Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.
On May 5, elections will be held for the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District, which manages flood control for the Clear Creek watershed. I live in the Quakers Landing Subdivision in Friendswood, which was flooded by Hurricane Harvey.
While some in U.S. House Freedom Caucus say they expect concessions from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy if he seeks to replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber might be more inclined to support him.
After attending the candidate's forum on April 10, it struck me why I’m especially pleased to support Mike Foreman as our next mayor of Friendswood — he is a visionary. In his responses on that night, he demonstrated an excellent understanding of the current issues before the city, such as E…
A grassroots movement in Friendswood politics has new contenders stepping into the ring for the upcoming elections. Supporters of longtime city and county leaders who are seeking re-election or campaigning to shift from one leadership role to another (some having held their positions for the…
April is the windiest month of the year in Galveston County with an average daily wind speed of 12.2 mph at Scholes Field. So far this month has held true to form with the average daily wind speed measuring 14.0 mph.
Robert Griffon will be a great asset to the Friendswood City Council. My wife and I have known him for over 20 years. During this time, we have witnessed him serving in several leadership positions. Proven leadership should be a foundation for any candidate, but it takes time and life experi…
More than six months after the State of Texas instituted a new law prohibiting drivers from texting while driving, the police department's from Galveston County's two largest cities say they have issued few citations against drivers for the infraction.
While local health officials have spoken in detail about the findings in the Joint Commission’s report, the actual document outlining the agency’s findings has not been released.
More than 170 children, some as young as three, participated in the mutton busting competition during the first weekend of the county fair.
Daily News staffers and a correspondent won 15 awards, including some of the state’s highest, Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual convention, held this year in Corpus Christi.
More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey, many Galveston County residents still lack basic housing repairs despite applying for state and federal programs meant to help them.
I believe that Mike Foreman is the person with the specific city council leadership experience and skills that the citizens of Friendswood need to serve as mayor. As one who had the privilege of serving the residents of Friendswood as a member of city council, I understand the steep learning…
A dental clinic closed in February because of concerns with infection and sanitation controls will reopen Monday, the Galveston County Health District said Thursday.
As of Monday, the Galveston County Health District had tested 2,437 people. Of those, 1,880 have had their tests returned.
After two years and more than $100,000, the city of Friendswood has won a legal fight against eight residents who sued over the validity of the May 2016 municipal election.
In Texas, every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect. And every day in Texas, 52 children enter the foster care system. In Texas alone there are 48,795 children in the foster care system on any given day. Sixty percent of the abused and neglected children in Texas are 6…
The state of Texas will receive another $5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday.
County leaders are preparing to argue that federal housing funds anticipated to be awarded to the county for Hurricane Harvey recovery should be allowed to go to a greater range of income levels than currently allowed under federal law.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Galveston County, its judges and magistrates over a bail system the civil rights group asserts unjustly harms indigent people accused of crimes.
Saturday night and Sunday, we had to put the heat on in our house, as chilly north winds buffeted Galveston County. Then, this morning I had to walk the dogs in a cool, damp, foggy mist more characteristic of February than April. Still, this late throw-back to winter really wasn’t that unusu…
Galveston County commissioners today will consider taking the next step in beginning a program that could help raise county homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey and other storms in recent years.
Two weeks after the announcement that thousands of Galveston County residents might have been exposed to infectious diseases at a dental clinic, the clinic's new interim director said the facility has made "good progress" toward reopening.
Texas City facilities on more than a half-dozen occasions violated permits by releasing higher-than-allowable levels of pollution into area waterways, according to data collected through state and federal agencies.
Some on the Galveston County side of Clear Creek claim Harris County isn’t doing its share to remove large woody debris and living riparian vegetation. Harris County officials don't agree.
Friendswood’s request for a $12 million flood mitigation grant was rejected because city officials asked for too much money and some houses that would have been part of a voluntary buyout didn’t meet criteria.
Feuding members of the Galveston County Republican Party agreed to cease legal hostilities between each other on Friday — provided that the groups not re-instigate their fight between now and the Texas Republican Convention in June.
The city of Friendswood won’t get a $12 million flood mitigation grant that would have allowed it to offer buyouts to owners of 44 properties that have repeatedly flooded, leaving officials to search for new options and homeowners in limbo, city officials said.
The Galveston County Health District will open a second testing clinic to serve people who were potentially exposed to hepatitis and HIV at county dental clinics over the past three years.
Mike Foreman is highly qualified to lead Friendswood as its mayor. Yes, we know Mike served our country as a Naval aviator and astronaut. But in addition to those achievements, he has a long history of serving locally.
The Mustangs held their ground for the first 52 minutes of the game behind big defensive plays by senior keeper Mason Hunnicutt, senior Evan Birsinger and sophomore Michael Black, but eventually fell to the Longhorns by the final score of 2-0 Tuesday night at The Rig in Pearland.
Despite last week’s rain and cool front, March 2018 ended warmer and drier than average in Galveston County. In Galveston, the average temperature for the month was 6.1 degrees above normal, making it the fifth warmest March ever in 145 years of observations.
On Easter Sunday morning 2008, the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour was awakened with a worship song recorded by the Friendswood Methodist Church worship team. Mike Foreman, who was a mission specialist on that flight, requested the song. Each astronaut is assigned a day where they select…
Friendswood alum Chris Collins saw action in 17 games this season, averaging 7.1 minutes per game (120 minutes total) while going 9-for-30 on field goals and 3-for-4 from the free throw line. Collins also totaled five 3-pointers, helping the Aggies to a 22-13 overall record this year.
I have known Michael Wood for eight of the 40-plus years I have resided in Friendswood. Michael is a straightforward and honest man. Having been retired for many years now, it would be easy for Michael to sit back and watch Friendswood change, but instead, Michael has chosen to volunteer his…
The governing board of Coastal Health & Wellness said Thursday their first focus was reopening two clinics closed over sanitation concerns last month, before they decided who would be held responsible for the apparent lapses in medical protocol.
The Pearland Lady Oilers’ defense out-muscled the Friendswood Lady Mustangs’ attack to take a 1-0 win in Thursday’s Region III-6A bi-district playoff match at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
Clear Springs wins the Region 3 Bi-District playoff game against Pearland Dawson Thursday night. The game was close, but the Chargers came out on top 1-0. The Chargers finished their regular season 12-0-2 in District 24-6A. They will be playing the winner of the game between Atascosita and Dobie.
Some local elections are about competency — the practice of effectiveness. Some city elections are about character — the practice of integrity. I am supporting Mike Foreman for Friendswood mayor, because my experience says Mike has both.
Friendswood has enjoyed Patricia Hanks' leadership in the Friendswood Independent School District for many years. In her capacity as teacher, campus administrator, district leader, and superintendent, Hanks demonstrated integrity, fairness and a positive vision for the future. We now have th…
Friendswood’s Zach Montz caught Brazoswood’s goalkeeper away from his post to help the underdog Mustangs score a 2-1 overtime victory over the Buccaneers on Thursday at Challenger Columbia Stadium.