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.
Fire crews from four cities battled a boat fire at the Boardwalk Marina at the Kemah Boardwalk on Thursday.
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.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium made nine birdies on a soft Lake Malaren course Friday for an 8-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead over Alexander Levy of France going into the weekend of the BMW Masters.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years. Prime Minister Victor Ponta is favored to win over challengers who include a city mayor and a glamorous lawyer. Here's a look at this Balkan nation's vote:
BAYOU VISTA — A three-year investigation into allegations city officials misused federal disaster funds, illegally handled bidding procedures and used city resources for personal gain won’t result in criminal charges, the district attorney confirmed.
Instead of going after his opponent at the recent League City city council candidate forum, incumbent Dan Becker went after two former employees, calling both “incompetent,” and one a liar.
KEMAH — City officials want to build a $12 million parking garage where the city’s parking lot sits now.
Tug skipper says she did what she could while the cargo pilot says navigation device wasn’t working.
Police union makes allegations against councilwoman and zoning commission chairman
LA MARQUE — The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas and the La Marque Police Association are calling for the resignation of a La Marque councilwoman, accusing her of making racist comments.
LA MARQUE — The La Marque police officers association and the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas are asking for a federal investigation into what they call “racist policies” in La Marque.
Long lines form at the Texas City voting center after Griffin-backer's staff talks to clients.
From a $56 million bond referendum in Dickinson to a fire fee in Bayou Vista, from a heated council race in Kemah to contested single-member district races in La Marque and Texas City, there are 16 races on the ballot today in addition to those on Galveston Island.
TEXAS CITY — The long-awaited opening of Buc-ee's 60,000-square-foot store in Texas City drew hundreds for cheap gas, coffee and clean bathrooms early Wednesday morning.
LEAGUE CITY — When ticket holders make their way to the Salute to Heroes Dinner tonight, they will be greeted by sign-waving protesters upset about Ted Nugent’s appearance at the city-backed event.
KEMAH — Just as spring break means warmer days, families flocking to beaches and children riding amusement rides, it can also mean heavy traffic for one popular Galveston County destination.
DICKINSON — The City Council unanimously rejected a property owner’s pitch for a specific-use permit to allow her to open a special event center.
TEXAS CITY — Police launched an animal cruelty investigation after city animal control officers seized five abandoned horses from a stable in West Texas City on Tuesday. Two of the horses were in such poor shape they had to be carried out on sleds.
TEXAS CITY — A motorcycle rider was killed and a Galveston County reserve deputy was injured in a pair of related accidents Sunday night.
LEAGUE CITY — Two city councilmen charged with disorderly conduct after they got into a fight in the city manager’s office four months ago have yet to have their cases heard in court.
LEAGUE CITY — The city spent $775 and workers put in about 35 hours to purchase and install a pair of printers at Councilwoman Geri Bentley’s house, city records show.
BAYTOWN — The plan for a multi-billion-dollar chemical plant at ExxonMobil’s giant petrochemical complex will likely include workers who will get safety and skills training in Texas City.
LEAGUE CITY — Council members can participate in meetings via videoconference call according to the state’s Attorney General, but it comes with some stipulations and some cost to the city.
TEXAS CITY — The preliminary investigation of a wreck that killed Irvin Ruiz leads officers to believe alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
LA MARQUE — LMISD officials hope voters will approve a proposed tax increase at the polls Dec. 15 and invest in the district.
Students teachers and administrators across Galveston County retuned to school Monday for the first day of class.
LA MARQUE — More than 125 students have enrolled in the La Marque school district’s two new math technology science and engineering magnet schools.
LEAGUE CITY — With the governor standing behind him Randy Weber running for the District 14 congressional seat said he was the man to create jobs.
LEAGUE CITY — An autopsy is being performed on a woman whose body was found buried in a backyard Thursday night.
LEAGUE CITY — Instead of a Christmas party this year the city of League City will have a Holiday Appreciation Luncheon for its employees.
Cities and water utility districts across the county adjusted their drought contingency orders after the state said a ban on outdoor watering doesn't apply.
Galveston lifted its ban on outdoor watering after state officials said a directive from the environmental commission doesn't apply here.
More than 60 percent of Galveston County school districts’ campuses achieved either Exemplary or Recognized status in state education ratings.
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