A Houston man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for crashing into a 19-year-old woman's car and stealing her vehicle on Interstate 45 in League City.
A Houston man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for crashing into a 19-year-old woman's car and stealing her vehicle on Interstate 45 in League City.
The federal workers' safety agency is investigating a leak at Marathon's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City after a worker was hospitalized from exposure to a dangerous chemical last week.
Near ideal conditions prevailed around the Galveston area Wednesday; however, not many anglers were taking advantage of them.
Friendswood could not hold on for what would have been another signature pre-district win Tuesday, as the Pearland Lady Oilers came from behind to hand the Lady Mustangs a 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 11-15 defeat.
Nearly everybody wonders what the future holds, and some people spend time and money trying to find out in advance.
The Galveston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 has a program honoring veterans past and present with ceiling tiles naming all the awards that these soldiers earned while in service of the United States military.
Labor Day is on the first Monday of September and on the last Monday we will be holding our fourth annual Galveston Living Wage Conference from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston.
The Galveston Fire Department Honor Guard has been in existence since 1991, but due to the small number of trained members and the cost of funding such a group, it has had its ups and downs. However, in the last few years, new life has been breathed into the organization.
What do you know about the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department and the important role that they have played in the community? Did you know that the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department is one of the oldest volunteer departments on the mainland of Galveston County? The Dickinson Historical Society will host members of the Dickinson
An exciting Galveston Symphony season begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston. I encourage you to put the entire concert season on your calendar and to buy your tickets early.
I can only now speculate like most everyone else why an “economic development partnership” would even consider letting a design contract to an Oklahoma firm when there is well proven and vastly superior talent locally experienced with the subject matter. I was moved to watery eyes, when my name was drawn into the conversation repeatedly on the topic of the new logos, posted by William S. Cherry on Facebook under the heading of “Why not our own local expert Michael Alan Basham?” I attempted to refrain from comment. I eventually chimed in with remarks to others’ comments, later to full-blown chest thumping. Having posted my credentials, lists of advertising triumphs and many local accounts who basically included every major account ever on the island, I resigned myself to the fact that the deed was done, the money spent and I was wasting my Facebook breath.
If you or your children are not up-to-date on your vaccination schedule, make an appointment with your primary care physician today.
The state calls them “economically disadvantaged.” I call them hungry: The children that find themselves in households at or below the poverty level. The mother that skips meals to make sure her kids never go without. School-aged kids without access to meals when school is out for the summer.
Academic performance is a priority for Friendswood. Recruiting and retaining quality staff is essential to remain in the top 3 percent of the state in student performance. On Sept. 10, the Friendswood Independent School District will join many other districts by holding a tax ratification election to increase the overall tax rate by two cents. It will require a vote to increase the maintenance and operation rate by 9 cents, while the board of trustees exercised its authority to lower the debt service rate by 7 cents, made possible by refinancing bonds and saving $16.7 million in interest payments.
For the first time in 19 years, as I sit down to write this column, we finally know what happened to Jessica Cain. She was murdered on Aug. 17, 1997, by a serial killer. Six-thousand, seven-hundred and eighty-eight days later, remains were found and then later determined to belong to Jessica.
Galveston has many strange things. Some funny; some not. But as a fairly new permanent resident, I’ve found idiosyncrasies on the island that try ones patience. Some are stupid, some downright dangerous or illegal and many deal with traffic and driving.
Early in Obama’s first term in office I sent him two letters. One said, “either John, Hillary and Joe had it right and you are not qualified to be President, or you are deliberately trying to destroy America.”
News of a capital improvement bond election is proof that this Galveston city council has their priorities straight (“City plans first bond election in more than 10 years,” The Daily News, Aug. 14). Citizens should approve the bonds and make the necessary financial sacrifice. However, voters should also unequivocally demand that all parties that benefit from this financial obligation proportionately sacrifice as well.
Although I was warned not to say anything about Friendswood ISD’s Tax Ratification Election, as the County “Cut Tax” Assessor Collector, I have a duty to the voters who count on me to be their voice.
Internal polling by the Galveston Municipal Police Association determined that a non-competitive benefits package, highlighted by low wages and a troubled pension, are the leading reasons why officers are seeking employment elsewhere.
It is time for us to drop off our daughter Dallas at Sam Houston State University and I started thinking about when I left for Texas A&M University in August 1989. I had received an academic scholarship, but my success was not mine alone.
