Driving under the influence of drugs is just as dangerous as drunk driving. This includes illicit drugs like marijuana and the misuse of prescription drugs. Certain medications, as well as marijuana, slow your reaction time, decrease coordination and impair judgment, making it dangerous to o…
A district judge Wednesday dismissed a charge against an Alvin man accused of advertising a former girlfriend on a website for sex, court records show.
A draft budget bill passed by the Texas Senate on Tuesday would not have a tremendous effect on the University of Texas Medical Branch's educational operations, but could have big implications on its ability to treat the poor and the incarcerated
Although northern and western parts of Galveston County have received up to 1 ½ inches of rain over the past 14 days, precipitation has been scarce during that period closer to the coast.
Competing at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association’s state championship at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene on Saturday, Hitchcock's Xavian Hampton earned a gold medal in the Division III 242-pound weight class.
Beach construction, wetland restoration and conservation are among Texas’ top strategies to protect its coast and the people who live there from hurricanes and other threats from the Gulf of Mexico, according to a planning document released Wednesday.
As a former Hitchcock mayor favoring zoning, I later supported Commissioner Sharon Enge's diligence in bringing zoning to Hitchcock in 2002, in the best interest of orderly growth within the city. Rezoning brings about change and change often brings resistance, understandably so. There is a …
Few will argue with the observation that the weather over the past few days has been near ideal. Fairly light winds, abundant sunshine, mild nights and warm afternoons have stirred spring fever in most people I’ve encountered. This is reflected by increased interest in outdoor activities fro…
The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches released its all-region teams over the weekend, with nine Galveston County players earning the prestigious all-region honor.
Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, recently filed a bill that would see several changes to a new Texas Education Agency school accountability system opposed by many districts in Galveston County.
Area school district officials are optimistic about a bill by state Rep. Wayne Faircloth that would cut payments property-rich school districts must make to the state under the Robin Hood funding process.
Certainly spring break week has begun on a much cooler note than many would want. In fact, the 51 degree low this morning in Galveston equaled the coolest temperature seen during the entire month of February.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas announced his resignation Friday from the position as one of 46 total federal appointees asked to resign.
Close to the Gulf of Mexico and drained by a series of bayous that flow into Galveston Bay, the Houston region is intimately familiar with water. Perhaps a little too intimately — we are gaining a reputation as “America’s flood capital” thanks to the torrential rain events that routinely shu…
I recently went to see the new documentary film “I Am Not Your Negro.” It is a documentary directed by Raoul Peck and written by James Baldwin. It is powerful. Baldwin’s words are amazingly relevant even though he has been dead almost 40 years.
Galveston Police Department has found a future home for a 7-foot Colombian red tail boa constrictor that was seized in a League City animal cruelty case.
If a co-worker were having a mental health crisis, would you know what to do? Do you think you’d even recognize the signs? Most people know someone that has a mental illness, but as a community, our understanding of its prevalence, consequences and treatment is lacking.
A federal program that pays for bacteria monitoring on Gulf of Mexico beaches is among the things targeted for major cuts in President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency.
A high pressure ridge to the northeast and a steep pressure gradient is bringing brisk winds gusting to 30-mph along the Texas coast, along with higher than normal tides and dangerous rip currents. Already, a Small Craft Advisory is effect for off-shore waters through tomorrow morning.
Galveston's representatives in the Texas House and Senate want the city's community college to be able to offer four-year nursing degrees.
More than 200 Galveston County residents took to the state capitol Wednesday in an effort to get state legislators to pay attention, at least briefly, to the county’s issues during the 85th Legislative Session.
Child abuse cases can be complex and they require many different professionals to be involved. Historically, a child might have been interviewed multiple times, furthering the trauma. Agencies did not always share information and the child and the cases suffered.
With one more day of warmer than normal temperatures likely, February, 2017 is set to go in the record books as the warmest ever in Galveston.
It happens every year. As the weather warms, the words “flesh-eating bacteria” cycle into headlines and social media feeds. After all, those words are much more likely to grab attention than Vibrio vulnificus, the actual name of the bacteria.
Buffalo forward Mollie Dittmar made a pair of free throws with 4 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Lady Bison dealt a heartbreaking defeat to Hitchcock.
Galveston County has been represented well in this year’s girls basketball playoffs, as three local teams have reached the regional tournament stage of the postseason. The following is a look ahead at Friday night’s regional semifinal matchups for each team.
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.
The Hitchcock Lady Bulldogs struggled early, but their relentless up-tempo play eventually wore down the Buna Lady Cougars for a 56-47 win in Tuesday’s Region III-3A quarterfinal playoff game at R.S. Sterling High School.
The Hitchcock boys basketball teams started their Class 3A playoff opener strong Tuesday night but a string of technical fouls and a second-half run did the Dawgs in during a 79-70 loss to the Kountze Lions.
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…
In a battle of Lady Bulldogs teams, Hitchcock had the most bark with its raucous fans and the most bite with a high-pressure defense that forced a plethora of New Waverly turnovers in a 66-57 Region III-3A area-round playoff win Friday at Aldine Davis High School.
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.
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One Galveston County team remained alive, while another saw its season ended in Monday’s Class 3A, Region III bi-district playoff action.