Henry takes spot on area council board; Slaughter replaces a death penalty critic.
If Democrats were sincere when they say that walls don't work, their logical course of action would be to let President Trump have his wall. Then, when the wall failed, "Trump's Folly" would be a great political issue for the Democrats.
Upon embarking into 2019, we citizens of this country need to have a serious reality check. There are those who must admit that something is definitely wrong, by the examples that are exemplified. Cases in point, when intelligent men and women knowingly support obvious, documented falsehoods…
It is no secret that the coldest weather of the season should reach the Texas coast by this weekend. While moderating temperatures and some relatively light rain should precede this front, parts of Galveston may see its first freeze this winter by Sunday or Monday. Gusty north winds behind t…
Let's apply some logic to who actually owns the government shutdown. The House approved a spending bill and sent it to the Senate. The Senate didn't approve the bill and sent it to Trump.
The tax cut passed by Republicans has the U.S. economy growing in high gear. President Trump eliminated Obama regulations obstructing energy production. The U.S. became the worlds biggest and cleanest energy producer. The effect is lower energy prices, and green house emissions reduced more …
Why does Texas City have fireworks laws? On New Year's Eve, I thought I was in a war zone in my neighborhood in Texas City. There were not only fireworks going off, but also what sounded like bombs.
One of the most frequent questions I get is if we can expect a freeze anytime soon. Fortunately, for most of us, freezing weather appears unlikely for another two weeks or longer. While the southern jet stream is active this year and is bringing us our changeable weather, the northern (or po…
The Texas General Land Office will host an event on Friday to help local homeowners sign up for the state's Hurricane Harvey homeowner assistance program.
The Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday officially announced the extension of a public comment period about a proposed storm surge barrier on the Texas Coast.
In response to Michael A. Smith's editorial ("League City council was was right to settle Rohr lawsuit," The Daily News, Dec. 29): It puzzles me because I don't know why the city council members always enter into these contracts with these so-called professional experts without it being clea…
The man accused of killing three children inside a Texas City apartment last week told investigators that he used a screwdriver and hammer to kill two of them, according to charging documents released on Monday.
The Texas City man charged Friday with capital murder in connection with the deaths of three children in an apartment building had twice been convicted of assault causing bodily injury to a family member, according to court records.
It was far from pretty in Friday afternoon’s Texas City-Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball bout, as the teams combined for 60 total turnovers and five technical fouls, as the Lady Patriots handily defeated the Lady Stings, 66-28.
The man accused of killing three children inside a Texas City apartment building on Thursday has been charged with two counts of capital murder, according to the Texas City Police Department.
Authorities on Friday identified the three children killed inside a Texas City apartment building on Thursday evening and announced the charges against the man suspected of killing them.
Galveston's new state representative has proposed taking away local government's ability to hire lobbyists to argue on their behalf in Austin. The legislation has been long supported by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that has nevertheless failed pass through the legislature in recent years.
A 23-year-old man was shot two times in the front yard of a home in west Galveston County on Thursday afternoon, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.
In response to the article (“Isle leaders worry tax cap might hamper growth, recovery,” The Daily News, Jan. 1): Texas’ school funding system is puzzling; this makes it hard to understand who pays what. Let’s unpack how the system works. In 1979, the state merged all property appraisals unde…
An active southern jet stream, relatively cool air at the surface, and an approaching upper-level low is bringing wet weather to Southeast Texas and even some freezing rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Prospects of continued rains, some heavy tonight and early tomorrow, have led to a Flash…
A word to drunken drivers in Galveston County this New Year’s Eve — law enforcement is out there and a relatively new program has made prosecuting DWI-related crimes more effective, officials said.
A Baytown man accused of assaulting and dragging a teenager through Paul Hopkins Park told police he got into an argument with her about paying for sexual favors before snapping, according to a probable cause affidavit released Thursday morning.
In a perfect world, no one should go hungry. But it’s a harsh reality that many do. Every day in Galveston County, over 50,000 residents face this painful truth. They and their children don’t have enough food to satisfy their hunger.
New data released by the Associated Press and the National Center for Health Statistics show how much neighborhoods can impact the length of a life, and where in the Galveston County people’s environments can be helping them live longer.
Are you looking for ways to eat healthier and be more active in 2019? Like most of us, one of your goals going into a New Year probably centers on health. Even with great intentions, motivation to stay on track can fade with each new week.
After nearly a year of delays, Galveston County Commissioners on Friday approved rules regulating game rooms in unincorporated parts of Galveston County.
It seems likely that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be milder than normal with temperatures running in the 60s during those two days. There is some question about the possibility of rain, especially on Christmas Day or that evening, though the best chances for rain will be off to our n…
Life can be stressful and, sometimes, that stress can be overwhelming. That’s when the licensed professional counselors at Coastal Health & Wellness can help.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Thursday called for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to go back to the drawing board on some parts of its plans for a coastal barrier.
As Trump completes his second year in office, the most brazen white supremacist, misogynistic, anti-working class, and authoritarian U.S. president in decades faces a growing number of crises. From the beginning, he has been the most unpopular president in modern U.S. history. A recent Gallu…
Amid complaints from Galveston County homeowners about the Army Corps proposal to build a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast, some state and federal officials are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the period when people are allowed to comment on the plan.
As the Texas 86th Legislative Session draws near, local school proponents are hoping to renew a conversation about whether the state might provide more funding for prekindergarten programs.
The Stings’ hawking defense ran the Mustangs off the court in the middle two periods of their District 22-5A opener, and Friendswood never found a groove on its home floor.
County Judge Mark Henry on Monday called for the county's purchasing agent and auditor to resign for failing to protect the county from the loss of more than $500,000 to a computer scammer earlier this year.
A Missouri City man accused of killing a Galveston County security guard in 2017 was arrested in Rosenberg on Friday, after having apparently been allowed out of prison on another charge without being re-arrested for the Galveston crime.
No one told me how hard it would be to be away from my children the first Christmas they went to their dad’s house after my divorce. I kept saying, “I’ll be fine! Dec. 25 is just a day! I’ll celebrate Christmas with my children when they come home. It’s no big deal.”
The opening of a county-owned community center in La Marque that was badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey won't happen until mid-2019 at the earliest, Galveston County officials said Friday.
The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council thanks our community, businesses, educators and industry for helping make 2018 a successful year.
American Legion Riders Post No. 89 in Texas City hosted a toy run Saturday to the Ronald McDonald House in Galveston. Groups that participated were: Damaged Souls; Bay Area V-Twins; Purgatory; Voyagers, Santa Fe; Voyagers, League City; Bikers Against Bullying; Undefeated; Warriors; and Aztec.
The Texas City Independent School District has gone through extra measures to keep everyone safe inside its campuses, but coming and going to and from schools, not so much.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Friday said that he favored plans to build a coastal barrier along beaches, rather than highway, on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula.
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.