Before Hurricane Ike hit in 2008, narcotics investigators across Galveston County could count on making a handful of methamphetamine-related arrests each year.
Leaders from the Park Board of Trustees are exploring a plan that would increase parking fees at island beaches.
It was a tale of two halves Tuesday night for the Ball High Lady Tors. Luckily for the home team, the story still had a happy ending.
Lady Mustangs junior guard Kayla Callaway was perfect at the free throw line, including going six-for-six in the final quarter, to lead Friendswood to a come-from-behind 47-35 win over the Clear Falls Knights on Tuesday.
Texas lawmakers should grant Galveston County’s request for expanded power to police illegal gambling operations. The legislature should go at least a step further, however, and extend that option of every county in the state.
After reading the weekly columns on water management in The Daily News, it got me wanting to illustrate the value of rainwater harvesting as a means of water conservation — more specifically, the benefit of implementing rainwater harvesting systems into urban landscape design for commercial irrigation.
GALVESTON — When Michael Berberich’s home was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008, 10 bookcases and a lifetime of literature were swept away with it.
Sunday’s Super Bowl is sure to generate some impressive statistics. Some of those will be for yards gained and passes completed, but even before the game, statisticians are compiling numbers for performances off the field and in the kitchen.
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo reported a five-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year and raised its earnings forecast, boosted by a cheap yen.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the third consecutive year, a 19-year-old with nothing to lose has made a big run to the women's semifinals at the Australian Open, putting the old guard on notice.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Phil Forte scored 16 points and Le'Bryan Nash added 13 to help Oklahoma State defeat No. 20 Baylor 64-53 on Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Myles Davis scored 19 points in his third start of the season, and Xavier held No. 21 Georgetown without a field goal for more than 11 minutes in the first half Tuesday night in a 66-53 victory that completed a sweep of the Hoyas.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.
When it comes to shooting a basketball, Ryan Boatright, like any player, must adjust to the setting. The lighting of the arena, the softness of the rims, the give of the floor in a storied old gymnasium.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State accomplished what it set out to do: respond to a brutal loss at Texas Tech with another big win over a ranked team.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Just about everything worked for No. 13 North Carolina against Syracuse's zone defense — once the Tar Heels stopped throwing the ball away.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina showed again how those waiting for the Gamecocks to crack under the pressure of No. 1 might have a while to go.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that video evidence and photographs taken of the crime would be enough to convict them on most of the charges.
The College Football Playoff is not interested in ESPN's suggestion to move next season's semifinals from New Year's Eve to Saturday, Jan. 2.
Jim Foster has become the first coach to lead four schools into The Associated Press women's poll, with Chattanooga entering the rankings at No. 25 on Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dakarai Tucker scored a career-high 19 points, Brandon Taylor added 14 and No. 12 Utah beat Washington 77-56 on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lili Thompson scored 21 points and No. 11 Stanford eased past Southern California 71-60 on Sunday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coach 1K. How grand.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Williams scored a career-high 33 points to help No. 15 Duke beat No. 12 North Carolina 74-67 in overtime Sunday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jamie Weisner scored 21 points to help No. 9 Oregon State beat No. 13 Arizona State 67-54 on Sunday to take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Chrabascz scored 15 of his 16 points in the first half to lead the Butler Bulldogs to a 77-57 blowout of No. 24 Seton Hall on Sunday.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — So often this season, when No. 2 Virginia has needed a lift, it has come from Justin Anderson.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, missing only one shot all game, and No. 2 Connecticut rolled to its 17th straight victory on Sunday, 96-31 over Cincinnati and former Huskies star Jamelle Elliott.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Morgan Jones came off the bench to score 16 points and the five starters all scored between nine and 15 and No. 17 Florida State rolled to a 110-80 win over Wake Forest on Sunday.