I'm a somewhat compassionate fellow, so I looked around for a reasonably solid bottom where I could beach the boat and put the fish back in the water. I chose wrong, for the bottom was muddy, and as I stepped out of the boat I slipped in the mud, and my feet went out from under me.
Galveston County Crime Stoppers is committed to its mission to solve and prevent serious crime in Galveston County, in partnership with citizens, media and the criminal justice system. We’re focused today on Public Safety and Crime Prevention.
Marissa Barnett's article "Anglers divided on red snapper fisheries plan" (The Daily News, Aug. 7) is a wonderful summary of the comments publicized by all sides of the red snapper debate. However, let's dig beyond the "talking points."
State funding for Texas community colleges took a big hit in the most recent session of the Texas Legislature. While four-year colleges were granted increases, a total of $24 million was cut from the budgets of Texas community colleges and technical schools.
We often hear new patients at Coastal Health and Wellness comment about how the facility and service exceeded their expectations. These common remarks highlight how lucky we are in Galveston County to have a beautiful and modern community health center that rivals and often surpasses many private practices.
I’m writing this guest column in response to the article “Stronger Bonds,” (The Daily News, July 26) regarding a town hall meeting that took place where officials were requesting community policing in Galveston.
Fall is football season in Texas. That brings with it the sounds of marching bands across the state. There are band students out on practice fields, in rehearsal halls and in practice rooms preparing for their performances.
Yes, I am talking about the hateful cartoon of the United States of America's most beautiful first lady, Michelle Obama.
How did charity begin?
Turtle Island Restoration Network and Texas A&M University at Galveston have successfully completed another sea turtle nesting season. Seventy-two miles of beach were covered from Rollover Pass on Bolivar Peninsula to Surfside Beach on Follet’s Island, including the east and west ends of Galveston Island.
I chaired the Park Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2010. To say those were tumultuous years is an understatement, but I was fortunate to have a wonderful board. We argued and fought, but most of the time we were able to come to agreements with the give and take it requires to operate a multifaceted governmental organization. We respected each other, even when there were differences of opinion, and we never went behind each other’s backs for the sake of harming another board member or staff.
African-American Historic Preservation Committee is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving, documenting and promoting Afro-American historical and cultural heritage in Galveston County. It is comprised of members keenly aware of the vital significance of preserving and exploring, in greater depth, our rich history and culture.
Amid all of the divisive rhetoric that is being spewed nationally, it is very impressive that our community has been dealing with police and communities of color for over three years. I am grateful that when I approached Chief Robert Burby and his administrative staff, Chief Burby immediately recognized the benefit that could come from such interaction. I reported back to other community leaders, and all agreed that this was a worthwhile endeavor. When our community leaders and Chief Burby approached our mayor with a proposal to begin the meetings, we were given the green light.
Recently, I have read and heard a lot from Galveston residents about striking a balance between our visitors and those of us who are fortunate enough to live here. I can tell you that many vacationers have decided to become residents because of their vacation experience.
Voting is the most important action we do as Americans. Yet, in the last few years, Texas politicians have made voting more difficult, reversing decades of progress. These methods are aimed at certain groups of people, whose interests differ significantly from those in power.
The mission of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, established in 1845, is to promote and advocate for business and community development, and to foster a healthy community where businesses can thrive.
Every year, the U.S. State Department issues multiple travel alerts. On May 31, Americans were alerted to the dangers posed by traveling to Europe, specifically France, which was hosting the European Soccer Championship and Tour de France cycling race.
Have you ever wondered how you can help a sexual assault survivor? If you would like to make a difference in the life of a survivor, please join us July 30 at our seventh annual Casino for Cause in the Davison Ballroom at the Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. For more information, call 409-443-0523, or visit www.rccgc.org.
When women work in a traditionally male-dominated industry, the topic of biases can be like walking on ice. Sometimes our male colleagues are willing and open to the conversation and some are enjoying living life in denial. It’s like they are truly operating in an episode of “Mad Men.”
Angela Wilson’s column, “Enough is enough; where do we go from here?” (The Daily News, July 14) eloquently mirrors the voice of millions of blacks who are heartsick about what they see as police hurting them on a daily basis instead of protecting them. The tragic shootings of young blacks by police officers are actually very rare, and most are not race based — but that’s another story to be endlessly debated.
Current and prospective members and friends are invited to a special “Team GINTC” Membership Party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 27 in the League Building’s Top Gallant Room upstairs at 2301 The Strand in Galveston.
