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 2020-12-04 04:45 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Death of San Leon woman raises questions about parole...

The death of Megan Ficklen might illustrates the pressure legal officials face managing inmate populations during the coronavirus pandemic, the risk in decisions about releasing convicts on parole and the effectiveness of ankle monitors, to name just a fe...

 2020-12-04 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

City won't issue Mardi Gras contract for 2021 festivities...

The city won't have a large-scale Mardi Gras, though a smaller event could still happen....

 2020-12-04 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Avid cruisers eagerly await their ships to come in...

And despite the pandemic, their love for cruising is so strong, many would board a passenger ship now if they could — with the right protocols in place....

 2020-12-04 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Galveston school trustees divided on campus consolidation...

Consolidation, which includes ending a high-performing program at Austin Middle School, 1514 Ave. N, could save as much as $720,000 and allow the district to cut middle school staff by as much as 30 percent, administrators said....

 2020-12-03 04:45 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Campaign meant to stub out cigarette butt pollution in Galveston...

The Surfrider Foundation is launching a campaign to encourage people to recycle their cigarette butts instead of throwing them on the ground....

 2020-12-03 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Dickinson's recent past weighs on mayoral election...

Whoever wins a December runoff to replace longtime Mayor Julie Masters will also have to replace an ousted city administrator....

 2020-12-03 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Political Buzz: Has a new player entered Texas casino game?...

U.S. Rep. Randy Weber joined other reps to criticize Attorney General William Barr for not doing enough to investigate voter fraud....

 2020-12-02 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Despite early protest, Clear Creek ISD hires leader at quiet meeting...

Despite some community members announcing plans to protest hiring Eric Williams, the meeting largely without incident....

 2020-12-02 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Galveston trustees plan to go slow on middle-school change...

The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees likely won't make a decision about middle-school realignment until next year....

 2020-12-02 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Infrastructure, affordable living top District 3 runoff priorities in Galveston...

Incumbent David Collins and challenger Frank Maceo, a former councilman, face off in the District 3 runoff....

 2020-12-01 04:45 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Strand urges shoppers to 'keep Christmas' even sans Dickens...

Popular holiday festival Dickens on The Strand was canceled, but some businesses still would like people to dress up and shop like they normally would this weekend....

 2020-12-01 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Dickinson development corp calls forensic audit of own finances...

The move comes amid swirling questions and controversy over the city's finances....

 2020-12-01 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Level of violence in La Marque high despite scores of arrests...

The uptick in shooting cases comes after investigators made dozens of arrests in connection to violence in the mid-county city....

 2020-12-01 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

La Marque candidate drops out of council runoff...

The city will convene a meeting about the election this week and post official election updates as soon as they become available, officials said....

 2020-11-30 23:57 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Coming Wednesday...

COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising in the Galveston region. Could it trigger another round of local closures?...

 2020-11-28 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Treatment facility touts improvements as League City police grow frustrated...

Since January 2019, League City police have responded to more than 359 calls for service at the facility, which would be the fifth-highest source of calls in Galveston County's biggest city, Police Chief Gary Ratliff said....

 2020-11-28 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

For some in Galveston County, COVID-19 recovery is a very long haul...

Brain fog, fatigue, pains, hair loss and breathing trouble are some of the symptoms people recovering from COVID-19 report months after their initial diagnoses....

 2020-11-28 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Clarification...

An article on page A1 of Friday's edition stated popular holiday train experience the Polar Express had been canceled this year because of the pandemic. Although the Polar Express event was canceled, the Galveston Rail Road Museum still hosted a......

 2020-11-28 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Weekend Preview...

NEWS Question of the Week: Should party politics be part of local elections?...

 2020-11-28 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Galveston financial health key topic in mayoral race...

While Craig Brown says the city of Galveston is in good financial health, Roger "Bo" Quiroga argues it needs sharp reductions in spending and fewer high-paid staffers....

 2020-11-28 03:30 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Paying it forward — with BBQ...

Pastors at Marantha Christian Center in Santa Fe on Wednesday received a new barbecue trailer through the Ascend Cares Foundation to aid in their plans to feed homeless veterans in the community....

 2020-11-27 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Conservative creds, experience among issues in League City run-off...

Differing viewpoints, rather than specific policy opinions, will be the main differences on the ballot Dec. 15 in the contest over who will claim the Position 5 spot on city council....

 2020-11-27 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Black Friday a big 'who knows' for retailers in Galveston County...

People are buying more online and stores are spacing out their deals to capture the fewer dollars at large this holiday season....

 2020-11-27 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Float, tree-decorating contests meant to attract Galveston tourists...

With major winter events canceled, tourism officials are devising competitions to drive traffic downtown during the holiday season....

 2020-11-26 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Dickinson mayor hopes she's remembered for projects, beautification...

Longtime Mayor Julie Masters is set to depart city hall after a Dec. 15 runoff election....

 2020-11-26 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

League City retail development falls short of tax incentive agreement...

