NASA and Boeing Space Exploration mark a major milestone in nation's return to space.
NASA and Boeing Space Exploration mark a major milestone in nation's return to space.
She wants to be king – but Texas City school officials say this high school senior doesn't meet the criteria.
When Zach Henry moved to Texas City from Tampa, Fla., in the seventh grade, the biggest adjustment he had to make was to the weather.
Despite a full slate of high school football games, readers probably noticed coverage was a little light when they opened their Saturday newspapers.
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.
Galveston Bay is one of the largest — and most important — estuaries on the Gulf Coast.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
It’s easy to look over our lives and regret the things we’ve done. But really, we should be regretting the things we didn’t do.
Ryder Cup play between the U.S. and Europe begins this Friday morning. Ball High and Texas City High are offering a warm-up for those matches as they utilize a modified Ryder Cup format in the second annual “Battle of the Causeway.”
Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
Four players recorded perfect scores on opening day of the Galveston Island Thursday Night Tennis League.
In the NFL, even the best teams need some good fortune to come their way in order to be successful — just ask 2015 preseason Super Bowl hopefuls Green Bay and Dallas about what some key bad breaks can do.
It’s a busy weekend on Galveston Island, with a downtown 5K race Saturday and a bayside triathlon scheduled for Sunday. Both are inclusive events that welcome participants of all abilities.
With another 24-6A season set to get underway Friday, now is as good a time as any to look ahead at one of the state’s most under-appreciated football districts.
Every one of us has goals or life experiences we would like to accomplish. But for some reason, we continue to give excuses that keep us from pursuing them. What are you waiting for?
Houston Texans kicker Nick Novak’s game-sealing field goal was ugly, which made it pretty fitting for Sunday’s 19-12 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Man Cave Cigar Lounge in League City made national headlines when its anti-Colin Kaepernick protest went viral on social media. Outside the shop on Marina Bay Drive, a red T-shirt with Kaepernick’s name and No. 7 is duct-taped to the sidewalk as a doormat.
If the National Football League decides to have a Bonehead Player of the Year Award, then Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams certainly has early dibs on it.
One of Galveston's biggest tennis buffs is putting together final details for another Galveston Island Thursday Night Tennis League.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association came up with a good one, or rather 2,500 of them. The study found that people who reached the recommended amount of exercise spent $2,500 less on health care than their less-exercising peers.
Long overdue, the sports section will begin running a regular column from the sports editor, which will appear weekly on Thursdays. The main focus of the column will be some added perspective and analysis of the local high school beat with the occasional thoughts on college and professional sports issues peppered in, as well.
Through the years, there have been many people asking me for advice with diets, exercise and stress relief. I typically guide them in the proper direction, according to their situation.
The PGA regular season is over and the NFL season has just begun. I hope your favorite team won just as did mine. Or not. I’m an unapologetic Texans fan for life — no matter what.
Coming off a 4-0 preseason, armed with plenty of shiny new toys on offense and with star defensive end J.J. Watt returning, Texans fans probably expected a lightning-quick start en route to an obliteration of the Chicago Bears.
The two officials weren’t the only ones in the Big 12 Conference to have a rough weekend. Several of the league's teams also had rough days Saturday, as the Big 12 limped to a 4-5 mark despite being favored in seven of nine games.
Everything’s coming together for Saturday’s Galveston County Daily New Press Run, even some spectacular weather. All that’s left is to get a good night’s rest and hop on the shuttle bus in the morning.
Friendswood’s Alex Wachowicz claimed the boys 16-and-under singles red division at the Houston Tennis Association’s National Junior Tennis & Learning September Challenger 2-Day tournament.
We’ve all heard the expression, “Is the glass half full or half empty?” I read once from a positive thinker that you should not look at it that way and just keep filling the glass. Now if you really think about it, that’s a powerful statement.
Although a real hint of fall has yet to fill the air, King Football is in evidence at all levels.
When Nolan Frese first arrived at the Seattle Seahawks training facility in Renton, Wash., he caught himself staring one day as All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman challenged a teammate to a game of ping pong.
It’s no secret that staying active is good for mental and physical health, and now more and more companies are finding that it’s good for business, too.
Clear Creek High School’s brother-sister tandem of Alejandra and Gabriel Lopez made themselves right at home at the 97th annual Beaumont Labor Day Tennis Classic.
As parents, one of the best lessons we can teach our children is to get back up after being knocked down. These lessons will be needed throughout their whole lives.
