How significant is holiday shopping to Galveston County? How about $969 million?
How significant is holiday shopping to Galveston County? How about $969 million?
The owner of pit bulls that killed a neighbor’s aged beagle late last month has taken her case to Facebook, prompting a firm rebuttal from an attorney representing the slain dog’s owners.
There’s a different feel around the city these days, one to which coach John Snelson and his team are more than happy adjusting.
The first four years of the Friends of Galveston Island State Park Fun Run, I was the only photographer.
Water temperature in the 50s is a game changer. Even our hard core surfers don’t last long with the 3 millimeter wet suits most Texans wear, and the only swimmers we encounter seem to be Russian or Canadian.
Galveston’s planning commissioners should be congratulated for their work updating the city’s zoning standards in the draft “Land Development Regulation” (LDR) being considered for adoption by city council on Dec. 2.
Seventeen years ago Janice Hallisey had the idea to throw League City a Christmas party. The event would be a “social event” that would include entertainment, holiday shopping in the city’s historic district and park and, of course, a parade.
What do you get when you combine dozens of volunteers and more than 1.5 million Christmas lights?
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery.
NEW YORK (AP) — A decision by OPEC not to cut oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.
If you are like me, you were probably glued to the television Wednesday night at the situation going on in Ferguson, Mo. On that night, protests over the police shooting that caused the death of 19-year-old Michael Brown turned violent, and police used tear gas and other methods to disperse protesters.
GALVESTON — Over the weekend, reports emerged that an Austin woman was recovering from a fight with Vibrio vulnificus, a form of flesh-eating bacteria.
GALVESTON - I came across a pretty cool web tool today, created by the United States Geological Survey.
UPDATE: After a mayoral forum at the San Luis Hotel today, I asked Mafrige about the video.
The city has released color-coded map to remind voters about who, exactly, they will be voting for during this May’s election.
Here we are again, right before a big beach event weekend and the news comes out that bacteria levels are elevated on some Galveston beaches.
UPDATE: District 3 Councilwoman Elizabeth Beeton confirms that she'll file paperwork tomorrow to join the mayor's race.
In life, George Mitchell was lauded not only as a titan of industry, but also a prolific philanthropist. In death, it seems he was no different.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, were spotted over the weekend in Galveston, taking in lunch and a show.
Next-generation robots from NASA’s Johnson Space Center and a Webster science lab are among 17 machines competing in Miami, Fla.
Earlier this week, we reported that the city of Galveston spent $13,590.48 on meals for the city council in the last fiscal year.
GALVESTON — The city council will consider a resolution this week to join in a county program that would help the city collect unpaid traffic tickets.
In May, The Daily News reported on a confidential memo sent to city attorney Dorothy Palumbo written by Dallas Attorney Terry D. Morgan about the ways the city may challenge the construction of scattered site housing on the island in the future.
You clicks could help save lives in the next major storm.
GALVESTON — An appeal to the Texas Supreme Court attempting to halt the start of seawall parking was filed on July 26, the day before the program officially launched.
With the first weekend of paid parking now in the history books, there are still plenty of people that have questions about Seawall parking.
On Friday, a local resident, “Joan” called The Daily News with a problem. Joan said she does not have an Internet connection or a smart phone, meaning the only way she could buy a yearly seawall parking pass was through the PayByPhone phone system.
One local lawmaker played a key role in Tuesday’s dramatics the Texas Senate. State Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, was among the most visible Republicans who trying to derail Sen. Wendy Davis’ 13-hour filibuster of Senate Bill 5, which would have dramatically affected the laws governing abortion clinics in Texas.
Update: The lost dogs are back with their owner, according to pro golfer Bo Van Pelt. We'll have more details once they are available.
During Tuesday's special city council meeting, Mayor Lewis Rosen read a statement regarding a Daily News report on the city's potential challenges to public housing on the island.
UPDATE: Here's a copy of the agenda for Tuesday's special city council meeting. It's an interesting read.
