A humble home that has survived war and hurricanes was rescued from demolition after Hurricane Ike and will now serve as a hands-on museum at the Galveston Historical Foundation’s warehouse.
Police have no solid leads on who shot and killed a family’s dogs as the pooches played in their backyard over the weekend.
Now in the deep waters of district play, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape for Galveston County schools’ boys and girls basketball teams.
The Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K aren’t just for islanders. The races now attract an international field, and when the runners toe the starting line Sunday morning, most of the U.S. will be represented as well.
If you are looking for some of the best music in Galveston during Mardi Gras, then keep an eye out and an ear open for the area high school marching bands in the parades.
GALVESTON — In its heyday, Galveston had its fair share of gamblers, gangsters and all that comes with it. But when the colorful production of “Guys and Dolls” takes the stage Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, it’ll be one featuring some of theater’s brightest stars in a stage production that started way back in 1951.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Here’s more from Mayor Matt Doyle of his State of the City address.
This week, we’re going to take a side road from our series on “What Freedom Demands” to discuss a related topic. There’re a number of deadlines facing Washington in the months ahead. How they’re resolved will determine the direction of our nation.
Once while sitting around with a couple of very good friends, the subject of tattoos came up.
I hate to admit this, but I have been around for a long time. After a while, there is a natural tendency to think you’ve seen it all and there is nothing new. Just about the time I get this feeling something happens to bring me back to reality.
There is an adage that if you repeatedly tell people something enough times it will eventually be considered true.
The older guard pointed to the west side of the 47th Street groin as he pulled the jeep over quickly.
Damn the politics — Americans, regardless of party affiliation, are upset with Washington’s snub of the historical march in support of freedom.
What happens when you do make that 911 call? Well, you don’t get put on hold.
Consider the number 11,000. It is approximately the number of homicides by firearm in the United States each year.
You could call this conversations held and overheard while at home or attending parties during the holidays. New people met and new things inspected and appreciated.
Over the past year and a half, we have written our opinions on many topics dealing with relevant issues. We discussed issues dealing with 2nd Amendment rights, religious rights, powers vested in the federal government and powers reserved for the states. We believe, and wrote, that effective solutions demand the use of principles. Missing from our discussions was a frank and comprehensive discussion about the responsibilities and characteristics required of the citizens who live in a free society.
This week a man died from cancer.
When I was a mother of teenagers, a long time ago, they always hated it when I used one of “their” words, faddish language which belonged exclusively to them and was verboten to such a pretender as me.
It looks like my recent columns on health care reform, the living wage movement, immigration, private militias and police brutality have unnerved some local conservatives.
This week, millions of people are preparing lists of goals for the coming year. Lose a few pounds, exercise more, or maybe eat a bit healthier.
Taking care of as many things as possible in advance is crucial, since you may not be at your best mentally during the rescue process.
Today’s issue of The Daily News officially marks my anniversary of arriving into Galveston County — and my first opportunity to compose and present the annual “101 Things to love about Galveston County.” This wonderful tradition provides each of us an opportunity to reflect on the special things that make Galveston County such a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I have found them to be an enormous waste of time.
Grand juries are given facts to consider; they ask questions, and they make decisions based upon the evidence.
Poverty-level wages are a grave problem for tens of millions of Americans. In the past few years, a new generation of low-wage workers has begun organizing for a living wage.
Driving into a small town in West Texas, a hand-painted sign hangs alongside the road.
A swimmer’s head sits low in the water and his arms flap out to the sides while trying to keep his head up. The lifeguard sees the telltale signs of a swimmer in distress. She immediately kicks into a whole predetermined plan as she radios for backup, grabs her fins and rescue tube, chooses the proper entry (from sand or rocks), dolphins through shallow water while unwrapping her tube.
In recent months, Americans of all backgrounds have been protesting against police officers wrongfully killing and assaulting unarmed citizens.
Merry Christmas. I hear from some of my friends, especially those who are in the business of teaching children, that saying merry Christmas is verboten.
Nobody knows when it all started except that it happened during a football game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State when a cow wandered on to the field while the game was being played.
Sometimes we don’t need to stray too far from our own doorstep to find someone who resets our faith in mankind.
