While a bulk of the teams in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League feature players from “The Golden State,” there are a few exceptions. Friendswood alum Jordan Wood was the lone Texas representative on the Palm Springs roster.
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.
Unfortunately, unless the scammer can be identified and criminal charges filed or a civil case initiated there is little recourse to having your money returned.
One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. That’s why the Women, Infants and Children division of the Galveston County Health District is happy to support World Breastfeeding Week set for Aug. 1 through Aug. 7.
The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County will hold its annual casino fundraiser Saturday.
Del Papa Distributing makes donation to Boy Scouts of America’s Friends of Scouting Campaign
College of the Mainland students in Phi Theta Kappa were named one of the top 100 chapters in the world for their efforts. This year the students launched Peers That Kare, a project to help COM students finish college by pairing them with an honor society student.
The 24th annual Marcus Joseph Netherly Memorial Scholarship Program was July 23 at Reed A.M.E. Church in Galveston.
“The bad news is that the number of children who develop asthma has increased dramatically over the last three decades,” said Dr. Randall M. Goldblum, a professor in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch. “In our area up to 10 to 18 percent of children now develop asthma.”
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.
Many interesting questions exist around allegations surfacing last week that League City Mayor Pat Hallisey was overheard in May calling Councilwoman Heidi Hansing a “bitch.”
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.
At 2 p.m. today there will be a Community Prayer and Gathering at the Texas City Police Department, 1004 9th Ave N.
Human trafficking, the transportation of a person by use of force, fraud, or coercion, and then exploitation, is happening in Houston, Galveston and everywhere in between. Women, children and men are forced to work for little to no pay, or forced into sex work. It happens to both immigrants and citizens of our country. It happens in residential neighborhoods, in public businesses, behind closed doors.
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.
When women work in a traditionally male-dominated industry, the topic of biases can be like walking on ice. Sometimes our male colleagues are willing and open to the conversation and some are enjoying living life in denial. It’s like they are truly operating in an episode of “Mad Men.”
A woman was in jail Wednesday night after a fire consumed the manufactured home in which she resided.
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.
The storied Clear Creek basketball program lost a giant figure Saturday when legendary Wildcats player Bennie Lenox died from various ailments at his home in Bertram, Texas. He was 74.
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.
Haley Hughes, a graduate of Clear Creek High School, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. The award recognizes girls in ninth- through twelfth-grades who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable community service projects that require a minimum of 80 hours to complete. Less than five percent of Girl Scouts earn the award.
Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union has partnered with Sarah Pepper and Hot 95.7 for the Sarah Pepper Pays It Forward initiative. Every month, hundreds of students nominate teachers from all over the greater Houston area that go above and beyond, and truly make a difference in their students’ lives. These teachers are awarded with a surprise $500 check, as well as a pep rally for the school, complete with a 95.7 DJ and Sarah Pepper herself.
On April 9, the island chapter of the NAACP held its 100th annual Freedom Fund Banquet in Galveston. Ron Carter — League City was presented with the Presidents Award for its community support.
The church has gone through boom and bust cycles for more than 20 years, all under the leadership of one man, the Rev. Jerry P. Hatfield.
A medical helicopter was called to League City on Thursday afternoon, after a man there suffered a injury after touching a power cord.
A 122nd State District Court jury has sentenced a Friendswood man to four years in prison after finding him guilty of his fourth DWI.
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.
Some things need containers, others don’t. So what about a church?
The editorial by Anthony Oppermann ("Despite delays, added costs, port's terminal expansion worthwhile," The Daily News, July 2) referencing Harborside Drive becoming the primary gateway to the city, was long overdue. Oppermann referenced improvements to accommodate thousands of cruise passengers, visitors and workers driving to the island. However, he left out the one major problem of this gateway: the railroad crossings.
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.
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.
There seems to be wide agreement that League City should invest in improving its animal shelter.
The Daily News’ Galveston County athlete of the year coverage returns again, beginning with the four finalists on the girls side.
League City is mourning the loss of veteran volunteer firefighter Joseph “JJ” Jack, who died June 26 after a lengthy illness. He was 58.
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.
L&G Steppers will present Jazz Sunday with Joe Carmouche from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday at Mr. Calvin's, 6022 Martin Luther King Ave., in Hitchcock.
A $6.5 million animal shelter will be added to League City’s 2017-2021 capital improvement program, despite warnings from some council members and city staff that doing so does not mean the project would get underway immediately.
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.
League City named The Daily News as its official newspaper for the 2016-17 fiscal year during a regular council meeting Tuesday night.
The following Galveston County students made the dean’s lists at the following colleges and/or universities during the 2016 spring semester:
Evan Snyder receives Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship
After months assessing various expansion and financing options for the League City Animal Shelter, city council will take its first look at incorporating it into the city’s 2017-2021 capital improvement program.
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.
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.
Volunteers of the Clear Creek Republican Women recently held its annual Caring for America fundraising campaign, which resulted in around 30 baskets of toiletries and clothing that they donated to Bay Harbour United Methodist Church’s My Body and Soul Ministry.
A 5-year-old boy was pulled from an apartment complex swimming pool in League City Wednesday evening and died at a hospital shortly after.
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.
While their South team fell, 14-4, to the North, Santa Fe’s stars shined brightly at Tuesday’s Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association all-star game for schools Class 5A and below held at the University of Houston’s Darryl and Lori Schroeder Park.
The Galveston County Veterans Treatment Court is receiving state grant funding for the first time since it began three years ago.