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March 27, 2015 -- Former Harris County judge Robert Eckels, who is president of the Texas Central Railway, updated the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on proposed route alternatives for the Houston to Galveston passenger rail project. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has announced the promotions of Marcus Alfred to the rank of Sargeant in the Dickinson Independent School District school liason program and James Ingrasin to the rank of Sargeant in the Reserve Division. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees posted a news release about its March 24 regular board meeting. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Kitchen Chick will host the third annual Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut on April 4. More
March 27, 2015 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize the termination of the city's agreement for animal control services from the Galveston County Health District. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Thursday featured Roger Guenther, Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority. More
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March 27, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of weekend activities, including fairs and festivals around the Gulf Coast region offering arts, wine and even kites. More
March 27, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it will open a new Primary and Specialty Care Clinic in Texas City on Monday. More
March 27, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor B.J. Herz as Woman of the Year - Representing "Spirit" at the 8th Annual Women's Conference - "Texas Style!" More
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March 26, 2015 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 6-1, with Terrilyn Tarlton opposed, to approve amendments to the city ordinances regulating “Animals and Fowl” and “Litter” to provide for a “trap, neuter and return” solution to the feral cat problem, as well as an option for euthanasia. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance today announced that the East Harris County Manufacturers Association has issued a resolution in support of a coastal barrier system to protect the Houston/Galveston region from hurricane storm surge. More
March 26, 2015 -- The City of Friendswood has announced that road closures will take place along FM 518 and FM 2351 on Saturday for the Youth Sports Day Parade. More
March 26, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 2015 Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 18, with cleanup locations in Galveston, Surfside, and Quintana. More
March 25, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received the Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in recognition of its resuscitation standards. More
March 25, 2015 -- Henry Freudenburg CLU, president of Henry Freudenburg Insurance Agency Inc. located in Galveston, announced today the ability to offer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Health Insurance through its partnership with George W. Evans and Associates in Houston. More
March 25, 2015 -- Texas A&M University will host the 2015 Gulf Coast Sargassum Symposium on April 2-3 in Galveston. More
March 25, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to seek an additional $1 million in financial support for the Beneficial Dredge Use Beach Nourishment Project. More
March 25, 2015 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the termination of the city’s participation in the Galveston County Animal Services agreement with the Galveston County Health District. More
March 25, 2015 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to deny a resolution supporting the creation of the Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Small Business Committee on Tuesday hosted its Annual State of the Economy Address featuring Dr. Robert W. Gilmer, director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. More
March 24, 2015 -- Concerned Citizens of Texas Gulf Coast posted a commentary expressing its opposition to House Bill 3335. More
March 24, 2015 -- Galveston police report that an anonymous donor recently helped it establish the Out of the Blue Benevolent Fund, which will allow patrol officers who find those in immediate need, to make a request for assistance to their supervisors. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating a couple who robbed a Valero gas station at 1927 61st Street at gunpoint on Monday night. More
March 24, 2015 -- The League City Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle accident that took place in the 2700 block of East League City Parkway on Tuesday. More
March 24, 2015 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to award a $2,005,000 contract to Generocity Services for the Clear Creek Intermediate School Project. More
March 23, 2015 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $32,132 contract to L. United Building Company for fencing at the La Marque Cemetery. More
March 23, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday medevaced an injured passenger from a cruise ship off the coast of Galveston. More
March 21, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has extended a Flash Flood Warning for extreme southeast portions of the City of Houston until 6 p.m. due to heavy rainfall falling across the Houston area. More
March 21, 2015 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted a commentary on property tax appraisals titled, "The Real Property Tax Solution." More
March 20, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department reports that they have arrested and charged a 43 year old man with aggravated kidnapping in connection with an incident at the Seabreeze Apartments on Friday. More
March 20, 2015 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that Michael Lee Grimm was found guilty in a jury trial and sentenced to 30 years in jail for the crime of first degree felony Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department reports that the last two suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery on February 17 have been arrested. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department reports that Cleotis Ward, the man arrested for robbing the IBC Bank on March 8, has been formally charged with five additional aggravated robberies from the island. More
March 20, 2015 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host its Golden Jubilee Tennis Tournament on April 24 at South Shore Harbour in League City. More
March 20, 2015 -- Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto today announced that the newly formed Traffic Safety Unit will implement new tactics in promoting safe driving in Galveston. More
March 20, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on food and fun found around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including crawfish and food truck festivals, music out of doors and free yoga classes. More
March 20, 2015 -- The City of League City will implement mandatory water rationing on Monday due to emergency repairs to the city's main water supply line from the Southeast Water Purification Plant. More
March 20, 2015 -- The City of Galveston, with the Park Board of Trustees and the City of Jamaica Beach have made a map of wading depths and closure depths available online. More
March 20, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold an economic development luncheon on March 25 at the Johnny Arolfo Civic Center. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department is searching for a 51 year old man who has been missing for several days. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department will host a news conference on Friday at the Galveston County Law Enforcement Facility to announce the launch of a newly formed Traffic Safety Unit and a new method of reducing accidents and increasing public safety. More
March 19, 2015 -- Artist Boat will host a consecration for the Coastal Heritage Preserve on Sunday on the coastal prairie west of Galveston Island. More
March 19, 2015 -- Galveston Historical Foundation will honor Dr. Joan Richardson with the 22nd annual “Steel Oleander” award at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 21. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board has issued a news release regarding Wednesday's meeting of the Park Board of Trustees, where trustees voted to approve a master plan for beach parks. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House will present Victor and Janice Pierson with the Leonora (Nonie) Kempner Thompson Community Enrichment Award on Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
March 19, 2015 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that work on repairs to the Fadden building, adjacent to the downtown intermodal transportation terminal, is proceeding well and the terminal is scheduled for completion in October. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted 8-1, with Thayer Evans opposed, to approve a Beach Parks Master Plan for East Beach and Stewart Beach, as prepared by Knudson, LLC. More
March 19, 2015 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with All Play, with LJA Engineering to oversee the project. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city's 2014 Action Plan to allow for the allocation of $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to be used in Godard Park instead of Rainbow Park. More
March 19, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor LuLu Benavidez as a Woman of the Year at the 8th Annual Women's Conference - "Texas Style!" More
March 18, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Center is offering a free five-week Tobacco Cessation Program. More
March 18, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an affirmative action plan and to appoint Galveston County Chief Resources Officer Peri Bluemer as Equal Employment Opportunity Administrator. More
March 18, 2015 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to cancel the city’s May 9 election, with Mayor Vernon “Goldie” Teltschick and aldermen Freddie Carmichael and Ron Simons unopposed to serve another term in May. More
March 18, 2015 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize city staff to seek another animal control provider after executive session discussions concerning the city’s animal control agreement with the Galveston County Health Department. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the BaySmart Express, a training vessel located at Sea Scout Base Galveston, will make its maiden voyage to the South Shore Marina on Clear Lake on March 26 for the opening of the Seventh Annual South West International Boat Show. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to give Executive Director Jack Steele a 3.51 percent pay raise. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Houston Yacht Club will present its 29th annual Elissa Regatta, benefiting the tall ship Elissa, on April 11-12. More
March 17, 2015 -- The City of League City today announced that a court recently issued a ruling in regards to refunds as a result of overpayments to Magnolia Creek Public Improvement District No. 1. More
March 17, 2015 -- Santa Fe City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing Senate Bill 343 and any other legislation which would “erode the authority of a home rule municipality”. More
March 17, 2015 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to cancel the city’s May 9 election, declaring Mayor Anthony Matranga and Commissioners Fard Abdullah and Lee Sander as unopposed for re-election in May. More
March 17, 2015 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $235,000 contract to Lucas Construction for the City Park Parking Lot Project. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Laura Recovery Center is inviting Friendswood residents who are planning to attend college to apply for the Laura Smither Scholarship before the March 31 deadline. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Storm Surge Suppression Study Team has presented its Phase I Report for public review and comment. More
March 16, 2015 -- The League City Police Department will host its annual Community Outreach Golf Tournament on April 13. More
March 16, 2015 -- The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol will host a "Kick Butts Day" event on Tuesday at the Ben & Jerry's in Galveston. More
March 15, 2015 -- Galveston Arts Center will present Lux Aeterna, a site specific art installation by Houston based artist Adela Andea beginning with an opening on Saturday April 18. More
March 15, 2015 -- The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will meet March 18 at 2627 Avenue O. More
March 14, 2015 -- Constable Jimmy Fullen and Galveston County Commissioner Joe Giusti sponsored a Galveston Chamber of Commerce After-5 Mixer at Tremont Gallery, 511 23rd Street. More
March 13, 2015 -- Hospice Care Team will be hosting its spring grief support group series every Monday beginning April 20. More
March 13, 2015 -- The City of Galveston will implement the new Downtown Parking Program utilizing the already existing Pay by Phone service beginning April 1. More
March 13, 2015 -- The City of Kemah will host a celebration of the city's 50th anniversary on March 20. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided a summary of this week's meeting of the board. More
March 13, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Sreenivas Phani Veeranki of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is lead author of a new study conducted in collaboration with East Tennessee State University, the Indian Institute of Technology and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa regarding secondhand smoke. More
March 13, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on indoor and outdoor options for entertainment this next week, from classic movies and film festivals to flowers and French. More
March 13, 2015 -- The Galveston County Mayors and Councilmembers Association on Wednesday voted unanimously to support legislation to restore the ability of Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson and her employees to be certified as tax professionals by the State of Texas. More
March 13, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Thursday voted unanimously to create a new position in the Galveston County Museum, combining two vacant positions into a higher paid job to attract an employee who will be charged with raising funds for the facility. More
March 12, 2015 -- Galveston City Council today voted unanimously to approve appointments to the Charter Review Committee, the Intermodal Transportation Committee, the Landmark Commission and the Trolley Ad Hoc Committee. More
March 12, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum will host courses geared toward the youth during Spring Break. More
March 12, 2015 -- League City police recently made two arrests in its investigation of storage unit burglaries. More
March 12, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council advises motorists that its Regional Driving While Intoxicated Task Force will be operating over Spring Break. More
March 12, 2015 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Thursday announced that law enforcement agencies across Galveston County will be working together to conduct No Refusal Operations for both upcoming weekends of Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day. More
March 12, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that it has approved resolutions in support of Senate Bill 513 and Senate Bill 900, both filed by Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. More
March 12, 2015 -- Texas City Independent School District has rescheduled the Coach Donal E. Clark Memorial Wall Dedication to April 2 due to weather. More
March 12, 2015 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts. More
March 12, 2015 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston recently presented a donation to the Ball High School Project Graduation Committee for the 2015 Project Graduation event. More
March 11, 2015 -- Texas Department of State Health Services has advised that it will issue “Fish and Shellfish Consumption Advisories” as needed following the Morgan’s Point Collision, but recommends that "fishermen need to exercise common sense: do not eat fish or shellfish that has a chemical odor (similar to turpentine)". More
March 11, 2015 -- Galveston Reads has announced the launch of its book discussion program this year, and has selected "Freeman", a novel by Leonard Pitts, as this year's book. More
March 11, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday received an update from Park Board Chair Melvin Williams regarding the coastal summit and representative meetings he recently attended. More
March 11, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department will increase enforcement efforts on the island's west end beaches in response to increased crowds visiting the island during spring break. More
March 11, 2015 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to establish new pay ranges for officers in the Dickinson Police Department as stated in the city’s collective bargaining agreement with the Dickinson Police Officers Association. More
March 11, 2015 -- League City City Council on Tuesday approved four appointments to the Ethics Review Board, but rejected Mayor Tim Paulissen’s nomination of Andy Mann to the board. More
March 11, 2015 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for All American Outdoor Lighting and Mosquito Control. More
March 10, 2015 -- One of two vessels that collided on the Houston Ship Channel was safely moved today, as responders continued air and water monitoring and a helicopter flyover pinpointed a narrow sheen in the water as a result of the incident. More
March 10, 2015 -- Winnie Community Hospital is opening a health care clinic to serve the Bolivar Peninsula for the first time since Hurricane Ike. More
March 10, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that The Sealy & Smith Foundation is providing $75 million to renovate both the interior and exterior of John Sealy Hospital. More
March 10, 2015 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the Galveston County Mosquito Control District to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Healthy Port Communities Coalition calls on "Houston’s petrochemical giants to act now to protect their neighbors" after a collision in the Houston Ship Channel on Monday led to a shelter-in-place order for several ship channel communities. More
March 09, 2015 -- Keep Texas Beautiful recently announced the 10 winning communities of the 2015 Governor's Community Achievement Awards, which included Dickinson, Friendswood and Houston. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society and the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the "Bark in the Park" event and a lemonade tasting contest on April 25. More
March 09, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the J/80 North American Championships October 9-11, in conjunction with the Sixth Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta. More
March 09, 2015 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. recently awarded Community Assistance Grants to several local non-profit organizations. More
March 09, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard has provided a photo and video of the chemical tanker Carla Maersk, which sits at anchor off Morgans Point, Texas, after being involved in a collision with the bulk carrier Conti Peridot on Monday. More w/Video
March 08, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department has arrested and charged a 55-year-old man with the robbery of the IBC Bank on the Seawall on Friday. More
March 08, 2015 -- UTMB Health and the School of Health Professions on Saturday hosted the "SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk." More
March 06, 2015 -- Galveston police on Friday responded to a bank robbery and captured the suspect moments after. More
March 06, 2015 -- Galveston police on Thursday arrested two individuals during a narcotics operation in the 3800 block of Avenue R. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department announced that City of Galveston Emergency Management Coordinator Charlie Kelly on Tuesday was presented the Emergency Management Association of Texas “Lou Harrell” Emergency Manager of the Year Award. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. is accepting applications through March 15 for scholarships for female high school students attending college in the fall. More
March 06, 2015 -- Patricia (Pat) McCloy died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at UTMB Hospital in Galveston. Obituary
March 06, 2015 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston will host its Fifth Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil on April 12 at Moody Gardens. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host the 20th anniversary of The Grand Kids Festival on April 11. More
March 06, 2015 -- The City of Galveston will start construction on the rehabilitation of 43rd Street on March 23. More
March 06, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will host the 13th Annual FeatherFest Birding and Nature Photography Festival on April 9-12. More
March 05, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department is asking the public for help in locating a 19-year-old shooting suspect. More
March 05, 2015 -- Communities In Schools of Galveston County has posted a news release regarding its mission to champion the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. More
March 05, 2015 -- Galveston City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance adopting the 2015 Galveston Land Development Regulations and the 2015 Galveston Official Zoning Map. More
March 05, 2015 -- Galveston College's Theatre Department will present "Dearly Departed" April 17-18. More
March 05, 2015 -- The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network is seeking volunteers to participate in measuring participation levels at their homes. More
March 05, 2015 -- The Salvation Army of Galveston County will present its Fifth Annual Style Show, Luncheon, Silent Auction and Chic Boutique on March 19 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
March 05, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has announced that the city will be featured on C-SPAN's Cities Tour television series on Saturday and Sunday. More
March 05, 2015 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to promote Acting City Secretary Barbara Roberts to full-time city secretary. More
March 05, 2015 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a $57,272 contract with Centex Batteries for the purchase of 160 replacement batteries for the solar lights at the Texas City Dike. More
March 04, 2015 -- The Kemah Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is inviting the public to its 13th Annual Cops and Crawfish Festival and Silent Auction on April 11. More
March 04, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the launch of a project to promote Low Impact Development practices, and has established a new web page featuring information about Low Impact Development and its benefits. More
March 04, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office has issued a legal opinion in response to Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady's request concerning appointments of ex-officio members to the Galveston Housing Authority by Galveston City Council and attendance at executive session meetings of the housing authority. More
March 04, 2015 -- First Union Baptist Church in Galveston hosted a Black History Month Program in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Maya Angelou on Saturday, February 28, 2015. More
March 04, 2015 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the Galveston County Mosquito Control District to conduct aerial spraying over the city for the abatement of mosquitoes. More
March 04, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has notified residents that water line insurance and warranty providers that are contacting residents are not affiliated with the city. More
March 03, 2015 -- University of Texas Medical Branch researchers who helped assess the effectiveness of a new rapid test kit to diagnose Ebola learned this week it has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. More
March 03, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a man who robbed a Subway Restaurant on 61st Street on Monday. More
March 03, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a Bolivar Beach logo for use in signage, on the website and beach-related marketing and communications. More
March 03, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced a new “Dream Team”. More
March 03, 2015 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $2,290,000 contract to Ardent Construction, LLC for additions and renovations to the Friendswood Public Library. More
March 03, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary, and has also named the club's first lady Commodore, Joyce Maxwell. More
March 03, 2015 -- Rosenberg Library in Galveston on Monday announced the selection of "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt as the book for the Spring 2015 Museum Book Club Series. More