Even if every Texan agrees that the Texas barbecue is the best barbecue, there is little hope that every Texan will agree on where to find the state’s best barbecue.
Galveston County bars, restaurants and hotels sold more than $7 million in alcoholic beverages in March, according to mixed beverage tax receipts from the state comptroller’s office.
Former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison appeared on Comedy Central last night to promote her new book and chat with Jon Stewart about the current state of Congress and about Texas’ current leadership.
If you don’t often have to sit at the lights at the intersection of Harborside Drive and I-45, you don’t know the daily challenge that the employees of the Daily News do.
By deadline yesterday, I had managed to speak with two of the four local athletes that I knew ran in the Boston Marathon; and contacted the relative of a third.
GALVESTON — I received a couple phone calls last week after writing about this year’s scaled-back NeighborWoods program, a effort by the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy to replant trees, and bring back shady avenues, to city neighborhoods.
March 8 was the last day bills could be filed in the Texas legislature, concluding one of the busiest weeks of the year in Austin as state leaders scrambled to submit legislation that could eventually become new laws.
GALVESTON — With the news Monday that the planning commission would continue its review of the new Land Development Regulations into April, the city has released an updated schedule of what will be reviewed at each of the next five workshop meetings.
If mandatory federal budget cuts do take place this week, Texas will take big hits in military and education funding, according to a report released by the White House on Sunday.
GALVESTON — Any development of a commuter train connecting Galveston to Houston is still a ways down the track, according to the city’s transportation consultant.
GALVESTON — Mayor Lewis Rosen opened today’s city council meeting by strongly asserting that the council does not hold secret meetings, and that the council has followed all applicable laws when holding closed-door, executive session meeting.
Tuesday was a good day for the future of human space flight. Out in Yuma, Ariz., an Orion capsule was taken up to 25,000 feet and dropped from a plane. One of its three main parachutes was rigged to not open.
GALVESTON — The city council has a large list of items to get through at Thursday’s meeting, and it at times read like a greatest hits tour from the past few months of business at city hall.
At Tuesday’s meeting, members of the city’s planning commission talked about the possibility of changing the city’s restrictions on building height in anticipation of casino gambling someday returning to Texas.
It would be the greatest show on Earth if anybody could see it.
As the planning commissioners continue their marathon review of the city’s new proposed Land Development Regulations, they will also hear verbal public comments about the document for the first time.
It's never easy to come to grips with a tragedy, but some are harder to deal with than others. One of those is the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, which occurred 10 years ago today.
The Daily News has acquired copies of the two contracts that are at the center of a negotiation between the City of Galveston and the General Land Office.
GALVESTON — Today’s special city council meeting about a proposed contract with the GLO for a housing development study might have been scheduled prematurely.
GALVESTON — With the city seemingly set to acquire a piece of surplus federal property, one city council member is seeking input about how it should be used.
The proposal to bring paid parking to the Seawall could take a big step forward this week, but expect some lengthy discussions about it at City Hall.
With the holidays now in the past, the city of Galveston is getting back to work with public meetings, including the first city council meeting on the year on Thursday.
The Black Beauty isn't much to look at, but it may hold vast information on the planet Mars. NASA researchers spent a year studying the Mars meteorite, which was found in the Sahara Desert in 2011. What they found from the 11-ounce rock was pretty stunning.
The City of Galveston released the entertainment schedule for Mardi Gras 2013, including the two headlining music acts.
Across the pond, Dec. 26 is known as Boxing Day, a holiday where servants would traditionally receive gifts from their employers.
GALVESTON — There’s no law against sniffing glue in Galveston. At least not in the city code, anyway.
GALVESTON — Judge Lonnie Cox, of Galveston's 56th District Court, leads a band of carolers Friday at the Galveston County Courthouse. Friday marked the 18th year Cox led the carolers, who visited the District Clerk's Office and various courtrooms.
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