The heat spell and drier weather that I mentioned in my blog last week is well on its way to settling across Southeast Texas. A persistent high pressure ridge aloft is likely to hang around, and even increase its impact on our weather, over the weekend. This pattern will be accompanied by su…
A Houston-based court of appeals has sided with the University of Texas Medical Branch in a longstanding lawsuit, but returned the case to the district court to reconsider a professor’s claims of discrimination.
A Romanian man was charged Monday in connection with the theft of debit and credit card numbers used to steal thousands of dollars at ATM machines, Friendswood police said.
Q: I recently bought an older home and need help in identifying a large shrub that is producing abundant and large clusters of pea-shaped flowers that are bright red. There are small thorns on the stems. Can you identify this shrub?
The Galveston County Health District on Tuesday confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus in the county since 2016. In that year, six people were diagnosed with the disease.
Federal lawmakers face a July 31 deadline to either reauthorize or reform the National Flood Insurance Program, which is vitally important to people living and doing business along the coast.
Start your summer off with a chance to win one of two custom designed and built child playhouses during Court Appointed Special Advocates of Galveston County’s CASA’s for CASA Playhouse Raffle event. These beautifully crafted custom playhouses will be on display outdoors at Baybrook Mall thr…
A weak disturbance tracking west across Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico will keep a decent chance of showers and thunderstorms in our picture for the next day or two. Since these weak disturbances continue to track west across the Gulf, rain chances may even persist a little longer.
Not surprisingly, Texas leaders were supportive of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The last day for disaster, senior, disabled person, disabled veteran and spouses of disabled veterans to make their final quarter installment for 2017 property taxes is July 31.
The Clear Creek Independent School District’s security council Monday recommended increased law enforcement presence, student and staff badges and a trench coat ban, among other items, to improve school security after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School.
Whiskers, fluffy tails and pink noses. Plenty of which residents will encounter at shelters in the county right now. One shelter in particular, the Galveston County Animal Resource Center, recently wrapped up a weekend of reduced adoption fees.
Two northbound Interstate 45 traffic lanes from FM 517 to FM 646 will be closed 9 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Wednesday, the Texas Department of Transportation said.
The announcement on Thursday that the federal government awarded $5 billion for flood control projects proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn't exactly prompting cheers of joy in Galveston County.
A recent spate of crimes known as “juggings,” in which criminals watch bank and ATM customers, follow them and break into their cars, has led several Galveston County law enforcement groups to advise caution.
The video is enough to give even a noncyclist pause. On Friday, The Daily News examined the subject of cyclists on the roads of Galveston County. The newspaper posted a link to a disturbing video captured by a cyclist while on FM 3005, which shows very clearly part of the problem.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed $76.7 million to the Texas General Land Office for the management and execution of a program meant to make quick, basic repairs to houses flooded by Hurricane Harvey.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend about $5 billion on disaster recovery projects, with about $300 million slated for a long-sought project on Clear Creek, the governor's office announced Thursday.
A gala reception for HERStory quilts will begin at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W. Nasa Parkway. Later, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13-14, there will be workshops where average and experienced quilters can learn how to create intricate designs such as those featured …
The usual crowds and chaos of Independence Day were dampened this year as rain drenched the region for much of the morning and early afternoon.
We believe the constant ordering of the Stars and Stripes to half-staff is eroding the value of the symbol, as well as creating a growing insensitively to the recognition it is intended to convey.
Families and friends came together at Centennial Park in Friendswood to celebrate Independence Day. Fun was in abundance at Friendswood's 123rd Fourth of July celebration. Food stands and activities for children kicked off the fun in the evening. After honoring the United States with song an…
Friendswood Independent School District joined the growing list of area districts to increase security staffing after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School as the city council Monday approved an extra two officers for the upcoming school year.
A 39-year-old former bank employee was arrested in Friendswood during a traffic stop in which police alleged they found credit-card making supplies and stolen identities from many loan applicants.
Galveston County's Animal Resource Center hopes this holiday week brings freedom for the cats and dogs that are quickly filling the center's Texas City shelter.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
As the threat of rain continues to loom over the county, some cities are making changes to Fourth of July events, including moving outdoor festivities indoors.
The League City man accused of harassing a co-worker through a vulgar harassment campaign, including aggressive flatulence, accusing him of being a sex offender and pinching, is requesting arbitration.
The Fourth of July in Galveston County is synonymous with fireworks, barbecues, beaches, boats and parades. The fact that it’s a celebration of the USA makes it all the more enjoyable. However, it’s also a holiday when carelessness, inattention and, frequently, alcohol cause more accidents t…
Rainy weather is expected to come to Galveston County Tuesday evening and into Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, potentially putting some local fireworks shows at risk for cancellation
Sunny, hot weather will gradually give way to increasing clouds and rain chances as we move through this week, with heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning possible by Wednesday and Thursday.