School districts around the county, and state, continuously struggle to hire enough bus drivers to cover routes and mechanics to keep the fleet going.
As a developer waits with his multimillion-dollar project stalled and expenses mounting, two agencies involved in maintaining the seawall are disputing which had responsibility to issue a permit for construction near the storm-surge barrier.
More than 2,000 miles from Galveston, a group of island firefighters are working in a new terrain and trying to control one of the worst wildfires in California history.
A long-running lawsuit brought by a former justice administrator against the county could continue for another year after the county appealed a recent court decision ruling it lacked authority to fire the employee.
Residents could see more trees, lighting and shade in downtown Galveston in the next year.