• By JOHN R. COBARRUVIAS
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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand why the Republicans and Trump created a $1.5 trillion hole in the deficit with their tax cuts to their rich buddies. The idea came from Texas.

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Cloudy, cool weather settled in over Galveston County today in the wake of yesterday’s cold front. This cool down, however, will be quite modest compared with a stronger cold front due to reach the coast Thursday afternoon or evening. This second front will definitely bring a real touch of w…

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A Galveston County woman is suing a popular Texas City drinking establishment, asserting her leg was broken and she suffered other injuries when a security guard picked her up and threw her out of the building.

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The New Year brought light sleet, snow and freezing rain to parts of Galveston County as the coldest spell in three years chilled the area. Low temperatures in Galveston of 30° on Tuesday and Wednesday registered the coldest temperature at that location since January 7, 2017 and marked the f…

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A look back at 2017, and all it brought, through the eyes of The Daily News’ photographers. 

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Our recent cold front brought windy, wet, cold weather to the county, giving residents a real touch of winter for Christmas and much of this week. The good news is that milder conditions will be creeping into the area later today and tomorrow.

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The 7-6 Texas Longhorns took on the 7-6 Missouri Tigers at NRG Stadium on Wednesday night. Texas City High School alum Armanti Foreman ran in the final touchdown bringing the final score to 33-16. Texas named punter Michael Dickson MVP.

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Cloudy skies, gusty winds, light rain and fog greeted County residents on the day after Christmas with a frontal boundary and coastal trough stalled offshore. The surface boundary, combined with a broad upper-level trough produced rain overnight with showers continuing over the Gulf and alon…

  • By MALCOLM GIBSON
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My father used to tell me that during World War II the thing he missed most was Christmas in his hometown of Rising Star, Texas, population 800. In desert towns of North Africa, and bombed out Italian villages, he would listen to Bing Crosby on Armed Forces Radio singing everyone’s favorite …

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Despite the dense fog this morning and a chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, the outlook for the rest of this week is quite good. We should have two or  three days of sunny, mild weather for the end of the week, as a weak cold front moves through Texas on Tuesday night leading …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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This weekend’s cold front brought the chilliest weather of the season so far. In fact, the 37 degree low in League City on Saturday was the coldest temperature at that location since Jan. 29 (thanks in part to abnormally warm weather in February and March), while the 49 degree low in Galvest…

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The Astros defeated the Dodgers in an epic back-and-forth World Series Game 5 early Monday morning in Houston to send the series back to Los Angeles with a 3-2 lead.

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The Los Angels Dodgers came from behind to defeat the Houston Astros in Game 4 and tie the World Series 2-2 on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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The Houston Astros returned home Friday night for Game 3 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with the series tied at one game apiece.

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A reinforcing push of cool, dry air brought 35-mph gusts to Galveston yesterday morning and ensured that the cool weather that roared into the County over the weekend will continue. Sunny skies and low humidity levels are likely to persist for most of this week, with only a modest warm-up li…

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The Astros returned home to Houston Friday trailing the New York Yankees 3-2 in the American League Championship Series. Behind another strong outing by starting pitcher Justin Verlander the Astros won 7-1 forcing a decisive Game 7 on Saturday.

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Near ideal autumn weather continued yesterday as cool temperatures finally brought a real touch of fall. Temperatures dipped well into the 50’s overnight across inland areas of the County and a 61° low yesterday morning in Galveston was the coolest temperature there since a 60° degree readin…

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The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. Houston leads 2-0 as the Series moves to New York on Monday.

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The Astros held a second pre-ALCS workout open to the media at Minute Maid Park on Thursday afternoon. Houston will open the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees at home on Friday night.

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The Astros held a pre-ALCS workout open to the media on Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Houston advanced to the American League Championship Series with their win over Boston on Monday but will not know who they face in the next round until after the Cleveland Indians and New York Y…

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Currently, October, 2017 is on track to become the warmest October since observations began in 1871, possibly surpassing October, 2006 and last October as the first or second warmest ever.

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The Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-2 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Fridy afternoon. Houston holds a 2-0 lead as the best of five series heads to Fenway Park.

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Even now, weeks after Hurricane Harvey stalled over southeast Texas dropping historical amounts of rain and causing unprecedented flooding, the full extent of the damage has not been fully realized. Galveston County officials estimate 20,000 homes were flooded, many very severely. As many as…

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The American League Division Series between the Astros and Boston Red Sox opened in Houston Thursday afternoon. Powered by Jose Altuve's three home runs the Astros defeated the Red Sox 8-2 in Game 1.

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Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster is one of four area hospitals that will pay $8.6 million as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over claims they received illegal kickbacks from ambulance companies for lucrative Medicaid and Medicare-funded transports, according to the U.S. Distri…

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A complex weather pattern involving weak disturbances tracking west across the Gulf, an influx of deep moisture, high pressure to our east and persistent low pressure to our south will contribute to a good chance of rain through early Wednesday.

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A weak cold front should slide through Galveston County late Thursday into Friday. There will be a slight chance of rain along and ahead of the front, but it appears as though most of the rain over the next 2-3 days will remain west of Southeast Texas.

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The Houston Astros clinched the American League West, guaranteeing a playoff berth, on Sunday with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. The division championship is the team's first since 2001 when they won the National League Central.