LEAGUE CITY — A pair of social justice and civil rights groups are challenging League City’s resolution barring the housing of undocumented immigrants within its city limits.
TEXAS CITY — The Chinese firms considering the county for a possible multibillion-dollar methanol plant reached secured leases on the property near the Texas City Dike where the plant would be built.
A recent column blending Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with North Texas State College golf brought questions to my mind and the minds of a few readers.
We have addressed offshore fishing more than usual lately, and the reason is we are in prime time for that type of fishing, and the action has been outstanding.
Here he comes. You’ve all seen him. He is usually wearing a loud sport shirt, often a straw hat and flip flops. He is loud, boisterous and knows everything about everything. He also likes to tell you all about it as well.
Last month, Katherine — a more than 2,000-pound great white shark — made headlines when she was tracked by researchers, who tagged her off New England’s Cape Cod, to the Gulf Coast and appeared to be headed toward Texas. While beach goers might have had images of the shark that terrorized a fictional summer resort town in the 1975 movie “Jaws,” the chance of being killed by a shark is extremely rare, experts say.
If you could take a test that would determine whether you would develop an incurable, degenerative and fatal illness, would you? Or would you rather not know, choosing to remain blissfully ignorant?
ATLANTA (AP) — Early returns are trickling in as Georgia Republicans await the outcome of an expensive, bitter Senate primary runoff between businessman David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze.
LEAGUE CITY — A man faces various charges after police serving an arrest warrant at his League City apartment allegedly found drugs, a handgun and printers used to produce counterfeit cash.
SAN LEON — A 6-month-old child was taken to the hospital after a driver who told police he fell asleep at the wheel rear-ended another vehicle Monday afternoon in San Leon, a fire official said.
GALVESTON — A Galveston woman was charged with drunken driving and evading arrest after leading police on a short car chase Saturday night.
GALVESTON — The Galveston Police Department won’t pursue charges against City Councilman Tarris Woods, who was accused of threatening a man in City Hall in early July.
GALVESTON — A Pearland man drowned Sunday after falling unconscious in the waters off Galveston.
TEXAS CITY — Police are investigating who might have slashed the tires on 13 vehicles in Texas City on Friday morning.
GALVESTON — Strong winds and an apparent funnel cloud knocked over a Galveston lifeguard tower Friday, officials said.
GALVESTON — A body found near railroad tracks on the island this week did not show any signs of trauma, according to a preliminary investigation by the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.
GALVESTON — Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy, scheduled for today, to help identify a badly decomposed body found in Galveston on Wednesday, according to police and the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A four-vehicle accident shut down northbound traffic on the Galveston Causeway for a little more than 30 minutes Thursday, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies said.
GALVESTON — Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto to the state’s Crime Victims’ Institute Advisory Council.
GALVESTON — A retired Galveston police officer and Vietnam War veteran who served with the department for more than 20 years and was known by his colleagues as a kind man who “never met anyone he didn’t like” died Wednesday, according to a news release from the police department.
GALVESTON — A shrimp boat captain has been charged with a misdemeanor count of deadly conduct after police accused him of firing a handgun at a kayaker several hundred yards from the 61st Street Fishing Pier in Galveston.
GALVESTON — A 4-year-old girl found not breathing in a swimming pool at an island resort was pronounced dead at the University of Texas Medical Branch late Tuesday, police said.
GALVESTON — The personal assistant of a former Galveston mayor who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $360,000 from her employer was sentenced Tuesday to serve 10 years probation and to pay almost $160,000 in restitution.
GALVESTON — A badly decomposed body found near railroad tracks on the north side of the island Wednesday has police searching for clues about who the person was and what caused the person’s death.
GALVESTON — A shrimp boat captain was taken into custody Wednesday after allegedly firing a gun at a kayaker several hundred yards out from the 61st Street Fishing Pier in Galveston.
LA MARQUE — Negotiations continue between the city of La Marque and the police and fire department unions.
GALVESTON — A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition after she was found submerged in a pool at an island resort late Tuesday night, police said.
GALVESTON — A Galveston man was arrested Monday night on accusations he sexually abused three children.
KEMAH — A man told officers he woke up at a Kemah motel early Monday to the sight of three men in his room, one of them wielding a pistol and demanding the money in a nearby safe, police said.
LEAGUE CITY — Police are asking for public assistance to help identify a woman suspected of taking the wallet of an elderly shopper at a League City store before using a stolen credit card to purchase several items.
TEXAS CITY — The Texas City Police Department on Monday swore in four new officers, according to a release from the department.