Recently a San Antonio man broke up an armed robbery at a Subway restaurant. The man was eating with his family when another man came into the store saying that he would begin shooting if the clerk did not hand over money from the cash register. The bystander jumped to action and forced the would-be robber to the ground at gunpoint.
Last week, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee made history when it issued the executive summary of a scathing report on the torture of prisoners by the Central Intelligence Agency and mercenaries who are euphemistically labeled “contractors.”
Sometimes God just reaches down and touches us.
I met some more folks recently who don’t do computers. Like my sister, who doesn’t want any part of them.
Twinkling lights and Christmas carols usher in yet another Texas City tradition. It’s the annual open house at the Davison House, 109 Third Ave. N., and the other homes in Heritage Square.
The other day, I found myself standing in a small donut shop. Early mornings make such places a popular destination and I was not alone as the line reached near the door.
It took a few days for the words “Pearl Harbor” to take root in the national vocabulary.
On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama announced he will take executive action to provide up to 5 million undocumented immigrants temporary relief from deportation.
The three of us don’t just write for the Daily News; we also read it! Although we don’t necessary agree, we enjoy reading others’ views. So this week we would like to comment on some of the issues others have recently mentioned.
To say the new Blocker Middle School is beautiful, cutting-edge, state-of-the-art is not even coming close to its magnificence.
My grandmother was big on manners. In fact, her dedication to manners once put her in a letter-writing exchange with the most powerful man on the planet.
It is no secret my wife and I travel to different beaches like other people search out antique shops or garage sales. Each waterfront tells a different tale. But to say we’ve never met a beach we didn’t like would be untrue.
On June 19 next year, we’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States.
As a wide-eyed 16-year-old surfer, I made my first pilgrimage to the West Coast in 1980.
Hey, Texas City and neighbors, did you know that today is Small Business Tuesday?
Recently, during our move from one house to another, our son stumbled across a black egg crate filled with dozens of small trophies from his days in youth sports.
The freshman sat in his dorm room on the bed as the three older guys formed a semicircle around him. They all wore khaki pleated pants, button-up shirts tucked in and topsiders, and neatly parted hair, contrasting sharply with the surf shirt, baggy shorts, scruffy hair and flip flops that the younger guy wore.
World War I — known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919.
As the 2014 Ebola outbreak continues to ravage parts of West Africa, Taiwan is stepping up preparatory measures to protect its citizens while partnering with the global community to mount an effective response.
I know that most people don’t like to visit the doctor.
Texas City is blessed with places and people who help us to enjoy the artistic side of our community.
Disaster relief comes in all shapes and sizes.
Anthony Griffin, perhaps Galveston’s most famous attorney, is giving up his law license.
The short-term rental business operated for years in Galveston without coming to the public’s attention. The only reason that business got onto the public agenda was because of a few bad actors.
What do you make of the social media announcement, inviting people to come to a polling place for hot dogs and to throw darts at a photo of President Barack Obama? Was it a campaign stunt that went a step too far? Or was it one more example of the lack of respect that happens only to people who just happen to be minorities?
Just a reminder: The deadline for submitting letters about the election is 11 a.m. today.
It was not surprising that the Galveston City Council chose to elevate its interim city manager, Brian Maxwell, to the permanent post.
The Daily News will publish a commemorative 150th anniversary glossy, full-color magazine on Juneteenth featuring stories and photos remembering our past and celebrating a future that provides opportunities to all, regardless of race or ethnicity. But we need your help.
Increasingly, I’m finding myself heavily relying on my morning pillbox to let me know what day of the week it is.
While campaigning, some of us felt many people were more interested in sports, especially football, than in participating in solving our nation’s problems. To many fans, sports seemed an escape to avoid thinking about the chaos they saw going on around them. But now even sports has become part of the latest chaos.
The Rev. Todd Williams is a pastor, but he is also a nifty storyteller who brought his autobiographical lesson to members of the Texas City Civic Club via a program called “A Shoe, a Shovel and an Old Straw Hat.”
In life it seems we have two choices — live life knowing we will eventually run out of time or to simply run out the clock.
Most gardeners have been anticipating the arrival of the first “genuine” cool front. With all due respect to the science of meteorology, my definition of a cool front in the fall is one that gets your attention by immediately uplifting your spirit when you first walk outside in the morning.
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