Long ago, my English teacher taught me that it was grammatically incorrect to use a superlative with the word perfect (despite the snafu with the phrase “more perfect union” in the preamble to the constitution). However, one is sorely tempted to say that the weather this month has been as cl…
On Feb. 13, the Texas City Independent School District trustees unanimously voted to call a bond election to be placed on the May 5 ballot. The single proposition totaling about $136.1 million, will address these three main elements of critical need:
Last week's fire at the Valero fire in Texas City released four kinds of unauthorized contaminants into the air, according to a report submitted to state environmental regulars.
Galveston County commissioners on Monday said they wanted the state agency that has so-far handled post-Harvey housing reconstruction to be less involved as the county moves on to planning it's long-term recovery from the storm.
Eight months after Hurricane Harvey, there’s been little public discussion in the county’s worst-flood cities about whether to change flood plain construction rules in the wake of the historic floods.
Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.
La Marque primary, elementary and middle schools were all badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey, forcing students to be relocated. Primary and elementary school students were sent to Texas City, where they are currently in temporary, mobile classrooms, and middle school students are attending cl…
Last fall, over 70 members of the Texas City Independent School District community began meeting to assess the district’s facilities. Do the current facilities meet the existing needs of our students and teachers? What about in the future? Are our schools as safe and secure as our students a…
Hundreds of Texas City High School students, some holding signs bearing the names of young people gunned down at a Florida school, attended an anti-violence assembly Friday focused on addressing campus safety.
Davi Driscoll’s walk-off capped a memorable comeback win for the Texas City Lady Stings in their 6-5 victory over the Manvel Lady Mavericks on Friday night at home.
We are fast approaching the date for the school bond election for Texas City Independent School District. If you are reading this, you most probably are cognizant of the fact that Texas City and La Marque ISDs are now one district. That means that our school community is one.
Five people were treated for injuries or health issues following an explosion and fire at Valero Energy Corp's Texas City refinery on Thursday, the company said in its first, brief public statements since the blast.
Texas City High School will walkout Friday and will follow students across the country planning to walk out of schools in protest of gun violence.
Nearly a year after Texas City raised its water rates to shift more costs onto the biggest consumers, the utilities department is projecting a nearly $4 million increase in revenues from the move — about a 50 percent jump compared with last year.
While some in U.S. House Freedom Caucus say they expect concessions from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy if he seeks to replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber might be more inclined to support him.
April is the windiest month of the year in Galveston County with an average daily wind speed of 12.2 mph at Scholes Field. So far this month has held true to form with the average daily wind speed measuring 14.0 mph.
A lawsuit filed against the city of Texas City last week claims that the city diverted from its own written policies — and from common practice among other area cities — when it conducted random drug tests on a former city administrative assistive.
As we watched the commemoration of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and heard the divisive rhetoric from both sides, it became apparent that we need a concerted effort to bring back the sense of unity and dignity in this country.
The wife of a University of Texas Medical Branch police officer told investigators her husband had tried to destroy her keepsakes and jewelry during a physical altercation, according to a probable cause affidavit.
As small business owners, and more importantly, parents of current Texas City Independent School District students, we urge voters to preserve the future of our expanded school district and support the proposed TCISD 2018 bond.
The fire detonated the ammonium nitrate. Shortly after, the High Flyer, another ship, exploded. The blasts were felt in Galveston. Houses were shaken off their foundations. About 600 people died and more than 5,000 were injured.
More than six months after the State of Texas instituted a new law prohibiting drivers from texting while driving, the police department's from Galveston County's two largest cities say they have issued few citations against drivers for the infraction.
While local health officials have spoken in detail about the findings in the Joint Commission’s report, the actual document outlining the agency’s findings has not been released.
More than 170 children, some as young as three, participated in the mutton busting competition during the first weekend of the county fair.
Daily News staffers and a correspondent won 15 awards, including some of the state’s highest, Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual convention, held this year in Corpus Christi.
A former city employee was who fired after she refused to take a drug test has has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and Mayor Matt Doyle.
More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey, many Galveston County residents still lack basic housing repairs despite applying for state and federal programs meant to help them.
A dental clinic closed in February because of concerns with infection and sanitation controls will reopen Monday, the Galveston County Health District said Thursday.
A 17-year-old woman who broke into her boyfriend's bedroom and stole his video game system and clothes as part of a revenge plot now faces felony burglary charges, police said.
A Bacliff man was arrested Monday, after he assaulted his ex-girlfriend's family and kidnapped her during a late-night encounter in Texas City, police said.
As of Monday, the Galveston County Health District had tested 2,437 people. Of those, 1,880 have had their tests returned.
In Texas, every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect. And every day in Texas, 52 children enter the foster care system. In Texas alone there are 48,795 children in the foster care system on any given day. Sixty percent of the abused and neglected children in Texas are 6…
The state of Texas will receive another $5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday.
County leaders are preparing to argue that federal housing funds anticipated to be awarded to the county for Hurricane Harvey recovery should be allowed to go to a greater range of income levels than currently allowed under federal law.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Galveston County, its judges and magistrates over a bail system the civil rights group asserts unjustly harms indigent people accused of crimes.
Saturday night and Sunday, we had to put the heat on in our house, as chilly north winds buffeted Galveston County. Then, this morning I had to walk the dogs in a cool, damp, foggy mist more characteristic of February than April. Still, this late throw-back to winter really wasn’t that unusu…
Galveston County commissioners today will consider taking the next step in beginning a program that could help raise county homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey and other storms in recent years.
Two weeks after the announcement that thousands of Galveston County residents might have been exposed to infectious diseases at a dental clinic, the clinic's new interim director said the facility has made "good progress" toward reopening.
Texas City facilities on more than a half-dozen occasions violated permits by releasing higher-than-allowable levels of pollution into area waterways, according to data collected through state and federal agencies.
The Ball High Tors put away the Texas City Stings in five innings, winning 16-6 in a District 23-5A contest that ended on the run rule Saturday afternoon in Galveston.
Feuding members of the Galveston County Republican Party agreed to cease legal hostilities between each other on Friday — provided that the groups not re-instigate their fight between now and the Texas Republican Convention in June.
The Santa Fe Lady Indians maintained their spot at the top of the District 23-5A standings with a 4-1 win over the Texas City Lady Stings on Friday night in Texas City.
A University of Texas Medical Branch police officer was charged Thursday night with assault causing bodily harm after an assault was reported in the 9300 block of Barracuda Drive, police said.
A Texas City man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday, after being found guilty by a Galveston County jury in the 2014 assault of a 70-year-old man.
Four people, including a Houston bartender, were indicted Thursday for their alleged roles in the February crash that killed a Texas City woman and her 3-month-old son.
The Galveston County Health District will open a second testing clinic to serve people who were potentially exposed to hepatitis and HIV at county dental clinics over the past three years.