GALVESTON — The police department has launched a mobile phone application to open a new avenue of communication with island residents.
RICHMOND, Va. — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month. A man charged in her abduction was arrested Sept. 25 on the beach near Rollover Pass.
DICKINSON — The Dickinson Gators emerged still undefeated after their first real dogfight of the season in a 17-9 win over the Friendswood Mustangs on Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
Two teams entered Veteran’s Memorial Stadium looking for their first district win on Friday, but it was the Clear Brook Wolverines, not the Clear Falls Knights, who benefitted from a plethora of turnovers and walked away with a 35-7 victory.
The Galveston County Commissioners Court picked a bad fight over who has the authority to hire and fire the courts administrator.
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.
The Rev. Doug Guthier, pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Galveston, is retiring after more than 35 years as a minister.
GALVESTON — Catholics will honor their priests as part of a nationwide observaance of Priesthood Sunday today and Sunday at St. Patrick Church.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.
Hitchcock native Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the National Football League, was cut Tuesday by the Dallas Cowboys.
Possession is regarded nine-tenths of the law, a lesson the Stingarees taught visiting Fort Bend Bush on Friday night.
Bobby Treadway spent his Thursday on Cloud Nine, basking in the news that his longtime friend was named a major league manager.
LA MARQUE — The Houston Worthing Colts got lost on the way to Etheredge Stadium on Friday night. Considering what was waiting for them, they may have been better off meandering around.
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe football team’s rebuilding process has seen its share of growing pains during Mark Kanipes’ first year at the helm, but Friday may have provided the toughest loss to swallow.
LA MARQUE – With both LaDarrian Ellis-Jones and Alan Cooper sidelined Friday, the onus of the Cougars’ ground game fell on Daquan Jones, who proceeded to pound Lamar Consolidated into submission.
LA MARQUE – Battling injuries with an already-this roster La Marque was able to fend off a bigger and deeper MacArthur team, 30-19, on Friday at Etheredge Stadium behind dual-threat quarterback Jalen Williams.
TEXAS CITY – One. Two. Three strikes by the Stingarees left the La Marque Cougars out of momentum in Friday’s “Battle by the Bay.”
HITCHCOCK – Michael Sam didn’t have to wait long for his second chance to arrive.
DICKINSON – What was billed as “The Battle of the Gulf Coast” turned into a one-sided affair from the outset.
Coach Kevin Williamson believes the Cardinals can turn around last season’s 1-9 finish to the point where they can be playoff contenders in what is expected to be a challenging District 16-1A, Division II.
Last year’s youth is this season’s experience, as the Bulldogs bring back 16 starters, many of whom cut their teeth during a 2-8 campaign.
GALVESTON — Change takes time, a fact second-year Ball High volleyball coach Jaclyn Burroughs understands.
FRIENDSWOOD — On her first day as Friendswood volleyball coach, Kylie Kerlin made it a priority to get to know each and every member of the team, putting a name with a face.
DICKINSON — It’s about defense for the Dickinson volleyball team, and as long as coach Mitzi Matthews’ Lady Gators follow the mantra, they’ll find themselves in the thick of the District 24-6A playoff hunt.
LEAGUE CITY – Last season is in the rearview mirror for the Clear Falls volleyball squad, which begins its 2014 campaign at 6:30 p.m. today at Deer Park.
LA MARQUE – Before last season, the Lady Cougars had not seen a volleyball team reach the state playoffs since Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was the No. 1 album and J.R. Ewing was at the peak of his soap opera apex in Dallas.
LEAGUE CITY — Clear Springs’ volleyball program took its biggest step forward in 2013, reaching the playoffs for the first time.
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe volleyball team lost seven seniors from last year’s 24-15 squad, but there is a returning foundation that will help ease the newcomers through a challenging nondistrict schedule.
TEXAS CITY – After spending years in 24-4A, one of the toughest volleyball districts in the state, the Lady Stings now move to a district which could be theirs for the taking this fall.
This is the first of a series on Galveston County high school volleyball teams.
Michael Sam Sr. watched his son receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the ESPYs on Wednesday night, yet by the time Michael Sam Jr. finished his emotional speech, the elder Sam was one of the few who were left in tears.
FRIENDSWOOD — Moving up to Class 6A is challenging enough, yet coach Robert Koopman’s Mustangs will be well suited to a join a district that will also feature an automatic rival in nearby Clear Brook along with a Dickinson team they have faced in nondistrict during the past several years.
HITCHCOCK — A very young Hitchcock Bulldogs football team endured harsh on-the-job training during last season’s 2-8 campaign, an experience that could translate into a more successful résumé for coach Craig Smith’s squad in 2014.
HIGH ISLAND – Don’t be fooled by the Cardinals’ 1-9 finish last season.
LEAGUE CITY – These are good times for Clear Creek football, which is in the midst of the school’s best stretch of success since Aubrey Schultz led the Wildcats to 26 wins from 2000-2002.
GALVESTON – While it may not be an “us against the world” mentality, the Tors left Friday’s scrimmage a more confident team that enters the summer not worried about anyone but each other.
GALVESTON – Year No. 2 of the Kimble Anders Era, which unofficially begins with the annual puple-gold scrimmage this evening, could be the season the Tors make a significant leap forward, one that could see them in contention for a playoff spot in a very tough District 23-5A.
LEAGUE CITY — Clear Springs returns six starters from a defense that allowed 39.6 points per game last season, yet coach Frank Maldonado is confident those numbers will greatly decrease this fall.
SANTA FE — Long regarded as one of the best assistant football coaches in the state, Mark Kanipes is now in charge of a Santa Fe tea that looks to model the success of the school’s baseball and softball teams, which have long been consistent postseason visitors.
LEAGUE CITY – In a District 24-6A loaded with offensive firepower, Clear Falls will head into next season going against the grain, a path that could lead to even bigger plateaus beyond last season’s 5-6 mark.
LEAGUE CITY – There is unfinished business for the Bay Area Christian Broncos, business that a senior-laden team brimming with talent — and a new coach — are intent on completing.
DICKINSON – Gators coach John Snelson can go into the summer with the knowledge that his football team answered many of its biggest questions during spring practice, which concluded with a scrimmage Thursday night.
Coach Leland Surovik returns four starters from last year’s 12-1 team
A transfer quarterback leads to a stockpile of rushing talent in La Marque backfield.
AUSTIN – Dickinson’s Lauryn Caldwell held her own against the best Class 5A had to offer in both the girls discus and shot put on Saturday, and while she didn’t claim a top spot, Caldwell — as she had the previous three years — didn’t leave Mike A. Myers Stadium empty-handed.
NEW YORK – The franchise that was first to design a helmet and sign an African-American player added one more notch to its trendsetting ways on Saturday afternoon.
AUSTIN – Texas City’s dominance of Friday’s University Interscholastic League track and field state finals fell just short of a historic moment for the Lady Stings, yet it was a performance that was one of the most remarkable by a Galveston County area school.
TAMPA, Fla. – Working on little sleep, yet loaded with emotions, Mike Evans was formally introduced to the Tampa media on Friday, as the former Ball High and Texas A&M star got his first sample of life in the National Football League.
NEW YORK — Mike Evans’ life changed forever in the span of six selections and 59 minutes.
AUSTIN — All of the long, repetitious hours will come down to mere inches and seconds, as a host of Galveston County athletes participate in the University Interscholastic League track and field championships, which begin today.
SANTA FE — Shelbi Sunseri is a freshman in name only, which is why Lady Indians softball coach Trish Leidy has had no problem entrusting her on the mound this season.
Five Galveston County high school baseball teams begin their quest for a trip to Austin and a possible state title today as the bi-district round opens the lid on the postseason.
AUSTIN – Monday was unkind to the Friendswood boys golf team, as they struggled to a composite score of 334, ranking them last among the 12 teams competing for the state Class 4A title.
AUSTIN – As has been his usual preseason ritual, Friendswood boys golf coach John Hext ordered enough balls for his team, although this year came with one difference — he ordered enough to get them through the state finals.
HUNTSVILLE – The weather was sunny on Saturday, yet it didn’t keep the Texas City girls track and field team from delivering a deluge of orange and black that overwhelmed the competition.
SANTA FE – Youth was served in the opener of the Class 4A, Region III first-round playoff series between Lamar Consolidated and Santa Fe, yet it was the home team which got the better end of the menu.
HUNTSVILLE — Texas City’s Asa Garcia captured the girls’ long jump during the Class 4A, Region III finals at Sam Houston State University on Friday night, advancing the junior to next month’s state finals in Austin.
FRIENDSWOOD – It’s now or never for the Lady Mustangs softball team, which at times on Thursday evening didn’t look as if it had showed up at all.
A host of area track and field athletes begin their final push to next month’s state finals today, as nine schools will compete in the regional finals at three sites.
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