March 03, 2015 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston Chief Executive Officer Rear Admiral Robert Smith III, USN (Retired) on Tuesday announced the death of Pat McCloy, wife of the late Dr. James McCloy, a longtime member of the A&M staff and namesake of the Jim and Pat McCloy Arena. More
March 03, 2015 -- The Coast Guard suspended the search for the missing kayaker in Galveston Bay Monday, after exhausting search efforts through the weekend with partner agencies and other assistance. More
March 02, 2015 -- Jonathan Burns, a College of the Mainland graduate, was recently honored by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce as public servant of the year. More
March 02, 2015 -- Filing for the May 9 General Election ended on Friday, with some city and school races contested, while others are anticipating cancelling their elections. More
March 02, 2015 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on the conditions of area ports that are impacted by wide-spread sea fog. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola has posted in invitation to the 8th Annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body and Spirit Conference on April 17, at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center. Guest Column
March 02, 2015 -- The City of Galveston will participate in a grassroots exchange with communities in Japan. More
March 02, 2015 -- Galveston County is hosting "Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island", a traveling exhibit on immigration in Galveston, through March 20 at the Galveston County Courthouse. More
February 28, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 23-year-old man wearing a full blue rain suit and holding onto a dark green 16-foot kayak with an 8-foot blue kayak drifting nearby after overturning Saturday morning near South Deer Island. More
February 28, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council held its 2015 General Assembly on Friday. More
February 28, 2015 -- Galveston College will host Galveston native Harris L. Kempner, Jr., president of Kempner Capital Management, Inc., on April 9 to deliver the final lecture of the 2014-2015 Galveston College Lecture Series, "Discovering Galveston's History". More
February 28, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors met on Friday at the Galveston County Courthouse. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday recognized Michael W. Alford, district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Houston District, for his service to the TPC and the surrounding region. More
February 27, 2015 -- Mental health advocates representing the Gulf Coast Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness met with Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth in Austin for Legislative Day. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office today announced that Calvin Joe McCollum, aka Gary Wymore, has been convicted on felony charges of driving while intoxicated, and was sentenced to 30 years in jail. More
February 27, 2015 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will launch its "SpongeBob Subpants Adventure" attraction May 23-25. More
February 27, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Wednesday hosted a stakeholder partnering forum in Galveston to discuss best practices for various programs. More
February 27, 2015 -- Candidate filing ends today for the May 9 General Election, with few races in cities and school districts in the Gulf Coast area receiving challengers. More
February 27, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that he has filed legislation seeking tuition revenue bond support for the construction of a new Inter-Professional Education Building at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
February 27, 2015 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson today issued a news release regarding how the new "two steps, one sticker" vehicle registration program will affect drivers in Galveston County. More
February 26, 2015 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 6-1, with Norman Pappous opposed, to approve the restoration of the Galveston Rail Trolley. More
February 26, 2015 -- Sea Scout Base Galveston recently launched a partnership with the Galveston College Culinary Arts Program. More
February 26, 2015 -- The Rosenberg Library will be displaying a 1934 Galveston Buccaneers Texas League championship ring as its treasure of the month for March 2015. More
February 26, 2015 -- United Way of Galveston will host its 2014/2015 Campaign Wrap-Up Celebration on March 5 at the Moody Gardens Hotel. More
February 26, 2015 -- The City of League City on Wednesday announced that the Ghirardi Family WaterSmart Park has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Texas Recreation and Parks Society East Region Award, in the "Innovations in Park and Facility Development" category. More
February 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch on Wednesday hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new UTMB Galveston Pediatric Primary Care Clinic and Pediatric Urgent Car Clinic at 6416 Broadway. More
February 26, 2015 -- Galveston College will participate in the Oceans of Opportunity Job Fair on March 10 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
February 26, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut has issued a call for chicken keepers who would like to open their yards to visitors for the third annual strut on April 4. More
February 26, 2015 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association recognized the newly formed Congressional Coastal Communities Caucus at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office announced that a jury on Wednesday sentenced Lazaro Renovato to three years of prison for the third degree felony offense of driving while intoxicated. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office announced that a jury on Wednesday sentenced Brandon Marlo Miller to 65 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a $5,000 fine for the 2012 murder of Robert Mitchell Lyles. More
February 25, 2015 -- The City of League City today announced that the city will participate in the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which launches on March 7. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Galveston County District Clerk's Office today announced the launch of an online portal for providing access to Federal Immigration and Naturalization records from the 1850s to 1950s, which were handled by the clerk's office. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Galveston College Foundation will host "Encore! Five Fabulous Chefs Le Beau Printemps 2015" on April 8-9, with proceeds from the event to benefit the Universal Access Program Endowment. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that Prentis Venzant has been convicted of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection with a stolen vehicle incident in Galveston. More
February 25, 2015 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Todd Kinsey opposed, to instruct the city secretary to contact current members of the city's Ethics Review Board to inquire about their interest in being reappointed. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve funding a deficit not to exceed a $200,000 for the operation of rail trolleys on the island. More
February 25, 2015 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance cancelling a special ballot referendum for the May 9 General Election to determine the compensation of Dickinson’s police officers. More
February 25, 2015 -- Galveston Park Board of Trustees Chair Melvin Williams and Executive Director Kelly de Schaun are attending the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. More
February 25, 2015 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Paula Crouse as the city’s representative on the Early Ballot Board for the May 9 General Election. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office announced that a jury on Tuesday convicted James Jesse Hubbard of robbery, a second degree felony. More
February 24, 2015 -- Artist Boat in Galveston today announced the start-up of "1% To Conserve Galveston Island", a partnership with local businesses to fund land conservation projects on Galveston Island. More
February 24, 2015 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of simulation equipment for the Nursing Department. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing Senate Bill 343 and any other legislation which would “erode the authority of a Home Rule Municipality”. More
February 24, 2015 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with College of the Mainland to establish a mutual aid relationship between the city and the college in the event of a disaster. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, March 19 at the Nessler Center in Texas City. More
February 23, 2015 -- Galveston police recently arrested two people during the execution of a narcotics search warrant in the 1100 block of 32nd Street. More
February 23, 2015 -- Friendswood police reported that two of its officers were transported to a hospital late Thursday for treatment of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to approve a revised lease agreement with Archer-Daniels-Midland Company to resolve issues related to a reduction in revenue during the recent extended drought. More
February 23, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Rana Bonds, lead author on a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston study that found that most patients do not use medically prescribed inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors correctly. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man, later identified as Carlos Armin Quesada-Martinez, whose body was found on the beach between Gilcrest and High Island Sunday morning. More
February 23, 2015 -- The City of Galveston today announced that Kent Etienne, Jr. has been promoted to human resources director. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of scoping workshops to discuss a proposed amendment to the Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program. More
February 23, 2015 -- College of the Mainland recently collaborated with two Home Depot stores to provide bookshelves for children at Hitchcock Head Start to launch their own library at home. More
February 23, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Friday announced that several club members have joined as sponsors in support of the club's race series. More
February 23, 2015 -- Nassau Bay City Council Member David Braun, who also was the aerospace marketing manager for the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, died on Saturday at the age of 59 after a long battle with liver cancer. More
February 22, 2015 -- Buster’s Old Time Photos in Galveston earned twenty-one ribbons at the 2015 Antique and Amusement Photographers International Photo Contest held January 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More
February 22, 2015 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson advised taxpayers that recent legislation allows delinquent taxpayers to sign up for a low penalty payment agreement with the tax office. More
February 20, 2015 -- Galveston police recently arrested two men for shooting residents during a home invasion and are in search of two more suspects. More
February 20, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $1.4 million grant to improve rates of human papilloma virus vaccinations among local adolescents. More
February 20, 2015 -- Candidate filing for the May 9 General Election is down to its final week, as candidates for city and school offices place their names in the running for various races to be on the ballot. More
February 20, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host performances of the Broadway musical "Jekyll & Hyde" on February 20-21. More
February 20, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook will host the Second Annual Gulf Coast Grand Banks Rendezvous on April 17-19. More
February 20, 2015 -- The City of Galveston today announced that reconstruction has started on the restoration of a dune to protect properties at FM 3005 just east of Hershey Beach. More
February 19, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity options for the weekend including performance art at Houston’s El Dorado Ballroom, Galveston Sea Turtle Saturday at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Ballroom, and the Empty Bowl Project event at the Dishman Art Museum. More
February 19, 2015 -- The League City City Council will vote on February 24 to formally ratify the work that was accomplished by the community at the January 24 Envisioning Workshop. More
February 19, 2015 -- The City of Galveston today announced that the city's Utility Billing Customer Service Department will return to normal operating hours on February 23. More
February 19, 2015 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with The Gulf Coast Center for trolley services during peak weekends in 2015. More
February 19, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is changing the name its mainland facility to the UTMB Health League City Campus. More
February 19, 2015 -- The City of Galveston on Wednesday announced that hotel tax and short term rental forms are now available online. More
February 19, 2015 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city's policy regarding utility payments and disconnection of service for nonpayment. More
February 19, 2015 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept an engagement letter from Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC for audit services. More
February 19, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. next week. More
February 19, 2015 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to renew wind, flood, property, fleet and liability insurance policies for the district. More
February 18, 2015 -- Galveston Transportation Consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that construction of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal should be complete by August. More
February 18, 2015 -- Tommy M. Townsend passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2015 at the age of 83. Obituary
February 18, 2015 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office has announced that a jury on Tuesday convicted William Cody Thompson of two counts of the third degree felony charge of possession of child pornography. More
February 18, 2015 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $2,626 bid to Safety Vision for the purchase of five body cameras for the police department. More
February 18, 2015 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew a contract with Gulf Coast Aquatics, Inc. for operation of the Clear Lake Shores Swimming Pool for 2015-2016. More
February 18, 2015 -- The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius hosted its annual Fat Tuesday Parade in Galveston on Tuesday. More
February 17, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit the Fiscal Year 2016 Victim Assistance Coordinator Grant Application to the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division through the Victims of Crime Act Grant Program. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Friendswood Police Department has posted a news release about an inmate who stole a cell phone from a bail bondsman in full view of a video camera in the lobby of the jail. More
February 17, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a $737,320 fourth year funding agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for operation of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride Service. More
February 17, 2015 -- Artist Boat in Galveston will host dune restoration events during the weekend to help place plants in a newly constructed dune on the west end of the island. More
February 17, 2015 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a joint resolution continuing an interjurisdictional emergency management plan between the city and Galveston County. More
February 16, 2015 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced on Monday that a total of twenty-one DWI arrests were processed through the No Refusal operations conducted county-wide during Mardi Gras. More
February 16, 2015 -- Galveston College on Monday announced that Nuclear Medicine Technology student Amber Rothlauf will present a poster abstract display at the 60th Annual Conference of the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in Austin. More
February 16, 2015 -- The 20th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance today announced that Dennis Gage will serve as the 2015 Grand Marshal of the event. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will host its annual gala on April 11. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Heald Bank Regatta on April 25-26. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department's Animal Services Unit and the Galveston Island Human Society will offer the "Fix Felix for Free" program, providing free neutering of male cats for Galveston residents, on Wednesday. More
February 16, 2015 -- The Texas Water Resources Institute's Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop in La Marque on February 27 for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Dickinson Bayou watershed. More
February 15, 2015 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston hosted its First Annual Mardi Gras Viewing Party benefiting the George P. Mitchell Society on Saturday. More
February 15, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department reports that two people died in an early morning accident on the Seawall on Sunday. More
February 15, 2015 -- Carnival Cruise Line’ Freedom cruise ship, which began year-round sailings from Galveston today, hosted a celebration aboard Freedom to honor U.S. military families. More
February 14, 2015 -- The 104th celebration of Mardi Gras Galveston kicked off on Friday, February 6 with an awards ceremony and parade to honor George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award recipients Merle and Johnny Lidstone, founding members of the Krewe of Aquarius. More
February 13, 2015 -- Galveston College on Thursday announced that it is offering a new pipefitter class at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center. More
February 13, 2015 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a personal services agreement with Anthony Dauphine to serve as the city's fire marshal. More
February 13, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including a workshop at the Museum of Printing History in Houston, an exhibit at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur and Mardi Gras activities in the region. More
February 12, 2015 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted to amend its legislative agenda in reaction to recent initiatives by Galveston County Commissioners Court. More
February 12, 2015 -- Galveston police have arrested two people at an apartment complex on Heards Lane and charged them with possession of controlled substance. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department on Wednesday arrested a 33 year old man who was wanted for Capital Murder in San Antonio. More
February 12, 2015 -- The City of Santa Fe today issued an announcement regarding positions on the ballot for the May 9 General Election. More
February 12, 2015 -- The City of Galveston and Congressman Randy Weber will present the 10th Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair on March 10. More
February 12, 2015 -- The City of Friendswood today issued a reminder that candidate filing is open for the city's May 9 election. More
February 12, 2015 -- Carnival cruise line today announced that the Carnival Breeze and the Carnival Liberty will be repositioned to Galveston in 2016. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a discussion regarding "The Art of the Calling Card" on February 24 at the 1892 Bishop's Palace. More
February 11, 2015 -- Galveston College and the Rotary Club of Galveston will host a Career Fair and Transfer Day on March 25. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the terms and conditions of financing of $1.5 million for funding of the beneficial dredge use beach nourishment project, which will place dredged sand along the Seawall west of 61st Street. More
February 11, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, in a letter to stakeholders, provided an update on the STURGIS Decommissioning Project, announcing that the barge, which formerly carried a nuclear power plant, is anticipated to arrive in Galveston in May. More
February 11, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors did not have a quorum for its regular meeting on Tuesday, but the members present held a spirited discussion of the status of Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail. More
February 11, 2015 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Galveston County for the county to conduct the city’s May 9 Special Election. More
February 11, 2015 -- The League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to extend a no-parking provision on Woodwind Way from the intersection of Bayou Drive to the terminus of the street. More
February 10, 2015 -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m. EST Tuesday 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with nearly 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and first-of-its-kind technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station. More
February 10, 2015 -- Galveston College has been awarded a special Nursing Grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
February 10, 2015 -- Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that $1.74 million in grants is being awarded for projects to improve public beach access and help restore sensitive bay systems on the Texas coast. More
February 10, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has posted a news release to introduce its newest staff members, Elizabeth Rogers Alvarado, Jaree Hefner, and Ally Woolsey. More
February 10, 2015 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to submit an application to the Texas Community Development Grant program for $350,000 in grant funds to pay for sanitary sewer fund improvements. More
February 10, 2015 -- Moody National Bank, a Galveston-based community bank, on Monday announced its newest branch in downtown Austin. More
February 09, 2015 -- Friendswood police reported that it made three drunk driving arrests during the first weekend of Mardi Gras. More
February 09, 2015 -- League City police on Saturday arrested a 58-year-old man for enticing a child. More
February 09, 2015 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members for three upcoming missions to the International Space Station. More
February 08, 2015 -- Crowds lined the banks of channel between Seabrook and Kemah for the 16th Annual Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade on Saturday. More
February 08, 2015 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil has provided photos of the first weekend of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Photos
February 06, 2015 -- Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina M. Spagnola will travel to the East Coast next week as a national expert on disaster and economic preparedness, speaking to business owners about business continuity in the face of hurricanes and other natural disasters. More
February 06, 2015 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. today issued a thanks to its sponsors for their support of the league's holiday charity ball in December. More
February 06, 2015 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host a kick-off party on March 28 the celebrate the festival's 2015 Golden Jubilee. More
February 06, 2015 -- The 104th celebration of Mardi Gras Galveston will kick off today with an awards ceremony and parade to honor George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award recipients Merle and Johnny Lidstone, founding members of the Krewe of Aquarius. More
February 06, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has announced street closures and other rules and information for the Mardi Gras! Galveston celebrations. More
February 06, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including Mardi Gras events and film festivals featuring Africa, Iran and Spain. More
February 05, 2015 -- Brandon N. Hill, a contributor to Guidry News Service, has been elected to the Texas Academy of Science Board of Directors after being the primary organizer for the 117th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science last year. More
February 05, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department will be stepping up enforcement during the two weekends of Mardi Gras in accordance with the announcement of the “No Refusal” weekend declared by the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office. More
February 05, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that student Chandler Mitchell won the Mardi Gras! Galveston official poster contest for the year. More
February 05, 2015 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Wednesday announced that his office will work with law enforcement agencies across Galveston County in sponsoring "No-Refusal" operations during both weekends of Mardi Gras. More
