Galveston broke ground Wednesday on a project that will bring new bathrooms and bus stops to the Seawall.
Galveston broke ground Wednesday on a project that will bring new bathrooms and bus stops to the Seawall.
A long-standing controversy over where a Galveston city council member lives reared its head again on Wednesday, just days before the city's municipal election.
When Dickinson freshman girls triple jumper Koi Johnson competes, she leaves everything out on the field — including her medals.
Sam Vitanza Stadium will be the site of the Gulf Coast region's Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) track and field championships Saturday.
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday, but its roots are in Texas. The holiday celebrates the victory of a Mexican army over the French on May 5, 1862.
For us at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center, every day is all about pets. There’s no time of year that’s truer than May, National Pet Month. While the month gives us an opportunity to celebrate the special impact pets have on our lives, it’s important to also remember the unwanted and forgotten pets desperate for loving, forever homes.
A new generation has appeared, but because it differs in form and function from its predecessors, we must summarize its history, not simply give it another cute label.
The Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week are Nubi and Mickey.
HOUSTON (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old Houston girl says she was wrong to write a fake excuse note to get out of school but he questions why she was allowed to leave.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future.
In the cool breeze of a sunny May morning local wildflower fields beckon. The songbirds are back from Central and South America, crisscrossing the air in brightest streaks of color like the red cardinals and tanagers. Below them flowers sway in the breeze, opening their petals to the sun, framed in the long thick green grass brought about by recent heavy rains. Exotic garden seedlings grow among shady crops of trees while the native flowers cluster together, attracting butterflies and bees. The colors make for a fantastic carpet which one's imagination may attribute to the machinations of industriously weaving elves. Far enough from traffic, the birds' chirping, clacking and singing to attract mates are the only distinct sounds one hears. Breathing the perfume of fresh grass, still wet, and feeling the breeze on our skin we know that summer is just around the corner but we have still a respite from the heat.
A spring cold front moved off the coast yesterday bringing sunshine, lower humidity levels and noticeably cooler weather.
Texas is in the midst of a crisis that, if not addressed with the urgency, will create lasting damage for generations to come. Children removed from their homes are placed in an unsound system that is meant to protect them, but often subjects them to further trauma, abuse and neglect.
A bill filed by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn last week could open the door to a faster start to projects that protect Galveston and surrounding areas from hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Hundreds of law-enforcement agents and supporters turned out Monday for the Fifty Club's annual luncheon, honoring members of the many agencies in Galveston County.
Investigators who found the bodies of Jessica Cain and Kelli Ann Cox spoke about the six-week recovery effort.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center pets of the week are Hawkeye and Cedric.
I urge Kemah residents to vote against Proposition No. 1. Claims made about the mayor being the problem in Kemah are false. The mayors of Kemah are elected by a majority and have little power without city council agreement. Therein lies a long existing problem — city council.
To state that Galveston County is blessed to be home to Shriners Hospitals for Children–Galveston is to not fully appreciate the global impact of the services the group provides to those around the world.
Crime Stoppers is the brainchild of Albuquerque, N.M., police detective Greg MacAleese. In 1976, a convenience store employee was shot and killed during a robbery. This crime occurred in a well traveled neighborhood at dusk. The detective believed someone, other than the killers, must have had knowledge concerning this homicide.
The Port of Houston Authority approved an agreement Tuesday with Galveston County to provide land needed to build a new vehicular and rail bridge to Pelican Island — a significant benchmark in laying groundwork for the largest economic development project in county history, officials said.
This is in response to "Kemah voters to decide form of gov't in May" (The Daily News, April 23): I currently serve as mayor pro tem in Kemah, and I love living near the water and the slower pace of life.
Two rounds of stormy weather will roll through Southeast Texas between now and Sunday, one tomorrow and the other as we move into the weekend. More severe thunderstorms and heavy rain will be possible both events.
The national media will soon learn what you’ll know first: that we’re not at a high risk now for a devastating Zika outbreak, according to Marshall.
Early voting for May 7 municipal elections begins today.
Ahead of a deadline last week, the county applied for about $12.4 million in Restore Act money to improve the levee system and address findings in a 2012 federal inspection.
Early voting for the May 7 municipal elections begins on Monday, April 25.
Youngsters took to the streets Saturday morning, for their part of the two-day Kemah Triathlon being held this weekend. This morning, it will be the adults' turn to compete, and local traffic will be affected by the cycling and running events.
The ballot includes a special election for Proposition 1, which would change the city’s supervision from a city mayor form of government to a city manager model.
Several Galveston groups will host a special lecture on Holocaust Remembrance Day, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 5 at Congregation B'nai Israel, 3008 Ave. O.
Cities across the county are attempting to block a $61 million per year increase sought by CenterPoint Energy for services to its Houston-area customers.
The Kemah City Council will undergo changes to three seats, all at large, in the May 7 election with two of the races each contested by two candidates.
Another bit of island business history has slipped away. Joe Aguirre Tile, 1228 Harborside Drive, had a quiet closing and sale of the building late last month, said owner Anthony Rios, the founder’s grandson.
Despite severe flooding in the Houston area, where some areas were drenched with more than 17 inches of rain by the afternoon and first responders rescued at least 1,200 stranded motorists, Galveston County was largely spared from flooding Monday.
A&A Machine & Fabrication kicked off its first year of their wellness initiative with a walking contest. All employees were bought walk devices. The top walkers’ names were entered into a drawing for a 45-quart yeti cooler.
On April 2nd, District Attorney Jack Roady proclaimed April 2016 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Galveston County. This proclamation was read during CASA of Galveston County Pinwheel for a Purpose Garden dedication at the Old Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston. Each pinwheel represents a child in the custody of Child Protective Services due to abuse and neglect.
