The second weekend of Mardi Gras get rolling in Galveston on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, with the Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade, Krewe Babalu's 12th annual All Krewe Parade and the Krewe of Maximilian Parade.
Galveston city council on Thursday postponed voting on a resolution that would effectively turn over several city rights-of-way to a private owner.
In a tight vote, the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees Wednesday decided it would appoint someone to an open position at its March meeting.
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.
Alvin Sallee’s guest column (“Time to call Galveston a port of call,” The Daily News, Feb. 18) struck a chord with me. Last week, four guests from Idaho joined me and other Galvestonians on a cruise to Honduras. I was so glad they could come early to enjoy some of the sights and tastes Salle…
The first week of Mardi Gras is the one time of the year when all the local Galveston people like to enjoy the seawall. Cook, visit with family and friends. Why can’t Galveston leadership, once a year, just say park and have a good time. You pay your taxes.
Galveston city council could vote today to acknowledge a decades-old ordinance abandoning city control of several rights-of-way near Porretto Beach.
The developer of a luxury East End subdivision may never be fully reimbursed the millions of dollars he claims to be owed for covering the costs of public improvements made under the terms of a special tax zone, officials said.
The Ball High Lady Tors could not find a spark, and the power hitting of the Fort Bend Elkins Lady Knights proved to be too much in a 13-5 home loss in Wednesday’s District 23-5A opener for both teams.
Charges against a former Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputy accused of receiving oral sex from a jail inmate in 2015 were dismissed Tuesday because prosecutors couldn’t find the alleged victim, court records show.
If the city shows up at your house tomorrow and asks you to donate your front yard to a land speculator, are you going to say “Yes?” Mr. Land Speculator has promised to let you look at the shiny new McMansions built 3 feet off your front door every day free of charge.
State Sen. Larry Taylor, a Friendswood Republican, on Wednesday filed a bill proposing the re-creation of an interim committee to study coastal barrier systems in Texas.
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Texas City, better known for petrochemical landscapes than landscaped subdivisions, is poised for an unprecedented growth spurt as the region's residential boom continues its southward advance.
Texas A&M University at Galveston broke ground Thursday on a $34 million building that will add more lecture facilities and support service spaces to the campus.
Representatives from the Port of Galveston, alongside representatives of the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week presented a plan to the federal Civil Works Review Board to deepen a part of the harbor, a project supporters hope will attract business and benefit o…
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Coast Guard officials say four men have been rescued from a life raft in the Gulf of Mexico after their fishing boat capsized about 100 miles off Galveston.
Mardi Gras Galveston started Friday evening with events including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade, this year held in recognition of Larry Del Papa of Del Papa Distributing Co.
Facing one of the state’s best teams, the Ball High Lady Tors fell into a huge early hole and could not climb out, as they were topped by the Beaumont Ozen Lady Panthers, 66-32, in Friday’s Region III-5A area-round playoff game at East Chambers High School.
The repaving and underground plumbing replacement at 69th Street is fast approaching completion. It has been a mess for several months, but thanks to the project's management, traffic has continued to flow throughout with a minimum of inconvenience for the neighborhood. Thanks for the good work.
There have been many thoughts about just what to do about presenting a "pretty picture" to those who visit Galveston Island by way of Broadway, including the most recent article ("Hitting roadblocks," The Daily News, Feb. 8).
Who was the genius that came up with the design for the bus stops on the beach? Talk about a hazard and potential lawsuit. The new bus stops project cut into a turn lane and have 4-inch high curbs to surround it. I almost busted my tires trying to avoid it while driving.
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…
Top officials for Galveston Park Board of Trustees are opposed to efforts by the Texas Legislature to rewrite rules about who can use bathrooms in public buildings. But on Tuesday, trustees stopped short of officially joining a coalition that is actively fighting against the bill in Austin.
Walter Hansen traced his finger along a curved pencil line on a table leg he made from a Fort Crockett barracks rafter tail. The curve arches in the opposite direction of the cut wood as if someone changed his mind and flipped the piece.
The attorney for Sea Scout Base Galveston is pressing to get financial records related to a lawsuit between the base and the construction company that built the $44 million facility on Offatts Bayou.
Mardi Gras Galveston gets underway this evening with events including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade, this year held in recognition of Larry Del Papa of Del Papa Distributing Co.
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.
I understand that a lot of Trump supporters are very concerned about the political theater that is permeating the mainstream media. It is truth that the current political hype is more anti-Trump than pro-Trump. It's always impossible to read an article about politics without encountering som…
Why is the city creating a hazard with the seawall parking? They are putting planter boxes and bus stops in the parking lane making it unsafe for pedestrians and drivers. We don't even have a bus that runs down the seawall. If the city wanted to put them in the parking lane they should have …
Wharves board trustees, worried about local consequences, say they want to join a national debate about renegotiating international trade agreements.
The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a contract that will set planning in motion for an island music festival.