February 05, 2015 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Civic Plus for website design and hosting services. More
February 05, 2015 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to terminate the Shoal Point Agreement with the Texas General Land Office. More
February 04, 2015 -- Galveston police seeks the public's assistance in locating the suspect in a possible dog poisoning. More
February 04, 2015 -- The Galveston County Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that a jury convicted Gary James Cox of the felony offenses of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Attempted Sexual Performance of a Child, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. More
February 04, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department has issued an all clear situation after a lockdown was called at Galveston College earlier today. More
February 04, 2015 -- College of the Mainland will host no-cost classes on fall prevention and on communication this month at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. More
February 04, 2015 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect the mayor and two city council positions. More
February 04, 2015 -- Bay Area Habitat for Humanity will host the "Women Build" 5K walk event on March 28 in Kemah. More
February 04, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday held a workshop on the Galveston County Justice Administration Department, based on issues covered by Judge Patricia Grady in the report she filed as a consultant to the county before taking office as judge. More
February 03, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin voted today for House passage of H.R. 596, legislation he cosponsored to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
February 03, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department has notified visitors to Galveston Island that paid parking along Seawall Boulevard will be strictly enforced during the two weekends of Mardi Gras. More
February 03, 2015 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect the mayor and two city council positions. More
February 03, 2015 -- The City of League City will host students from Clear Creek Independent School District on February 10 as part of League City Student Government Day. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit featuring a vintage Mardi Gras gown originally worn by Lise Darst, a long-time curator of the library's museum collection, as the February "Treasure of the Month". More
February 02, 2015 -- Galveston College's Women's Softball team won a tournament hosted in Galveston during the weekend. More
February 01, 2015 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 51-year-old woman off a Carnival cruise ship approximately 184 miles offshore of Galveston early Sunday. More
February 01, 2015 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson reports that online training for volunteer deputy registrars begins on Monday. More
February 01, 2015 -- The Feed Me February event will be held at Live Oak Baptist Church in Galveston on Friday, February 27. Poster
January 31, 2015 -- The husband and wife team of Andrea Todaro and Jim Crate earned the award of “Yachtsman of the Year” at Lakewood Yacht Club’s annual Commodore’s Ball held the night of Saturday, January 24, in the club’s ballroom. More
January 31, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark has posted a news release about the January 23 approval by the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Committee regarding Proposition 1 funding for Galveston County. More
January 30, 2015 -- Galveston police recently arrested an "Omega Crip" gang member in connection with a stolen vehicle case. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District reported that summer projects are planned for several campuses. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is accepting nominations for its "Heritage At Risk" list of historic sites and properties in Galveston County. More
January 30, 2015 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club recently welcomed the club's new Flag Officers during the club's Commodore's Ball. More
January 29, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekending activities in the Gulf Coast region, including a photography class at Galveston Island State Park, The Museum Experience in and around the grounds of The Menil Collection in Houston, and an award winning foreign feature film as part of the Iranian Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. More
January 29, 2015 -- The City of Friendswood Fire Marshal’s Office and Office of Emergency Management will host a Skywarn class on February 18. More
January 29, 2015 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host its fifth annual CRAZY Krewe fun run and walk event on March 7 at Clear View High School. More
January 29, 2015 -- Sea Scout Base Galveston, a newly opened marine and maritime destination in Galveston, recently hosted the 11th annual Sea Scout Academy. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve $12 million in improvements at East Beach over the next 15 years. More
January 28, 2015 -- The League City Police Department reports that four people are in custody this week for participating in a planned bank robbery in 2010. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office reports that a Galveston jury today convicted Anthony Deon Bradford of the felony offenses of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Tampering with Evidence. More
January 28, 2015 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance placing a proposition on the May 9 election ballot to reauthorize a one-fourth of one percent sales tax for use in repair and maintenance of city streets. More
January 28, 2015 -- College of the Mainland will offer no-cost Incident Command System classes at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute in February. More
January 28, 2015 -- Cities and school districts in the Gulf Coast area began accepting applications today for local races in the May 9 General Election. More
January 28, 2015 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect three positions on the city council. More
January 28, 2015 -- City of Galveston officials have announced that limited overnight parking will be allowed along Galveston's Seawall during the weekends of Mardi Gras! Galveston. More
January 28, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has posted a new release with information on street closures, guidelines and safety information for Mardi Gras! Galveston, February 6 through 17. More
January 28, 2015 -- The Texas Historical Commission will hold a public outreach meeting at Ashton Villa in Galveston on Thursday to share information and visual items related to the Meridian Highway Project. More
January 28, 2015 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a zoning change request by Red River BBQ to rezone approximately 1.8 acres of property at 108 Texas Avenue from a Single-Family Residential District to a General Commercial District. More
January 27, 2015 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to cast the city's vote in favor of electing Don Johnson to the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Board of Directors for a two-year term. More
January 27, 2015 -- The City of Galveston today reported that, due to mechanical failures, utility bills for the city will be delayed. More
January 27, 2015 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to extend the contract of COM President Dr. Beth Lewis for another year. More
January 27, 2015 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Galveston County for conducting the May 9 General Election and possible runoff election on June 27. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Galveston College women's softball team will host a two-day tournament on January 30 and 31 at the Lassie League fields located at 2506 83rd Street in Galveston. More
January 26, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has issued a list of street and traffic lane closures ahead of this weekend's Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K. More
January 26, 2015 -- A United States Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an 8-month-old baby girl from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph early Monday morning. More w/Video
January 26, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court in a special meeting today at the Calder Annex in League City voted unanimously to approve a new interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to provide uniformed, armed peace officers and equipment for law enforcement general surveillance and traffic control for the Galveston and Bolivar ferry landings. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously, with Eddie Walsh absent, to urge the Texas delegation in Congress to support reauthorization of the Export Bank of the United States. More
January 26, 2015 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect the mayor and two aldermen positions. More
January 26, 2015 -- Jim Guidry has published a commentary on the City of Galveston's lack of participation in the Houston-Galveston Area Council. More
January 24, 2015 -- Clear Lake Shores Council Member Jackie Fuller passed away on Friday. More
January 23, 2015 -- The City of Galveston on Friday announced that Kala McCain has been named its public information officer. More
January 23, 2015 -- Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has appointed Texas State Senator Larry Taylor as chair of the Senate Public Education Committee. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Committee today voted unanimously to elect Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello chair for 2015. More
January 23, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it now offers a minimally invasive procedure to remove blood clots to better help patients recover from a stroke. More
January 23, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday announced that a new study by UTMB researchers shows that only about half of teenage girls receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical and other types of cancer in women. More
January 23, 2015 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and League City EMS on Thursday recognized hospital staff and EMS crew who helped save the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest in September. More
January 23, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on liesure activities this weekend, including the Gulf Coast Reading Series at Rudyard's Pub in Montrose, an Arbor Day celebration at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and the 16th Annual Invitational School Choral Festival in Houston. More
January 23, 2015 -- League City City Council will host a workshop on Saturday to discuss goals for the city's future. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an open house on February 3 to showcase its "Back Home Rapid Housing Program" prototype housing unit. More
January 23, 2015 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton, in their latest in a series on water issues in Texas, discuss the decisions commercial water users are facing in order to ensure their future water supply. More
January 22, 2015 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to reappoint Ralph McMorris as the city council’s representative on the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council and Norman Pappous as the council’s alternate member. More
January 22, 2015 -- The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for southeast portions of Houston until 3 p.m. today. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city's FY2015 Budget to appropriate funds for the purchase of body cameras for the Texas City Police Department. More
January 22, 2015 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Galveston County for election services associated with the May 9 General Election. More
January 22, 2015 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution calling on the Texas Legislature to expand the state's investment in pre-kindergarten education by funding a full-day pre-kindergarten program. More
January 22, 2015 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday featured a presentation by Ellington Airport General Manager Arturo Machuca on the Spaceport being developed at the airport. More
January 21, 2015 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $16,236 contract with Able Paving for bridge repair work. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today voted unanimously to approve a new $82,000 contract with Whitley Penn as the independent external auditor for the organization, for a second year. More
January 20, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to amend policy regarding painting of certain county offices. More
January 20, 2015 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect three seats on the board. More
January 20, 2015 -- The City of League City has provided an update regarding the status of a project to re-align the "Five Corners" intersection. More
January 20, 2015 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to call an election for May 9 to elect the mayor and two seats on the city council. More
January 19, 2015 -- Friendswood Animal Advocates will host its fourth annual "Bets for Pets" Casino Night Fundraiser on March 7. More
January 19, 2015 -- Clear Creek Independent School District on Friday announced the winners of the district's 54th annual science fair. More
January 19, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will offer no-cost incident command system classes on Thursday. More
January 19, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has announced that new rules regarding the registration of short term rentals will take effect on March 1. More
January 19, 2015 -- The City of Galveston is seeking applications for appointments to multiple committees, commissions and corporations, which will be considered at Thursday's meeting of the ciy council. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented the Quasar Award to Dr. William Merrell and installed Vic Pierson as 2015 chair at its annual banquet on Friday. More
January 18, 2015 -- Two Galveston police officers have been honored with awards during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Bolivar Chamber of Commerce has selected the finalists in the Bolivar Beach Logo Competition hosted by Galveston County. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office reported that a jury convicted Brian Darnell Johnson, Jr. of the felony offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. More
January 18, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has posted a news release about its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 13. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Galveston County Health District reports that the flu is circulating among county residents. More
January 16, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Center will host a Community Conversation on Teen and Young Adult Mental Health on January 22 at Clear Springs High School in League City. More
January 16, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has announced its sanitation schedule for the week of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. More
January 16, 2015 -- College of the Mainland will host an event on January 27 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. More
January 16, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including a rock movie classic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a chili and beer festival in Galveston, the First Saturday Arts Market in the Houston Heights, a winter exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, activities at the Houston Zoo and a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade on Monday. More
January 16, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Wednesday hosted the monthly meeting of the Galveston County Mayors' and Councilmembers’ Association. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy is looking for neighborhoods to plant street trees during its annual NeighborWoods initiative. More
January 15, 2015 -- Galveston police report that 24-year-old Justin Boss, who was wanted for parole violation as well as charges related to orange methamphetamine and other drugs found at his residence, has surrendered to police. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to send a letter to the Park Board of Trustees urging the use of hotel occupancy tax funds to support the track trolley, which has been out of operation since Hurricane Ike. More
January 15, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will kick off its 2015 Captain's Roundtable educational series on February 28. More
January 15, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2015 Bay Cup I on March 7. More
January 15, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is now enrolling members in its MultiShare Plan, which is designed to help small businesses in Galveston County provide health benefits to employees. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum will present a lecture on February 1, featuring a discussion on the Battle of Galveston. More
January 15, 2015 -- The City of League City has announced that a court hearing will be held on January 20 regarding the Magnolia Creek PID refund case. More
January 15, 2015 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept the award of a $129,820 Nursing and Allied Health Grant administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Galveston County Community Coalition will host a week-long observance in recognition of National Drug Facts Week, which takes place January 26 through February 1. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has issued a call for artists for the Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
January 14, 2015 -- The City of Galveston will host various events in celebration of the Martin Luther King Day holiday. More
January 14, 2015 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve Seawolf Park projects as alternate projects under funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More
January 14, 2015 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order a special election for May 9 to place two propositions on the ballot regarding the salary structure of the Dickinson Police Department. More
January 14, 2015 -- Texas City Independent School District Director of Communications Melissa Tortorici has written a guest column inviting residents to volunteer as judges for the upcoming Sting Classic Speech and Debate tournament at Texas City High School. More
January 14, 2015 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a special use permit to allow John Eagle Honda to operate a car dealership on approximately 16.3 acres located at 2205 Gulf Freeway South. More
January 13, 2015 -- Galveston Police are investigating the homicide of a 24-year-old Galveston man. More
January 13, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has published a news release about the participation in Certified Public Management training by eight municipal employees. More
January 13, 2015 -- Former Galveston fire chief Jeff Smith has been named interim fire chief in League City. More
January 13, 2015 -- Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell today announced the promotion of City Controller Tammy Jacobs to the assistant director of finance position. More
January 13, 2015 -- La Marque City Council on Monday took no formal action, but agreed the city should move forward on seeking a vendor for the purchase of body cameras for the La Marque Police Department. More
January 13, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Mostafa Borahay, the co-director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is part of a research team that is studying a drug normally used to fight cholesterol that may prevent hysterectomies in women with uterine fibroids. More
January 13, 2015 -- Carnival Cruise Line will welcome Carnival Freedom to its new year-round homeport of Galveston on Saturday, February 14 by hosting a celebration to honor U.S. military families. More
January 12, 2015 -- The City of Galveston’s Office of Emergency Management shared Texas Governor Rick Perry’s proclamation of January 13, 2015 as AMBER Alert Awareness Day. More
January 12, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study estimates that more than two-fifths of teens who never smoke are exposed to secondhand smoke outside the home. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced its schedule of races for 2015. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the 16th Annual Yachty Gras celebration will take place on February 7. More
January 11, 2015 -- The Galveston Republican Women will meet Wednesday, January 21st at Moody Gardens Hotel, Monarch Room, 1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston More
January 11, 2015 -- St. Vincent's Episcopal House in Galveston will host its anual MLK Day Prayer Circle on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 19. More
January 10, 2015 -- Jim Guidry has posted a commentary on President Barack Obama's proposal to provide free community college education to all students in the United States, and its probable negative impact on a working Universal Access program in Galveston. More
January 09, 2015 -- Galveston College launched the beginning of a 16-month celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the school on Friday. More
January 09, 2015 -- The Texas A&M at Galveston Student Propeller Club will be hosting its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on March 13. More
January 09, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities, including art gallery openings and the beginning of the Fourth Annual Galveston Restaurant week. More
January 09, 2015 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Santa Fe Police Officers' Association. More
January 09, 2015 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Patricia Kloves as city secretary. More
January 09, 2015 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton examine how two Texas cities, Nacogdoches and Kerrville, are responding to future water needs. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Houston Fire Department reports that two residents were injured in a fire in southeast Houston Thursday night. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that the Kashmere High School Stage Band, which was featured in the Jamie Foxx movie "Thunder Soul", will be the headlining act at its 169th Annual Meeting and Gala. More
January 08, 2015 -- Galveston Independent School District today issued a statement clarifying the academic status of Galveston's public schools. More
January 08, 2015 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson today issued a reminder that February 2 is the final day to make property tax payments without a penalty and interest. More
January 08, 2015 -- Galveston City Council today discussed the notification by Galveston County Commissioners Court that it will cancel the agreement with the city that provides space for city inmates in the jail at the Galveston County Justice Center, which was initiated when Mayor Jim Yarbrough was county judge and City Manager Brian Maxwell was his top assistant at the county. More
January 08, 2015 -- College of the Mainland recently recognized top graduates of the COM Fire Academy. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to grant preliminary approval to a request to re-zone approximately 7.544 acres of property near Oak Street and the E.F. Lowry Expressway from a Single Family Residential District to a Site Plan for the construction of a telecommunications tower. More
January 08, 2015 -- The Galveston Juneteenth Committee recently adopted a new logo to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth in 2015. More
January 07, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has commenced the demolition of the former Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center located at 5301 Avenue S, recently acquired property that will become open space park land adjacent to Crockett Park. More
January 07, 2015 -- The City of Galveston has advised residents to prepare for freezing weather expected for the area beginning tonight. More
January 07, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced the appointment of Melissa Tucker and Leigh Saunders to the center's executive management team. More
January 07, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House on Tuesday announced the winners of the 20th Annual Grand Kids Festival Banner Design Contest. More
January 07, 2015 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Al Burns opposed, to reduce the fee for filing a variance request with the Zoning Board of Adjustments from $600 to $150. More
January 07, 2015 -- Galveston College today announced that the college's foundation has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Jamail Galveston Foundation in support of the Universal Access program. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Transportation Advocacy Group-Houston Region annual meeting on Tuesday provided a preview of the 2015 Session of the Texas Legislature. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District is inviting the public to its 33rd Annual Livestock Show & Auction set for January 27, 28 and 29. More