The Sam Houston Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution held two important celebrations in March. President General Lynn Forney Young met at University of Houston-Clear Lake on March 24th to recognize the Liberty Bell Project and other local DAR chapters. And on March 29th, the Sam Houston Chapter conducted the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration at the Bay Area Veterans’ Memorial in Seabrook.
A long-term plan to transform state Highway 146 into an expressway is taking shape, and officials predict the project will change the complexion of communities along the eastern corridor of the county, usher economic development and improve hurricane evacuations.
In 2014, The Pew Research Center asked parents with at least one child younger than 18 which three were the most important of these 12 qualities the parents considered "especially important to teach children."
More than half of American teenagers are reporting their level of stress is rivaling adults. Every Sunday in April, The Daily News will examine a different aspect of current issues facing teens and their parents. This series will focus on the various reasons teenagers feel so stressed, how they handle it and where their parents fit into the equation. While tobacco use has dropped significantly in the past 20 years, but use of other drugs by teens is still significantly high, according to recent surveys. Studies also suggest a disconnect between parents and teenagers. Reasons for stress and thoughts on college differ between teenagers and their parents, according to self-reported data. The Daily News also talked to local teenagers to find out whether this data accurately represents what students from the county experience. Join us each week as we examine the issues, and share your feedback with us.
Passover begins at sundown April 22. We asked local rabbis to weigh in on keeping the Seder, or ceremonial Passover meal, relevant.
Our weather, unfortunately, will slowly deteriorate over the weekend and early next week as a slow moving spring storm threatens to bring another round of heavy rain, as well as brisk winds, high tides and dangerous rip currents to area beaches.
People may be interacting more online, but still yearn for a face-to-face connection.
The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic growth in the region, anticipates more aerospace projects this year at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center than ever before.
Locals and tourists alike have long known that Galveston County is a premier spot to stay active. From nature to theater to dining, the county has everything you might have a hankering for at any given time.
With Comcast Business’ announcement last month it had invested more than $400,000 to extend its Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi and advanced voice services to an additional 140 businesses in Manvel, some readers wondered about plans for Galveston County.
If asked whether you’d be interested in protecting your children against disease and illness, wouldn’t your immediate response be yes? Of course it would. One of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations.
Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. Countless more miss time from day care and school because they are under-immunized or inappropriately immunized.
Grand prize winning photo from the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest.
At 82, Pat Patterson is still riding with the young guns at Galveston County Rodeo events.
The county has approved an agreement with Port of Houston Authority on next steps for building road and rail bridges to Pelican Island, a project officials hope will ultimately spur industrial growth on the undeveloped land.
Last weekend there were a number of reports of sizable flounder caught. It reminded me of the peak of the annual flounder migration when the big female flounder make its run.
I am not sure if the current trends will be to everyone’s liking, but the latest American (GFS) and European models are continuing to portray moderate to heavy rainfall for the Galveston County area. The rains are especially needed in Galveston where only 0.01” has been received through the first third of April. League City has had only a trace over the past nine days, but they did benefit from a 1.16” downpour on April 1.
In 2015, the Region 6 Prevention Resource Center - which includes Galveston and 12 surrounding counties - compiled a needs assessment. In it was a survey of how many teens had used various drugs.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week begins today.
Tina Brown and Avis Blake-Thomas were both seminary students when the inspiration came to them that turned into the Opened Bible Academy.
The Mainland Singers and Mainland Chorale will “Sing a Mighty Song” and perform other hits during two free concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 510 13th Ave. N., in Texas City, and at 2 p.m. April 17 at Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston.
From Staff Reports
It is difficult to find much fault with our weather of late. Temperatures have been moderate and rain has not been much of a problem. But could the later part of that statement become a problem?
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than $2 billion annually is spent on students who repeat a grade because they have reading problems.
An appeals court ruled Tuesday a judge who sued the Galveston County Commissioners Court over a cut in her salary can continue her lawsuit.
A deckhand aboard a fishing boat filmed for "Big Fish, Texas," a reality TV series on National Geographic Channel about Katie's Seafood Market, is suing.
Apart from calendar dates, subtropical spring is often hard to define. It arrives out of the last Northerner one morning and makes its presence known with a bright glittering light on the ocean. The sun warms, then burns. Fruit trees bud and blossom within a week, as if on time-lapse, then tropical flowers show off their beauty in a competition of saturation. Anoles sun themselves and attract mates with displays of their pink dewlaps. Nothing is sweet and soft in South Texas, even spring is passionate in its abundance of wildflowers and bloom; bigger and grander than up north, like a ballroom filled with creations of couture where wallflowers would easily be overlooked.
The winners of the fourth week of the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest have been announced. The contest is held in the weeks leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival.
Volunteers are signing up now for the nation’s biggest coastal cleanup set for April 23rd. The 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to noon (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) April 23 at the following locations in Galveston County:
About five years ago, League City police officer Jason Hall pulled over a driver to make a narcotics arrest — not an unusual part of his job. But the traffic stop was memorable because the suspect’s passenger was a 160-pound mastiff named “Rufus.”
During Tammy Verstrate’s 10 years as a teacher with Stewart Elementary School, she has done a lot more than just capture the hearts of her kindergarten students.
Mild winter temperatures set the stage for a bountiful season of a Gulf Coast seafood staple: crawfish.
While the news about American stress levels is not new, what's troubling is the stress outlook for teens in the U.S. In many cases, American teens report experiences with stress that follow a similar pattern to those of adults.
Joe Anwar, who has owned a Dairy Queen in Dickinson since 2000, finalized his purchase of the store from former owner Mohammad Dar Tuesday evening.