La Marque comics shop offers chance for hobbyists to connect with others who share their particular, genre-related interests.
La Marque comics shop offers chance for hobbyists to connect with others who share their particular, genre-related interests.
The potential amendment represents a re-zoning request at its core, but it also illustrates the city’s struggle to increase the amount of commercial entities in the city.
Members of the athletics department, faculty and staff have made a concerted effort to reach out and engage students at the University of Houston.
Clear Springs and Clear Creek walked away with plenty of hardware from the Deer Park Varsity Invitational tennis tournament, which concluded Saturday at Clear Brook High School.
City Manager Brian Maxwell has for months now been sponsoring a discussion about how Galveston — both the city and Park Board of Trustees — can better manage events such as foot races that cover a lot of ground and cause street closures or otherwise impede residents’ ability to get around town.
Valentine’s Day scares the daylights out of most men.
Kidnappers have the upper-hand and are not prone to returning someone just because they are a handful.
The 60th — count ‘em, 60 — Treasure Ball found the Moody Gardens Convention Center was filled with a standing-room-only crowd to applaud the 2016 Royal Court. The queen was Erial Jade Cromie, daughter of Jay and Dawn Godinich Cromie (Lady -in-Waiting and Aide to the King in 1992, led the Old Galveston Family with 40 years’ worth of ties to the TB.)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Arsenal and Tottenham grabbed late winning goals against title rivals on Sunday to move two points off the lead as the race to win the English Premier League tightened up on Sunday.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010.
Joseph Spears went missing from Mississippi in July 1973. On Wednesday, authorities exhumed the body of an unidentified boy killed three weeks after the disappearance.
Congratulations are in order for Galveston-based The Sealy & Smith Foundation, to which University of Texas regents have awarded the system’s highest honor for donating more than $900 million since its creation to build hospitals, fund research and bring premier health care to Galveston County.
Texas First Bank became the first member of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership in the partnership's 40th anniversary year.
Police are investigating a Friday morning incident that sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital after being shot by his father.
A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in an abandoned Texas City house has been arrested, police said.
The Sidney Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas recently welcomed five new members. They are: Andrea Cooper of Seabrook; Roxie Scott and Erin Graham of Santa Fe; Edna Sarver of Corpus Christi; and Pamela Skotak of Colleyville.
On Feb. 8th, the Galveston County Aggie Moms celebrated an official Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the new Texas Maritime Academy Dorm on the campus of Texas A&M University at Galveston.
There is no doubt that our recent spell of sunny weather, with humidity levels more in line with New Mexico than Southeast Texas, has been welcomed by most. Combined with seasonably cool to mild temperatures, we really couldn’t ask for better weather than we have seen so far this month.
Beer business must be good. Stuttgarden Tavern, a popular downtown island establishment, is brewing a second location near movie theater Cinemark 12 at Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City.
Contrary to social media reports, it was slow business and not health violations that caused the closure earlier this month of Ryan’s, a steak house and buffet, 2310 FM 2004 in Texas City.
It’s almost the middle of February and the Master Gardener annual Spring Plant Seminar and Sale is nearing. This year’s seminar and sale will be conducted Feb. 20, in the Rodeo Arena at the Galveston County Fairgrounds along Hwy. 6 in Hitchcock. This is a new location for the sale as we have outgrown the space at our old location near the County Extension Office in Carbide Park.
Jimmy’s passing will undoubtedly be felt throughout Galveston County.
A candidate for Galveston County Commissioner Precinct 1 is challenging the voter residency of his opponent League City Mayor Tim Paulissen.
Details about services for the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce President Jimmy Hayley, who died Saturday, have been announced.
Kris Anne Vogelphol, who has called by some the matriarch of the Galveston County Republican Party, has died.
Jimmy Hayley, a county institution who for almost 30 years was the president and CEO of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce, died Saturday, of an apparently heart attack.
A few of the larger churches have their own coffee bars that bring a taste of say, Seattle, complete with overhead menus and baristas to brighten one’s solemn Sundays. Others offer the essential brew for free, with hand roasted beans lovingly prepared by a member experienced in the rituals behind America’s wake-up beverage of choice.
Police on Friday continued investigating the Thursday afternoon bank robbery that led to a car chase, two wrecks and a trip to the hospital.
The Texas City Stingarees boys basketball team avenged two losses to rival Ball High earlier this season with a 67-63 win over the Tors on Friday.
On Saturday, Reality of Wrestling is scheduled to hold its first live show at Texas City's World's Gym Arena.
A judge denied a reduction of bond for the man accused of slaying three people at an auto-repair shop in League City in 1983 — despite supportive testimony from his sister.
Kathy Barroso, a longtime executive for the Galveston County Health District, has been named the district's new chief executive officer.
A 33-year-old woman died and a 3-year-old child was critically injured when the vehicle they were in crashed into a tree Wednesday evening in Texas City.
A consulting company has presented county commissioners with a plan it says could save $4.4 million a year in criminal justice system expenses, but some officials are skeptical.
The Texas City Independent School District is waiting on a Feb. 15 decision on how much help it can expect from the state as it prepares to annex La Marque schools, but neither district is waiting to prepare for next year.
