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.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple is facing charges after the woman's 1-year-old daughter fell out of a second-story window.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball is rolling — both the men and the women — and making a splash among the nation's best just two seasons after both had seemed to hit bottom.
A furious fourth quarter rally saw the La Marque Cougars come away with a 50-48 win over the Texas City Stings in the basketball version of the Battle by the Bay on Tuesday.
Thousands of wreaths were laid on veterans’ graves across the country Saturday morning — including 288 in La Marque.
LA MARQUE — La Marque’s lone police chief candidate is still being vetted. The final decision was delayed by the holidays said the city manager.
LA MARQUE — Police are investigating what led to a man being shot outside a La Marque gas station on Saturday afternoon.
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.
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.
Several county athletes stepped up under playoff pressure in this past weekend’s first round games. The top performers were:
LA MARQUE — Vicki King, former assistant chief with the Houston Police Department, is the sole finalist for police chief in La Marque.
With nine county teams in the bi-district round of the playoffs, there was plenty to be thrilled by in victories and much to agonize over in defeats as Galveston County went 5-4 in the past week’s first round playoff games.
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:
LA MARQUE — The city manager blamed a “system glitch” as the reason city employees didn’t get the direct deposits of their paychecks on Friday.
LA MARQUE — Ron Parker, assistant chief of the La Porte Police Department, and Vicki King, former assistant chief with the Houston Police Department, are the two finalists for the city’s chief of police position.
DICKINSON — A traffic stop in led police to 44 pounds of synthetic marijuana, police said.
Focus is a word that will determine the fate of everyone in the state football playoffs, yet for the Cougars, it’s a word they need to become reaquainted with after closing out the regular season with a pair of sloppy defensive efforts against Kashmere and Worthing.
Dickinson 36, South Houston 17
TEXAS CITY — Residents in La Marque and Texas City may see Army helicopters this week and next.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque school district will conduct a public hearing Thursday on state accountability ratings.
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.
LA MARQUE — A Travis County judge ruled Monday that the Texas Racing Commission overstepped its authority when it approved historical racing machines in horse and greyhound tracks across the state.
According to the Weather Channel, home buyers may want to think twice before buying real estate in Galveston County.
LA MARQUE — The owner of a local strip club was briefly kidnapped, along with his girlfriend and one of the club’s dancers, by armed men on Saturday morning, Galveston Sheriff’s Office officials said.
Voters on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for city officials to move forward with 10 changes to the city’s charter.
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:
In a rare in-season rematch, the La Marque Cougars (8-1, overall; 2-0, district) will look to repeat their dominant performance from three weeks ago today when they travel to face Worthing (3-6; 1-1) for a District 10-4A-II game for their regular season finale.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque High School principal is still on the job after he and his wife were charged with misdemeanor assault charges last week.
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.
MISSOURI CITY — The Texas City Stings on Thursday were held under 300 total yards offense, turned the ball over three times, had nine penalties for 55 yards and completed only three passes.
THE WOODLANDS — The O’Connell Buccanners had an blowout 58-14 win over the John Cooper Dragons junior varsity team on Thursday with Markus Wisner, Robert “Wooda” Blake and Terrence Ward each snagging an interception.
High school football previews featuring La Marque, Hitchcock, Clear Falls, Clear Brook and Santa Fe
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.
There was plenty to do around Galveston County on Saturday.
LA MARQUE — Bayou Fest will feature more bands, nearly 100 teams in the barbecue cook-off, as many as 15,000 visitors and a fireworks display.
HOUSTON — On the field, Thursday’s District 10-4A-II game between the La Marque Cougars and Houston Scarborough Spartans was every bit the mismatch it was on paper, as the Coogs cruised for a 66-0 win.
La Marque at Houston Scarborough
LA MARQUE — The La Marque school district is following the formal plan of recovery approved by the state earlier this year, according to the district’s superintendent.
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.
A driver was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after a single-vehicle rollover accident in La Marque on Monday, police said.
LA MARQUE — More than 800 La Marque Elementary School students went to the polls to last week to vote in the school’s mock election.
LA MARQUE — The Houston Worthing Colts got lost on the way to Etheredge Stadium on Friday night. Considering what was waiting for them, they may have been better off meandering around.
La Marque’s city manager hopes to have a new police chief in place by the end of December.
Football previews featuring Clear Springs at Friendswood, Clear Falls at Dickinson, Houston Worthing at La Marque, Santa Fe at Fort Bend Ridge Point, Edna at Hitchcock, High Island at Alvin Living Stones and The Woodlands Christian at Bay Area Christian.
The Texas City Host Lions Club will hold its 13th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday at La Marque Highland Bayou Park.
LA MARQUE — It was racing day, but Gulf Greyhound Park looked almost empty. A few hundred people were spread among thousands of empty seats to cheer on their bets. The fans were mostly older, enthusiastic and few and far between.
LA MARQUE — Police Chief Randall Aragon’s last day in charge of the La Marque police force will be in mid November. That’s when Aragon will pack his bags and head to Fairbanks, Alaska.
Week 6 had many standout performances from county high school football players. The best were as follows:
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.
SWEENY — La Marque star running back LaDarrian Ellis-Jones returned to the Cougars’ lineup with a huge splash, totaling four touchdowns and 222 yards from scrimmage in a 43-29 win on Friday to improve the Coogs to 5-1 on the season.
LA MARQUE — La Marque police Chief Randall Aragon may be the next police chief of Fairbanks, Alaska.
LA MARQUE — Authorities Thursday identified a man struck and killed by a vehicle in La Marque.
LA MARQUE — A monthlong investigation led to the arrest of a La Marque man on drug charges, authorities said.
LA MARQUE — It’ll be a playoff-like atmosphere Friday when former district foes La Marque (4-1) and Sweeny (4-1) square off in the unfriendly confines of Bulldog Stadium in Sweeny on Friday.
LA MARQUE — Police Chief Randall Aragon, a finalist for the Fairbanks police chief job, traveled north to Alaska to answer questions from residents in a public interview this week.
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