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed early Sunday when their car crossed the center line of a road and hit an oncoming vehicle, authorities say.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stanley Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds, Dusan Ristic scored 12 points and No. 7 Arizona avenged last season's loss in Berkeley by crushing California 73-50 on Saturday night.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The plan for No. 3 Gonzaga was to get defensive stops early against Pacific on Saturday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas found a solution for Texas' size and muscle: pinpoint passing and nearly flawless handling of the basketball.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored eight of his 22 points in overtime, and No. 6 Wisconsin held off Michigan 69-64 on Saturday night.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dyshawn Pierre scored 21 points, and Dayton led a double-digit lead slip away before rallying to beat Richmond 63-60 on Saturday night, remaining unbeaten at home.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Royce O'Neale caught the pass off balance, and in one motion got the ball to Rico Gathers for a rim-rocking end to No. 21 Baylor's game-clinching run.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah wanted to leave an impression on more than just the NFL watchers at the Senior Bowl.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After leading Ohio State to a national championship, Joey Bosa had one question for the 45,000 fans who crowded into Ohio Stadium in late January.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jevon Carter sank two free throws with 1 second left in overtime to lift No. 18 West Virginia to an 86-85 victory over TCU on Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Lane Kiffin says he is coming back to Alabama for a second season as offensive coordinator.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have placed blame on the elite Southern university, saying their clients' judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stanford's 3-point shooting has bailed the Cardinal out time and again this season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Breanna Hayden and Auburn's Hasina Muhammad have been suspended for two games each for fighting during a game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors spent more than a week showing jurors photo and videos taken by Vanderbilt football players as they joined in a dorm-room sex assault. In response, the former players' lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial, blaming an anything-goes campus culture for warping the young men's judgment.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The injury situation at Illinois has come to this: Coach John Groce has added team manager Ryan Schmidt to the roster.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Three players were ejected after a fight broke out at the women's basketball game between Auburn and Alabama on Thursday night.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Saint Mary's and Gonzaga have fought some epic basketball battles in recent years. And for 25 minutes Thursday night, it appeared this might be another.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — In a physical, tightly officiated matchup for first place in the Pac-12, Arizona had to find a flow in a game that completely lacked one because of all the whistles and interruptions.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana sent a message to the Big Ten on Thursday night.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — University of Miami officials apologized to North Carolina State after a fan shoved a Wolfpack player Thursday night in the final seconds of the Hurricanes' victory.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Morgan William drained a step-back jumper with four seconds to play to snap a tie and give No. 18 Mississippi State the edge it needed to beat Ole Miss 64-62 on Thursday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — DePaul was trailing by eight points on the road to a nationally ranked team with five minutes left and its best player was soon to foul out.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tear'a Laudermill and Emily Cady combined for 34 of their 43 points in the first half on Thursday to lead No. 16 Nebraska to an 89-72 win over Wisconsin.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 13 points and No. 2 Virginia ran its home winning streak to 21 games with a 57-28 victory against Georgia Tech on Thursday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 29 points, Taya Reimer added 19 and eight rebounds and sixth-ranked Notre Dame repeatedly attacked Georgia Tech inside en route to an 89-76 victory Thursday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Freshman Mackenzie Engram scored 16 points and No. 22 Georgia held off No. 10 Texas A&M 54-51 on Thursday night to deny the Aggies another comeback win in the SEC.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Laurin Mincy scored 17 points, Lexie Brown added 12 and seven assists and No. 7 Maryland breezed past injury-riddled Michigan State 85-56 Thursday night for its 10th straight victory.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The alleged victim of rape by Vanderbilt University football players testified during their trial Thursday that she has no recollection of being sexually assaulted.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The alleged victim of a rape at Vanderbilt University has testified that she has no recollection of being sexually assaulted.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Rico Gathers had an appropriate finish to his record-breaking, rebound-per-minute performance for No. 21 Baylor.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and second-ranked Connecticut won its 16th straight game by routing Central Florida 100-45 on Wednesday night.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has pleaded guilty to fifth-degree assault in a fight that left a former Mankato football player with a serious brain injury.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says the death of an Ohio State athlete found dead with a gunshot wound to the head will be ruled a suicide.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — With Kentucky's slim lead threatened by a Vanderbilt squad that wouldn't go away, Aaron Harrison coolly stepped up to drain the clutch 3-pointer that has become a familiar sight for the top-ranked Wildcats.
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Dayton coach Archie Miller said he was concerned about Davidson's 3-point shooting coming into Tuesday night's game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Testimony during a rape trial of two ex-Vanderbilt football players Tuesday revealed that at least four of their teammates knew an unconscious female student was in distress but did not call for help.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight that left another former football player with a serious brain injury, his attorney said Tuesday.
With a national-best six ranked teams, the Big 12's conference race is having an every-week impact on the Top 25.
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