Clear Springs’ Craig Dailey did what almost no other head coach would do at halftime of a closer-than-expected game. He gathered his players together for a team photo.
A grim-faced Tom Herman could hear the whoops and hollers of SMU players as the Houston coached tried to explain a shocking 38-16 loss to the Mustangs on Saturday night.
The Willowridge Eagles took advantage of several Santa Fe miscues, including a blocked extra-point kick in the fourth quarter, to take a 28-27 victory at Kenneth Hall Stadium on Friday night.
Truisms are pronouncements of everyday wisdom of the common man. That makes them valuable to those who take the time to listen.
Before Anna Marie Milligan possibly hangs up her coaching gear for good on Tuesday, she has plans to go out big — like in six digits big.
The Santa Fe City Council, the Economic Development Corporation and Water Control Improvement District No. 8 at a special council meeting Tuesday reached a tentative agreement about future water and sewer plans.
As State Representative for House District 23, and as a former classroom teacher, I am committed to focusing our attention on the current state of education. Most of us, myself included, have opinions which are based upon our experiences of being educated in the Texas public school system.
Wayne Faircloth, the first Republican to be elected to represent Galveston since Reconstruction, is trying to fend off former State Rep. Lloyd Criss is District 23.
The University of Texas Medical Branch received a $3.07 million grant from the National Institution of Health in September to look at a program, called “Fourth R” that is meant to help teach ways to resolve conflicts, better ways to deal with peer pressure and prevent violence.
The competition is open only to cars owned by club members.
The 88 degree high in Galveston today not only set a warm temperature record for the date — eclipsing an 87 degree high in 2007 — but also is the hottest temperature ever seen on the Island this late in the season since observations began in 1871.
One person was in jail and another in the hospital after a robbery at a Santa Fe pharmacy on Monday.
A person was killed in a motorcycle crash on 4th Street in Santa Fe on Monday night.
The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 38-year-old man Sunday from a fishing boat 100 miles southeast of Galveston after it was reported he was having seizures.
On Sept. 3rd, in Opelousas, Louisiana, the Artists in Motion Dance Studio, based in La Marque, competed in the "Who Ya Wit" majorette dance competition. This was their first time competing. Artists In Motion was the only team representing Galveston County.
In September, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County presented a check to the Women’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center in Galveston.
In early September, all the public school district’s education foundations received a donation from the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo. Each spring, during the Galveston County Fair, they host a special Education Foundation Night on the Thursday of the fair where attendees can choose which foundation they want to support. This friendly competition results in donations that support our public school classrooms.
On Sept. 3, 12 scouts from Boy Scout Troop No. 9310 visited with the inhabitants of the Harbourview care Center and played different board and family games with the seniors to give them a little change in their otherwise routine day.
Recently, the Galveston County Ranchers Association awarded its 2016 scholarships to local Galveston County students.
In many ways, October has been a repeat of September with much above normal temperatures. Through the 16th, the October monthly average for Galveston was 80.3° (which is 3.9° above normal). If the month were to end today or tomorrow, this October would be the warmest since observations began in 1871. Even with a cold front expected by Friday, the month could match September’s record of being the 3rd warmest ever.
The Galveston Historical Foundation will host its third annual Living on the Edge Conference Thursday and Friday focusing on improving coastal areas and urban resiliency.
The City of Santa Fe has called a special city council meeting, inviting the Santa Fe Economic Development Corporation and the Water Control and Improvement District 8 to have a roundtable discussion about future water and sewer utility plans for the city.
I believe Hillary Clinton is the worst candidate for president in my lifetime. She is a serial liar and corrupt the Nth degree. Her position on major issues of the day are very socialistic. I hope no one in Galveston County votes for her.
I would like to announce three major ways that you can contribute to making a huge impact on raising awareness and supporting services provided to abused and neglected children in Galveston County.