January 06, 2015 -- Clear Creek Independent School District recently received a $100,000 grant from the Texas PTA to support the purchase of two clean-air school buses. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host Hal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight" on February 27. More
January 06, 2015 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a contract to Presidio Network Solution, Inc. for a unified communications upgrade and data center for Galveston County. More
January 06, 2015 -- Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland has nominated Paul Maaz for reappointment to the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Board of Directors, despite opposition to the nomination by a majority of the city council. More
January 06, 2015 -- Island Etc East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will present "The Vagnia Monologues" for four performances January 16-24. More
January 06, 2015 -- College of the Mainland recently received a $15,000 donation from BP Texas City Chemicals in support of scholarships and supplies for students in the Process Technology Program. More
January 06, 2015 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society has announced that the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux will host its 17th annual Mardi Gras parade on February 15. More
January 05, 2015 -- The City of Dickinson has advised residents that Dickinson City Hall, including Dickinson Municipal Court, Dickinson Public Library, the Historic Railroad Center and Public Works will be closed for business for the City’s first annual “Clean Up Day” on January 9. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Galveston Independent School District announced that Ball High School will host the Communities and Careers Fair on January 7 and 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. More
January 05, 2015 -- Friendswood police reported that warrants have been issued for a 27-year-old Pasadena woman for Failure to Identify-Fugitive, Fabricating a Government Document and False Report to a Peace Officer. More
January 05, 2015 -- Jim Guidry has published a review of Henry Sampson and the Great Galveston Storm, a historical novel by William Merrell. More
January 05, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that one of COM's former students recently became a behavioral health specialist at the Austin State Supported Living Center of the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum will host a lecture titled "Gunboat Diplomacy: Edwin Moore and the Texas Navy" on January 18. More
January 05, 2015 -- Texas City Independent School District Communications Director Melissa Tortorici has published a guest column regarding School Board Recognition Month, which is celebrated in January. More
January 04, 2015 -- UPDATE: The League City Police Department reports that the owner of a partially submerged Xterra was found safe and uninjured late this afternoon in Houston. More
January 03, 2015 -- The Galveston Police Department on Friday arrested a man who choked and cut his girlfriend with a knife then threatened to shoot officers who responded to the incident. More
January 03, 2015 -- MUTTS with Manners will host free talks by the Galveston Island Humane Society beginning on Sunday, January 11. More
January 03, 2015 -- The public is invited to adopt one of the remaining dogs at Dog Dynasty (formally Buddy’s Friends) free of charge and including full vetting, micro-chipping and medicine for any ailing dogs. More
January 02, 2015 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that a total of nine DWI arrests were processed through the No Refusal operations conducted county-wide over New Year’s Eve. More
January 02, 2015 -- The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will hold a meeting on January 15 in Texas City. More
January 02, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin suggests a few activities for the first weekend of the new year including a boat show, a quiet concert and a beachside fun run. More
January 01, 2015 -- From the Archives: The League of Women Voters of the Galveston Area presented the 2008 Bravo! Award to Jim and Lynda Guidry. More
December 31, 2014 -- The League City Police and Volunteer Fire Departments will host a grand opening event on January 17 for the new League City Public Safety Building. More
December 31, 2014 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston is hosting its final week of "Ice Land: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob Squarepants" and the Festival of Lights. More
December 31, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced that it is implementing changes to the city's utility billing cycle effective March 1. More
December 31, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will exhibit an original Civil War-era drawing, created by Galveston resident George W. Grover, as the library's "Treasure of the Month" for January. More
December 31, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday held a special meeting at the Calder Annex in League City to approve a State Legislative Agenda for the 83rd Texas Legislature. More
December 30, 2014 -- The City of Galveston on Monday announced that it has implemented GovQA, a technology that accepts, manages and tracks public information requests online through the city's website. More
December 30, 2014 -- League City City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to canvass the returns of the December 16 Runoff Election for City Council Position No. 6. More
December 29, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that his office will participate in No Refusal operations with law enforcement agencies during New Year's Eve to prevent drunk driving incidents. More
December 29, 2014 -- Texas City Independent School District Director of Communications Melissa Tortorici has published a guest column on the district's "prize posse", which awards grants to teachers throughout the district. More
December 29, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced its schedule for Christmas tree and heavy trash pickup. More
December 29, 2014 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center will offer half-priced animal adoptions beginning Tuesday and continuing through Saturday. More
December 29, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has announced drop off sites and collection schedules for recycling Christmas trees. More
December 27, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has identified the dead man in a shooting by a Texas City Police Department officer as 20 year old Carlton Wayne Smith, Jr. More
December 27, 2014 -- Friendswood police report that they have arrested two suspects in connection with a rash of recent car burglaries. More
December 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has published a report on the December 16 meeting of the Park Board. More
December 23, 2014 -- The Friendswood Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding the suspects behind a rash of car burglaries on Tuesday and December 22. More
December 23, 2014 -- A study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston explores the benefits of gallbladder removal. More
December 23, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum will present a series of lectures in their new Maritime Education Center, located at Pier 22 and Harborside. More
December 23, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to authorize the legal department to send a notice of termination to the City of Galveston effective June 30, 2015 regarding the agreement to house city inmates in the Galveston County Jail. More
December 23, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioner Ryan Dennard's office today issued a news release regarding the commissioner court's approval of staff changes for the Bolivar Peninsula. More
December 23, 2014 -- Sam Collins has published a guest column on speakers who will give presentations during the Juneteenth Lecture Series, with Tim Wise starting the series on January 16 in Hitchcock. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District has earned the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Leadership Circle Award for the fifth consecutive year. More
December 22, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation’s African American Heritage Committee and Old Central Cultural Center, Inc. will honor winners of their annual essay contest at 3 p.m. on January 18, 2015, at Old Central Community Center. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Grammy Award-winning vocal group The Manhattan Transfer will perform in a special Christmas concert at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Sunday, December 28. More
December 22, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston President Dr. David Callender to discuss the past year and to look ahead toward 2015. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Galveston County Economic Alliance celebrated its Holiday Party on December 18. More
December 21, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update for December has been posted. More
December 21, 2014 -- From the Archives: The Texas A&M University at Galveston Clock Tower and Carillon donated by Elizabeth and Senator Searcy Bracewell is featuring concerts of seasonal music throughout the Holiday Season. More
December 20, 2014 -- The Texas Center for the Missing has issued a Houston Regional Amber Alert for the League City Police Department for a missing 18-month-old child. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Transportation Commission approved roadway improvements in the Greater Houston area and awarded construction projects in Brazoria and Galveston Counties that will improve traffic conditions in the two counties. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to honor Harris County Engineer and Director of Public Infrastructure Art Storey for his service to the TPC and the region. More
December 19, 2014 -- Galveston College students with the Nuclear Medicine Club recently handed out gifts to children and their siblings at UTMB Children's Hospital. More
December 19, 2014 -- Communities in Schools-Bay Area will host the Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament on April 13 at Bay Oaks Country Club. More
December 19, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Holiday events in the Gulf Coast region, including music, magic, theater and dance. More
December 19, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of $100,000 in books and supplies from Steps to Literacy. More
December 18, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a project to repair the pilings and pier deck in the Pier 19 area of the port. More
December 18, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that the city has been recognized several times for its economic performance in 2014. More
December 18, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a dredged material disposal easement agreement with the Texas City Terminal Railway Company. More
December 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday received an update from Galveston transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on the construction of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal and the Streetscape projects that are part of the Livable Communities Initiative. More
December 17, 2014 -- The Galveston County Citizen Sheriff's Academy, with assistance from Deputy Claus and Clear Creek Independent School District students, recently brightened the lives of hundreds across the county with a toy drive. More
December 17, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Mayor Tim Paulissen opposed, to table the appointments until the next regular meeting, which will take place on January 13. More
December 17, 2014 -- The Trustees of the Moody Foundation have awarded $3,000,000 to support the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access program. More
December 17, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that Jenna Simsen has been named interim director of communication effective Saturday. More
December 17, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that the Ghirardi WaterSmart Park has been selected as the winner of a 2014 Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks & Natural Areas Award. More
December 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to support the realization of the Texas Coast Study. More
December 17, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to permanently extend the time employees may utilize vacation days to the end of the year as opposed to the end of the fiscal year. More
December 16, 2014 -- Executive Director Jack Steele on Tuesday reported to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors that progress has been made toward consensus on a storm surge suppression effort. More
December 16, 2014 -- Former Galveston mayor Louis Rosen and his wife, Fredell Pollack Rosen, who is president of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's Coastal Storm Protection Alliance, hosted a reception at their home for visiting researchers who are collaborating on storm surge suppression solutions. More
December 16, 2014 -- Keith Gross defeated Jason Long in Tuesday’s Runoff Election for League City City Council Position 6. More
December 16, 2014 -- Galveston police arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of possessing and selling cocaine. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department in association with the City of Galveston urges residents to be aware of water line insurance and warranty providers that may be soliciting utility customers. More
December 16, 2014 -- The League City Police Department recently held its Blue Santa event. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is currently investigating numerous robberies that have occurred over the past two weeks that appear to have been perpetrated by the same individual. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to award a $4,515,150 contract to DT Construction for the construction of the Greene Elementary School Project. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center will present "A Community Conversation on Teen and Young Adult Mental Health" on January 22 at Clear Springs High School in League City. More
December 16, 2014 -- La Marque City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Cobb Fendley to proceed with the bidding/construction process for the 2014-2015 Streets Project. More
December 16, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to award a $1,074,921 contract to El Dorado Paving Company, Inc. for drainage improvements through the Hurricane Dolly and Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery programs. More
December 15, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Friday voted unanimously to authorize a settlement agreement for a lawsuit filed against the college by former COM faculty member David Michael Smith. More
December 15, 2014 -- Texas City Independent School District Director of Communications Melissa Tortorici has submitted a guest column regarding the district's recent participation in the Ron Clark Academy. More
December 15, 2014 -- The City of League City will hold voting on Tuesday for a runoff election between Keith Gross and Jason Long for City Council Position No. 6. More
December 15, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee” at The Grand 1894 Opera House and the continuation of several holiday productions. More
December 15, 2014 -- Santa Fe city Council on Thursday voted unanimously to award a three-year contract for residential solid waste collection to AmeriWaste. More
December 15, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Brian Downer, lead author of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland that found that for people 60 years of age and older who do not have dementia, that light to moderate alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory, the ability to recall memories of events. More
December 15, 2014 -- The director and project manager of the Rice University SSPEED Center, who are now collaborating with scientists at Texas A&M University at Galveston on storm surge protection research, were hosted at a reception at Moody Gardens Sunday night. More
December 13, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership held its annual Holiday Party on Thursday. More
December 13, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor was the featured speaker at Thursday’s meeting of the Galveston Island Pachyderm Club. More
December 12, 2014 -- BP recently presented the Galveston County Economic Alliance with a $20,000 donation to support the alliance's efforts to generate economic development. More
December 12, 2014 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston on Thursday announced that it has reached new attendance records as it continues with its holiday attractions, including the Ice Land ice sculptures and the Festival of Lights. More
December 12, 2014 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation on Thursday announced that the foundation's Institute for Organization Management program has selected Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola to serve as a faculty member in 2015. More
December 12, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted a preview of what to expect in 2015 during the Texas 84th Legislative Session. More
December 12, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events, including a new exhibit at Museum Fine Arts, Houston and the Glassell Studio School Student Art Sale in Houston; Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council's annual Breakfast with the Cranes; and special events at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange. More
December 12, 2014 -- Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton discuss Texas State Water Plan Regions I and K in the latest article in a series on coastal issues. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office today announced that Jose Pablo Lopez has been sentenced in connection with the murder of a woman in 2001. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 6-0-1, with Council Member Ralph McMorris abstaining, to approve a Service and Assessment Plan and Assessment Roll for authorized improvements for the Bayside at Waterman’s Public Improvement District. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the expansion of Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
December 11, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimous approval for four resolutions supporting state and federal funding for transit projects in the county. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will honor Dr. Bill Merrell, the George P. Mitchell ’40 chair in Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston and president of Merrell Historic Properties, Inc., with its prestigious 2015 Quasar Award for Exceptional Leadership in Economic Development to be presented during the organization’s 22nd annual Quasar Award Banquet on January 16, 2015, at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting local groups to participate in the 24th Annual Christmas Parade. More
December 10, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and immunology at the university, has been named as part of Time magazine's "Person of the Year" special recognizing those fighting the Ebola virus. More
December 10, 2014 -- The TWELVE Project will host the final performance of its concert series on December 12 at the 1859 St. Joseph's Church in Galveston. More
December 10, 2014 -- The West End Lions Club and Prevent Blindness Texas will host a vision screening event in Galveston on Thursday. More
December 10, 2014 -- Galveston College will offer a course in international cuisine beginning in January. More
December 10, 2014 -- Galveston College Upward Bound students and staff recently volunteered at the annual Lights of Love event at the Ronald McDonald House. More
December 10, 2014 -- The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday announced that the agency has identified 14 open-enrollment charter schools for mandatory revocation of their charter. More
December 10, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston renaming Washington Park on 61st Street as the Lee & Joe Jamail Bay Park and providing for reconstruction of the park. More
December 10, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding solid waste collection contracts to establish that the term of a solid waste contract with the city not exceed five years. More
December 09, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Carl Gustafson as representative and Jim Hill as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2015 General Assembly and Board of Directors. More
December 09, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an ordinance authorizing city council to appoint members of the Planning and Zoning Commission per a City Charter amendment approved during the November 4 General Election. More
December 08, 2014 -- American Legion Riders Post 89 held the 22nd Annual Shriner's Children's Toy Run on Saturday. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Memorial Hermann Health System announced that family medicine physician Ted Roeser, M.D. has joined the Memorial Hermann Medical Group and is anchoring the newest primary care location in League City. More
December 08, 2014 -- The City of League City, along with the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host the League City 53rd Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake on December 13 at 6 p.m. More
December 08, 2014 -- Guidry News Service visited recently with Dr. Rebeca Wong, the director of the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization Collaborating Center on Aging and Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, which has recently been re-designated as a collaborating center. More
December 08, 2014 -- The City of League City recently completed the Brookport Extension Project, which was designed to ease congestion in the Interstate 45 and FM 646 area. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Galveston County Economic Alliance recently received a $20,000 donation from BP to support the Alliance's role in generating economic development for the county. More
December 07, 2014 -- Galveston County Precinct 4 Constable Jimmy Fullen, Precinct 2 Commissioner-Elect Joe Giusti and Sheriff Henry Trochesset hosted a Citizens Appreciation Dinner on Thursday. Photos
December 07, 2014 -- Supporters of Galveston's Ronald McDonald House, including local dignitaries and celebrities, participated in the annual "Light Up the House" event for the Holiday Season on Friday December 5. Photos
December 07, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 48-year-old woman from the cruise ship Carnival Dream 23 miles south of Southwest Pass, Saturday. More
December 06, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office reports that the family whose sailboat was abandoned near San Leon in October has been identified. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston, along with Moody National Bank, Texas First Bank, Hometown Bank and Webber L.L.C., will celebrate the expansion of Cruise Terminal 2 with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 9 at 4 p.m. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has posted a news release about the November 20 meeting of the board. More
December 05, 2014 -- Bill Adriance reports that both houses of Congress have passed the bill to make Bernardo de Gálvez an Honorary Citizen. More
December 05, 2014 -- Employees with the Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union recently raised funds through its "Denim Days" program to support toy drives in each of the credit union's local branch cities. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Thursday held the first of three public scoping meetings to gain input on storm surge protection solutions for the $3.9 million study being conducted by the six-county district. More
December 05, 2014 -- Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton feature the Watermaster Program in their latest column on Coastal Issues. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club recently named member Al Goethe's J/109 boat, the "Hamburg" as the "Yacht of the Year" for 2014. More
December 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events in the Gulf Coast region, including the Dickens on the Strand festival in Galveston, the Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in Houston and a celebration of Japanese culture at the Asia Society of Texas. More
December 05, 2014 -- Early voting kicks off on Monday in League City for the December 16 City Council Position 6 Runoff Election between Keith Gross and Jason Long. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office today announced the start of work on a $4.5 million beach renourishment project west of the Galveston seawall. More
December 04, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to extend Police Chief Greg Rikard's employment contract for an additional four years. More
December 04, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a $4,184,720 contract to SER Construction Partners, LLC for the 2014 Street Improvements Project. More
December 03, 2014 -- West End Lions Club along with Prevent Blindness Texas and other area community partners will host a vision screening event for adults 18 years and older on December 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. More
