SAN LEON — The San Leon Volunteer Fire Department rescued a family whose sailboat had flipped near shore dumping five children and two adults into the water.
LEAGUE CITY — A couple of council members had hoped to get a discount on their ammunition purchase by lumping it in with the police department's order.
Rusty Dowling, the coach who led those teams to those titles returns for yet another honor. On Friday, the athletic facility where his teams lifted weights and studied film en route to those state titles will bare his name.
We are beginning another year of our Water Fowl Hunting Report which runs each Thursday through the end of duck season. Between now and January 21, we will focus on duck and goose hunting along the coastal prairies.
I recently read that Judge Kimberly Sullivan was forced to file a lawsuit against the commissioners court because her annual salary was reduced (“Meeting fails to take place, rift widens,” The Daily News, Oct. 24).
When I was a senior in high school (and dinosaurs walked the earth) the in-state tuition for Texas universities was $12 per credit hour.
Small stories are being shaped in miniature landscapes in pots, wood boxes and glass jars, complete with twig bridges, pebble paths and fairy cottages.
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.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department watchdog is criticizing a federal investigation in Arizona into a U.S. citizen who was suspected of smuggling grenade components to Mexico.
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.
There are two questions about the plan to dismantle the Sturgis, an old military barge that once held a nuclear reactor, in Galveston.
One of the most valuable things that comes out of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership’s annual Economic Development Summit is an agenda.
If you’re interested in the continuing discussion of the Ike Dike, there was a revealing exchange during the Galveston Economic Development Partnership’s Economic Development Summit.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court picked a bad fight over who has the authority to hire and fire the courts administrator.
The Galveston City Council changed the way it appoints members to some city boards. Slowly, people are realizing that change could have huge implications.
The Daily News loves to publish letters from readers — especially about contested elections. But we do have a few guidelines.
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.
Today’s the first day of early voting in the Nov. 4 elections. A good way to observe it would be to cast a vote for Proposition 1.
The Daily News recommends Wayne Faircloth for state representative in District 23.
Sooner or later, a patient with a deadly virus will be brought to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. What should islanders think?
GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch’s role in fighting Ebola and similar diseases is going to expand. What institution is better equipped? Which has better people with better training?
The choice of Galveston's next city manager should be decided by intelligent and thoughtful discussion. Strong-arming and potential intimidation are tools of a period we’d best leave behind.
On Tuesday morning, Rosenberg Library in Galveston was full of first graders. They’d come by bus on a field trip. They were excited.
Texas motorists pay 20 cents per gallon in state tax on a gallon of gasoline.
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City commissioners in Hitchcock could choose a police chief as early as Tuesday, and The Daily News has asked for a list of the finalists for the job. People have a right to know who the finalists are before the commissioners make a decision.
Going into the weekend, it looked as if Brian Maxwell was the heavy favorite to get the city manager’s job when the Galveston City Council meets Monday. Maxwell, an island native who has been interim manager, has had the inside track.
So what do you make of incumbent City Councilman Dan Becker’s statement, made during a candidate forum, that former Assistant City Manager David Benson resigned because he would have been fired immediately if he had not?
The news that the county was putting 5,000 corrected ballots in the mail prompted the predictable storm in social media.
No, A.R. “Babe” Schwartz, the former state senator, did not endorse Wayne Faircloth in the race for state representative in District 23.
After the candidate forum Wednesday, some League City residents called with a question: Is there a contradiction between two key ideas that most of the candidates seemed to be campaigning on?
The Galveston City Council should be looking for a way to make a deal with the park board.
Just a reminder: The Daily News’ forum for League City council candidates is tonight.
You can hear it from the people who heard it — the first subscription concert of Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s new season was a success.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, which issues an annual report on banned books in public schools, ranked Clear Creek school district No. 2 in terms of the highest number of books that were challenged.
A little tree near 18th and Mechanic streets, the site of one of the mixed-income housing developments in Galveston, was taken down by a crew that was clearing the site for construction.
If you are planning to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, take a minute to find your voter registration card. It’ll come in handy at the polls.
County commissioners and the county’s district judges — on paper — are quarreling about who can hire and fire the director of the justice administration department.
If you’re new to Galveston, you need to know about the annual Used Book Sale put on by The Friends of Rosenberg Library.
It’s peculiar what will set off the city council in League City.
The announcement that authorities may not pursue charges against two Santa Fe men who live at a house where more than 140 animals were seized requires an explanation.
Thanks to Susan Criss and Wayne Faircloth, who are running for state representative in District 23, for a lively discussion at Monday’s forum.
Members of League City’s council singled out one religion in a resolution on immigration with the phrase “radical Islamist terror groups.” Having chosen to take an action that was pointlessly provocative, council members ought to stick around and listen when people complain.
It’s hard to see State District Judge Lonnie Cox as an activist judge.
If you hear the story that the Port of Galveston is bullying the owners of private parking lots that cater to cruise ship passengers, don’t buy it.
We become part of a place by knowing its history.
Whatever you call the process of developing a budget for the county’s Animal Resource Center, it has not been a collaboration.
The story about the proposed Bayside at Waterman’s development on Galveston’s West End has some people wondering about the difference between a PID and a TIRZ.
Everyone who loves Galveston should look at the proposed Land Development Regulations.
Are you interested in ideas about ways to reform the state’s scheme for funding public education as to ensure every Jane and Johnny can learn to read?
In the early 1960s, business leaders in Galveston were talking about ways to promote tourism.
The most amazing thing about a police operation against a violent juvenile gang in Galveston was an address.
It’s good to hear people in public office in Galveston talking about what voters were promised.
One of the topics that comes up more or less endlessly in League City is debt load. The proper question is whether it’s too high. But, in League City, it’s not been so much a question as an assumption that any debt is too much. Actually, debt in the form of bond issues sometimes makes sense in rapidly growing cities, which is what League City is.
In the end, Scottish voters decided to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom.
If you are looking for perspective on what a liquefied natural gas plant on Pelican Island might mean for Galveston, you need to know a number and some history.
Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry was in Galveston on Wednesday, reminding people to register to vote.
If you were planning to write a manifesto outlining the case for turning over Galveston’s seawall parking program to the Park Board of Trustees, relax.
Many governments in Galveston County need to work on the mechanics of their meetings.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst sent shock waves along the coast last week. He said he would ask a legislative committee to study the possibility of shutting down the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
The groundbreaking for two new mixed-income developments was hailed as a great day for Galveston.
The indictment of a Dickinson woman involved in a collision that killed a bicyclist in Galveston suggests that attitudes are changing.
It’s been six years since Hurricane Ike struck. As time passes, it gets a bit easier to see what ought to be done in response to that storm. So, what should be on the short list of priorities?
Today, Americans will remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. We’ll remember the people who died and the people who acted heroically in the face of tragedy.
Recently a young girl, no more than 8 or 9, clutched a copy of The Daily News close to her chest. She was standing in line with a group of other classmates. All held a newspaper in their hands.
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