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?
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police around the world have arrested 118 suspects in a global investigation into online fraud that targets the travel industry, a crime said to cost airlines $1 billion a year.
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.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court approved a resolution recognizing the Dickinson High School Football team. The commissioners court also approved a resolution to recognize Westwind Helicopter, Inc. submitted by County Judge Mark Henry.
Three Galveston County schools remained in the hunt for a state championship after the second round of the playoffs this past week. Some notable notes from the area round contests included:
Sitting in the back row of a mock courtroom, Alyssa Garcia listened intently to arguments made by the prosecution and defense as she played the role of juror.
Kimberly Kelley has a great passion for middle school students. Even though she has taught on the high school level with success, she believes that middle school is the age of development and that is her best fit.
Several county athletes stepped up under playoff pressure in this past weekend’s first round games. The top performers were:
Five Galveston County teams survived to play another day in the state playoffs with wins this past weekend in the opening bi-district round.
Now it’s on to round two this coming weekend. Details for the area round match-ups are as follows:
DICKINSON — Police charged a Dickinson teenager with stabbing a woman in the back Saturday.
With their best team in years, the 2014 Dickinson Gators are looking to do what only one other Dickinson team has done before — win state. Leon Hall hired a painter to transform the side of his garage into a tribute to the 1977 team that went all the way 37 years ago.
DICKINSON — The Gators football players were issued a playoff planner by coach John Snelson and his coaching staff this week. Inside the planner is a 36-day calendar that provides each player with tasks and responsibilities that could potentially conclude in Arlington for a state title bid on December 20.
DICKINSON — A traffic stop in led police to 44 pounds of synthetic marijuana, police said.
Dickinson 36, South Houston 17
The Dickinson Gators are making their mark on the field in 2014.
Not only did they go 10-0 in the regular season, but they put everyone in Galveston County and the state of Texas on notice that they are a team to be reckoned with in the process.
It’s the lessons off the field; however, that are making a bigger impact to not only the players, but the community as well.
LEAGUE CITY — The League City Veterans Day ceremony was among 10 similar events across the county including ceremonies at the VFW posts in Dickinson, Santa Fe and at the American Undersea Warfare Center at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island Galveston.
ALVIN — A Dickinson man is charged with robbery and kidnapping after a weekend traffic stop turned into a police chase, Alvin police said.
DICKINSON — The Dickinson Lady Gators basketball team dropped its season opener in a closely contested game 58-54 at home Monday against Houston Lutheran South.
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.
Friendswood’s Max Pearson walked away with a silver medal at the King Daddy Sports November Junior Open tennis tournament.
DICKINSON—One of the city’s early school buildings is no more. The 1929 building on state Highway 3 that eventually became the school district’s administration building is in the final stages of demolition.
Week 10 of Galveston County high school football saw postseason-bound teams make their playoff pictures clearer as the regular season begins to wind down. Some notable notes from the past week’s games include:
Dickinson and Friendswood high schools’ marching bands are no strangers to competing in state-level competitions.
DICKINSON — School board trustees will begin laying the groundwork for Dickinson ISD’s improvement plans for each campus and the district as a whole.
The Gators ran over defending district kingpin Wildcats, 42-20, in the battle for 24-6A supremacy.
Area volleyball roundup for Oct. 29, 2014 featuring Clear Creek, Clear Lake, Clear Springs, Dickinson, Friendswood, and Clear Brook.
Observers would never guess it now about the 8-0 Dickinson Gators, but the team had a lot of questions marks heading into spring workouts.
Even more surprising, one of the greatest areas of concern for the defense-led Dickinson squad was on the defensive line. That is until a quiet leader emerged as a surprise standout
Some of the top county teams fought to survive tough opposition in Week 9 action. The top performers from last week include:
The Clear Creek Wildcats made their top 10 debut in the latest Texas High School Coaches Association regional polls, which were released Monday.
DICKINSON — The school district has almost completed the projects associated with 2005 and 2007 bonds, just in time to begin work on the $56 million bond passed in May.
Gators give back. This is an important lesson taught and displayed in many ways at all Dickinson ISD schools.
