Those of us who have lived through hurricanes know that the single most important thing you can do is to get your family together and make a plan.
Friday’s news that Texas City Independent School District would have to return $8 million in the form of a tax refund to Valero Energy Corp. was rife with irony.
As a part of National Bike Month, the city of Galveston is gearing up to raise awareness of newly installed bike lanes as well as encourage bike safety on the island.
It’s obvious in retrospect, but we admit having had no idea that devotion to, and fear for the safety of, pets presented such a huge barrier to women wanting to leave abusive relationships.
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The Daily News on April 23 launched a major series of articles called “Bullied to the Brink,” in which we’ll attempt over about six weeks to illuminate what some authorities have called a national crisis — the prevalence and consequences of bullying in schools and in the larger community thr…
News being what it is, it’s easy to start thinking that a lot is wrong with education these days. And while public schools are flying against headwinds stronger perhaps than ever before, there’s an awful lot going right with public education.
You have, no doubt, noticed by now that your Daily News has changed. We’re flying a new flag, there are some new things to read and some things you usually see on Sundays aren’t where they were.
One of life’s vexations for anyone with a home and at least a sliver of environmental conscience is what to do with household hazardous waste and other detritus that shouldn’t go into municipal refuse collection systems and end up in a landfill.
In the middle of an increasingly ugly storm surrounding immigration and refugee travel, Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough stepped forward Monday night to offer a sincere gesture of kindness and compassion.
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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 …
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.
Art is in the eye of the beholder — and that is exactly what a Houston artist who goes by GONZO247, the Houston Zoo, and the local Galveston Park Board of Trustees hopes happens to those walking along the sandy shoreline beneath Galveston’s seawall.
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.
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.
Hundreds of news organizations, civic groups, libraries, nonprofit groups and even some governmental subdivisions are celebrating Sunshine Week — which is not about the weather, but instead is meant to drum up awareness about the importance of open government and the dangers of its alternative.
We have written numerous stories in the past few months about the Region H water plan that covers a 15-county area, including Galveston, Brazoria and Harris counties.
Galveston County has a stormy history. The county still bares the scars from Hurricane Ike in 2008; Tuesday was the 32nd anniversary of Hurricane Alicia; and Sunday marked 100 years since the 1915 storm, which was the second major storm to hit Galveston in the 20th century.
Despite having only three of its possible eight commissioners present, the League City Planning and Zoning Commission was able Monday to legally meet.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
In an ongoing effort to engage our readers and encourage debate, The Galveston County Daily News made a few adjustments to the guidelines for posting comments in the GalvNews.com forums.
A talk Monday by Ed McMahon, senior fellow for sustainable development at the Urban Land Institute, offered Galveston an opportunity and a challenge.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard a case that could expand the definition of legal marriage to include a binding action between two individuals, regardless of sexual orientation.
State Rep. Jason Villalba, a Dallas Republican, has proposed legislation that would make it a crime, a Class B misdemeanor, for ordinary citizens to get within 25 feet to film, photograph or otherwise document a police officer performing his duties.
Recent news about former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s decision to use her personal email account exclusively for government business shows the ongoing battle over the public’s right to know what our officials are doing, and those officials’ constant efforts to hide their actions from the light of public scrutiny.
Galveston City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a sweeping revision of the city’s land-use regulations. The document at issue has been four years in the making and is meant to shape the city’s character for the next 50 or so years.