The Texas General Land Office will open a satellite office in Texas City in order to help Hurricane Harvey victims who want federal help rebuilding or rehabilitating their homes.
A state agency and an environmental group will receive $4 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore eroded land on the west side of Galveston Bay, the foundation announced Monday.
The Texas General Land Office has received bids from companies on how much it would cost to fill Rollover Pass, but the agency has not moved forward with the project.
When the Texas legislature begins its next session in January, many of the top issues on the state's agenda will have direct connections to people and events from Galveston County.
Galveston County charity organizations one year ago were bracing for larger-than-normal crowds at community Thanksgiving meals because many residents were still displaced by Hurricane Harvey, said Holly McDonald, with The Salvation Army of Galveston County.
Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said he will ask commissioners to consider approving a bid that would seek estimates for the cost of clearing the creek of plant debris on both the Galveston County side and the Harris County side.
Researchers at Rice University incorrectly described data used to model a proposed coastal barrier system in a widely distributed news article published earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
The Galveston County Sheriff's Office will have more deputies on the road through Nov. 27, as part of an annual effort to curb drunk driving during the Thanksgiving holiday season.
A Fort Worth man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after being found guilty of strangling his girlfriend and leaving her on the side of a League City roadway in 2016.
Sunny to partly cloudy skies and milder temperatures are in store for most of this weekend, with temperatures climbing into the upper-60’s and low 70’s tomorrow and Sunday. This will be a welcome relief from the 37° low in Galveston on Wednesday morning (the coldest temperature on the Island…
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold an informational meeting about its proposed coastal barrier system on Dec. 15 at a school on Bolivar Peninsula.
The coldest weather of the season dropped temperatures into the 40’s across the County today and pelted parts of the mainland and island with light sleet mixed with rain. Fortunately, temperatures are too warm (relatively speaking) for any accumulations or icing to occur, though winds gustin…
After years of unsuccessfully arguing for changes to the way Texas funds public education, some local school leaders say they’re optimistic about the next legislative session after the governor’s office recently released a list of possible solutions.
Five years after it was founded, a special court that helps Galveston County veterans stay out of jail has more than doubled its workload, and its leaders hope it will continue to grow more.
With control of the U.S. House of Representatives set to change next year, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, a Friendswood Republican, announced that he wanted to remain on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Yesterday felt more like June than November, with an 84° high in Galveston setting a warm temperature record for the day, ironically eclipsing the 83° record high set just last year on November 6, 2017.
Tuesday's midterm election drew more than 23,000 voters, adding to the more than 82,000 people that voted during the two-week early voting period leading up to the election, officials said
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County commissioners want the Texas General Land Office to take a closer look at Galveston County before moving forward with a plan on how to split up money for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery.
The University of Texas Medical Branch will hold a job fair Thursday for people who lost their jobs with the closure of the Bay Area Regional Medical Center in May.
More than 80,000 people voted early in Galveston County in 2018, more than doubling the number of votes that were cast in the same period during the 2014 mid-term elections.
A man and woman arrested Thursday and charged with tampering with a human corpse are accused of beating a two-year-old child to death, placing her body in a trash bag and attempting to sink it in a Texas City bayou, police said.
Tomorrow is Halloween and we expect that a number of “trick or treaters” will be out and about. There is some concern that a threat of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain could put a damper on celebrations, although there is some hope that decent weather will hold at least through the evenin…
A pair of NASA F-18s will begin flying over Galveston Island and the Gulf of Mexico next week, as the space agency begins a two-week project to gauge public reactions to so-called quiet sonic booms.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has called on national leaders to remove restrictions on how Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery funds can be spent — in ways that would potentially allow more money to be spent in Galveston County.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday officially announced its preferred alternative for protecting the Texas coast from damaging storm surges: a 76-mile-long system of barriers and gates built along Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula and inside Galveston Bay.
Through three days of early voting in the 2018 mid-term election, more than 27,900 people have voted early in Galveston County, local officials said Wednesday.
Just two months after a Central Texas man filed suit against a Pennsylvania man over a missing gun, a judge has awarded more than $61,000 to the plaintiff as part of a default judgment.
A complex pattern with yet another surface low and trough forming off the Texas coast and an influx of moisture from the southwest, attributable in part to Major Hurricane Willa, should result in more rain and clouds from early Tuesday into Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches will be po…
Despite questions about the prospects of a proposed $91 million bridge to Pelican Island, Galveston County commissioners will on Monday consider asking the Houston-Galveston Area Council for $18 million to fund the project.
Although cloudy skies, brisk north and northeast winds, cool temperatures and some mist and fog continue over our area, rainfall with this latest cold front has proven to be somewhat less than original forecasts suggested. Luckily, Galveston County has remained sandwiched between heavy rains…
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.