Two people were injured on Friday evening when the boat they were in apparently collided with a barge in Galveston Bay.
Nearly 30 years ago, the Clear Creek track’s field house began getting decorated with team photos — which would include eight district champions — of every season’s squad.
The experience of competing in the Junior Olympics is old hat for a local quartet of athletes, which becomes even more obvious given their poised attitudes with the event just ahead.
A couple's baby shower was given by the staff of LuLu’s The Salon & Spa and was hosted at Frank and LuLu Benavidez' snazzienda for an infanticipating Denise Kosiakowski and Eric Villarreal. They will soon be proud parents to twins Malcolm and Lydia, who are due in late August.
It was difficult to decide which is the worse possible explanation for the statements League City’s attorney made Tuesday in attempt to degrade and dismiss legitimate alarm about his and most of the city council’s actions in producing a letter of rebuke directed at Mayor Pat Hallisey — that it was lawyerly dissimulation in effort to drag that posse from the legal hole it wandered into, or that he really believes his assessment might hold water.
It was good that about 20 police officers appeared Thursday at the Galveston City Council meeting to voice concern about the state of their pension plan and to ask for solutions to problems in the plan.
While the Atlantic hurricane season began June 1, there hasn’t been enough going on to keep anybody’s attention in the weeks since.
Texas City and College of the Mainland have taken the first steps toward constructing and operating a $15 million facility that would double as training complex for the college’s public service programs and an advanced training site for the city’s public safety personnel.
In the 15 years since 9/11, a major component of U.S. policy and political dialogue has been trying to craft a plan about how to protect the country’s borders from foreign terrorists.
Galveston’s Park Board of Trustees will attempt something this week that other government entities should consider also doing.
When it comes to major issues facing Americans, many people, if the truth be told, are not entrenched in extreme positions as they often are perceived as being.
Many interesting questions exist around allegations surfacing last week that League City Mayor Pat Hallisey was overheard in May calling Councilwoman Heidi Hansing a “bitch.”
If you’ve ever thought about adopting an animal in need of a good home — and you have, you know you have — today is the day to do it.
Last week, the Texas Department of Transportation generated a social media buzz with its Facebook post urging players of the “Pokemon Go” mobile game to refrain from doing so while driving.
The Tourism Development Advisory Committee of Galveston’s Park Board of Trustees did a good thing Tuesday by recommending the annual Independence Day fireworks display remain at 37th Street and the seawall.
An agreement struck recently between dog track operators and The Texas Greyhound Association, which represents dog breeders and kennel operators, and approved by the Texas Racing Commission was meant to accomplish one thing.
Gov. Greg Abbott should call a special session to address the state’s school funding formula.
The slaughter Thursday of at least 84 people in Nice, France, by a man armed primarily with a large truck illustrates an inescapable fact that people interested in solutions must embrace over any ideological orthodoxy, no matter how personally sacred.
Galveston businessman Dennis Byrd is onto something.
Galveston’s Park Board of Trustees should not move the annual Independence Day fireworks display to East Beach.
A recent Daily News three-part education series examined the benefits and potential disadvantages for students taking online courses through area colleges and universities. At the conclusion of the series, a question was posed: Do employers favor the face-to-face graduate over the virtual commuter?
A rare bit of good news arrived last week for Galveston Bay oyster harvesters with a ruling by the Third Texas Court of Appeals that an exclusive lease between a navigation district and one company for about 23,000 acres of oyster beds was illegal.
Galveston City Council is scheduled Wednesday to discuss and perhaps change the way it makes appointments to various boards, committees and commissions.
With Republicans holding their convention in one week and Democrats following a week later, two observations should be made:
Galveston residents hoping to never again hear the words “conciliation agreement” should brace for disappointment, because that document seems destined to rise again.
In a piece published just after midnight, just as the awful scope of the thing was becoming apparent, Dallas Morning News columnist Jacquielynn Floyd got down to a core truth onto which we should all hold.
If there ever was a bandwagon to climb aboard without hesitation, it’s the fundraising effort underway to pay for the final phase of a multimillion-dollar renovation of Rosenberg Library.
Unfortunately, an easily solvable problem like keeping beaches litter-free is instead a constant struggle. But rather than get frustrated and discouraged by the lack of care and concern shown by others, citizen groups such as Keep Bolivar Beautiful continue to hold everyone accountable for throwing away their trash and keeping our beaches clean
Should Galveston pursue a deal to host the Ironman North American Championship?
On Friday, three of the state’s top officials asked state agencies to trim their requests for the 2018-19 budget by 4 percent. The legislature will begin working on the budget in January.
Americans don’t have a monopoly on political protest. But from the beginning, they’ve treated it as an art form. Today we’re celebrating what is arguably the most eloquent and influential political protest in history.
