Police are investigating a Friday morning incident that sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital after being shot by his father.
Police are investigating a Friday morning incident that sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital after being shot by his father.
An elementary school near state Highway 3 in La Marque that’s been empty for at least two decades could finally be torn down.
It has been another banner year for the Friendswood boys and girls swimming teams, and the Mustangs are hoping to cap their already successful season by earning top honors at the biggest meet of the year.
Clear Brook's Corey Julks and Pearland's Connor Wong spent the summer before their sophomore year playing together with Mizuno Houston Select. Their experiences from that summer led to them being roommates at the University of Houston and enjoying a successful first season in college.
Granted, it's bad form to say we told you so, but The Daily News has been arguing almost since the city council created its neighborhood improvement program three years ago that the program violated at least the obvious intent and spirit of Galveston's charter.
Years ago we got a lot of help from different lifeguard agencies from all over the country to set up the system we have here in Galveston. It's nice to have a chance to pass the favor on.
NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a Jetpack pulled a 22-1 upset Friday in the $59,000 allowance feature for New York breds at Aqueduct.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Derek Willis' hope of getting into the rotation at Kentucky required a lot of patience during a two-year wait for minutes behind a glut of NBA-caliber talent.
Texas First Bank became the first member of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership in the partnership's 40th anniversary year.
The Sidney Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas recently welcomed five new members. They are: Andrea Cooper of Seabrook; Roxie Scott and Erin Graham of Santa Fe; Edna Sarver of Corpus Christi; and Pamela Skotak of Colleyville.
On Feb. 8th, the Galveston County Aggie Moms celebrated an official Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the new Texas Maritime Academy Dorm on the campus of Texas A&M University at Galveston.
There is no doubt that our recent spell of sunny weather, with humidity levels more in line with New Mexico than Southeast Texas, has been welcomed by most. Combined with seasonably cool to mild temperatures, we really couldn’t ask for better weather than we have seen so far this month.
On Feb. 1, Friendswood Police Officer Jason Ives received a standing ovation when he was introduced as the city’s Five Star Spirit Award recipient for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Beer business must be good. Stuttgarden Tavern, a popular downtown island establishment, is brewing a second location near movie theater Cinemark 12 at Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City.
Clear Creek’s never-say-die attitude was on full display Wednesday night, as the Wildcats stormed from behind to defeat the Friendswood Mustangs, 4-3.
It’s almost the middle of February and the Master Gardener annual Spring Plant Seminar and Sale is nearing. This year’s seminar and sale will be conducted Feb. 20, in the Rodeo Arena at the Galveston County Fairgrounds along Hwy. 6 in Hitchcock. This is a new location for the sale as we have outgrown the space at our old location near the County Extension Office in Carbide Park.
Dickinson was tested early by a stingy Friendswood zone defense, but the Gators put the clamps on the Mustangs in the second half, blowing them out 27-9 in the third quarter, and cruised to a 70-54 win Tuesday night.
A candidate for Galveston County Commissioner Precinct 1 is challenging the voter residency of his opponent League City Mayor Tim Paulissen.
Raccoons with distemper could spread the disease to other animals, including dogs.
Details about services for the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce President Jimmy Hayley, who died Saturday, have been announced.
Kris Anne Vogelphol, who has called by some the matriarch of the Galveston County Republican Party, has died.
A judge denied a reduction of bond for the man accused of slaying three people at an auto-repair shop in League City in 1983 — despite supportive testimony from his sister.
Kathy Barroso, a longtime executive for the Galveston County Health District, has been named the district's new chief executive officer.
A husband and wife were killed after being struck by a car Wednesday evening in Friendswood, police said.
A consulting company has presented county commissioners with a plan it says could save $4.4 million a year in criminal justice system expenses, but some officials are skeptical.
This January was slightly cooler than normal in Galveston County. The month, however, was characterized by persistent cool conditions rather than any really cold weather.
Construction of the former Washington Park in Galveston is estimated to cost an extra $458,000, but officials still expect it to be complete in fall 2016.
Galveston County Master Gardeners have planned several programs for February that will be of interest to local gardeners.
“The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
The Social Action Committee of Congregation Shaar Hashalom visited Hope Village and hosted an ice cream social at the residential home for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Friendswood.
On Jan. 25-31, the Galveston County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol brought National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to Galveston County for the sixth year in a row. NDAFW is organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. NDAFW celebrates the inquisitive minds of teens by giving them space to ask questions about drugs and to get scientific answers from experts. For this year’s NDAFW, our Coalition brought educational activities to hundreds of students at schools in Texas City and Galveston independent school districts, O’Connell College Preparatory School, and Odyssey Academy.
A sharp rise in the number of pedestrians killed on Texas roads over the past five years is leading to calls for more safety awareness.
The county honored two sheriff deputies credited with saving the life of a woman who was trapped in a burning San Leon home.
Landry's, Inc has released a list of business affected by a data breach that occurred in 2014 and 2015.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center Pets of the Week are Mariah and Hunter.
