If COVID-19 has brought any good, it was reminding Americans about the worth of brick-and-mortar public schools, the role of educators and the importance of investing in local institutions we long took for granted and often starve of resources and respect.
We’ll be the first to admit 2020 wasn’t exactly what we thought it would be. We’re still in the midst of a global pandemic that has altered the way we live, move and breathe.
Eligible voters who haven’t registered for the November general election are quickly running out of time to do so. It’s not too late, but it will be in less than two weeks.
Over the holiday weekend, a couple in California triggered a wildfire that raged over 86,000 acres and as of Tuesday had yet to be contained.
Life always is more difficult for the poor. Life in a pandemic that has caused many millions of people to lose their jobs under severe and open-ended lockdowns and restrictions has proved even more so, particularly for children.
As the editors reported here last week, The Daily News will partner with the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce to present live interviews with candidates running for Galveston mayor and for six district city council positions.
November will feature one of the oddest elections in recent history and also one of the most important. That’s true all up and down the ballot and especially true way down the ballot where candidates for Galveston City Council positions will be listed.
The collective sigh of relief was almost audible in the streets as Galveston County woke up to sunshine, blue skies and white clouds Thursday morning. Across most of the mainland, there was hardly a twig out of place and not a single drop of rain had fallen. The island got some high water, a…
A woman named Shelly Tolhurst offered a sadly prophetic observation at a Sept. 7, 1920, event in Los Angeles celebrating the passage of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.
Anyone who has ever ridden out a hurricane in Galveston County knows it isn’t a party. And often, the aftermath is as bad if not worse than the storm.
A little more than a year ago, leaders at The Daily News began talking about revamping the newspaper’s annual tribute to good people who do and have done great things in communities all over Galveston County.
Across Texas, more than 17,700 prison inmates and 3,700 prison employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 112 prisoners and 16 employees have died. That’s a higher death toll than any other prison system in the nation, state or federal, according to reporting by the Texas Tribune…