Within 15 minutes after the lunch bell at 10:40 a.m., Dickinson High School’s child nutrition staff will have fed about 1,500 students.
DICKINSON — The Dickinson Gators emerged still undefeated after their first real dogfight of the season in a 17-9 win over the Friendswood Mustangs on Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
Speed will be the name of the game Friday as the lightning-quick defense of undefeated Dickinson (7-0, overall; 4-0, district) faces the fast-paced offense of Friendswood (5-2; 3-1) in a key District 24-6A matchup.
Dickinson’s Jennifer and Taylor Sanders were two of several locals who walked away winners at the Bay Area Racquet Club 6th Annual Fall Festival Adult & Junior Open tennis tournament.
At 6 feet, 235 pounds, Dickinson’s Shelton McCray is admittedly the smallest nose guard in the district and probably one of the smallest in Class 6A high school football.
Some dominant outings highlight the top performances from Week 8. Last week’s top 10 county players were:
Despite a 66-0 win on Thursday, the La Marque Cougars dropped from No. 1 to No. 3 in Class 4A-II, Region III in the Texas High School Coaches Association’s Week 8 poll released Monday.
Defense seemed to be the cornerstone of the wins for county teams in this past week’s football action.
Throughout October, Dickinson ISD students are showing support for important causes — from being united against bullying on Unity Day, taking a stand against drugs during Red Ribbon Week, or showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
FREEPORT — Brad Woodard and the Dickinson Gators put on a show Friday night at Hopper Field.
DICKINSON — The city named The Daily News as its official newspaper for the 2014-15 fiscal year during a regular council meeting Tuesday.
Six Daily News newspaper stands have been stolen in the last week, the paper’s circulation director said.
Week 7 in local football was all about the run game, with several backs leading the way for their teams.
Dickinson moved up a spot, while La Marque, Friendswood and Hitchcock stayed put in the most recent Texas High School Coaches Association regional football polls released Monday.
Residents can expect road detours and delays for Dickinson ISD school buses for the next two days, city officials said.
This week, Dickinson ISD students will get to be part of a community project honoring the city’s heritage and learning how ranchers, farmers and shopkeepers played an integral role in the early years of the Dickinson area.
"One Person’s Junque is Another Person’s Treasure” Sale will be sponsored by the Dickinson Historical Society from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Railroad Center, 218 FM 517 W., in Dickinson.
After a scoreless first quarter, Dickinson senior running back Brad Woodard blew the lid off the game, scoring three rushing touchdowns in the second quarter. Woodard’s scores helped the Gators pull away and defeat the Clear Falls Knights 35-7, Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
A woman arrested in a Dickinson hotel room where police found more than half a pound of methamphetamines was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison.
Week 6 had many standout performances from county high school football players. The best were as follows:
The accomplishments of seven Dickinson High School alumni will be recognized this month when the Dickinson ISD Alumni Association hosts its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards and Dickinson High School Athletic Hall of Honor Banquet on Oct. 25 in the Gilruth Center at NASA Johnson Space Center.
Week 6 of the high school football season saw many local teams put tons of points on the board, resulting in some outstanding individual and team performances.
Saturday will feature Dickinson at Clear Brook,
New Hughes Road principal excited to work with area youth.
Week 5 of the Galveston County slate saw the beginning of district play for many teams. For others, it was another tuneup before the games that count.
DICKINSON – The opening of the District 24-6A football campaign started perfectly Friday on homecoming night for the Dickinson Gators as they defeated the Clear Lake Falcons, 49-7, in another dominate performance.
A roundup of Friday's games between Dickinson and Friendswood, Santa Fe and Ball High, Clear Falls and Clear Brook, and Texas City and Fort Bend Elkins.
The city on Friday became the latest in the county to change how residents get information via the Internet.
Previews of today's games including Santa Fe at Ball High, Fort Bend Elkins at Texas City, Clear Lake at Dickinson, Clear Brook at Clear Creek, Lamar Consolidated at La Marque, Hitchcock at Sweeny, Bay Area Christian at Tomball Rosehill Christian and Crosby Victory & Praise Christian at High Island.
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