City auditor's finding doesn't name names, and he's MIA when asked for more information.
When the opening whistle blew, it was all business for head coach Anna Marie Milligan, as she guided the Lady Indians to a 25-9, 25-18, 25-17 win against Fort Bend Marshall in the final match of her 40-year coaching career — all of which was spent at Santa Fe.
If you like summer, then this fall is a dream come true.
In response to the story "Alumni group has accused Texas City ISD of resource disparities" (The Daily News, Oct. 23): To attempt to continue the anger and mistrust that existed forever in La Marque schools is pointless. To bring up the balance that was put in the coffers of Texas City Independent School District indicates the driving force for these anecdotal reports from "concerned" people. Where was the concern when classrooms were falling apart? Security was non-existent, no workbooks and no proper facilities to learn in.
With Election Day near, the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area is proud to provide more voter-friendly information than any other election source. VOTE411.org is a nonpartisan "one-stop-shop" for all election related materials that voters in the Bay Area need. By entering your home address on VOTE411, voters in the Bay Area can learn about offices and ballot questions they will be voting on, and compare candidate responses to League questions.
Domestic violence is not an argument between partners or family members. It’s not about “anger management” or one person physically injuring another person. Domestic violence is a systematic pattern of power, control, domination and fear to gain control of a relationship, by an intimate partner, household member or parent. This control may include many types of violence and abuse — physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, verbal, financial and spiritual.
Lately, everyone seems to be talking about STEAM. This acronym, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, has become a hot topic in the world of education and in the business community. The practice of teaching by incorporating these concepts into multidisciplinary lessons is revolutionizing education approaches across the country, even for children in preschool.
A man in his 60s died Friday in Texas City when a train hit him.
In 2014, the voters of the 23rd District of the Texas House of Representatives sent a Republican to Austin for the first time since Reconstruction. The 85th Legislative Session begins Jan. 10 and I ‘m asking you to vote Nov. 8 to send Wayne Faircloth back to represent us.
Truisms are pronouncements of everyday wisdom of the common man. That makes them valuable to those who take the time to listen.
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.
Congratulations are in order for Texas City High School’s Marching Stingarees band, the 102 members of which have been invited to play during the halftime show of the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio.
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.
When you look at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as presidential candidates, I think Trump is correct when he says most of the media is against him. He's fighting the media and numerous established Republican leaders.
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.
Texas City High School’s band is officially in uncharted waters.
Most of us, if not all, have heard the statement that, “Our youth/young adults are our future citizens and leaders of tomorrow.” This sounds good and is sociologically true, but there are many things now and always that have challenged our youth for this to be a solid and valid statement.
The Texas City Stings and Fort Bend Willowridge Eagles got off to a slow start on Friday night with no scores in the first quarter. But the Stings came out of the locker room after halftime and didn't waste any time running away with the game for a 41-23 victory.
Texas City overcame a 16-7 halftime deficit and, behind a stout defense and a sneaky misdirection running game, powered to a 41-23 homecoming win over Fort Bend Willowridge on Friday at Stingaree Stadium.
I was proud to have been a part of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. I feel privileged and honored to have been chosen as a charter member. The museum is a grand testament to the long struggle of the African American race.
The recent condemnation of Donald Trump prompted me to think about how Jesus would have handled this situation. First of all, it is appalling to hear the hypocrisy. Crimes that were "forgiven." Hillary, a husband, a repeat offender of the Word of God, and still accused another human being of sins of the past.
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.
Issues are important, especially when trying to decide who to support in state legislative races.
With about a minute left in the third quarter, the Galena Park marching band struck a peppy rendition of “Everything is Awesome,” the theme from 2014’s “The Lego Movie.” It was an apropos choice.
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.
Don't talk about Donald Trump if you have ever talked about how fat or ugly a woman you saw was, or told your buddy how fine or well built a woman you saw was.
I love, support and admire our police force, and would like to say one thing to those who disrespect, criticize and fail to support our police. Don't ask for help in your time of need. If you do, you will deny your own convictions and continue to shoot yourself in your own foot.
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.
Are political polls accurate? Yes. If pre-determined results is what you call accuracy. Are they honest? Only by mistake.
A Texas City woman is upset after several of her political yard signs were vandalized several weeks ago by an unknown person or persons.
A federal probe is underway to determine why a twin-engine airplane crashed into a pond nears Hall's Bayou.
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..
I read Roberto Torres' column about Colin Kaepernick's right to not stand during the national anthem and respect his opinion ("Standing down for freedom," The Daily News, Sept. 26). While Kaepernick has the right to not stand during the anthem I would make one comment about one of Torres' reasoning. When the anthem is shown we are not in the presence of our great flag and therefore in my opinion not required to stand and place our hand over our heart.
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
The Texas City Stings take on the Santa Fe Indians on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Stingaree Stadium. The Stings defeated Santa Fe 38-21.
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
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.
It's time we as Americans grow up and stop acting like spoiled brats. This country we know as the "United States" has more or less slowly become the "Divided States." And when it gets down to the bottom line, the government does not carry all the blame.
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.
COMPeers, a College of the Mainland employee group, held its fourth annual school supply drive in August.
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.