Never heard of a “links lite” golf course? Well, now you have, and it’s coming soon to an area not so far from your newspaper.
In just a few short months, Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller has gone from head-scratcher to head-turner.
Kenith Pope has had a hand in numerous victories for the Oklahoma Sooners.
As the summer winds down, runners start to ask themselves a different set of questions: How much longer until the first cold front? When are the next shoe updates coming out? And most importantly, am I ready to tackle the causeway?
Friendswood’s Olivia Massie and Megan Chu both were named top seeds for this weekend’s 97th annual Beaumont Labor Day Tennis Classic.
The Rainbow Connection, now known as Childhood Cancer Connection Inc. (CCCI), was established in 1984 to support children living with cancer and blood disorders and their families.
Since turning pro last summer, Terran Petteway has become well-traveled.
Relax fans. This Brock Osweiler kid on whom the Texans spent a ton of cash to bring to Houston, maybe he’ll work out just fine.
There is some truth to the rumor that Golfsmith — a Texas golfing institution — is considering filing for bankruptcy while actively searching for a new owner.
Even though the 2016 Olympics are almost over, there is still plenty of running to watch.
League City’s unseeded Carter Crookston won the boys’ 14-and-under singles “A” draw at the Bob Faulkner Super Championship Junior Major Zone tennis tournament in Tyler.
Have you ever noticed obese parents typically have obese children? How about athletic parents raising children athletes?
The International Olympic Committee and the International Golf Federation got a lucky bounce Sunday when reigning champions of the most recent PGA Tour majors, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, locked into what greatly resembled a match play finish, while American Matt Kuchar added to the excitement by equaling the “modern” Olympic scoring record with a 63 that earned him the bronze medal and nearly put him into a playoff for the gold.
Tom Herman hasn’t shied away from speaking up on matters that affect the football program at the University of Houston.
Runners who aren’t scared of the dark will have a rare treat Saturday night. They can run a 5K or a 10K while having a front-row seat for meteor showers that are expected to be the brightest in years.
League City’s Clark Crookston won the boys’ 16-and-under singles red division at the Katy Championship Major Zone tennis tournament.
Recently, my daughter Daylyn tried out and made the freshman high school volleyball team. Daylyn explained to me how there’s such a big difference in skills between the varsity players compared to the subvarsity teams.
According to Susan’s account, her grandfather, Tony, never even attempted to exit his vehicle after the crash; he just sat there, uninjured and miffed, waiting for the police to arrive.
For all of the returning talent from last season’s Peach Bowl-winning squad coupled with the incoming players from the highest-rated signing class in program history, a major on-field question beyond the X’s and O’s remains for UH.
If doing a triathlon is three times as much fun as a footrace, next weekend will be five times as much with a competitive swim and sprint scheduled for Aug. 13 and a triathlon clinic on Aug. 14, both at Texas A&M University at Galveston.
This could be a big winning weekend for League City’s Crookston family.
More than one person has had some kind of twist on the story of my recently mangled 7-iron, my long ago mangled nose, or both. Now, here’s your chance to share a story and win a free Coney Island at Sonny’s Place.
Those fans who followed this year’s College World Series likely became familiar with the story of Micah Ahern. The 7-year-old boy from Arlington was not only the TCU Horned Frogs biggest supporter, but he also was an adopted member of the team.
Each morning, we wake to a full day of choices. Every thought and every action is based on a series of choices.
The Sandy Shoes Fun Run returns to Stewart Beach in Galveston on Aug. 6. The race benefits the Dennis B. Koi Cancer Treatment Fund, a charity which helps cancer patients who have financial needs.
Friendswood’s Alexandria and Xavier Carbone-Larson each won singles titles at the Aggieland Junior Open tennis tournament in College Station.
We all have strengths and weaknesses in every category of life. This includes job experience, relationships, spiritual, self-confidence, diets and habits.
Golfers talk about rakes. Should they be placed in or outside the bunker? Should they be made of metal, plastic, wood or some combination? Why are they always positioned most inconveniently from where I need them?
Nick Williams entered his first season at Triple-A this year expecting he’d have to make some adjustments — especially to the opposing pitchers.
Aug. 6 brings a new race to the county as the Night Moves trail run comes to Jack Brooks Park. The race offers a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, all on the mountain biking trails at the Hitchcock park.
The city of Galveston Parks and Recreation Department’s free six-week summer tennis program came to a close Friday with a medals presentation for all its Team Galveston players.