraveled late as League City picked up a 14-2 win Friday in the American Legion state baseball tournament.
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.
Unfortunately, unless the scammer can be identified and criminal charges filed or a civil case initiated there is little recourse to having your money returned.
Daily water intake must be balanced with losses to maintain our total body water. We lose water not only through sweating but also through breathing and using the restroom. Losing body water without replacing it can have huge negative effects on your mind and overall health.
While the Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, there hasn’t been enough going on to keep anybody’s attention in the weeks since.
The Rev. William King III, a chaplain for the Dickinson Police Department and pastor of Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, attended an International Conference of Police Chaplains seminar in Albuquerque, N.M. this month.
Local, county and state governments plan to spend $500 million on road projects in Galveston County over the next decade.
Clear Lake Elks distribute dessert to DeBakey veterans
Tom Solomon hits 15,000 volunteer service hours milestone
Madeleine Mallia wins scholarship
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship donates to Hospice Care Team
COM student among 20 to win national scholarship
One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. That’s why the Women, Infants and Children division of the Galveston County Health District is happy to support World Breastfeeding Week set for Aug. 1 through Aug. 7.
The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County will hold its annual casino fundraiser Saturday.
Del Papa Distributing makes donation to Boy Scouts campaign
Galveston County 4-H members recently donated teddy bears and stuffed animals to the Dickinson Police Department for the Bears on Patrol program. The program allows patrol officers to comfort or calm children involved in traffic accidents, or other stressful calls, by giving them a stuffed animal.
College of the Mainland students in Phi Theta Kappa were named one of the top 100 chapters in the world for their efforts. This year the students launched Peers That Kare, a project to help COM students finish college by pairing them with an honor society student.
The 24th annual Marcus Joseph Netherly Memorial Scholarship Program was July 23 at Reedy A.M.E. Church in Galveston.
“The bad news is that the number of children who develop asthma has increased dramatically over the last three decades,” said Dr. Randall M. Goldblum, a professor in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “In our area up to 10 to 18 percent of children now develop asthma.”
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
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.