A city project to build sidewalks along Stewart Road in Galveston has been delayed, not by weather or broken equipment but by an apparent errant key stroke.
If you're wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren't alone.
Heavy winds gusting to 47 mph downed power lines and trees Sunday in Galveston County.
A Gale Warning for gusts up to 50-mph has been issued for Galveston Bay and off-shore waters on Sunday. In addition, a Wind Advisory is effect for Galveston County with winds of 20-30 mph expected and gusts to 35-mph (or higher right along the coast).
The Gulf Coast Center on Friday named Melissa Tucker as its new chief executive officer.
The crowds at Donald Trump's inauguration will include people from Galveston County.
Wednesday was the first day for candidates to apply for a spot on ballots for the May 6 election. A number of cities and school districts in Galveston County plan to hold elections this year.
Friendswood Republican Sen. Larry Taylor was re-appointed as the chairman of the Senate Education Committee.
The idea that Barack Obama did not serve our nation with valor is false. Yes, to some, there were too many black folks in the White House press pool, or too many working at the White House. President Obama will mostly be remembered that people of color can climb from modest beginnings to achieve whatever they want.
In a tight contest throughout, the Ball High Lady Tors came through in crunch time to edge out the Texas City Lady Stings, 45-41, in a District 23-5A game Tuesday.
In response to Matt deGrood's article ("Trustees OK plan to rename school," The Daily News, Jan. 13): I would like the Texas City Independent School District board to know how upset many people and alumni of Northside School are about this secretive vote that took place to rename our school.
People have asked me over the past couple of days about the chances of rain here. It seems that they keep hearing about thunderstorms moving into the area and are wondering where these rains are. I ran into this also with the heavy rain event in early December.
The District 23-5A rematches between Ball High and Texas City on both the boys and girls side each feature a team in dire need of a district win and another looking to keep its path to a district title on track.
I am curious about the city of Texas City's policy about the fire department's watering practice. They water their grass every night. They water when it's raining, they water when it's flooding, they water when we are in a drought and the citizens are not allowed to water their lawns.
Johan Rodriguez buried a 27-foot jumper with just under 4 seconds left to give Texas City a pulse-pounding 52-51 win over Fort Bend Elkins on Friday night, giving the Stingarees a share of first place in District 23-5a while also completing the team’s second win over a top 10 state-ranked program this week.
Asserting the paperwork was incomplete, the Galveston County Board of Pilot Commissioners took no action Friday on applications from seven federally licensed pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports, a decision that may have delayed a lawsuit over how that work is controlled.
A potentially contentious hearing is set for today before the Board of Pilot Commissioners on seven applications from federally licensed pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports.
With local hoops teams now deep into district play, the playoff picture is getting clearer, and today’s slate of games to watch features contests with postseason implications.
Texas City Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a proposal Tuesday to rename an elementary school after a longtime board member and community volunteer.
Galveston's representative in Washington, D.C. is not a fan of CNN"s Jim Acosta.
Some Galveston County homeowners are hoping that the Big Game leads to some big business in February.
Former Texas and Texas City running back D’Onta Foreman was named the winner of the 2016 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award on Wednesday.
I was afforded the opportunity to attend the United Steelworkers International Civil and Human Rights Conference in Birmingham, Ala., in December thanks to my local union. Contrary to what critics say about organized labor, we are very committed to the welfare of our country.
The 19th Galveston County Citizen’s Sheriff’s Academy’s will being on Jan. 31.
Laura Elder, in much of her quest to expound her intuition regarding what is really happening to Galveston Independent School District in its cost-cutting efforts (“Sentimentality has no place in GISD cost-cutting efforts,” The Daily News, Jan. 6), did well until she made the following statements, implicitly: “But a state takeover can be the fate of any Texas school district deemed financially mismanaged. Ask the former La Marque ISD about that.”
How many elections like 2010, 2014 and 2016 until the Democrat party is extinct? With Republican governor and legislature states are called Red. Blue if Democrat. Purple if split. After 2016, there are 34 red states with Republican governor and legislature. Only five Blue states and 11 purple states. Seven purple states leaning toward red can be prime targets of the Tea Party in 2018.
The weather radar used by the National Weather Service office in League City was shut down on Monday.
A 30° low Saturday morning brought the first freeze to Galveston in two years (the last being a 31° low on January 8, 2015). The 25° low in League City was the coldest at that location in three years (a 23° low in January, 2014). Galveston’s minimum temperature on Saturday was also the coldest at that location since a 28° reading in January, 2014.
Join with Galveston County Crime Stoppers, law enforcement and the media to secure a safe environment in which to live and work.
In a hard-fought game throughout, the Manvel Mavericks simply came through with more big plays down the stretch as they squeaked by the Texas City Stings, 52-49, in a key District 23-5A game Friday.
Temperatures were expected to fall below freezing through most of Southeast Texas early this morning, and wind chills were set to drop down to the 20s in Galveston County.
School districts across the state received letter grades for the first time this week. The results were made public on Friday.
