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?
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Kane scored two goals and Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards each had a goal and an assist, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal No. 17 Missouri's 21-14 victory Friday against Arkansas and send the Tigers to the SEC championship game for the second straight season.
H-E-B's plans to renovate an old K-Mart, shown in this 2012 file photo, at Palmer Highway and Highway 146 in Texas City.
Clear Falls quarterback Ethan Walker throws a pass during a game Sept. 12 against Katy Seven Lakes at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City.
Clear Falls head coach Mike Zierlein reacts after a fumbled kickoff return during a game Sept. 12 against Katy Seven Lakes at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City.
The African-American Historical Preservation Committee of The 1867 Settlement’s fourth annual Western Celebration will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 on the Bell Drive Strip, 117 Bell Drive, in West Texas City. Melissa W. Thibodeaux performs as Rosa Parks in 2013.
The African-American Historical Preservation Committee of The 1867 Settlement’s fourth annual Western Celebration will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 on the Bell Drive Strip, 117 Bell Drive, in West Texas City. Wayne Dehart performs and gives the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in.
Texas City’s D’Vonta Hinton makes a tackle Sept. 5 at Stingaree Stadium. Hinton and the Stings lost to Dickinson on Friday, the third time he has faced his cousin, Brad Woodard, in a varsity game.
The Clear Falls Knights return a solid foundation for the 2014 volleyball season as they welcome back four starters, including senior Alyssa Enneking, above, the District 24-5A Player of the Year. The 5-foot-11 outside hitter recorded 900 kills at a 43.4 percent rate in 2013, and also led the team with 598 digs.
Big things are expected from Clear Falls’ junior Ashlynn Dunbar, who made the District 24-5A First Team last year.
Bay Area Christian’s Connor Crow, running with the ball during a playoff game Nov. 2, was among 15 placekickers from across the country to be named to the annual Chris Sailer Award preseason watch list.
Returning Texas City Lady Sting Hailee King is focused on helping the team reach the playoffs for the third straight year.
Returning Texas City Lady Sting Taylor Theim is focused on helping the team reach the playoffs for the third straight year.
Texas City’s Shelby Thompson is one of five returning sophomores from last year’s team that lost to Richmond Foster in the first round of the playoffs.
Returning Texas City Lady Sting Treslyn Ortiz is focused on helping the team reach the playoffs for the third straight year.
Clear Creek’s Mariah Pardo sets the ball during a match against Dickinson last season at the Carlisle Field House in League City. Pardo, the District 24-5A co-setter of the year in 2013, will help the Wildcats improve on last season’s finish, which saw the team eliminated by Fort Bend Dulles, 3-1, in the first round of the playoffs.
Clear Creek volleyball coach Scott Simonds is counting on the play of Allison Donovan to help improve on last year’s finish that saw the team ousted from the first round of the playoffs.
Clear Creek volleyball coach Scott Simonds is counting on the play of Melissa McNeil to help improve on last year’s finish that saw the team ousted from the first round of the playoffs.
Chance Locke, left, waits for his turn in the Mutton Bustin’ competition during the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in 2008. One critic of the proposed event ordinance said the rules are a way for mayor and police chief to exert more power over the committee that runs the fair and rodeo.
Clear Creek’s Landon Etzel made the TSWA All-State second team as a designated hitter and earned honorable mention as a third baseman.
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.
Regional bomb squad members cut multiple layers of clothing off Mehrzad Malekzadeh at the Kemah Walmart on April 19.
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.
This home at 1301 Delesandri was built for the Beach family during an episode of the TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in 2010. The building is set to house a drug rehabilitation center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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