The latest cold spell has resulted in an epidemic of frozen pipes around Galveston County. The mercury dipped to 25 degrees in Galveston and 20 degrees in League City, certainly giving the area a hard freeze and the coldest temperatures in Galveston since a 25-degree low on Feb. 2, 2011.
Equipment failure at a substation caused 8,000 customers in Texas City and La Marque to lose power for hours Wednesday evening, Texas New Mexico Power Co. officials said Thursday.
On Jan. 5, I received a copy of a politically motivated criminal complaint directed to Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady from Greg Enos. Enos’ accusations are frivolous and show his lack of understanding about criminal law. I ought to know. I’m board certified in criminal law, wa…
A mix of freezing rain, sleet and even some snow affected Galveston County as temperatures dipped into the 20s on Tuesday. The sun came out on Wednesday, but ice continued to impact the county. All Galveston County school districts were closed and there were multiple accidents due to ice pat…
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday praised local leaders for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and said he hopes to pass a third disaster relief bill before the money gets entangled in Washington policy battles.
A Hitchcock man was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault on Wednesday, two months after police say he threatened three people with a knife during a drunken fight in a trailer park.
A Galveston County softball coach was arrested and charged with indecency with a child, after being accused of taking pictures of and inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday urged Republican voters to replace State Rep. Wayne Faircloth in March's primary election and released a video endorsing Faircloth's challenger, Chambers County oilman Mayes Middleton.
A Galveston County lawyer, known for making ethics complaints that have ousted judges in Galveston County, on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against 56th District Court Judge, Galveston County Judge candidate, Lonnie Cox.
Brandy Rhines, who was found dead in her La Marque home Friday from apparent gunshot wounds, left behind three children and a family trying to come to grips with events that led to her death, relatives said.
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…
The 39-year-old man arrested on a weapon charge in connection with the shooting death of a woman in her La Marque home has a criminal history in the county and was found at the scene of the killing, according to charging documents.
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.
Are you looking for ways to eat healthier and be more active in 2018? Like most of us, one of your goals going into a new year probably centers on health. Even with great intentions, motivation to stay on track can fade with each new week. The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is a great w…
In the now four-plus months after Harvey, storm victims have been offered a variety of types of housing programs — from ones that offer to repair a home to minimum livability standards to ones that provide a trailer or recreational vehicle.
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…
A rule change by the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week means that churches that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey last year can request federal grants that they had previously been barred from receiving.
I would like to thank Kevin Yackly and each and every sponsor for the Senior Share Holiday Gala, which was held Dec. 6; and in also celebrating the life of Ronald Plackemeier.
Law enforcement agencies across Galveston County reported a quieter than usual holiday season, despite increased patrols in search of drunken drivers.
Galveston County, like most of the eastern and southern United States, was gripped by cold on Tuesday. In a part of the country where winter weather is usually on the mild side, the freezing weather had some in the area scrambling for warmth and shelter.
A Texas City police officer was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated early Tuesday, after he was involved in a traffic collision in the city.
A 20-year-old man who was indicted in October on a felony assault charge in Galveston County asked for a recent court date to be moved, so that he could pay in a New Years Day college football game.
Two fishing spots in Galveston County would be closed through Wednesday morning due to cold weather, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Monday.
Several Galveston County communities are considering joining a dispute against telecommunications giant Comcast over franchise fee underpayments that could total millions of dollars.
Drunken drivers this New Year’s Eve will have to contend with an increased law enforcement presence across Galveston County and a new program designed to help prosecute DWI-related crimes, officials said.
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.
FEMA and the Texas General Land Office have approved 396 applicants in Galveston County for various programs and evaluating homes to decide what kind of repairs they need.
Greater numbers of patients are filling area hospitals and doctors’ offices complaining of flu-like symptoms, leaving health experts worrying about a potentially bad flu season in Galveston County, one of the hardest hit areas in the nation.
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…
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve an $81 billion disaster aid package to help Texas and other places in the U.S. hit by natural disasters this year.
As 2017 draws to a close, Galveston County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol would like to thank all of you for a great year. Our mission is to mobilize community resources in an effort to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in our co…
The U.S. House of Representatives has proposed the largest disaster aid bill in the country's history, an $81 billion package meant to pay for recovery in Texas and other states.
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 …
Federal immigration authorities have sent more requests for people to be detained by the Galveston County Jail this year, than they have in the past.