Hitchcock native Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the National Football League, was cut Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys.
GALVESTON — The Sturgis, a military barge carrying sealed radioactive waste, is set to arrive at the Port of Galveston in December, spurring much concern among city officials.
At 6 feet, 235 pounds, Dickinson’s Shelton McCray is admittedly the smallest nose guard in the district and probably one of the smallest in Class 6A high school football.
John Hamm might be the best choice to head of the Hitchcock Police Department, but the process used to fill that important post in city government was flawed.
In 1687, Isaac Newton set forth three laws of motion that forever changed science. This had never been done before.
Ebola tops the news, but not the charts of scary diseases menacing Galveston County, experts say.
Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in UTMB’s response to the Ebola outbreak at www.utmb.edu/ebola-response. There you’ll find guidelines, resources and disease facts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one.
DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki welcomed Tyson Chandler to Dallas with little fanfare four years ago, and certainly not amid talk of potential championships.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwestern Indiana.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas-based business co-owned by U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has lost its right to do business as a Texas corporation after missing deadlines to pay state franchise taxes.
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities announced Tuesday they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking rings.
ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant rights advocacy groups want the federal government to turn over information on deportation policies at a detention center in southern New Mexico where hundreds of Central American mothers and children are being held.
DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana says two former owners of a tutoring business have pleaded guilty to defrauding several Texas school districts.
DALLAS (AP) — Texas, which saw the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and two more since then, has designated two containment facilities in Galveston and a Dallas suburb to treat any future patients.
PLANO, Texas (AP) — The oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center to continue his recovery from injuries suffered in a car wreck.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso police say a man sought in the slaying of a local woman and the shooting of a police officer has killed himself.
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully imprisoned him.
DALLAS (AP) — A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups and city residents filed a legal petition on Tuesday seeking a ban on older model rail tanker cars carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota to the Port of Albany, citing their history of rupturing and exploding in a series of catastrophic derailments.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas cotton producers say they are pleased to learn the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reconsidered its decision about implementing a provision of the farm bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the arraignment of an alleged White House fence-jumper because of questions about his mental competence to stand trial.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has delayed the arraignment of an alleged White House fence-jumper because of questions about his mental competence to stand trial.
HOUSTON (AP) — The shot still stings more than five months later.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Oct. 21:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry's first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7.
HOUSTON (AP) — The former president of a Houston hospital and three other employees have been convicted in a Medicare scheme to steal $158 million from the federal government.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — BancorpSouth Inc. saw its net income rise more than 15 percent to $28.8 million in the third quarter, as loans and insurance commission revenue increased.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — BancorpSouth Inc. is reporting a rise in net income of more than 15 percent to $28.8 million in the third quarter, as loans and insurance commission revenue increased.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state panel has suspended the license of a North Texas veterinarian who investigators say told clients that he had euthanized their pets but instead kept them alive in cages for months.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Investigators used a cadaver dog Tuesday to comb abandoned buildings in Gary, Indiana for more possible victims of a suspected serial killer who confessed to strangling one woman, directed police to six more bodies and hinted that there could be more killings stretching back two decades.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary police are combing through abandoned houses to check for bodies before the city begins bulldozing thousands of vacant buildings.
The CEO of Canadian Pacific thinks U.S. regulators would approve a well-structured railroad merger, but nothing is planned now that talks with CSX ended.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former top adviser to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing $1.8 million in campaign funds from the powerful Republican.
MONROE, La. (AP) — A basketball player for the University of Louisiana at Monroe has been arrested on a charge of forcible rape.
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) — At least 20 sixth-graders at a North Texas school have been treated for bee stings in an attack during an outdoor physical education class.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The preseason SEC order of finish in women's basketball as predicted by the media and released Tuesday:
Galveston County Daily News. Oct. 18, 2014.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The Lake County coroner's office says autopsies are scheduled to be completed Tuesday for the final three women whose bodies were found in abandoned homes in Gary over the weekend.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola.
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A North Texas judge has determined a teenager accused of fatally shooting his mother and 15-year-old sister is incompetent to stand trial.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Readers of Texas Highways magazine have chosen San Antonio as their favorite destination in a countdown of the top 40 places to visit statewide.
FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — Crews have started to widen a Southeast Texas port to make way for bigger ships and more traffic.
DALLAS (AP) — Prominent Dallas businessman Samuel Wyly has filed for bankruptcy protection as he and the estate of his brother face up to $400 million in penalties after being found liable for hiding stock holdings overseas.
DALLAS (AP) — Kimberly-Clark plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient.
NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.
PASADENA, Texas (AP) — A former Houston-area biology and cheerleading instructor who allegedly provided a nude photo of herself to a student has been accused of having sex with him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man, his girlfriend and a father and son have been sentenced to prison over the 2012 slaying of an acquaintance during an argument.
ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place.
DALLAS (AP) — Light rail service in downtown Dallas will be halted for six weekends including the Thanksgiving holiday during repairs to Dallas Area Rapid Transit lines.
PLANO, Texas (AP) — A reward for information leading to a missing North Texas woman has grown to $25,000.
PECOS, Texas (AP) — A Texan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing Social Security benefits meant for her father whose body was found in a storage unit in Kentucky.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The economic impact of San Antonio's hospitality industry has tripled in two decades and reached $13.4 billion last year, according to Trinity University researchers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas leaders are closer to privatizing a much maligned North Texas psychiatric facility despite concerns from mental health care advocates.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for dealing crack cocaine obtained from sources in Arizona and Texas.
The heartache from training camp a year ago is long gone, buried underneath the confetti that poured down in June during the celebration of the San Antonio Spurs' fifth championship.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jury selection is to begin in the trial of an Amarillo plastic surgeon accused in a murder-for-hire plot to kill a Lubbock pathologist who was dating his former girlfriend.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.
DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler's off-season work on his shot was apparent on Monday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tim Bogar, who filled in after former Texas manager Ron Washington resigned and was a finalist to replace him, will not be on the Rangers' coaching staff next season.
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