A federal judge this week declined to dismiss a civil right lawsuit filed against Galveston County earlier this year, saying that it wasn't clear if the county had made effective changes to its bail-setting practices.
A Gale Watch has been issued for Galveston Bay and offshore waters from this afternoon into Friday afternoon as yet another storm system and cold front approaches the area over the coming 24 hours. Brisk winds of 20-35 mph can be expected with gusts up to 45 mph along the coast and offshore.
A Texas lawmaker has proposed a solution to cover the cost of the under-funded Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency: build casinos in coastal counties and use the tax proceeds to cover the cost of insurance.
This Christmas, as always, we look upon the Christ Child’s birth as the greatest gift ever given. Two-thousand years later in this dark and dangerous world, our faith in His love for us is the gift that remains in our hearts.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Southeast Texas, including all of Galveston County from noon Friday until noon on Saturday. Total rainfall amounts of 2 ½ inches to 3 ½ inches are currently projected for Galveston County with higher totals north and west of Houston. However, there is eno…
As more than 3,000 people gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on Wednesday for the funeral of President George H.W. Bush, people across Galveston County also paused for a few moments to recognize 41st President.
Seldom a week goes by that someone doesn’t ask me the status of the more than $500,000 cyber-theft that occurred between March and May 2018. And while looking for someone to blame makes for good reading, the more important issue in front of Galveston County government is to understand the pr…
Temperatures in the 40s and winds gusting to 33 mph brought a distinct chill to Galveston County this morning as high pressure moved in behind yesterday’s cold front. Sunny, cool weather should prevail through tomorrow, before increasing clouds and milder conditions set in on Thursday.
Galveston County Judge Mark Henry wants the county to explore whether it can seek reimbursement for the theft of more than $500,000 by making claims against surety bonds held by three public officials.
The Texas General Land Office on Thursday clarified an estimate it provided to The Daily News earlier this week about the number of homes it expects to rebuild in Galveston County through an soon-to-begin housing rebuilding program.
Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas will continue to receive some types of federal assistance through August 2019, the Texas General Land Office announced Wednesday.
The weather this weekend will hardly resemble that of London in early December with temperatures in the low to mid-70’s likely for Saturday along with sunny skies. Certainly, the weather over the coming week will be nothing like the extremes on this day (a 26° low on November 29, 1911 and an…
A federally-backed housing rebuilding program, meant to help lower income homeowners rebuild from Hurricane Harvey, could result in the construction of up to 2,000 new homes in the county, according to the Texas General Land Office.
A windy, cold front brought low temperatures into the 40’s across Galveston, Texas this morning. Winds gusting as high as 36-mph in Galveston made the air feel even colder.
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is broke, in debt and facing a shrinking revenue pool, according to the state agency charged with reviewing the effectiveness of other agencies and programs.
Throngs of tourists and shoppers strolled in and out of Christmas on The Strand in the island’s downtown on Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday season for area businesses.
Ahead of the planned release of an independent investigation over the theft of more than $500,000 from the county, County Judge Mark Henry said he wants to form a committee to review and recommend changes to county financial systems.
Hundreds of people showed up at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Texas City on Thursday to enjoy turkey, dressing, green beans and pie for the 23rd annual Texas City Community Thanksgiving Feast.
A bevy of state and federal laws govern and dictate the standards certified long-term care facilities must adhere to, and officials with U.S. Medicare publish a star-based ranking system for families researching nursing homes.
The Texas General Land Office will open a satellite office in Texas City in order to help Hurricane Harvey victims who want federal help rebuilding or rehabilitating their homes.
A state agency and an environmental group will receive $4 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore eroded land on the west side of Galveston Bay, the foundation announced Monday.
The Texas General Land Office has received bids from companies on how much it would cost to fill Rollover Pass, but the agency has not moved forward with the project.
When the Texas legislature begins its next session in January, many of the top issues on the state's agenda will have direct connections to people and events from Galveston County.
Galveston County charity organizations one year ago were bracing for larger-than-normal crowds at community Thanksgiving meals because many residents were still displaced by Hurricane Harvey, said Holly McDonald, with The Salvation Army of Galveston County.
Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said he will ask commissioners to consider approving a bid that would seek estimates for the cost of clearing the creek of plant debris on both the Galveston County side and the Harris County side.
Researchers at Rice University incorrectly described data used to model a proposed coastal barrier system in a widely distributed news article published earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
The Galveston County Sheriff's Office will have more deputies on the road through Nov. 27, as part of an annual effort to curb drunk driving during the Thanksgiving holiday season.
A Fort Worth man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after being found guilty of strangling his girlfriend and leaving her on the side of a League City roadway in 2016.
Sunny to partly cloudy skies and milder temperatures are in store for most of this weekend, with temperatures climbing into the upper-60’s and low 70’s tomorrow and Sunday. This will be a welcome relief from the 37° low in Galveston on Wednesday morning (the coldest temperature on the Island…
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold an informational meeting about its proposed coastal barrier system on Dec. 15 at a school on Bolivar Peninsula.
The coldest weather of the season dropped temperatures into the 40’s across the County today and pelted parts of the mainland and island with light sleet mixed with rain. Fortunately, temperatures are too warm (relatively speaking) for any accumulations or icing to occur, though winds gustin…
After years of unsuccessfully arguing for changes to the way Texas funds public education, some local school leaders say they’re optimistic about the next legislative session after the governor’s office recently released a list of possible solutions.
Five years after it was founded, a special court that helps Galveston County veterans stay out of jail has more than doubled its workload, and its leaders hope it will continue to grow more.
With control of the U.S. House of Representatives set to change next year, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, a Friendswood Republican, announced that he wanted to remain on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Yesterday felt more like June than November, with an 84° high in Galveston setting a warm temperature record for the day, ironically eclipsing the 83° record high set just last year on November 6, 2017.
Tuesday's midterm election drew more than 23,000 voters, adding to the more than 82,000 people that voted during the two-week early voting period leading up to the election, officials said
Saving lives is hard. We couldn’t do it without you. Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, recognized through Saturday, isn’t just a chance to thank our incredibly dedicated staff, but also you, our community, volunteers, sponsors, donors and those who have and will adopt a pet from our shelter …
County commissioners want the Texas General Land Office to take a closer look at Galveston County before moving forward with a plan on how to split up money for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery.
The University of Texas Medical Branch will hold a job fair Thursday for people who lost their jobs with the closure of the Bay Area Regional Medical Center in May.
More than 80,000 people voted early in Galveston County in 2018, more than doubling the number of votes that were cast in the same period during the 2014 mid-term elections.
A man and woman arrested Thursday and charged with tampering with a human corpse are accused of beating a two-year-old child to death, placing her body in a trash bag and attempting to sink it in a Texas City bayou, police said.
Tomorrow is Halloween and we expect that a number of “trick or treaters” will be out and about. There is some concern that a threat of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain could put a damper on celebrations, although there is some hope that decent weather will hold at least through the evenin…
A pair of NASA F-18s will begin flying over Galveston Island and the Gulf of Mexico next week, as the space agency begins a two-week project to gauge public reactions to so-called quiet sonic booms.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has called on national leaders to remove restrictions on how Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery funds can be spent — in ways that would potentially allow more money to be spent in Galveston County.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday officially announced its preferred alternative for protecting the Texas coast from damaging storm surges: a 76-mile-long system of barriers and gates built along Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula and inside Galveston Bay.