Sayantan Ghose, accused of killing a League City man and wounding his wife in a shooting at their home June 28, is back in Galveston County.
It has been 175 years since a newspaper known as The Daily News first appeared in Galveston, a city far different than the one in which we live today. So, too, has the newspaper changed during those years.
On April 11, 1842, an itinerant printer and adventurer named Samuel Bangs pulled a single sheet of paper off a hand-cranked press he’d installed in rented space in downtown Galveston, launching The Daily News. The articles, photographs and illustrations collected here chronicle and commemora…
An influx of deep moisture from the Gulf of Mexico (partly residual moisture from former Tropical Depression #4) and an upper-level low just north of the Yucatan will keep a good chance of showers or thunderstorms in our picture through early next week.
A major redistricting trial that began in San Antonio on Monday could bring changes to congressional districts around the state, including the one that represents Galveston County.
July has begun on a very different note than June. Through the first six days of June, Galveston had already received 4.14 inches of rain. By contrast, no rain has been reported at either Scholes Field in Galveston or the National Weather Service Office in League City.
Two Texas congressmen hope that President Donald Trump finds a way to add a Texas coastal barrier to his $1 trillion list of infrastructure projects that he has promised the country.
The owner of a staffing company providing temporary labor to marine businesses in Texas and elsewhere was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for not paying employment taxes.
Bills meant to increase penalties against illegal immigrants and cities that try to harbor them have the support of Galveston County’s local representative.
Officials with the state’s windstorm insurer of last resort say they are optimistic that funding is sufficient to cover most catastrophes this hurricane season, pointing to strong financial management and the absence of major storms to strike the Texas coast in the past few years.
A man who died Friday in La Marque in an apparent homicide was attacked with a knife and a bat by two suspects and shot multiple times, according to new details released Thursday.
I attended the city of La Marque council meeting on June 26. I had an issue about a drainage ditch in front of property that I own (I hope it is resolved soon).
More showers rolled across the already soggy coastal areas of Galveston County this morning. Even before these latest rains, Galveston had measured 9.22 inches of rain, giving the Island city its wettest June since 2004 when 10.98 inches of rain were recorded. While inland areas of the Count…
In response to the story ("Pelican Island Bridge options emerge, still unsure on funding," The Daily News, June 22): Our county commissioners are talking about another bond election.
Tropical Storm Cindy, the first tropical storm since 2015 to near the Texas coast, made landfall early Thursday morning, but left a less-than-lasting impression on the Galveston County area.
The worst of Tropical Storm Cindy’s effects were forecast to happen in the early morning hours. Officials in Jamaica Beach and Galveston warned that some roads might become impassible until tides recede.
This morning, Tropical Storm Cindy is a disorganized storm that is still producing 60-mph hour sustained winds over sections of the Gulf of Mexico. The center is located around 200 miles southeast of Galveston with the storm currently tracking to the northwest at 8-mph. The latest thinking i…
Tropical Storm Cindy, the first named tropical storm to appear in the Gulf of Mexico this year, formed on Tuesday, and Galveston County is among the places on the Texas Coast that could feel its effects in coming days.
The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy. A Tropical Storm Warning extends west from Louisiana to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch from High Island to San Luis Pass and the west end of Galveston County. At 1 p.m., CDT, Cindy was centered near 25.4…
The 10 a.m. CDT update from the National Hurricane Service has extended Tropical Storm Warnings west to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch has been extended across Galveston Island to San Luis Pass. This reflects uncertainty on how far to the west the system will track before making its …
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for part of the Louisiana coast, with a storm watch in effect from west of Intracoastal City, Louisiana to High Island.
Kevin Wilcox's hard work and patience paid off on Monday afternoon when he was named the new boy’s basketball head coach at La Marque, where he graduated from in 1995.
Although not technically a tropical storm yet, the National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southeast Louisiana coast and a Tropical Storm Watch from southwest Louisiana to High Island, Texas. At 4 pm, the center of Potential Tropical Storm #3 was located 380 mil…
Dan Reilly at the Houston-Galveston NWS led a Webinar a little while ago where he reported on the system in the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, we are still looking at a very uncertain scenario regarding the development and track of an elongated low (Invest 93) over the southern and central G…
A strong Election-Day showing carried a local farm owner to a win over a snow cone businessman in a La Marque City Council runoff election Saturday, while a tax resource manager won election to the College of the Mainland board of trustees.
A law passed by the Texas Legislature puts new restrictions on craft beer makers around the state, but local breweries may be too small to feel the effect.
With 17 returning starters on a team that finished 8-3 and made the postseason for the 24th time in the last 26 years, La Marque coach Mike Jackson feels his Cougars will have an advantage when they come into fall practice on Aug. 7.
High pressure over Texas and the Southwest, high pressure to the east and a frontal boundary and low pressure over the Plains are likely to bring us a sunny, breezy and warm weekend. While the surf may be a little rough, it should be a good weekend overall for outdoor activities if you do no…
Fewer flights may take off from Galveston's Scholes International Airport if a plan to privatize parts of the Federal Aviation Administration passes into law.
More than eight years after Hurricane Ike hit Galveston County, attorney Shaun Hodge says he can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
A proposal being considered by officials in Texas and four other states would expand the summer days when red snapper can be caught in federal waters.
I’ve always felt that true summer begins when the overnight lows fail to drop below 80 degrees on the Island and struggle to get much below that mark on the mainland. At that point, the weather outside begins to feel downright muggy as I can attest after walking my dogs. With high humidity l…
The citizens of La Marque and Texas City will be holding a Hands Together-Stop the Violence Rally at 9:30 a.m. June 17 from the corner of Interstate 45 S. on FM 1765 to state Highway 3. We will stand together with our hands together as we take back our community to stop the violence.