A Galveston County man Wednesday pleaded guilty in a child pornography case that uncovered 107 videos and 638 still images, U.S. Attorney’s Office officials said.
A Galveston County jury Wednesday sentenced a Santa Fe man to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled woman.
Near ideal autumn weather continued yesterday as cool temperatures finally brought a real touch of fall. Temperatures dipped well into the 50’s overnight across inland areas of the County and a 61° low yesterday morning in Galveston was the coolest temperature there since a 60° degree readin…
Local oceanographers fear that a massive freshwater plume in the Gulf of Mexico could cause harmful conditions at a marine sanctuary 100 miles east of Galveston.
The Santa Fe Lady Indians passed a tough test Tuesday to set up a District 23-5A title showdown Friday as they logged a 25-22, 18-25, 25-17, 25-17 win over a tough Alvin Shadow Creek side.
U.S. Rep. Randy Weber holds a sizable fundraising lead over the four other people that have said they plan to challenge him for his Congressional seat in the 2018.
Initial assessments in Galveston County have not found widespread road damage from Hurricane Harvey, but problems caused by the extreme flooding could appear later, engineers and city officials familiar with major floods said.
Students in low-income families are most hurt by cuts the Texas Legislature made to education funding in 2011, according to a study released this month.
Crews this week began renovations of a complex that will house people fleeing domestic violence, three years after the proposed project became a source of contention among residents of a nearby neighborhood who cited safety issues and fears about property values.
Lately, I’ve watched some professional football players show total disrespect for our flag and country during the playing of the national anthem. I was career military and have observed things that no one should have seen. Those players have no idea what pain and suffering our military have …
The plan to build a barrier along the Texas coast still has many forms, and it will be some time until leaders settle on a final version of the plan.
Currently, October, 2017 is on track to become the warmest October since observations began in 1871, possibly surpassing October, 2006 and last October as the first or second warmest ever.
Several of the state’s insurance associations are upset after comments by the newly appointed “recovery czar” about how agents have been handling Hurricane Harvey claims.
Texas law gives several protections to apartment renters whose homes were flooded in Hurricane Harvey, but many landlords for the first time are using special provisions to make residents leave on short notice, legal experts said.
Tropical Storm Nate continues to strengthen and move rapidly north-northwest in the general direction of Cozumel and the Gulf of Mexico.
Even now, weeks after Hurricane Harvey stalled over southeast Texas dropping historical amounts of rain and causing unprecedented flooding, the full extent of the damage has not been fully realized. Galveston County officials estimate 20,000 homes were flooded, many very severely. As many as…
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster is one of four area hospitals that will pay $8.6 million as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over claims they received illegal kickbacks from ambulance companies for lucrative Medicaid and Medicare-funded transports, according to the U.S. Distri…
As I suggested in my blog on Monday, an area of low pressure in the southwest Caribbean was upgraded to Tropical Depression 16 by the National Hurricane Center.
It didn’t take long for Galveston County teams to throw district title and playoff races into disarray, as a pair of upsets scored by the Friendswood Mustangs and Santa Fe Indians in their district openers stunned many onlookers over the weekend.
A complex weather pattern involving weak disturbances tracking west across the Gulf, an influx of deep moisture, high pressure to our east and persistent low pressure to our south will contribute to a good chance of rain through early Wednesday.
Members of the Texas House of Representatives will meet today, in one of the first meetings of the state’s legislative body to be held since Hurricane Harvey.
Several Galveston County school districts have changed the start and end times of the school day in response to a recent study that concluded teenagers need more sleep to improve academic performance, their health and their moods.
Here's what the NFL game operations manual says regarding the national anthem according to an NFL spokesperson: "The national anthem must be played before every NFL game, and all players should be on the sideline for the national anthem. During the national anthem, players on the field and b…
A weak cold front should slide through Galveston County late Thursday into Friday. There will be a slight chance of rain along and ahead of the front, but it appears as though most of the rain over the next 2-3 days will remain west of Southeast Texas.
I see that everyone is on the bandwagon for the removal of all Confederate statues because they are symbols of racism. If that is the case then let’s get rid of all symbols of racism. We need to check the records of the American presidents. Several were slave owners, and since history has no…
Car dealerships around Galveston County are rebounding from severe losses during Hurricane Harvey as consumers seek to replace storm-damaged cars.
Four weeks after Hurricane Harvey badly flooded areas of the county, more than 17 day care centers remain temporarily closed, leaving parents looking for alternatives or waiting for their children’s schools to reopen.
Galveston County is asking residents to fill out an online form to help assess damage across the area, and to help direct long-term resources to those who need
As more days pass from when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, residents around Galveston County are finding themselves in different stages of their personal recovery. Some are already working on repairing homes and interrupted lives.
The Salvation Army of Galveston County is operating solo relief efforts after pulling out of a partnership with local entities and the American Red Cross, officials said.
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, in a letter released Sept. 12, said he was working on a plan to financially help districts facing a decline in student population or property values because of Hurricane Harvey.
First looking at our local weather: after a welcome taste of autumn weather following Harvey, summer conditions have returned with a vengeance. In addition to a sorely needed dry spell, temperatures have climbed back to summertime levels. Over the past six days, temperatures have run from 1-…
A little known federal agency could have a potentially big impact on helping local residents and businesses recover from Hurricane Harvey in coming months.