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?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marreese Speights scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets 106-101 on Friday night for their eighth straight win.
For about 35 percent of county residents, there’s nothing quick or easy about getting to a grocery store, according to 2010 statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Thanksgiving for many is more than a holiday. It’s a day of reflection and life evaluation. So, at many a table today friends and family will share what they are thankful for — and why.
The transition from life in the military to that of the civilian world can be jarring and at times difficult to navigate, but there are organizations across the county to help former service members make the transition.
According to the Weather Channel, home buyers may want to think twice before buying real estate in Galveston County.
One look around at the Ball High homecoming football game against Willowridge and it’s easy to see how much the community is invested in Galveston ISD schools. The imprint of local buy-in to support teams, groups, and schools is everywhere.
Lifelong Galvestonians will proudly tell you they are BOI — Born on The Island. Few realize there is an even more exclusive club in town: the BOF, Born On the Ferry.
The fifth annual Jane Long Festival at Fort Travis Park on the Bolivar Peninsula on Saturday honored Jane Long, considered my many to be the Mother of Texas.
With the hopes of promoting the history of Jane Long and providing a fun-filled day for people of all ages, residents of Bolivar Peninsula will host their fifth annual Jane Long on Festival Saturday.
CRYSTAL BEACH — Coastal Health & Wellness will have a mass registration and financial screening event for Bolivar Peninsula residents from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Galveston County Eddie Barr Annex, 946 Noble Carl Road.
A 38-foot pleasure craft caught fire near Sievers Cut off the Bolivar Peninsula on Friday, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.
PORT BOLIVAR — An early morning collision between two vessels shut down a section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near the Bolivar Peninsula for hours Wednesday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
GALVESTON — A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was arrested Wednesday on the Bolivar Peninsula, authorities confirmed.
CRYSTAL BEACH — The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after rescue crews recovered a man’s body off the Bolivar Peninsula on Sunday evening.
TEXAS CITY — Air quality has improved for the fourth straight year, according to the toxicology division of the state’s environmental commission.
From city officials in Santa Fe to Bayou Vista, Friendswood to League City and all places in between, the message is pretty much the same. When it comes to mosquito complaints, call the county, not us.
CRYSTAL BEACH — The former chief of the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department, who was indicted last week on two felony charges, turned himself into authorities Tuesday.
An indictment alleges fire department’s credit card was used for more than $25,000 at a Louisiana racetrack and casino.
PORT BOLIVAR — The Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District has lifted an order for residents to boil water.
PORT BOLIVAR — The Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District is advising customers to boil water before consuming it.
PORT BOLIVAR — Bolivar Peninsula residents can once again consume tap water without having to boil it first, utility district officials said today
PORT BOLIVAR — Some residents of the Bolivar Peninsula are being warned boil their drinking and cooking water because of a major break in a transmission line between Winnie and High Island.
CRYSTAL BEACH — Next week, Bolivar Peninsula voters can head to the polls to vote for their next state senator. How many will vote, or even know there is an election, is yet to be seen.
CRYSTAL BEACH — The Galveston Bay Foundation will host its second annual Ladies Casting for Conservation Fishing Tournament Saturday at Stingaree Restaurant and Marina in Crystal Beach.
CRYSTAL BEACH — The woman who was trapped between her car and an automated teller machine 10 days ago has died.
CRYSTAL BEACH — A Bolivar Peninsula woman was hospitalized during the weekend after she was pinned in her car door at an ATM.
BOLIVAR — A collision between two vessels shut down traffic on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway for about six hours on Sunday.
CRYSTAL BEACH — A 12-year-old boy who floated more than 300 yards away from the Bolivar Peninsula shoreline when his inner tube began drifting out to sea was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew on Tuesday.
PORT BOLIVAR — A Port Bolivar man was killed Wednesday night when he was ejected from his truck in a rollover accident on the beach near Loop 108, authorities said.
CRYSTAL BEACH — Galveston County Sheriff’s deputies issued more than 126 citations and made more than 40 arrests on the Bolivar Peninsula during a busy Memorial Day weekend.
The National Weather Service has declared a tornado watch in effect in Galveston County until 9 p.m.