The state has not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty in two pending capital murder cases.
Some suggest using part-time cops to help during peak times would save money; others say using officers from other agencies is risky
BACLIFF — A man was arrested in Bacliff on Friday afternoon after police said he pointed a shotgun at another man.
GALVESTON — An off-duty police officer’s quick action kept residents of a Galveston apartment complex safe from a fire.
KEMAH — A man charged in connection with a bomb scare that locked down a Kemah Walmart store for more than four hours was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Friday.
GALVESTON — A Santa Fe woman pleaded guilty Friday to the theft of more than $200,000 from Century 21 Bay Reef Realty.
GALVESTON — Police are searching for two men accused of holding a clerk at gunpoint while robbing a Galveston convenience store Thursday night.
GALVESTON — Five Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies were appointed to the rank of corporal this week.
GALVESTON — A Galveston man is accused of striking a convenience store clerk with a glass bottle and biting a good Samaritan during a robbery at an island convenience store Wednesday night, police said.
FRIENDSWOOD — A gas leak at a Friendswood intersection slowed traffic for several hours Thursday afternoon, police said.
GALVESTON — Five Galveston County residents face possible sentences of life in prison after being indicted on federal charges of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, officials said Wednesday.
LA MARQUE — A jury Thursday sentenced a man convicted of aggravated robbery in an armed carjacking at a La Marque carwash to seven years in prison.
GALVESTON — A man stole a plastic container full of scratch-off lottery tickets from a Galveston convenience store early Wednesday, police said.
HITCHCOCK — Divers searched a canal in Hitchcock late Tuesday night after a motorcycle was found submerged in the water, but officials suspect the bike was abandoned months ago, police said.
GALVESTON — A Galveston man was arrested early Wednesday after his girlfriend told officers he pointed a gun at her because she refused to participate in an alleged planned robbery, police said.
GALVESTON — An undercover investigation has led to an arrest that police say illustrates a growing presence of methamphetamine on the island.
GALVESTON — A Galveston native and renowned scholar was murdered in Puebla, Mexico, last week.
GALVESTON — Police on the island received 1,938 emergency calls, took 112 reports, made 82 arrests and worked 30 accidents during the course of a busy Independence Day weekend, according to statistics from the Galveston Police Department.
CRYSTAL BEACH — The woman who was trapped between her car and an automated teller machine 10 days ago has died.
SAN LEON — Power was knocked out for a time early Tuesday morning after a car crashed into a utility pole.
LEAGUE CITY — The manager of an office supply business praised League City police officers who responded to his call for help early Monday morning.
GALVESTON — A teenager suspected of brandishing a gun during two armed robberies in Galveston was arrested during the July 4 weekend, police said.
LA MARQUE — Five people were taken to the hospital early Tuesday morning after the Jeep they were riding in flipped over.
GALVESTON — The Galveston Island Beach Patrol rescued six people during the holiday weekend, according to officials.
GALVESTON — Police are investigating the shooting of a Galveston man early Saturday morning.
TEXAS CITY — Police are investigating a pair of public masturbation cases that happened on Friday. One incident took place in a woman’s driveway and the other in the parking lot of a grocery store.
GALVESTON — A woman riding on the back of a motorcycle suffered a broken arm after a car rear-ended the bike she was riding.
LEAGUE CITY -- Traffic on Interstate 45 in both directions was slowed Friday afternoon because of heavy smoke from a truck that caught fire after a barbecue pit turned over.
LEAGUE CITY — The League City Volunteer Fire Department welcomed seven new firefighters at a recent cadet graduation ceremony.
TEXAS CITY — A man drove a pickup into a drainage ditch in the 4800 block of Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City shortly before noon Thursday, police said.
GALVESTON — A 4-year-old boy was “5 feet away” when his mother’s boyfriend was shot to death at a Galveston home last month, a detective investigating the killing testified at a bond hearing Wednesday.
TEXAS CITY — Two Texas City firefighters were promoted in front of their friends, families and co-workers at Wednesday’s city commissioners meeting.
TEXAS CITY — A Texas City man who was convicted of murder in 1992 was found guilty of possessing cocaine within 1,000 feet of Simms Elementary School and was sentenced Wednesday to serve 20 years in prison.
GALVESTON — A woman who died early Monday in a single-car accident was identified by the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office as Diana Lane, 25.
LEAGUE CITY — The mother of a 2-year-old who died last week of injuries that police allege were caused by the boy’s father said the father kept her son away from her for a year.
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