Connor Behrens


Before coming to work for The Daily News as a staff reporter, Connor worked for us as a freelance correspondent throughout 2017. He has written for other publications such as the Washington Post.


April 11th, 1994

Residents assembled under cloudy skies Wednesday night at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church to pray for a community just down the road in Santa Fe, just days after a gunman killed 10 and wounded a dozen more in spree of violence at Santa Fe High School.

The father of 17-year-old student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, charged with capital murder in the Santa Fe school shooting, claims his son was harassed as bullying rumors continue to swirl on social media.

Just hours after at least 10 people were shot and killed and another 10 wounded at Santa Fe High School, organizations and community members across Galveston County were setting up fundraising efforts, blood drives and vigils.


Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, who police have named as the suspect in a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, had photos of guns and shirts emblazoned with the words “Born to Kill” on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

With tears brimming in her eyes, Dickinson Independent School District Superintendent Vicki Mims reflects on her almost 40-year-career as an educator and an administrator.

Sea Star Base Galveston will have its Meet a Mariner Day event at noon May 19 in the Commodore Room of the base at 7509 Broadway in Galveston.

Forensic artist Lois Gibson appeared before the Sons of the Republic of Texas to talk about her decades-long career and her recent work, including drawing the man that allegedly accosted adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

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