Fishing was excellent for the most part over the weekend. Early morning anglers and those keying on tide movement did well while those fishing later in the morning during little or no water movement came up short on catches.
A district championship is a major accomplishment for any school in any sport. Landon Etzel, the 2015-16 Galveston County boys athlete of the year, led Clear Creek to three this past school year.
One of the mantras in our colleges and universities — and maybe in advanced high school classes, too — is that we must teach students to think critically.
The video tape player, an ancient thing, had been repaired and put in good order within the last year or two, so I popped the tape in and sat back to watch and recall the story.
Chances for meaningful rainfall will be increasing for Galveston County over the next 2-5 days. This is good news as Galveston has received less than ½ inch of precipitation so far this month (2 ½ inches less than would be anticipated by July 23). League City has fared a little better with 1.55 inches of rain since July 1. That still is almost 2 inches below normal for this point in the month.
An area attorney says he plans to continue the fight to win new hearings for two people convicted in the 2002 killing of the man known as ”Biker Santa.”
Have you ever wondered how you can help a sexual assault survivor? If you would like to make a difference in the life of a survivor, please join us July 30 at our seventh annual Casino for Cause in the Davison Ballroom at the Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. For more information, call 409-443-0523, or visit www.rccgc.org.
A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program allows local tax offices to keep 10 percent of the registration and titling fees collected in return for taking on the extra duties.
An agreement struck recently between dog track operators and The Texas Greyhound Association, which represents dog breeders and kennel operators, and approved by the Texas Racing Commission was meant to accomplish one thing.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up again today as a combination of fairly deep Gulf moisture and heating created a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the rains have been sporadic and amounts overall have been fairly light over most of the area. Even a 0.32 inch downpour this morning at Scholes Field and a 0.08 inch shower there yesterday, left the Island with a 2 inch rainfall deficit for the month compared to what would be expected. Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service at League City still had a meagre 0.02 inches of rain for the first 17 days of the month.
The Texas City Independent School District board of trustees, Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo and her staff, as well as all the hardworking district employees, are to be highly commended for the hours they are spending cleaning up the poor and dilapidated conditions of the former La Marque ISD schools.
La Marque officials are giving the city's contracted trash collector 30 days to clean up its act or risk getting canned.
A rare bit of good news arrived last week for Galveston Bay oyster harvesters with a ruling by the Third Texas Court of Appeals that an exclusive lease between a navigation district and one company for about 23,000 acres of oyster beds was illegal.
County Judge Mark Henry is providing transportation for local law enforcement officers to attend today's memorial service for Dallas police officers killed last week.
No need to state the obvious. This month, so far, has been drier and hotter than normal. The official NWS recording station at Scholes Field measured only a trace of rain through the first 10 days of the month. The last time the first third of July was so dry was in 1996, when absolutely no rain was reported for the first third of the month. The same situation holds for the National Weather Service Office in League City, where only 0.02 inch of rain was measured for the first ten days this month.
The Daily News’ Galveston County athlete of the year coverage continues with the four finalists on the boys side.
Hitchcock knocked off a state champion to match school history, and Dickinson advanced to the championship bracket for the second straight year on the second day of the Texas 7on7 Championships on Friday at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
The monthly Friendswood Prayer Breakfast will feature Trish Hanks, the superintendent of Friendswood Independent School District, at 7:10 a.m. July 23 at New Life Fellowship, 104 Whispering Pines Ave. in Friendswood. She will speak on a “Message from the Heart.”
Hitchcock had a strong enough showing to enter today’s championship bracket, while La Marque continued its struggles at the tournament on the first day of the Division II State 7on7 Championships held Thursday at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
Myia Griffin, 7, was pronounced dead Tuesday night at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston from blunt force trauma to her head, Galveston County Medical Examiner investigator John Florence said.
Three Galveston County teams will be competing in the Adidas State 7on7 football championships over the course of the next three days, and while the schools aren’t strangers to the event, there will be plenty of new faces trying to take advantage of the unique opportunity to hone their skills.
The commissioners court voted Tuesday to spend $65,000 more than they budgeted for repair and maintenance on sheriff's office vehicles through the end of the budget year, which ends Sept. 30.
Connie Ricketts has been named executive director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Galveston County.
College of the Mainland has been in crisis for several years. Many people know about the wrongful terminations, mistreatment of employees, racism, lawsuits, massive legal expenses and decline of educational quality. Only one group on campus has stood up for employees and students — COM-Unity, the employee union. In response, the board of trustees and administration have tried to destroy COM-Unity by firing its president, its secretary, its scholarship committee chairwoman and other members; by ending payroll deductions for union dues; and by creating a climate of intimidation in which professors and staff are afraid to join.
Hot weather was expected to continue Wednesday, with the heat index again expected to reach as high as 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in League City.
A Texas City man was killed on Saturday after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in La Marque.
Life on Earth is short, but salvation in Christ is eternal.
Weather over the long July 4th Holiday weekend should come close to stereotyped impressions of the summer event. There will be plenty of sunshine and sultry conditions with only a slight chance of early morning thundershowers near the coast and inland during the afternoon hours.
