A man died on Tuesday after an apparent accident at Galveston's transfer station.
A man died on Tuesday after an apparent accident at Galveston's transfer station.
Both the North and the South jetties have been the scenes of boating accidents involving significant damage and serious injury.
Clear Falls head coach Lyndsay Hodges knew coming into Tuesday’s match that her Knights were facing a much better Dickinson team than the Lady Gators squad that went 0-14 in district last season.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
For those who have been following the race for the presidency of the United States, Monday night’s debate offered little that hasn’t been seen or said before. There were quite a few attacks by each candidate on the other’s character and qualifications that overshadowed specifics about the issues.
Central service professionals are being celebrated for their important role and commitment to patient safety during the annual International Central Service Week, Oct. 11-17. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management has served more than 21,000 central service professionals in the United States and abroad by providing educational and professional development opportunities for these professionals.
In response to Anthony Oppermann's editorial ("Baylor fans should vent at Baylor, not MOB," The Daily News, Sept. 22): If Oppermann's sophomoric comments lack logic and reflect a certain jock-mentality, then "so be it." His opinions are best kept in the back of the sports section; otherwise, he is much out of his league.
What gets me peeved is how the county asked everyone to empty any containers with stagnant water to control the mosquito population when the retention ponds they ask all business owners to install probably contain enough mosquito larvae to give everyone in the county Zika virus.
The Galveston Island Convention Center occupies a prominent spot on Galveston’s seawall at 56th Street. While many island residents have driven by the facility on numerous occasions, on Thursday they will have the opportunity to see what lies behind its doors.
That was an excellent article on the history of College of the Mainland by Marissa Barnett (“COM at 50,” The Daily News, Sept. 18). It was all correct from my memory — except it left out some important details. Before the countywide college district could be voted on it had to be authorized by the State Board of Education.
Last year, I volunteered as a mentor at Ball High School. I was assigned to a handsome young man, and though it took us a little while to make a connection, we finally met in the mentoring office. A senior, he was concerned about passing the writing portion of the STAAR test because whenever he was given a writing prompt, his mind promptly went blank.
The League City City Council should support an ordinance proposed by Mayor Pat Hallisey and Councilman Hank Dougie that would require all city boards, committees and commissions to comply with the state’s open meeting laws.
I can remember when stories being written about the highway system through Houston described the map as depicting a plate of spilled spaghetti. Hence the “spaghetti bowl” name for one section of roadway.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
In a recent business news video, Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo discussed an unprecedented, impending wealth transfer coming over the next two decades. On a worldwide basis, the numbers reach to approximately $30 trillion, most of it being self-made or first generation money. This wealth is held by a quarter of a million individuals whose net-worth is greater than $30 million, and at least in the United States, is subject to the maximum estate tax rates. Primarily, the money exists within private business with one-third being very liquid, the rest being capital. The amount in the United States exceeds $6 trillion. Most of the wealth exists in countries with high estate taxes, meaning governments might be in-line for huge tax windfalls.
A few weeks ago, Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, set off a firestorm after he refused to stand during the traditional pregame performance of the national anthem. He stated that his refusal to stand was his way of calling attention to the many injustices faced by African-Americans. Instead of standing, Kaepernick has chosen to quietly kneel on one knee.
It’s hard to get a clear understanding of what exactly is driving the political turmoil in League City.
Many voices are telling us about things we ought to fear. Some voices we should be listening to are those telling us to fear Alzheimer’s disease.
I am convinced God put dogs and man together for a reason.
If you are reading this sentence, then you are conscious. In fact, we are conscious unless we are in a deep sleep, coma, anesthetized or suffering from a medical condition such as a stroke, brain injury or another condition that disrupts our normal brain function. When we are conscious we can think, talk, make plans and engage in all kinds of human activities. But what is consciousness?
Two years ago at the Mod Coffee Shop, I pitched the idea of a newspaper series on the wharves to then-editor Heber Taylor. Over the years exploring Galveston County, I had met the most interesting, shall we say, characters around the wharves. Not to mention I wanted to get behind the fences to see firsthand the ships and the people who make them go.
