Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
We are in that transition period when more frequent cold fronts start appearing. The current frontal system likely will have some effect on the movement of fish; however, it should be short-lived.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
An influx of deep Gulf moisture, a low pressure trough to the west and a cold front expected to move into Texas by Sunday will bring us periods of shower and thunderstorm activity through the weekend into next week. Some heavy rain will be possible in our area, especially from Sunday night into late Monday or early Tuesday. In addition, the front should move to the coast by late Monday or early Tuesday, delivering more seasonably appropriate temperatures to Galveston County.
Bolivar Peninsula visitors are buying significantly more beach stickers, decals required to park vehicles on the sand near the water, and county officials want to use the extra revenue to build the first public restrooms along the shoreline.
Yesterday saw another day and another late season heat advisory. Based on the temperatures this month and projected warmth over the coming 7 days, this month is on track to become the hottest September in Galveston County since records began in 1871.
Galveston and eight other counties are under a heat advisory until 7 p.m.
A third county resident was infected with West Nile virus this year, the Galveston County Health District reported Friday.
On Sept. 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike sent storm surges crashing into Galveston, Galveston Bay and the Bolivar Peninsula. Broken glass and debris littered streets, and high winds damaged homes and businesses across the region. Galveston was shut down for weeks.
Three more local residents have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, the Galveston County Health District announced Wednesday.
We are going into our sixth consecutive day with rainfall being reported in at least some areas of Galveston County. Rainfall amounts overall during this latest wet spell have ranged from around 1 inch over parts of Galveston Island up to nearly 3 inches over some inland locations. Since we are (believe it or not) running below normal for the month so far, I cannot say that the precipitation has been entirely unwelcome. The good news is that wet weather is likely to continue for the next week or two, with heavy amounts possible near the coast.
The county's child welfare program improperly spent funds and failed to seek state reimbursement for work performed for a past year, according to an audit.
Danny Ceniceros graduates from basic training
Saturday morning, thunderstorm activity around the Galveston area kept anglers on edge.
A mid to upper-level low, an influx of deep moisture and a sluggish cold front that should stall somewhere over Southeast Texas could bring a good chance of rain this weekend. How much rain falls in Galveston County may be dependent upon where the frontal boundary stalls, with some models keeping the front north of Houston, and others taking it south to the coast. Rain chances locally would be higher if the front does make it to the coast before hitting the brakes.
Taxing entities all over Galveston County are preparing budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
Due to an AT&T outage in the area, The Daily News' phone lines are down and we are operating on limited internet connectivity.
The United Way of Galveston and United Way Galveston County Mainland kicked off their fundraising campaigns Wednesday with the goal to collectively raise more than $3 million for area agencies.
Tropical Depression #9 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine at 1 p.m. today. At that time, Hermine was located at 24.7 N and 88.0 W (or about 395-miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida). The storm was drifting north at 2-mph. Sustained winds were 40-mph and pressure was 1000 MB (29.53"). Tropical Storm Warnings and a Hurricane Watch are now in effect for the west coast of Florida.
One good thing about our Texas Gulf Coast summers is that we get to anticipate and to better appreciate the cooler temperatures of the fall season.
Last time, we talked about how to run uphill. Now it’s time to talk about how to make it down the other side.
A new recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration requires that all blood donated in the United States be tested for the Zika virus.
Oyster companies are celebrating new Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission rules that will allow fewer days to harvest and limit the size of catches when the season opens again in November.
A radio mainstay on the Galveston-area airwaves is changing formats after more than six years of broadcasting Asian music and China-friendly talk shows.
Local, county and state governments plan to spend $500 million on road projects in Galveston County over the next decade.
Texas First Bank customers made about $10,000 in claims on Monday, the first business day since a weekend phishing attack that targeted area cell phones.
The first day of school is a big deal. Boys and girls alike spend time thinking about that perfect first day outfit (okay, maybe it’s mom), worrying about where they will sit at lunch and if they’ll make new friends. Will they like their new teacher? But the first day of school is also a time to show off how cute your little boy or girl is, and how much they’ve grown over the summer. Here at The Galveston County Daily News we wanted to bring you full coverage of the first day of school throughout the county, and here are some of the photos our readers sent us.
A disorganized and weak area of low pressure (99L) located between the northeastern and the coast of Cuba continues to keep forecasters guessing as it moves west-northwest at about 10-mph. Currently, upper-level winds remain unfavorable for development, but should become a little more conducive for development as the system approaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week.
Clear Creek ISD has formed a new center meant to make it easier for parents to get answers and resolutions when problems arise with their children at school.
As Jaycob Freeman surveyed the hundreds of teachers gathered at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City on Aug. 11, he realized he had come full circle.
Mostly dry, hot weather has returned to Southeast Texas, but the outlook is for rain chances to improve later this week and remain reasonably high through the early part of next week. The high pressure that built back into our area over the past few days is expected to retreat back north. This will allow for an influx of deep Gulf moisture in association with an upper-level trough expected to move west.
