Seven months after being accused in federal of running an unconstitutional bail system, Galveston County leaders say they have implemented reforms. On Friday, the ACLU said those changes don't go far enough.
Weather this weekend will be fairly good overall with sunny to partly cloudy skies and only a low chance of rain on Sunday. There will be a slight fly in the ointment as brisk southerly winds will bring increasing humidity levels back to our area along with warmer temperature. Still, the out…
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday used emergency powers to suspend part of the Texas Insurance Code and block a proposed increase to windstorm insurance rates on policies sold through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies on Thursday morning were searching for a man who fell from the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry on Wednesday evening.
Coastal Flood Watches and Advisories are in effect for Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula through tomorrow night. Brisk east to southeast winds as a result of from high pressure to the east and low pressure to the north and west, are already resulting in tides running 1-2 feet above normal.
County commissioners on Monday will consider submitting four applications to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for repair work by the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey last year.
Fourteen months after Harvey made landfall, the Texas General Land Office, which manages the state’s disaster housing recovery programs, has not yet begun accepting applications for major housing recovery programs.
The high pressure that brought welcome relief in terms of sunshine and mostly dry conditions is slowly lifting off to the east as a low pressure trough deepens to our west and moves east. This will set the stage for a gradual increase in clouds and rain chances, though it looks as though the…
The state's top insurance overseer will decide in two weeks whether to approve or reject a proposed 10 percent rate hike to residential and commercial wind storm rates.
Welcome sunshine has returned to our area after one of the wettest spells ever. This past month gave our area the second wettest September and the third wettest month ever. In addition, it may surprise nobody to learn that September, 2018 had more days with measurable rainfall (22) than any …
Clear Creek Independent School District’s Board of Trustees on Monday approved a change to the tax rate that gives officials more money for maintenance and operations, while keeping the overall property rate steady, officials said.
Despite an absence of any hurricanes or tropical storms along the upper-Texas coast, September, 2018 will not easily be forgotten. It is already the 3rd wettest month ever (topped only by Harvey influenced August, 2017 and an exceedingly wet September, 1885 in which some of the rainfall was …
County commissioners on Monday pushed back against Galveston County Judge Mark Henry’s plan to cut off annual payments to three fire departments for mutual aid services.
A second woman is suing the University of Texas Medical Branch and several of its employees, asserting she was the victim of a racial discrimination campaign.
Galveston County plans to join other local governments in seeking a portion a $14.7 billion settlement Volkswagen, the German carmaker, made with the U.S. government.
Texas City High School teacher Sharnnetta Goins has been instructing students in cosmetology for 24 years and comes from a long line of cosmetologists, she said.
A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and accused of causing thousands of dollars of damage to rental trailer he lived in with his girlfriend earlier this year, police said.
In the months after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School, districts across Galveston County have poured millions of dollars into campus security upgrades, but some education experts argue improvement in mental health programs is more important.
Thousands of mailboxes around Galveston County receive letters from NASA this week asking for volunteers to participate in project to study sonic booms.
A 38-year-old man was arrested Friday, days after he allegedly exposed himself to a 11-year-old child inside a Bacliff discount store, the Galveston Sheriff's Office said.
Heavy rains overnight and this morning have led to widespread street flooding in Galveston. Unfortunately, radar trends show a band of rain training across the island and northwest Gulf of Mexico.
Thunderstorms rumbled across Galveston County early this morning, bringing more rain to the already water-logged area. So far this month, Scholes Field in Galveston has picked up 13.78 inches of rain already, while the National Weather Service Office in League City had recorded 12.80 inches …
A torrential early morning rain storm swamped Texas City on Tuesday morning, forcing schools to close, damaging the local community college and flooding some homes in the city.
A Bacliff gentlemen’s club has until Friday to respond to an exotic dancer’s lawsuit claiming it did not pay her minimum wage or time and a half for overtime work, court records show.
The county plans to shuffle some staff positions as part of a plan to finally step up enforcement against game rooms that operate illegally in unincorporated areas of Galveston County.
Monday brought brief bouts of heavy rain and minimal flooding to Galveston County, but local officials are keeping an eye on the Gulf and the possibility of wet weather through the rest of the week.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through tomorrow as heavy downpours rolled into Galveston as expected. A stalled frontal boundary along the coast, a coastal trough and abundant moisture are the main drivers behind this stormy outlook. Although we may see a break in the rain this evening, th…
For the eighth year in a row, Galveston County commissioners voted to lower the county's property tax rate, while still approving a budget that forecasts more money being collected from property taxes than the year before.
Tropical Storm Gordon officially formed early Monday, but projections had the storm steering away from the Texas coast, according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy rains overnight brought from 3- 5 inches of rain to much of Galveston County by 7 a.m. and continued heavy rainfall this morning has added another 4-5 inches, causing widespread street flooding around the City of Galveston. The downpours are a result of a trough along the coast interac…
A tropical disturbance hovering near the Bahamas has a higher chance of developing into a storm or depression, but meteorologists weren’t certain Sunday what path the storm will take through the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.
Meteorologists are monitoring a tropical disturbance near the Bahamas that could move into the Gulf of Mexico, and possibly onto the Texas coast, during the week, according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy rain will be possible in Galveston County on Sunday and Monday as a couple of weak disturbances and a deep pool of moisture work their way west toward the upper-Texas coast.
You could hear a pin drop as Little Brother Justin struggled to find the words. He had just been asked to tell his Big Brother how it felt to have him in his life.
An upper-level disturbance moving through the region could mean a wet Labor Day weekend for residents and visitors in Galveston County, according to the National Weather Service.
Three out of every five Texas beaches were unsafe to swim at because of high bacteria at least once in 2017, according to a new report released Thursday by Texas environmental activists.
Three top local leaders on Tuesday called on Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush to personally look into complaints they have about Hurricane Harvey recovery effort.
Our weather this summer has been influenced by a massive upper-level high pressure system that has dominated the southern half of the country. Initially anchored over the Southwestern U.S., it periodically shifted east into Texas and beyond. This has led to our prolonged spells of hot, mostl…
A coastal barrier system being designed for the Galveston area by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could cost between $14 billion and $19 billion, corps officials said this week.