In March. a ship vs. barge collision near the Texas City Dike resulted in the largest oil spill in Galveston Bay in nearly 20 years. The Daily News takes a closer look at the ramifications of the spill.
CRYSTAL BEACH – The Bolivar Peninsula will soon be the home of a facility that aims to help injured veterans better adjust to civilian life.
CRYSTAL BEACH — Investigators say they are close to solving the cold case killing of Bridgette Gearen, a 28-year-old Orange County woman who was sexually assaulted, strangled and beaten to death before her body was found near a Crystal Beach shoreline on July 15, 2007.
CRYSTAL BEACH — A convicted sex offender from Burleson County is back in jail for failing to register with local authorities after he moved to Crystal Beach earlier this month, Galveston County Sheriff’s deputies said.
GALVESTON — The attorney representing a Houston man charged in connection with the deaths of his daughter and her girlfriend has filed a motion in Galveston’s 212th District Court seeking to limit publicity and restrict media access in the case.
HOUSTON — A federal judge on Friday ordered the seizure of the cargo ship that was involved in a collision with a barge that caused an oil spill in Galveston Bay.
With the arrival of warmer temperatures, we begin our annual migration to our beautiful Galveston beaches.
GALVESTON — Volunteers will be walking a 26-mile stretch of Galveston beach looking for tar balls, oil on the sand and oiled wildlife for the next four days.
CRYSTAL BEACH — Officials with the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce denied media reports that oil from the Galveston Bay spill had reached their shores.
TEXAS CITY — The U.S. Coast Guard said incoming storms may keep responders from safely collecting oil in the water and along the shoreline.
Ferry service between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula resumed its regular schedule of operation Wednesday.
GALVESTON — Ferry service between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula resumed this morning with two of the water highway's boats running.
TEXAS CITY — Limited shipping traffic in the Houston and Texas City ship channels and the Intracoastal Waterway resumed Tuesday.
GALVESTON — Northwest winds during the past two days have helped contain spilled heavy fuel oil to a few shoreline spots along Galveston Bay, officials said Monday.
BOLIVAR PENINSULA — Ferry service between Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula resumed Monday after having been suspended for almost two days because of an oil spill in Galveston Bay.
Tourism officials and business owners whose trades are tied to the beaches on Monday were keeping a wary eye on the wind and efforts to contain more than 160,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil that leaked from a damaged barge into Galveston Bay.
Sunday all eyes were on the oil spill clean up off the Texas City Dike.
BOLIVAR PENINSULA — Because of the closure of the ferry between Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula due to the leaking barge in the Intracoastal Waterway, delivery of the print edition of The Daily News will be delayed by at least two hours on Sunday.
GALVESTON — Activists are having vigils across the state this week for a Houston couple found dead outside a Port Bolivar convenience store earlier this month.
PORT BOLIVAR — Authorities are continuing to search for the vehicle that belonged to one of the two Houston women found dead outside a Port Bolivar convenience store last week, a spokesman for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
Relatives mourn during Bolivar vigil and ask for help finding women’s killer.
PORT BOLIVAR — Autopsies on the bodies of two Houston women found outside a Port Bolivar convenience store determined that one died of a gunshot wound, a spokesman for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
CRYSTAL BEACH — A new multipurpose beach retreat for wounded service members and their families may soon be calling Crystal Beach its home.
BOLIVAR PENINSULA — Opponents of the plan to close Rollover Pass argue the Texas General Land Office is overestimating the yearly dredging costs that come from keeping the man-made cut that runs through the Gilchrist community open.
BOLIVAR PENINSULA — Closing Rollover Pass would cause “significant harm” to water quality and to fishing in East Bay, according to a new environmental study commissioned by opponents of the state’s plan to fill in the man-made cut.
PORT BOLIVAR — Two barges collided early Monday morning near Siever’s Cove along the Intracoastal Waterway, U.S. Coast Guard said.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is dredging a section of the Intracoastal Waterway near Rollover Pass.
PORT BOLIVAR — After a six-month investigation, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to a fatal hit-and-run accident in Port Bolivar.
BOLIVAR PENINSULA — A Louisiana man was arrested on two counts of intoxication assault, stemming from a June wreck that threw two women from a Jeep on the Bolivar Peninsula, authorities said Wednesday.
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