Driving under the influence of drugs is just as dangerous as drunk driving. This includes illicit drugs like marijuana and the misuse of prescription drugs. Certain medications, as well as marijuana, slow your reaction time, decrease coordination and impair judgment, making it dangerous to o…
A district judge Wednesday dismissed a charge against an Alvin man accused of advertising a former girlfriend on a website for sex, court records show.
A draft budget bill passed by the Texas Senate on Tuesday would not have a tremendous effect on the University of Texas Medical Branch's educational operations, but could have big implications on its ability to treat the poor and the incarcerated
Although northern and western parts of Galveston County have received up to 1 ½ inches of rain over the past 14 days, precipitation has been scarce during that period closer to the coast.
An exotic dancer recently filed a lawsuit against a Dickinson gentlemen’s club claiming it did not pay her minimum wage or time and a half for overtime work.
It takes a special kind of student-athlete to earn the distinction of all-state both in their sport of choice and in academics, let alone doing so after a devastating injury.
Friday's Region III-6A boys soccer bidistrict playoff came down to taking advantage of opportunities, as Alief Hastings converted on scoring chances that host Dickinson could not and walked away with a 3-0 decision.
Today in Abilene, three Dickinson boys lifters — junior Pablo Cavazos, junior Daniel Parr and sophomore Jose Rodriguez — will be looking to bring home medals at the state powerlifting meet. On the girls' side, that accomplishment was achieved last week by senior Venu Phan.
Beach construction, wetland restoration and conservation are among Texas’ top strategies to protect its coast and the people who live there from hurricanes and other threats from the Gulf of Mexico, according to a planning document released Wednesday.
The Clear Falls Knights bounced back from a tough loss to district leader Alvin to out-duel what many consider to be the best offense in District 24-6A in the Dickinson Lady Gators for an 8-6 win Tuesday.
Few will argue with the observation that the weather over the past few days has been near ideal. Fairly light winds, abundant sunshine, mild nights and warm afternoons have stirred spring fever in most people I’ve encountered. This is reflected by increased interest in outdoor activities fro…
With an outright district championship on the line, the Dickinson Gators were determined to make the final push needed to seal up the 24-6A crown, scoring early and often in a 7-0 rout of Clear Brook on Monday.
Three of Galveston County’s top football players from the past season were further honored by scout.com with recent selections to their all-state team.
Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, recently filed a bill that would see several changes to a new Texas Education Agency school accountability system opposed by many districts in Galveston County.
In a major leap forward for the Dickinson baseball program, the Gators swept their District 24-6A season series against perennial contender Friendswood with an 11-2 win Friday.
It seems that political polarization and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive today within this nation. Based upon political, social and racial ethnicity, citizens are verbally insulting and hating on other citizens that disagree with their political and social ideology.
In a low-scoring extra-inning game for the second straight outing, this time the Dickinson Lady Gators prevailed, 2-1, against Clear Creek on Wednesday thanks to a walkoff hit by freshman designated player Mia Terry in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Area school district officials are optimistic about a bill by state Rep. Wayne Faircloth that would cut payments property-rich school districts must make to the state under the Robin Hood funding process.
The Dickinson Gators got off to a good start in District 24-6A, out-dueling the Friendswood Mustangs by the final score of 3-1 Tuesday at Dickinson High School.
Certainly spring break week has begun on a much cooler note than many would want. In fact, the 51 degree low this morning in Galveston equaled the coolest temperature seen during the entire month of February.
The Dickinson Lady Gators dropped a 2-1, 10-inning heartbreaker to the Alvin Lady Jackets on Monday night in a game where the Lady Gators played good enough to beat a tough Alvin team.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas announced his resignation Friday from the position as one of 46 total federal appointees asked to resign.
Close to the Gulf of Mexico and drained by a series of bayous that flow into Galveston Bay, the Houston region is intimately familiar with water. Perhaps a little too intimately — we are gaining a reputation as “America’s flood capital” thanks to the torrential rain events that routinely shu…
Athletes at McAdams Junior High will have the opportunity to use new uniforms and equipment this coming year thanks to a $17,698 grant received from the Justin J. Watt Foundation.
Galveston Police Department has found a future home for a 7-foot Colombian red tail boa constrictor that was seized in a League City animal cruelty case.
The Dickinson Gators out-passed and out-ran the Clear Creek Wildcats to log a 1-0 win Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, winning their fourth game in a row to lock up their first playoff-birth since the 2013 season, ending a four-year drought.
If a co-worker were having a mental health crisis, would you know what to do? Do you think you’d even recognize the signs? Most people know someone that has a mental illness, but as a community, our understanding of its prevalence, consequences and treatment is lacking.
When it comes to abortion, I’ve always been content with prolonged incrementalism in order to limit and eventually end the practice of child sacrifice; but that’s because I never considered an alternative that could end on demand abortion immediately and permanently.
With district baseball games just getting started for some and soccer seasons winding down, today’s slate of games offers some intriguing matchups. The following are the top Galveston County games to watch for Tuesday.
Teams from Clear Springs and hosts Dickinson had strong showings at Saturday’s Gator Relays, while Clear Falls cleaned up at Friday’s Lamar Consolidated ISD Relays at B.F. Terry High School.
A federal program that pays for bacteria monitoring on Gulf of Mexico beaches is among the things targeted for major cuts in President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Led by a no-hitter by starting pitcher Marissa Vazquez and the powerful bat of catcher Hannah Thompson, the Dickinson Lady Gators scored a big 11-2 victory over the Friendswood Lady Mustangs in the District 24-6A opener Friday.
A high pressure ridge to the northeast and a steep pressure gradient is bringing brisk winds gusting to 30-mph along the Texas coast, along with higher than normal tides and dangerous rip currents. Already, a Small Craft Advisory is effect for off-shore waters through tomorrow morning.
Galveston's representatives in the Texas House and Senate want the city's community college to be able to offer four-year nursing degrees.
I really enjoyed reading the column about the Lighthouse Charity Team ("It's all about service," The Daily News, Feb. 27). I had the pleasure to work on The Blue Santa event two years ago. I was amazed to see how efficiently Blue Santa and The Lighthouse Charity Team volunteers worked togeth…
More than 200 Galveston County residents took to the state capitol Wednesday in an effort to get state legislators to pay attention, at least briefly, to the county’s issues during the 85th Legislative Session.
Child abuse cases can be complex and they require many different professionals to be involved. Historically, a child might have been interviewed multiple times, furthering the trauma. Agencies did not always share information and the child and the cases suffered.
First off, "all" veteran issues are tied to both parties, regardless of who is president. But, time is helping resolve the issue too late for most veterans. With more than half of all the veterans in Texas 65 and older, by the time anyone applies a possible fix to those having VA issues, mos…
With one more day of warmer than normal temperatures likely, February, 2017 is set to go in the record books as the warmest ever in Galveston.
It happens every year. As the weather warms, the words “flesh-eating bacteria” cycle into headlines and social media feeds. After all, those words are much more likely to grab attention than Vibrio vulnificus, the actual name of the bacteria.