Relatives mourn during Bolivar vigil and ask for help finding women’s killer.
Relatives mourn during Bolivar vigil and ask for help finding women’s killer.
GALVESTON — Mayoral candidate Jim Yarbrough requested that a homestead exemption be removed from his ranch home outside La Grange last September, a revelation that could affect his candidacy going forward.
DICKINSON — Standing 5 foot, 3 inches, Dickinson pitcher Jesus Buendia is rarely the tallest guy on the baseball diamond. But after leading the Gators to their first district win since before he was even in high school, Buendia is definitely the big man on campus.
LEAGUE CITY — Zack Esquivel held Clear Lake’s bats in check, and Austin Adams got Clear Creek’s offense going early as the Wildcats downed the Falcons, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon in the District 24-5A opener for both clubs.
After reading Heber Taylor’s editorial (“A good bill, but not a real solution to flood insurance,” March 6, The Daily News), it got me thinking.
Suppose that the spray paint had appeared on the home of Mainland Editor T.J. Aulds instead of on the county annex building.
GALVESTON — Texas A&M University at Galveston will host the second annual Laffite Seminar on April 26 on the George Mitchell Pelican Island campus.
The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and The Daily News are sponsoring FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest, a weekly photo contest in conjunction with FeatherFest, the island’s annual birding and nature photography festival set for April 10-13.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the Central Intelligence Agency's top lawyer gave it a "heads up" before the CIA filed a criminal complaint with the Justice Department against Senate Intelligence Committee staffers earlier this year. The Senate panel has been investigating the CIA's now-shuttered prison system and harsh interrogation of prisoners.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Denver Broncos have agreed to a three-year deal with pass rusher DeMarcus Ware.
LA MARQUE — The Texas Education Agency this week ordered that a conservator oversee operations of the La Marque school district. It was a move opposed by the school board president.
GALVESTON — Parents braved chilly overnight weather and an ever-growing line to get their children enrolled in Moody Methodist Day School.
HITCHCOCK — The Hitchcock school district is getting outside help to improve test scores after being placed on Accredited Warned status by the state.
LA MARQUE — The Texas Education Agency confirmed Wednesday it has ordered a conservator to oversee operations of the La Marque school district.
GALVESTON — Central Middle School students stepped back into history Wednesday when they recreated and re-enacted the Underground Railroad in the school’s auditorium.
GALVESTON — Texas A&M University at Galveston will host a regional Science Olympiad today with concurrent science competitions from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various places on campus.
GALVESTON — The Galveston City Council approved an ordinance Thursday calling the city’s election on May 10. The city contracted with the Galveston County elections office to manage polling places, but where those polling places will be is not yet finalized.
GALVESTON — Two city charter schools will leave the city at the end of the school year, after the charter and the Galveston Independent School District were unable to come to an agreement over funding.
GALVESTON — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will make a rare visit to Galveston today to talk about proposed tuition increases that could affect more than 50,000 students.
GALVESTON — In a unanimous vote, the Galveston Independent School District board of trustees voted to reopen the Burnet Elementary School starting next year.
TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland has issued a request for proposals as trustees and the administration consider outsourcing the college’s facility, grounds and maintenance services positions.
TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland’s vice president of instruction has stepped down after taking a job at a college in Florida.
SANTA FE — Students, local history lovers and city and school district officials gathered Wednesday at the Old School Museum for the dedication of a historical marker commemorating Santa Fe’s original consolidated high school.
LA MARQUE — The school district is moving ahead with plans to form a committee geared toward bringing families and students back to La Marque schools.
HITCHCOCK — The school district will hold a town hall meeting with parents and community members tonight to discuss the state of Hitchcock schools.
GALVESTON — Starting next year, more students than ever will be able to participate in Ball High School’s specially designed programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque school district will again attempt to turn its Renaissance Academy into a charter school.
LA MARQUE — Along with having two certified officers providing security on district campuses, the La Marque school district is also looking to add two hall monitors to its security mix.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque board of trustees gave their final approval to the hiring of Terri Watkins as the district’s new superintendent, and set her salary at $135,000 a year, Monday night.
LEAGUE CITY — Students and parents in the Clear Creek school district will have a chance today to see early designs for the rebuilt McWhirter Elementary School.
Back in the old days, teachers cautioned pupils to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. For junior high kids, that pretty much left out do no evil. But with a good book in front of them, the result can be fewer shenanigans, especially if they can choose the book.
LEAGUE CITY — Could textbooks soon be a thing of the past? If officials in the Clear Creek school district have their way, books will be replaced by apps.
