Several months after a University of Texas Medical Branch expert said the opioid crisis wasn’t as dire in Galveston County as elsewhere in the country, new data has changed her mind, she said.
Long ago, my English teacher taught me that it was grammatically incorrect to use a superlative with the word perfect (despite the snafu with the phrase “more perfect union” in the preamble to the constitution). However, one is sorely tempted to say that the weather this month has been as cl…
Galveston County commissioners on Monday said they wanted the state agency that has so-far handled post-Harvey housing reconstruction to be less involved as the county moves on to planning it's long-term recovery from the storm.
More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey badly flooded houses and businesses in Galveston County, the city of Santa Fe plans to invest in drainage improvements and implement better ways to communicate with residents.
Eight months after Hurricane Harvey, there’s been little public discussion in the county’s worst-flood cities about whether to change flood plain construction rules in the wake of the historic floods.
Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.
I lived in La Marque for 62 years. I attended every grade level at La Marque Independent School District, served on the La Marque Chamber of Commerce and on the La Marque Parks Board, and even served as a city councilman. I was involved in many youth related sports functions and was an activ…
The Santa Fe Indians scored one run in the first inning Friday and that was enough for them to stay in first place of District 23-5A as they defeated the Galena Park Yellow Jackets, 1-0.
A Santa Fe man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for stealing multiple items from a pool store in League City and later leading officers on a foot chase that caused an elementary school to be locked down.
While some in U.S. House Freedom Caucus say they expect concessions from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy if he seeks to replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber might be more inclined to support him.
April is the windiest month of the year in Galveston County with an average daily wind speed of 12.2 mph at Scholes Field. So far this month has held true to form with the average daily wind speed measuring 14.0 mph.
More than six months after the State of Texas instituted a new law prohibiting drivers from texting while driving, the police department's from Galveston County's two largest cities say they have issued few citations against drivers for the infraction.
While local health officials have spoken in detail about the findings in the Joint Commission’s report, the actual document outlining the agency’s findings has not been released.
More than 170 children, some as young as three, participated in the mutton busting competition during the first weekend of the county fair.
Daily News staffers and a correspondent won 15 awards, including some of the state’s highest, Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual convention, held this year in Corpus Christi.
More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey, many Galveston County residents still lack basic housing repairs despite applying for state and federal programs meant to help them.
Morgan Childs’s two-out walk-off two-run home run delivered a 5-4 win Friday for the Santa Fe Lady Indians over the Galena Park Lady Jackets in what was an exciting back-and-forth contest.
Baton Rouge is beginning to get acquainted with four-time Galveston County softball player of the year Shelbi Sunseri, as the soft-spoken Santa Fe alum has been making a lot of noise with her bat recently in what is becoming a memorable freshman season with the LSU Tigers.
A dental clinic closed in February because of concerns with infection and sanitation controls will reopen Monday, the Galveston County Health District said Thursday.
As of Monday, the Galveston County Health District had tested 2,437 people. Of those, 1,880 have had their tests returned.
Andrew Wardrup’s walk-off swing in the bottom of the eighth inning kept the Indians (9-2) at the top of the District 23-5A standings with a 2-1 victory over the Tors (7-4).
In Texas, every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect. And every day in Texas, 52 children enter the foster care system. In Texas alone there are 48,795 children in the foster care system on any given day. Sixty percent of the abused and neglected children in Texas are 6…
The state of Texas will receive another $5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday.
County leaders are preparing to argue that federal housing funds anticipated to be awarded to the county for Hurricane Harvey recovery should be allowed to go to a greater range of income levels than currently allowed under federal law.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Galveston County, its judges and magistrates over a bail system the civil rights group asserts unjustly harms indigent people accused of crimes.
Saturday night and Sunday, we had to put the heat on in our house, as chilly north winds buffeted Galveston County. Then, this morning I had to walk the dogs in a cool, damp, foggy mist more characteristic of February than April. Still, this late throw-back to winter really wasn’t that unusu…
Galveston County commissioners today will consider taking the next step in beginning a program that could help raise county homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey and other storms in recent years.
Two weeks after the announcement that thousands of Galveston County residents might have been exposed to infectious diseases at a dental clinic, the clinic's new interim director said the facility has made "good progress" toward reopening.
Texas City facilities on more than a half-dozen occasions violated permits by releasing higher-than-allowable levels of pollution into area waterways, according to data collected through state and federal agencies.
On a dreary, cold, windy afternoon, the Santa Fe Indians got out to an early lead and rode the superb pitching of sophomore ace Rome Shubert to a crucial 3-1 road win Saturday over Fort Bend Elkins.
Feuding members of the Galveston County Republican Party agreed to cease legal hostilities between each other on Friday — provided that the groups not re-instigate their fight between now and the Texas Republican Convention in June.
The Santa Fe Lady Indians maintained their spot at the top of the District 23-5A standings with a 4-1 win over the Texas City Lady Stings on Friday night in Texas City.
The Galveston County Health District will open a second testing clinic to serve people who were potentially exposed to hepatitis and HIV at county dental clinics over the past three years.
Relatives found the boy just before 6 p.m. Easter Sunday floating in a pond in the 8400 block of Avenue L, said Richie Pearson, deputy chief of Santa Fe Fire and Rescue.
Fueled by a relentless attack and a disciplined defense, the Kingwood Park Lady Panthers handed the Santa Fe Lady Indians a 6-0 defeat in the area round of the Region III-5A playoffs Tuesday at Delmar Stadium.
Santa Fe Independent School District is starting construction for a new elementary school that will open in August 2019, and officials are working to determine what area it will serve.
Despite last week’s rain and cool front, March 2018 ended warmer and drier than average in Galveston County. In Galveston, the average temperature for the month was 6.1 degrees above normal, making it the fifth warmest March ever in 145 years of observations.
The governing board of Coastal Health & Wellness said Thursday their first focus was reopening two clinics closed over sanitation concerns last month, before they decided who would be held responsible for the apparent lapses in medical protocol.
The Santa Fe Lady Indians' relentless defense guided them to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Wisdom Lady Generals in the Region III-5A bi-district round of the playoffs at HISD’s Barnett Stadium.
Clear Springs wins the Region 3 Bi-District playoff game against Pearland Dawson Thursday night. The game was close, but the Chargers came out on top 1-0. The Chargers finished their regular season 12-0-2 in District 24-6A. They will be playing the winner of the game between Atascosita and Dobie.
We invite all to come together to fill a need, because hunger never ends. Backpack Buddy-Santa Fe will host a card party April 4 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 13217 FM 1764 in Santa Fe. For a $10 donation, you get lunch and help buy food for hungry children.
Citing "systemic failures" with the way a Texas City dental clinic managed its infection control procedures, Galveston County's top health official said Wednesday that the facility will not reopen until the people that manage it can show competency in keeping people safe.
Texas' public health agency said Tuesday that it is not involved in the investigation of a county dental clinic whose sanitization practices have prompted thousands of people in the county to be warned about possible exposure to hepatitis and HIV.