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 Friendswood Police Department has announced plans to hold a ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Laura Smither.
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…
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.
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 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…
In a wild second half, the Clear Springs Chargers overcame two deficits to reclaim the 24-6A district title, defeating the defending district champion Friendswood Lady Mustangs by a final score of 3-2 on Friday at Clear Springs High School.
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.
In response to the guest column by Jack Cross ("Publisher should stop trying to undermine Trump," The Daily News, March 8): All I have to say is thank you, Mr. Cross!
Behind a strong pitching performance by Cali Dolfi and a four-RBI game by designated player Erica Riley, it took only four innings for the Clear Falls Knights to beat the Friendswood Lady Mustangs, 10-0, on Wednesday at Clear Falls High School.
Friendswood Independent School District officials have called a series of community meetings to discuss what the qualifications for the next superintendent should be.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs got big plays from their young defense and took advantage of a penalty kick opportunity to edge out the Clear Lake Falcons, 1-0, on Tuesday at Winston Stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Legends of Friendswood recently donated $10,000 to Friendswood Independent School District’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program.
Galveston County’s representative in Washington, D.C. will not be going in front of a town hall full of constituents during this week’s Congressional recess.
The Friendswood Mustangs gave it all they had against the talented, long and athletic Pearland Dawson Eagles, but fell in the bi-District round of the Region III-6A playoffs by the final score of 49-35 Tuesday at Manvel High School.
Junior shooting guard Tanner Bandini took over the game in the fourth quarter, bombarding the Clear Springs Chargers with clutch shooting from downtown, to send the Mustangs into the Region III-6A playoffs with a come-from-behind victory, 63-60, Friday at Dickinson High School.
An upper-level disturbance tracking east across Texas and northern Mexico will keep showers and occasional thunderstorms around for most of the day. Although the bulk of the precipitation is expected to move out some time this evening, there is a chance that parades scheduled tonight in Galv…
Vocational Guidance Services is preparing for its seventh annual Talent Has No Boundaries job fair for people with mental and physical disabilities. This job fair will showcase the skills and talents of workers with disabilities who represent a diverse and vibrant talent pool for hire.
In a marquee District 24-6A matchup in girls soccer, the third-place Friendswood Lady Mustangs and the second-place Clear Springs Lady Chargers dueled to a 0-0 draw Wednesday night at Henry Winston Stadium.
While the Clear Springs Chargers controlled the ball for the majority of the match, the Friendswood Mustangs came through with big plays to post a 3-0 win Wednesday in District 24-6A action.