I have mixed feelings about the column written by Dayna Owen, the director of communications for Friendswood ISD (“A 21st century struggle,” The Daily News, Sept. 19). Nicole Ferro, who was the teacher mentioned in the column, has the unfortunate task of teaching English (now a subject with the vague name of “Language Arts”) to seventh-graders for whom punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing “do not exist” — those skills having been replaced by the dubious skill of texting on cellphones.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … .”
Litter and debris along beaches, bay shores and bayous is among the most visible coastal problems, and it’s worse than just unsightly.
Let’s start with the fact that none of the party platforms are worth the paper they are written on. Seldom if ever is the platform of a given party ever delivered when the realities of governing in a democracy are confronted. Having said that, the editorial written by Dave Mathews (“GOP has the most reasonable approach to gun legislation,” The Daily News, Sept. 14) makes the mistake of basing favor for the Republican plank on the fact that the Democrats’ gun control plank “fails to take into account that micromanaging a legal industry in the U.S. — whether if it be firearms or Wall Street paper — seldom works.”
I must agree with Nicole Obert's letter ("Editorial didn't produce any facts supporting homework," The Daily News, Sept. 21). When I was in elementary school we did not have homework. That came to us when we entered middle school.
The Daily News in June ran a story about my efforts to help raise money to increase Diversity Scholars attendance from 35 to 50, at the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference in Houston ("Preservationist hopes to increase National Trust diversity, presence," The Daily News, June 7).
The anniversary of Hurricane Ike came and went without much fanfare.
It is beyond amusing to see leftists, including slip-and-fall lawyer Neil Baron, proclaim the sanctity of court decisions in the era of Obama who has shown absolute distain for same ("Despite court losses, Texas continues voting shenanigans," The Daily News, Sept. 12). Especially since the president has packed the courts with activist judges who base their judicial conclusions on the Democrat party agenda.
Churchill's Benghazi, involving 250,000 casualties, did not stop his rise to commander-in-chief. Hopefully, Clinton’s Benghazi, involving 11 casualties, will also not stop her rise to commander-in-chief.
Rice’s Marching Owl Band, better known as the MOB, has a tradition of putting satire ahead of style with its halftime performances. The group’s show at halftime of last Friday’s Rice-Baylor game was no exception.
A side story that will run throughout the 2016-17 NFL season will certainly be 49ers back-up quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the “Star-Spangled Banner” and the showing of the U.S. flag.
In October 2008, immediately after Hurricane Ike, a wave of contractors flooded Galveston Island to help repair Ike-induced flood damage.
Keeping the Pelican Island Bridge operational is a balancing act, literally and figuratively. Not only does its single-leaf bascule design (lifting from one side) depend on the operation of a series of weights and balances, its age and condition should be of interest to all Galvestonians.
Once upon a time, tourism marketing used to be a bit of a guessing game. Advertising messages went out via a variety of mediums, but there were very few ways to measure whether those ads translated into visitation.
If there ever is a time that members of Congress ought to reach across the proverbial aisle that separates the two major parties, shake hands and promise each other to do better, now might be it.
How does anyone live in the United States today without some form of identification? If you don't have identification you cannot conduct much business.
In response to Don Reavis' reaction to diaper need awareness week ("If parents can't afford diapers, shame on them," The Daily News, Sept. 12): Perhaps the need for diapers would be reduced if couples had greater access to Planned Parenthood services where they could receive condoms and information about other birth control methods.
Anthony Oppermann’s editorial implores parents to fight for homework, suggesting it is essential to achievement, but research fails to support this ("Elementary school homework bans not necessarily a benefit to students, The Daily News, Sept. 15).
Bravo for Terrilyn Tarlton-Shannon! In the last council meeting, she spoke eloquently and forcefully in an effort to save the Neighborhood Revitalization program.
Alexis Bellamy of Webster had some advice recently for people who, like her, visit the Social Security Administration office in League City.
What was it like, trying to figure out the best way of combining two school districts into one? José Boix told about his experiences with that dilemma to members of the Texas City Civic Club.
Ever since I started writing these columns I have avoided political issues. Today’s column is not a political issue.