From star quarterbacks taking center stage to La Marque making the move to Class 3A, storylines abound for the 2016 football season in Galveston County. The Daily News' 2016 Football Preview covers those stories and more, including the University of Houston Cougars, regional college teams and the Houston Texans. Read online using the links below or view the E-Edition.
The Daily News' predicted playoff teams out of each local district.
The top five candidates for The Daily News' all-county football player of the year.
The Galveston County Daily News and The Carmage and Martha Ann Walls Foundation have committed to donate $50,000 to a Salvation Army of Galveston County capital fundraising drive.
The state calls them “economically disadvantaged.” I call them hungry: The children that find themselves in households at or below the poverty level. The mother that skips meals to make sure her kids never go without. School-aged kids without access to meals when school is out for the summer.
After the hot, dry start to August, the rains of the past five days have refreshed parched yards and gardens and provided a welcome relief from the heat. Rainfall totals in Galveston County as of 8 am this morning, were more than sufficient to replenish soil moisture levels. Totals around the County since Sunday have amounted to 4.72" at Scholes Field in Galveston and 4.94" at the National Weather Service Office in League City. Other measurements around the County include 5.79" in east-central Galveston, 5.62" in Friendswood, 5.57" in LaMarque, 5.50" in Bayou Vista and around 4.50" at sites in Texas City.
The county and city of Galveston each have more than $2 million extra cash to spend after closure of the tax increment reinvestment zone that spurred construction of the Palisade Palms, a high-rise luxury development on the island.
For us flat-landers, the thought of running or walking up a hill as big and steep as the Galveston Causeway can be a little intimidating. But think of the views from the top! How awesome is it to have a pelican-eye view of Galveston Bay?
Sew Sew Gang donates blankets
Galveston County won't have specialty courts for criminal defendants with mental illness or victims of sex trafficking this year after the state denied grant funding to start the new programs.
An upper-level low that drifted west from Louisiana and sheared out to a low pressure trough over Texas, combined with ample Gulf moisture, has brought some much needed rains to Galveston County. Rain amounts over the past two days have ranged from 1.83” at Scholes Field in Galveston to 2.10”. Some areas in the northern part of the County have received up to 3” so far.
The county would save about $1.4 million annually if San Leon voters decide to incorporate, according to estimates in a potential plan for transitioning the bayside community off county services.
Galveston County Crime Stoppers is committed to its mission to solve and prevent serious crime in Galveston County, in partnership with citizens, media and the criminal justice system. We’re focused today on Public Safety and Crime Prevention.
James Larry Cosby was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday in the slaying of his daughter and her girlfriend.
Early August has been a near carbon copy of early July, with dry conditions and heat dominating our weather picture. Both Galveston and League City have recorded only a trace of rain through the first ten days of the month. In addition, temperatures are running 1.7° above normal in Galveston for the month and a whopping 4.4° above normal. Whatever aid that the County received from the rains in late July has been undone by two weeks of withering heat and sun.
On July 28, the “Coconut Grove Bunch” AKA Ronnie Maceo of Maceo Spice and Imports, Cruz Cortez of Cruz Cortez Clothiers and Robert Donovan, held a Beach Bash Celebration honoring Galveston County police officers.
County officials have approved the first part of a campaign intended to educate voters about polling locations and a little-used cellphone app.
A $100,000 economic impact study, up for approval by the city council this week, is meant to give Galveston a new tool in its bag as it begins to pursue big-money projects.
On Aug. 8, the Dow Chemical Co. announced that six local organizations have been selected to receive funding through the Texas City Operations 2016 Dow Gives Community Grants Program. Through grants from The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, the program helps local nonprofit groups implement projects that will improve the quality of life for nearby residents.
Gulf Lodge No. 46 awards scholarships
Five young men of the Knights of Pythagoras Reuben G. White Council No. 18 attended the state Youth Leadership Conference in late July at Texas College in Tyler. This masonic youth organization’s purpose is to train a new generation of leaders through leadership, brotherhood and responsibility.
The following Galveston County students have made the dean’s list at their respective schools:
Ronald McDonald House receives donations
Whitney Ziegler selected to advisory council
Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean about 535 miles east of Belize City. At noon, Earl was located near 16.3 N and 80.2 W. Sustained winds were 45-mph with some intensification expected. Central barometric pressure was 1001 MB (29.56"). Earl was moving west at 22-mph and Tropical Storm Warnings and a Hurricane Watch have been issued for Belize, the east coast of the Yucatan and for the northern coast of Honduras.
It is no secret by now for most people that the first disturbances emerging from the Cape Verde region are making their way west across the Tropical Atlantic. In one sense, this marks the beginning of the “Cape Verde” season in which systems form as frequently in the far eastern Atlantic as in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico.
Daily water intake must be balanced with losses to maintain our total body water. We lose water not only through sweating but also through breathing and using the restroom. Losing body water without replacing it can have huge negative effects on your mind and overall health.
While the Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, there hasn’t been enough going on to keep anybody’s attention in the weeks since.
Local, county and state governments plan to spend $500 million on road projects in Galveston County over the next decade.
Clear Lake Elks distribute dessert to DeBakey veterans
Tom Solomon hits 15,000 volunteer service hours milestone