NASA and Boeing Space Exploration mark a major milestone in nation's return to space.
NASA and Boeing Space Exploration mark a major milestone in nation's return to space.
When Zach Henry moved to Texas City from Tampa, Fla., in the seventh grade, the biggest adjustment he had to make was to the weather.
That three people, including one of baseball’s brightest young stars, Jose Fernandez, died in a boating accident that could have been prevented is tragic and heartbreaking.
Galveston Bay is one of the largest — and most important — estuaries on the Gulf Coast.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
Gulf Coast Educators FCU awards area teachers with classroom grants
Hostility between League City Mayor Pat Hallisey and City Manager Mark Rohr swelled Tuesday night before a divided city council ultimately decided against opening an investigation into allegations the mayor violated the city charter.
What gets me peeved is how the county asked everyone to empty any containers with stagnant water to control the mosquito population when the retention ponds they ask all business owners to install probably contain enough mosquito larvae to give everyone in the county Zika virus.
That was an excellent article on the history of College of the Mainland by Marissa Barnett (“COM at 50,” The Daily News, Sept. 18). It was all correct from my memory — except it left out some important details. Before the countywide college district could be voted on it had to be authorized by the State Board of Education.
Senior Blane Marcantel does a little bit of everything for the Santa Fe Indians football team.
Barrios Technology employees contributed to another successful United Way campaign for 2016-17. Barrios employees rose to the challenge in supporting the less fortunate in the community by donating $91,188 to the cause.
In late August, Barrios Technology recognized employees with Silver BEAR (Barrios Employee Award and Recognition) awards. Each recipient was commended for their high level of expertise and outstanding performance supporting Barrios contracts with NASA’s space exploration programs.
An influx of deep Gulf moisture, a low pressure trough to the west and a cold front expected to move into Texas by Sunday will bring us periods of shower and thunderstorm activity through the weekend into next week. Some heavy rain will be possible in our area, especially from Sunday night into late Monday or early Tuesday. In addition, the front should move to the coast by late Monday or early Tuesday, delivering more seasonably appropriate temperatures to Galveston County.
I must agree with Nicole Obert's letter ("Editorial didn't produce any facts supporting homework," The Daily News, Sept. 21). When I was in elementary school we did not have homework. That came to us when we entered middle school.
Bolivar Peninsula visitors are buying significantly more beach stickers, decals required to park vehicles on the sand near the water, and county officials want to use the extra revenue to build the first public restrooms along the shoreline.
Yesterday saw another day and another late season heat advisory. Based on the temperatures this month and projected warmth over the coming 7 days, this month is on track to become the hottest September in Galveston County since records began in 1871.
Galveston and eight other counties are under a heat advisory until 7 p.m.
A third county resident was infected with West Nile virus this year, the Galveston County Health District reported Friday.
On Sept. 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike sent storm surges crashing into Galveston, Galveston Bay and the Bolivar Peninsula. Broken glass and debris littered streets, and high winds damaged homes and businesses across the region. Galveston was shut down for weeks.
On Sept. 7, The Daily News wrote about the ongoing pursuit by the board of trustees at College of the Mainland to find a new long-term president after the departure of Beth Lewis (“Search for COM’s new president moves ahead”). Among the top criteria listed for the ideal candidate was someone who is “inclined toward transparency, knowledgeable about policy” and has “experience getting major bonds passed.”
Three more local residents have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, the Galveston County Health District announced Wednesday.
We are going into our sixth consecutive day with rainfall being reported in at least some areas of Galveston County. Rainfall amounts overall during this latest wet spell have ranged from around 1 inch over parts of Galveston Island up to nearly 3 inches over some inland locations. Since we are (believe it or not) running below normal for the month so far, I cannot say that the precipitation has been entirely unwelcome. The good news is that wet weather is likely to continue for the next week or two, with heavy amounts possible near the coast.
The county's child welfare program improperly spent funds and failed to seek state reimbursement for work performed for a past year, according to an audit.
Recently, the Gulf Coast Council AT&T Pioneers donated supplies of snacks and soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House and bears were donated to the Dickinson Police Dept.
Danny Ceniceros graduates from basic training
Saturday morning, thunderstorm activity around the Galveston area kept anglers on edge.
A mid to upper-level low, an influx of deep moisture and a sluggish cold front that should stall somewhere over Southeast Texas could bring a good chance of rain this weekend. How much rain falls in Galveston County may be dependent upon where the frontal boundary stalls, with some models keeping the front north of Houston, and others taking it south to the coast. Rain chances locally would be higher if the front does make it to the coast before hitting the brakes.
It began with hope and ended with a headache for the Goose Creek Memorial faithful. The Patriots started off strong only to self-destruct in a loss to Santa Fe on Thursday.
Taxing entities all over Galveston County are preparing budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
Wouldn't it be good if we could look into the heart of a person and see what motivates them? Probably not; it would most likely be much too similar to seeing our own heart with all its faults and failures, and I for one cannot sometimes understand them in myself much less anyone else.
A Santa Fe man was sentenced to seven years in prison this week, after he violated the probation he was sentenced to in 2004.
Due to an AT&T outage in the area, The Daily News' phone lines are down and we are operating on limited internet connectivity.