Work beginning on a project to ease traffic congestion at Five Corners in League City comes as welcome news to many drivers.
Last week was the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Ike making landfall in Galveston County. It was a massive storm that claimed lives and had an economic impact on thousands of people.
My first reaction to almost all of what I hear people say or what I read on the internet about presidential candidates is complete disbelief. Fact checking went on life support when the internet was born. Accuracy became a casualty in the race to get stories out on social media. The ability to remain anonymous and unaccountable for untruths contributed to this decline of credibility. And at some point the competition for the public’s attention caused network media to confuse shock value reality entertainment with actual news.
People all over the county have been furious recently over increases in the appraised values of their properties, which mean they’ll pay more in taxes even if rates decline slightly.
This column has been writing itself for 35 years.
Changes are probably coming next year for the National Flood Insurance Program, and coastal property owners should tune into the debate that will shape those changes.
Individuals who experience a substance use disorder often feel isolated and alone. We, as a community, can offer crucial help and support. Communities and family members are invited to create environments and relationships that promote acceptance.
Like many wharf stories, this one began with a phone call from one of my new friends at the Port of Galveston. “Do you want to go aboard the Texas A&M at Galveston’s General Rudder?” The next day I head for Pier 21, where the General Rudder is tied alongside.
One of the most important things happening in Galveston is happening in the former San Jacinto Elementary School building at 1110 21st St.
On Sept. 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike sent storm surges crashing into Galveston, Galveston Bay and the Bolivar Peninsula. Broken glass and debris littered streets, and high winds damaged homes and businesses across the region. Galveston was shut down for weeks.
The frontal system moved toward us rapidly. I was on a personal water craft and the other guy was on an 18-foot disabled catamaran. We were about a mile from shore, the wind had just switched, and there was a green and black line of demonic spiders running toward us on electric legs. I had asked, then pleaded, and finally resorted to yelling and threats for him to jump on the sled so we could get to shore before the 60 mile an hour wind slammed into us. The roiling green monster finally convinced him, he jumped on and we raced to shore dodging lightning bolts that were striking all around us.
Certainly elementary school students won’t openly campaign for homework, but their parents ought to.
It is a rare family that is not touched by addiction. However, firsthand experience does not always mean we get the insight or understanding we need to deal with the shattering consequences of addiction. So often both the addict and her family are worn down through the slow erosion of family bonds as the disease of addiction takes firm hold in the family. Given the relentless and progressive nature of addiction, we find it difficult to name the tipping point where exposure turned to dependence and dependence to addiction. How did we get here? How do we get out?
On Sept. 7, The Daily News wrote about the ongoing pursuit by the board of trustees at College of the Mainland to find a new long-term president after the departure of Beth Lewis (“Search for COM’s new president moves ahead”). Among the top criteria listed for the ideal candidate was someone who is “inclined toward transparency, knowledgeable about policy” and has “experience getting major bonds passed.”
Really... $1,500 a year to launch your boat at the Yacht Basin? Why don't they just say we don't want you on our property anymore so we are gonna price you out, and even if you can afford it you probably won't pay it because it's a ridiculous amount to begin with.
This election year, Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has chosen to openly embrace and praise Russia's dictator, Vladimir Putin. Trump has declared Putin to be a stronger leader than President Barack Obama. I guess America is considered by Trump to be weak militarily as well. Putin, after all, is a Russian dictator.
In response to the letter by Don Reavis ("If parents can't afford diapers, shame on them," The Daily News, Sept. 12): My daughter is a working mom. She takes her children to childcare so she can work to support her family. Like many moms she has to provide a month’s worth of diapers to the childcare provider at the first of each month plus wipes, snacks. She also has to purchase diapers and supplies for use when her child is at home.
"Modest price" for diapers? Apparently, Don Reavis hasn't been down that aisle lately ("If parents can't afford diapers, shame on them," The Daily News, Sept. 12).
When it comes to national issues, legislation regulating guns and gun ownership looms as large for voters in Texas as any state in the union.
Each year, Galveston welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors to the island specifically for conventions and meetings. When they’re not at presentations or in break-out sessions, many of them are out exploring the island seeking great places to play, eat and shop.