HITCHCOCK — Some Hitchcock residents are concerned that a proposed ordinance governing large events might drive off festivals and discourage new visitors.
FRIENDSWOOD — Police have charged five men with sex offenses — including a former Friendswood youth softball coach who was on probation after pleading guilty to enticing a child in April.
HOUSTON – Galveston County baseball fans who have made the short trip up Interstate 45 to watch Houston Astros starter Jarred Cosart take the mound at Minute Maid Park now will have to travel a lot farther to see the Clear Creek grad pitch after he was sent to the Miami Marlins in a six-player deal Thursday just before the MLB trade deadline.
Friendswood boy, 11, wins gold, silver in Des Moines
Now that August has arrived, it’s time to brace ourselves for running on some of the hottest days of the year.
The Hitchcock school board owes the public a fuller explanation of the departure of Superintendent Barbara Derrick.
Clear Creek Community Theatre’s production of “The Tempest” is a simple and stylish show that highlights the power of forgiveness.
TEXAS CITY —Kozmic Pearl, a Janis Joplin tribute led by Myrna Sanders, will perform today as part of the Texas City Summer Concert Series.
BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 1,700 people were killed in Iraq in July, the United Nations said Friday, making it one of the deadliest months of the year but marking a decline from the previous month, when Sunni militants swept across much of the country.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.
GALVESTON — Charlie Kelly was in Galveston during Hurricane Ike. But now, almost six years after the storm made landfall and devastated much of the island, he knows that he’s part of a shrinking group.
LEAGUE CITY — An angry red storm dominated the many HD monitors Wednesday at Galveston County’s Emergency Operations Center, just west of Wal-Mart, on FM 646 in League City.
STAFFORD — The first recorded hurricane warning in history was ignored at great cost. This historical incident established a pattern — one that persists to this day, former National Hurricane Center chief Bill Read said.
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WEBSTER — As bad as Hurricane Ike was, hurricane expert Bill Read believes it could have been worse. Much worse.
Take it from people who’ve been through hurricane season: The single most important thing you can do is to get your family together and make a plan.
While not every scenario that could come with another major hurricane striking Galveston County can be drilled, having the infrastructure and communications plan in place are key to be prepared for whatever comes this way.
Emergency management officials offer these tips for preparing for storm season.
The deadliest storms that hit the mainland of the United States.
Hurricanes are the most powerful storms on Earth because of their size and potential for destruction.
Some tips in case you need to evacuate your home for a storm.
Ask yourself seriously: Are you really prepared right now, this minute, if a tropical cyclone formed about 300 miles off our Texas Coast and was forecast to make landfall here in Galveston County within 30 hours or so?
Hurricane Ike taught us all many lessons. In my world, one of the biggest was the importance of safely evacuating with your pets before the storm.
If you’re going to stay for a hurricane, you’ll need to be prepared for weeks of sweltering humidity without electricity, so having a reliable generator can help you stay cool, calm and connected.
To avoid eating all of your meals out of hermetically sealed plastic pouches, stock your storm pantry.
Sometime about Sept. 14, 2008, a lot of people who’d stayed for Hurricane Ike made a depressing discovery: All the emergency water they’d run into their bathtubs had leaked out.
Staying connected on the road means having to charge phone and laptop computer batteries, and one simple device can keep you in the loop.
Structural upgrades to older homes can protect against hurricane destruction and prevent the most common types of windstorm damage, experts say.
Although medical care was available on the island after Hurricane Ike, it was hard to get to.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, even people in Jeeps with snorkel kits attached were driving around on four weak links — the tires.
It’s necessary to have the right clothing to get you through the oppressively muggy days after a storm, when power is out and cool breezes are scarce.
GALVESTON — Mold, contaminated soil, infections and respiratory ills may lie in wait after a hurricane, physcians say.
Even after the storm passes, the risks of getting sick or injured remain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer these tips to remain safe.
Health officials declared Galveston unsafe after Hurricane Ike knocked out the city’s water and sewer systems.
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