How significant is holiday shopping to Galveston County? How about $969 million?
How significant is holiday shopping to Galveston County? How about $969 million?
The owner of pit bulls that killed a neighbor’s aged beagle late last month has taken her case to Facebook, prompting a firm rebuttal from an attorney representing the slain dog’s owners.
There’s a different feel around the city these days, one to which coach John Snelson and his team are more than happy adjusting.
The first four years of the Friends of Galveston Island State Park Fun Run, I was the only photographer.
Water temperature in the 50s is a game changer. Even our hard core surfers don’t last long with the 3 millimeter wet suits most Texans wear, and the only swimmers we encounter seem to be Russian or Canadian.
Galveston’s planning commissioners should be congratulated for their work updating the city’s zoning standards in the draft “Land Development Regulation” (LDR) being considered for adoption by city council on Dec. 2.
Seventeen years ago Janice Hallisey had the idea to throw League City a Christmas party. The event would be a “social event” that would include entertainment, holiday shopping in the city’s historic district and park and, of course, a parade.
What do you get when you combine dozens of volunteers and more than 1.5 million Christmas lights?
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Thomas scored 23 points and finished with 10 rebounds to lead Texas Southern in a 71-56 victory over Lamar on Friday.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Will Conant connected on a 39-yard field goal as time expired after backup quarterback Nate Romine completed a long pass, helping Air Force upset No. 21 Colorado State 27-24 on Friday to snap the Rams' nine-game winning streak.
GALENA PARK — The Clear Springs Chargers just didn’t have enough juice to beat North Shore.
William McBride’s 45-yard run midway through the fourth quarter and a stingy defense late in the game were enough to secure a playoff win for Clear Springs on Friday, as the Chargers defeated the Alief Elsik Rams, 28-21, at Ken Hall Stadium.
The Chargers rallied from down three touchdowns to score 28 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Clear Falls Knights, 35-28, on Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
MISSOURI CITY — The Texas City Stings on Thursday were held under 300 total yards offense, turned the ball over three times, had nine penalties for 55 yards and completed only three passes.
LEAGUE CITY — Quarterback Matthew Guidry was a one-man wrecking crew for Clear Springs, rolling up 271 total yards of offense and four scores as the Chargers found their offensive groove late in third quarter and routed Clear Brook Wolverines, 35-17, at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Santa Fe Indians tried to run against the Ridge Point Panthers. And run. And run some more. But the Panthers weren’t in any mood to let the Indians run anywhere.
Ball High couldn’t overcome two keys mistakes and a third-quarter scoring barrage by Fort Bend Elkins on Friday, as the Tors (2-3, 1-1) fell to the Knights, 32-7, in a District 23-5A game at Ken Hall Stadium.
SUGAR LAND — The Texas City Stingarees were their own worst enemy Thursday night, committing three turnovers and 11 penalties as they fell to the Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes, 27-14, at Ken Hall Stadium.
LEAGUE CITY – Clear Creek quarterback Chase Hildreth made sure the Wildcats’ homecoming wasn’t spoiled Friday.
HOUSTON – The High Island Cardinals came into their Friday game against Sugar Land Logos Prep riding a three-game winning streak and averaging more than 50 points a game.
Bulldogs amass 425 rushing yards, 20-0 first-half lead to down Chargers
Wildcat quarterback Chase Hildreth leads breakneck offense with 261 passing yards and 3 touchdowns
SUGAR LAND – A missed extra point attempt in overtime helped give the Clear Falls Knights a heart-stopping 42-41 victory over the Kempner Cougars at Mercer Stadium on Thursday.
GALVESTON — The brother of a local priest was killed Sunday morning after a pickup struck the man and another person when it veered off Seawall Boulevard and down to the beach.
GALVESTON — A federal judge on Friday tossed two of the three remaining claims from a lawsuit seeking to halt the rebuilding of public housing on the island.
GALVESTON — On Saturday, parking at East Beach was suspended about midday. Park officials rerouted parking to Stewart Beach, about 2 miles west of the park, and shuttled visitors to the park.
GALVESTON — The Galveston Fire Department had to use nearly all of its personnel to put out a two-alarm house fire Saturday morning.
