Island residents, businesses and tourists alike were caught off guard when officials made an 11th-hour decision to close beaches in Galveston for Fourth of July weekend. As the last big holiday of the summer approaches, the question is whether they should be closed again.
With social distancing and virtual learning disrupting arts education, students and teachers are turning their sights to honing skills, rather than getting ready for a performance.
The Big 12 Conference was the last Power 5 Conference to announce its football schedule. With that done, what will college football look like and what should the NCAA do?
Development debate: News last week that a real estate consulting firm had acquired one of the last tracts with direct beach access on the island’s West End generated much buzz, but not all of it was celebratory.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Galveston County Animal Resource Center has seen its animal population decline, though it's still taking in animals in need.
Builders scramble to find materials for new homes, renovation projects.
A young man wearing a protective black bandanna walks across the restaurant to take our order. My wife and I are in a once-bustling mining community in West Texas; now, a locally claimed ghost town.
While near perfect conditions are prevailing around the Galveston Bay Complex and offshore, it is a good time to get out and fish if heat is not a problem.
August usually brings one of the area’s most unique races, the Galveston Sand Crab 5K and 10K. Many local runners looked forward to it each year because it combined two elements rare in races, running on the sand and running at night.
Our introduction to 2020 has been gut wrenching. The Dow Jones industrial average recorded its worst-ever loss in March, with many economists predicting the “greatest depression” in history. But a massive $3 trillion infusion of money by the government created an immediate rebound. The stock…
Except for the heat, conditions are about as nice as they get around here. Sustained light winds have the water in the bays and offshore in excellent shape. Blue water is running close to shore, and the adverse effects of the full moon are beginning to dwindle.
Generally, high pressure will prevail over the Gulf of Mexico with weak disturbances helping to keep widely scattered thundershowers in the picture. In other words, this fairly typical weather for early August should continue for the time being.
Galveston and other Texas cities were allowed to close their beaches on Independence Day. The Texas Freedom Caucus questions the legality.