PORT BOLIVAR — Some residents of the Bolivar Peninsula are being warned boil their drinking and cooking water because of a major break in a transmission line between Winnie and High Island.
LEAGUE CITY — The asking price is $1.5 million for a group of 10 paintings depicting the African-American journey — works that have been on exhibit nationally and may soon be displayed in Galveston.
Recently, there have been some large trout reported; however, the quantities of smaller trout are not up to par with where they should be this time of year.
LA MARQUE — Whether it’s the loss of key players or assistant coaches or entering a difficult new district, every high school head football coach runs into their fair share of headaches.
Why is the Port of Galveston proposing to borrow up to $13 million from banks for a cruise-ship terminal expansion? Would it be possible to get the money at a lower interest rate through the bond market?
Cellphones have become so prevalent in our everyday lives that most people don’t think twice about pulling out their phone in public, in social situations or even worse, while driving.
You don’t need an odometer to know when you’ve driven 150 miles inland. The air gets a tiny bit drier, the terrain starts to undulate, and in the summer, the roadside pickups selling watermelons give way to fruit stands selling peaches somewhere near that mile marker.
LEAGUE CITY — After she hammed it up with talk show host Rachael Ray while talking about her take on taco soup, Sarah Penrod was feeling pretty good about her chances of advancing to the next round of “Food Network Star.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.
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.
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.
GALVESTON — His fishing lines were in the water, a warm sun was in a clear sky and other anglers and their families were all around. Kerry Young Sr. was back in his favorite place.
GALVESTON — After weeks of cleaning, Seawolf Park may open by Friday.
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.
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