The county has nearly spent the $100 million in federal disaster recovery money for about 750 houses and rental properties.
If you're wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren't alone.
Heavy winds gusting to 47 mph downed power lines and trees Sunday in Galveston County.
A Gale Warning for gusts up to 50-mph has been issued for Galveston Bay and off-shore waters on Sunday. In addition, a Wind Advisory is effect for Galveston County with winds of 20-30 mph expected and gusts to 35-mph (or higher right along the coast).
With their big three all back in the fold, the La Marque Cougars got off to fast start and never let up in an 84-47 win against the Hitchcock Bulldogs in front of an electric home crowd Friday.
The Gulf Coast Center on Friday named Melissa Tucker as its new chief executive officer.
The crowds at Donald Trump's inauguration will include people from Galveston County.
A new rivalry in District 24-3A and the best of the best in District 24-6A face off in today’s top local basketball games on the schedule.
Wednesday was the first day for candidates to apply for a spot on ballots for the May 6 election. A number of cities and school districts in Galveston County plan to hold elections this year.
Friendswood Republican Sen. Larry Taylor was re-appointed as the chairman of the Senate Education Committee.
The following students made the honor roll for the third six weeks at Stewart Elementary School in the Hitchcock Independent School District:
People have asked me over the past couple of days about the chances of rain here. It seems that they keep hearing about thunderstorms moving into the area and are wondering where these rains are. I ran into this also with the heavy rain event in early December.
Asserting the paperwork was incomplete, the Galveston County Board of Pilot Commissioners took no action Friday on applications from seven federally licensed pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports, a decision that may have delayed a lawsuit over how that work is controlled.
A potentially contentious hearing is set for today before the Board of Pilot Commissioners on seven applications from federally licensed pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports.
Galveston's representative in Washington, D.C. is not a fan of CNN"s Jim Acosta.
Some Galveston County homeowners are hoping that the Big Game leads to some big business in February.
The 19th Galveston County Citizen’s Sheriff’s Academy’s will being on Jan. 31.
The weather radar used by the National Weather Service office in League City was shut down on Monday.
A 30° low Saturday morning brought the first freeze to Galveston in two years (the last being a 31° low on January 8, 2015). The 25° low in League City was the coldest at that location in three years (a 23° low in January, 2014). Galveston’s minimum temperature on Saturday was also the coldest at that location since a 28° reading in January, 2014.
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Temperatures were expected to fall below freezing through most of Southeast Texas early this morning, and wind chills were set to drop down to the 20s in Galveston County.
School districts across the state received letter grades for the first time this week. The results were made public on Friday.
Attorneys for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice filed a lawsuit in Galveston’s federal court Tuesday against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its seizure of drugs sometimes used in the lethal injections given to death-row inmates.
Today’s slate of local high school basketball games will be highlighted by yet another District 23-5A showdown, this time on the boys’ side.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick introduced a bill Thursday that would prohibit transgender people from using certain bathrooms in public buildings and schools across the state.
The La Marque Police Department was searching for a man who reportedly robbed another man and hit him with a pistol in an apartment building parking lot on Wednesday morning.
Rainfall of slightly over an inch in Galveston on December 31st, placed December, 2016 in the record books as the wettest December since official observations began in 1871. Temperatures this past month also were well above normal, with the monthly average running 6.0° above normal in League City and 5.6° above normal in Galveston. This gave Galveston its 4th warmest December ever.
The end of the year is typically the time we reflect on the past and look forward to setting and achieving future goals. At the Galveston County Health District, we’ve spent much of the past year looking ahead and planning for ways in which we can work to improve the health of our community over the next five years through the development of a new strategic health plan. As we’ve worked on developing the plan, one thing is very clear, obesity is a problem in our community.
A hearing is set for Jan. 25 on two motions in an ongoing lawsuit between maritime groups and the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports over tariff rate increases.
San Luis Resort wins annual ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award
Fresh off a Super Bowl championship season, the Hitchcock Red Raiders 6 years-and-under youth football team will be headed to Orlando, Fla. to compete for a national championship next weekend.
Thanks to our community, CASA of Galveston County’s second annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes was a great success! We are bridging the gap toward our goal of serving 100 percent of all the abused and neglected children in Galveston County that need a CASA.
