TEXAS CITY — More than 1,100 Galveston County oil refinery workers are walking off the job after talks between oil refiners and the United Steelworkers failed to resolve differences in a new labor deal.
From a certain point of view, the decision to bring the Galveston trolley system back to the island in the 1980s was ahead of its time.
When watching Super Bowl XLIX this evening, keep in mind that Galveston County’s contribution to the first 48 Super Bowls is one rich with success, as a total of 11 local players have reached professional football’s pinnacle, with four being able to share in the moment of a combined six championships over that span.
I root for Ric Flair. Flair, the “Nature Boy”, is a 16-time World Wrestling Federation champion. He’s known for his lavish robes, his big personality, his beautiful escorts and his impossible-to-beat Figure Four Leg Lock.
As Mardi Gras parades and parties light up Galveston Island, one group of revelers will be marking a milestone.
Alexandra Jan Harrington, daughter of Kevin and Edie Harrington, followed in the footsteps of her grandmother, Carolyn Smith Clyburn, and great aunt, Ginger Smith Snider, when she made her Artillery Club debut.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area authorities have identified the man shot by a sheriff's deputy who saw people in two moving vehicles firing at each other.
PHOENIX (AP) — Officials Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say flight operations are back to normal after dense fog caused numerous delays and cancellations this morning.
JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton hopes to have several challengers, rather than just his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, when he defends his Formula One title this season.
JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Red Bull and Williams have launched the Formula One cars they hope will be able to better compete with Mercedes when the new season starts in six weeks' time.
JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest lap for Ferrari on the first day of pre-season Formula One testing, while last year's championship runner-up Nico Rosberg clocked a massive 157 laps.
JEREZ, Spain (AP) — With six weeks to go before the start of the Formula One championship, the first pre-season testing session in Jerez will offer early clues as to whether any team can stop Mercedes from crushing its rivals again.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil was canceled after public prosecutors warned it would cost the local government too much and waste public funds, organizers said on Friday.
MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — After a year to forget, Ferrari unveiled the Formula One car it hopes will help drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen get the Italian team back to winning ways.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor Racing has been stripped of its third-place finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil's capital was canceled on Thursday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson, flashing his new Rolex watch, was unfazed Thursday after learning Chase Elliott was going to replace Jeff Gordon in the iconic No. 24.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While driving Dale Earnhardt's legendary black No. 3 Chevrolet last season was the experience of a lifetime for Austin Dillon, "nothing crazy happened" in his rookie season.
WOKING, England (AP) — Energized by a restructured driver lineup and a renewed relationship with Honda, McLaren showed off its new Formula One car that the English team expects will restore its fortunes.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr. is finally back in the Sprint Cup Series after a four-year absence, in a ride Richard Petty Motorsports insists it is committed to fielding for the entire year.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing enters a season of rebuilding following a self-described "brutal" 2014 that included just two Sprint Cup wins and top driver Carl Edwards defection to Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar has returned Brian Barnhart to his former role as head of race control.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart won't be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for "a very, very long time."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch is confident he is in line for his best NASCAR season ever despite a domestic violence case that could keep him off the track.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery last month.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch said Monday he has not gotten involved in his older brother's personal issues and is disappointed he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 NASCAR champion.
Scott Dixon's teammates spent the final three hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona raving about his talent while watching him seal a victory in one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chip Ganassi bristles when his No. 02 team is called the "star car."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fox Sports will use a rotation of drivers, including Jeff Gordon, in its coverage of NASCAR's second-tier XFINITY Series this season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A look at Chip Ganassi Racing's success in in the Rolex 24 at Daytona following Sunday's victory in the twice-round-the-clock endurance event at Daytona International Speedway:
MONACO (AP) — Defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France began his title defense with a victory at the season-opening Monte Carlo rally Sunday, finishing ahead of Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway as Volkswagen swept the podium places.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending winner Action Express Racing suffered a setback one third of the way through the Rolex 24 at Daytona when the car lost fuel pressure with Joao Barbosa behind the wheel.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey is trying to keep a low profile at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With an eye on the future, Michael Shank Racing made massive changes to its program that just might pay immediate dividends.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway has extended its partnership with Rolex as the title sponsor for the annual 24-hour endurance race at the famed track.
MONACO (AP) — World rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France holds a commanding lead after day two of the season-opening Monte Carlo rally, while nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb's hopes of upstaging his countryman ended when his Citroen hit a rock on Friday's last stage.
Jeff Gordon said a year ago that if he won a fifth NASCAR championship in 2014, he'd call it quits on his illustrious career.
Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.
Williams and Force India became the first Formula One teams to take the covers off their cars for 2015, revealing Wednesday the most significant design change from last season: a new front.
PARIS (AP) — Robert Manzon, the last surviving driver of Formula One's inaugural season in 1950, has died. He was 97.
LONDON (AP) — Formula One team McLaren and CNN International announced a multi-year partnership deal on Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — Five Formula One races will start an hour earlier this year for safety reasons in the wake of Jules Bianchi's crash at the Japanese GP last year.
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