The United Way of Galveston and United Way Galveston County Mainland kicked off their fundraising campaigns Wednesday with the goal to collectively raise more than $3 million for area agencies.
A community meeting will be held today in Santa Fe to discuss the $35 million bond election recently proposed by the Santa Fe Independent School District.
Tropical Depression #9 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine at 1 p.m. today. At that time, Hermine was located at 24.7 N and 88.0 W (or about 395-miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida). The storm was drifting north at 2-mph. Sustained winds were 40-mph and pressure was 1000 MB (29.53"). Tropical Storm Warnings and a Hurricane Watch are now in effect for the west coast of Florida.
This year’s Ball High Lady Tors team came into the new season saying they were hungry for the playoffs.
One good thing about our Texas Gulf Coast summers is that we get to anticipate and to better appreciate the cooler temperatures of the fall season.
Last time, we talked about how to run uphill. Now it’s time to talk about how to make it down the other side.
A new recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration requires that all blood donated in the United States be tested for the Zika virus.
Oyster companies are celebrating new Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission rules that will allow fewer days to harvest and limit the size of catches when the season opens again in November.
A radio mainstay on the Galveston-area airwaves is changing formats after more than six years of broadcasting Asian music and China-friendly talk shows.
Local, county and state governments plan to spend $500 million on road projects in Galveston County over the next decade.
Texas First Bank customers made about $10,000 in claims on Monday, the first business day since a weekend phishing attack that targeted area cell phones.
The first day of school is a big deal. Boys and girls alike spend time thinking about that perfect first day outfit (okay, maybe it’s mom), worrying about where they will sit at lunch and if they’ll make new friends. Will they like their new teacher? But the first day of school is also a time to show off how cute your little boy or girl is, and how much they’ve grown over the summer. Here at The Galveston County Daily News we wanted to bring you full coverage of the first day of school throughout the county, and here are some of the photos our readers sent us.
In response to Susan Criss' column ("Community policing missing in today's force," The Daily News, Aug. 15) pertaining to the nation's policing tactics: I was disappointed that not one comment — pro or con — has appeared in The Daily News from the editorial staff or from subscribers.
A Santa Fe teenager was found dead Thursday, apparently from electrocution, after his family reported him missing.
A disorganized and weak area of low pressure (99L) located between the northeastern and the coast of Cuba continues to keep forecasters guessing as it moves west-northwest at about 10-mph. Currently, upper-level winds remain unfavorable for development, but should become a little more conducive for development as the system approaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week.
Clear Creek ISD has formed a new center meant to make it easier for parents to get answers and resolutions when problems arise with their children at school.
As Jaycob Freeman surveyed the hundreds of teachers gathered at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City on Aug. 11, he realized he had come full circle.
Mostly dry, hot weather has returned to Southeast Texas, but the outlook is for rain chances to improve later this week and remain reasonably high through the early part of next week. The high pressure that built back into our area over the past few days is expected to retreat back north. This will allow for an influx of deep Gulf moisture in association with an upper-level trough expected to move west.
An Alvin man has pleaded guilty to beating a 26-year-old man with brass knuckles at a party in Santa Fe.
If the deal goes through as planned, Santa Fe’s city leaders will have set a standard for effective use of economic development money.
From star quarterbacks taking center stage to La Marque making the move to Class 3A, storylines abound for the 2016 football season in Galveston County. The Daily News' 2016 Football Preview covers those stories and more, including the University of Houston Cougars, regional college teams and the Houston Texans. Read online using the links below or view the E-Edition.
Preview of the 2016 Santa Fe Indians football team.
The Daily News' predicted playoff teams out of each local district.
The top five candidates for The Daily News' all-county football player of the year.
The Galveston County Daily News and The Carmage and Martha Ann Walls Foundation have committed to donate $50,000 to a Salvation Army of Galveston County capital fundraising drive.
The state calls them “economically disadvantaged.” I call them hungry: The children that find themselves in households at or below the poverty level. The mother that skips meals to make sure her kids never go without. School-aged kids without access to meals when school is out for the summer.
After the hot, dry start to August, the rains of the past five days have refreshed parched yards and gardens and provided a welcome relief from the heat. Rainfall totals in Galveston County as of 8 am this morning, were more than sufficient to replenish soil moisture levels. Totals around the County since Sunday have amounted to 4.72" at Scholes Field in Galveston and 4.94" at the National Weather Service Office in League City. Other measurements around the County include 5.79" in east-central Galveston, 5.62" in Friendswood, 5.57" in LaMarque, 5.50" in Bayou Vista and around 4.50" at sites in Texas City.
The county and city of Galveston each have more than $2 million extra cash to spend after closure of the tax increment reinvestment zone that spurred construction of the Palisade Palms, a high-rise luxury development on the island.
For us flat-landers, the thought of running or walking up a hill as big and steep as the Galveston Causeway can be a little intimidating. But think of the views from the top! How awesome is it to have a pelican-eye view of Galveston Bay?
Sew Sew Gang donates blankets
Galveston County won't have specialty courts for criminal defendants with mental illness or victims of sex trafficking this year after the state denied grant funding to start the new programs.