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.
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 civil lawsuit filed Dec. 5 in Galveston County’s 405th District Court seeks damages in the death of 6-year-old Mar’Nijah Lamar Williams of Texas City on behalf of his mother, Mikisha Alcorn of Houston. Williams was also reffered to as Mar’Nijah Lamar Brown, according to the court filing.
A Texas City High School freshman was air-lifted to the hospital Tuesday morning after being hit by a pickup truck while he was trying to cross the street, police said.
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.
More than a year after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would allow girls to join its ranks, a Texas City Cub Scout is finding her way.
A bizarre conflict between two men involving a burnt-down homeless camp, two dead dogs and a duffel bag carrying a loaded shotgun has landed both of them in jail on multiple felony charges, police said.
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.
La Marque and Texas City took to the streets to welcome Christmas with annual parades on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Brightly colored lights blinded excited crowds as festive cars and trailers passed by. Candy was scattered throughout the streets, like a second Halloween. Both para…
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.
Hundreds of Galveston County senior citizens were treated to a holiday feast at the 2018 SeniorShare Holiday Gala at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City on Wednesday. Volunteers served meals, area students sang Christmas songs and door prizes were handed out at the annual event.
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.
On Nov. 28, Valero Texas City Refinery presented checks totaling $415,000 to 23 local charities with programs serving children in our area. Programs included those battling food insecurity, encouraging education, providing mentoring services, and advocating for children in foster care.
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 League City day care center facing a lawsuit over its care of a girl who died there has responded to the case in court, calling her death an unfortunate accident.
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.
In the aftermath of the mid-term elections, I have to ask the question: Why is it that some intelligent and rational people continue to support lies, bigotry, and discrimination?
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.
In what is starting to become a tradition between Dickinson and Texas City when the teams meet up on the Stings’ home court, it was an exciting game with an electric atmosphere, as the Gators came away with a 55-48 win Tuesday afternoon.
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.
A year after intense controversy erupted between harbor pilots and shippers who must pay them to guide vessels in and out local ports, the maritime players agreed their relationship has improved.
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…