The other day, as my wife applied some lotion to her hands, she asked what the humidity level was. When I told her that the relative humidity was then 80 percent, she was surprised and wondered how it could feel so dry with humidity at that level.
The rabid Hitchcock Lady Bulldogs chased the East Bernard Brahmas out of their backyard and back on to the bus, walloping them 74-33 in the District 24-3A opener Tuesday.
A holiday tradition once again lit up the entrance way to Galveston on Tuesday night, as the Tree of Lights on top of the Galveston County Daily News was illuminated ahead of the 2017 holidays.
Many men and women who have been infected with HPV never develop any health problems, but, for some, the infection can lead to various types of cancers and genital warts.
Local educators Friday were calling a Texas Education Agency release of school report cards for the 2016-17 school year an unnecessary rehash of already published data that achieved nothing but confusion.
Hurricane Harvey ravaged Southeast Texas in the last days of August, and Galveston County Daily News photographers and reporters were in the thick of it.
Although somewhat unlikely, we find ourselves in a winter pattern this morning similar to those that have produced sleet or snow in Galveston County over the years. One major difference is that temperatures are running 5-10 degrees warmer than is typical for such snow or sleet events over So…
Damage from Hurricane Harvey and precipitously declining sales tax revenues have led Hitchcock officials to institute a hiring freeze and halt capital projects and have inspired calls for a deep dive into the city’s finances.
A Mississippi-based fitness company is suing a Galveston couple, asserting they used trade secrets garnered when the husband was an employee to start a new island fitness club.
Thunderstorms ended a long dry spell, bringing the heaviest 24-hour rainfall to the county since Hurricane Harvey. Overnight amounts included an official 3.41 inches at Galveston’s Scholes Field, giving that location its heaviest rain since 8.64 inches was measured Aug. 29.
More Galveston County school districts received less than perfect marks for their special education services in the recently released 2016-17 Texas Academic Performance Report.
Galveston County officials’ efforts to plan a new bridge to Pelican Island received a boost recently when the Texas Department of Transportation pushed a critical deadline back by six months, but the move has left several commissioners and one area businessman debating the best way to procee…
There has been an increase in the number of reported cases of flu in Galveston County this year, at a rate that has county health officials urging people to get their seasonal shots.
Little Sister Danica’s only wish was for a new pair of flip-flops. She has been wearing the same pair since late August, when floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey washed away every other pair of shoes that she, her two sisters and mother owned.
Hitchcock’s city commissioners in a 3-1 vote Monday appointed a former mayor to replace the mayor who resigned for health reasons amid troubled times for the town of about 7,800 people.
The Lady Bulldogs displayed a newly-formed chip on their shoulders in Tuesday’s home opener, as Hitchcock ransacked a quality Coldspring-Oakhurst Lady Trojans squad in an 81-40 blowout win.
The annual Dickens on the Strand is set for this coming weekend and the weather outlook couldn’t be better unless you are a stickler for authentic London style Christmas weather. High pressure building and a weak cold front building into North Texas should reinforce and maintain the dry, coo…
In the holiday rush, please don’t forget #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
Under the new proposed tax plan making its way through Congress, the group could give out fewer of those forms next year because, some worry, there will be less incentive to make donations.
The Bulldogs couldn't keep up with the Trojans on Friday night as Hitchcock dropped a 42-0 decision to West in the second round of the Class 3A, D-I playoffs.
Thanksgiving week will be pleasantly cool and sunny in Galveston County, as temperatures are predicted to stay in the 60s throughout the next seven days.
Under increasing financial pressure, more than 240 school districts across the state have applied to waive the state-mandated requirement to maintain a student-to-teacher ratio of 22 to 1 in all classes from kindergarten through fourth grade, according to data released by the Texas Education…
A consulting firm is asking Hitchcock for $15,000 over five months to review the city’s organizational structure and financial operations, along with city planning and assessment, according to draft documents released to The Daily News on Friday.
The opening round of the 2017 Class 3A-I, Region III playoffs began Friday as the District 12-3A champion Hitchcock Bulldogs traveled to Waller ISD Stadium to challenge the District 11-3A fourth-seeded Trinity Tigers, with the Bulldogs prevailing, 34-22.
An announcement that the White House would only seek $44 billion in its next round of disaster aid for hurricane ravaged parts of the country disappointed some state leaders on Friday.
A group of university and government scientists will attempt to estimate the number of red snapper that live in the Gulf of Mexico, in a study that could potentially effect the future of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing laws.
With mild weather and plenty of sunshine, it should come as no surprise that the first 15 days of November have given us much warmer and drier conditions than normal. Temperatures in League City are averaging a whopping 7.8 degrees above normal through the first half of this month and they a…
Did you know that every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect in Texas? Every day, 52 children enter foster care in Texas, totaling over 19,000 children in 2016.
Hitchcock's decision to go for two paid off when Tygar Turner’s conversion run proved to be the difference in a hard-fought 8-7 win over the La Marque Cougars, clinching an outright District 12-3A-1 title for the Bulldogs.
Galveston County’s newest — but already very heated — rivalry is back tonight, as the Hitchcock Bulldogs (5-3 overall, 4-0 in district) host the La Marque Cougars (5-4, 3-1).
I have been connected to The Jesse Tree since its inception in 1995. As a person of faith and a registered nurse, I care about the charitable work in Galveston County. Is The Jesse Tree on your prayer list? Is your congregation making regular financial contributions or volunteering? The Jess…
A perfect storm of unfortunate events has left the city secretary managing Hitchcock’s affairs while a recently hired consulting firm tries to help the city assess its financial picture and fortify operations.
Stephen Hodgson — like most liberals — left out a few things called facts in his letter ("We should work together to solve gun issues in US," The Daily News, Oct. 29). He states: "Our national average of deaths by guns is very high, exceeded only by traffic accidents and natural causes."
Galveston County voters overwhelmingly supported seven constitutional amendments that, if approved by statewide results, could mean new tax breaks for some Texans, among other things.
Playing his fourth year as a starter in Hitchcock’s run-heavy slot-T system, Hampton has seen no shortage of carries this year.
Sunday’s and Monday’s high temperatures of 83° in Galveston respectively tied for the all-time daily record highs for those dates. Meanwhile, League City-Dickenson sweltered in 88° heat as November temperatures run 13.5° warmer than would be expected at that location for the first week of November.