The council will discuss the termination of the city manager and the city attorney during an executive session Tuesday.
The council will discuss the termination of the city manager and the city attorney during an executive session Tuesday.
If Congress makes good on its promise to repeal parts of Obamacare, by 2019 an estimate 2.55 million Texans would no longer have coverage, resulting in greater financial pressure on local governments, healthcare providers and the insured, according to a new public health study.
A recently released letter written by one of the seven federal pilots seeking the right to guide vessels into local ports hints at cruise company involvement.
Charles Connell selected as a Samford University Presidential Scholar
A meeting Monday of Bay Area Schools Consortium turned slightly contentious during a discussion about a proposed voucher program.
The welcome sight of bright sunshine greeted area residents today, following record rains that brought up to 14.77 inches to parts of the County. Elsewhere, Scholes Field officially measured 9.83 inches during the rain event and League City a more modest, though hardly inconsequential, 6.59 inches. Galveston needs only 0.46 inch of rain through the 31st to have its wettest December ever.
After a historic Saturday of heavy flooding, emergency management officials around the county reported easier conditions Sunday.
Grant Carrico, 9, is a pretty creative and outgoing kid.
A Galveston County jury sentenced a man Friday to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
In a scene more historically accurate of 19th century Victorian England than expected, vendors and visitors sat huddled under downtown awnings, listening to music, looking at merchandise and enjoying one another’s company.
A powerful winter storm drowned out two of Galveston County’s main events Saturday and left severe flooding and road closures in its wake.
Despite being just 17 years old and a senior in high school, Dickinson resident Sarah Bryan is an accomplished pianist.
Rain continued to pound Galveston County throughout Saturday.
Seldom do we get to report good news about an animal shelter.
A man wanted in connection with an October assault was arrested during a traffic stop on Thursday.
Local resident launched rebuilding effort with $10,000 gift
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School recently announced its first nine weeks awards for the 2016-17 school year:
The following students made the first six weeks honor roll at Hitchcock Primary School:
The following students made the honor roll at Stewart Elementary School in the Hitchcock Independent School District for the first six weeks:
Applications by seven federally licensed ship pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports could be headed to litigation, said an attorney representing the Board of Pilot Commissioners, to which the applications were made.
A Houston man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl starting at age 3 until she was 16.
Rains of 4-5 inches are not out of the question for many localities in Galveston County and various advisories are likely to be issued as the weekend nears.
A man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.
The coming holidays are a difficult time for victims of violent crime and their families, but they can also be a time of reflection.
Are online deals to blame for lighter Black Friday shopping crowds?
Joshua Benjamin Andrews, 24, was charged Monday with sexual assault of a child, law enforcement officials said.
Tommy Holloway, 53, needs a job.
Galveston employers say they can’t find enough people to hire, yet there are plenty of unemployed residents. The conundrum arises from a reliance on foreign seasonal workers through the J1 visa program and a need for skilled workers. Retiring baby boomers, ever-changing technology and underemployed workers complicate the problem.
Bob Pagan, who built a network of car dealerships, including Sand Dollar Autoplex on the island, and who was known for community service in Galveston, died Tuesday morning in Houston. He was 78.
Port of Galveston officials voted Monday to table an agreement authorizing The Goodman Corporation to pursue grant funding for transportation related projects.
This week brings one of the longest and busiest holidays of all with Thanksgiving and the long Thanksgiving week looming. With many people planning to travel during this holiday, I thought it would be good to see what kind of weather we may have during this time.
With just weeks until the 85th session of the Texas Legislature convenes in Austin, the Galveston County Commissioners Court has yet to have a meaningful discussion about using power to police illegal gambling halls it was given two years ago during the 84th session.
Harold Fattig and Bobby DeSanto were part of a group of friends who wanted to deep-fry turkeys for their families the day before Thanksgiving some 20 years ago.
Judge John Froeschner of the U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas denied bond Thursday for Deadrian Quincy Morrison and Patricia Madison Cope, who are charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
Sharon Gillins, Darnell Ray, Cheryl Sue Johnson and Helen Mooty were recipients of a diversity scholarship to attend the National Historic Trust for Historic Preservation conference, which was Nov. 15-18.
Maritime groups and the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports failed Wednesday to reach a mediated settlement in a lawsuit over tariff rate increases.
Two areas of Galveston County will benefit from the latest round of grants funded by settlements from the 2010 BP Oil Spill.
Dickinson police Tuesday were warning businesses about a scam involving labor law compliance posters.
The U.S. Coast Guard air-lifted a 66-year-old woman Monday after she fell down some stairs aboard the cruise ship Disney Wonder.
