A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Stewart Road in Galveston this morning.
A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Stewart Road in Galveston this morning.
Dressing up like a witch is all fun and games on Halloween night, but it wasn’t always so. Being called a witch was once a serious matter that could lead to torture and death.
Ball High cross country runner Jacob Strueby has a credo about his sport.
An offensive shootout was not what many observers expected to see or what La Marque coaches wanted to see, but that’s what everyone got Thursday as the Cougars survived a tough challenge from the Houston Worthing Colts, 51-38, at Butler Stadium.
When Sen. Larry Taylor questioned Judge Susan Criss’ judicial integrity (“Faircloth a trustworthy candidate,” The Daily News, Oct. 26), he was merely parroting the spin his bosses, the insurance industry, have furnished him.
Darts — bars to polling locations ... wow (“Political darts thrown over GOP polling activity, offends local Democrats,” The Daily News, Oct. 28). Is it because the GOP doesn’t plan or doesn’t think ... we accept their apologies, but we understand the other party’s dismay.
If you love airplanes, complete with daredevils performing acrobatic tricks, you’re in luck this weekend.
Island East-End Theatre Co. will present the “The Rocky Horror Show,” cult musical at 8 p.m. today, with performances continuing through Nov. 29 at 2317 Mechanic St.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The city of San Antonio has joined with The Nature Conservancy and Bat Conservation International to save from subdivision more than 1,500 acres next to the world's largest bat colony.
BEIJING (AP) — China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.
For those of us who went through Hurricane Ike and were part of the rescue and recovery efforts afterward it was easy to think that things would never get back to normal.
The parishioners of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church welcome everyone to join us for our upcoming 31st annual Greek Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.
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.
Elizabeth Beeton’s latest opinion piece (“City should cut some of these funding requests,” The Daily News, Oct. 28) states, “Too often, the moms and pops who pay the bulk of taxes don’t get their share of improvements and services because of the diversion of resources to special interests.”
Catholic doctrine does not teach that being homosexual is immoral.
Say what you want, but various branches of the federal government seem to like abandoning their leftover projects on Galveston Island, the same as a child does a Christmas present when he tires of playing with it before noon on Christmas Day.
The Short Term Rental Owners Association of Galveston released a new economic study on the tremendous impact of short-term rentals on the local Galveston economy.
Can you name the most famous tree in Galveston? Here’s a hint: it survived The Great Storm of 1900 and the subsequent grade raising, plus all the hurricanes and droughts since that time.
We generally think of “force” as something akin to a push or a pull and this is a good start. However, Newton made a more general claim and stated that anything that is capable of altering the speed or direction of an object is a force.
Local issues affecting our quality of life frequently turn on how much tax money is available to upgrade streets, neighborhoods and parks. Too often, the moms and pops who pay the bulk of taxes don’t get their share of improvements and services because of the diversion of resources to special interests.
Don’t get paranoid, but believe me, we are surrounded by dangerous, life threatening “stuff” and we don’t take any special precautions.
With Election Day right around the corner we’d like to talk about Voter ID.
It’s pecan harvest time again. The squirrels signaled the season once again, as they do every year, by scrambling down the top of the fence, a large pecan clutched in each of their little mouths.
Susan Criss defends her campaign for District 23 of the Texas House of Representatives against claims by State Sen. Larry Taylor.
State Sen. Larry Taylor criticizes Susan Criss' campaign and writes in support of Republican Wayne Faircloth in the race for District 23 of the Texas House of Representatives.
A number of construction home sites have been under siege lately due to a series of burglaries and thefts.
The second annual Neighborhood Clean-Up Project, a collaborative initiative between the Carver Park Neighborhood Watch Team and the city of Texas City, is fast approaching.
Dan Freeman writes that Texas could learn a thing or two from Finland about education.
For years I wondered: How could the Port of Houston be one of the largest ports in the world? In retirement, I can satisfy my wonder.
If projections in the latest Texas Water Plan come true, there will not be enough water to supply the population of Texas by the year 2060.
With another election days ahead, perhaps we should reflect a bit on who and what we should vote for. Have we done our homework?