My family and I recently went on vacation for nine days: a road trip of 2,750 miles to Myrtle Beach, S.C. I drove the entire trip because that is the example my Dad set for me. On Day 1, we loaded up at 1:30 a.m. and I drove to Montgomery, Ala. As I reached Orange, I remembered the family story of how my paternal grandfather always stopped in Orange to get gas when he was headed to Mississippi. Stopping in Louisiana wasn’t safe.
Angela Wilson’s column (“Enough is enough; where do we go from here?” The Daily News, July 14). was basically right and fair to both sides, but in my opinion incomplete. It lacked a solution to the symptoms of the problem.
“So Long Frank Lloyd Wright” is a wistful ballad by Simon and Garfunkel lamenting that “Architects may come and architects may go and never change your point of view.” Recently, I met one who did.
In response to Bill Cochrane’s guest column (“Snappers Wars not exactly what columnist argued,” The Daily News, July 7) that was in response to my article (“Snapper fight about who owns the Gulf, its bounty,” The Daily News, June 30), I felt I must respond.
Orlando was the last bloody straw — until Dallas. AR-15 and AK-47 rifles should be flat out banned.
The Iron Man race with its hefty upfront $75,000 fee is the most recent example of how the actions of park board trustees ignore input from residents.
The state of play is about to change in Galveston.
I’m really here to talk about Camp Wild at the State Park here on Galveston Island.
The opinion stated by Bill Cochrane on the red snapper debacle is revealing (“Snappers Wars not exactly what columnist argued,” The Daily News, July 7).
In 2011, Kiwanis International joined UNICEF and the World Health Organization in a global campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the earth. The financial goal for Kiwanis was to raise $110 million for the project. Neonatal tetanus has been the lethal consequence of unsanitary deliveries and umbilical cord care practices. When tetanus is present, mortality rates are high, especially in areas where appropriate medical care is not available.
The University of Texas lost another football game on Thanksgiving last year, but some good did come from it. Our family pregame tailgate Thanksgiving feast gave Jon an opportunity to recruit me for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. When friends ask Jon and I how we are related, the simple answer is that we share grandchildren.
In response to Charlie Everts’ guest column “Snapper fight about who owns the Gulf, its bounty” (The Daily News, June 30): His first statement is very telling. He says the snapper issue “pits commercial fishermen against recreational fishermen.” That’s true, but the snapper fishery is not set up that way, for this very reason.
Recently, my family faced a crisis — the Magical Journey Montessori School, where my toddler attends, announced it was closing its doors in July.
In response to the letter by Angela Crummett (“Why are our palm trees dying on the island?” The Daily News, June 25): What a great question. Unfortunately, like most really good questions, there’s no easy answer especially when the patient is 40-feet tall and if we ask, we most likely won’t receive a reply. So it’s time to play detective and investigate the events that ultimately overwhelmed their defenses resulting in their demise.
College of the Mainland has been in crisis for several years. Many people know about the wrongful terminations, mistreatment of employees, racism, lawsuits, massive legal expenses and decline of educational quality. Only one group on campus has stood up for employees and students — COM-Unity, the employee union. In response, the board of trustees and administration have tried to destroy COM-Unity by firing its president, its secretary, its scholarship committee chairwoman and other members; by ending payroll deductions for union dues; and by creating a climate of intimidation in which professors and staff are afraid to join.
It was a beautiful, bright morning; people I encountered had content and smiling faces.
Life on Earth is short, but salvation in Christ is eternal.
True patriotism is building our country, unifying its diverse people behind the common goal of achieving our “unalienable” rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” and recognizing that the purpose of government is “to secure these rights,” as the Declaration of Independence frames it.
I have read many editorials in The Daily News the last 50 years, but this one is as biased as any I have read. It is clear The Daily News is 100 percent opposed to the current commissioners court and will do anything to defeat them.
The Gulf red snapper issue pits commercial fishermen against recreational fishermen.
Hi Orf, have you been watching the political campaigns?
When a society slides from E pluribus Unum into a warring fractionated, belligerent society there has to be a cause. Obviously, only the federal government is powerful enough to cause a change in our entire society. How do we isolate the primary culprit? Answer, we must find the most prevalent common denominator. Statistics reveal that for the past 50 years, the majority of Congress and all of the Supreme Court and three of the seven elected presidents were trained lawyers. Lawyers qualify as the common denominator.