GALVESTON — Police reported that a ship worker fell to his death Thursday at Pier 41.
GALVESTON — Police reported that a ship worker fell to his death Thursday at Pier 41.
Joyce Whitaker has the right attitude when it comes to the holidays.
TEXAS CITY — On Dec. 10, the Houston Touchdown Club honored the top offensive, defensive and top coaches of the Houston area with their annual High School Football Awards where Texas City senior linebacker D’Vonta Hinton was named a top 10 finalist for the defensive player of the year in the Houston area.
FRIENDSWOOD — Clear Creek freshman Peyton Roemer followed in her sister’s footsteps and set a pool record at the Friendswood Natatorium.
Congratulations are in order for Charles “Cliff” Burks and Ross Novelli, who both have received France’s highest military award, the Legion of Honour, for their service during the Invasion of Normandy.
I am alarmed and angry about the rampant assault on law officers in our country. This is not a racial issue, but a criminal problem and lack of respect for others.
Galveston Arts Center, in cooperation with Fresco Books and Ken General of Duende Art Project, will present “TEXAS ABSTRACT” in January.
Winter holidays are here with red and green decorations everywhere. These traditional colors are seasonally and spiritually-based, primarily from festivals in Europe’s dark and cold midwinter.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered Tim Blixseth jailed after the onetime billionaire and embattled real estate mogul failed to comply with an order to pay nearly $14 million to the creditors of an ultra-luxury Montana resort.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After twice having Tommy John surgery, Kris Medlen was looking for a team to give him a chance.
At the recent annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of Texas Masons held in Waco, Dec. 4-6, two of our neighbors, past Masters of Harmony Lodge No. 6, were selected for statewide offices. In addition, Harmony Lodge No. 6 received the Vanguard Award in recognition of fulfilling specific requirements set by the statewide Grand Lodge of Texas, AF&AM.
Beginning Jan. 1, nonprofits and other groups can no longer advertise events on banners strung across Broadway.
GALVESTON — The trustees of the Moody Foundation awarded $3 million to assist in raising the education level of Galveston’s workforce and to reduce generational poverty through the Universal Access program.
GALVESTON — A Megamillions lottery tickets worth $1 million was sold in Galveston, according to the Texas Lottery Commission.
Police are searching for a man they suspect is responsible for a string of armed robberies at businesses on Broadway during the past two weeks.
The police department published a notice Tuesday afternoon, alerting city residents to possible scams involving water services.
Galveston Independent School District Police Department received concerned calls from parents this week after three videos showing fights between Ball High students surfaced this online week.
An undercover narcotics investigation led police detectives Monday to arrest a suspected cocaine dealer in a Galveston apartment complex.
The Ball High Tors nearly rallied for a win over state-ranked Clear Creek, but the Wildcats held on to escape the island with a 57-55 win Monday.
With events in Galveston, Friendswood, Kemah and League City on Saturday — along with Santa Fe and Dickinson’s parades last week — the holiday season is in full swing.
Fishermen and pelicans are natural adversaries — both vying for the same catch. But the discovery of more than 60 dead and injured pelicans caught in fishing line and hooks last week raised serious concern about the problems between the humans and birds catching fish on the island.
Boys basketball roundup featuring Ball High and Clear Falls
GALVESTON — An inmate at the Galveston County Jail was charged with assaulting a public servant Tuesday for punching an on-duty corrections officer.
The Galveston College Community Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 14.
I am a fourth-year senior at Texas A&M University at Galveston studying marine biology and am employed as a dive master on campus.
One school in Galveston is looking to increase the number of minorities working in the science and engineering fields through something as timeless to education as a science fair.
There’s almost nothing more nostalgic to me than remembering the sweetest moments of my childhood bedtime routine.
The Scott Collegiate Academy Robotics Team has qualified for the South Texas Regional Championship Tournament by winning the Middle School Design Award at the Space City Vex Tournament recently in League City.
The Right Rev. Dena Harrison, Suffragan Bishop of Texas, will dedicate Trinity Field at Trinity Episcopal School in the afternoon of Dec. 14.
GALVESTON — The 41st annual Dickens on The Strand festival turned downtown Galveston into a bustling Victorian metropolis — where you could also grab a corn dog.
The Galveston City Council was right to take over the process of revising the proposed regulations for development.
It took a few days for the words “Pearl Harbor” to take root in the national vocabulary.
GALVESTON — More than 30 U.S. hospitals, including the The University of Texas Medical Branch, are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.
GALVESTON — Police arrested two teenagers just after midnight Tuesday in connection with two car break-ins.
