A humble home that has survived war and hurricanes was rescued from demolition after Hurricane Ike and will now serve as a hands-on museum at the Galveston Historical Foundation’s warehouse.
Police have no solid leads on who shot and killed a family’s dogs as the pooches played in their backyard over the weekend.
Now in the deep waters of district play, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape for Galveston County schools’ boys and girls basketball teams.
The Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K aren’t just for islanders. The races now attract an international field, and when the runners toe the starting line Sunday morning, most of the U.S. will be represented as well.
If you are looking for some of the best music in Galveston during Mardi Gras, then keep an eye out and an ear open for the area high school marching bands in the parades.
GALVESTON — In its heyday, Galveston had its fair share of gamblers, gangsters and all that comes with it. But when the colorful production of “Guys and Dolls” takes the stage Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, it’ll be one featuring some of theater’s brightest stars in a stage production that started way back in 1951.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers.
Today is the first day for potential candidates to file to run for city council and school board elections in May. There are 15 municipal or school elections scheduled for May 9.
There’s more to Mardi Gras than what’s going on in Galveston or New Orleans. Among the most anticipated events of the Mardi Gras season is the Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade, a procession of beautifully illuminated and decorated boats best viewed standing along the water at the Kemah Boardwalk.
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter that was helping emergency workers search for a missing kayaker had to make an emergency landing in a lumberyard parking lot Thursday night.
A kayaker who decided to head out into Galveston Bay during stormy weather Thursday afternoon fell overboard. Luckily he made it safe to shore, but not before a search was launched by the Kemah Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard.
A former finanical analyst for a NASA contractor is now the new city secretary. Patty Kloves was confirmed to the post by city council on Wednesday.
A dispute between a local carriage operator, the city and the Kemah Boardwalk wasn’t resolved during Wednesday’s city council meeting. Instead, the city will form a committee to negotiate a possible truce.
The Galveston County Food Bank has been inundated with food donations during the holiday season but needs help getting the food where it needs to go.
KEMAH — The city council is slated to discuss new queuing locations for Kemah Carriages, but officials were unclear about whether any decision would be made during the meeting.
KEMAH — A Kemah carriage operator is claiming she can no longer operate her business after the city turned what had been her queuing area into a fire lane at the request of the Kemah Boardwalk.
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.
KEMAH — Kemah’s city council is set to extend Police Chief Greg Rikard’s contract during its meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at city hall.
A unanimous council vote for Mayor Bob Cummins to enter into an agreement with the Gulf Coast Center Wednesday was the city’s first step toward moving city hall from the building on state Highway 146 to a proposed $12 million transportation center.
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.
Kemah’s city council is contemplating moving city hall from the building on Highway 146 to the proposed $12 million transportation center.
KEMAH — More than two-dozen wounded soldiers and their families will be treated to a free weekend that will include visits to Galveston, time at the Kemah Boardwalk, live music, a parade and several displays of military equipment.
KEMAH—The American Legion riders from Post 554 braved the rain Wednesday as they traveled from League City to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
KEMAH — Fire crews from four cities battled a boat fire at the Boardwalk Marina at the Kemah Boardwalk on Thursday.
KEMAH — Fire crews from four neighboring cities battled to contain a boat fire at the Boardwalk Marina at the Kemah Boardwalk on Thursday.
KEMAH — City officials want to build a $12 million parking garage where the city’s parking lot sits now.
KEMAH — Greg Collins, ex-husband of fellow council member Robin Collins, last week was appointed to fill a vacant seat on city council.
The October festival season got off to a grand start in Kemah on Saturday. The city marked its second celebration of German heritage with its Oktoberfest. Meanwhile at the Kemah Boardwalk’s Taste of Texas Festival Lone Star Craft Beers, Texas wines and spirits were the focus. But the armadillo races added a new twist to the festival.
KEMAH — A gas leak caused all lanes of traffic on Highway 146 south of Kemah to grind to a halt Wednesday afternoon.
TEXAS CITY — Air quality has improved for the fourth straight year, according to the toxicology division of the state’s environmental commission.
KEMAH — Matt Wiggins won’t face any charges related to a grand jury probe into land transactions that took place when he was mayor.
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.