December 03, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department reports the apprehension of a Caiman Alligator that a resident was keeping illegally. More
December 03, 2014 -- The City of League City has announced deadlines for voting in the December 16 Runoff Election of City Council Position 6. More
December 03, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept a trail easement donation from the Village of Oak Creek Colony Homeowners Association to include the property in the 2012 Hike & Bike Phase 1 Project. More
December 03, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0, with Mayor Jim Yarbrough absent, to accept new land development regulations from the Galveston Planning Commission but to defer final approval until the second week of February after a series of meetings in individual city council districts. More
December 03, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept a $14,535 proposal from Bulkhead & Pier for repairs to four waterfront lease properties. More
December 03, 2014 -- Texas City – La Marque Community Advisory Council Coordinator José Boix has posted a message of gratitude to those in the community, "who in partnership with businesses, educators, and industry helped make 2014 another successful year". More
December 02, 2014 -- A professor of marine biology at Texas A&M University-Galveston will be featured in a National Geographic Channel special airing on December 7 at 8 p.m. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will host spinning demonstrations featuring Northern California fiber artist Rachael Montemayor on December 6 from noon to 3 p.m. and December 7 from noon to 2 p.m. More
December 02, 2014 -- The City of League City has announced road closures scheduled for Saturday for the Holiday in the Park Festival and Parade. More
December 02, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioner Ryan Dennard has announced that the county will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for the new road and bridge facility on Bolivar Peninsula. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will host its annual Christmas concert on December 14 at Moody Methodist Church. More
December 02, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host a ceremony on Saturday to unveil street signage honoring Annie Mae Charles. More
December 02, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a bank depository contract to extend the city’s use of Moody National Bank for depository services. More
December 01, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset recently honored Sheriff's Association of Texas Academic Scholarship recipient Phillip O'Toole. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Galveston County 212th District Court on Monday sentenced Henry Tobar to 30 years in prison for the Robbery and 20 years in prison for the Violation of a Protective Order. More
December 01, 2014 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will join Galveston officials on Thursday to kick off a $4.5 million beach re-nourishment project at the west end of Galveston's seawall. More
December 01, 2014 -- Galveston City Council and the Galveston Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday to hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014 Galveston Land Development Regulations and the proposed 2014 City of Galveston Official Zoning Map. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District held a news conference this morning in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom to announce a series of public scoping meetings to encourage public participation and feedback in the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office will host the 17th session of its Citizen's Sheriff's Academy beginning January 22. More
December 01, 2014 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host a free incident command system classes on December 16 and January 22. More
December 01, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District and ABC 13 continues its "Share Your Holidays" Food Drive, with Ball High School accepting donations of food items through Friday. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of a collection of vintage Christmas cards sent or received by Galvestonians during the early 20th century, as part of the library's December "Treasure of the Month". More
November 30, 2014 -- Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton have posted a column on Region J of the Texas regional water plan, also called the “Plateau Region,” which stretches from the Central Texas Hill County to the Rio Grande, including the towns of Kerrville and Del Rio, in their continuing series on Coastal Issues. More
November 28, 2014 -- The 38th Annual Turkey Bowl was held at Adoue Park on Thanksgiving Day. More
November 26, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland announced that four of its graduates were recently promoted to battalion chief of the Galveston Fire Department. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a line-up of events taking place after the start of the new year. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Galveston Fire Department today provided tips for safely frying a turkey during Thanksgiving. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will host a media briefing on December 1 to launch a series of scoping meetings in December to gather input concerning the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District will be offering seasonal flu immunizations at several community locations in December. More
November 26, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to retain Minces PLLC to assist the county regarding a request for grievance and potential associated litigation by Bonnie Quiroga, who the commissioners court recently fired as director of Justice Administration. More
November 26, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to cancel the city council's regular meeting in December. More
November 26, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on DiverseWorks' Shop for Art exhibitions and programs this weekend; the Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday at the Hotel Galvez; ArtWalk in Downtown Galveston Saturday night; an open mic night at Writespace, Houston's new writing center; and the Holiday Tree Lighting Party in Beaumont next week. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is inviting the public to kick off the 41st installment of Dickens On the Strand with free admission to Fezziwig's Beer Hall and other new additions. More
November 25, 2014 -- Dr. Bernard Milstein of The Eye Clinic of Texas was recently named a Super Doctor for the tenth consecutive year. More
November 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel intravaginal ring capable of delivering powerful antiretroviral drugs to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted human immunodeficiency virus in women. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston has advised drivers that a construction project by the Galveston Railroad that involves repairs to three railroad tracks that cross Old Port Industrial Road near the west entrance to the port will result in the closure of Old Port Industrial between 37th and 40th Streets from December 1 to 24. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 169th Annual Meeting and Awards Gala on January 16 at the Tremont House Hotel's Davidson Ballroom. More
November 25, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District is seeking volunteers to serve as judges during the district's Science Fair on January 12. More
November 25, 2014 -- Galveston City Council voted unanimously on Monday to “send a gentleman’s letter” to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves requesting suspension of the collection of newly created parking fees until further discussions with the city council. More
November 24, 2014 -- The City of League City is launching its first ever League City Citizens University, which aims to familiarize the residents and business owners of League City with the purpose, process and structure of the League City government and equip citizens to become active participants in leading League City into the future. More
November 24, 2014 -- The City of League City will enact Stage 3 of its Drought Contingency Plan on the evening of December 2 from midnight to midnight December 3. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will present the 41st annual Dickens on the Strand celebration December 5-7 in Galveston. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District has offered tips to those making Thanksgiving meals on how to safely thaw, prepare, stuff and cook a turkey and avoid exposure to bacteria. More
November 24, 2014 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host a no-cost class on December 1 to explain a proposed new rule by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration regarding respirable crystalline silica. More
November 24, 2014 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will present "A Ceremony of Carols" on December 14 at Moody Methodist Church in Galveston. More
November 24, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host the 24th annual Christmas Parade on December 13. More
November 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to open the process to receive public comment on the Draft 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and Air Quality Conformity Finding. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate women "Texas style" at its Eighth Annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference at the Moody Gardens Convention Center on April 17, 2015. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District issued an update on several bond construction projects. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to approve reclassifying a FEMA Project as an alternate project to allow for the construction of a new gazebo, signage and a new platform at Seawolf Park that would allow for the operation of a water taxi between the park and Galveston Island. More
November 21, 2014 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton have posted a report on Region H water planning projects in their continuing series on coastal issues. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council is launching its third year of the Regional DWI Task Force, which will operate throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department today arrested a woman on charges of filing a false report in connection to a fraudulent claim she made that an infant she was babysitting had been kidnapped. More
November 21, 2014 -- Brenda M. Barber, the United States Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District Project Manager of the Environmental and Munitions Design Center, has posted an update regarding the pending movement of the STURGIS to Galveston for decommissioning. More
November 21, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted 3-1, with Joe Carothers opposed, to halt action on annexing more than 2,500 acres of property in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction. More
November 21, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted 7-1, with Ray Holbrook opposed, to approve the authority’s agenda for the 2015 state legislative session. More
November 20, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on the annual Winter Holiday Art Market in Houston, the annual Artcrawl in Houston, the Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival, the Brown Promenade at Discovery Green, and a new exhibit at The Menil Collection. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office announced that a jury on Tuesday convicted Harold Norwood of murder. More
November 20, 2014 -- A research consortium led by Dr. Antonietta Quigg, Professor of Marine Biology and Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University's Galveston campus, was awarded $7.25 million by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve the selection of Hugh Wood, Inc. as the insurance broker of record for the port’s property and liability insurance programs for a three year period for an annual fee not to exceed $53,000 in lieu of commission. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee voted 3-1 on Wednesday to endorse five projects as priorities; and to recommend that the city council ask that four of them be submitted to the Houston-Galveston Area Council which has issued a call for projects for inclusion in the Transportation Improvement Plan. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Gulf Coast Center's application to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to fund the construction of a park and ride facility in Texas City. More
November 20, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will launch its "Food Drive Fridays" on Friday, and will accept a non-perishable food item for 2-for-1 admission to the Festival of Lights. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update on its November 13 board meeting. More
November 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to re-elect Matthew Hay as president of the board. More
November 19, 2014 -- A scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch found a marker that predicts changes in cholesterol levels as people grow older. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office announced that a former county employee was sentenced for the felony offense of Theft by a Public Servant. More
November 19, 2014 -- Clear Creek Community Theatre will host a one-night Music Review on January 3. More
November 19, 2014 -- Ducks Unlimited today announced that it has received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to coordinate the Greens Lake Marsh Restoration Project, which will restore part of the Galveston Bay system. More
November 19, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Mayor Tim Paulissen opposed, to approve a job description for an in-house city attorney. More
November 19, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted 3-2, with Pat McCrary and Ronald “Bubba” Jannett opposed, to approve the first reading of an ordinance annexing five areas totaling approximately 2,569 acres into the city from Santa Fe’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance. More
November 19, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a fee schedule for the 2015 calendar year. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department has been notified that representatives from the Texas Campaign for the Environment will be conducting a door-to-door community canvass in Galveston from November 19 to December 30, 2014. More
November 18, 2014 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced on Monday an award of $2.6 million to complete acquiring and protecting the remaining acres in the 360-acre area forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve on West Bay along Settegast Road on Galveston Island. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a first year funding agreement with Gulf Coast Center for the Victory Lakes Commuter and Transit Service pilot project at a cost not to exceed $325,128. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve a recommendation to name Dr. Susan Silva as the new executive director of professional learning. More
November 18, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the issuance of approximately $2,550,000 refunding bonds to refinance a 2005 bond issue at a lower interest rate. More
November 18, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to approve a review of an amendment to the city’s fair housing statement. More
November 17, 2014 -- Carrie Denise Sumrall, an internal auditor for the City of Galveston, recently earned the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. More
November 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced that Manvel Mayor Delores Martin and West University Place Mayor Bob Fry were re-elected to serve as board members representing Home Rule Cities. More
November 17, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Wharton County Judge Phillip Spenrath to the Houston-Galveston Regional Review Committee. More
November 17, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to canvass the results of the November 4 General Election. More
November 17, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will host a series of public scoping meetings in December to gather feedback on the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
November 17, 2014 -- Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola recently received a "Lemi" Award at the National Lemonade Day Conference. More
November 16, 2014 -- Galveston police report that an incident first reported as a family disturbance on Sunday led to a shooting in the 4500 block of Avenue P 1/2. More
November 16, 2014 -- American Legion Riders Post 89 will held its 22nd annual Shriner's Children's Toy Run from La Marque to the Shriner's Burns Hospital in Galveston on Saturday, December 6. More
November 16, 2014 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton continue their series on coastal issues with an update on funding water planning issues. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Children's Coalition of Galveston will host the inaugural North Pole Winter Festival on November 22. More
November 14, 2014 -- Racers representing the Lakewood Yacht Club earned nearly 50 percent of the accolades up for grabs at the Fifth Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta on November 2. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Galveston County District Attorney's Office will host the 16th Annual Tree of Angels ceremony on December 2 at the Galveston County Criminal Justice Center. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District today issued a news release regarding two Ball High School students who died in a traffic accident this morning. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation for funding to conduct a beach nourishment project between 61st Street and 103rd Street along the Seawall. More
November 14, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on university music and theater productions, an art show of Russian postcards and a musical performance by professional health care providers. More
November 14, 2014 -- La Marque City Council will meet with Vicki King and Ron Parker, the two finalists for the city's next police chief, during the city council's meeting on Monday. More
November 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday held a special workshop to pare down a list of 25 possible mobility projects to just five that they felt had the highest priority. More
November 14, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to seek bids for solid waste collection services. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Council On Drugs & Alcohol will participate in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. More
November 13, 2014 -- Coastal Health and Wellness staff members are offering assistance to those looking to obtain coverage through the federal government's Health Insurance Marketplace. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Galveston Fire Department recently presented awards to the winners of the Fire Prevention Poster Contest. More
November 13, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today advised residents to take precautions tonight due to freezing temperatures in the area. More
November 13, 2014 -- Galveston College students in the Upward Bound program recently volunteered at the Third Annual Jeep Suds Run for the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted a presentation on the proposed Houston to Dallas-Fort Worth high speed rail, featuring former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is president of Texas Central Railway. More
November 13, 2014 -- Officials in the Netherland recently had occasion to begin the process of closing their storm barriers due to the threat of a large surge from a storm in the North Sea. More
November 13, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve changes in faculty rank, promoting several members of the faculty to higher positions. More
November 12, 2014 -- BP Texas City Chemicals on Wednesday presented a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Club of Texas City. More
November 12, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $1,730,808 contract to Metro City Construction for the Bayou Chantilly Drainage Improvements Project. More
November 12, 2014 -- A Veterans Day Salute was held Tuesday November 11 at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island. More
November 11, 2014 -- The 2014 TWELVE Project, which has been bringing quality regional and national acts to Galveston Island since September, will continue on November 20 as Texas singer-songwriters Matt Harlan and Walt Wilkins lend their voices to the second to last concert of the series. More
November 11, 2014 -- Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston has announced the return of the Victorian Pipe Organ Extravaganza, featuring internationally acclaimed concert organist Ronald Wyatt, on December 6. More
November 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a workshop on historic window preservation on Saturday. More
November 11, 2014 -- The American Institute of Architects Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council on Monday hosted a panel discussion and community dialogue on coastal resiliency. More
November 11, 2014 -- League City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $1,539,798 contract to R+B Group, Inc. for the Countryside Wastewater Treatment Plant Lift Station, Force Main, Demolition Project, and to authorize a work change directive budget of $153,980. More
November 11, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court voted 3-2, with Kevin O’Brien and Ken Clark opposed to approve the sale of tax foreclosed property to Triton Homes. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a special exhibition of Ann Wood's "Tower" installation at the 1859 St. Joseph's Church on November 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More
November 10, 2014 -- Representatives from General Law Cities in the Houston-Galveston Area Council region met on November 6 to choose two members to represent their cities and two members to serve as alternates on the H-GAC Board of Directors. More
November 10, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has announced that a beach and dune system restoration project, which will provide approximately 12,000 cubic yards of sand from the end of the Seawall to Dellanera RV Park, will begin on December 1. More
November 10, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that DWI arrests processed during the No Refusal program held during the Lone Star Rally weekend were "dramatically decreased" compared to the previous two years. More
November 10, 2014 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families recently launched its "Not in My Backyard" campaign to end underage drinking in the community. More
November 10, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the club's new "shed" on Clear Lake. More
November 10, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has written a guest column, the third in a series, regarding legislative efforts to improve the tax system. More
November 09, 2014 -- Galveston will celebrate its trees on the weekend of November 15 and 16 at Rosenberg Library with a ceremonial tree planting; and at Moody Mansion with a fundraiser for replanting. More
November 09, 2014 -- Tom Linton has posted a report on the relocation of former La Marque police chief Randall Aragon to Fairbanks, Alaska. More
November 09, 2014 -- The Galveston VA Clinic was the host for a Veterans Fair Saturday November 8. More
November 08, 2014 -- The City of Galveston is hosting the 13th annual Lone Star Rally from November 6 through November 9. More
November 08, 2014 -- Galveston police report that they have arrested a 22 year old armed Galveston resident who was attempting to steal tip jars from event beer stands at the Lone Star Rally. More
November 07, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has advised that CenterPoint Energy is working to replace underground conduits from 18th to 20th Street and Mechanic Street, warning residents the construction activity will result in alternate lane closures and the temporary blocking of some on-street parking. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery and kidnapping involving employees of Oceans Cabaret, an adult night club on I-45 north of Galveston Island. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Thursday hosted it’s State of the Port Address featuring an address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria. More
November 07, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has rescheduled its November 15 free document shredding event to November 22. More
November 07, 2014 -- The AIA Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a panel discussion on coastal resiliency on Monday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council this week hosted the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium in Galveston, with topics including emergency preparedness for disease outbreaks such as Ebola. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board today announced that maintenance crews will begin leveling seaweed along the Seawall next week. More