I am supporting Mike Foreman for Friendswood City Council Position 4. I have known Mike for almost 20 years and we both attend services at Friendswood United Methodist Church. We served together as NASA astronauts. Mike’s honesty and integrity are beyond reproach. He will be an outstanding city councilman for the same reasons he was an excellent astronaut — he is a logical, open-minded thinker, a consensus-builder and has a calm, “cool under pressure” demeanor.
With district seasons just getting underway, the usual suspects in Galveston County high school soccer will be looking for more success this season. Here are the five local teams to watch this year.
After a thrilling first half between both schools, the Friendswood Mustangs went on a scoring rampage in the second half, including a hat-trick by junior A.J. Buchman, to roll the Clear Falls Knights by the final score of 8-3 on Friday night at Clear Falls High School.
The Galveston County Daily News is proud to introduce the newest member of our publishing family, Let’s Eat Out. Copies of the new magazine are included in today’s copy of The Daily News.
The Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office will offer its Pesticide Applicator Recertification Program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office, 4102-B Main St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
From Staff Reports
Dietitian Sharon Mitchener helps the county keep its food-related New Years resolutions.
Each week, members of the Galveston County Master Gardeners gather there to work on their 3.5 acre demonstration garden that's a mosaic of plots for tomatoes, different kales, cabbage and countless other plants. In one section of the garden, there are lines of citrus trees and a Japanese-inspired garden fenced in by bamboo grown onsite.
Ever since Mardi Gras was revived in 1985 as public celebration, those attending the event have seen a wide variety of weather, from sleet and freezing temperatures to sunshine and temperatures in the 60’s.
Galveston County Sheriff's deputies rescued a woman from a burning San Leon home early Saturday morning, but were unable to save four dogs trapped inside the trailer.
The county has approved final steps to begin construction on a $4.2 million emergency shelter on Bolivar Peninsula, which will be built to withstand high-level hurricane winds. Officials anticipate it will be one of the strongest buildings along the Gulf Coast.
More than 100 people, many from the San Leon area, turned out for a public meeting hosted by state environmental regulators at the Johnson Community Center in La Marque.
On Jan. 22nd, Amy Banks, an employee with Galveston County Child Protective Services, was honored by her peers as one of eight additions to CPS’ Wall of Fame. Banks has been with CPS for more than four years, working directly with foster children.
As Bay Area Habitat for Humanity prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Sue Waddell, a recent beneficiary of the nonprofit, details how the organization has helped her become a homeowner.
The Good: Last week, after four years of construction and more than 2 million man-hours, the University of Texas Medical Branch reached substantial completion of the $438 million Jennie Sealy Hospital, meaning the building is ready for occupancy.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center Pets of the Week are Percy and Penny.
There are many valid reasons to hurl barbs at the Galveston County Commissioners Court these day, but its vote to use eminent domain for the purpose of closing Rollover Pass is not among them.
I’m sitting in the booth of a local restaurant when I find myself talking with a friend about the good work he does for the homeless. Tireless in his compassion, he and a handful of others work year around to help those who’ve dropped of the grid of society — sharing a simple brown bag meal, bottle of clean water, and a warm smile.
Several area musicians will gather to perform a charity concert at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Friendswood’s Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 W. Winding Way Dr.
Kudos to Texas City commissioners who on Wednesday unanimously supported creating a public transit line that could better connect Galveston County residents to Houston and beyond.
On a night when the Friendswood Mustangs badly needed a win, they sputtered, trailing most of the game only to make things interesting late in the game, but fell short, 47-41, to the rival Clear Brook Wolverines.
Honor students named at Southeastern Louisiana University
The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings for Amertex Roofing and Construction (www.amertexroofing.com), Leah Lewis and Kelinda Rice, owners of Alex and Ani inside Baybrook Mall, and Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille (www.perryssteakhouse.com).
Celebrate Mardi Gras, oysters, 'Monty Python' and more this week in Angela Wilson's Hot Ticket column.
Galveston County filed a lawsuit against the family of a man killed in a motorcycle crash to collect money from his insurer to pay for severe injuries to a deputy hurt at the scene by another drunken driver, attorneys said.
Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson on Tuesday announced her endorsement of Darrell Apffel for County Commissioner, Precinct 1.
What began as a night of celebration, ended as a night of sadness.
Wednesday was the first day candidates running for office in this May's local election could file paperwork to officially put themselves on the ballot.
Walmart opens Neighborhood Market in League City, Texas City will see two new hotels and Adventure Pointe coming soon, the island is still waiting on Lowe's and more in this week's Biz Buzz.
While parts of the Middle Atlantic States are facing a major snow storm and sections of the South likely to see severe weather and possible tornadoes from a developing Winter Storm, Galveston County will likely experience mostly indirect effects as the system moves east across the region.
Around 8 am on January 20, weather watching over the Galveston Ship Channel was quite dramatic. A frontal approach of a layered system rolled over the bay like a curtain dropped inside a gigantic haunted manor. It was a shelf cloud that moved across a previously sunny morning, bringing precipitation and grey skies, spider-web look-alike nimbostratus clouds and a few cumulus to tower above the shelf, or, in my six year old sons words, "a party of ginormous snowmen."