With Friday’s deadly school shooting, Santa Fe, Texas, is at the center of the media universe. And by extension, so is Galveston County and the state of Texas. This is our moment to help others — both in the past and future — on how to best deal with such a tragic and human crisis.
Specious arguments, it seems, are a natural byproduct of terrible events such as the shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School in which eight children and two adults were shot dead and more than a dozen others were wounded.
Following Friday’s school shooting at Santa Fe High School, most of us in Galveston County are feeling mad, hurt, confused and noticeably numb. Professionals will say this is normal. But what is not normal is the reason for the why.
It should have been just another beautiful spring day on the Texas coast. It should have been a day for high school students and their teachers to think about the coming summer break. All the dread should have been about final exams, the outcome of those state-mandated tests that had seemed …
Texas Sen. John Cornyn deserves thanks and support for having the courage to stand up against an ill-conceived and narrowly beneficial tariff on Canadian paper and standing up for the best interests of the U.S. paper industry, the U.S. publishing industry and about 600,000 U.S. workers whose…
In 1977, the Galveston Academic Excellence Club created the Top 50 Awards as a way to recognize outstanding students in local schools, both public and private. Tuesday night, just as it has done for more than 40 years, the club recognized 50 young people who have pursued excellence in academ…
June is a time to celebrate because it signals the beginning of the summer. For those of us along the Texas coast, however, it has a dual meaning. We're talking, of course, about the start of hurricane season.
If you’re a Galveston resident registered to vote and haven’t already cast a ballot in favor of Galveston Independent School District’s $31 million May bond referendum, today is the day.
We argued in February that Texas City public school trustees had done the right thing by voting to call a $136.1 million bond proposition for voters to consider during a May referendum.
The Daily News has a long-standing policy against publishing letters and guest columns backing candidates on Election Day. In every election, just as voters go to the polls, we get last-minute allegations of facts we can’t verify. Turning the editorial pages over to those kinds of allegation…
Saturday marks 140 years since the birth of Jack Johnson, one of Galveston’s most famous sons, and an island native for whom a small measure of justice has been denied for too long.
Beginning Sunday, home-delivery subscribers and single-copy buyers of The Daily News each week will receive a brand-new entertainment guide in their newspapers.
For years, the policy at The Daily News has been to allow people without paid subscriptions to read and post comments on any content we’ve made free on our website, provided they registered a username and password.
On Friday night, the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized a special group of individuals and businesses helping move the quickly growing community forward.
Each year, our local chambers of commerce in Galveston County take time to recognize those who they wish to thank for a job well done in helping foster a stronger business community.
The timing of Friendswood attorney Greg Enos’ accusations against Judge Lonnie Cox — less than two months before early voting begins in a bitter GOP primary race pitting Cox against incumbent County Judge Mark Henry — was unfortunate.
Odds are, if you are reading this newspaper, you are already a fan of Galveston County. The mix of breathtaking nature, diverse cultures, unique people, powerful industry and downright good-hearted community is second to none. I’d challenge you to find a comparable small stretch of land (onl…
If you plan to ring in the new year with a few drinks and haven’t planned how you’ll get around without driving yourself, take a few minutes to do that today.
We at The Daily News would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas. We would also like to extend our best wishes to those who celebrated Hanukkah (Dec. 12-20), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26) or simply the remarkable gift of life. There is nothing more precious.
There is an overly narrow and dangerous proposal working through the U.S. Department of Commerce with a very real potential of making access to your local newspaper and the valuable content more expensive and difficult to gather.
Monica Millican, president of the Friends of League City Animal Shelter, is absolutely justified in her concern about the mental health of whoever set three kittens ablaze last month, leaving them badly injured and scarred for life.
If you ever needed a reminder of what a wonderful community Galveston County is, you don’t need to look any further than an update to the story of the Christmas tree atop The Daily News.
Each year on Christmas morning, thousands of children in Galveston County awaken to the uncomfortable reminder that they live in a home facing difficult financial challenges.
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.
Recently, we warned about the inevitable appearance of scam charities hoping to capitalize on the spike in charitable giving that also inevitably happens after disasters such as Hurricane Ike.
There is little more sacred in Texas than Friday night football. And Clear Creek Independent School District’s offering of free admission to two home football games today is an excellent gesture in community building following Harvey and the epic flooding and damage across our communities.
Saturday, we wrote about avoiding the bad actors that inevitably will arrive in the county to take advantage of people needing repairs at their homes and businesses.
The floods of Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in a lot of people, but they inevitably will wash some of the worst kinds of people out of their burrows and into the county.
We’ve expended a lot of words in this space over the past week or more praising rescuers, both official and freelance, who turned up, often unbidden, to help people escape the flood.
Galveston County leaders are right in asking federal emergency officials for a housing program that allows contractors to make damaged houses livable in a shorter amount of time.