November 07, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an informational meeting and open house in Galveston on November 13 to discuss the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. More
November 07, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on Galveston's Lone Star Rally, the 19th Annual Children's Festival in the Woodlands, an exhibit of "lost photos" of Marilyn Monroe in Houston's Bisong Art Gallery, the 2nd Festival of African Arts, Culture and Entertainment at Houston Baptist University and the Houston Cinima Arts Festival. More
November 06, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today announced that scientists at the university were recently recognized by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for their contributions in research. More
November 06, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to grant a variance to Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. for a digital billboard sign to be located on the City Hall site on State Highway 146. More
November 06, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that his office will work with law enforcement to conduct a no-refusal program during the Lone Star Rally this weekend to prevent drunk driving. More
November 06, 2014 -- Twila Lindblade, executive director of the Galveston County Food Bank, reports that Galveston County has major chronic hunger needs, and the need is growing. More
November 06, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of an application for a Funding Livable Centers Grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council. More
November 06, 2014 -- Janet Castillo, Client Choice Food Mart Manager for the Galveston County Food Bank, has posted an update on the program, stressing the need for community support. More
November 05, 2014 -- Galveston police arrested and charged a 66 year old man with Driving While Intoxicated after his BMW hit two police cars at the scene of an accident. More
November 05, 2014 -- Investigators with the Galveston Police Department on Wednesday discovered a body matching the description of a missing 20-year-old man under the 51st Street Viaduct. More
November 05, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony for Grand View Builders on November 18. More
November 05, 2014 -- The Galveston College Foundation will hold a fundraising event on November 15 at the BackBay Emporium. More
November 05, 2014 -- The City of League City has issued a news release regarding the results of Tuesday's election. More
November 05, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $43,000 proposal for enhancements to the pavilion at Jarboe Park. More
November 05, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of refunding bonds in the total approximate amount of $9,430,000. More
November 04, 2014 -- The Friendswood Senior Citizen Program is inviting the public to its fifth annual Veterans Day luncheon on November 5 at 11 a.m. More
November 04, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced that construction is anticipated to begin in January for the 43rd Street Reconstruction Project. More
November 04, 2014 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston President Dr. David Callender on Monday officially welcomed Cheryl A. Sadro, executive vice president and chief business and finance officer for UTMB, during a reception in the Caduceus Room of the Administration Building. More
November 04, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today voted unanimously to request additional information on the proposed decommissioning and dismantling of the STURGIS and MH-1A, the first floating nuclear power station and to ask that the project be put through the process of obtaining a specific use permit. More
November 04, 2014 -- Galveston County voters elected a county judge election, county commissioner position and a justice of the peace. More
November 04, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host Coffee with State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on November 19 at Butler's Courtyard. More
November 04, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve $3,500 in funding for the construction of driveway culverts on Jolly Roger Road. More
November 04, 2014 -- Hospice Care Team Inc. will be providing grief support groups in Dickinson, Richwood, Clear Lake and Galveston to help those who have lost a loved one cope with the upcoming holidays. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District has advised residents to get vaccinated ahead of the upcoming influenza season. More
November 03, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has provided an update to stakeholders regarding the project to decommission the Sturgis, which formerly carried a nuclear reactor. More
November 03, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson today issued a reminder that the deadline to make the first of two split payments on property taxes is December 1. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a contract for emergency repairs for an amount not to exceed $120,910 to the East Fuel Dock at Pier 19 to Texas Gulf Construction Company, Inc. More
November 03, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's African American Heritage Committee will host Adrian Matejka, poet and writer of "The Big Smoke", for a poetry reading and book signing on Tuesday at the Old Central Cultural Center's Jack Johnson Park. More
November 03, 2014 -- Galveston College is accepting applications through January 15 for the college's nursing program. More
November 01, 2014 -- The Third Annual Suds Run benefiting the children of the Ronald McDonald House was held on Saturday. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has posted a news release on Tuesday’s meeting of the park board. More
October 31, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host the 13th annual Lone Star Rally from November 6 through November 9. More
October 31, 2014 -- Galveston City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to hear a presentation regarding the proposed decommissioning of the MH1-A Sturgis, a barge which formerly housed a nuclear power plant, in Galveston. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office today reported that Kevin Joyner, Jr. has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 2012 aggravated assault. More
October 31, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of items related to the historic St. Mary's Infirmary in November as its Treasure of the Month. More
October 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of Halloween and other fall activities around the Gulf Coast region including trick-or-treating locations, scarecrow displays and hayrides and how other cultures remember their ancestors. More
October 31, 2014 -- Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton, in their continuing series on coastal issues, reports that the recent rain has not ended worries over water supply. More
October 30, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will kick off the 2014 holiday season on November 15 with a special performance by Tom Kenny, the voice actor behind Spongebob Squarepants, and his band the Hi-Seas. More
October 30, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced that the refunding of two bonds has resulted in a gross savings of $2.75 million over 15 years. More
October 30, 2014 -- Early voting for the November 4 General Election ends on Friday, with polling locations open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the last opportunity to vote early in the election. More
October 29, 2014 -- Trey Apffel, founder and owner of Apffel Law Firm in League City and president of the State Bar of Texas, wrote a column discussing the State Bar's efforts to assist military veterans. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council and the Texas Department of State Health Services will host the sixth annual Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium November 5-7 in Galveston. More
October 29, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to enter into an engagement letter with Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP for professional services to represent the county in litigation submitted by the County Legal Department on behalf of the commissioners court. More
October 29, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District and ABC 13 is hosting the 34th annual "Share Your Holidays" food drive through December 5. More
October 29, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to hire Interim City Manager Brian Maxwell as its next permanent city manager. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an updated interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston for the transfer of responsibilities for Seawall paid parking, the West End Beach Access Points, the East End Lagoon, and Hotel Occupancy Tax Collection to the park board. More
October 29, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an employee insurance benefit program to take effect January 1 and continue through September 30, 2015. More
October 29, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to open a transaction account with Capital One, National Association and designating Mayor Julie Masters, City Administrator Julie Robinson and Administrative Services Manager Jessica Rogers as authorized representatives for the account. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to have all fees for permits collected at City Hall, instead of the Hitchcock Police Department. More
October 29, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a 1.35 percent service rate increase for residential trash pick-up by Republic Services/Allied Waste Services. More
October 28, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted 6-1, with Wayne Miles opposed, to engage an engineering consulting firm for services related to the possible renovation of the college’s swimming pool. More
October 27, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the levy of the Public Improvement District assessment for Painted Meadows, Section 3. More
October 27, 2014 -- The City of League City and Houston Technology Center have partnered to bring new resources to League City’s small businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors. More w/ Video
October 27, 2014 -- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and The American Diabetes Association will host the third annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, November 1 at Walter Hall Park at 9 a.m. More
October 27, 2014 -- The City of Houston, Gulf Coast Water Authority, and the City of League City will end on-going water quality maintenance of the transmission and associated distribution systems served by the City of Houston’s Southeast Water Purification Plant, including the City of League City, on October 29. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday listened to a presentation by the United States Army Corps of Engineers outlining the decommissioning of the MH1-A Sturgis, a former floating nuclear power station. More
October 27, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will hold a citywide clean-up November 14-15 and November 21-22. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will meet on November 20 at the new Blocker Middle School campus in Texas City. More
October 27, 2014 -- Bill Sargent, chief deputy clerk for elections, of the Galveston County County Clerk's Office, has responded to a complaint by Democratic Party Chair Lloyd Criss. More
October 26, 2014 -- Hundreds of Galvestonians and visitors participated in the 33rd annual Island Oktoberfest on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie. More
October 26, 2014 -- Moody Gardens hosted the 17th annual Ghostly Gardens on Sunday. More
October 26, 2014 -- Galveston County Democratic Party Chair Lloyd Criss has posted an open letter to County Clerk Dwight Sullivan, Deputy County Clerk Bill Sargent, County Judge Mark Henry, Commissioner Ken Clark and Republican Party Chair Barbara Meeks. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing designated pink uniform items. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District and the University of Texas Medical Branch have determined that a patient with suspicious symptoms definitively does not have Ebola and that there is no risk to Galveston County communities associated with the patient. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership on Thursday presented the 2014 Developer of the Year Award to the Moody Interests. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to change the chamber's name to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. More
October 24, 2014 -- The League City Police Department today closed an urgent care facility at 2640 League City Parkway after receiving a call concerning a patient who had recently traveled from Africa exhibiting symptoms consistent with Ebola. More
October 24, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday met at the Nessler Civic Center in Texas City. More
October 24, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Commissioner Ryan Dennard will present a new home to Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Sergeant Michael Hudgens, on Tuesday in a ceremony marking the launch of the Salute to Veterans Program. More
October 24, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities this weekend including Asia Society Texas' Night Market; entertainment at Miller Outdoor Theatre; the Claude Monet opening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash in Galveston. More
October 23, 2014 -- The City of League City will honor local veterans, servicemen and women, and their families during a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 11 at Chester L. Davis Sportsplex at 1251 League City Parkway. More
October 23, 2014 -- Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland report that they have found that for people 60 and older, who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption can improve their ability to remember events. More
October 23, 2014 -- An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University report that they have identified small molecules that can represent a new class of anticancer drugs with a novel target for the treatment of lung cancer. More
October 23, 2014 -- Officials with the Galveston Park Board of Trustees recently participated in the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association's 2014 National Coastal Conference. More
October 23, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, for tax collection services. More
October 23, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District will host a campus tour on Friday of its Media Arts Academies at Central Middle School. More
October 23, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that Cabela's Incorporated is planning to build a 72,000 square-foot store in the Pinnacale Park Develpoment at Interstate Highway 45 near Big League Dreams Parkway. More
October 22, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl E. Johnson announced that statements for more than 192,000 properties will arrive in a variety of fashions beginning this week. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Tuesday held its first meeting since Galveston City Council appointed new members. More
October 22, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve paying the calculated wages of $155.68, to be divided among three reserve police officers in the village's police department. More
October 22, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to revise the city’s ordinance regarding waterfront lease agreements. More
October 21, 2014 -- AMOCO Federal Credit Union recently celebrated International Credit Union Day, hosted a mammogram event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and sponsored a pet adoption drive. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department and Galveston Chamber of Commerce met with more than 20 downtown building owners, business owners and residents to discuss downtown safety issues. More
October 21, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset announced on Tuesday that two suspects who were wanted by the Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, Sheriff's Office on unrelated warrants have been arrested in Galveston County More
October 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today considered, then voted unanimously to defer until next month, a proposed change in the organization’s 401K policy to accommodate same sex marriages. More
October 21, 2014 -- The City of League City's Economic Development Department recently received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to award a $1,225,778 contract to Rush Bus Centers for the purchase of new propane powered buses. More
October 21, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioner Fard Abdullah as representative and Mayor Anthony Matranga as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly. More
October 21, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Alderman Brad South as representative and Alderman Russell Rupertus as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly. More
October 21, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Monday held a short special meeting to reschedule this week’s regular meeting, from Thursday, October 23 to Tuesday, October 28. More
October 20, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Monday voted to approve a contract with Synergy Software Technologies, Inc., to provide software for the Parks and Cultural Services Department. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has published a news release about last week's meeting. More
October 20, 2014 -- Galveston police report that an unidentified man remains in critical condition and another man is hospitalized because of injuries suffered in an auto-pedestrian accident on the Seawall. More
October 20, 2014 -- Galveston's 33rd Annual Island Oktoberfest is this weekend at First Lutheran Church at 24th Street and Winnie. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force has received a third award for the year 2014. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the Galveston debut of The Voca People on Sunday. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the Broadway musical comedy, Sister Act on Saturday. More
October 20, 2014 -- League City police have arrested a 23 year old man for the robbery of a convenience store at 1100 East Main Street last week. More w/Video
October 20, 2014 -- The Texas City Independent School District will officially dedicate the Rusty Dowling Athletic Facility on October 31 during halftime of the varsity football game. More
October 20, 2014 -- Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “The Addams Family: The Musical” hosted by Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “Sister Act” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
October 19, 2014 -- Cecelia Abbott, wife of Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor, recently spoke to Galveston Republican Women. More
October 19, 2014 -- The D’Feet Breast Cancer 14th “Celebration of Life” Run/Walk was held on Saturday at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
October 19, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District reports that it has reviewed all available information regarding a potential Ebola contact voluntarily isolated on a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston and has made the assessment that there is no evidence of a public health threat to cruise passengers or to Galveston County. More
October 18, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District reports that it is continuing to review all available information regarding a potential Ebola contact voluntarily isolated on a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston Sunday morning. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District has been in communications with the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services on several occasions to gather details about a cruise ship returning to the Port of Galveston on Sunday. More
October 17, 2014 -- The City of League City will host an envisioning workshop on January 24. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting next Wednesday, October 22 to interview the finalists for the position of Galveston City Manager. More
October 17, 2014 -- The City of League City will host an Arbor Day celebration and tree planting on November 1 at Rustic Oaks Park. More
October 17, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the November 4 General Election, with federal, state, county and local races on the ballots in the Texas Gulf Coast region. More
October 17, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin's weekend leisure activity report includes art fairs, a new art exhibit and a pumpkin patch. More
October 16, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor/Collector Cheryl E. Johnson gave an update on her office's volunteer deputy registrar training sessions. More
October 16, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to make a request to the Texas Department of Transportation to install a left turn lane at Kemah Village Drive and to remove the left turn lane at Melba Lane. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to change the number of positions within the Texas City Fire Department. More
October 16, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is prepared to assist in combating the Ebola Virus in Texas. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee next Week will have its first meeting since Galveston City Council appointed new members. More
October 15, 2014 -- The City of Galveston is inviting residents to a public meeting on October 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Island Community Center to review the impact of a reconstruction project on 53rd Street from Broadway Boulevard to Seawall Boulevard. More
October 15, 2014 -- Interim Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell has responded to City Council Member Ralph McMorris’ statement that his visit to Maxwell’s office on Monday, to encourage him to withdraw from consideration for the city manager appointment, was intended to be private. More
October 15, 2014 -- The Galveston Bay Chapter of the Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club will host its Fifth Annual Gathering of Soldiers - Meet n' Greet on November 7. More
October 15, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 4-4 to defeat a motion to approve a $90,000 contract with the law firm of Gregg & Gregg for the firm to continue municipal prosecution work for the city after the hiring of an in-house legal department. More
October 15, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Miguel Aleman opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston for the transfer of various areas of responsibility, including paid Seawall Parking, to the park board. More
October 15, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $2,110,746 contract to Conrad Construction Co., Ltd. for the construction of the Westside Drainage Improvements Project. More
October 15, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to promote Interim Police Chief John Hamm to full time chief of the department. More
October 15, 2014 -- Clarification: Galveston City Council Member Ralph McMorris, who on Tuesday urged Interim City Manager Brian Maxwell to withdraw from contention for a full-time appointment to the position; told Guidry News Service that a document he left with Maxwell was intended to be private. More
October 14, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Teal Construction to construct a facility for the Road and Bridge Department at Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
October 14, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Member Ralph McMorris has approached Interim City Manager Brian Maxwell, urging him to drop out of contention for the fulltime position of city manager. More
October 14, 2014 -- League City City Council, during its work session meeting on Monday, voted 4-2, with Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson opposed, to approve the first draft of a job description for the hiring of an in-house city attorney and their staff. More
October 14, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Stephen Costello and Isaac Ramirez, chief transportation planner for the Houston-Galveston Area Council provided an overview of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan in a video program hosted by H-GAC Director of Transportation Alan Clark. More w/Video
October 14, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to renew a bid with Siddons-Martin Emergency Group for fire apparatus maintenance and repair services for one year, with an option to renew for an additional year. More
October 13, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today scheduled a special meeting to select a new city manager, but voted 5-2, with Mayor Jim Yarbrough and Council Member Carolyn Sunseri opposed, to defer a decision until a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. on November 4. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Holy Family Catholic School in Galveston will host its annual Fall Festival on October 19. More
