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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…

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The Houston Astros returned home to continue the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

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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…

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The Houston Astros held a team workout prior to departing for Boston to face the Red Sox in the ALCS on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

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Over the past couple of weeks, I have been keeping up with the political chatter on social media and via network news sources, and to my surprise, it has been the total disregard for your opinion if you disagree with them.

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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.

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A record crowd of 72,008 was on hand as the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys battled into overtime on Sunday Night Football.

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The Houston Astros took a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series with a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

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A crowd of 43,514 was on hand as the Houston Astros opened the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians at home on Friday afternoon.

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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…

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The University of Houston Cougars took on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Thursday night at home in a back and forth game.

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The Houston Astros worked out at Minute Maid Park on Thursday afternoon in preparation for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians on Friday.

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Welcome sunshine has returned to our area after one of the wettest spells ever. This past month gave our area the second wettest September and the third wettest month ever. In addition, it may surprise nobody to learn that September, 2018 had more days with measurable rainfall (22) than any …

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Despite an absence of any hurricanes or tropical storms along the upper-Texas coast, September, 2018 will not easily be forgotten. It is already the 3rd wettest month ever (topped only by Harvey influenced August, 2017 and an exceedingly wet September, 1885 in which some of the rainfall was …

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A man arrested in California under suspicion of killing three men with a baseball bat, and badly beating another, is also in a suspect in the disappearance of two people who police searched for on Galveston Island last month.

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The Houston Cougars shook off the rain on their way to a dominating 70-14 over the Texas Southern Tigers on Saturday night.

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Presidential daughter and senior Whitehouse advisor Ivanka Trump visited NASA's Johnson Space Center where she spoke about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math education. 

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced he would donate up to 10 metal detectors to the Santa Fe Independent School District in response to the shooting that left eight students and two teachers dead. As much as this seems like a possible solution to gun violence, it’s not. In fact it’s worse, …

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The Houston Astros dropped the opener of a three game series against the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night.

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Heavy rains overnight and this morning have led to widespread street flooding in Galveston. Unfortunately, radar trends show a band of rain training across the island and northwest Gulf of Mexico.

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Thunderstorms rumbled across Galveston County early this morning, bringing more rain to the already water-logged area. So far this month, Scholes Field in Galveston has picked up 13.78 inches of rain already, while the National Weather Service Office in League City had recorded 12.80 inches …

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through tomorrow as heavy downpours rolled into Galveston as expected. A stalled frontal boundary along the coast, a coastal trough and abundant moisture are the main drivers behind this stormy outlook. Although we may see a break in the rain this evening, th…

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31,011 fans were in attendance as the Houston Astros finished up a ten game home stand with a 9-1 win, and three game sweep, of the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

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Heavy rains overnight brought from 3- 5 inches of rain to much of Galveston County by 7 a.m. and continued heavy rainfall this morning has added another 4-5 inches, causing widespread street flooding around the City of Galveston. The downpours are a result of a trough along the coast interac…

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University of Houston junior quarterback D’Eriq King threw for 320 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, while junior All-American defensive lineman Ed Oliver posted a game-high 13 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss, to lead the Cougars in a 45-27 win over Rice on Saturday afternoon at Ric…

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The Houston Texans beat the Dallas Cowboys 14-6 on Thursday night in the last preseason game of the year. The Texans open the season next week on the road in New England.

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I'm a retired senior citizen, and a fortunate recipient who received a portable air conditioner from DSW Homes this summer. I want to thank them with all of my heart for your kindness. I only have two names; Steve and Carmen Mataro, thank you. 

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Our weather this summer has been influenced by a massive upper-level high pressure system that has dominated the southern half of the country. Initially anchored over the Southwestern U.S., it periodically shifted east into Texas and beyond. This has led to our prolonged spells of hot, mostl…

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While some areas in the northwestern and northern parts of Galveston County received spotty, but fairly decent rains over the past three days, Galveston Island and the southern part of the County remain stuck in a month- long drought. The National Weather Service Office at League City/Dickin…

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The Houston Texans took on the San Fransisco 49ers in week two of the preseason at home on Saturday night.

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Anyone left wanting to see more from the Houston Texans’ standout players after their preseason opener last week against the Kansas City Chiefs shouldn’t expect anything significantly different Saturday when the team hosts the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday afternoon.

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Babe Schwartz’s legacy is wide, deep and enduring. No one is more deserving of a Texas beach named in his honor than perhaps Cabeza de Vaca or de La Salle. Thanks to him, every one of us, Texan and visitor alike, not only has free and clear access to Texas beaches, but beaches cleaned thanks…

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When a hurricane isn’t looming, late August has always been one of my favorite times of the year. Sunlight becomes a little softer and shady areas are easier to find as I take my dogs on their daily walks. August is also the start of the four rainiest months in Galveston with rainfall averag…

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It is hard to believe that 50 years have passed since Galveston fully integrated its schools. No longer would blacks and whites be educated in separate school systems. In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” facilities were legal. Southern states set up separate schoo…

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The weather outlook for the weekend is mixed for Galveston County with a fairly good chance of rain between now and Saturday night, but with drier conditions moving in by Sunday or Monday. A low pressure trough nosing into Oklahoma and North Texas combined with a weak frontal boundary across…

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American voters knew who Donald Trump was before they elected him. He hasn’t changed. He never will. So, stop being so shocked and appalled at his conspiracy of the day. Leave Donald Trump alone so he can do the work he was elected to do regardless of the many scandals he is facing.

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As The Daily News begins to work on its annual high school football preview magazine (set to be published Sunday, Aug. 26), the excitement for a new season of Galveston County football is building; it’s starting to feel real.

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The Houston Astros returned home to Minute Maid Park on Friday night for the first time since the All Star Break but fell to the Texas Rangers 11-2.

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Children from across Galveston and Harris counties, and beyond, have been practicing hard all week as a part of the Houston Children’s Chorus’ annual summer pops concert, which will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston.

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A weak cold front drifted south across the area yesterday, bringing clouds and some relief from the heat. Temperatures dipped into the upper-70’s this morning across most of the County, even Galveston Island. A hoped for long-shot for rain, however, did not materialize, leaving the area to f…

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The FBI is warning the public about a phone scam that fraudulently displays the FBI’s or U.S. Marshals’ real telephone numbers on caller ID.

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The Houston Dynamo are one win away from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final and will host the Los Angeles Football Club on Aug. 8 in the tournament semifinal round.

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Even in the best of times, not all is always well, and for the Astros, a growing area of concern is the ongoing absence of shortstop Carlos Correa.