Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.
While some in U.S. House Freedom Caucus say they expect concessions from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy if he seeks to replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber might be more inclined to support him.
April is the windiest month of the year in Galveston County with an average daily wind speed of 12.2 mph at Scholes Field. So far this month has held true to form with the average daily wind speed measuring 14.0 mph.
More than six months after the State of Texas instituted a new law prohibiting drivers from texting while driving, the police department's from Galveston County's two largest cities say they have issued few citations against drivers for the infraction.
While local health officials have spoken in detail about the findings in the Joint Commission’s report, the actual document outlining the agency’s findings has not been released.
More than 170 children, some as young as three, participated in the mutton busting competition during the first weekend of the county fair.
Daily News staffers and a correspondent won 15 awards, including some of the state’s highest, Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual convention, held this year in Corpus Christi.
More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey, many Galveston County residents still lack basic housing repairs despite applying for state and federal programs meant to help them.
A dental clinic closed in February because of concerns with infection and sanitation controls will reopen Monday, the Galveston County Health District said Thursday.
As of Monday, the Galveston County Health District had tested 2,437 people. Of those, 1,880 have had their tests returned.
In Texas, every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect. And every day in Texas, 52 children enter the foster care system. In Texas alone there are 48,795 children in the foster care system on any given day. Sixty percent of the abused and neglected children in Texas are 6…
The state of Texas will receive another $5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday.
County leaders are preparing to argue that federal housing funds anticipated to be awarded to the county for Hurricane Harvey recovery should be allowed to go to a greater range of income levels than currently allowed under federal law.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Galveston County, its judges and magistrates over a bail system the civil rights group asserts unjustly harms indigent people accused of crimes.
Saturday night and Sunday, we had to put the heat on in our house, as chilly north winds buffeted Galveston County. Then, this morning I had to walk the dogs in a cool, damp, foggy mist more characteristic of February than April. Still, this late throw-back to winter really wasn’t that unusu…
Galveston County commissioners today will consider taking the next step in beginning a program that could help raise county homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey and other storms in recent years.
Business owners along a part Sixth Street near the Kemah Boardwalk will soon have a new sidewalk and more room for outdoor seating, city officials said.
Two weeks after the announcement that thousands of Galveston County residents might have been exposed to infectious diseases at a dental clinic, the clinic's new interim director said the facility has made "good progress" toward reopening.
Texas City facilities on more than a half-dozen occasions violated permits by releasing higher-than-allowable levels of pollution into area waterways, according to data collected through state and federal agencies.
Feuding members of the Galveston County Republican Party agreed to cease legal hostilities between each other on Friday — provided that the groups not re-instigate their fight between now and the Texas Republican Convention in June.
The Galveston County Health District will open a second testing clinic to serve people who were potentially exposed to hepatitis and HIV at county dental clinics over the past three years.
Despite last week’s rain and cool front, March 2018 ended warmer and drier than average in Galveston County. In Galveston, the average temperature for the month was 6.1 degrees above normal, making it the fifth warmest March ever in 145 years of observations.
The governing board of Coastal Health & Wellness said Thursday their first focus was reopening two clinics closed over sanitation concerns last month, before they decided who would be held responsible for the apparent lapses in medical protocol.
Clear Springs wins the Region 3 Bi-District playoff game against Pearland Dawson Thursday night. The game was close, but the Chargers came out on top 1-0. The Chargers finished their regular season 12-0-2 in District 24-6A. They will be playing the winner of the game between Atascosita and Dobie.
Citing "systemic failures" with the way a Texas City dental clinic managed its infection control procedures, Galveston County's top health official said Wednesday that the facility will not reopen until the people that manage it can show competency in keeping people safe.
Texas' public health agency said Tuesday that it is not involved in the investigation of a county dental clinic whose sanitization practices have prompted thousands of people in the county to be warned about possible exposure to hepatitis and HIV.
Six people who received dental treatment at the Texas City Coastal Health and Wellness Clinic in the past three years were diagnosed with hepatitis C after visiting the clinic, county health officials confirmed Monday.
A hurricane recovery program managed by Galveston County could raise as many as 200 homes across the county in coming years, according to a preliminary estimate commissioners received on Monday.
There is a good chance that the long late winter, early spring dry spell may end this week as a slow-moving cold front and an upper-level storm system moves east across the region.
Actual construction work for the closure of Rollover Pass could begin as soon as this summer, if the final legal challenges to the work are disposed of in coming months, officials said on Friday.
The Galveston County District Clerk on Friday began sending out a new version of its jury summons card, as part of an update to the county's jury selection system.
People who received dental procedures at two Galveston County clinics were potentially exposed to infectious diseases because of infection control failures, the Galveston County Health District said in a press release.
Every April, the Office of Victims of Crime helps lead communities throughout the country in its annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s National Crime Victims’ Right…
Another spring cold front brought sunny skies and cool to mild conditions to the County this week, with somewhat warmer conditions due over the coming few days. While this has been great for the tourist industry and for outdoor activities in general, it is getting to the point where signific…
As Hitchcock city leaders work to rectify fiscal issues, exacerbated, in part, by rapidly declining sales tax revenues, officials with other Galveston County municipalities said building a budget around that form of income was a tricky proposition.
After nearly two years without a permanent head to Galveston County's human resources department, officials say they might be on the verge of hiring someone to take over the position.
Texas' wildlife agency has sent a plan to a Washington D.C., outlining how the state would like to regulate red snapper fishing in federal waters.
The first few days of Spring Break have played out pretty much as anticipated, with light rain last weekend followed by a decent cool front that brought sunny skies, but somewhat chilly conditions for the first half of this week.
The state this week took another step toward closing Rollover Pass — a popular fishing spot on Bolivar Peninsula — nearly a year after the county and the previous landowner agreed on a settlement for the property.
This week, during the first spring break since Hurricane Harvey, thousands of volunteers have come to Galveston County and surrounding areas to participate in what one group is calling the largest volunteer effort of its kind in U.S. history.
Lawyers for Galveston County and a man who accused two jail deputies of using excessive force during an incident at the county jail in 2014 have reached a preliminary deal to settle a civil lawsuit for $67,500.
A lawyer for Galveston County Republican Party chairman Carl Gustafson on Monday asked a Galveston County judge to issue a restraining order against members of the county party and to declare the actions of a dissident group within the party "null and void."
The organization in charge of planning regional transportation projects in Houston and surrounding areas, including Galveston County, is asking for the public's help in developing a 20-year plan on how it will help people move around.
A civil trial in which two Galveston County jail deputies are accused of using excessive force against a one-time inmate will begin at Galveston's federal courthouse on Monday.
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will take effect in 15 days. The new tariffs but a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum.