TEXAS CITY — When their son’s name was called, Jose and Juana Jaurigue stood in front of a crowd of veterans and their families at Texas City’s Memorial Park with a red, white and blue banner between them.
GALVESTON — Authorities on Tuesday arrested 14 people on felony drug charges after a long investigation into what police said is a growing cocaine and methamphetamine problem in Galveston.
Daily News fishing correspondent Capt. Joe Kent gives tips to help newcomers to saltwater fishing get started on fishing for the Big 3 — flounder, redfish and trout.
Most of this summer we have discussed the unusually hot action on migratory pelagic fish being caught close to the beach front and around the jetties. Well another unusual catch occurred Wednesday — a sailfish inside the South Jetty.
Following Hurricane Ike, Bill Merrill of Texas A&M proposed the Ike Dike, a barrier system to protect the Galveston Bay area from a storm surge similar to the one produced by Hurricane Ike.
Billy Buinski comments on some interesting graffiti.
You don’t need an odometer to know when you’ve driven 150 miles inland. The air gets a tiny bit drier, the terrain starts to undulate, and in the summer, the roadside pickups selling watermelons give way to fruit stands selling peaches somewhere near that mile marker.
LEAGUE CITY — After she hammed it up with talk show host Rachael Ray while talking about her take on taco soup, Sarah Penrod was feeling pretty good about her chances of advancing to the next round of “Food Network Star.”
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough.
The John W. Johnson, a Texas Department of Transportation ferry boat, is parked in a berth at the Galveston Ferry landing.
Clear Creek’s Landon Etzel made the TSWA All-State second team as a designated hitter and earned honorable mention as a third baseman.
League City’s Jarred Cosart has gone from being a standout baseball player at Clear Creek High School, seen here as a senior in 2008, to one of the Houston Astros’ top young pitchers.
Dr. William R. Smith twice served as United States Collector of Customs in Galveston. He was appointed in 1849 by President Zachary Taylor and again in 1852 by President Millard Fillmore. He built his house at 1121 33rd St., in Galveston, which still stands today and is known as the 1874 Smith-Hartley House.
The Gulf of Mexico produced 208 million pounds of shrimp in 2012, according to statistics.
Staying cool in the summer is easier than you might think. There are plenty of activities to keep you active inside in Galveston County. Ava Smith laughs as she rides the open flume body slide at Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center, 1700 5th Ave. N., in Texas City.
Families and friends enjoy the sun and surf on the beach along the Seawall near 51st Street. Galveston’s $6 million plan to put amenities on the seawall is solid, and the City Council is right to be moving ahead with it.
Clear Creek’s Zach Esquivel, pitching in 2012 against Fort Bend Clements, announced Wednesday that he will commit to play baseball for the Rice Owls.
Fishermen line the south side of the Texas City Dike.
Ball High starter Jake Simon pitches against Friendswood during a District 24-4A game April 22 at Bobby Black Field in Friendswood. Simon, who was an all-county and all-district first-teamer as a junior, has verbally committed to play baseball at Rice University in Houston after graduating for Ball High next year.
Desiree Saenz uses a kick board during practice for the Texas City Makos swim team in 2013 at the Doyle Natatorium.
Michael Luciero, 16, swims the butterfly during practice for the Texas City Makos swim team in 2013, at the Doyle Natatorium. The natatorium is the site of the Clear Creek Swim League’s 2014 Champ Series next weekend.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has picked La Marque preseason No. 1 in the Class 4A state poll and picks the Cougars to win their sixth state championship. One reason the magazine like La Marque is because of its offensive weapons and running attack, led by returner Ladarrian Ellis-Jones.
Offensive Player of the Year: Amber Pufal, Clear Falls
Defensive Player of the Year: Madison Wadyka, Clear Creek
Steve Hecker congratulates a player while he was head baseball coach at Ball High. Hecker has joined the staff at Friendswood High as the eventual replacement for current head coach Charlie Taylor.
Bill Ross accepts the Citizen of the Year award on behalf of the late George P. Mitchell during The Galveston County Daily News’ annual Profiles reception at The Hotel Galvez & Spa in Galveston on April 17.
Friendswood’s Lane Griffon nails a jump shot in January.
Friendswood’s Selina Vickery, right, defends during a soccer match in April.
Friendswood catcher Ryan Dupuis and pitcher Ryan Shetter, center, are mobbed by teammates after winning a playoff game in May.
Friendswood quarterback Brandon Sargent looks to pass during a game in October.
Friendswood’s Caitlin Modesett splits a pair of defenders during a game in November.
Tanner Griggs, pitching for the Clear Creek Wildcats in 2010, was selected by the Chicago Cubs on Saturday in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball first-year players draft. He was the second Wildcats taken in the draft this year.
Clear Creek’s Tanner Griggs became the second Wildcat selected in the Major League Baseball first-year players draft Saturday when he was picked by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round.
Friendswood’s Dylan Waugaman, right, is The Daily News’ All-County Boys Player of the Year.
Clear Creek’s Jake Cosart, right, scores the winning run in a 2012 game against Clear Springs. The former Wildcat was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the third round of the MLB draft on Friday.
Clear Creek’s Jake Cosart pitches in a playoff game in 2012 at Jim Mallory Field. The former Wildcat was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the third round of the MLB draft on Friday.
Fireworks will light up the night sky over the Kemah Boardwalk every Friday beginning tonight.
Friendswood tailback Sam Longbotham will return for the Mustangs next season to help lead the offense.
Santa Fe's Tim Johnson was named the District 24-4A co-Offensive Player of the Year
Friendswood's Lael Lockhart was the District 24-4A Newcomer of the Year.
High Island’s Oliver Knipe rushed for more than 1,200 yards in 2014. Coach Brent Williamson is expecting bigger and better things from Knipe — and the rest of the cardinals — in 2014.
Casey Tucker, Sean Brown, Louis Puentes and Jose Reyes dropped out of high school but are now set to receive their diplomas this month after enrolling in Texas City ISD’s REAch program. All four are students at College of the Mainland working to earn their welding certification.
Clear Creek’s Landon Etzel, left, will be counted on to lead the team’s receiving corps.
Clear Creek’s Da’Von Smith will be counted on this season to help the Wildcats make up for the loss of running back C.J. Green.
Clear Creek’s Andrew Wiesen returns this season after making 32 receptions for 421 yards and eight scores in 2013.
A crew uses an excavator to clear silt buildup in front of the boat ramp near the entrance to the closed Texas City Dike on Dec. 15, 2009. After being heavily damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008, the Texas City Dike reopened in September 2012 with a $5 fee assessed to out-of-town visitors on summer weekends and some holidays. Since the fee was implemented, the city has taken in $1,441,536 and spent $841,571 on maintenance and improvements at the dike.
Dickinson’s Samantha Snelson races in the Girls 100-meter hurdles during the 5A Area Track Meet on April 16 at Sam Vitanza Stadium in Dickinson. Snelson named the Women’s Track and Field Scholar Athlete of The Year at the Touchdown Club of Houston’s annual awards dinner Wednesday night.
Clear Falls shortstop Taylor Troutt was one of seven Knights named to the Class 24-5A All-District first team. Every player in the Knights’ regular lineup made either first-team, second-team or honorable mention.
Clear Springs’ lineman Willie Butler will join fellow all-district defensive players, linebackers Dante Donald and Tevin Dent to anchor Springs defensive.
Clear Springs’ Matt Guidry accounted for more than 1,800 yards from scrimmage last season.
Clear Falls’ Rahn Bailey celebrates after sacking the quarterback during a game last season. Clear Falls coach Mike Zierlein’s defense will count on Bailey and all-state linebacker Marcus Foster to lead a defense that held opponents under 17 points seven times last season, including two shutouts.
Clear Falls’ John Humphrey Jr., who verbally committed to Baylor last month, has been described as one of the Houston area’s top playmakers.
Clear Falls’ Marcus Foster, right, is an all-state linebacker who helped lead a defense last year that held opponents under 17 points seven times last season, including two shutouts.
Clear Falls’ all-district linebacker Davis Orr, right, returns to the what may be the District 24-6A’s best defense.
Officials with the Galveston County Children’s Center made a pitch to La Marque school trustees last week to convert the former Simms Elementary campus into a temporary shelter and assistance center.
Bay Area Christian’s Tyler Neubauer, left, goes up for a pass during last year’s playoffs. Neubauer, who scored in five different ways last season, will replace all-state quarterback Clayton Webb, who graduated.
Bay Area Christian’s Evan Wold intercepts a pass during last year’s playoffs. Wold will likely get the chance to be the featured receiver this year for the Broncos.
Dickinson’s Jordan Myers leaps over Clear Brook’s Bryan Guerrero during a game Oct. 18 at Sam Vitanza Stadium. Myers is the top returning receiver for the Mustangs.
Dickinson’s Brad Woodard outruns a Clear Brook defender Oct. 18 at Sam Vitanza Stadium. Woodward hopes to fill the shoes of Krysten Hammond, who will play collegiately at Georgia Southern.
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