At least one expert on public-information laws maintained that the letter showed violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
At least one expert on public-information laws maintained that the letter showed violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Hallisey is embroiled in controversy with the city council, which Tuesday voted to send a complaint that he used a gender-related slur about a councilwoman to the city’s ethics review board.
One of the mantras in our colleges and universities — and maybe in advanced high school classes, too — is that we must teach students to think critically.
Unfortunately, unless the scammer can be identified and criminal charges filed or a civil case initiated there is little recourse to having your money returned.
Local, county and state governments plan to spend $500 million on road projects in Galveston County over the next decade.
Clear Lake Elks distribute dessert to DeBakey veterans
Tom Solomon hits 15,000 volunteer service hours milestone
Madeleine Mallia wins scholarship
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship donates to Hospice Care Team
COM student among 20 to win national scholarship
One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. That’s why the Women, Infants and Children division of the Galveston County Health District is happy to support World Breastfeeding Week set for Aug. 1 through Aug. 7.
The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County will hold its annual casino fundraiser Saturday.
Del Papa Distributing makes donation to Boy Scouts of America’s Friends of Scouting Campaign
Students, parents and staff of Hitchcock Primary School celebrated the end of the school year with a wonderful graduation ceremony. Smiles from students and few tears from parents surrounded the audience with cheers of pride and joy.
College of the Mainland students in Phi Theta Kappa were named one of the top 100 chapters in the world for their efforts. This year the students launched Peers That Kare, a project to help COM students finish college by pairing them with an honor society student.
The 24th annual Marcus Joseph Netherly Memorial Scholarship Program was July 23 at Reed A.M.E. Church in Galveston.
In the column "Small giant speaks of big lesson" (The Daily News, July 10) Leonard Woolsey says, "We should never lose our motivation to understand nor passively allow injustices to stand unchecked. For to do so is to simply tolerate. And we are better than that."
“The bad news is that the number of children who develop asthma has increased dramatically over the last three decades,” said Dr. Randall M. Goldblum, a professor in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “In our area up to 10 to 18 percent of children now develop asthma.”
Chances for meaningful rainfall will be increasing for Galveston County over the next 2-5 days. This is good news as Galveston has received less than ½ inch of precipitation so far this month (2 ½ inches less than would be anticipated by July 23). League City has fared a little better with 1.55 inches of rain since July 1. That still is almost 2 inches below normal for this point in the month.
The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show will be performing two shows at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily Sunday through Aug. 4 at the Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.
Have you ever wondered how you can help a sexual assault survivor? If you would like to make a difference in the life of a survivor, please join us July 30 at our seventh annual Casino for Cause in the Davison Ballroom at the Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. For more information, call 409-443-0523, or visit www.rccgc.org.
A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program allows local tax offices to keep 10 percent of the registration and titling fees collected in return for taking on the extra duties.
An agreement struck recently between dog track operators and The Texas Greyhound Association, which represents dog breeders and kennel operators, and approved by the Texas Racing Commission was meant to accomplish one thing.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up again today as a combination of fairly deep Gulf moisture and heating created a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the rains have been sporadic and amounts overall have been fairly light over most of the area. Even a 0.32 inch downpour this morning at Scholes Field and a 0.08 inch shower there yesterday, left the Island with a 2 inch rainfall deficit for the month compared to what would be expected. Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service at League City still had a meagre 0.02 inches of rain for the first 17 days of the month.
Claudia Keeton from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School was honored for Outstanding Contributions to the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Program at an Area III Awards Banquet on May 4 in Refugio. Keeton placed first place for Conservation Teacher.
My family and I recently went on vacation for nine days: a road trip of 2,750 miles to Myrtle Beach, S.C. I drove the entire trip because that is the example my Dad set for me. On Day 1, we loaded up at 1:30 a.m. and I drove to Montgomery, Ala. As I reached Orange, I remembered the family story of how my paternal grandfather always stopped in Orange to get gas when he was headed to Mississippi. Stopping in Louisiana wasn’t safe.
A rare bit of good news arrived last week for Galveston Bay oyster harvesters with a ruling by the Third Texas Court of Appeals that an exclusive lease between a navigation district and one company for about 23,000 acres of oyster beds was illegal.
Constructions workers have broken ground on a $5.9 million project to repave roads, build new water lines and install fire hydrants in Freddieville.
County Judge Mark Henry is providing transportation for local law enforcement officers to attend today's memorial service for Dallas police officers killed last week.
No need to state the obvious. This month, so far, has been drier and hotter than normal. The official NWS recording station at Scholes Field measured only a trace of rain through the first 10 days of the month. The last time the first third of July was so dry was in 1996, when absolutely no rain was reported for the first third of the month. The same situation holds for the National Weather Service Office in League City, where only 0.02 inch of rain was measured for the first ten days this month.