Early Saturday morning I took my daughter, Kai, to the D’Feet Breast Cancer run at Moody Gardens. She had a great time and did the kids 1K, which was the first race she’d ever entered.
It is very harmful to allow poverty to “concentrate.”
Why should we care about Louisiana and its sea turtles?
The cost of congestion in dollars is staggering. A transportation study group estimates that driving on deficient roads costs Texans $25.1 billion every year — and that number will only go up.
Galveston County’s only nonprofit hospice provider is making great progress to ensure a strong future.
It is clear that communication from a member of the Galveston city council to the acting manager indicates a lack of understanding.
Under the city manager form of governing, it is wrong for any council member to privately give a city manager advice.
In 1687, Isaac Newton set forth three laws of motion that forever changed science. This had never been done before.
Today's health care is more sophisticated with people are living longer, healthier lives — but everything has a price.
Some lawmakers tout Christian values, but they continue to pass laws that hurt. The two just do not connect. Either you are led by Christ or you are not.
The numbers speak for themselves. The racial makeup of COM employees does not reflect the population of the neighborhoods nearby or the college district.
Editor’s note: The GEDP 2014 Economic Development Summit is Thursday. Jeff Sjostrom, president of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, talked about plans for the event.
Whoa! What did I get myself into now? The yellow knob is pulled on the dash, and the towline drops away.
The work of pro bono attorneys has been a powerful force for progress and equality in the United States.
GALVESTON — Artist Boat is one step closer to fulfilling the dream of establishing the Coastal Heritage Preserve on west Galveston Island after hosting a BioBlitz at the site last Saturday.
Galveston residents should not tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Not in my back yard!” when it comes to dismantling one of our governments nuclear power barges.
Almost 40 years later, the learning process is gentler but the unwritten rules of surfing haven’t changed.
The inaugural Guns & Hoses Police vs. Fire softball event was a huge success in so many ways.
Galveston City Councilman Ralph McMorris clarifies his discussion with interim City Manager Brian Maxwell.
An op-ed regarding “Convention center funds should benefit all” is misleading, and doesn’t tell the entire story. My recollection is very different from the one expressed.
Over a year ago I read about little free libraries and was captivated by the idea.
Rainwater harvesting is the collection and storage of rainwater. The most common method of collecting rainwater is in buckets, tanks or barrels.
The Obama administration is hyping the unemployment rate reduction from 7.8 percent to 5.9 percent. The reduction is used as proof of the President’s successful economic policies. A peek behind the numbers tells a different story.
The United States Department of Labor announced the 2014 official theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month: “Expect, Employ, Empower.” Observed in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and honors the many diverse contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
You don’t have to travel to Vegas or across the Texas state line to witness high-stakes gambling. Despite Texas’ significant progress over the past decade to enact lawsuit reform that protects our civil justice system, some personal injury lawyers continue to try to run the table, and attempt to use courts for greed, not justice — with the goal of winning big.
History has shown that the U.S. invasion of Iraq was sold to the American people on the basis of lies.
In August, Burger King relented from its plan to move its headquarters to Canada and become a Canadian company, doing so after political pressure was brought to bear.
To my father, everything west of the seawall was “The Tundra.”
We take driving for granted as we climb into the car or pickup truck and go.
The Ebola epidemic afflicting West Africa remains a terrible challenge for our medical communities.
I watched “The Roosevelts” by Ken Burns on PBS last month. Another great job of bringing major events and people and their contributions into view that shaped our 238-year history. It brought to mind where we are today, and in what direction we’re headed. What can history tell us?
First, all education was religious education. The teaching of children was regarded as a matter of paramount importance. Every home was a school, and parents were the primary teachers. And the teaching of children was closely related to family traditions and every day life in the home.
Turmoil, turmoil and more turmoil. Pain, agony and suffering are continually coming from my motherland, the Holy Lands of the Middle East.
In 2006, we agreed to pay $8 per space, plus an annual Consumer Price Index adjustment to help pay the costs of having the cruise ship here.
I’ve written before about Leroy Colombo, the most well-known lifeguard to come from our island, but someone so larger than life deserves multiple visits.
I am thankful to be practicing as a pediatrician now, rather than 70 or 80 years ago when vaccines for measles, whooping cough and other childhood diseases did not exist.
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