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Although storm systems have moved across Texas on a regular basis, rain is still needed in most of Galveston County as we move through the third week of April. The system that passed through the area on Friday and Saturday brought only 0.01 inch of rain to Galveston and only 0.13 inch to Lea…

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With an 8-6 victory on Wednesday night the Houston Astros swept the New York Yankees for the first time in franchise history. The win also wrapped up the first homestand sweep of 6+ games for the Astros since 2004.

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A developing storm system and area of low pressure over the central Plains will result in gusty winds and Small Craft Advisories for Galveston Bay and offshore Gulf waters. The winds are a result of an intense storm moving out of the Rockies into the Plains. This storm will bring prodigious …

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Spring weather is returning after winter paid a brief and gusty visit to Galveston County. The good news is that, if intermediate to long-term forecasts hold, we may be in for a long spell of mild, spring weather. Maximum temperatures should climb well into the 70’s in the Galveston-Houston …

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Despite off-and-on rain showers, visitors flocked to the Galveston County Fairgrounds for the 2019 Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in Hitchcock on Saturday.  Area youth tried their hand at mutton bustin' and showed some of the livestock they have raised. The fair continues throughout the wee…

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The 2019 Galveston County Fair and Rodeo officially kicked off at the fairgrounds in Hitchcock on Friday night. Hundreds of area youngsters were on hand to show their livestock, stroll the midway and enjoy food, music and attractions. Friday night's festivities also featured a bull riding ev…

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A number of people have commented on the rather dramatic line of thunderstorms that rolled across Galveston County on Monday night. They were particularly curious about the fact that most forecasts put the chances of thunderstorm development at only 20-30% and a few media outlets called for …

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Spring will officially arrive on Wednesday, accompanied by a full moon and probably clear enough skies to make for a fine spring evening. Sunny skies through the end of week may also cheer up those weary of the persistent clouds, fog and rain that have prevailed over the past couple of month…

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A strong cold front sent overnight temperatures plunging to as low as 30 degrees over inland parts of the county. Fortunately, as predicted, Galveston Island and areas close to the bay, avoided freezing temperatures with morning lows of 35 degrees at Scholes International Airport in Galvesto…

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Mardi Gras! Galveston 2019 kicked off Friday night in downtown Galveston with the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Parade and the Galveston County Daily News Funky Uptown Umbrella Parade. The two week event continues Saturday with numerous parades and live music performances.