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House District 23 candidates Faitcloth, Criss, face off at forum

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GALVESTON — Susan Criss and Wayne Faircloth agree on at least two things: they think the Ike Dike is a good idea, and school finance is going to take up much of the 184th Legislature’s time next year.

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Texas City mulls hike in fees for emergency medical service

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TEXAS CITY — For the first time in nearly nine years, Texas City’s emergency medical service rates may be increasing.

Santa Fe family feud ends in stabbing, gunshots

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ALGOA — A man and his father-in-law were jailed Sunday night after a dispute over use of a water well culminated in a stabbing and gunfire in …

Police: Forensic evidence links Va. kidnapping suspect to 2009 disappearance

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Forensic evidence collected after the arrest of a kidnapping suspect on the Bolivar Peninsula has connected Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. to the dis…

Friendswood police say burglars are targeting cars at child care centers

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FRIENDSWOOD — Police are urging Friendswood residents to lock their cars and protect their valuables after a spate of vehicle burglaries were …

Texas City school evacuated after microwave malfunctions

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TEXAS CITY — Heights Elementary School was briefly evacuated Monday afternoon because of smoke caused by a malfunctioning microwave in the tea…

Flower Garden Banks sanctuary is healthy

Flower Garden Banks sanctuary is healthy

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The protected coral reef about 115 miles off the coast found the reef healthier and marine life more abundant than other reefs in the Caribbean.

Trochesset: Men probably won’t face charges for animal cruelty

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SANTA FE — Two men who lived at a house in Santa Fe where more than 140 animals were seized this month might not face criminal charges, author…

Turtle group set to move to island location

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GALVESTON — Sea turtles living in the Gulf of Mexico are about to get some backup support on Galveston Island.

Megadune project will soon rise west of Galveston's seawall

Megadune project will soon rise west of Galveston's seawall

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You could once drive off the west end of seawall and right onto the beach. 

La Marque police suspend ‘me too clause’

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The La Marque police association agreed to forgo raises for the next two years so that other city employees can get a pay raise as part of the…

New Coast Monthly debuts today

New Coast Monthly debuts today

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The wait is over. Today, Coast Monthly debuts in thousands of newspapers and on stands across the county, marking a dramatic change in the loo…

A celebration of the past with eyes to the future

A celebration of the past with eyes to the future

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TEXAS CITY — In 1867, a group of men, recently freed from slavery, came to this part of the county and laid down stakes.

Annual shrimp festival continues today

Annual shrimp festival continues today

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GALVESTON — The annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival was Saturday in downtown Galveston.

Forum for state representative candidates Monday morning

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Two candidates seeking to replace state Rep. Craig Eiland in District 23 will appear at a forum Monday. 

Chinese ice carving team arrives at Moody Gardens

Chinese ice carving team arrives at Moody Gardens

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Moody Gardens welcomed 31 master ice carvers from Harbin, China on Saturday.

Kidnapping suspect returns to Virginia

Kidnapping suspect returns to Virginia

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GALVESTON — A man charged with the abduction of a college student was taken to Virginia on Friday.

Why was Susan Criss in court for Virginia kidnapping suspect?

Why was Susan Criss in court for Virginia kidnapping suspect?

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GALVESTON — As Virginia kidnapping suspect was led into court, there for all the cameras to capture was a candidate for state representative a…

Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back today across the county

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With accidental poisonings linked to prescription pill abuse that has been on the rise over the past decade, an initiative aims to collect exp…

Man struck by car on Seawall

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A man was in critical condition after he was hit by a car on Seawall Boulevard early Friday, police said.

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