The jail's population is likely to swell as a fight between county commissioners and judges heads toward more legal action.
The jail's population is likely to swell as a fight between county commissioners and judges heads toward more legal action.
Two county rivals move on from thinking about “what ifs” to focusing on “what now” as the Texas City Stings (1-3, 0-1 in District 23-5A) host the Santa Fe Indians (2-2, 0-1) tonight.
Preview of Friday's countywide high school football games including Clear Creek-Clear Brook, Clear Falls-Friendswood, and Ball High's matchup with state-ranked Manvel.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
Our federal government has a “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.” What do these four things have to do with each other? Little or nothing.
Gulf Coast Educators FCU awards area teachers with classroom grants
September Business of the Month
Hostility between League City Mayor Pat Hallisey and City Manager Mark Rohr swelled Tuesday night before a divided city council ultimately decided against opening an investigation into allegations the mayor violated the city charter.
A Friendswood man accused of shooting and stabbing his father Monday evening turned himself into authorities, police said.
Barrios Technology employees contributed to another successful United Way campaign for 2016-17. Barrios employees rose to the challenge in supporting the less fortunate in the community by donating $91,188 to the cause.
In late August, Barrios Technology recognized employees with Silver BEAR (Barrios Employee Award and Recognition) awards. Each recipient was commended for their high level of expertise and outstanding performance supporting Barrios contracts with NASA’s space exploration programs.
Dickinson swarmed Friendswood with a late first-half scoring spree, and managed to hold off the never-say-die Mustangs squad for a 21-16 win that came down to the final minute in Friday’s District 24-6A showdown at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
The Friendswood Mustangs and Dickinson Gators got off to a slow start Friday night after a freak rainstorm slowed down the game in the first quarter. However after the skies cleared the Gators took a lead they wouldn't give up. The Mustangs kept things interesting with a solid second half and fell just short as Dickinson hung on to win 21-16.
An influx of deep Gulf moisture, a low pressure trough to the west and a cold front expected to move into Texas by Sunday will bring us periods of shower and thunderstorm activity through the weekend into next week. Some heavy rain will be possible in our area, especially from Sunday night into late Monday or early Tuesday. In addition, the front should move to the coast by late Monday or early Tuesday, delivering more seasonably appropriate temperatures to Galveston County.
Fans won’t be kept waiting for what is primed to be the 24-6A game of the year, as early favorites Dickinson (3-0) and Friendswood (2-0) meet tonight in the opening week of district play.
Bolivar Peninsula visitors are buying significantly more beach stickers, decals required to park vehicles on the sand near the water, and county officials want to use the extra revenue to build the first public restrooms along the shoreline.
Churchill's Benghazi, involving 250,000 casualties, did not stop his rise to commander-in-chief. Hopefully, Clinton’s Benghazi, involving 11 casualties, will also not stop her rise to commander-in-chief.
A Heritage Park man died Tuesday after crashing his motorcycle into a car in the 3100 block of FM 528, police said.
The Clear Creek Wildcats haven’t built their impressive district winning streak to where it is now by being passive.
One person was taken to the hospital on Tuesday after a traffic accident in Friendswood.
Yesterday saw another day and another late season heat advisory. Based on the temperatures this month and projected warmth over the coming 7 days, this month is on track to become the hottest September in Galveston County since records began in 1871.
Often overlooked, usually seen but not heard from, offensive linemen don’t usually get to have much of an identity in the game of football.
The Friendswood Police Department asked for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a gas station last week.
Galveston and eight other counties are under a heat advisory until 7 p.m.
A third county resident was infected with West Nile virus this year, the Galveston County Health District reported Friday.
On Sept. 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike sent storm surges crashing into Galveston, Galveston Bay and the Bolivar Peninsula. Broken glass and debris littered streets, and high winds damaged homes and businesses across the region. Galveston was shut down for weeks.
Three more local residents have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, the Galveston County Health District announced Wednesday.
We are going into our sixth consecutive day with rainfall being reported in at least some areas of Galveston County. Rainfall amounts overall during this latest wet spell have ranged from around 1 inch over parts of Galveston Island up to nearly 3 inches over some inland locations. Since we are (believe it or not) running below normal for the month so far, I cannot say that the precipitation has been entirely unwelcome. The good news is that wet weather is likely to continue for the next week or two, with heavy amounts possible near the coast.
Tuesday’s District 24-6A volleyball tilt between Clear Falls and Friendswood was just about as close as they come, as the Knights came away with a 25-23, 23-25, 28-26, 24-26, 15-12 win in a wild, back-and-forth match before a raucous crowd.
The county's child welfare program improperly spent funds and failed to seek state reimbursement for work performed for a past year, according to an audit.
Back to school convocation welcomed FISD employees
Recently, the Gulf Coast Council AT&T Pioneers donated supplies of snacks and soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House and bears were donated to the Dickinson Police Dept.
