It may not be immediately apparent what bicycle safety and roadway guardrail damage have to do with each other, but we argue the two subjects are closely related.
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.
With trade tariff news heating up, we wanted to update Daily News readers on the recently instituted tariffs on Canadian newsprint. We also wanted to offer a public thanks to local elected officials and community organizations who are stepping up to help turn around this misguided interpreta…
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.
Juneteenth is a very important day. From parades to golf tournaments, from picnics to prayer breakfasts and the traditional reading of General Order No. 3 at Aston Villa in Galveston, most county residents know a least something about the significance of June 19.
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.
It’s fair to ask, as many people are, what’s taking the cities of Galveston and Hitchcock so long to investigate a bullying complaint involving their police departments.
The meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un this week was nothing short of historic. No matter what side of the political spectrum you may fall on, the fact that the two leaders walked across a stage and shook hands is remarkable.
Galveston City Council members will face a hard decision later this month if, as expected, they consider banning new duplexes and multifamily homes in single-family residential zoned districts and historic districts such as the East End, Silk Stocking and Lost Bayou.
La Marque officials have hit on a hot topic by contemplating an ordinance meant to crack down on slumlords by strengthening rules on residential rental units.
Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston is sometimes taken for granted. Part of the organization spends its time raising money so others in the organization can heal child burn victims.
Both the elected leaders and hired staff at Galveston County have a lot of explaining to do about the disappearance of more than $500,000 that was supposed to pay a contractor for road repairs but apparently was stolen through an amazingly simple scam.
The death of a Galveston Island Beach Patrol lifeguard while cycling along 69th Street is both a tragedy and a reminder of the inherent dangers of the mixing of bicycles and cars on congested roadways.
On this morning 74 years ago as dawn was breaking in Europe, members of what journalist Tom Brokaw would call The Greatest Generation boarded landing craft off the coast of France.
For the fourth year, Galveston residents have an opportunity to hear directly from two of the city’s key municipal leaders during a State of the City event.
Although we hear all the time about people who can’t feed themselves and their children or live in worry about where the next meal will come from, hunger is a hard concept for those of us with plenty to grasp.
First, we apologize for not providing more notice about the change that began Monday in comics and puzzles published on weekdays and Saturdays. We had planned a lot of hoopla about the change during the week leading up to May 28, but bad news intervened.
At 3 p.m. today, take a moment from watching the ball game, barbecue or other Memorial Day activities with friends and family for a moment of remembrance of those who died in U.S. military service.
The shooting May 18 at Santa Fe High School, during which 10 people were killed and even more wounded, poses problems for people pushing extreme single-solution arguments about how to prevent such mass killings.
On Wednesday, NFL team owners approved language to make players on the field stand during the national anthem. And as expected, the NFL Players Association is throwing a flag on the play.
Years of tenacious lobbying by local people, celebrities and elected officials paid off Thursday when President Donald Trump signed a pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion and one of Galveston’s most famous sons.
We don’t suggest that putting metal detectors in all schools would prevent all mass killings. We certainly don’t suggest it’s the only security measure area school districts should consider in the aftermath of a shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead and many others wounded.
With Friday’s deadly school shooting, Santa Fe, Texas, is at the center of the media universe. And by extension, so is Galveston County and the state of Texas. This is our moment to help others — both in the past and future — on how to best deal with such a tragic and human crisis.
Specious arguments, it seems, are a natural byproduct of terrible events such as the shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School in which eight children and two adults were shot dead and more than a dozen others were wounded.
Following Friday’s school shooting at Santa Fe High School, most of us in Galveston County are feeling mad, hurt, confused and noticeably numb. Professionals will say this is normal. But what is not normal is the reason for the why.
It should have been just another beautiful spring day on the Texas coast. It should have been a day for high school students and their teachers to think about the coming summer break. All the dread should have been about final exams, the outcome of those state-mandated tests that had seemed …
It was good news that about 7 million people visited the island in 2017, compared to about 6.4 million in 2016. Those visits came despite Hurricane Harvey in the fall of last year.
The Jamaica Beach city council should repeal, or at very least review and clarify, an ordinance it recently approved restricting video recording during public meetings.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn deserves thanks and support for having the courage to stand up against an ill-conceived and narrowly beneficial tariff on Canadian paper and standing up for the best interests of the U.S. paper industry, the U.S. publishing industry and about 600,000 U.S. workers whose…
In 1977, the Galveston Academic Excellence Club created the Top 50 Awards as a way to recognize outstanding students in local schools, both public and private. Tuesday night, just as it has done for more than 40 years, the club recognized 50 young people who have pursued excellence in academ…
The reaction to news published Wednesday that a teacher at Levi Fry Intermediate School in Texas City had been fired for inadvertently sending a profane text message to the mother of a special-needs student has been striking, and for us has been cause for reflection.
Did Galveston police pension board member Thayer Evans commit an ethical breach by breaking ranks to lobby against a taxpayer-funded 2 percent increase to the retirement plan?
June is a time to celebrate because it signals the beginning of the summer. For those of us along the Texas coast, however, it has a dual meaning. We're talking, of course, about the start of hurricane season.
If you’re a Galveston resident registered to vote and haven’t already cast a ballot in favor of Galveston Independent School District’s $31 million May bond referendum, today is the day.
We argued in February that Texas City public school trustees had done the right thing by voting to call a $136.1 million bond proposition for voters to consider during a May referendum.
State officials and members of the local congressional delegation should heed the call local leaders made last week and ask again for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to ease its rules about who can benefit from the billions in post-Harvey disaster dollars earmarked for Texas.
As state and local officials discuss the method of distributing the latest Hurricane Harvey disaster aid, one thing is very clear — there are two sets of rules.
It wasn’t our biggest story last week. It didn’t involve a lot of money, crime nor scandal. But it might have been one of the most meaningful, addressing a population at risk of getting lost behind closed doors in poverty, neglect and isolation, their voices rarely ever heard.
The Daily News has a long-standing policy against publishing letters and guest columns backing candidates on Election Day. In every election, just as voters go to the polls, we get last-minute allegations of facts we can’t verify. Turning the editorial pages over to those kinds of allegation…
The League City council should heed a staff recommendation and revise ordinances to require higher lot elevations and bigger storm-drain piping to help avoid a repeat of the damage caused by flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
Galveston County commissioners have good reason to oppose a plan calling for the Texas General Land Office to manage post-Harvey housing reconstruction.
President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday he was considering a pardon for Galveston native Jack Johnson, boxing’s first black heavyweight champion who was convicted more than 100 years ago by an all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.