Several months after a University of Texas Medical Branch expert said the opioid crisis wasn’t as dire in Galveston County as elsewhere in the country, new data has changed her mind, she said.
Long ago, my English teacher taught me that it was grammatically incorrect to use a superlative with the word perfect (despite the snafu with the phrase “more perfect union” in the preamble to the constitution). However, one is sorely tempted to say that the weather this month has been as cl…
Galveston County commissioners on Monday said they wanted the state agency that has so-far handled post-Harvey housing reconstruction to be less involved as the county moves on to planning it's long-term recovery from the storm.
The 80th annual Galveston County Fair & Rodeo came to a close Saturday with Fairgoerers competing in arena golf, Lil' Cowboy and Cowgirl contests and cooking teams from across the area battling for best brisket and ribs.
Eight months after Hurricane Harvey, there’s been little public discussion in the county’s worst-flood cities about whether to change flood plain construction rules in the wake of the historic floods.
Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.
Since 2012, my children have participated in Lemonade Day on the first Sunday in May. This year Lemonade Day will be May 6, and we are again looking forward to a great event.
While some in U.S. House Freedom Caucus say they expect concessions from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy if he seeks to replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber might be more inclined to support him.
April is the windiest month of the year in Galveston County with an average daily wind speed of 12.2 mph at Scholes Field. So far this month has held true to form with the average daily wind speed measuring 14.0 mph.
Students prepare for the Steer Show at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo on Tuesday. To prepare, owners must wash and dry their steers and make sure they are energized for the show. Many Galveston County schools have been featured throughout the rodeo, but the most students have been fro…
More than six months after the State of Texas instituted a new law prohibiting drivers from texting while driving, the police department's from Galveston County's two largest cities say they have issued few citations against drivers for the infraction.
Sting Creek was awash in yellow Saturday as 5,000 rubber ducks floated down waterway located next to the Simpson Education Support Center for the Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future's 11th annual Youthfest and Duck Derby. The derby raised more than $30,000 for th…
The 80th annual Galveston County Fair & Rodeo continued Saturday with mutton busting, the seafood cook-off, livestock shows and a talent show, carnival and live music.
While local health officials have spoken in detail about the findings in the Joint Commission’s report, the actual document outlining the agency’s findings has not been released.
More than 170 children, some as young as three, participated in the mutton busting competition during the first weekend of the county fair.
Daily News staffers and a correspondent won 15 awards, including some of the state’s highest, Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual convention, held this year in Corpus Christi.
More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey, many Galveston County residents still lack basic housing repairs despite applying for state and federal programs meant to help them.
A dental clinic closed in February because of concerns with infection and sanitation controls will reopen Monday, the Galveston County Health District said Thursday.
As of Monday, the Galveston County Health District had tested 2,437 people. Of those, 1,880 have had their tests returned.
In Texas, every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect. And every day in Texas, 52 children enter the foster care system. In Texas alone there are 48,795 children in the foster care system on any given day. Sixty percent of the abused and neglected children in Texas are 6…
The state of Texas will receive another $5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday.
County leaders are preparing to argue that federal housing funds anticipated to be awarded to the county for Hurricane Harvey recovery should be allowed to go to a greater range of income levels than currently allowed under federal law.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Galveston County, its judges and magistrates over a bail system the civil rights group asserts unjustly harms indigent people accused of crimes.
Saturday night and Sunday, we had to put the heat on in our house, as chilly north winds buffeted Galveston County. Then, this morning I had to walk the dogs in a cool, damp, foggy mist more characteristic of February than April. Still, this late throw-back to winter really wasn’t that unusu…
Galveston County commissioners today will consider taking the next step in beginning a program that could help raise county homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey and other storms in recent years.
Two weeks after the announcement that thousands of Galveston County residents might have been exposed to infectious diseases at a dental clinic, the clinic's new interim director said the facility has made "good progress" toward reopening.
Texas City facilities on more than a half-dozen occasions violated permits by releasing higher-than-allowable levels of pollution into area waterways, according to data collected through state and federal agencies.
Feuding members of the Galveston County Republican Party agreed to cease legal hostilities between each other on Friday — provided that the groups not re-instigate their fight between now and the Texas Republican Convention in June.
The Galveston County Health District will open a second testing clinic to serve people who were potentially exposed to hepatitis and HIV at county dental clinics over the past three years.
After slashing almost $900,000 in expenses through layoffs and service reductions to keep the city out of the red, Hitchcock commissioners decided Tuesday to hold off on cutting any deeper.
Despite last week’s rain and cool front, March 2018 ended warmer and drier than average in Galveston County. In Galveston, the average temperature for the month was 6.1 degrees above normal, making it the fifth warmest March ever in 145 years of observations.
Last weekend, Hitchcock’s Xavian Hampton headed to Abilene as one of just five state powerlifting champions in school history, and he came back as the Bulldogs’ first-ever back-to-back gold medalist.
The governing board of Coastal Health & Wellness said Thursday their first focus was reopening two clinics closed over sanitation concerns last month, before they decided who would be held responsible for the apparent lapses in medical protocol.
Clear Springs wins the Region 3 Bi-District playoff game against Pearland Dawson Thursday night. The game was close, but the Chargers came out on top 1-0. The Chargers finished their regular season 12-0-2 in District 24-6A. They will be playing the winner of the game between Atascosita and Dobie.
Citing "systemic failures" with the way a Texas City dental clinic managed its infection control procedures, Galveston County's top health official said Wednesday that the facility will not reopen until the people that manage it can show competency in keeping people safe.
Texas' public health agency said Tuesday that it is not involved in the investigation of a county dental clinic whose sanitization practices have prompted thousands of people in the county to be warned about possible exposure to hepatitis and HIV.
Six people who received dental treatment at the Texas City Coastal Health and Wellness Clinic in the past three years were diagnosed with hepatitis C after visiting the clinic, county health officials confirmed Monday.
Aided by 10 Hitchcock errors, La Marque was able come away with its first district win of the season in a wild 12-11 victory Monday at Hitchcock High School.
A hurricane recovery program managed by Galveston County could raise as many as 200 homes across the county in coming years, according to a preliminary estimate commissioners received on Monday.
There is a good chance that the long late winter, early spring dry spell may end this week as a slow-moving cold front and an upper-level storm system moves east across the region.
Actual construction work for the closure of Rollover Pass could begin as soon as this summer, if the final legal challenges to the work are disposed of in coming months, officials said on Friday.
After last week’s vote by city council to cut $860,000 in operating costs, Hitchcock Mayor Dorothy Childress said there were more cuts to come to reduce the city’s expenditures.