The jail's population is likely to swell as a fight between county commissioners and judges heads toward more legal action.
The jail's population is likely to swell as a fight between county commissioners and judges heads toward more legal action.
Two county rivals move on from thinking about “what ifs” to focusing on “what now” as the Texas City Stings (1-3, 0-1 in District 23-5A) host the Santa Fe Indians (2-2, 0-1) tonight.
Preview of Friday's countywide high school football games including Clear Creek-Clear Brook, Clear Falls-Friendswood, and Ball High's matchup with state-ranked Manvel.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
Gulf Coast Educators FCU awards area teachers with classroom grants
State funding for public education and community colleges will be the major issue for the upcoming 85th Texas Legislative Session. Article VII, Section 1 of the state constitution requires, “an efficient system of public schools.” In recent years the Texas Legislature has ignored this responsibility and Texas public education has suffered.
Hostility between League City Mayor Pat Hallisey and City Manager Mark Rohr swelled Tuesday night before a divided city council ultimately decided against opening an investigation into allegations the mayor violated the city charter.
Barrios Technology employees contributed to another successful United Way campaign for 2016-17. Barrios employees rose to the challenge in supporting the less fortunate in the community by donating $91,188 to the cause.
In late August, Barrios Technology recognized employees with Silver BEAR (Barrios Employee Award and Recognition) awards. Each recipient was commended for their high level of expertise and outstanding performance supporting Barrios contracts with NASA’s space exploration programs.
Although they owned a 28-7 lead at halftime against Westbury Christian, the effort of the La Marque Cougars wasn't pleasing coach Mike Jackson.
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.
La Marque police were investigating a deadly shooting Monday morning that left one woman dead.
In response to the Rev. James Daniels' guest column ("Newspaper focused on bad news about LaMarque ISD," The Daily News, Aug. 30), as well as Edna Courvilles' guest column ("LaMarque ISD decision was unwise, illegal", The Daily News, Aug. 25): I say to both of you, "you reap what you sow."
With big plays surrendered by the defense and turnovers and penalties made by the offense, it was far from an ideal outing by the La Marque Cougars, as they were topped by the Columbia Roughnecks, 28-14, on Friday.
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.
Recently, the Gulf Coast Council AT&T Pioneers donated supplies of snacks and soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House and bears were donated to the Dickinson Police Dept.
Danny Ceniceros graduates from basic training
A new season has brought renewed vigor to La Marque’s defense, as that unit has led the way in the Cougars’ 3-0 start to the 2016 schedule.
Saturday morning, thunderstorm activity around the Galveston area kept anglers on edge.
In response to the front page article regarding lower profits for many beachfront businesses ("Cruel Summer," The Daily News, Sept. 5): I think that I may have part of the answer as to why this is so. There is paid parking on the seawall and you have to pay to go just about everywhere on the beach. We have friends who live in other areas of Texas and they choose to drive a little longer and spend time and money in the Port Aransas or Corpus Christi area. In most areas down there, you can drive right up to the water and you do not have to pay a fee to go to the public beaches.
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.
When the La Marque Cougars were in peril, the Black Flag rose to the occasion.
The inaugural G County Block Party will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of G County Apparel, 199 Vauthier Road, in La Marque.
What's done has been done. Ninety-nine percent of the people I have spoken to are in favor of the move.
Compost happens. And it's a good thing it does or we would all need more than hip boots to get around. Organic matter breaks down or decomposes eventually, except of course, when it's placed in garbage bags and gets buried in a landfill.
Taxing entities all over Galveston County are preparing budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
The La Marque Cougars defeated Pro-Vision Academy of Houston at home 36-0 in week two action.
La Marque’s offense was still not quite in midseason form, but the Cougars defense dominated in a 36-0 win against the Houston Pro-Vision Academy Warriors on Thursday at Etheredge Stadium.
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.
The treasure that is Galveston’s St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church has been here a while.
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.
The La Marque Cougars overcame an eight point halftime deficit, outscoring the Houston Sterling Raiders 16-0 in the second half, to claim a 24-16 week one victory at Etheredge Stadium in La Marque Thursday, August 25, 2016.
A guest column written by Sam Collins III ("It's wise to invest in your community," The Daily News, Aug. 17), credits an older gentleman, Ervin Williams, whose heartfelt gift made a big difference in Sam's life.
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.
With all the sweeping changes La Marque has seen this offseason, one thing that will never go away is the team’s faith in itself.
Preview of the 2016 La Marque Cougars football team.
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.
Strides for Heroes Equine Therapy will be hosting a fundraiser to raise funds in order to provide free services for first responders and veterans struggling with PTSD.
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.