The Texas Legislature's special session ended last week, and local legislators say they think Galveston County benefited from the extra 29 days spent in Austin so far this year.
While buying pencils, tissues and hand sanitizer might not be a big deal for moderate-income parents, families living in poverty struggle to keep up with the cost demands of a free public education.
America needs to grow up and stop dwelling on the past and start focusing on the future. Look around and all you hear and see are citizens raising total chaos that happened generations ago. History has, for sure, thrown its share of good, bad and ugly upon us today, but rioting, protesting a…
I’ve had a number of questions about the time of Monday’s eclipse locally. We should begin seeing partial effects of the eclipse by 11:48 am, with the eclipse reaching its zenith (about 2/3 of the sun obscured by the moon) around 1:19 pm and the sun returning to its normal, full brilliance around 2:47 pm in Galveston.
Dana Wild is worried about the possible parole of a man who abducted and presumably killed her sister Shelley Sikes more than 30 years ago.
All Galveston County school districts earned high marks on the most recent financial accountability ratings released this week by the state.
The Salvation Army was one of the first organizations to respond in Texas City after the 1947 explosion, which was the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history, former Texas City Mayor Chuck Doyle said.
One year after two Galveston County school districts failed to meet state standards, every county district got passing marks in the most recent Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability results.
Summer has definitely tightened its grip on Southeast Texas, though increased wind speeds, a few more clouds and a somewhat elevated chance for scattered thundershowers may make the heat a little more bearable over the next 2-3 days. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next week and beyond sug…
The health care industry is undergoing massive change, with a focus on reduced cost, improved health outcomes and enhanced customer experience. Although we all agree on the goals, it does not mean this change is easy. The members of the community that rely on Gulf Coast Center for services k…
The unseasonably mild weather Galveston County residents have been enjoying lately came to a sweltering end Friday when the National Weather Service issued its third heat advisory of the summer.
A bill that would require Texas doctors to get explicit permission from patients before placing a do-not-resuscitate order moved closer to passage in the Texas Legislature on Thursday.
It is no exaggeration to say it has been wet in Galveston County so far this month. Both League City and Galveston have had measurable rain on 8 of the first 9 days of August, with 1.82” early this morning bringing Galveston’s monthly total to 3.52”.
The Texas City Lady Stings began new head coach Mel Salazar’s tenure with the team with a tough loss at home against the Alvin Lady Jackets in Tuesday’s season opener. But, in a young season with an even younger team, Salazar saw some flashes of brilliance in the defeat
The Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association Monday placed a 41-foot draft restriction on the Texas City ship channel after discovering worse shoaling than expected, leading to significant lost revenues for the city’s port, officials said.
It simply cannot be overstated. Galveston County is extraordinarily lucky to have a Community Health Center as modern, well-equipped and beautiful as Coastal Health & Wellness. Our two clinics, in Texas City and Galveston, rival and often surpass many private practices. In fact, our new …
State legislators are calling for a study of how Texas funds public education, but area school officials say there’s nothing left to examine — the current system is unsustainable.
The attorney representing a Baytown man accused of stabbing his 16-year-old girlfriend to death and hiding her body in a wooded area in Texas City has requested an insanity and competency examination.
The City of Galveston has temporarily removed dozens of city-owned Ford Explorers from service over concerns about carbon monoxide leaks in the vehicles.
The state’s windstorm insurer of last resort will increase premium rates by 5 percent in 2018 despite firm opposition from several state legislators and Galveston County residents.
The city of Friendswood recently reached a settlement with a Houston law firm in an ongoing dispute over the firm's legal advice during a failed land purchase.
Tropical Storm Emily spun up overnight from a 1,011 millibar low along a lingering frontal boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. The main threat from Emily will be heavy rains over Florida as the system tracks east across the state toward the Atlantic. While not entirely unexpected, Emily is a goo…
The movement against vaccinating children has picked up steam in recent years, fueled in large part by support from celebrities and public figures, including President Donald Trump, and concerns about vaccines being linked to autism.
A bill filed Friday by State Rep. Wayne Faircloth proposes the creation of state commission that would study Texas' school finance issues, and explore the possibility of creating, or continuing, financial break for Galveston County school districts.
The county sheriff’s office has been approved to partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a program that will allow certain sheriff’s deputies to investigate people’s immigration status.
Ronnie Lawrence Rhem, 27, pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with physical evidence with intent to impair and had a charge of possession of a control substance dismissed as part of the plea agreement, Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Alfred said.
The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to an education bill that would bring some relief to school districts hit hardest by the loss of funding through a state program scheduled to end this year.
Weather during the last half of July is often fairly benign in Galveston County. Weather systems over the country tend to be quite sluggish this time of year, with persistent high pressure and minimal impact from frontal systems that tend to stall to our north. So, barring the occasional tro…
Jarion Jamal Warner, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest with a vehicle in connection to the incident. He is being held in Galveston County jail on $240,000 in bond, jail records show.
Two Galveston County bars are facing a lawsuit asserting they served alcohol to a patron who’d already had too much to drink, leading to an accident.