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.
LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority-owned by the U.K. government, has set aside 400 million pounds ($639 million) to cover potential fines arising from international investigations into alleged manipulation of foreign currency trading.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city.
Restoration projects totaling $18 million are coming to Texas as a result of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and much of the money will be spent in Galveston County.
Shrimp is the favorite seafood among U.S. consumers, many of whom know little about how the tasty crustaceans landed on their plates.
There is a new partnership in Galveston focused on nature tourism, and it is preparing for an exciting and wide-open future.
GALVESTON — Despite being splattered by oil then smothered in seaweed, the island continues to be a hot destination for vacationers this tourism season.
Shrimping season will open in the Gulf of Mexico after sunset Tuesday. But don’t count your shrimp before they spawn.
From the archives of The Daily News for June 26:
A proponent and a critic of the proposed Ike Dike recently said the same thing. They said the oil spill near the Texas City Dike ought to be a wake-up call.
TEXAS CITY — Oil and chemical storage tanks are common sights in these parts. The large, white tanks are not much to look at — except for one.
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.
GALVESTON — The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday closed out three and a half days of a hearing seeking information about what led to the collision of a cargo ship and a barge-towing tugboat two months ago that spilled more than 168,000 gallons of oil into Galveston Bay.
GALVESTON — Controllers in the U.S. Coast Guard unit responsible for monitoring traffic in the Houston Ship Channel said Wednesday they noticed nothing unusual in the minutes leading up to a collision that spilled 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into Galveston Bay two months ago.
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.
Tug skipper says she did what she could while the cargo pilot says navigation device wasn’t working.
GALVESTON — A tugboat captain whose vessel was nearby when a cargo ship and barge collided near the Texas City Dike testified Monday that the ship “increased speed” as it entered a tricky waterway and as weather conditions worsened.
From left, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Robert Furukawa, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Yemma, Lt. Cmdr. Hatfield and Capt. Ledet hear opening statements Monday during a public hearing concerning the collision that caused an oil spill in Galveston Bay on March 22.
TEXAS CITY — The federal agencies investigating a ship and barge collision near the Texas City Dike that sent 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into Galveston Bay will have a public hearing for 4 1/2 days next week.
Badly needed rain hit the Galveston Bay Complex on Tuesday and pretty well wiped out fishing for most of the day.
KEMAH — State officials said the thousands of dead fish that have washed up near Galveston County this week were probably killed by oxygen depletion.
Kirby Inland Marine blames cargo ship for oil spill collision
GALVESTON — Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were named the state sea turtle a year ago, and locals will be celebrating that accomplishment Saturday.
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.
GALVESTON — State health officials have reopened Galveston Bay for shellfish harvesting more than a month after it was closed because of a harmful algae.
TEXAS CITY — There was a time when an industrial trade show and Earth Day weren’t exactly compatible.
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