The UTMB School of Nursing held its commencement ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
The UTMB School of Nursing held its commencement ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
A 405th State District Court jury has sentenced a Hitchcock man to 40 years in prison for leading police on a chase that reached 100 mph in August.
May Day, May Day, May Day. No, my boat is not in distress, just celebrating the arrival of May.
Dickinson freshman Koi Johnson made the first major splash Friday in what could be a decorated high school track and field career — if her debut performance on the big regional stage is any indication.
I'm one of many who support Dr. Beth Lewis as president of College of the Mainland, who value and believe that budget management, improving community relations, increasing enrollments, and addressing longstanding personnel issues were items that needed to be addressed, all issues that Dr. Lewis has successfully dealt with.
Donald Trump is America's man. We know Donald will look after his own people and the rest — you're fired!
Illegal substances also can interfere with the development of appropriate coping skills, Rupp said. Another way substance abuse can be a problem for teenagers is that it can affect stress levels.
High schools nationwide are beginning to acknowledge that students are too stressed. Programs, including stress management seminars, longer lunch periods and homework caps, are a part of a growing initiative to keep students like Anna Lassmann from fasting until she can get through four more chapters of reading and a math assignment.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie McLaughlin won the 200-meter freestyle at the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis homered and had the go-ahead single to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight win, 4-3 over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Peter Cotton Tail went hopping down the bunny trail, otherwise known as FM 2004, to visit Hitchcock Primary School during the Easter holiday. Students were “egg-cited” about the special visitor and enjoyed the hugs and treats that Peter provided.
To state that Galveston County is blessed to be home to Shriners Hospitals for Children–Galveston is to not fully appreciate the global impact of the services the group provides to those around the world.
Hitchcock police credited a home video surveillance system for helping investigators track down a stolen trailer.
Crime Stoppers is the brainchild of Albuquerque, N.M., police detective Greg MacAleese. In 1976, a convenience store employee was shot and killed during a robbery. This crime occurred in a well traveled neighborhood at dusk. The detective believed someone, other than the killers, must have had knowledge concerning this homicide.
The Port of Houston Authority approved an agreement Tuesday with Galveston County to provide land needed to build a new vehicular and rail bridge to Pelican Island — a significant benchmark in laying groundwork for the largest economic development project in county history, officials said.
Two rounds of stormy weather will roll through Southeast Texas between now and Sunday, one tomorrow and the other as we move into the weekend. More severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will be possible both events.
The national media will soon learn what you’ll know first: that we’re not at a high risk now for a devastating Zika outbreak, according to Marshall.
Early voting for May 7 municipal elections begins today.
Ahead of a deadline last week, the county applied for about $12.4 million in Restore Act money to improve the levee system and address findings in a 2012 federal inspection.
Cities across the county are attempting to block a $61 million per year increase sought by CenterPoint Energy for services to its Houston-area customers.
Construction crews will begin widening FM 646, between FM 1764 and state Highway 6 in about a month. Project officials said this would develop growth along the corridor between Hitchcock and Santa Fe.
Two candidates are vying for a position on the Hitchcock Independent School District board.
Despite severe flooding in the Houston area, where some areas were drenched with more than 17 inches of rain by the afternoon and first responders rescued at least 1,200 stranded motorists, Galveston County was largely spared from flooding Monday.
A&A Machine & Fabrication kicked off its first year of their wellness initiative with a walking contest. All employees were bought walk devices. The top walkers’ names were entered into a drawing for a 45-quart yeti cooler.
On April 2nd, District Attorney Jack Roady proclaimed April 2016 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Galveston County. This proclamation was read during CASA of Galveston County Pinwheel for a Purpose Garden dedication at the Old Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston. Each pinwheel represents a child in the custody of Child Protective Services due to abuse and neglect.
The Sam Houston Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution held two important celebrations in March. President General Lynn Forney Young met at University of Houston-Clear Lake on March 24th to recognize the Liberty Bell Project and other local DAR chapters. And on March 29th, the Sam Houston Chapter conducted the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration at the Bay Area Veterans’ Memorial in Seabrook.
A long-term plan to transform state Highway 146 into an expressway is taking shape, and officials predict the project will change the complexion of communities along the eastern corridor of the county, usher economic development and improve hurricane evacuations.
The Galveston County Fair & Rodeo held its culinary showdown of the year Saturday, as teams from around the state squared off in the fair’s barbecue cookoffs.
In 2014, The Pew Research Center asked parents with at least one child younger than 18 which three were the most important of these 12 qualities the parents considered "especially important to teach children."
More than half of American teenagers are reporting their level of stress is rivaling adults. Every Sunday in April, The Daily News will examine a different aspect of current issues facing teens and their parents. This series will focus on the various reasons teenagers feel so stressed, how they handle it and where their parents fit into the equation. While tobacco use has dropped significantly in the past 20 years, but use of other drugs by teens is still significantly high, according to recent surveys. Studies also suggest a disconnect between parents and teenagers. Reasons for stress and thoughts on college differ between teenagers and their parents, according to self-reported data. The Daily News also talked to local teenagers to find out whether this data accurately represents what students from the county experience. Join us each week as we examine the issues, and share your feedback with us.
Senior Brenttany Birdow became the first girls track and field athlete in school history to receive a Division I college athletic scholarship, signing her letter of intent with the University of Texas at San Antonio on Friday.
