A Federal Bureau of Investigation report released this week on active shooting incidents, such as the one at Santa Fe High School last month, had more than a few interesting points.
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.
The United States cannot accept all these illegal aliens crossing the southern border. One solution proposed by both my two daughters is to immediately put parents and children on a plane and send them home to Central America or wherever they have come from and send them home.
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.
A month and a day after 10 people were killed inside Santa Fe High School, the city's school district on Tuesday held its first meeting to discuss how it might change security measures to protect students from harm in the future.
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.
I live in Santa Fe Independent School District, and I’m devastated by the shooting in my community. The ensuing discussion about keeping children safe is critically important, but Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to expand the school marshal program moves us backward. Arming teachers and staff is dan…
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.
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 …
The 2018 Galveston County baseball coach of the year Ronnie Wulf guided the Santa Fe program to a milestone it had not seen in nearly two decades, and then in the year’s final game, managed the team amid unimaginably tragic circumstances.
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.
City officials unanimously approved opening three bank accounts Thursday night for the continued operation of a counseling center offering emotional and psychological support to residents after a May 18 mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.
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…
The announcement of a pro-gun rally in Santa Fe on June 23, the first real political event of any kind in the city since the May 18 shooting, hasn't drawn much concern or worry from local officials in the city.
Texas City High School National Art Honor Society officials will host an art exhibition and auction Friday to raise money for victims of the May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting.
A gun rights group says it is planning to hold a political rally at a Santa Fe park later this month where they will call for more public school employees to be armed with guns.
Hurricane season officially started June 1. Meteorologists and emergency operation center managers have three words of advice: prepare, prepare, prepare.
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.
The editorial ("June 6, 1944: A pivotal day in the world's history," The Daily News, June 6) was excellent even if repeated. It is very important to me for two reasons. I was drafted in 1945 into the Navy when I was 18 and served for 18 months, though not in combat. I knew on D-Day I would g…
City officials are seeking grant money to keep a center offering emotional and psychological support to residents after a May 18 mass shooting at Santa Fe High School open for up to five years.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday released a new mobile phone app that allows people to report suspicious activities to authorities anonymously.
What's going on with these multimillionaire NFL players (it’s a child’s game, come on) who refuse to stand in support for their country’s national anthem stating that there are two USAs?
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.