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Low pressure over the Oklahoma Panhandle and high pressure to the east is creating a strong pressure gradient and strong southerly winds over the Galveston area. Winds early this morning gusted to 39-mph in Galveston with gale force gusts common over offshore waters. This has led to a Coasta…

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In their moment of need, and vulnerability, Galveston County residents can rest assured knowing Galveston Area Ambulance Authority (GAAA) is there to help and provide the highest quality of emergency medical care.

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Officials also closed the Houston Ship Channel because of the collision, but by late Sunday it reopened to some travel. About 47 outbound vessels and 48 inbound vessels are still waiting to travel through the channel, but one-way ship traffic and two-way barge traffic resumed by Sunday afternoon, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.

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Clear Springs' Kirk Collins won gold in the 110-meter hurdles and silver in the 300-meter hurdles, and La Marque's Jackeria Woodkins won gold in the 400-meter run to highlight Galveston County athletes' performances at Day 2 of the state track and field championships in Austin on Saturday.

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“They don’t look like what you think of drug addicts,” said Galveston Sheriff’s Office Lt. Shawn Lozica. “It’s a lot of older people, on limited incomes, trying to supplement their income.”

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Showers and thunderstorms continue to develop along and off the Texas coast this morning. The storms are associated with a stationary frontal boundary along the coast and a 1010 MB low moving slowly northeastward along middle and upper-Texas coast.

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“While we understand that speed counts to an extent — we all want the channel reopened — we have to find a way to lessen and eliminate the risk to the environment," officials said of when the spill might be cleaned. "We are taking a measured, cautious approach to this.”

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After a night of pouring rain and howling wind, Galveston County residents awoke Friday morning to asses the damage of what forecasters warn was only a first round of storms expected to pass through the area.

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Showers and thunderstorms will develop again tonight and into Saturday morning. Heavy rainfall will be possible and could result in flash flooding. There could be as much as another 5 inches of rain over the next day, according to the weather service.

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The National Weather Service in League City has issued two alerts and advisories for parts of Galveston County as storms continue to move across the greater Houston area.

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La Marque junior Jackeria Woodkins will have her sights set on repeating as a state champion in the 400-meter run, as well as adding a medal in another event in the 200-meter run.

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Although rain chances will increase later today across parts of Southeast Texas with heavy rain possible, significant rainfall amounts are likely to remain north of Galveston County. The rain will be in conjunction with an upper-level disturbance moving into North Texas associated with a low…

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I noticed in the article ("After 50 years and many changes, professor to retire," The Daily News, April 20) that Theron “Bujo” Waddell is retiring as a teacher at Galveston College. Bujo has been a friend since he moved to Galveston over 50 years ago.

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Apparently Mayes Middleton needs a timeout in the corner and should write 500 times “I will not hijack other Rep.’s bills so I can claim a personal victory.”

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The weather this past weekend was about as good as it gets in Southeast Texas. Sunny skies, low humidity levels, fairly light winds and cool to mild temperatures led to a picture perfect Holiday, weather-wise. Even the cold front, which had overnight lows dipping to a chilly 54° in Galveston…