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…
Turning left onto Seawall Boulevard, I see the soft backlit cloud bank in the distance. The Ferris wheel and twisted roller-a-coaster of Pleasure Pier materializes. Then ships. Fuchsia forms the bottom layer across the horizon laid on the blue water, while white wavelets lick the wide beach.…
Galveston city officials have issued almost $1.8 million in parking citations in the past two years. But ,at the start of the month, fewer than half the recipients of those tickets had paid the fines.
A beach cleaning company is suing an island group that works to protect endangered marine species, accusing it and its director of attempting to put the company out of business by making false claims about its practices.
The Port of Galveston may find itself with a third cruise terminal — along with a much needed economic shot in the arm — without having to lay out a large sum of cash up front or make significant commitment to debt to fund the project.
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.
One of the things that makes Galveston so great is the diversity of activities that the island has to offer. If you are here to relax and do nothing there is no better place — and if you are interested in staying active and have your voice heard — then, this is your community.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials say they've confirmed the state's first cases this year of people falling ill with West Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas county is hiring a private firm to investigate how scammers defrauded county officials out of more than $525,000 this year.
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.
A year ago, Galveston officials, tired of the accidents in front of the San Luis Resort and Holiday Inn in the 5200 block of Seawall Boulevard, installed crosswalks.
I have an solution to the potential pedestrian deathtrap crosswalks in front of the San Luis Hotel on the seawall. Get rid of them permanently comes to mind. Actually, it's a pretty good idea, but the execution of it stinks.
Relatives of a woman shot and killed by police last year are suing the city of Galveston in federal court, asserting officials skewed the investigation to benefit the officer.
Ball High School students and Randalls have joined forces again this year for a special two-week in-store promotion to kick off the 38th annual ABC-13 “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive in Galveston. This year’s in-store initiative runs through July 29.
Port of Galveston officials are nearing an agreement with Royal Caribbean to build a third cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston that could cost $85 million and bring the world’s largest passenger ship to the island in 2020.
A year ago this week, the city of Galveston installed two new crosswalks on Seawall Boulevard. The road features were the first of their kind for the heavily traveled roadway.
For as long as Ball High’s Kaila Lee, who was the decisive choice of the fans in The Daily News' online girls athlete of the year poll, has been able to participate in sports, she’s had an interest in pretty much all of them.
Rooftop report: Is this the rise of the single-family rental in the county? Crews have begun work on roughly 150 houses on 40 acres in Saltgrass Crossing Section No. 2 in La Marque. The development, with access at Saltgrass Springs Lane off FM 2004 and Saltgrass Point Boulevard off FM 1765, …
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.
A federal program will pick up the tab for all Galveston Independent School District student breakfasts and lunches in the next school year, a move that could mean fewer hungry children denied meals and less burdensome paperwork for families.
One day, a friend suggested they all go skydiving. She said it was an individual jump because 25 years ago they did not have tandem skydiving. She was only 16 years old. Her instructor said her parachute was not going to open all the way because she was not big enough.
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…
Many in our community have been affected by recent tragedies such as teen suicides, flooding or the recent shooting at Santa Fe High School. These types of public events add additional worries to our already stressful daily lives. As a result, some people may feel anxious, sad or irritable. …
Public hearings about a massive coastal storm-surge barrier proposed for the Galveston area are scheduled to start in November, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
The 2018 William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup wrapped up it’s five-day competition on Thursday at Sea Star Base Galveston.
The city’s housing finance corporation soon will list for sale five houses along Winnie Street and start developing other houses on the island meant to be affordable.
The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will open its 2018-19 season with its presentation of the popular musical “Young Frankenstein” tonight at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.
A group of children stand in a row in front of their rescue boards along the shoreline wearing yellow tank jerseys and carrying their rescue tubes in one hand. Some of them are vibrating slightly as they get ready to go into action. They then grab their boards and stand on the line.
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.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Two harbor seals rescued in California but too sick or hurt to be returned to the wild have a new home at a nature-friendly exhibit in Texas.
The two seals, named Tomato and Ravioli, are housed in the North Pacific Exhibit of the Aquarium Pyramid. They are the two newest members of the exhibit.
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.
Two men were arrested Tuesday and accused of robbing a Galveston apartment while the woman who lived there had left to care for her ailing father, police said Tuesday.
I wanted to let you know I think The Galveston County Daily News staff did an awesome job handling a terrible situation — the Santa Fe shooting that took place on May 18.
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.
Police Chief Vernon Hale and local members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of United Latin American Citizens met Tuesday about how the department could improve community policing.
The city of Galveston’s attempts to address the serious shortage of middle-income housing are noble. But the city should use public resources cautiously — if at all — in trying to solve a problem in which the private market can’t make the math work.