Mother Nature cooperated and the crowds came. After an unusually cool winter stretched into the early spring and kept crowds away from Galveston County tourism hot spots, temperatures were nothing short of ideal for the first two days of Memorial Day Weekend.
GALVESTON — The Galveston Island Beach Patrol watched over thousands of swimmers Saturday and Sunday, found about 35 wayward children and talked to hundreds of visitors about water safety.
GALVESTON — A man shot by a Galveston police captain after he allegedly drove the wrong way down the Gulf Freeway and later acted aggressively toward the officer has been charged in the incident.
LEAGUE CITY — A 20-year-old League City woman remained unconscious in the hospital after being involved in a head-on collision Saturday in League City.
KEMAH — A man had one of his legs severed when he lost control of his motorcycle attempting to flee police Saturday evening.
GALVESTON — Police on Friday arrested a man they say dealt methamphetamine on the island.
Galveston County voters decided everything from new leadership to economic measures Saturday in a variety of elections across the county.
KEMAH — Local shrimpers and boaters got a little touch of the divine on Sunday as the Clear Lake Elks Lodge held the 45th annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Kemah Boardwalk.
TEXAS CITY — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people on a raft after rip currents pushed them out into the waters off the Texas City Dike on Saturday night.
GALVESTON — Two people remain in the hospital after a wreck on Broadway that backed up traffic on the Gulf Freeway for miles on Saturday.
CRYSTAL BEACH – The Bolivar Peninsula will soon be the home of a facility that aims to help injured veterans better adjust to civilian life.
GALVESTON — Three people were in critical condition Saturday after a sports utility vehicle rammed into a parked travel trailer on Broadway just south of the Causeway.
This Saturday, thousands of volunteers will be doing some spring cleaning on the Texas Coast.
GALVESTON — Tattoos aren’t just the domain of bikers anymore.
GALVESTON — Call it the Beach Party that never was.
SANTA FE — A woman who died during a murder-suicide in Santa Fe will be remembered today with a candlelight vigil.
KEMAH — A Sugar Land man was charged with creating a bomb scare Saturday that forced authorities to bring out bomb disposal teams and to lock down a Walmart store for four hours.
KEMAH -- Police are taking into custody a man connected to a possible bomb threat at the Wal-Mart at FM 518 and State Highway 146.
LEAGUE CITY — More than 200 people welcomed League City’s newest residents in patriotic fashion on Saturday, while a planned protest was over before the event started.
GALVESTON —Cleanup efforts continued on the island Sunday as crews sought out any traces of oil that have washed ashore from a large oil spill in Galveston Bay from more than a week ago.
A federal judge last week tossed out federal rules that increased the annual quota for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, siding with commercial fishermen who said the federal government hasn’t been vigilant in enforcing limits on the amount of red snapper caught by recreational fishermen.
GALVESTON — Two candidates for mayor of Galveston have asked a court to force the city to rule Jim Yarbrough ineligible to run for mayor.
GALVESTON — Island beaches had a welcome addition on Saturday — visitors.
LEAGUE CITY — A League City man has been charged in the death of his wife.
As crews tried to contain the more than 160,000 gallons of fuel oil that leaked from a disabled barge near the Texas City Dike over the weekend, millions of dollars in commerce was either shut down or sitting at sea.
TEXAS CITY — The U.S. Coast Guard continued cleanup efforts Sunday, a day after a barge and ship collided near the Texas City Dike, spilling thousands of gallons of heavy oil into Galveston Bay.
TEXAS CITY — A collision between a barge and a ship Saturday near the Texas City Dike spilled 160,000 gallons of heavy oil into Galveston Bay.
TEXAS CITY — Call it “Ducks for Bucks” if you will. The Texas City ISD Education Foundation held its annual Youthfest and Duck Derby on Saturday at Sting Creek.
Texas City for years has been known as an All-American City. Now it’s an all-wired city.
Last year, working with the Gulf Coast CenterKemah began providing shuttle service to locations around town. Those shuttles come in handy during peak tourism periods, including spring break.
A local veterans group will update county commissioners on Tuesday of its plans to turn part of Jack Brooks Park in Hitchcock into a multiuse tribute to the county’s veterans.
Mother Nature didn’t cooperate with Galveston this weekend, bringing rain and overcast skies that put a damper on an expected busy spring break weekend.
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