As Hitchcock city leaders work to rectify fiscal issues, exacerbated, in part, by rapidly declining sales tax revenues, officials with other Galveston County municipalities said building a budget around that form of income was a tricky proposition.
Tens of billions out of an $89 billion federal aid package have been earmarked for Texas for Hurricane Harvey recovery, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday.
Relying on their solid foundation of pitching and defense, the Dickinson Gators scored a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Friendswood Mustangs at home Friday to split the two teams’ season series.
After nearly two years without a permanent head to Galveston County's human resources department, officials say they might be on the verge of hiring someone to take over the position.
City officials estimate they'll need $301 million in federal disaster aid to improve drainage, roads and housing after Hurricane Harvey's devastating floods last August.
Texas' wildlife agency has sent a plan to a Washington D.C., outlining how the state would like to regulate red snapper fishing in federal waters.
The first few days of Spring Break have played out pretty much as anticipated, with light rain last weekend followed by a decent cool front that brought sunny skies, but somewhat chilly conditions for the first half of this week.
The state this week took another step toward closing Rollover Pass — a popular fishing spot on Bolivar Peninsula — nearly a year after the county and the previous landowner agreed on a settlement for the property.
This week, during the first spring break since Hurricane Harvey, thousands of volunteers have come to Galveston County and surrounding areas to participate in what one group is calling the largest volunteer effort of its kind in U.S. history.
The Friendswood Mustangs defeated the Dickinson Gators in walk-off fashion, 1-0, after a throwing error by the Gators' first basemen Kiko Nunez in the District 24-6A opener at Friendswood High School.
Lawyers for Galveston County and a man who accused two jail deputies of using excessive force during an incident at the county jail in 2014 have reached a preliminary deal to settle a civil lawsuit for $67,500.
A lawyer for Galveston County Republican Party chairman Carl Gustafson on Monday asked a Galveston County judge to issue a restraining order against members of the county party and to declare the actions of a dissident group within the party "null and void."
First-inning fielding errors put Dickinson behind the proverbial 8-ball from the get-go, and Alvin’s ace settled in late, as the Lady Jackets topped the Lady Gators, 6-3, Monday afternoon.
The organization in charge of planning regional transportation projects in Houston and surrounding areas, including Galveston County, is asking for the public's help in developing a 20-year plan on how it will help people move around.
The Texas Southern Tigers announced Feb. 28 that they hired Dickinson native and former Arizona State University defensive line coach Michael Slater to the same position.
A civil trial in which two Galveston County jail deputies are accused of using excessive force against a one-time inmate will begin at Galveston's federal courthouse on Monday.
The Clear Springs Chargers' pitching duo of Kaylee Thomas and Kelly Maxwell shut out the Dickinson Gators' offense to get their first District 24-6A victory, 6-0, on Friday at Clear Springs High School.
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will take effect in 15 days. The new tariffs but a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum.
Spring Break will commence in earnest this weekend, through next week and the following weekend. Visitors to Galveston County, as well as the hospitality business, have a keen interest in what kinds of weather will prevail during that usually busy period.
State Rep. Wayne Faircloth and challenger Mayes Middleton are neck-and-neck in their race for the GOP nomination for Texas House of Representatives District 23, according to early voting results from Galveston County.
Incumbent Galveston County Judge Mark Henry on Tuesday won the Republican Party primary election against District Court Judge Lonnie Cox after a contentious campaign that led to a close race.
Democrats and Republicans both voted in record numbers during early voting for this year's primary election, according to early vote totals from the Texas Secretary of State's office.
The issue of who closes parts of the channel to traffic has become a matter of interest in Galveston of late because cruise lines have accused port pilots of using fog as an excuse to delay vessels from coming in and out of the island’s harbor.
A national debate rages in the aftermath of a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., about how to improve school safety, but several Galveston County educators say the answer doesn’t lie in arming teachers.
Four months after Galveston County voters overwhelmingly approved an $80 million bond, construction for the first projects funded by the measure are nearing approval.
The Dickinson Gators had a chance to shoot ahead of the Alvin Yellowjackets into first place in District 24-6A, but remain right in the middle of the district title chase after battling Alvin to a 0-0 draw Friday night at Alvin Memorial Stadium.
I am a teacher. This national conversation of arming teachers to prevent gun violence in our schools, is disturbing. Texas teachers are trained to meet pedagogy and professional standards, that make learning relevant for today’s learners. Our responsibility does not, and should not, be that …
A 20-year-old Galveston County woman has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter after a speeding SUV slammed into a car on an Interstate 45 service road, killing a woman and her 3-month-old child, according to The Associated Press.
While Port of Galveston officials ponder where to find a staggering $250 million needed to update dilapidated facilities at the public docks, national maritime experts say the island is not alone.
After a chilly January, which brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the County as well as 10 days with freezing temperatures in League City and 5 days in Galveston, February has been a welcome change of pace. With temperatures for the month now running 7.6° above normal in Galveston and 7…
To open up District 24-6A play, the Friendswood Lady Mustangs used key defensive plays and an early lead to get past the Dickinson Lady Gators by the final score of 6-5 Tuesday night at Dickinson High School.
Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I have sent my two children to school wondering if I will see them again in the afternoon. Every day. Every day I kiss them goodbye, hug them extra tightly and think of the parents who did exactly that the morning of that terrible event. Ev…
John Young admits that Galveston County Democrats haven't exactly been beating the get-out-the-vote drum over the past six months.
An attorney representing five federal pilots seeking state licenses to guide vessels into local ports has filed a motion for summary judgment and a transfer motion, hoping to accelerate the end of a long dispute involving the Board of Pilot Commissioners, local pilots and the governor of Texas.
Nearly two weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott's office said the state had $3.2 billion ready to go to start construction of a long-hoped for coastal barrier system, one of the project's most public advocates urged caution over how soon the project will start.