I am absolutely confident in my endorsement of Johnny Smecca for the position of Galveston Independent School District 6-F trustee. Let me share with you my reasons for this confidence.
A Galveston County man Wednesday pleaded guilty in a child pornography case that uncovered 107 videos and 638 still images, U.S. Attorney’s Office officials said.
We recently went to Happy Buddha for supper, and parked in front facing 61st Street. When we came out, we found our car full of bird droppings from the hood to the trunk. We could barely see through the windshield. We left and went to the Chevron station on 61st Street and washed it.
Having worked for the Smecca family for over 40 years, I have come to know Johnny Smecca and his generous spirit well. Over the years I have been treated like family, and he has shown to truly be concerned about his employees' well-being.
Near ideal autumn weather continued yesterday as cool temperatures finally brought a real touch of fall. Temperatures dipped well into the 50’s overnight across inland areas of the County and a 61° low yesterday morning in Galveston was the coolest temperature there since a 60° degree readin…
The organizer of a Galveston Independent School District board of trustees forum Tuesday was at a loss for words after three candidates said they wouldn’t attend the event because it was biased.
Local oceanographers fear that a massive freshwater plume in the Gulf of Mexico could cause harmful conditions at a marine sanctuary 100 miles east of Galveston.
U.S. Rep. Randy Weber holds a sizable fundraising lead over the four other people that have said they plan to challenge him for his Congressional seat in the 2018.
A meeting Thursday may open the next chapter in an ongoing dispute among maritime interests about fog delays that have caused frustration among major players in the island’s lucrative cruise ship trade.
An effort to implement new vacation and sick leave policies for city employees has caused some city council members to question whether some existing rules are too generous.
I’m writing in response to the guest column by Norman Pappous (“O’Neal’s column revealed several serious issues,” The Daily News, Sept. 30) and the guest column by Cindi Lyons (“Matthew Hay should not misrepresent facts,” The Daily News, Oct. 4): Galveston Independent School District is doin…
A Houston woman is suing Victoria’s Secret in the Galveston County District Court, accusing her boss at the Baybrook Mall store of abusing her and giving her anxiety attacks and chest pains.
In many communities, school board elections are not contested races. There is one candidate willing to serve, and he or she is voted into office. This year in Galveston is different; there are three candidates vying for the position in District 6-F and two running in District 5-E.
Initial assessments in Galveston County have not found widespread road damage from Hurricane Harvey, but problems caused by the extreme flooding could appear later, engineers and city officials familiar with major floods said.
Students in low-income families are most hurt by cuts the Texas Legislature made to education funding in 2011, according to a study released this month.
We have known Johnny Smecca for many, many years and have watched him grow from an outstanding son of two of the most wonderful Italians ever to grace this island, to a devoted husband, an outstanding father, and without a doubt a very successful businessman.
Amid Houston Astros playoff fever, one of the franchise’s greatest players, Lance Berkman, visited with local youth and fans in Galveston on Saturday.
Galveston’s police pension board Friday voted to trigger compliance with a state law that a board leader said has been long-neglected and would effectively cause the city to pay in an extra $1 million to the embattled fund.
A case involving an off-duty Galveston police officer who shot and killed a woman in March could soon go before a grand jury, prosecutors said.
At 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Central Cultural Center in Galveston, we will host an annual Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet. Our theme this year is “Celebrating Community Champions — Vision Transformed into Action.”
Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough will finally get a go at restructuring a $1.5 million fund for the city’s Arts and Historic Preservation Advisory Board, after months of negotiating with parties who benefit from the money.
Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church is gearing up for the second annual Ruth Hall Faithful & Dedicated Image Honor Awards Banquet set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, call 409-974-4083 (no ticket…
A team of ice sculptors from Harbin, China, has been busy transforming an enormous tent at Moody Gardens into an icy jungle while creating Ice Land: Ice Sculptures Rainforest Holiday.
Crews this week began renovations of a complex that will house people fleeing domestic violence, three years after the proposed project became a source of contention among residents of a nearby neighborhood who cited safety issues and fears about property values.
The press and media are saying that there were no red flags associated with Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter. I guess it is normal for a person to purchase 33 assault type rifles in a year.
Galveston’s diverse cultural heritage is what makes it a unique and interesting place to live. Early immigrants from various countries arriving here were processed at the Quarantine Station that was located at what is now Seawolf Park.
Galveston has a new tourist attraction: a boondoggle! The 27th Street Corridor project is a colossal waste of money, which may even turn out to be dangerous. Entire blocks of sidewalk are being replaced for no reason.
The plan to build a barrier along the Texas coast still has many forms, and it will be some time until leaders settle on a final version of the plan.
Currently, October, 2017 is on track to become the warmest October since observations began in 1871, possibly surpassing October, 2006 and last October as the first or second warmest ever.
For the first time since Hurricane Harvey, state leaders are set to meet to discuss how they can help move a massive hurricane-protection plan for the Galveston area forward.
A League City man is suing General Motors Co. in district court, contending he bought a defective 2015 Cadillac Escalade for about $86,700.
The Port of Galveston, in keeping with a national trend, saw the number of passengers coming through the island increase to more than 860,000 in 2016, according to a recent study.
Thayer Evans will take a seat on the board, which has been struggling to come to the terms with the city for years on how to fix the embattled police pension fund.
Several of the state’s insurance associations are upset after comments by the newly appointed “recovery czar” about how agents have been handling Hurricane Harvey claims.