Attorneys for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice filed a lawsuit in Galveston’s federal court Tuesday against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its seizure of drugs sometimes used in the lethal injections given to death-row inmates.
Today’s slate of local high school basketball games will be highlighted by yet another District 23-5A showdown, this time on the boys’ side.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick introduced a bill Thursday that would prohibit transgender people from using certain bathrooms in public buildings and schools across the state.
Courtney Dran Sargent, 32, of Houston pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he robbed a Texas City bank in February while disguised as a woman.
Thirty students from Texas City High School participated in Youth in Government Wednesday.
Rainfall of slightly over an inch in Galveston on December 31st, placed December, 2016 in the record books as the wettest December since official observations began in 1871. Temperatures this past month also were well above normal, with the monthly average running 6.0° above normal in League City and 5.6° above normal in Galveston. This gave Galveston its 4th warmest December ever.
The end of the year is typically the time we reflect on the past and look forward to setting and achieving future goals. At the Galveston County Health District, we’ve spent much of the past year looking ahead and planning for ways in which we can work to improve the health of our community over the next five years through the development of a new strategic health plan. As we’ve worked on developing the plan, one thing is very clear, obesity is a problem in our community.
A hearing is set for Jan. 25 on two motions in an ongoing lawsuit between maritime groups and the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports over tariff rate increases.
Choice or priority? That's the question that I know a lot of residents ask themselves every day in this town. You call to report a concern and all you hear is, we will look into it.
Carl Wayne Prevost, 23, was arrested Tuesday by Texas City police on a charge of sexual assault of a child.
San Luis Resort wins annual ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award
COM student named Coca-Cola scholar
Thanks to our community, CASA of Galveston County’s second annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes was a great success! We are bridging the gap toward our goal of serving 100 percent of all the abused and neglected children in Galveston County that need a CASA.
The college's board will meet in January to decide what to do next.
The Galveston Bay Foundation has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency, the responsible companies and other stakeholders on the San Jacinto River Waste Pits since this site was placed on the Superfund list in 2008. We are calling for removal of the dioxin wastes, rather than capping.
Texas City police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man.
Here’s a potpourri of good things happening in Galveston County.
Carter 7 Fashion Lounge (Carla Smith), G County Apparel (Robert Hockley), DGA Decorations (Maduesuel and Lakesha Curry) Vickie’s Hidden Treasures (Victoria Taylor), LRT Air & Heating Service (Fred and Nicki Jones), Iron Man Club, Light of Perception (Tyerre El Amin Boyd), Reality of Wrestling, Toys for Tots, as well as The Daily News, and a host of community supporters have all come together for our fourth annual toy drive giveaway, founded by G-County Hope Foundation in 2013.
It’s that time of year when we come together to celebrate Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa. For some, the holidays are a time of togetherness, family and friends. For others, it is a time of isolation and loneliness — perhaps this holiday has the kids with their other parent; or this is the first holiday after the death of a loved one; or family and friends are fighting or are scattered in all different directions. Whatever the circumstances, the holidays can be a time of loneliness and negative self-reflection focusing on past failures and uncertain futures. Instead of dreading the holidays, these tips can help improve your well-being, lessen holiday stress and put the “happy” back into the holidays.
The African American Historic Preservation Committee has made many changes this year. After five years, we have fine-tuned our mission to preserving, documenting and promoting African American history and culture in our Galveston County community. The committee represents the 1867 Settlement Historical District in Texas City, which is made possible by Galveston County Historical Commission.
A pattern change will keep the coldest air bottled up well to our north as we move into Christmas weekend. In fact, sunny skies and somewhat milder conditions today are a good indication that we may be able to exchange our parkas for short-sleeved shirts this weekend as we rebound from the coldest outbreak so far this season. Monday morning’s low temperatures reached 32° in League City and 37° in Galveston, giving both inland and coastal locations their coldest temperatures since last winter.
The Galveston County Veterans Treatment Court is a specialty court aimed at rehabilitating military service members facing criminal charges.
The WIIN Act makes headlines for relief to Michigan and California, but includes some big consequences for Texas and Galveston County.
Mark Crampton is getting tired of being kicked out of Galveston businesses because of his pink-haired companion, Maggie.
From Feb. 1 through April 15, volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will be available to assist with income tax preparation and tax questions. This service is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returned home to Galveston on Friday from the eastern Pacific Ocean after helping to interdict 26.5 tons of cocaine, worth an estimated $715 million.
This holiday season, the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol wants to remind all drivers that “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving” and to always plan a sober ride before the holiday parties begin.
A restitution hearing Tuesday to determine the medical expenses Mark Anthony Martino, 58, is responsible for was postponed while prosecutors continued to look over bills.
An ex-judge didn’t show up to court Monday to explain an appeal he filed to an earlier conviction for abuse of his official capacity.
An 80 degree temperature at Scholes Field this afternoon tied the record for the warmest reading ever at that location for the month of December. Meanwhile, temperatures hovering from the upper-70’s to the low-80’s over inland areas of the County prompted many people to abandon winter-wear for summer outfits as they hit the local stores and malls.