An $8.1 million rehabilitation of Fourth and Fifth avenues is a critical project because of the roadway’s proximity to nearby refineries, officials 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.
I've been taking The Daily News for 23 years, and been very happy with it. I read the paper from beginning to end each morning over breakfast, but save the comics for last to start my day with a smile.
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.
The Texas City Independent School District's Foundation for the Future is seeking nominations for the 2018 Texas City Hall of Honor and 2018 La Marque Legacy Hall. Nominations close July 31.
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.
The wives of two men run over and killed while standing on the shoulder of the Galveston causeway have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former Texas City commissioner charged in the incident.
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.
Wrapping up a two-day basketball tournament on Sunday afternoon, the Gulf Coast Magic boys took down the Basketball University-Silver in overtime, 57-54, at Hitchcock High School’s gymnasium in this year’s AAU Juneteenth Shoot-Out.
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.
Tickets for the annual Senior Share "Celebrate America" event, which is set for 10 a.m. June 28, will be available at 1 p.m. June 24 at Grand Prize BBQ, 2223 Palmer Highway, in Texas City.
Galveston and Texas City bring communities together with Juneteenth parades and celebrations. Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This was two years after Abraham Lincoln issued and enforced the Emancipatio…
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 …
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.
Texas City officials will oversee the construction of a $1.5 million water pump station designed to give greater water access to a new school and future customers.
Just had to add my two cents worth about the comics: The new ones are hardly worth reading. And Curtis was in the middle of a dilemma about thinking his parents might be getting a divorce and we don't know what happened when you cut him off without a second thought about who might actually b…
A passion for working with and inspiring children recently earned Texas City alum Asa Garcia the distinction of being named to the Southeastern Conference track and field community service team.
Police Chief Robert Burby will retire at the end of June, ending a 14-year career as the leader the Texas City Police Department, the city announced on Thursday.
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…
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.
Hurricane season officially started June 1. Meteorologists and emergency operation center managers have three words of advice: prepare, prepare, prepare.
Ordinarily I am not one to complain about anything, but I am going to have to join the chorus of the rest of the people who want to bring back the comics we used to see. The ones we have now do not make any sense to me and I miss my daily dose of easy to read and understand the comics you us…
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.
Clear Creek’s Sam Mathews led the East All-Stars with four touchdowns in their 37-36 victory over the West All-Stars in the 16th annual Bayou Bowl, held at Stallworth Stadium on Saturday.
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.
More than a year after the University of Texas Medical Branch announced it was opting out of a state funded program that provides developmental care for young children, Galveston County parents say the transition to a Beaumont-based contractor has been difficult.
Texas City commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved rezoning a site that would allow a developer to transform the vacant J.C. Penney building on the Mall of the Mainland property into an indoor mini-warehouse storage facility.