October 12, 2014 -- Visitors to Postoffice Street on Saturday were treated to a bagpipe and trumpet concert thanks to Constable Clint Wayne Brown and Guy Taylor Jr., owner of the Stork Club. More w/Video
October 11, 2014 -- The 2014 Bay Area/Galveston County Walk to End Alzheimer's was held at Stewart Beach in Galveston on Saturday. More
October 10, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will host a special auditory enrichment event on this weekend, allowing the public the chance to perform musical pieces at the animal exhibits within the Rainforest Pyramid to view the animals' reactions. More
October 10, 2014 -- Ball High School in Galveston will host its traditional Homecoming Week with a series of activities the week of October 13-18. More
October 10, 2014 -- Fort Travis will host free tours of its grounds during the Jane Long Festival on Saturday. More
October 10, 2014 -- The Bolivar Peninsula will be host to the Jane Long Festival on Saturday. More
October 10, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett had scheduled a meeting of the six county Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District for Thursday afternoon in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom, in order to hear a presentation to provide details about the GCCPRD Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
October 10, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published on Thursday reports that APM (Atlantic Plant Maintenance) is in the process of completing construction on an 80,000 square foot Training and Development Center at the company’s Pasadena Boulevard location in Pasadena. More
October 10, 2014 -- Galveston's ARToberFEST will hold its 17th annual event October 18-19 in historic downtown Galveston. More
October 10, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to appoint Mayor Ralph Stenzel as representative and Jeff Tambrella as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2015 General Assembly. More
October 10, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on food and festivals, films and fine arts events that are on tap this weekend around the Gulf Coast region. More
October 09, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to submit a letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers requesting that an Environmental Impact Statement regarding the decommissioning and dismantling of the Sturgis, a former floating nuclear power station, be performed to examine the full impacts of the proposed action on the affected environment. More
October 09, 2014 -- Beach City City Council on September 23 approved a resolution in support of the Ike Dike concept proposed by Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston; and also approved a resolution in opposition to the Centennial Gate concept proposed by the SSPEED Center at Rice University. More
October 09, 2014 -- The City of Santa Fe on Wednesday officially opened its new Justice Center on FM 646 N at FM 1764 with a Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. More
October 09, 2014 -- The League City Animal Shelter will host an animal adoption event on October 17. More
October 09, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to offer an economic incentive package to Texas Beer Refinery for the business to relocate to Clear Lake Shores. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Alvin Community College for the Texas Workforce Commission Texas Fast Start II Program grant. More
October 08, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host a free "E-Cycle and Shred Day" event on November 15 at the city's recycling center. More
October 08, 2014 -- Thousands of residents in hundreds of communities locked their doors, went outside and enjoyed National Night Out with their neighbors on Tuesday. Photos by Juan Peña
October 07, 2014 -- The So Psyched Club at the College of the Mainland raised $1,200 for the nonprofit's Dog Dynasty in Santa Fe and the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center in Texas City. More
October 07, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
October 07, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 5-2, with Patrick McGinnis and John Scott opposed, to adopt the city's FY2015 Budget. More
October 07, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today held a special meeting to interview candidates for Galveston’s next city manager. More
October 07, 2014 -- The City of League City was recently named one of the best cities in Texas for young families by NerdWallet.com. More
October 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Republican Women will host Cecelia Abbott, wife of Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, on October 15 at the Hilton Hotel Seawall in Galveston. More
October 06, 2014 -- Coastal Health & Wellness will be hosting a mass registration and financial screening event for Bolivar peninsula residents at the Galveston County Eddie Barr Annex, located at 946 Noble Car Road in Crystal Beach, on October 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department reports that one man died in a boating accident near the south jetty on East Beach during a storm Monday afternoon. More
October 06, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Monday agreed to accept an invitation from the District and County Judges of Galveston County for a meeting to discuss the Department of Justice Administration. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce produced the Miss Galveston and Miss Galveston's Outstanding Teen pageants Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5. More
October 06, 2014 -- Galveston City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to interview candidates for Galveston’s next city manager. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that three Galveston County community banks will provide the financing of the $13 million expansion of the port's Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has begun excavating the first phase of the South Belt Stormwater Detention Basin, a project that will reduce flooding risks in the Clear Creek watersheds of south Harris and Galveston counties. More
October 03, 2014 -- The City of Galveston's first responders are wearing pink throughout October in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More
October 03, 2014 -- The City of Galveston earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. More
October 03, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced that residential business permitting is now available online. More
October 03, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to approve a measure requesting $550,000 in trickle down funding from the City of Galveston if the park board assumes responsibility for various items currently handled by the city. More
October 03, 2014 -- Monday is the final day to register to vote in the November 4 General Election, which includes a United States Senate seat, Texas Governor, county judge races and local city, school board positions and bond and charter propositions. More
October 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the return of some popular fall events like Houston's oldest Greek festival and a family festival for hands-on art, as well as few new events. More
October 03, 2014 -- Judges with Galveston County courts have written a letter to members of the Galveston County Commissioners Court requesting a meeting to discuss the county's justice administrator position. More
October 03, 2014 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. has named its 2014-2015 Leadership Council. More
October 03, 2014 -- Transportation Advocacy Group Houston Region and Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted the Mobility Matters Symposium on Thursday. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston Island recently welcomed Theresa Kitchens as a new member. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies for Upholstery Plus Fabrics, the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy, the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and the Turtle Island Restoration Network. More
October 02, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted 4-0 to appoint former Kemah Mayor Greg Collins to fill the vacancy for City Council Position 5. More
October 02, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a billing rate increase to the city's EMS service. More
October 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has posted a news release reflecting on the history of the Miss Galveston Pageant. More
October 01, 2014 -- The City of League City invites residents to celebrate the season at the annual Harvest Festival in League Park on October 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More
October 01, 2014 -- Galveston College's Culinary Arts Department will host its annual Scholarship Luncheon on October 24. More
October 01, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to ratify and affirm an order terminating Bonnie Quiroga as director of the justice administration department. More
September 30, 2014 -- The visit to the Netherlands by a group of Texans to tour the storm surge protection system that the Dutch launched after the disastrous 1953 flood wrapped up on Tuesday. More
September 30, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Member Terrilyn Tarlton will host neighborhood meetings in District 5 in October to hear from residents regarding the city's proposed land development regulations. More
September 30, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, discussed the proposed FY2015 Budget. More
September 30, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host Dr. Theresa Ochoa, a pediatric infectious disease expert from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru, as featured speaker at UTMB's global health symposium on October 11. More
September 30, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to approve a three percent across the board pay increase for employees included in the village’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 30, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has announced that CenterPoint Energy will be replacing underground conduits from 18th to 20th streets and Mechanic Street beginning on Wednesday. More
September 29, 2014 -- Longtime Galveston County Health District employee Shirley Carr, RN was recognized for her 46 years of service to public health at the Galveston County United Board of Health's recent meeting. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Butler Longhorn Museum in League City will host the 20th Annual Oak Tree Festival October 18-19. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host a display of items related to Lovenberg Jr. High, Galveston's first middle school, in October as the library's Treasure of the Month. More
September 28, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update regarding the board's September 23 meeting. More
September 28, 2014 -- The Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County, Inc. has announced events taking place in October in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More
September 28, 2014 -- The delegation of Texans visiting the Netherlands to tour the storm surge protection system installed after the disastrous flood of 1953 on Sunday visited the Maeslant Barrier, a huge flood gate the size of the Eiffel Tower if laid on its side, to observe the annual test closing. More
September 28, 2014 -- Report from the Netherlands: Jim Guidry reports that the delegation from Texas has arrived in the Netherlands. More
September 26, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston, in partnership with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance, is leading a delegation from Southeast Texas that is visiting Netherlands this weekend for a tour of the Delta Works, a series of construction projects that consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, levees, and storm surge barriers. More
September 26, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted a guest column reminding residents that October 6 is the deadline to register for the November 4 election. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has been ranked as the fourth busiest cruise port in the United States in a study by Business Research and Economic Advisors for the Cruise Line International Association. More
September 26, 2014 -- The City of League City was recently ranked eighth among small cities and 16th overall in a study by Wallethub.com of the country's fastest growing cities. More
September 25, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in an emergency called meeting today, voted unanimously to file a mandamus action against 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox in response to Cox's ruling voiding the county's action in terminating former Justice Administration Director Bonnie Quiroga. More
September 25, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to amend the General Fund operating fund budget for fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, by transferring $1,064,852 from various General Fund accounts to adjust and properly record unforeseen expenses in connection with Fire Department overtime and to pay off equipment lease/purchase agreement to Motorola Solutions Inc. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Sea Turtle Restoration Project of the Turtle Island Restoration Network will host a ribbon cutting on September 29 for its new office in Galveston. More
September 24, 2014 -- The City of League City welcomes Earl Smith as the new Director of Engineering. More
September 24, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has issued a response to an order by District Court Judge Lonnie Cox that voided the county's termination of former Justice Administration Director Bonnie Quiroga. More
September 24, 2014 -- Galveston College has been re-certified as an Achieving the Dream Leader College by the Achieving the Dream organization. More
September 24, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced the recipients of the 2014 President's Cabinet Awards. More
September 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the park board’s FY2015 Budget, which included revenues and expenditures for the possible inclusion of paid parking at Seawall Boulevard if the City of Galveston transfers responsibility for parking to the park board. More
September 24, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to approve an engagement letter retaining the services of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP to provide legal representation in a court case involving the certification of William F. “Bill” Young as a candidate for Galveston County Judge. More
September 24, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Council Member William King, III as representative and Mayor Pro Tem Wally Deats as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly. More
September 24, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to appoint Alderman Tom Fisher as representative and Alderman Freddie Carmichael as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly. More
September 24, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the $802,913 budget for the city for FY2015. More
September 24, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Geri Bentley and Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to add regulations concerning animals in motor vehicles and enclosed spaces. More
September 23, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt, on second and final reading, a property tax rate of $0.490764 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
September 23, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted 6-1, with Bennie Matthews opposed, to adopt a property tax rate of $0.20508 per $100 valuation for 2014, which reflects a decrease of 2.13 percent from 2013. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold its Genteel Junque event at its Architectural Salvage Warehouse located at 2228 Broadway inside the 1940 Sears Building on October 17 and 18. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease option agreement with Pelican Island LNG, LLC for 185 acres on Pelican Island under consideration for development of a liquefied natural gas export terminal. More
September 22, 2014 -- The City of Galveston announced that a mobile blood bank from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will be at City Hall on September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More
September 22, 2014 -- The City of League City has announced that a temporary change will be made to the disinfection process for drinking water provided through the Southeast Water Purification Plant in Houston. More
September 21, 2014 -- Texas singer/songwriter Brian Burns will headline the entertainment at the 2014 Jane Long Festival on October 11 at Fort Travis Seashore Park on Bolivar Peninsula. More
September 20, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup is Saturday, September 27 at 30 locations on the Texas Gulf Coast from Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin Beach in Jefferson County to Boca Chica in Cameron County. More
September 20, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tea Party will host the 2014 League City Council Candidate Forum on September 25 in League City Council Chambers. More
September 19, 2014 -- Alan Clark, director of Houston-Galveston Area Council’s metropolitan planning organization, on Thursday presented an overview of the 2040 regional transportation plan to the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to accept the final Long Term Water Supply Strategies Report prepared by Freese and Nichols that included an option to re-use effluent water from one or both of the City of Houston Southwest and Almeda wastewater treatment plants. More
September 19, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has announced that street closures may take place at Beluche Drive near the intersection of 75th Street due to the reconstruction of a bulkhead on Lake Madeline. More
September 19, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $2.1 million contract to Affolter Contracting Company, Inc. for containment dike raising at the Peggy Lake Dredge Material Placement Area in Harris County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Galveston County Judge's Office has issued a news release announcing the appointment of Julie Diaz as director of Parks and Senior Services. More
September 19, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.187 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
September 19, 2014 -- Galveston City Council at a special meeting on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a $108,678,347 budget for Fiscal Year 2015 and a tax rate of $0.53389 per $100 valuation to support the budget. More
September 19, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new art exhibits around the Gulf Coast region including the works of dozens of artists in Houston, historic pottery in Orange and a reading of the classic works of a famous Latin American author. More
September 18, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday will consider an option to lease between the port and Pelican Island LNG, LLC relating to the lease of 185 acres of land on Pelican Island for the purpose of developing a liquefied natural gas export terminal. More
September 18, 2014 -- Galveston College has announced that Yaga's Café will host a Halloween Bash on October 23, with proceeds to benefit the college's Vocational Technical programs. More
September 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday again failed to achieve a quorum, but held an informal discussion about a new direction for the group. More
September 18, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted 3-2, with Robin Collins and Carl Joiner opposed, to adopt a property tax rate of $0.265545 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
September 18, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2015 Budget. More
September 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Larry Nichols' contract with the district through the 2016-2017 school year, as discussed in closed session. More
September 17, 2014 -- The City of League City will hold a ribbon cutting and open house on October 4 at 10 a.m. to dedicate the newly expanded Fire Station # 2 at 2120 Hobbs Rd. More
September 17, 2014 -- Guidry News Service was featured at this week’s meeting of the Galveston Kiwanis Club. More
September 17, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council voted unanimously to reappoint council members Al Burns and Bryan Hoerner, as well as Jim Moncur and Scott McDonald to the Clear Lake Shores Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. More
September 17, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to suspend the October 1 effective date of a rate change request by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC. More
September 17, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to promote Julie Diaz from the position of interim director of the Parks and Senior Services Department to the position of director. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed new rule on carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources, specifically electric utility generating units; but the item was worded to express concerns about the federal intrusion. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to award a $305,396 contract to Menade, Inc. for the construction of sanitary sewer improvements along State Highway 6. More
September 16, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will host a meeting with Galveston Interim City Manager Brian Maxwell on Wednesday. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston is seeking four applicants for an all-expense paid trip to the southern half of the South Island, New Zealand. More
September 15, 2014 -- Trey Apffel, president of the State Bar of Texas and the founder and owner of Apffel Law Firm in Galveston, has posted a guest column about Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Day on September 17. More
September 14, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation announced on Friday that on September 26, Galveston’s historic St. Joe’s at 2202 Avenue K "will become one of the state’s best concert venues" as musicians Joe Pug and Bo Salling perform in conjunction with the 2014 TWELVE Project. More
September 14, 2014 -- Galveston Arts Center is kicking off the 2014-2015 education season with two workshops on Saturday, September 27 lead by Houston artist Caroline Roberts. More
September 14, 2014 -- The 5th Annual Jane Long Festival will be held at Fort Travis Seashore Park on Bolivar Peninsula on October 11. More
September 13, 2014 -- The Ball High Student Council, in partnership with the City of Galveston’s Parks & Recreation Department, hosted a free community pool celebration carnival from 11 AM – 1 PM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Lasker Park, 43rd Street and Avenue Q, Galveston. More
September 12, 2014 -- Galveston Arts Center today announced that it has launched a new art program at the University of Texas Medical Branch Children's Hospital at Galveston. More
September 12, 2014 -- Fred Astaire Dance Studios Texas Region will host the Texarama Dance Competitions this weekend at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. More
September 12, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt, on first and final reading, the city's FY2015 Budget, which includes total projected expenditures of $4,846,263. More
September 12, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on activities available around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a photo exhibit featuring the open roads of the U.S., a parade on the waters of Houston and free music in Galveston. More
September 12, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve collective bargaining contracts with the Galveston Firefighters Union and the Galveston Municipal Police Association. More
September 11, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has an established senior and disabled resident recycling program, which provides curbside recycling support to those unable to get to the recycling center for drop off. More
September 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has posted a news release about Tuesday’s meeting of the board. More
September 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Housing Authority on Wednesday officially broke ground at the site of one of two mixed-income housing developments being built on sites of demolished public housing projects. More
September 11, 2014 -- Friends of the Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host its annual book sale on October 3-4. More
September 11, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept the United States Department of Education TRIO – Upward Bound Program Grant award for Project Year 2014-2015. More
September 11, 2014 -- Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Guidry News Service has posted interviews with those who were there on that day, as well as two PowerPoint presentations and a recording of Lucky Boyd's "In the Blink of an Eye". More
September 10, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup event on September 27. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $25,000 contract with Atkins Engineering for a biological assessment in order to comply with the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Beach Maintenance Permit. More