There seems to be wide agreement that League City should invest in improving its animal shelter.
There’s still work to be done on the Port of Galveston’s Cruise Terminal No. 2 expansion project, but for the first time, cruise passengers Sunday boarded Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Liberty of the Seas through the new two-story, 60,000-square-foot facility.
Many of us awoke this morning already able to begin the long Fourth of July Weekend, which — considering watermelon, barbecue, fireworks, the beach, parades and the fact that it’s held in the USA — is among the best holidays on the calendar, in our humble opinion.
We have to sympathize with businesses and public institutions attempting to function in the age of social media.
Anybody hoping for a clear statement from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton about the legality of an arrangement between former La Marque public school trustees and a Houston law firm probably was disappointed by the opinion issued Monday.
Most cities could build a municipal swimming pool without the effort becoming highly political and taking years; many cities, including smallish ones in the South, already have.
Somewhat quietly earlier this month, the Southern Baptist Convention called upon its members to discontinue displaying the Confederate battle flag.
Galveston County Commissioners should approve a request from judges for $14,000 to help clear up a backlog of family court cases, such as divorces in which children can be separated from parents, or they should at least come up with more plausible reasons for not granting the request.
The litigation ended Friday, but the controversy around Texas Education Agency’s decision to close the La Marque school district and have it annexed by neighboring Texas City is likely to continue.
A recommendation issued Wednesday by a state-appointed group studying storm-surge suppression systems contains some wins for locals, but also raises questions, the eventual answers to which could greatly affect life along the Coast.
The system modestly expanded in 1996 to include the Stetson Banks, and now, 20 years later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking a much larger expansion of the sanctuary.
The Third Texas Court of Appeals could do a great service to people in La Marque and Texas City by expediting a ruling on litigation about whether the Texas Education Agency erred in ordering La Marque ISD to be closed and annexed.
The Galveston City Council should graciously decline to approve two 11th-hour board appointments put forward Monday by councilmen Tarris Woods and Ralph McMorris.
One thing is certain, no matter how you slice it, the ongoing spats between the College of the Mainland board, its presidents and vocal current and former employees is not advancing the goal of a quality education.
It has become something of a tradition at the The Daily News to mark June 19 by asking the president to declare Juneteenth a national day of observance.
The federal Freedom of Information Act, which turns 50 in July, has been in a midlife crisis since about the time the war on terror began.
Last week, the red snapper season in federal waters ended for recreational fishermen. Given its brevity, the season likely came and went without many anglers even noticing.
The lack of curbside recycling may not be the most frequently cited example when Galveston residents complain about unfulfilled city promises, but it is among the longest running.
League City residents should make time to attend the public hearing scheduled for tonight about a plan to spend more than $10 million on the revitalization of downtown.
Councilman Craig Brown, who represents Galveston’s District 2, is on the right track in arguing Galveston needs a plan for better managing tourist traffic.
Last month, the La Marque police department reported to the city council that crime in the city has been steadily rising during the past eight years.
Galveston County Commissioners were wise to abandon a plan to use disaster-recovery money to build a $17 million wastewater treatment plant on Bolivar Peninsula, after state and federal officials determined the project didn’t meet grant guidelines.
County Clerk Dwight Sullivan and his staff deserve some recognition for their efforts on behalf of history, historical preservation and easy access to public records.
Plano Senior High School appeared in national headlines last week when the mother of one of its students publicly expressed her frustration about the school’s policy regarding graduation regalia.
For the second year, Galveston residents have the opportunity to hear directly from two of the city’s key municipal leaders during a State of the City event.
People living in San Leon may face a watershed decision in November.
The death last week of boxing legend and cultural icon Muhammad Ali reminds us that justice so far has been denied for another legendary and controversial boxing champion — Jack Johnson.
On this morning 72 years ago as dawn was breaking in Europe, members of what journalist Tom Brokaw would call The Greatest Generation boarded landing craft off the coast of France.
Most of the candidates in runoff elections for two Galveston council districts predict very low voter turnout in balloting that begins Monday and culminates June 18 on Election Day.
If you’re in Galveston and in the mood for a genuine, hometown sort of experience, stroll down to Sealy Gazebo and catch a performance by the Galveston Beach Band.
With all the rain and the warming of Gulf water as summer approaches, it’s only a matter of time before we get one of the hype blooms that tend to occur during tourist season.
A perennial cellar-dweller after it first joined the Big 12 Conference in 1996, the Baylor football program enjoyed unprecedented success during Briles’ eight-year tenure at the university, which included the program’s first Big 12 championship in 2013 and the opening of $266 million McLane Stadium in 2014 across the Brazos River from the Waco campus.