The Galveston Bay Foundation has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency, the responsible companies and other stakeholders on the San Jacinto River Waste Pits since this site was placed on the Superfund list in 2008. We are calling for removal of the dioxin wastes, rather than capping.
Here’s a potpourri of good things happening in Galveston County.
Carter 7 Fashion Lounge (Carla Smith), G County Apparel (Robert Hockley), DGA Decorations (Maduesuel and Lakesha Curry) Vickie’s Hidden Treasures (Victoria Taylor), LRT Air & Heating Service (Fred and Nicki Jones), Iron Man Club, Light of Perception (Tyerre El Amin Boyd), Reality of Wrestling, Toys for Tots, as well as The Daily News, and a host of community supporters have all come together for our fourth annual toy drive giveaway, founded by G-County Hope Foundation in 2013.
Stewart Elementary School recently announced its second six weeks honor roll.
It’s that time of year when we come together to celebrate Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa. For some, the holidays are a time of togetherness, family and friends. For others, it is a time of isolation and loneliness — perhaps this holiday has the kids with their other parent; or this is the first holiday after the death of a loved one; or family and friends are fighting or are scattered in all different directions. Whatever the circumstances, the holidays can be a time of loneliness and negative self-reflection focusing on past failures and uncertain futures. Instead of dreading the holidays, these tips can help improve your well-being, lessen holiday stress and put the “happy” back into the holidays.
In an editorial ("Fake news is a wake-up call," The Daily News, Dec. 16) Leonard Woolsey says: "People's lives depend on access to a stream of credible information from which to make informed decisions about their government, elected officials and everyday life." I agree; but why don't you feel the same way about the deaths and the needless pain caused by the action of the Drug Enforcement Administration? Because of the "Big Brother" action of the DEA many doctors won't write the medication a pain patient needs and many pharmacies won't fill them if they do write what is needed.
A pattern change will keep the coldest air bottled up well to our north as we move into Christmas weekend. In fact, sunny skies and somewhat milder conditions today are a good indication that we may be able to exchange our parkas for short-sleeved shirts this weekend as we rebound from the coldest outbreak so far this season. Monday morning’s low temperatures reached 32° in League City and 37° in Galveston, giving both inland and coastal locations their coldest temperatures since last winter.
The Galveston County Veterans Treatment Court is a specialty court aimed at rehabilitating military service members facing criminal charges.
The WIIN Act makes headlines for relief to Michigan and California, but includes some big consequences for Texas and Galveston County.
Mark Crampton is getting tired of being kicked out of Galveston businesses because of his pink-haired companion, Maggie.
A highly competitive boys basketball game turned into an ugly scene Friday in the Hitchcock Bulldogs’ 60-58 win at home against the Stafford Spartans.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will be available to assist with income tax preparation and tax questions. This service is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returned home to Galveston on Friday from the eastern Pacific Ocean after helping to interdict 26.5 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated $715 million.
This holiday season, the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol wants to remind all drivers that “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving” and to always plan a sober ride before the holiday parties begin.
A restitution hearing Tuesday to determine the medical expenses Mark Anthony Martino, 58, is responsible for was postponed while prosecutors continued to look over bills.
Lady Bulldogs head coach Andrew Hubbell says his team hangs its hat on defense, and that was certainly the case Tuesday as Hitchcock defeated the Wharton Lady Tigers, 51-41.
An ex-judge didn’t show up to court Monday to explain an appeal he filed to an earlier conviction for abuse of his official capacity.
An 80 degree temperature at Scholes Field this afternoon tied the record for the warmest reading ever at that location for the month of December. Meanwhile, temperatures hovering from the upper-70’s to the low-80’s over inland areas of the County prompted many people to abandon winter-wear for summer outfits as they hit the local stores and malls.
Winners have been announced for the Galveston Art League fall juried shows at the organization’s galleries on Postoffice Street in Galveston and on Sixth Street in Texas City.
Friendswood native wins scholarship
An attorney for the seven federal pilots seeking the right to guide ships into local ports denies cruise lines operating in Galveston are behind the push to break a long-held state monopoly.
This is an occasional series on issues facing the evolving workforce in Galveston County.
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.