The Texas General Land Office is asking for input about how it should spend about $137 million in federal block grants for flood mitigation.
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.
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.
The editorial on shaming those who litter got me recalling my trash stories (“Here is the argument for shaming lazy, selfish lowlifes,” The Daily News, July 1).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several inches of rain during the past two weeks over much of southeast Texas have eased drought conditions, but Galveston County is still rated as “abnormally dry” by the National Weather Service, which hasn’t slowed fireworks sales as residents prepare to celebrate Fourth of July.
More than a billion gallons of water arrive at taps in Galveston County after traveling hundreds of miles, starting along the Brazos River and snaking through canals before reaching Texas City.
The theft of more than $500,000 from Galveston County last month could lead to an outside investigator being hired to determine who, if anyone, is to blame for the incident.
An item on the Galveston City Council's agenda about the eligibility of one of its newest members wasn't exactly about what it seemed.
Temperatures, more characteristic of July and August, combined with long, sunny days, are rapidly undoing any benefits received from the needed rains last week. With soil temperatures rising and high evaporation rates, Galveston County is already creeping back towards drought conditions.
Ten months after Hurricane Harvey flooded 20,000 homes in Galveston County, about $59.3 million in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funds are headed to cities in the county.
The major water supplier for cities and industrial companies will increase its rates by 7 percent — a cost increase likely to be passed on to consumers.
Medical staff cheered on Ian Smith as he completed another level of his InMotion ARM therapy — a new robotic technology designed to assist patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Galveston County school districts have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars transporting students displaced by Hurricane Harvey, but have largely not received reimbursement for those additional costs, officials have said.
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.
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.
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…