Texas City kicks off the holidays Thursday with their annual Christmas parade.
Texas City kicks off the holidays Thursday with their annual Christmas parade.
With Clear Creek ISD serving in its annual hosting roles, the Carlisle-Krueger Classic boys basketball tournament and the Peggy Whitley Classic girls basketball tournament commenced Thursday.
In reaction by the administration to a white nationalist being invited to speak at the Texas A&M campus was right.
Galveston's Undersea Warfare Center will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with special tours of it naval exhibits.
The 50th reunion of the Ball High School Class of 1966 was held at Boudreaux's on the Bayou with an absolutely fantastic turn out!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gov. Greg Abbott should call a special session to address the state’s school funding formula.
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.
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.
More than 1,400 volunteers gathered one week ago, to collect trash along Galveston beaches as part of the annual Texas Adopt-a-Beach spring cleanup.
During the past month on its Sunday Lifestyle front page, The Daily News began a series looking at the issues facing both teenagers and their parents.
This is Small Business Week in Texas City.
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.
Several things are worth noting in the story of the Gustafson family of Friendswood.
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.”
Texas can no longer refuse same-sex couples the right to marry, nor can it refuse to recognize their marriages performed in other state.
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.
Texas is on the verge of becoming the 45th state to allow open carry of handguns after the state House passed a bill last week clearing the way.
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.
Do you know an everyday hero? Someone who does little things without expecting anything in return?
Congratulations to Galveston Ball High graduate and now Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans on being named a finalist for NFL Rookie of the Year.
We can’t agree with Texas City Police Chief Robert Burby’s assessment of whether H.T.’s Lounge may constitute a problem for the local community.
The inevitable second-guessing of police officer Christopher Ham’s actions during a fatal shooting Friday morning at a Texas City nightclub has begun on social media and on protest signs appearing at a rally Sunday evening.
It strikes us as a bit premature for the indefatigable activist Quanell X to have held a rally demanding a federal investigation and that law enforcement release video of Friday’s deadly police shooting at a Texas City nightclub.
The shooting death of Carlton Wayne Smith, 20, in the parking lot of a Texas City nightclub early Friday morning was similar in one important way to the August killing of Michael Brown that plunged Ferguson, Mo., into violent chaos.
The Senior Share Program started when Kevin Yackly, owner of Grand Prize Barbecue in Texas City, noticed that some senior citizens were hanging around the restaurant during the holidays. They had no family in the area and were blue. He invited them home.
If you’re a veteran, thank you for your service.
Sooner or later, a patient with a deadly virus will be brought to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. What should islanders think?
GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch’s role in fighting Ebola and similar diseases is going to expand. What institution is better equipped? Which has better people with better training?
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, which issues an annual report on banned books in public schools, ranked Clear Creek school district No. 2 in terms of the highest number of books that were challenged.
County commissioners and the county’s district judges — on paper — are quarreling about who can hire and fire the director of the justice administration department.
Are you interested in ideas about ways to reform the state’s scheme for funding public education as to ensure every Jane and Johnny can learn to read?
Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry was in Galveston on Wednesday, reminding people to register to vote.
Today, Americans will remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. We’ll remember the people who died and the people who acted heroically in the face of tragedy.
Recently a young girl, no more than 8 or 9, clutched a copy of The Daily News close to her chest. She was standing in line with a group of other classmates. All held a newspaper in their hands.
Six years after Hurricane Ike, there’s a palpable sense of fatigue.
The Daily News, in a letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, contends that the La Marque Independent School District is skirting that state’s open records law.