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DISD officials excited about STEM academy's success

DISD officials excited about STEM academy's success

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With a semester under their belts, officials at Barber Middle School are calling the new STEM academy a success.

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County nearing completion of homes provided by $100 million grant

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The county has nearly spent the $100 million in federal disaster recovery money for about 750 houses and rental properties.

White kittens star in unusual circus

White kittens star in unusual circus

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Cats with a Galveston County connection will jump through hoops, walk a tightrope and balance on barrels in a feline circus that starts Thursd…

Galveston bike plan set for spring 2018 completion date

Galveston bike plan set for spring 2018 completion date

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The city of Galveston is now on a path to complete a bicycle master plan that had been parked for years for lack of money.

Heavy winds down power lines in League City, San Leon

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Heavy winds gusting to 47 mph downed power lines and trees Sunday in Galveston County.

Stewart Road sidewalk project delayed by a typo

Stewart Road sidewalk project delayed by a typo

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A city project to build sidewalks along Stewart Road in Galveston has been delayed, not by weather or broken equipment but by an apparent erra…

Polar Plunge at Stewart Beach

Polar Plunge at Stewart Beach

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Hundreds plunge into the gulf Saturday, Jan. 21,2017, for the Special Olympics Texas' annual Polar Plunge at Stewart Beach in Galveston.

1,050 students could fit in future westside school

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The district could name the proposed school after educator Florence Campbell, the mother of the developer who donated the land.

GISD's Austin Middle School nominated for Blue Ribbon honor

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With three of the Galveston Independent School District’s five middle schools rated as “improvement required” in the most recent Texas Educati…

Texas chili has no beans, but exotic chili might

Texas chili has no beans, but exotic chili might

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Yaga’s Entertainment hosted the 8th annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest Saturday and said it will donate proceeds to Ronald McDonald Hou…

FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

FACT CHECK: Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

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Donald Trump's inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of t…

Texas Supreme Court to consider dispute between county commissioners, judges

Texas Supreme Court to consider dispute between county commissioners, judges

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The Texas Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear oral arguments before ruling on a long-running legal dispute between the Galveston …

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

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Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Fri…

Disgraced former judge gives up law license

Disgraced former judge gives up law license

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Christopher Dupuy, the former Galveston County court at law judge who pleaded guilty to abuse of official capacity in 2013, has given up his l…

Myriad ideas disclosed for rethinking island schools

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The possibilities for reconfiguration Galveston schools includes, at least initially, everything from closing Scott Collegiate Academy or Cent…

Gulf Coast Center announces new CEO

Gulf Coast Center announces new CEO

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The Gulf Coast Center on Friday named Melissa Tucker as its new chief executive officer.

Maritime high-schoolers get glimpse of Coast Guard life

Maritime high-schoolers get glimpse of Coast Guard life

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About 75 Houston high schoolers visited the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Field Office in Galveston on Friday and spent much of the day catching a b…

Popeyes security breach includes 3 county locations

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Patrons using debit or credit cards at three Popeyes restaurants in Galveston County may have been victims of a malware-caused security breach.

Water hyacinth storms island beaches

Water hyacinth storms island beaches

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Large mats of water hyacinth have landed on the beaches, covering spots in front on the seawall and beyond.

Local residents head to D.C. to celebrate inauguration

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The crowds at Donald Trump's inauguration will include people from Galveston County.