Danny Ceniceros graduates from basic training
Friendswood police were searching for a robber accused of stealing cash and hitting a gas station clerk Monday morning.
After inclement weather cancelled their game last Friday, the Friendswood Mustangs were clearly chomping at the bits for some game action Saturday.
Saturday morning, thunderstorm activity around the Galveston area kept anglers on edge.
Galveston’s God’s Kingdom and Restoration Ministries will sponsor, “An Evening of Old Songs, Hymns and the Top 100 Old Songs,” at 6 p.m. today at 4628 Avenue Q, featuring Carolyn Softly, John Cook, Voices of the Mainland and more.
A mid to upper-level low, an influx of deep moisture and a sluggish cold front that should stall somewhere over Southeast Texas could bring a good chance of rain this weekend. How much rain falls in Galveston County may be dependent upon where the frontal boundary stalls, with some models keeping the front north of Houston, and others taking it south to the coast. Rain chances locally would be higher if the front does make it to the coast before hitting the brakes.
Taxing entities all over Galveston County are preparing budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
Due to an AT&T outage in the area, The Daily News' phone lines are down and we are operating on limited internet connectivity.
The United Way of Galveston and United Way Galveston County Mainland kicked off their fundraising campaigns Wednesday with the goal to collectively raise more than $3 million for area agencies.
Tropical Depression #9 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine at 1 p.m. today. At that time, Hermine was located at 24.7 N and 88.0 W (or about 395-miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida). The storm was drifting north at 2-mph. Sustained winds were 40-mph and pressure was 1000 MB (29.53"). Tropical Storm Warnings and a Hurricane Watch are now in effect for the west coast of Florida.
In response to the letter by Carol Dean ("Don't be fooled by FISD's cries for help," The Daily News Aug. 23), Dean said the following: “This rollback election is a no lose proposition, if voters vote “no” the district will get $4-plus million more in tax revenue. If the district wins, they will get $7-plus million more per year.”
One good thing about our Texas Gulf Coast summers is that we get to anticipate and to better appreciate the cooler temperatures of the fall season.
Last time, we talked about how to run uphill. Now it’s time to talk about how to make it down the other side.
A new recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration requires that all blood donated in the United States be tested for the Zika virus.
Oyster companies are celebrating new Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission rules that will allow fewer days to harvest and limit the size of catches when the season opens again in November.
A radio mainstay on the Galveston-area airwaves is changing formats after more than six years of broadcasting Asian music and China-friendly talk shows.
Local, county and state governments plan to spend $500 million on road projects in Galveston County over the next decade.
Texas First Bank customers made about $10,000 in claims on Monday, the first business day since a weekend phishing attack that targeted area cell phones.
The first day of school is a big deal. Boys and girls alike spend time thinking about that perfect first day outfit (okay, maybe it’s mom), worrying about where they will sit at lunch and if they’ll make new friends. Will they like their new teacher? But the first day of school is also a time to show off how cute your little boy or girl is, and how much they’ve grown over the summer. Here at The Galveston County Daily News we wanted to bring you full coverage of the first day of school throughout the county, and here are some of the photos our readers sent us.
Voters in Friendswood should consider one fundamental question above all other questions as they decide whether to support a tax ratification vote scheduled for Sept 10: How important is the quality of the public schools to the quality of life in Friendswood?
Texas lawmakers this month formed a caucus aimed at keeping NASA funding from falling out of orbit.
There was plenty of preseason hype in the area about Friendswood quarterback Tyler Page heading into his senior season.
As an over-40-year resident of Friendswood, I've been involved in many ways with our city and school district. In doing so, I've had the privileges of working with not only the staff and leaders in these two groups, but many of my fellow citizens.
Four weeks ago, Robin Williams took over leadership during a period of rebuilding and extensive physical renovation for the school.
The Friendswood Mustangs squared off against Texas City at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood Friday, August 26, 2016.
A disorganized and weak area of low pressure (99L) located between the northeastern and the coast of Cuba continues to keep forecasters guessing as it moves west-northwest at about 10-mph. Currently, upper-level winds remain unfavorable for development, but should become a little more conducive for development as the system approaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week.
For the 17th straight season, Texas City and Friendswood will square off on the gridiron tonight, in a series — currently knotted 8-8 — that’s as close as they come.
Clear Creek ISD has formed a new center meant to make it easier for parents to get answers and resolutions when problems arise with their children at school.
As Jaycob Freeman surveyed the hundreds of teachers gathered at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City on Aug. 11, he realized he had come full circle.
Mostly dry, hot weather has returned to Southeast Texas, but the outlook is for rain chances to improve later this week and remain reasonably high through the early part of next week. The high pressure that built back into our area over the past few days is expected to retreat back north. This will allow for an influx of deep Gulf moisture in association with an upper-level trough expected to move west.
Friendswood could not hold on for what would have been another signature pre-district win Tuesday, as the Pearland Lady Oilers came from behind to hand the Lady Mustangs a 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 11-15 defeat.