Rodeo Riders of all ages came out to compete in the CPRA Rodeo at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo Friday. The rodeo action continues Saturday.
Passover begins at sundown April 22. We asked local rabbis to weigh in on keeping the Seder, or ceremonial Passover meal, relevant.
Our weather, unfortunately, will slowly deteriorate over the weekend and early next week as a slow moving spring storm threatens to bring another round of heavy rain, as well as brisk winds, high tides and dangerous rip currents to area beaches.
Some were there to cheer on their friends and family members. Some were supporting causes, their schools or their communities. Some were just watching for the sheer excitement of it. And some were waiting for their turns, for those moments when their names would ring out over the P.A. system and their gates would open.
The first night of rodeo action took place at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo as riders from across the region came out to compete in the CPRA Rodeo. In addition to rodeo action, fair-goers continued to take in the sights and sound of the annual fair.
People may be interacting more online, but still yearn for a face-to-face connection.
The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic growth in the region, anticipates more aerospace projects this year at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center than ever before.
Locals and tourists alike have long known that Galveston County is a premier spot to stay active. From nature to theater to dining, the county has everything you might have a hankering for at any given time.
With Comcast Business’ announcement last month it had invested more than $400,000 to extend its Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi and advanced voice services to an additional 140 businesses in Manvel, some readers wondered about plans for Galveston County.
Youths from across the county participated in the annual Junior Livestock Auction at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in Hitchcock Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
The County and Market Steer show got underway Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in Hitchcock. Area youth washed and groomed their steer, which they have been raising for several months, for the judges in the show ring.
If asked whether you’d be interested in protecting your children against disease and illness, wouldn’t your immediate response be yes? Of course it would. One of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations.
Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. Countless more miss time from day care and school because they are under-immunized or inappropriately immunized.
Grand prize winning photo from the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest.
At 82, Pat Patterson is still riding with the young guns at Galveston County Rodeo events.
The county has approved an agreement with Port of Houston Authority on next steps for building road and rail bridges to Pelican Island, a project officials hope will ultimately spur industrial growth on the undeveloped land.
The 78th annual Galveston County Fair & Rodeo is underway at Jack Brooks Park in Hitchcock and continues through Sunday April 17. The livestock barn is busy with youth from the area showing animals they've raised, from broiler hens and market rabbits to lambs, goats and steer.
As she prepares to graduate from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Nursing in May, Candy Sanchez, 24, credited the program with providing her the support necessary to become the first in her family to attend college.
Last weekend there were a number of reports of sizable flounder caught. It reminded me of the peak of the annual flounder migration when the big female flounder make its run.
I am not sure if the current trends will be to everyone’s liking, but the latest American (GFS) and European models are continuing to portray moderate to heavy rainfall for the Galveston County area. The rains are especially needed in Galveston where only 0.01” has been received through the first third of April. League City has had only a trace over the past nine days, but they did benefit from a 1.16” downpour on April 1.
The event featured the contestants goading bull’s into making passes at them and trying to escape the bulls’ charges without suffering injury, similar to rodeo clowns.
The horsemanship and heritage of the Mexican charros was on display Sunday, April 10, 2016, during Fiesta Day at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in Hitchcock.
In 2015, the Region 6 Prevention Resource Center - which includes Galveston and 12 surrounding counties - compiled a needs assessment. In it was a survey of how many teens had used various drugs.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week begins today.
The event, similar to bull or bronc riding, required over 300 contestants to cling to the backs of sheep in a competition to determine who could stay mounted the longest.
Tina Brown and Avis Blake-Thomas were both seminary students when the inspiration came to them that turned into the Opened Bible Academy.
A Hitchcock man is suing the Hitchcock Police Department over an arrest he said was for not having city utilities.
The fair, which begins today and runs through next weekend, includes rodeos, exhibitors, livestock auctions, competitions, a carnival and more.
The Galveston County Fair & Rodeo organizers say the entertainment lineup has something for everyone, and Austin native Kyle Park, who hits the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday, covers a lot of those bases.
The Mainland Singers and Mainland Chorale will “Sing a Mighty Song” and perform other hits during two free concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 510 13th Ave. N., in Texas City, and at 2 p.m. April 17 at Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston.
From Staff Reports
It is difficult to find much fault with our weather of late. Temperatures have been moderate and rain has not been much of a problem. But could the later part of that statement become a problem?
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than $2 billion annually is spent on students who repeat a grade because they have reading problems.
An appeals court ruled Tuesday a judge who sued the Galveston County Commissioners Court over a cut in her salary can continue her lawsuit.
A deckhand aboard a fishing boat filmed for "Big Fish, Texas," a reality TV series on National Geographic Channel about Katie's Seafood Market, is suing.
Apart from calendar dates, subtropical spring is often hard to define. It arrives out of the last Northerner one morning and makes its presence known with a bright glittering light on the ocean. The sun warms, then burns. Fruit trees bud and blossom within a week, as if on time-lapse, then tropical flowers show off their beauty in a competition of saturation. Anoles sun themselves and attract mates with displays of their pink dewlaps. Nothing is sweet and soft in South Texas, even spring is passionate in its abundance of wildflowers and bloom; bigger and grander than up north, like a ballroom filled with creations of couture where wallflowers would easily be overlooked.
The winners of the fourth week of the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest have been announced. The contest is held in the weeks leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival.