A police officer from Hitchcock and another from Galveston, who in May were accused of bullying a Galveston woman and her grandson, will attend sensitivity training and will be disciplined, officials said Friday.
The population of Galveston County grew by 1.75 percent in 2017, a slightly lower rate than the previous year, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
National Reunification Month is celebrated each June and is a time to celebrate the people and efforts making it possible for families to stay together.
Hitchcock Independent School District is forming its own police department, just a month after a gunman killed 10 and wounded more than a dozen others at neighboring Santa Fe High School.
In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his last book “Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?” The current condition of my hometown Hitchcock has me asking the same question. Where do we go from here?
Galveston County residents, groups and faith leaders are calling for an end to a federal immigration policy under sharp scrutiny for separating children and parents found entering the country illegally.
Some city game rooms are expected to be be phased out in coming months and years, after the city commission preliminarily passed a new rules on Monday to reduce the number of game room licenses and make it more expensive to own gaming machines in the city.
Water conservation seems to always be a hard sell among some consumers of the essential stuff, and it’s an extremely hard sell at times like these when large parts of the county still are recovering from an epic flood and it’s raining pretty hard.
A weak trough along the Texas coast, interacting with a mid and upper-level low over the west-central Gulf, should bring cloudy, breezy weather with periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms through tomorrow. More heavy rain, accompanied by gusty winds, elevated tides and rough seas wil…
The county’s expected to get as much as 4 inches of rain before Thursday — enough to bring June rainfall totals out of drought territory, but leaving the area still unusually dry for the year, according to the National Weather Service.
It starts with spikes in our heat index, rolling into early storm predictions, and suddenly it’s June 1 and it’s official — we’re in hurricane season. For the next several months, residents of the Gulf Coast, particularly communities that live on our warm waters’ edge, brace themselves for s…
Galveston County plans to pay the city of Hitchcock to hire municipal court judges in order to increase the number of people to act as magistrates at the county jail.
Wrapping up a two-day basketball tournament on Sunday afternoon, the Gulf Coast Magic boys took down the Basketball University-Silver in overtime, 57-54, at Hitchcock High School’s gymnasium in this year’s AAU Juneteenth Shoot-Out.
A recent study claims electronic cigarette use held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, but some are skeptical due to the study not taking into account easy-to-access vape brands like Juul.
The timber rattlesnake is comfortable in all sorts of climates, from the woods of New England, to the mountains of Appalachia to the swamps of southeast Texas.
A tariff on Canadian softwood lumber, such as pine, spruce and fir, is pushing construction costs in Galveston County to all-time highs and harming local lumber yards who struggle to price wood for projects amid a changing market.
The National Flood Insurance Program, which thousands of residents across the county rely on, is set to expire July 31, and insurers and elected officials are urging Congress to not only reauthorize it, but to improve it and make it more reflective of the market. And those changes very well …
Hammer time: The construction fence is up and crews are soon expected to begin work on a 134-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the 3200 block of Seawall Blvd.
The inventory of items sheriff’s deputies seized during two raids in May on so-called game rooms suspected of being illegal gambling dens is interesting for what’s not listed.
Forecasters have been calling for possible heavy rain for the past several days. For those of you who are wondering where the rains are, the short-answer is that they are delayed somewhat, but should move into our area from Sunday through Tuesday or Wednesday, if not longer.
It’s fair to ask, as many people are, what’s taking the cities of Galveston and Hitchcock so long to investigate a bullying complaint involving their police departments.
Two northbound Interstate 45 traffic lanes near FM 646 will be closed 9 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation said.
Two people remained hospitalized on Thursday, a day after they were injured in a crash on Interstate 45 that closed down traffic for hours on Wednesday afternoon.
With the National Weather Service predicting 2 inches to 5 inches of rainfall along the coast this weekend, street flooding throughout the county is likely, officials said.
The good news is that an unfavorable environment (high wind shear over the southern Gulf of Mexico and dry air) may inhibit development of the tropical wave now moving northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula. Most models still suggest that the system will remain disorganized and open (lac…
Hurricane season officially started June 1. Meteorologists and emergency operation center managers have three words of advice: prepare, prepare, prepare.
In response to the guest column by the Rev. James E. Daniels ("Trying to move forward in a backward America," The Daily News, June 4): I would like to give him something to think about.
In joining a group of Texas hospitals in trying to reduce the number of mothers that die during or soon after child birth, officials at the University of Texas Medical Branch say they see themselves as leaders on addressing the issue — and that they can help other hospitals do better.
There is a chance that Southeast Texas, especially those dry areas near the coast, will see much better prospects for rain as we move through the end of this week into next week.
Hitchcock could soon be partnering with Texas A&M University at College Station to help find a way out of its cash-strapped predicament, leaders say.
Juneteenth celebrants traveled down Highway 6 in Hitchcock at the city’s annual Juneteenth parade Saturday. Several area churches and local organizations took part in the event which commemorates the June 19, 1865, reading of General Order No. 3, announcing the total emancipation of slaves f…
Galveston County officials confirmed this week that the county had sent $525,000 to a person pretending to be Lucas Construction, in a crime that was apparently perpetrated mostly through fake email accounts.
More than a year after the University of Texas Medical Branch announced it was opting out of a state funded program that provides developmental care for young children, Galveston County parents say the transition to a Beaumont-based contractor has been difficult.
Actually this morning’s blog could be more accurately titled “grasping at straws”. There is no doubt that much of the County, especially near the coast is in dire need of some decent rain, due to the current spell of dry, hot weather.
Galveston County school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey will be eligible for special consideration when it comes to their accountability scores, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Several Galveston County school districts are forming committees to review campus security in response to a May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School that killed 10 people and wounded more than a dozen others.
All-district awards — including two most valuable players — were plentiful for Galveston County high school baseball players in the 2018 postseason honors.
More than $500,000 meant for a construction company for roadwork done in Galveston County was sent to the wrong person, after county officials fell for an apparent scam, officials said on Tuesday.