A pandemic-fragmented school year likely will disproportionately affect low-income students and students of color, educators say.
Members of the local chapters of Trucks for Trump and MAGA Drag the Interstate met at the Buc-ees parking lot in Texas City, proceeded in their vehicles decorated with pro-Trump flags south on Interstate 45, turned right on 61st Street in Galveston and headed east on Seawall Boulevard before looping back around and ending up at the Target store parking lot in Galveston.
Saturday’s event, which also included local candidate meet-and-greets, vendors and a DJ, was aimed, in part, at increasing the number of young voters locally.
Galveston County leaders say organizations supporting veterans are being unfairly affected by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's pandemic order that keeps bars closed.
More than 200 people packed inside the pavilion at Walter Hall Park Thursday to hear the new chairman of the Texas GOP speak; few wore face masks.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, crowds outside the bars after closing time have gotten unrulier, and there are fewer officers patrolling the district because of city budget cuts, according to several business owners in the area.
Making Hitchcock High School sophomore Grant Thiem’s fortitude to step into the frenzy of a football game and his ability to accurately to kick a ball through the 10-foot tall, 23-foot-4 wide goal posts noteworthy and impressive is the fact he is legally blind because of a genetic disorder called Stargardt disease, which drastically impairs vision.
The Galveston City Council also is seeking applications for public art and is keeping open its disaster declarations related to Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Beta.
Although only 25 percent of the county's population, Hispanic residents accounted for 80 percent of COVID-19 deaths, according to official health data.
The Galveston County Make America Great Again, or MAGA, Rally featured a who’s who of active county Republicans, including League City Councilman Nick Long, Sheriff Henry Trochesset and County Commissioner Joe Giusti, among others.
Most of the damage in the northern parts of Galveston County were limited to places closest to Clear Creek, officials said.
While the park board has had to pull from reserves, it has fared better than tourism boards in some other cities during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Texas Department of Transportation laid down loose rocks to protect its new highway. But the rocks created a new problem during recent tropical storms: a highway-sized "boulder" field.
The damage also kicked up an age-old West End worry about what happens when private houses end up on public beaches after a storm causes the lines of mean high tide and vegetation to shift.
Expect to spend more than a little while in the voting booth this year. Some voters will be able to cast votes on nearly 50 different races and propositions on Election Day.
To date, 140 people in Galveston County have died after being diagnosed with the virus, according to the health district.