The Bay Area Pet Adoptions recently raised $27,800 for the Galveston County no-kill shelter during its Barktoberfest fundraiser.
Unless you are a gardener or ready for real fall weather to set in, this week should be near ideal. Mostly sunny skies, with cool to mild nights and mild to warm afternoons will continue through Thursday or Friday. In fact, temperatures may even reach 80° over inland areas of the County by Thursday or Friday.
Hitchcock rallied in the fourth quarter Friday to force overtime and was yards away from taking the lead in the extra frame, but a goal-line fumble and clinching field goal from Buna ended the Bulldogs' season.
Chris Barrow fended off three other competitors and squeaked to a narrow victory for the High Island Board of Trustees Position 5 election night Tuesday.
|Presidential electoral votes||U.S Rep. District 14||State Rep. District 23|
|R: Trump/Pence||D: Clinton/Kaine||R: Weber||D: Cole||R: Faircloth||D: Criss|
|Click for Full Results|
|President of the United States|
|Donald J. Trump/Mike Pence, R||53,343,188||48.2%|
|Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine, D||52,233,657||47.2%|
|U.S. Representative, District 14|
|Randy Weber, R||159,061||61.95%|
|Michael Cole, D||97,696||38.04%|
|Texas Railroad Commissioner|
|Wayne Christian, R||4,221,983||52.97%|
|Grady Yarbrough, D||3,078,024||38.62%|
|Mark Miller, L||416,672||5.22%|
|Martina Salinas, G||252,636||3.17%|
|Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3|
|Debra Lehrmann, R||4,320,377||54.19%|
|Mike Westergren, D||3,088,892||38.73%|
|Kathie Glass, L||313,340||3.92%|
|Rodolfo Riveria Munoz, G||203,347||2.54%|
|Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5|
|Paul Green, R||4,328,563||54.12%|
|Dori Contreras Garza, D||3,310,899||41.40%|
|Tim Oxford, L||260,258||3.25%|
|Charles E. Waterbury, G||97,324||1.21%|
|Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9|
|Eva Guzman, R||4,436,452||55.54%|
|Savannah Robinson, D||3,168,613||39.67%|
|Don Fulton, L||274,558||3.43%|
|Jim Chisholm, G||107,339||1.34%|
|Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2|
|Mary Lou Keel, R||4,357,564||54.69%|
|Lawrence "Larry" Meyers, D||3,210,207||40.29%|
|Mark Ash, L||289,976||3.63%|
|Adam King Blackwell Reposa, G||109,189||1,37%|
|Judge Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5|
|Scott Walker, R||4,347,534||54.54%|
|Betsy Johnson, D||3,226,602||40.48%|
|William Bryan Strange III, L||224,517||2.81%|
|Judith Sanders-Castro, G||171,208||2.14%|
|Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6|
|Michael E. Keasler, R||4,351,190||54.78%|
|Robert Burns, D||3,268,159||41.14%|
|Mark W. Bennett, L||323,548||4.07%|
|State Senator, District 4|
|Brandon Creighton, R||104,902||85.58%|
|Jenn West, L||17,672||14.41%|
|State Representative, District 23|
|Wayne Faircloth, R||36,367||58.87%|
|Lloyd Criss, D||25,408||41.12%|
|Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals|
|Sherry Radack, G||923,044||52.29%|
|Jim Peacock, D||841,923||47,70%|
|Justice, 1st Court of Appeals District, Place 4|
|Evelyn Keyes, R||902,534||51.24%|
|Barbara Gardner, D||858,850||48.75%|
|Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 2|
|Kevin Jewell, R||906,258||52.64%|
|Candance White, D||833,321||47.35%|
|Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 9|
|Tracy Elizabeth Christopher, R||926,258||52.64%|
|Peter M. Kelly, D||833,321||47.35%|
|District Judge, 10th Judicial District|
|Kerry L. Neves, R||77,952||65.18%|
|Cornel Walker, D||41,637||34.82%|
|Bayview Municipal Utility District Bond Election|
|The issuance of $5 million total principal amount of bonds for freshwater supply and sanitary sewer improvements (and 1.5 times such amount to refund such bonds after issuance) to be paid from an adequate pledge of net revenues and levy of ad valorem taxes.|
|Galveston ISD Board of Trustees|
|Robert M. "Matt" White||399||27.42%|
|High Island ISD Board of Trustees|
|Marjorie M. McAlpin||103||100%|
|Jo E. Ball||56||33.14%|
|League City City Council|
|Galveston County Navigation District No. 1, Commissioners|
|Santa Fe ISD Board of Trustees|
|Jody (Jonathan) Davis||1,286||20%|
|Eric E. Davenport||5,763||100%|
|Santa Fe ISD Bond Proposition|
|The issuance of $34 million school building bonds for the construction, acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the district (including the rehabilitation, renovation and improvement thereof), the purchase of the necessary sites for school buildings and the purchase of new school buses, and the levying of the tax in payment thereof.|
|State Senator, District 11|
|Larry Taylor, R||84,415||100%|
|State Representative District 24|
