WEBSTER — An electrical issues at McWhirter Elementary School forced school district officials to cancel classes today.
Before Hurricane Ike hit in 2008, narcotics investigators across Galveston County could count on making a handful of methamphetamine-related arrests each year.
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.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say they'll evaluate a dozen exotic animals seized from an animal sanctuary near Toledo before returning them to their owner.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A House Democrat has been provided a security detail as part of the fallout from a tense Texas Capitol confrontation between the lawmaker and gun rights activists, whom more conservative state politicians urged to soften some of their rhetoric.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stanford's 3-point shooting has bailed the Cardinal out time and again this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown took over first place in the Big East on Monday night with an old-fashioned, push-and-shove win worthy of the conference's legacy of physical play, forcing 17 turnovers and holding Villanova to 34 percent shooting in a 78-58 victory over the No. 4 Wildcats.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 19 points, converting two driving layups in the closing minutes, and No. 11 Kansas held on after blowing a 20-point first-half lead for an 85-78 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Monday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Taylor says he's coming around after missing 10 games with a broken left wrist, and maybe No. 17 Texas is too.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Because all those Duke's guards put up some big numbers, their Hall of Fame coach is on the brink of an even bigger one.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey knows there are plenty of people surprised at how her team is playing.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 33 points, Lindsay Allen added 15 and No. 6 Notre Dame made 58 percent of its shots to beat fifth-ranked Tennessee 88-77 Monday night, ending an 11-game winning streak for the Lady Vols.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Courtney Williams had 21 points and seven rebounds to help No. 11 Texas A&M women beat Mississippi 58-49 on Sunday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Samantha Logic and Melissa Dixon scored 13 points apiece and No. 22 Iowa survived a shaky and wild finish to beat Michigan State 52-50 on Sunday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sara Hammond scored 16 of Louisville's first 20 points and the No. 4 Cardinals held off Virginia 67-55 on Sunday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Danielle Ballard scored a season-high 25 points to go with five assists, and LSU posted its second-straight upset of a ranked team, 84-79 over No. 10 Kentucky on Sunday.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Jessica Washington scored a career-high 20 points to help No. 12 North Carolina beat Clemson 78-56 on Sunday.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State sent a clear message to Kansas and the rest of the Big 12: The Cyclones aren't about to let the Jayhawks breeze to an 11th straight league title.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Naz Long scored 20 points and 11th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 9 Kansas 86-81 on Saturday night, recording back-to-back wins over the Jayhawks for the first time in 14 years.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 27 points on 10-for-10 shooting to help No. 18 Oklahoma defeat No. 24 Oklahoma State 82-65 on Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 1 Kentucky earned a break with another Southeastern Conference blowout marked by relentless defense, rebounding and a couple of sharp-shooting freshmen.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Freshman Melo Trimble scored 21 of his 24 points in the first half, and No. 14 Maryland breezed past Michigan State 75-59 Saturday to sweep the season series and gain sole possession of first place in the Big Ten.
BOSTON (AP) — Virginia's players knew it was their time to show their signature defensive style of play.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nino Williams had 18 points to lead a big second-half rally, and Kansas State forced Kenny Chery to miss a layup at the buzzer to preserve a 63-61 victory over No. 22 Baylor on Saturday.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nina Davis had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Imani Wright added 16 points and No. 3 Baylor held off the pesky Kansas Jayhawks to win 71-63 on Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the many mottos incorporated by Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart is "poise or panic."
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Gonzaga got caught in unusually bad Los Angeles traffic, needing over two hours to reach Pepperdine. Then the third-ranked Zags got rattled against the scrappy Waves whose raucous crowd did its best to will them to the upset.
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