I received a number of calls last week, including one from my wife, asking about some model projections which had Hurricane Michael turning back south, crossing either Florida or Cuba and ending up in the Gulf of Mexico. I answered that it was far too soon to worry about this. Projections that far out often fail to materialize and the odds were fairly slim that the storm would take such an unusual track.
Ball High finally found its offensive spark. Quarterback Alonte Hatter, making his first appearance of the season for the Tors, accounted for a pair of touchdowns in a 28-20 win over Santa Fe on Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.
George Grace’s guest column (“Only one candidate can save America,” The Daily News, Oct. 6) eloquently summarized some of the most pressing social issues and political problems bedeviling America today. Without re-listing them all, it is probably fair to say the majority of Americans feel exactly what Grace is describing. Poll after poll shows 65 percent of them think that America, in general, is heading in the wrong direction.
The University of Texas Medical Branch on Friday was named the 2016 Developer of the Year at the sixth Annual Galveston Economic Development Partnership’s Economic Develop Summit.
The Tors of Ball High School defeated the Santa Fe Indians 28-20 at Joe Raitano Field in Santa Fe Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.
Dana Hickey and three other volunteers set up a table Thursday in front of the Moody Medical Library on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
In response to the letter by Larry Stanley ("County isn't helping with mosquitoes," The Daily News, Sept. 28): I completely agree with you about retention ponds being breeding grounds for virus-bearing mosquitoes.
A federal probe is underway to determine why a twin-engine airplane crashed into a pond nears Hall's Bayou.
The flag, Pledge of Allegiance, national anthem, military uniform, law enforcement badge, and belief in something higher than ourselves; these and many more are symbols and traditions. There is great importance in the carrying on of tradition and symbolism; this is what gives us common ground and is our foundation. This is what helps us remember who we are.
The Santa Fe Police Department and Texas City Regional Bomb Squad responded to a report of a suspicious package delivered Monday to Santa Fe City Hall.
A person that is ill may not be able to communicate effectively with their health care providers. Imagine not only feeling unwell, but also being unable to understand what is happening around you. Imagine you are unable to make your own medical decisions. Imagine you are unable to speak for yourself. Imagine you are completely dependent on others for your care. Imagine the challenge others would face if they did not know your medical care preferences.
Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Matthew, with 145-mph sustained winds, is moving through eastern Cuba today with the Bahamas and parts of the Southeastern U.S. in its projected path. In addition, a second storm, Tropical Storm Nicole has formed northeast of Puerto Rico in the open Atlantic. Meanwhile, Galveston Island basks in warm, early October weather with the prospect looming of another nearly perfect weekend, weather-wise..
In a game filled with big plays, it was Texas City that came up with the biggest ones on Friday night at Stingaree Stadium. The Stings had four scoring plays of 20 yards or more to hold off the Santa Fe Indians, 38-21, in a clash of District 23-5A and county rivals.
The meeting Tuesday at which several county commissioners hired a director for the personal bond and collections office was remarkably odd for a couple of reasons and has ramifications for county taxpayers.
Within the last few months, with all the onslaught of negativity in the press and on the TV news, many have lost their ability to see, hear and speak words of encouragement.
Why is the Galveston County Health District planning big increases for its paramedics and EMTs
A 66° reading this morning at Scholes Field in Galveston brought the coolest temperature to the Island since May 27th. Cool, dry high pressure will set the stage for near perfect early autumn weather for this weekend. In addition, the cool-down over the past couple of days will keep this September from going into the record books as the warmest ever since observations began in 1871. Instead, September, 2016 will likely end up being either the 2nd or the 3rd warmest ever, depending on how the temperatures today impact the final monthly average. Still, the relief was more than welcome after a seemingly endless summer.
Two county rivals move on from thinking about “what ifs” to focusing on “what now” as the Texas City Stings (1-3, 0-1 in District 23-5A) host the Santa Fe Indians (2-2, 0-1) tonight.
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.
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.