|Greg Bonnen, R||59,654||100%|
|Judge, 56th Judicial District|
|Lonnie Cox, R||86,409||100%|
|Judge, 405th Judicial District|
|Michelle Slaughter, R||85,672||100%|
|Galveston County Sheriff|
|Henry A. Trochesset, R||86,836||100%|
|Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector|
|Cheryl E Johnson, R||87,780||100%|
|Galveston County County Commissioner, Pct. 1|
|Darrell A. Apffel, R||22,706||100%|
|Galveston County County Commissioner, Pct. 3|
|Stephen D. Holmes, D||16,044||100%|
|Galveston County Constable, Pct. 1|
|Rick Sharp, R||24,179||100%|
|Galveston County Constable, Pct. 2|
|Jimmy Fullen, R||25,942||100%|
|Galveston County Constable, Pct. 3|
|Derreck Rose, D||9,678||100%|
|Galveston County Constable, Pct. 4|
|Jerry Fisher, R||31,559||100%|
|Galveston County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4|
|Kathleen McCumber, R||31,585||100%|
The showdown between La Marque and Hitchcock lived up to all the hype Friday, as the Cougars edged the Bulldogs, 12-10, in a white-knuckle ride of a game at Etheredge Stadium.
I was disappointed to read Lloyd Criss' letter ("Local GOP ashamed of Trump," The Daily News, Nov. 2) in which he attacks the Galveston County Republican Party for not including Donald Trump in our mailer encouraging voters to support the Republican Party ticket in this election.
In response to the letter by Kent Moss ("Feds make a mockery of our laws," The Daily News, Nov. 4): The central government doesn't make a mockery of our laws or the Constitution. That is because there is no Constitution to mock. The Constitution died when at least two illegal amendments (the 14th and 16th) were added to the Constitution. The 16th allows the central government to steal all your income if they want to. The 14th allows them to make the Constitution mean anything they want it to mean. Thus we are now a nation based on whim not law.
As anyone who lives on Galveston Island or anywhere on the mainland is aware, this is not your typical weekend. An estimated 400,000 people will attend the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, adding to traffic congestion from Houston to the coast.
With one team riding higher than the program has in a long time and another seeing its dominance challenged, the Hitchcock Bulldogs (7-2, 4-0 in District 12-3A-I) take the short four-mile trip to take on the La Marque Cougars (7-2, 3-1).
Hitchcock seniors Addison Lawson and Kenneth Taylor spend a lot of time together and are both contributors to a Bulldogs team that can clinch an outright district title with a win over La Marque on Friday.
Hitchcock man charged with murder following Tuesday night incident.
Authorities identified the man killed in Hitchcock collision Saturday evening as Timothy James Dowd, 59, of Alvin, according to the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.
October 2016 went into the record books as the 2nd warmest October since observations began 145 years ago.
A Galveston County jury found a Tiki Island man guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Monday in a bar shooting two years ago.
A 59-year-old Alvin man was killed Saturday evening in a two-vehicle collision on FM 2004 about a mile from the Brazoria County line, Lt. Tracy Keele with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said.
Tyrone Desmond Peterson, 41, was arrested Thursday in Friendswood on a warrant charging him with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
With a huge matchup on the horizon for the District 12-3A-I crown against their archrival La Marque Cougars, the Hitchcock Bulldogs did not overlook the East Chambers Buccaneers.
If you like summer, then this fall is a dream come true.
With Election Day near, the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area is proud to provide more voter-friendly information than any other election source. VOTE411.org is a nonpartisan "one-stop-shop" for all election related materials that voters in the Bay Area need. By entering your home address on VOTE411, voters in the Bay Area can learn about offices and ballot questions they will be voting on, and compare candidate responses to League questions.
Domestic violence is not an argument between partners or family members. It’s not about “anger management” or one person physically injuring another person. Domestic violence is a systematic pattern of power, control, domination and fear to gain control of a relationship, by an intimate partner, household member or parent. This control may include many types of violence and abuse — physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, verbal, financial and spiritual.