One of the team’s youngest members got League City Post 554’s runs parade started with a bang, and West Texas Pecos Post 460 came unraveled late as League City picked up a 14-2 win Friday in the American Legion state baseball tournament.
The Sandy Shoes Fun Run returns to Stewart Beach in Galveston on Aug. 6. The race benefits the Dennis B. Koi Cancer Treatment Fund, a charity which helps cancer patients who have financial needs.
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.
While the Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, there hasn’t been enough going on to keep anybody’s attention in the weeks since.
Players on the League City Post 554 team found their hitting stroke in the second half of the game to open the American Legion State Tournament with a 14-2 run-rule shortened win against Edinburgh Post 101 on Wednesday.
Local, county and state governments plan to spend $500 million on road projects in Galveston County over the next decade.
Clear Lake Elks distribute dessert to DeBakey veterans
Tom Solomon hits 15,000 volunteer service hours milestone
Madeleine Mallia wins scholarship
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship donates to Hospice Care Team
COM student among 20 to win national scholarship
Theatre Santa Fe Thespians took New York City by storm the first week of summer. This educational excursions included seeing two Broadway shows, attending a Broadway workshop and meeting professional actors and stage technicians.
In response to the editorial by Dave Mathews ("On some issues, there are no clear-cut answers," The Daily News, July 25): Alcohol is the most abused mind-altering drug in the nation. There are numerous such drugs available, both legal and illegal, to the public of which are mind-altering, impeding sound judgement.
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.
For the month of June, the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce awarded RE/MAX First Choice as its business of the month and Deborah Herrero, of C&D Burgers, won employee of the month.
The Santa Fe Crafty Grannies No. 1033 gave a $1,000 donation to CURE (Cancer Research for Children).
The 24th annual Marcus Joseph Netherly Memorial Scholarship Program was July 23 at Reed A.M.E. Church in Galveston.
Auxiliary installs new officers
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Angela Wilson’s column, “Enough is enough; where do we go from here?” (The Daily News, July 14) eloquently mirrors the voice of millions of blacks who are heartsick about what they see as police hurting them on a daily basis instead of protecting them. The tragic shootings of young blacks by police officers are actually very rare, and most are not race based — but that’s another story to be endlessly debated.
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.
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 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.
The Daily News’ Galveston County athlete of the year coverage returns again, beginning with the four finalists on the girls side.
It was a beautiful, bright morning; people I encountered had content and smiling faces.
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.
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.
I have read many editorials in The Daily News the last 50 years, but this one is as biased as any I have read. It is clear The Daily News is 100 percent opposed to the current commissioners court and will do anything to defeat them.
The following Galveston County students made the dean’s lists at the following colleges and/or universities during the 2016 spring semester:
Santa Fe resident, Allison N. Winnike, Director of Research and Research Professor, University of Houston Law Center Health Law & Policy Institute, has been selected to join an elite network of more than 6,000 women as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2016. Winnike was the valedictorian and a 1997 graduate of Santa Fe High School.
Evan Snyder receives Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship
Galveston County will be widely represented as summertime all-star high school football action comes to Santa Fe today.
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.
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.
Again the Democrats are calling for gun control. Why didn't they call for banning airplanes after 9/11? Why don't they call for banning automobiles since so many people are killed in accidents? Gun control sure makes lots of sense doesn't it!
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.
Santa Fe Independent School District is focused on recruiting and hiring qualified staff and providing training opportunities for every employee.
In his high school career, Santa Fe senior pitcher Jacob Blankenship didn’t get much time in the spotlight, but the 2016 Galveston County baseball player of the year made the most of his fleeting opportunity.
When a program led by the likes of Santa Fe head coach Ronnie Wulf, the 2016 Galveston County baseball coach of the year, looks like it will be forced into rebuilding mode, it finds a way to reload instead.
The sheriff's office has arrested an Alvin man accused of putting a tracking device on his ex-girlfriend's car and advertising her on a website for sex.