The Texas Legislature's special session ended last week, and local legislators say they think Galveston County benefited from the extra 29 days spent in Austin so far this year.
In response to the story "Schools, NASA prepare for solar eclipse" (The Daily News, Aug. 17): Eclipse glasses or watching on TV are not the only options. You can safely view the eclipse with just a few simple supplies.
I’ve had a number of questions about the time of Monday’s eclipse locally. We should begin seeing partial effects of the eclipse by 11:48 am, with the eclipse reaching its zenith (about 2/3 of the sun obscured by the moon) around 1:19 pm and the sun returning to its normal, full brilliance around 2:47 pm in Galveston.
All Galveston County school districts earned high marks on the most recent financial accountability ratings released this week by the state.
One year after two Galveston County school districts failed to meet state standards, every county district got passing marks in the most recent Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability results.
Summer has definitely tightened its grip on Southeast Texas, though increased wind speeds, a few more clouds and a somewhat elevated chance for scattered thundershowers may make the heat a little more bearable over the next 2-3 days. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next week and beyond sug…
The health care industry is undergoing massive change, with a focus on reduced cost, improved health outcomes and enhanced customer experience. Although we all agree on the goals, it does not mean this change is easy. The members of the community that rely on Gulf Coast Center for services k…
The unseasonably mild weather Galveston County residents have been enjoying lately came to a sweltering end Friday when the National Weather Service issued its third heat advisory of the summer.
A bill that would require Texas doctors to get explicit permission from patients before placing a do-not-resuscitate order moved closer to passage in the Texas Legislature on Thursday.
It is no exaggeration to say it has been wet in Galveston County so far this month. Both League City and Galveston have had measurable rain on 8 of the first 9 days of August, with 1.82” early this morning bringing Galveston’s monthly total to 3.52”.
It simply cannot be overstated. Galveston County is extraordinarily lucky to have a Community Health Center as modern, well-equipped and beautiful as Coastal Health & Wellness. Our two clinics, in Texas City and Galveston, rival and often surpass many private practices. In fact, our new …
State legislators are calling for a study of how Texas funds public education, but area school officials say there’s nothing left to examine — the current system is unsustainable.
The City of Galveston has temporarily removed dozens of city-owned Ford Explorers from service over concerns about carbon monoxide leaks in the vehicles.
The state’s windstorm insurer of last resort will increase premium rates by 5 percent in 2018 despite firm opposition from several state legislators and Galveston County residents.
The 46th annual Hitchcock Good Ole Days Festival and Bar-B-Q Cook-off will be Aug. 11-12. Hitchcock girls between the ages of 6-18 are invited to be a part of the annual pageant contest.
Tropical Storm Emily spun up overnight from a 1,011 millibar low along a lingering frontal boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. The main threat from Emily will be heavy rains over Florida as the system tracks east across the state toward the Atlantic. While not entirely unexpected, Emily is a goo…
The movement against vaccinating children has picked up steam in recent years, fueled in large part by support from celebrities and public figures, including President Donald Trump, and concerns about vaccines being linked to autism.
The county sheriff’s office has been approved to partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a program that will allow certain sheriff’s deputies to investigate people’s immigration status.
Weather during the last half of July is often fairly benign in Galveston County. Weather systems over the country tend to be quite sluggish this time of year, with persistent high pressure and minimal impact from frontal systems that tend to stall to our north. So, barring the occasional tro…
It has been 175 years since a newspaper known as The Daily News first appeared in Galveston, a city far different than the one in which we live today. So, too, has the newspaper changed during those years.
On April 11, 1842, an itinerant printer and adventurer named Samuel Bangs pulled a single sheet of paper off a hand-cranked press he’d installed in rented space in downtown Galveston, launching The Daily News. The articles, photographs and illustrations collected here chronicle and commemora…
An influx of deep moisture from the Gulf of Mexico (partly residual moisture from former Tropical Depression #4) and an upper-level low just north of the Yucatan will keep a good chance of showers or thunderstorms in our picture through early next week.
A major redistricting trial that began in San Antonio on Monday could bring changes to congressional districts around the state, including the one that represents Galveston County.
On the Fourth of July, Michael Smith wrote "When people who deserve better get sorry treatment from those who govern, they can accept it meekly or they can protest" ("A day to celebrate American-style patriotism," The Daily News, July 4).
July has begun on a very different note than June. Through the first six days of June, Galveston had already received 4.14 inches of rain. By contrast, no rain has been reported at either Scholes Field in Galveston or the National Weather Service Office in League City.
Two Texas congressmen hope that President Donald Trump finds a way to add a Texas coastal barrier to his $1 trillion list of infrastructure projects that he has promised the country.
The owner of a staffing company providing temporary labor to marine businesses in Texas and elsewhere was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for not paying employment taxes.
Bills meant to increase penalties against illegal immigrants and cities that try to harbor them have the support of Galveston County’s local representative.
Officials with the state’s windstorm insurer of last resort say they are optimistic that funding is sufficient to cover most catastrophes this hurricane season, pointing to strong financial management and the absence of major storms to strike the Texas coast in the past few years.
The Clear Brook Wolverines had a strong showing as the Texas 7on7 Championships ended Saturday at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station, staying alive all the way to the Division I championship bracket’s semifinals.
Dropped into one of Division II’s best pools Thursday, the Hitchcock Bulldogs went 0-for-3 on the opening day of the Texas 7on7 Championships.
More showers rolled across the already soggy coastal areas of Galveston County this morning. Even before these latest rains, Galveston had measured 9.22 inches of rain, giving the Island city its wettest June since 2004 when 10.98 inches of rain were recorded. While inland areas of the Count…
Tropical Storm Cindy, the first tropical storm since 2015 to near the Texas coast, made landfall early Thursday morning, but left a less-than-lasting impression on the Galveston County area.