The Tree of Lights, with about 1000 lights, is a fundraiser for the Hospice Care Team, a nonprofit organization that provides hope, help and comfort to people with life-limiting illnesses.
For the first time in 20 years, Craig Eiland will not be among the representatives when the Texas House convenes Jan. 13
GALVESTON — Five illegal gill nets, known as a “wall of death” for fish, have been found in Galveston Bay by game wardens in recent weeks.
GALVESTON — A man convicted of breaking into his former girlfriend’s home, beating her and stealing her jewelry was sentenced to prison Monday in district court.
GALVESTON — Police Friday afternoon recovered human remains from the north side of a clearing in the 100 block of Seawall Blvd.
DICKINSON — School districts all across Galveston County are constantly finding new ways to get kids excited about reading at an early age, officials said.
“It takes a village to raise a child” is a popular African proverb with a clear message: the whole community has an important role in the growth and development of its young people.
I am earning a master of maritime administration and logistics at Texas A&M University at Galveston. I enjoy travel and have had several opportunities to incorporate travel into my academic career.
After six years in temporary office space, the Galveston County Museum’s 15,000 or so artifacts will move to their new home this week. A team of volunteers has worked with the museum’s small staff all year to pack up the artifacts and get them ready for the move to the new space at the Galveston County Courthouse..
GALVESTON — After three years of work at city hall, the city council could put a bow on a set of new land development regulations on Tuesday.
At holiday parades across the county this month, Santa Claus will be in his traditional red suit. For many children in the county, though, Santa comes wearing blue — in some cases, tan and green — and arrives in a squad car.
GALVESTON — The 41st annual Dickens on The Strand, produced by the Galveston Historical Foundation, will feature influences from the colonies of Great Britain during the time of Charles Dickens.
GALVESTON — The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicating its eighth annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference to all things Texas.
GALVESTON — The City Council was “way out of line,” last week when it voted to intervene in a dispute between the Port of Galveston and private parking lot owners who shuttle passengers to and from cruise-ship terminals, Wharves Board of Trustees Chairman Benny Holland Jr. said.
GALVESTON — A new ordinance being contemplated by the Galveston City Council could force short-term rental owners to stand up and be recognized.
GALVESTON — Holiday shoppers who headed to Galveston on Saturday got a perfect day to walk along The Strand.
GALVESTON — The Galveston Fire Department was called to Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Saturday after a 911 caller reported that a young girl might have drowned.
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.
GALVESTON — When people fight development of liquefied natural gas plants in their communities, they inevitably point to the “Cleveland Disaster,” which occurred in 1944 when a holding tank failed, releasing 1.1 million gallons of its contents into streets and sewers.
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.
Galveston’s East End Historical District Association will host its 25th annual “A Victorian Christmas” Homes Tour from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.
In the photo above, Myasia Johnson, center, has a Thanksgiving lunch with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings Tuesday with her sister, Paris Duke, left, and grandmother Juanita Parker in her hospital room at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
GALVESTON — Sandpiper Cove, the island’s most notorious apartment complex, is under contract to sell to an Ohio company that promises a high level of management oversight and responsiveness to the local community.
GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
GALVESTON — Repair of three railroad tracks near the west entrance to the Port of Galveston will require closure of Old Port Industrial Road between 37th and 40th streets.
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.
GALVESTON — A recent Texas A&M University study found that out-of-county visitors to the park spent nearly $4 million in Galveston County last year. That money helped create nearly 58 full- and part-time jobs in the county, according to the study.
TEXAS CITY — A little before 11 a.m. at Harvest Bible Church in Texas City, David Henson and the other volunteers were giving thanks and getting ready to serve food to more than 100 homeless and low-income people at Mission Texas City’s yearly Thanksgiving feast.
Several groups will serve Thanksgiving meals to people across Galveston County this week.
When Judge Janis Yarbrough announced that the adoption and name change were granted, Amber Alston, 16, burst into tears.
The arrival of a decommissioned floating nuclear power plant to Galveston will be delayed as the Army Corps of Engineers and the city continued to exchange information about the project.
GALVESTON — An Amber Alert that had police searching all morning for a 6-month-old boy was prompted by a hoax, police said.
Galveston police found the body of a 55-year-old truck driver in the parking lot of a gas station near Interstate 45 and Harborside Wednesday.
Attorneys for a Galveston woman have filed their appeal argument in a lawsuit aiming to block reconstruction of public housing in Galveston.
Comedic storyteller Jaston Williams will debut “Maid Marian in a Stolen Car” at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. He talked with Community News Editor Angela Taylor about the show.
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