Local suicide rate had long been much higher than the national average.
A state-managed program to rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey has rebuilt 16 homes. Hundreds more are still on waiting lists.
Yesterday, Galveston saw record heat for the day with the muggy morning low of 86° and afternoon high of 96°exceeding the previous record temperatures for the day. League City, likewise, felt the heat with the overnight temperature dropping to only 82°, followed by an afternoon high of 94°. …
A Galveston County judge this week signed off on an order to have Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 18, evaluated by a psychiatrist, and the process will be anything but straightforward, according to those with knowledge of the system.
One year ago, all but two county school districts didn’t receive overall ratings under the new system because of a provision that exempted districts in Hurricane Harvey’s path from the assessment unless they earned an A rating.
Temperatures so far this month have averaged 3.3° above normal in Galveston and 4.0° above at League City. This, combined with the fact that both locations have received less than half the amount of precipitation normally expected through the first 12 days of August, more or less sums up of our current situation weather-wise.
An upper-level high pressure ridge currently stretching northwestward from Texas to the Pacific Northwest will settle over Texas in the coming few days, leading to hot temperatures, sunny skies and generally dry conditions for Texas and Galveston County.