A humble home that has survived war and hurricanes was rescued from demolition after Hurricane Ike and will now serve as a hands-on museum at the Galveston Historical Foundation’s warehouse.
Police have no solid leads on who shot and killed a family’s dogs as the pooches played in their backyard over the weekend.
Now in the deep waters of district play, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape for Galveston County schools’ boys and girls basketball teams.
The Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K aren’t just for islanders. The races now attract an international field, and when the runners toe the starting line Sunday morning, most of the U.S. will be represented as well.
If you are looking for some of the best music in Galveston during Mardi Gras, then keep an eye out and an ear open for the area high school marching bands in the parades.
GALVESTON — In its heyday, Galveston had its fair share of gamblers, gangsters and all that comes with it. But when the colorful production of “Guys and Dolls” takes the stage Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, it’ll be one featuring some of theater’s brightest stars in a stage production that started way back in 1951.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Los Angeles Lakers blew a nine-point lead in 70 seconds late in regulation, they certainly seemed to be careening straight toward another loss in overtime.
KHOST, Afghanistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have sought shelter at a sprawling refugee camp in a volatile region of Afghanistan after crossing the mountainous border to escape a military onslaught against insurgents.
From the archives of The Daily News for June 26:
Federal and state agencies have begun assessing the damage caused by the March 22 Galveston Bay oil spill with the aim of eventually assigning a dollar amount to the harm caused to natural resources.
One of the Coast Guard’s watchstanders on duty the day a collision in the Houston Ship Channel spilled more that 168,000 gallons of oil into Galveston Bay, said that he believed that the service used to monitor traffic within the traffic is adequately staffed.
In March. a ship vs. barge collision near the Texas City Dike resulted in the largest oil spill in Galveston Bay in nearly 20 years. The Daily News takes a closer look at the ramifications of the spill.
A law that resulted in the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Program and put the Texas General Land Office, rather than nobody, in charge of cleaning up spills and policing spillers, has helped reduce spills.
TEXAS CITY – Officials overseeing the cleanup from an oil spill that happened a month ago near the Texas City Dike expect cleanup efforts will wrap up this week.
Workers clean up oil on the Texas City Dike on March 26 four days after a barge and cargo ship collided in Galveston Bay, spilling more than 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil. Cleanup is done at the dike and East Beach in Galveston, and those sites are again totally open to the public.
The Texas City Dike and Galveston’s East Beach are both completely open to the public after oil spill cleanup crews finished work.
TEXAS CITY — The owners of a ship involved in a collision that spilled heavy fuel oil into Galveston Bay seeks to stop claims against the firm.
Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis writes about the groups work after the Galveston Bay oil spill.
Officials said response from professionals and volunteers to the March 22 Galveston Bay oil spill was textbook. ABOVE: Cleanup crews fill bags with oiled sand and debris at Big Reef in Galveston on March 26.
HOUSTON — The attorney for the company that operates a ship involved in a collision with a barge that caused a large oil spill in Galveston Bay, said he expects a federal seizure order will soon be resolved.
HOUSTON — A federal judge on Friday ordered the seizure of the cargo ship that was involved in a collision with a barge that caused an oil spill in Galveston Bay.
Kevin Son, left, and Alex Rivard photograph and take down the GPS coordinates for an area in Big Reef where they noticed an oil-like sheen along the jetty Friday during an environmental assessment by the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.
GALVESTON — Members of the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees and a small group of volunteers set out to inspect sensitive ecological areas on the East End on Friday.
This is a photo of the cargo ship Summer Wind as it was anchored near the Houston Ship Channel two weeks ago. A federal judge ordered the ship to be seized as part of a federal lawsuit into its part in a collision near the Texas City Dike that spilled more than 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into Galveston Bay on March 22.
GALVESTON — The Galveston Park Board of Trustees will pursue a claim for damages resulting from a March 22 accident that spilled oil into Galveston Bay, officials announced Thursday.
GALVESTON — Nearly 30 dead dolphins have been found along Texas shorelines since an accident spilled oil March 22 near the Texas City Dike.
Royal Caribbean’s Navigator leaves Galveston Bay on March 26 as cleanup crews fill bags with oil-absorbent material. It’s time for people in the community — particularly the business community — to try to recapture the message that Galveston is a great tourist attraction and not an oil-soaked mess.
After four weeks of voting by readers, USA Today declared Galveston the second best destination for spring break, behind only Cancun, Mexico.
Gerald Joubert bags oil-soaked sand Monday at the Texas City Dike as crews begin cleaning up after the Galveston Bay oil spill.
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