Warm weather is returning and, while not nearly as hot as before the cold front, it still is unseasonably warm.
Friendswood senior Weston Owens and junior Reid Nickerson each crack a smile when they admit that they’re not the fastest safety duo in District 24-6A.
As early voting begins today, what is of equal, if not more, importance than the presidential race for Galveston County voters are the local races.
The Galveston County Daily News endorses Hillary R. Clinton for President of the United States.
In the past month, students in Galveston County have done a few things that commendable. In fact, though, what they have done is more than than just commendable.
We could not have imagined the situation with video slot machines could get any weirder, but it did.
As the 2016 presidential campaign enters its home stretch with just a little more than two weeks to Election Day, the prevailing debate between voters seems to be not about which candidate — Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — is most fit to serve as the next president of the United States, but rather which is least deserving of the office.
For a long time, it has been pretty easy to ignore the whole problem of global climate change.
Congratulations are in order for Texas City High School’s Marching Stingarees band, the 102 members of which have been invited to play during the halftime show of the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio.
Things, if not getting worse, certainly aren't getting any better seven months after Gov. Greg Abbot appointed new leadership with a mandate to overhaul the system.
What Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough described recently as a vision for the Port of Galveston’s future may not be the right one, but discussion about it should continue beyond the backlash his comments generated.
If there’s an upside to the 2016 presidential election, which, as everybody knows, has been plowing through the weeds and beer cans in the ditch beside the low road, it may be that a record number of Texans have registered to vote.
The lawsuit Marathon Petroleum Corp. filed Monday against BP over the condition of the Galveston Bay Refinery when it changed hands in 2013 for about $2.5 billion is, perhaps, mostly an argument between one big energy company and a much bigger energy company over a huge business deal.
Under the school district’s former superintendent Dr. Leland Williams, who was an advocate for providing education programs for students with autism, Dickinson ISD made a substantial investment in its special education programs.
If you watched the presidential debate Sunday night, you missed the best parts of a pretty good football game between the Giants and the Packers.
Some of the most interesting news in Galveston right now is what reporter Marissa Barnett last week called a renaissance underway along Market Street west of 25th Street.
Americans need an attitude adjustment when it comes to how they view and react to the actions of celebrities and powerful people.
Texas should be investing more money in education in general and especially into bilingual education.
The next few years are going to be interesting ones for people who use Interstate 45 between Galveston and Houston, as the Texas Department of Transportation plans to launch a large-scale redo of that vital road.
On Nov. 8, there is a measure on the ballot in Harris County that Galveston Country residents ought to watch.
The Coffee Connection in Texas City last week hosted another one of its ongoing Coffee with a Cop events, giving community members an opportunity to become acquainted with and ask questions of local law enforcement officers.
The Galveston Economic Development Partnership will hold the fifth annual Economic Summit on Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd.
It’s hard to argue with the rationale driving legislation by U.S. Reps. Ed Royce, a California Republican, and Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, aimed at reducing claims against, and expenses incurred by, the National Flood Insurance Program.
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Two contradictory predictions, of sorts, emerged Tuesday during a League City council meeting at which members considered and rejected the idea of launching a second investigation into claims Mayor Pat Hallisey had acted badly.
The meeting Tuesday at which several county commissioners hired a director for the personal bond and collections office was remarkably odd for a couple of reasons and has ramifications for county taxpayers.
Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce spun up a minor squall last week by joining a lawsuit fighting a federal rule governing how employers determine which employees earn a salary, meaning they don’t get overtime pay for hours past 40 in a workweek, and which do get paid at a rate at least 1.5 times higher for those extra hours.
That three people, including one of baseball’s brightest young stars, Jose Fernandez, died in a boating accident that could have been prevented is tragic and heartbreaking.
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.
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.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
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.
Litter and debris along beaches, bay shores and bayous is among the most visible coastal problems, and it’s worse than just unsightly.
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.
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.
Alexis Bellamy of Webster had some advice recently for people who, like her, visit the Social Security Administration office in League City.
Work beginning on a project to ease traffic congestion at Five Corners in League City comes as welcome news to many drivers.
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.
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.
One of the most important things happening in Galveston is happening in the former San Jacinto Elementary School building at 1110 21st St.
Certainly elementary school students won’t openly campaign for homework, but their parents ought to.
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.
There’s a lot still to consider after Hurricane Ike, the eye of which passed over Galveston eight years ago today.
There’s a ruckus brewing that could come to a head Tuesday in Austin over, of all things, a proposed public school history textbook/study guide about Mexican-Americans and their effect on the formation of the melting pot called this country.
People like to say that everything changed after Sept. 11, 2001.
As the great and sadly departed American novelist Kurt Vonnegut pointed out, particularly in “God Bless You Mr. Rosewater,” there may be no greater example of civic commitment than the volunteer firefighter.
September is National Preparedness Month, which is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The designation is meant to get people thinking about being prepared for all sorts of disasters, both natural ones such as earthquakes and man-made ones such as terror attacks and industrial accidents.
Since the program’s inception, owners of eight island houses have signed up to participate, according to Catherine Gorman, the city’s assistant planning director and chief preservation officer.
There’s three magic numbers minor party candidates look at during presidential election — 5, 15 and 25 percent.
Here's an easy way to be a better member of the community: When an emergency vehicle approaches with its lights and sirens going, pull carefully over to the right, stop and let it pass.
If we’re true to our history and traditions, we Americans will spend some time today considering the social and economic conditions of workers.
Two recent events have potential consequences for the Port of Galveston serious enough that anyone benefiting from the cruise industry ought to be paying attention.
Galveston City Council approved Resolution 12-033 under extreme duress on Aug. 28. 2012, four days short of a deadline beyond which lay financial ruin and intense federal scrutiny.
Today is a good day to recall some of the community and business leaders of the previous generation.
As the Texas Space Congressional Caucus prepares to defend the current government dollars allocated to the space program, how much of that money, and any addition funds the group could possibly wrangle, be used to send people into space?
Are Texas’ electoral delegates in play for this presidential election? The Democratic camp would have you think so.
Starting Thursday, Daily News readers will find some additional features with which to stay informed and entertained.
In July, a record number of passengers boarded ships in Galveston. With more than 90,000 people embarking on cruises with Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines, port officials predict about 870,000 cruise passengers will leave from Galveston this year, which would be an increase of about 35,000 from 2015.
Voters in Friendswood should consider one fundamental question above all other questions as they decide whether to support a tax ratification vote scheduled for Sept 10: How important is the quality of the public schools to the quality of life in Friendswood?
Pretty frequently, we devote this space to the promotion of worthy local causes. Today, we’re taking the space on our own behalf, but also on behalf of Galveston County teachers, students, literacy, civic-mindedness and newspapers in general.