Many of us awoke this morning already able to begin the long Fourth of July Weekend, which — considering watermelon, barbecue, fireworks, the beach, parades and the fact that it’s held in the USA — is among the best holidays on the calendar, in our humble opinion.
Officials in Galveston County want residents and tourists to bear in mind that it’s illegal without a permit to shoot off fireworks within any city limits — and potentially dangerous.
First responders used 1960s-era brick duplexes for training before the structures were to be demolished. As part of a public-private grant project, DSW Homes will construct 26 three-bedroom homes as a community for low- to middle-income residents, called The Oaks at Blue Jay Drive, 7400 Blue Jay Drive. Federal, state and local elected officials and hundreds of emergency personnel attended the groundbreaking for the project.
The following Galveston County students made the dean’s lists at the following colleges and/or universities during the 2016 spring semester:
The tiny library has a traveling sister set of books, one that visits local nursing homes and assisted-living centers. The two have spawned a book club that meets in the Goodwin house.
Evan Snyder receives Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship
The litigation ended Friday, but the controversy around Texas Education Agency’s decision to close the La Marque school district and have it annexed by neighboring Texas City is likely to continue.
La Marque’s McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church will begin its 97th church anniversary with "A Concert of Prayer" prayer breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon today at 1607 Nashby St.
The fight to keep the La Marque Independent School District open as a distinct entity is over.
Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths in the United States, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
HomeTown Bank of Galveston is inviting you and me to its 50-year birthday celebration during normal business hours today at all of its branches across Galveston County.
Near to slightly above normal temperatures for this time of year and near normal precipitation should prevail through the end of June. This is about what we would normally expect for this time of year.
A six-county board has recommended that Texas pursue a plan to build a 55.6 mile system of levees and gates in Galveston County to protect the greater Houston area from storm surge caused by hurricanes.
On May 18 and 19, Mainland Preparatory Academy hosted its prekindergarten through second-grade and third- through eighth-grade spelling bee’s, respectively.
A longtime employee of the League City Police Department, who handled DWI breathalyzer tests for more than six years, has been fired, throwing into question an undetermined but potentially large number of drunken-driving convictions.
A veteran police officer who had worked as an investigator with the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office since 2013 has passed away.
Transportation officials at a meeting next week likely will approve funding for a long-sought bus line connecting the county and Houston's public transportation network, officials said Wednesday.
A decision by the Third Texas Court of Appeals could come as early as today in a lawsuit brought by former public school trustees against the state over the closure and imposed annexation of the La Marque Independent School District, according to court filings.
I'm glad The Daily News reported on the latest scandal at College of the Mainland ("COM spent more than $400,000 on 'separation agreements,'" The Daily News, June 12). These agreements pay employees to leave in exchange for not suing. What kind of board must pay people not to sue? This is more proof of all the mistreatment at COM. The total spent on these agreements is even higher than reported.
The Galveston County Veterans Treatment Court is receiving state grant funding for the first time since it began three years ago.
College of the Mainland will offer a basketball camp for youth ages 5 to 15 in partnership with the National Basketball Academy, an organization affiliated with the Houston Rockets. The camp is designed to improve the skills of any youth basketball player, emphasizing ball handling, shooting, passing and, most importantly, teamwork.
The hosting Ball High finished the two days with the most wins, but La Marque ended the Beach Shoot-Out tournament with an exciting victory against the Tors in what became a de facto championship game.
Terri Wright, a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, will teach a master class at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Artists in Motion Studio, 414 Laurel St.
Sunday is the day set aside where we not only will be celebrating Father's Day, but it's Juneteenth time as well. And as you all know around here in Galveston County — we do it big.
The federal government is funding a $30-million program to equip first responders in the Houston region, including Galveston County, with tools to detect nuclear or radioactive material that could be used in terror attacks.
Construction workers have finished a $2 million county project to repave the main road at Jack Brooks Gregory Park in Hitchcock.
La Marque City Council on Monday approved changes to the city's noise ordinance to allow for special events, such as outdoor concerts or festivals.
By most accounts, the muggy, somewhat oppressive conditions we are now seeing are unlikely to fade anytime soon. Generally forecasts are calling for warmer than normal temperatures for at least the next week or two.
A Hitchcock man was killed and another man was transported by air ambulance after a crash Sunday in La Marque.
While the East fell to the West, 14-9, in Saturday’s Bayou Bowl all-star football game at Rhodes Stadium, a pair of Galveston County players — and former Hitchcock Red Raiders little league teammates — made a major contribution for their team.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office seized 72 eight-liners and about $10,000 cash Thursday from a game room in Bacliff.
Students who were not able to complete annual state tests because of technology issues will not have to pass the tests to advance to the next grade, the Texas Education Agency says.
Twenty years ago, few women headed up a local church, so you won’t see many two-decade anniversaries for female pastors in these pages. One of these early pioneers, the Rev. Joyce M. Ford of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, will celebrate the start of her third decade as a pastor at 3 p.m. Sunday at 1220 state Highway 3 in La Marque.