CRYSTAL BEACH — David Loop, the former fire chief for the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department, was indicated Friday on two felony theft charges.
GALVESTON — A U.S. Postal Service push to cut costs and consolidate operations nationally may mean changes for the historic post office downtown.
Clutch plays in 4th quarter lead La Marque to 12-6 win over Ball High
LEAGUE CITY — The Clear Falls Knights made plenty of mistakes in their season opener Thursday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, struggling on both side of the ball in a lopsided 52-0 loss to the Atascocita Eagles.
With Labor Day upon us, we’re expecting several hundred thousand people to be on the island this weekend.
Regarding the editorial “The Hitchcock police chief is gone, an explanation is missing” (The Daily News, Aug. 20): Heber Taylor and The Galveston Daily News attorneys know that an employee has the right and choice to have his or her job performance discussed during the open session portion of the meeting.
GALVESTON — The fifth annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival will begin today and run through Sunday at the Moody Garden Convention Center.
Always looking for ways to help the community — in a fun way — the Galveston West Beach Lions Club is hoping you and I attend the fifth annual Buccaneer Bash from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jamaica Beach City Park, at Bob Smith and Jolly Roger streets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyer is making final arguments in McDonnell's corruption trial, saying McDonnell never did anything to help a businessman who supposedly bribed him.
Fresh new school supplies, new clothes and shoes, meeting your teacher for the first time and the anticipation of a new school year.
GALVESTON — Using a piece of PVC pipe, Sari Lane Beall built a mechanical arm capable of picking up a cup and putting it down in a controlled motion.
Welcome back to all our new and returning La Marque ISD students and parents.
The Sargassum Early Advisory System — or SEAS — was initiated in a Beach Maintenance Advisory Committee meeting in October 2011.
Today is the beginning of a new school year in Friendswood ISD. Schools expect 6,200-plus students to return ready for the new year.
The first day of school is a roller coaster of emotions: joy, excitement, and anxiety. This is not only true for students, but for teachers and staff as well.
HOUSTON — Big changes are afoot at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
As job opportunities explode in technology and health care fields, students can apply for $2,500 scholarships to study for careers in science, technology, engineering and math, safety or health care at College of the Mainland.
Bring out the whole family as University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Life presents “Chef” at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building Lecture Hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
Five alumni from Friendswood High School have been named Distinguished Alumni for 2014 and will be recognized and honored at the Distinguished Alumni Banquet at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Green Event Center following the Homecoming Parade.
TEXAS CITY — A College of the Mainland program is helping adult students get a head start on preparing to join the workforce while preparing to obtain a GED certificate.
Dickinson ISD has announced some administrative changes for the 2014-15 school year.
Teach students, not tests, nor books. Nevertheless, we must be mindful of the end result.
It’s time to get out and cast your vote in the Galveston ISD tax ratification election.
General registration for the fall semester will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting today through Thursday.
Let COM be your launchpad for success. COM offers day, evening and online classes to fit your schedule.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Alumni and Community Relations invites area alumni and community friends to the university to discuss life after graduation, their experience at UHCL, to network with other professionals and to speak with current students at the first Alumni Coffee Table event of the year from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 in the university’s Bayou Building Atrium II, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.
Dickinson ISD anticipates reaching an impressive milestone at the beginning of this school year as projections indicate the district will be educating more than 10,000 students.
GALVESTON — Scott Weaver, scientific director of the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch, stands in a teaching auditorium explaining about the chikungunya virus that has recently spread to Houston.
Tennis, anyone? The Friendswood High School tennis team is hoping the answer to that is yes.
Each year, parents of seniors culminate a year of fundraising into one night designed to provide a safe, fun party for those who received their high school diploma only hours before.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Life kicks off its 2014-15 Film and Speaker Series with “Godzilla,” 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building Lecture Hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Early Registration for the 2014 fall semester is in progress from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Often overlooked, the safety of temporary staff is the responsibility of both employers and temporary staffing agencies. A free lunch and learn of the Small Business Safety and Health Center at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute on Aug. 21 will explain how employers must fulfill the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s training, hazard communication and record-keeping requirements.
The next year will be full of new experiences for Anastasia Novak. The 2014 salutatorian of Dickinson High School will be living in Ecuador with a host family, learning Spanish and gaining valuable life lessons to prepare her for college.
