Driving under the influence of drugs is just as dangerous as drunk driving. This includes illicit drugs like marijuana and the misuse of prescription drugs. Certain medications, as well as marijuana, slow your reaction time, decrease coordination and impair judgment, making it dangerous to o…
A district judge Wednesday dismissed a charge against an Alvin man accused of advertising a former girlfriend on a website for sex, court records show.
A draft budget bill passed by the Texas Senate on Tuesday would not have a tremendous effect on the University of Texas Medical Branch's educational operations, but could have big implications on its ability to treat the poor and the incarcerated
Although northern and western parts of Galveston County have received up to 1 ½ inches of rain over the past 14 days, precipitation has been scarce during that period closer to the coast.
Beach construction, wetland restoration and conservation are among Texas’ top strategies to protect its coast and the people who live there from hurricanes and other threats from the Gulf of Mexico, according to a planning document released Wednesday.
In response to the guest column by Keith Henry ("Texas City ISD needs Nakisha Paul," The Daily News, March 18): This was obviously the author's best attempt at confusing voters with Nakisha Paul's proven failures rather than providing actual facts.
Few will argue with the observation that the weather over the past few days has been near ideal. Fairly light winds, abundant sunshine, mild nights and warm afternoons have stirred spring fever in most people I’ve encountered. This is reflected by increased interest in outdoor activities fro…
In response to the guest column by Dan Eckam and Elaine Wiant ("Help ensure that every vote counts," The Daily News, March 17): One person, one vote sounds good, and if we were a democracy that is the way it should be. But we are not a democracy, we are a republic.
Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, recently filed a bill that would see several changes to a new Texas Education Agency school accountability system opposed by many districts in Galveston County.
Area school district officials are optimistic about a bill by state Rep. Wayne Faircloth that would cut payments property-rich school districts must make to the state under the Robin Hood funding process.
Certainly spring break week has begun on a much cooler note than many would want. In fact, the 51 degree low this morning in Galveston equaled the coolest temperature seen during the entire month of February.
Detrick Harper, a certified life coach who grew up in La Marque, attempted suicide twice as a bullied teenager, he told Texas City High School teachers and staff Friday.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas announced his resignation Friday from the position as one of 46 total federal appointees asked to resign.
Close to the Gulf of Mexico and drained by a series of bayous that flow into Galveston Bay, the Houston region is intimately familiar with water. Perhaps a little too intimately — we are gaining a reputation as “America’s flood capital” thanks to the torrential rain events that routinely shu…
An appraiser for the state’s windstorm insurer of last resort recently recommended an award of about $3.8 million to the former La Marque Independent School District for damage sustained during a 2013 hailstorm, documents show.
Galveston Police Department has found a future home for a 7-foot Colombian red tail boa constrictor that was seized in a League City animal cruelty case.
There are forces in America that try to soften or rewrite the horrific history of slavery by gently calling African slaves "immigrants" or "enslaved workers."
If a co-worker were having a mental health crisis, would you know what to do? Do you think you’d even recognize the signs? Most people know someone that has a mental illness, but as a community, our understanding of its prevalence, consequences and treatment is lacking.
Even without getting the tempo up where it wanted, everything was in front of La Marque on Friday night. It held a four-point lead over Jarrell with less than a minute to go in the Class 3A, Region III semifinals, but uncharacteristic mistakes became the norm after that.
A federal program that pays for bacteria monitoring on Gulf of Mexico beaches is among the things targeted for major cuts in President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency.
A high pressure ridge to the northeast and a steep pressure gradient is bringing brisk winds gusting to 30-mph along the Texas coast, along with higher than normal tides and dangerous rip currents. Already, a Small Craft Advisory is effect for off-shore waters through tomorrow morning.
Competing in a different region and smaller classification, the La Marque Cougars will be competing for a third consecutive regional championship and trip to state, starting 6 p.m. today against the Jarrell Cougars.
Galveston's representatives in the Texas House and Senate want the city's community college to be able to offer four-year nursing degrees.
More than 200 Galveston County residents took to the state capitol Wednesday in an effort to get state legislators to pay attention, at least briefly, to the county’s issues during the 85th Legislative Session.
Child abuse cases can be complex and they require many different professionals to be involved. Historically, a child might have been interviewed multiple times, furthering the trauma. Agencies did not always share information and the child and the cases suffered.
The Buna Cougars landed the first jab, but the La Marque Cougars answered with a furious flurry to take control of the game early en route to a 69-49 win in Tuesday’s Region III-3A quarterfinal playoff game at Dayton High School.
After a pair of sizable wins to start the playoffs, the La Marque Cougars may finally have a postseason challenge on their hands in the Region III-3A quarterfinals as they face the Buna Cougars tonight in a bout between two state-ranked district champions.
With one more day of warmer than normal temperatures likely, February, 2017 is set to go in the record books as the warmest ever in Galveston.
It happens every year. As the weather warms, the words “flesh-eating bacteria” cycle into headlines and social media feeds. After all, those words are much more likely to grab attention than Vibrio vulnificus, the actual name of the bacteria.
A La Marque man who was arrested earlier this month on aggravated sexual assault of a child charges is accused of touching a 4-year-old girl inappropriately when they were alone together, according to a probable cause affidavit released Friday.
Early foul trouble forced multiple La Marque starters to miss the majority of the first half, but the bench held their own to help the Cougars to a 72-50 win over the Crockett Bulldogs in an area round playoff game held at The Woodlands High School.
Galveston County’s representative in Washington, D.C. will not be going in front of a town hall full of constituents during this week’s Congressional recess.
An upper-level disturbance tracking east across Texas and northern Mexico will keep showers and occasional thunderstorms around for most of the day. Although the bulk of the precipitation is expected to move out some time this evening, there is a chance that parades scheduled tonight in Galv…
Vocational Guidance Services is preparing for its seventh annual Talent Has No Boundaries job fair for people with mental and physical disabilities. This job fair will showcase the skills and talents of workers with disabilities who represent a diverse and vibrant talent pool for hire.
A&A Machine and Fabrication’s ninth annual Founders Gold Award presentation was held in December. The award is a special award for several reasons because it is given to only three employees a year who go above and beyond, employees who carry the letter, and are always available — which …