Developers can still recoup reimbursement costs if more business moves into Pinnacle Park, city officials said....

 2020-11-25 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Party politics an issue in League City council runoff...

Political newcomer's strong finish draws claims of Democratic Party influence....

 2020-11-25 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Dickinson moves to end administrator's tenure...

The council late Tuesday also began the search for an interim replacement....

 2020-11-25 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Private money might be an option for public housing in Galveston...

The Galveston Housing Authority is seeking a different funding source that's meant to secure more maintenance money....

 2020-11-25 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Galveston seeks to dismiss lawsuit involving man police led by rope...

A city attorney claims the city is immune from being sued over the controversial 2019 arrest....

 2020-11-25 03:30 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Moody Gardens introduces newest penguin chicks...

Moody Gardens staff Tuesday introduced their newest penguin chicks at the Aquarium Pyramid in Galveston. The two Macaroni penguin chicks hatched Nov. 14, just hours apart....

 2020-11-24 04:45 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Scaled-down gatherings, shortages shape Thanksgiving shopping in Galveston County...

Thanksgiving week has seen the continuation of a pandemic-long struggle to keep shelves stocked with paper products, including towels, bathroom tissue and plates, and sanitizing items such as wipes and cleaning products,...

 2020-11-24 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Affordable housing, city salaries spark debate in Galveston City Council race...

Vacation rental owner Pam Bass and Ball High School teacher William Schuster are facing off on Dec. 15 for a chance to represent District 2....

 2020-11-24 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Coming Thursday...

Many people are celebrating Thanksgiving a little differently this year as fear about spreading the coronavirus still keeps some families apart....

 2020-11-23 01:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Question of the Week: Do you agree with Gov. Greg Abbott that no large-scale shutdowns are necessary despite the surge in COVID-19 cases across the state?...

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told Texans that they are individually responsible for keeping themselves healthy and stemming the spread of coronavirus, and he assured that he won't be ordering any shutdowns....

 2020-11-23 00:30 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Environmental groups say coastal barrier should start small...

As a deadline for public comment approaches, some environmental advocates are calling for a change in the order in which pieces of a massive storm surge protection project should be built....

 2020-11-21 04:30 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Perennial code enforcement debate part of Galveston council races...

Some people don't appreciate their interactions with the city marshals, but many insist the department is a necessary part of the city....

 2020-11-21 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Superintendent finalist speaks to criticism, shares vision for Clear Creek...

Eric Williams, in a wide-ranging interview, addressed the issues during his time as superintendent at Loudoun County Public School District in northern Virginia that have drawn criticism, including race relations and reopening during the pandemic....

 2020-11-21 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Weekend Preview...

NEWS Environmental groups outline their concerns over the massive Ike Dike barrier project....

 2020-11-21 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Galveston mayoral candidate says he wouldn't be quick to fire staff...

Roger "Bo" Quiroga vows he won't make sweeping staffing changes immediately if he were elected....

 2020-11-20 04:45 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

'They picked me up': Santa Fe athletes embrace manager as one of their own...

"These kids have accepted him wholeheartedly," Santa Fe wide receivers coach Joey Cheatham said. "He's not just that kid who helps the football team. He's Coach Kyle. It's an absolute respect kind of thing, and he is part of the......

 2020-11-20 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Former supporter calls for Dickinson administrator's ouster after arrest...

Dickinson City Administrator Chris Heard is accused of attempting to force-feed a teenage girl through a turkey baster....

 2020-11-20 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Coming Soon...

Some residents argue Galveston's code and parking enforcement office causes more harm than good and should be reformed. But others say the office is critical to enforcing rules....

 2020-11-19 04:45 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

American National makes progress on its elevated bridge in Galveston downtown...

The company has lifted part of its raised bridge meant to connect the new garage with the downtown headquarters....

 2020-11-19 04:20 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Dickens on The Strand cancels two weeks before scheduled event...

The announcement comes in a week when other festivals or event participants are canceling or pulling out as COVID-19 cases rise....

 2020-11-19 04:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Political Buzz: Texas secessionists crow after Weber memes about Texit...

Does a meme mean that a local representative wants to leave the Union?...

 2020-11-19 03:00 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Ironman 70.3 canceled days before scheduled race...

The Ironman 70.3 had been scheduled for Nov. 22, but race officials called off the event over COVID-19 concerns....

 2020-11-18 17:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Man imprisoned in infamous Texas City kidnapping dies...

Gerald Zwarst was one of two men convicted in the disappearance of a Texas City teen Shelley Sikes in 1986, whose remains have never been found....

 2020-11-18 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

League City moving forward with more ballfields on west side...

The first phase, set for construction in 2022, would add five more ballfields to the city's west side....

 2020-11-18 04:15 

The Daily News

[ Galveston, TX ]

Texas City welcomes its first Black mayor, bids adieu to Doyle...

The city also swore in newly elected and incumbent city commissioners at an event that had about 100 socially distanced guests in attendance....

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