KEMAH — Five teenagers were charged with trying to shoplift five cases of beer in Kemah on Sunday.
KEMAH — A 52-foot yacht caught fire under the Kemah Bridge on Monday afternoon.
Residents of the League City and Kemah communities are the recipients of the newest newspaper in Texas.
KEMAH — A brief police pursuit in Kemah on Friday ended with the arrest of a man accused of going to great lengths to prepare a surf and turf meal.
SEABROOK — The third annual Seabrook Festival of the Arts will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26 on the grounds of Seabrook City Hall and Community House, First Street and Anders Lane.
TEXAS CITY — A showdown may be looming between the agency in charge of running the county’s animal shelter and the cities that pay the bills.
KEMAH — From breaking horses to serving in Vietnam, S.J. Stout has done a lot. Nowadays, the Kemah resident is continuing his hobby and talent of artwork.
SEABROOK — It’s not a matter of if but when a massive new bridge will span the waters between Kemah and Seabrook.
KEMAH — A Galveston County grand jury is investigating property deals made after Hurricane Ike during the tenure of former Kemah Mayor Matt Wiggins, an attorney for Wiggins said Thursday.
KEMAH — The Kemah City Council again tabled consideration to alter the parking requirements for a drug rehabilitation center looking to open in a former “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” house.
KEMAH — A man told officers he woke up at a Kemah motel early Monday to the sight of three men in his room, one of them wielding a pistol and demanding the money in a nearby safe, police said.
KEMAH — A man charged in connection with a bomb scare that locked down a Kemah Walmart store for more than four hours was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Friday.
Galveston Bay will again be the site for the largest youth regatta in the state of Texas as the six-day Texas Youth Race Week sets sail Saturday.
KEMAH — Tourists won’t see it, but Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials hope a new oyster reef only a few feet from the Kemah Boardwalk will have a large impact.
KEMAH — Residents upset about a drug rehabilitation facility to operate out of what was once an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” house, on Wednesday urged the City Council to reject a request for a waiver on parking requirements.
Speedboats aim to break last year’s record of 171 mph on 1-mile course
KEMAH — State officials said the thousands of dead fish that have washed up near Galveston County this week were probably killed by oxygen depletion.
The National Weather Service has declared a tornado watch in effect in Galveston County until 9 p.m.
KEMAH — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit accusing a former Kemah mayor of conspiring with city officials to obtain land and property damaged by Hurricane Ike.
KEMAH — A water main break is causing problems for residents of Kemah.
KEMAH — A former mayor will appear in Kemah’s municipal court later this year to challenge 200 code ordinance violations the city claims occurred at his property in the 700 block of Bradford Avenue.
KEMAH — A man had one of his legs severed when he lost control of his motorcycle attempting to flee police Saturday evening.
KEMAH — The four-lane bridge between Kemah and Seabrook may be in line for a $150 million expansion.
From a $56 million bond referendum in Dickinson to a fire fee in Bayou Vista, from a heated council race in Kemah to contested single-member district races in La Marque and Texas City, there are 16 races on the ballot today in addition to those on Galveston Island.
Police officers in Hitchcock, Santa Fe and Kemah will be keeping a sharp eye out for drivers’ seat belts from May 19 through June 3.
KEMAH — Local shrimpers and boaters got a little touch of the divine on Sunday as the Clear Lake Elks Lodge held the 45th annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Kemah Boardwalk.
SEABROOK — At the Keels and Wheels car and boat show at the Lakewood Yacht Club, 103-year-old Margaret Dunning stood next to her 1930 Packard and answered questions as people passed by and posed for photos.
The Blessing Of The Fleet ceremony is a celebration of our local shrimping culture for a safe and bountiful season. This tradition is a legacy continued by the Clear Lake Elks Lodge.
While many of the county’s taxing entities canceled elections because of a lack of contested races, there are several offices with opposing candidates. There are a pair of referendums voters will consider this time around.
KEMAH — In the spirit of Earth Month, area residents are invited to join in the celebration of Galveston Bay, one the world’s most productive estuaries, at the Bay Day Festival.
The net taxable value of property in Galveston County rose almost 6 percent to $22.67 billion for 2014, up from $21.41 billion in 2013, according to preliminary numbers from the central appraisal district.
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