A district championship is a major accomplishment for any school in any sport. Landon Etzel, the 2015-16 Galveston County boys athlete of the year, led Clear Creek to three this past school year.
Saturday morning, live shrimp supplies at most bait camps were out by 8 a.m. or earlier. Live croaker inventories were spotty, and most anglers were willing to take croaker in lieu of shrimp.
One of the mantras in our colleges and universities — and maybe in advanced high school classes, too — is that we must teach students to think critically.
The video tape player, an ancient thing, had been repaired and put in good order within the last year or two, so I popped the tape in and sat back to watch and recall the story.
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The Texas Education Agency will review its decision to shut down the La Marque school district. La Marque Superintendent Terri Watkins said she would meet with education Commissioner Michael Williams at 1 p.m. on Wednesday to review the school district’s record.
Investigators are still looking into the case of two teenage girls accused of stealing a car, crashing it and ending up in the hospital Wednesday, police said.
The lead attorney for the firm that handles the city’s legal services was among the candidates interviewed for what will be the full-time city attorney.
A family of five was transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation, and one with minor burns, after a fire destroyed their home.
Mondays on the weeks when city council is scheduled to meet usually mean there is a workshop.
State and federal authorities are investigating a deadly, highly contagious virus confirmed in two horses, forcing three properties in the county to be quarantined, officials said.
LA MARQUE — At times it seemed more like a pep rally before a football game rather than a meeting about the dire straits facing the La Marque school district.
GALVESTON — Months after a seemingly endless supply of seaweed washed onto Galveston’s shorelines, a team of Texas A&M University researchers is trying to figure out whether there’s something in local waters that makes the algae grow as fast and as greatly as it does.
The couple and seven children rescued from a sinking sailboat in Galveston Bay in October, and later revealed to be on the lam from the FBI, were found in the Bahamas on Wednesday or early Thursday, authorities reported.
It’s not a secret to most: The cost of a prime camping spot along Seawall Boulevard for first-weekend Mardi Gras parades is a $17 parking ticket or less.
Talks between the United Steelworkers and the company leading talks on behalf of oil refiners on a new contract are on hold after the union rejected the latest offer.
The post on John Paul Faour’s Facebook page may have best summed up the situation at the La Marque school district.
Far from the bead tossing and revelry of Mardi Gras, about two dozen special education students from Galveston’s Ball High School and Dickinson High School got to enjoy a small slice of what will be on display during the festivities in Galveston this weekend.
Texas City Independent School District is accepting candidate filing documents for the May 9 school board general election through 5 p.m. Feb. 27.
More than a month after a Texas City police officer shot and killed Carlton Wayne Smith Jr. during an incident in a nightclub parking lot, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office investigators have turned their investigation over to the district attorney’s office, officials said.
Hannibal Lokumbe’s great grandmother was a Cherokee shaman, a healer, who he said still comes to him in his dreams.
Officials confirmed Thursday that at least one horse had died and dozens more had possibly been exposed to a rare and highly contagious virus in Galveston County.
A stretch of Avenue M will be closed for about 10 hours today as crews work on an old city sewer line.
House Speaker Joe Straus announced committee assignments Wednesday, including a Galveston County area lawmaker who will serve on one of the most powerful committees in the Legislature.
The Galveston County Medical Examiner’s office will bring in two forensic specialists to assist in identifying the body of a man found Saturday afternoon in the water south of the Texas City Dike.
Public school trustees Monday approved paying all 1,300 district employees at least $1,500 more than their current rate, spokeswoman Tammy Dowdy said.
GALVESTON — After launching pepper spray canisters into an unruly group at Mardi Gras last year — drawing protests and criticism — Galveston police may use city street sweepers in their ranks to herd crowds out of the downtown party.
DICKINSON — It’s no secret that the Festival of Lights is a popular holiday hot spot in Dickinson. But this holiday season it was about 11,100 people more popular than last year, officials say.
GALVESTON — More than 1,300 letters from Galveston ISD students will be mailed to President Barack Obama today.
After a month of controversy over an effort to change its name, the city’s chamber of commerce has a new brand.
GALVESTON — Dressed in a Princess Elsa gown, complete with a rhinestone tiara, Ashley Taylor smiled, clapped her hands and jumped up and down at the first sound of a Taylor Swift song.
From a certain point of view, the decision to bring the Galveston trolley system back to the island in the 1980s was ahead of its time.
County officials are pushing state lawmakers for authority to tax hotel occupants, a move that could make Galveston’s tourism tax rate the highest on the Gulf Coast.
Police are investigating an abandoned cooler that some residents believed was filled with the skinned carcass of a dog.
More than two dozen horses and a couple of mules were treated cruelly by the owner of an island riding business will be permanently removed from her possession, a Galveston judge ruled Friday.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday defended its use of gunfire to prevent a resigned Austin Police Department officer from evading deputies on a beach in Port Bolivar this week. The man later killed himself, deputies reported.
Hayden Nichols is thinking big. As in planetary big.
U.S. Coast Guard crews and the Texas General Land Office’s Oil Spill Response Team are working to clean up a small diesel fuel spill on Dickinson Bayou.
Today is Galveston County chief appraiser Ken Wright’s last day after 20 years in the job.
In keeping with tradition, the city council has voted to make overnight parking on Seawall Boulevard legal during the first weekend of Mardi Gras.
A Cedar Park man killed himself after Galveston County Sheriff’s deputies fired shots at his truck to prevent him from evading officers Tuesday night, according to a news release.
Police have charged four people in a 2010 theft nearly $30,000 from a League City bank. Two of the suspects worked at the bank, police said.
People wanting to know the new name of League City’s chamber of commerce will have to wait. Chamber officials said they wouldn’t reveal the new brand until Saturday during the group’s annual awards banquet.
About half of the 111 pelicans found caught on fishing hooks and lines and malnourished in Galveston this December have been restored to health and released back into the wild.
A police department captain who physically restrained a man in the city’s jail in November did not use excessive force, an investigation by the public integrity office of the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office found.
The Galveston Seaport Museum is advising locals not to worry about loud sounds coming from the Pier 22 on Saturday.
Leaders from the Park Board of Trustees are exploring a plan that would increase parking fees at island beaches.
A Texas state lawmaker wants to cut taxes for people buying boats and yachts that cost a quarter-million dollars or more.
The La Marque school board unanimously approved a settlement agreement Tuesday with former school district Police Chief Russel Washington, but school district officials said they could not release the details yet.
A review of the county justice administration department released this month advises county officials to reassess appointments of publicly funded attorneys.
Today is the first day for potential candidates to file to run for city council and school board elections in May. There are 15 municipal or school elections scheduled for May 9.
It was a cold and rainy day in the offices of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce last winter that a deal was struck to bring a new H-E-B to the city.
Unfortunately for those enjoying the heat, the record-breaking weather will likely end this week.
Robert L.K. Lynch was recently elected to the board of African Childrens Haven, a Galveston nonprofit that supports at-risk children in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Monthly utility statements may not arrive until after they are due because of a mechanical error at city hall.
The La Marque City Council gave its unanimous approval to a plan that would put in place a mentoring program for at-risk youth at La Marque High School.
City officials have dozens of ideas for projects that will create the city’s road map to the future. Whether they actually follow that map is yet to be seen.
Despite weeks of meetings and proposed compromises, there won’t be a deal in the long-standing dispute between the city and a horse carriage company.
H-E-B grocery store will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. today in Texas City.
College of the Mainland trustees unanimously voted to extend the contract of college President Beth Lewis by a year.
The Galveston Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to promote Mona Purgason to be the agency’s full-time executive director.