This January was slightly cooler than normal in Galveston County. The month, however, was characterized by persistent cool conditions rather than any really cold weather.
Construction of the former Washington Park in Galveston is estimated to cost an extra $458,000, but officials still expect it to be complete in fall 2016.
Galveston County Master Gardeners have planned several programs for February that will be of interest to local gardeners.
“The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
Gold is without rival as a symbol of value and wealth. However, there was a time in early human history when iron was more valuable than gold. However, iron is not rare. Once economical means were developed to separate iron from its abundant ores, iron became much less precious.
Police Tuesday were looking for a man who robbed an ice-cream shop and then made off in the shop clerk’s car.
The city of Texas City has awarded Envy Hair Salon with its Beautification Award for the month of February.
Recently, Heights Elementary in the Texas City Independent School District celebrated the third year of its Thanking Our Veterans program with a patriotic assembly.
On Jan. 25-31, the Galveston County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol brought National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to Galveston County for the sixth year in a row. NDAFW is organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. NDAFW celebrates the inquisitive minds of teens by giving them space to ask questions about drugs and to get scientific answers from experts. For this year’s NDAFW, our Coalition brought educational activities to hundreds of students at schools in Texas City and Galveston independent school districts, O’Connell College Preparatory School, and Odyssey Academy.
In response to the guest column by the Rev. James E. Daniels ("Don't count us out yet," The Daily News, Jan. 28) and the editorial by Michael A. Smith "State must move quickly with aide to Texas City ISD" (The Daily News, Jan. 31): Where did the funds go? Can anyone in the Eagle's Nest explain this?
In response to the article "Most uninsured Texans cite cost as barrier, study says" (The Daily News, Jan. 30): Just look at the cities around us that have so many unemployed and in homes without heat or air conditioning that are falling apart. So how will they be able to afford the monthly payments for the insurance?
A sharp rise in the number of pedestrians killed on Texas roads over the past five years is leading to calls for more safety awareness.
The county honored two sheriff deputies credited with saving the life of a woman who was trapped in a burning San Leon home.
Landry's, Inc has released a list of business affected by a data breach that occurred in 2014 and 2015.
Take a seat and relax with toe-tapping tunes and witty wisecracks filling College of the Mainland Community Theatre’s hilarious musical spoof “Nunsense,” showing through Feb. 14.
This week’s Galveston County Animal Resource Center Pets of the Week are Mariah and Hunter.
Leaders in the Texas City Independent School District have done an admirable job informing themselves and the community about the thorny details they face in annexing neighboring La Marque ISD.
When Texas City Independent School District absorbs its La Marque counterpart this summer, it also will be taking on campuses in disrepair, transportation issues and bank balances that could cost Texas City schools both money and state ratings.
A cloud of smoke billowing over the parts of the county is being caused by a prescribed burn at the Texas City Prairie Preserve, which was started Friday morning.
Police arrested four people during a narcotics search warrant of an apartment near Dickinson High School on Thursday.
Mardi Gras, "Nunsense" and "Big Fish, Texas" are all in this week's Hot Ticket.
The Galveston County Daily News is proud to introduce the newest member of our publishing family, Let’s Eat Out. Copies of the new magazine are included in today’s copy of The Daily News.
A 56th State District Court jury sentenced a Galveston man to 50 years in prison for his role in a 2014 home-invasion robbery in Texas City.
Recently, the Rotary Club of Texas City presented Texas City Police Chief Robert Burby with the Vocational Service Award for Exemplifying the Rotary Ideals of “Service Above Self.”
As I stood at the base of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, in my heart and mind, I reflected on the effect the civil rights movement had on me and the community in which I grew up. I stood and gave thanks for the life and legacy of Dr. King and for the four ex-slaves who came, settled and founded what would come to be known as the Settlement. Because of their visions and hopes, men and women came from many miles to join the Settlement. These honest and decent people partnered with citizens of Highlands to become known as La Marque.
A transit service that runs between Mall of the Mainland in Texas City and Galveston is likely to close up shop at the end of March, which local transportation planners attribute to lower ridership after an added stop and declining gas prices.
The Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office will offer its Pesticide Applicator Recertification Program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office, 4102-B Main St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
From Staff Reports
Dietitian Sharon Mitchener helps the county keep its food-related New Years resolutions.
Each week, members of the Galveston County Master Gardeners gather there to work on their 3.5 acre demonstration garden that's a mosaic of plots for tomatoes, different kales, cabbage and countless other plants. In one section of the garden, there are lines of citrus trees and a Japanese-inspired garden fenced in by bamboo grown onsite.
In a crucial district contest, the Texas City Stings pulled away from the Fort Bend Ridge Point Panthers in the middle two quarters of their contest Tuesday and held on for a 65-57 win.
Ever since Mardi Gras was revived in 1985 as public celebration, those attending the event have seen a wide variety of weather, from sleet and freezing temperatures to sunshine and temperatures in the 60’s.
I am a retired professor of government, having taught at major Texas universities and Galveston County’s two community colleges. On Jan. 17th, I watched the Democratic debate. It terrified me.
Galveston County Sheriff's deputies rescued a woman from a burning San Leon home early Saturday morning, but were unable to save four dogs trapped inside the trailer.