Hitchcock knocked off a state champion to match school history, and Dickinson advanced to the championship bracket for the second straight year on the second day of the Texas 7on7 Championships on Friday at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
Hitchcock had a strong enough showing to enter today’s championship bracket, while La Marque continued its struggles at the tournament on the first day of the Division II State 7on7 Championships held Thursday at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
Three Galveston County teams will be competing in the Adidas State 7on7 football championships over the course of the next three days, and while the schools aren’t strangers to the event, there will be plenty of new faces trying to take advantage of the unique opportunity to hone their skills.
The commissioners court voted Tuesday to spend $65,000 more than they budgeted for repair and maintenance on sheriff's office vehicles through the end of the budget year, which ends Sept. 30.
Connie Ricketts has been named executive director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Galveston County.
Hot weather was expected to continue Wednesday, with the heat index again expected to reach as high as 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in League City.
Weather over the long July 4th Holiday weekend should come close to stereotyped impressions of the summer event. There will be plenty of sunshine and sultry conditions with only a slight chance of early morning thundershowers near the coast and inland during the afternoon hours.
Many of us awoke this morning already able to begin the long Fourth of July Weekend, which — considering watermelon, barbecue, fireworks, the beach, parades and the fact that it’s held in the USA — is among the best holidays on the calendar, in our humble opinion.
Officials in Galveston County want residents and tourists to bear in mind that it’s illegal without a permit to shoot off fireworks within any city limits — and potentially dangerous.
L&G Steppers will present Jazz Sunday with Joe Carmouche from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday at Mr. Calvin's, 6022 Martin Luther King Ave., in Hitchcock.
First responders used 1960s-era brick duplexes for training before the structures were to be demolished. As part of a public-private grant project, DSW Homes will construct 26 three-bedroom homes as a community for low- to middle-income residents, called The Oaks at Blue Jay Drive, 7400 Blue Jay Drive. Federal, state and local elected officials and hundreds of emergency personnel attended the groundbreaking for the project.
The following Galveston County students made the dean’s lists at the following colleges and/or universities during the 2016 spring semester:
Evan Snyder receives Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship
Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths in the United States, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
HomeTown Bank of Galveston is inviting you and me to its 50-year birthday celebration during normal business hours today at all of its branches across Galveston County.
Near to slightly above normal temperatures for this time of year and near normal precipitation should prevail through the end of June. This is about what we would normally expect for this time of year.
A six-county board has recommended that Texas pursue a plan to build a 55.6 mile system of levees and gates in Galveston County to protect the greater Houston area from storm surge caused by hurricanes.
A longtime employee of the League City Police Department, who handled DWI breathalyzer tests for more than six years, has been fired, throwing into question an undetermined but potentially large number of drunken-driving convictions.
A veteran police officer who had worked as an investigator with the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office since 2013 has passed away.
Transportation officials at a meeting next week likely will approve funding for a long-sought bus line connecting the county and Houston's public transportation network, officials said Wednesday.
The Galveston County Veterans Treatment Court is receiving state grant funding for the first time since it began three years ago.
If there were such a thing as being saddled with a hopeless upbringing, one could easily argue that Landry was a good candidate for that title, but along the way, Landry grew stronger, resilient, determined. Circumstances that could have extinguished his natural desire to learn or turned him into an unmanageable child, didn’t.
Sunday is the day set aside where we not only will be celebrating Father's Day, but it's Juneteenth time as well. And as you all know around here in Galveston County — we do it big.
The federal government is funding a $30-million program to equip first responders in the Houston region, including Galveston County, with tools to detect nuclear or radioactive material that could be used in terror attacks.
Construction workers have finished a $2 million county project to repave the main road at Jack Brooks Gregory Park in Hitchcock.
By most accounts, the muggy, somewhat oppressive conditions we are now seeing are unlikely to fade anytime soon. Generally forecasts are calling for warmer than normal temperatures for at least the next week or two.
A Hitchcock man was killed and another man was transported by air ambulance after a crash Sunday in La Marque.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office seized 72 eight-liners and about $10,000 cash Thursday from a game room in Bacliff.
Students who were not able to complete annual state tests because of technology issues will not have to pass the tests to advance to the next grade, the Texas Education Agency says.
Part of Interstate 45 will be closed this weekend for road construction, according to the Texas Department of Transportation
The Serra Club of Galveston has for many years sponsored prayer contests in the local Catholic schools and churches. This is a tradition that has been taking place since Joyce Ann Daniel started the program in 1997. This year, 571 students participated in writing prayers for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Those participating were Holy Family Parish, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Holy Family Catholic School, True Cross Catholic School, O’Connell College Preparatory School, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.
The inaugural Galveston Cajun Crawfish Festival is set for Juneteenth and Father’s Day weekend, June 17 through June 19. It will feature musical entertainment, crawfish, all sorts of festival foods from a variety of vendors, a Kids Zone and more.