GALVESTON — Colin Thomas, 9, is not ready for summer to be over or for school to start, at least not yet.
TEXAS CITY — Ethereal Celtic ballads and upbeat American tunes danced in tandem during the College of the Mainland Chorale and Mainland Singers’ performances in conjunction with local choirs in Ireland.
TEXAS CITY — Our Lady of Fatima is welcoming a new principal this school year.
Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, set the dates for the 2014-15 Leadership Galveston course.
Pursue a new hobby or new career with COM’s continuing education classes, open for registration at 8 a.m. today.
To better prepare candidates for the job application and interview processes, the University of Houston-Clear Lake Office of Career Services will host a series of events with potential employers and community career experts Sept. 15-18.
LA MARQUE — School district trustees are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss what could prove to be a sticky legal situation. Their decision could determine whether they face legal action from a state-backed electricity program or cancel a contract with an electrical retail giant.
An independent candidate for county judge is one step closer to getting his name on the November ballot after elections officials counted more than the required number of signatures on a petition supporting his candidacy.
DICKINSON — If you visit Dickinson High School during the lunch hour this coming school year, you will get more of a college feel as the campus transitions to SMART Lunch, or Students Maximizing Achievement, Relationships and Time.
TEXAS CITY — The Texas City school district has been able to feed nearly twice as many children this summer thanks to its school bus turned cafeteria.
One of the best teachers in the greater Houston region resides on Galveston Island.
Although it may be hard to tell from the outside, the new Blocker Middle School in Texas City ISD will be fully operational for the first day of school Aug. 25.
GALVESTON — Galveston Independent School District will have its annual Back to School Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 in the cafeteria of Ball High School, 4115 Ave. O.
University of Houston-Clear Lake invites the community, university students and alumni out for a night of celebrating the start of a new semester. The Welcome Back Bash will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 in the university’s Alumni Plaza, between the Bayou Building and the Student Services and Classroom Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
COM Child Development and Education will provide free training for current or future child care workers from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Technical-Vocational Building Room 1101. Participants will explore how professionalism in the child care centers can enhance their center’s image and marketability.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care support occupations are projected to increase 34 percent from 2014 to 2020.
TEXAS CITY — Pursue a lifelong interest or explore a new passion with College of the Mainland’s personalized music classes, open this fall to continuing education and degree-seeking students alike.
LA MARQUE — When students return to high school next month, they will be welcomed by a new principal and a new concept in how the campus is managed.
TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland trustees approved pay raises for employees, but stopped short of approving the college’s 2015 budget.
HITCHCOCK — Barbara Derrick, the resigning superintendent of the Hitchcock school district, will receive a $120,000 settlement payment, according to her separation agreement with the district.
TEXAS CITY — A group at College the Mainland is teaming up with Audubon Texas to plant native vegetation on islands used by nesting birds in Galveston Bay.
La Marque ISD offered students a glimpse into their future, developed new talents, broadened their interests and continued their academic work.
Learn a new language through University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Foreign Language and English Enhancement Program.
Early registration for the 2014 fall semester is in progress. Early registration hours for fall classes are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
It’s high time we put Galveston ISD Educational Foundation in the top tier of local charitable organizations.
Ogechi Ukazu has been named band director at Clear Creek High School, and Austin Brake has been hired as the new band director at Austin Magnet Middle School in Galveston upon the retirement of longtime director Doyle Neuwiller.
Instrumental musicians wanting to begin or continue their education may set up an audition Aug. 11, 12 or 13 for a music scholarship at College of the Mainland.
HITCHCOCK — Just two years after she was hired as superintendent, Barbara Derrick apparently is set to resign.
One former Tor recently showed the world what Ball High School students are capable of achieving at the next level of education, earning a superior 4.0 GPA throughout her undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University.
While some students don’t even want to think about school in the summer, nearly 200 Texas City Independent School District elementary school students spent a week this summer in the district’s Summer Enrichment Camp.
LEAGUE CITY — During a special board meeting July 7, the Clear Creek Independent School District board of trustees approved Paul House as the new principal of Clear Falls High School.
TEXAS CITY — For Keith Harrington, a fresh start took just 12 weeks.
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