LA MARQUE — On April 11, the La Marque school district executed a legally binding agreement for the resignation of its superintendent.
Clear Springs High School celebrated its seniors Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Ball High School celebrated its class of 2013 Saturday night at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. The convention center was packed with family and friends as they cheered for the 421 graduates, one of the largest classes in recent years.
DICKINSON — The Dickinson school district didn’t reschedule its storm-delayed graduation ceremonies Thursday to another day because of the logistic difficulty of reassembling all the staff and volunteers needed to conduct the ceremony, school officials said Friday.
Hitchcock High School honored its seniors Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
Clear Creek High School celebrated its seniors Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Santa Fe High School’s 308 graduates filled Joe Raitano Memorial Stadium with family and friends Friday evening for the school’s commencement ceremony.
Texas City High School celebrated their graduating seniors Friday evening at Stingaree stadium.
GALVESTON — What was supposed to be a pleasant day at the beach turned into a painful one for a Galveston seventh-grader.
The University of Texas Medical Branch’s Class of 2013 officially became doctors during the school’s commencement ceremony Saturday Morning at Moody Gardens.
LA MARQUE — A former school board candidate and outspoken critic of former Superintendent Ecomet Burley has had his record expunged of charges that he assaulted a former school board member.
WASHINGTON — Syamantak Payra, a Friendswood seventh grader who attends Clear Creek school district’s Westbrook Intermediate School, was among 11 students to make the finals of the 86th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. But it was New York eighth grader Arvind Mahankali who spelled tokonoma and knaidel correctly to win the competition.
LA MARQUE – After meeting behind closed doors for more than four hours Friday night, trustees decided to name Thomasine Allen the interim co-superintendent of the school district.
HITCHCOCK — Students who attended their first day of classes in the new Hitchcock High School generally gave high marks.
LEAGUE CITY — Two positions on the Clear Creek school board will be up for election on May 11.
LA MARQUE — The county’s first charter school is facing the same enrollment-based financial difficulties as the La Marque school district.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque school board Thursday brought up the possibility of Superintendent Ecomet Burley’s termination.
Budding Einsteins across Galveston County are putting the finishing touches on their science fair projects.
GALVESTON — Less than a week remains to apply for a vacant position on the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, and so far only one person has turned in the documents necessary to be considered.
Community businesses should think about volunteering at local schools to increase students' awareness of the companies' industries and prospective careers.
AIFS's Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program has been selected by the Fulbright Commission as a summer institute for the next three years.
Self esteem is important to a child's success.
TEXAS CITY — Cynthia Lusignolo can’t help but think about her children when she looks at Texas’ high school graduation requirements.
GALVESTON — The GISD board of trustees officially accepted the resignation of District 7-G trustee Sandra Simmons.
LA MARQUE — The school board revised its agenda for Thursday’s special meeting to include a closed discussion about the district’s contract with Superintendent Ecomet Burley.
TEXAS CITY — A popular anatomy and physiology professor at College of the Mainland has lost her accreditation to teach the class and will instead be teaching general biology.
If the country does go over the so-called fiscal cliff, federal education spending will be cut for the 2012-13 school and grant year. In Galveston County, the total cut from budgets of the nine school districts and four charter schools could be as much as $2.5 million.
School safety plans are being updated and scrutinized after the deadly school shooting in Connecticut.
LA MARQUE — Tuesday is the final day of early voting in the La Marque school district tax ratification election.
GALVESTON — Colleen Moore molds encouragement and fire into ceramics students at Ball High School, kneading in lessons in self-esteem amid the clay.
The Dickinson High School Debate Team recently traveled to Austin to compete in the Congressional Debate Tournament.
This year's all-district musical is "The Wedding Singer," an adaptation of the 1998 Adam Sandler film
Rear Adm. Robert Smith III, president and chief executive officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston and superintendent of the Texas Maritime Academy, will preside at the university’s 2012 fall commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday in Exposition Hall C of the Moody Gardens Hotel Convention Center, 1 Hope Blvd.
The deferment of the 15 percent rule is a smart move by Gov. Perry and Commissioner Williams to let schools decide what’s best for their students.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 30 percent of all jobs in 2020 will require some sort of post high school credential.
SANTA FE — Representatives from eight local school districts got a chance to air their grievances to a trio of legislators that represent Galveston County.
GALVESTON — Members of the Ball High School student council will again team up with ABC Channel 13 to collect nonperishable food items for the 32nd annual Share Your Holidays Food Drive.
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