September 10, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 10, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 6-1, with John Scott opposed, to proposed a property tax rate of $0.5914 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
September 10, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Andy Mann, Joanna Dawson and Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to approve moving forward with creating an in-house legal department for the city. More
September 09, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to approve the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget that was developed in a series of budget workshops and formally presented to the commissioners court by Budget Officer David Delak. More
September 09, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court has approved the FY 2015 Budget. More
September 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department today announced that, through an investigative effort, the department has "dismantled" an organized street gang affiliated with the nationally recognized gang, the "Crips". More
September 09, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting tonight in Galveston to provide information regarding the decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of the STURGIS barge, which formerly served as a floating nuclear reactor power plant. More
September 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host an open house and neon lighting celebration for the 1940 Sears Building in Galveston. More
September 09, 2014 -- The City of League City will host an informal gathering on Thursday at City Hall in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More
September 09, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a grant for the Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force for FY2015. More
September 09, 2014 -- Texas Transportation Commission has approved roadway improvements in the Greater Houston area, construction projects in Brazoria and Galveston Counties, a road widening project on Interstate 69/United States Highway 59 in Fort Bend County and four projects in Montgomery County worth approximately $30 million. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Bay Foundation and the City of Galveston will host a rain barrel workshop on Saturday, October 4. More
September 08, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today enacted Stage Two of its Drought Contingency Plan. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Galveston College Foundation has announced that Yaga's Cafe will host a Halloween Bash on October 23, with proceeds to benefit the Vocational Technical Programs at Galveston College. More
September 08, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host a free community pool celebration on September 13 at Lasker Park. More
September 06, 2014 -- Galveston Open Government Project President David Stanowski announced on Friday that Tryshatel McCardell, the plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the Galveston Housing Authority's plans to rebuild public housing, has appealed U.S. District Court Judge Gregg Costa's dismissal of the lawsuit. More
September 05, 2014 -- Galveston's Island Oktoberfest will take place October 24-25 in downtown Galveston. More
September 05, 2014 -- Galveston College will host Jodi Wright-Gidley, executive director of the Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation, to present "A City on Stilts: The Rebuilding of Galveston After the 1900 Storm" on October 7 as part of the college's lecture series. More
September 05, 2014 -- Leaders from the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries participated in the fifth annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday. More
September 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports there is a full slate of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a contemporary arts fair, a gathering for train enthusiasts, live music and free movies. More
September 04, 2014 -- Ball High School in Galveston will host its second annual Cross Country Beach Run on Friday. More
September 04, 2014 -- The League City Animal Shelter will open its new storefront adoption center on Sunday to provide adoption services when the League City Animal Shelter is closed. More
September 04, 2014 -- Scenic Galveston has announced that it will host its 28th cleaning event in collaboration with the Texas General Land Office's Adopt-A-Beach on September 27. More
September 04, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve appointments and reappointments to various boards, commissions and committees. More
September 04, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to approve a contract with Lovett & Lovett Executive Search, Inc. to assist with the search for a vice president for administration and finance. More
September 04, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to join the League City Police Department consortium for implementation and operation of the Gulf Region Information and Dispatch System. More
September 04, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to declare Dr. Matthew Hay and Beau Rawlins as unopposed candidates for districts 5-E and 6-F in the November 4 school board election. More
September 03, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host free Incident Command System classes this month at the college's Gulf Coast Safety Institute. More
September 03, 2014 -- The City of League City has opened registration for neighborhood events for National Night Out 2014, which takes place on October 7. More
September 03, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees last week voted unanimously to place adoption of the college’s 2014 property tax rate on the September 22 meeting agenda. More
September 03, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Mark Zuteck and Clear Lake Shores Police Chief Kenneth Cook to the Emergency Services Board. More
September 02, 2014 -- Members of the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center Management Team recently participated in the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge. More
September 02, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced the results of the "No Refusal" initiative that took place during the Labor Day holiday weekend. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen today voted unanimously to ratify Mayor Vernon “Goldie” Teltschick’s committee appointments. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office today reported that David Loop, former chief of the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department, has turned himself after being indicted on charges of theft and misapplication of fiduciary property. More
September 02, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of items related to Galveston musician Felix Stella, who directed the Galveston Municipal Band. More
September 02, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alex Bukreyev, a professor of pathology at University of Texas at Galveston and a noted virologist, who has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants and a U.S. Department of Defense grant totaling more than $6 million to develop experimental drugs against both Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
September 02, 2014 -- Victor John Lang, Jr., aged 78, died August 15, 2014. Obituary
August 31, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will meet on September 18 in the Nessler Center's Captain's Room. More
August 29, 2014 -- A Galveston County Grand Jury has indicted former Crystal Beach Fire Chief David Loop for a third degree felony related to his alleged use of the volunteer fire department's credit card at a Louisiana race track and casino. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future has selected Linda Holm, Dr. William "Chris" Pederson, Dale Laine, Jr. and Ravi Prakash for induction into the 2014 Hall of Honor. More
August 29, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers has been named vice president and chief medical officer for the Health System at UTMB. More
August 29, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights some fun Labor Day Weekend activities around the Gulf Coast region including movies, outdoor music and dance with international flair; and a chance to learn all about beer. More
August 29, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the city's Code of Ordinances to expand the authorized use of community park fees to include city beautification projects. More
August 28, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has charged an inmate in the county jail and his girlfriend with possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility. More
August 28, 2014 -- Galveston City Council held a public hearing today on plans by the United States Postal Service to relocate retail services that are currently being provided in the United States Courthouse Building at 601 25th Street. More
August 28, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to approve amended budgets for the FY2014 General Operating, Food Service and Debt Service budgets. More
August 28, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will open its Sports Injury Clinic on Saturdays beginning August 30. More
August 28, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve two resolutions supporting funding for transportation projects. More
August 28, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday received an update regarding the award of $286,418 funding from the Houston-Galveston Area Council for bicycle lanes. More
August 27, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset reports that two non-functioning guns that had been removed from the "skills area" where they were scheduled for destruction have been recovered; and an investigation is continuing on the incident. More
August 27, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the FY2015 Budget for the Dickinson Economic Development Corporation. More
August 27, 2014 -- The City of League City recently presented the 2014 Art Hewitt Volunteer Spirit Award to Bill Keogh and the 2014 "Above and Beyond" Award to Janice Hallisey. More
August 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Art League has announced that the Galveston Island Market will be held on September 20 in Historic Downtown Galveston. More
August 27, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a joint resolution with the Galveston County Emergency Management Office to continue an inter-jurisdictional emergency management plan. More
August 27, 2014 -- La Marque City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to approve an option to move forward with the Streets Improvements Program. More
August 27, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 4-4 to defeat Mayor Tim Paulissen’s motion to commit to increasing the city’s share of operating and marketing costs of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride service from $60,000 to $80,000. More
August 27, 2014 -- Voters in the Galveston Independent School District voted overwhelmingly to approve Tuesday's tax ratification election. More
August 26, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch's Blocker Burn Unit Champions are sponsoring the second annual "Stop, Drop & Roll" 5K Fun Run/Walk on October 4 at Moody Gardens. More
August 26, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to adopt the FY2015 Budget. More
August 26, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted 3-2, with Kevin O’Brien and Ken Clark opposed, to amend the FY2014 Budget to provide funds to cover other services and charges by the Justice Administration through the end of the year. More
August 26, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to name John Hamm as interim police chief. More
August 25, 2014 -- La Marque City Council tonight voted unanimously to de-obligate a total of $52,741 in Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution of support for the operation of the Polar Express, a holiday tourist train, to be operated by the Center for Transportation and Commerce at Galveston, the Railroad Museum, during the period between the Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Week 2015. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will host classes beginning tonight. More
August 25, 2014 -- Galveston College will host a Marine and Maritime Safety course in November. More
August 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is seeking two men who robbed two victims at gunpoint in front of a residence near 40th Street and Avenue R 1/2. More
August 23, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday approved funding for three Houston projects and Galveston’s On-Street Bicycle Network; and held a spirited discussion about a request to include Galveston County’s Victory Lakes Park & Ride service to the Transportation Improvement Program which will be considered at next month's meeting. More
August 22, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl E. Johnson recently reflected on the changes that occurred at the tax office under her decade-long watch. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will host the 31st Annual Galveston Island Greek Festival on November 1-2. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a the Drought Contingency Plan. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston has selected "Empty Mansions - The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune" for the Fall 2014 Museum Book Club Series. More
August 22, 2014 -- Lynda Guidry shares her thoughts on the passing of Victor Lang. More
August 22, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District will host a celebration on Wednesday for the re-opening of Burnet Elementary. More
August 22, 2014 -- Victor Lang was one of those guys of whom I like to say about, “they broke the mold and then they made Victor". More
August 22, 2014 -- Galveston City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to propose a tax rate of $0.597084 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
August 22, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on openings at the Lawndale Arts Center and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Saturday's ArtWalk in Galveston and Sunday's annual Theater District Open House in Houston. More
August 21, 2014 -- A diverse group of stakeholders, including commercial and recreational fishermen, state and federal fisheries enforcers, and elected officials, met on August 18 at Texas A&M University at Galveston for a summit on how best to stop illegal fishing in United States waters by foreign vessels. More
August 21, 2014 -- Friday is the last day for early voting in the August 26 Galveston Independent School District Tax Ratification Election. More
August 21, 2014 -- League City City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted 4-2, with Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson opposed, to reinstate a policy to allow council members to attend meetings, including regular, special meetings and work sessions, through videoconference calls. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to suspend portions of a local policy of the district for the 2014-2015 school year that had required students in grades 5 and 8 to meet the passing standards on the reading and mathematics sections of state standardized tests before being promoted to the next grade. More
August 21, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a $3,958,443 contract to SER Construction Partners, LLC for the 23rd Street Paving, Drainage, Water and Sewer Improvement Project. More
August 21, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted 3-2, with Carl Joiner and Robin Collins opposed, to propose a tax rate of $0.265545 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
August 20, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry will host a community meeting featuring United States Congressman Randy Weber and David Sawyer from United States Senator Ted Cruz's office on August 25 at 7 p.m. at the Jimmie Walker Community Center in Kemah. More
August 20, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood has announced that its water supply remains clean and safe to consume, stating residential areas with "cloudy and foul-smelling" water are not within the city limits. More
August 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department has opened registration for its 37th Citizens Police Academy. More
August 20, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Tom Fisher to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Alderman Tim Rainey. More
August 20, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $6,700 contract to ALB Painting for the repainting of the exterior of the Clear Lake Shores Clubhouse. More
August 19, 2014 -- The City of League City has warned motorists that they may experience some delays on the morning of August 23 due to road closures related to the Clear Lake International Marathon. More
August 19, 2014 -- A surf dog competition to benefit the Galveston Island Humane Society will be held at 28th Street and Seawall Boulevard in front of the Ohana Surf & Skate Shop on August 24 at 10 a.m. More
August 19, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a policy suggested by Commissioner Ryan Dennard regarding communications to enhance Public Information Act compliance. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted 3-2, with Mayor Anthony Matranga and Commissioner Randy Stricklind opposed, to terminate the employment of Hitchcock Police Chief Clay Kennelly for job performance and loss of confidence. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Director today voted unanimously to approve mid-year revisions to the H-GAC 2014 Budget. More
August 19, 2014 -- The deadline for candidate filing for local municipal and school board races passed on Monday, with several races contested in League City, and two races with contenders in Santa Fe Independent School District. More
August 19, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to concur with City Manager Roger Roecker’s recommendation to appoint Patrick Donart as public works director to replace Kaz Hamidian, who retired in March. More
August 19, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $967.12 contract for water pollution control abatement from the Galveston County Health Department. More
August 18, 2014 -- La Marque City Council, in a special meeting tonight, voted unanimously to rescind the November 4 recall election ordered by the city council last week. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Friday provided an update on the board's August 12 meeting. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Shores Civic Club recently presented a $2,000 scholarship to Clear Falls High School graduate Cameron Ward. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that the Harvest Moon Regatta, which takes place October 9-12, will be a "Clean Regatta", with efforts to maintain the environment of the Galveston Bay. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Fire Department recently took delivery of two new pumper trucks, which are now on service on the island. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for Developing Dreams Consulting, Century 21 Paramount and Southside Pharmacy. More
August 17, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 76-year-old man off a charter dive vessel on Saturday, after he completed two dives and began to show signs of stoke, 121 miles offshore Galveston. More
August 15, 2014 -- American Legion Riders Post 89 in Texas City will host a benefit for the daughter of one their Riders who was recently diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and who is undergoing rigorous medical treatment. More
August 15, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 33-year-old crew member off a bulk freighter, Friday, after he suffered an arm injury following a fall in the bilge of the vessel, 172 miles offshore of Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
August 15, 2014 -- La Marque City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday to consider rescinding an order to call a special election for the recall of Council Member Connie Trube. More
August 15, 2014 -- Filing for local races in the November 4 General Election ends on Monday, with the balance of candidates for city council in League City shifting, but local school districts remaining steady. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday hosted a presentation on a proposal by Texas A&M University at Galveston for a coastal spine system of storm surge barriers to protect Galveston Bay. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases. More
August 15, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted 3-2, with Pat McCrary and Joe Carothers opposed, to propose a tax rate of $0.3589 per $100 valuation. More
August 15, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to canvass the results of the August 5 State Senate District 4 Special Runoff Election. More
August 15, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast Region, including a new art exhibition at the University Museum at Texas Southern University, Shark Weekend at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, the "Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART” Family Arts Day at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and an evening of music and dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
August 14, 2014 -- The City of League City will hold the last of four monthly City Hall in the Park meetings on August 21 at the Magnolia Creek Homeowners Association Clubhouse. More
August 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has announced the winners of its 2014 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards and will honor the recipients at a special reception on August 23 at the 1861 U.S. Custom House. More
August 14, 2014 -- The League City Animal Shelter seeks new homes for more than 100 cats and dogs and is hosting its Paws & Claws Adopt-a-thon on August 16 and 17 at the League City Civic Center. More
August 14, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a proposed budget for FY2015. More
August 14, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today voted 6-0-1, with Mayor Jim Yarbrough abstaining to authorize the issuance of $13 million in subordinate lien revenue notes to finance improvements at the Port of Galveston. More
August 14, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that six UTMB faculty have been presented Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards from the UT System Board of Regents. More
August 14, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that Rodney Johnston, co-founder of J/Boats, Inc., will participate in the Fifth Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta in November on Galveston Bay. More
August 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to call an election for November 4 for Trustee Districts 5-E and 6-F. More
August 13, 2014 -- The City of Galveston recently performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a home that was built on property acquired with Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a revised contract for the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act funding for the Dellanera Beach Nourishment Project. More
August 13, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to propose a 2014 property tax rate of $0.40861 per $100 valuation, and to schedule a public hearing for September 9 to receive comments regarding the proposed FY2015 Budget, as well as adoption of the budget and tax rate. More
August 13, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1-1, with Joanna Dawson opposed and Dennis OKeeffe abstaining, to censure OKeeffe "for inappropriate communication with staff". More
August 12, 2014 -- The Galveston County Deputies Sheriffs' Association recognized its 2014 scholarship recipients. More
August 12, 2014 -- The Mary Moody Northen Endowment recently presented Moody National Bank President Victor Pierson with the 2014 Community Benefactor Award. More
August 12, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Commissioner Stephen Holmes will host a grand opening ceremony on Thursday for the county's new senior playground at Carbide Park in La Marque. More
August 12, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Connie Trube opposed, to call a special election for November 4 for the possible recall of Trube from the District C office. More
August 11, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today is launching a week-long project to re-stripe Seawall Boulevard. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the Galveston Independent School District's Tax Ratification Election. More
August 11, 2014 -- Update: League City Police Department Accident Reconstruction Officers and Crime Scene Investigators are investigating a major accident that took six lives Sunday night. More
August 11, 2014 -- Announcements: Early Registration for the 2014 fall semester at Galveston College is now in progress; and two drama classes will begin this fall. More
August 10, 2014 -- College of the Mainland has announced a scholarship to honor the late Grover Salsbury. More
August 10, 2014 -- The Friendswood Police Department has warned residents of a burglar who disguises himself as a security lighting contractor or a surveyor. More
August 10, 2014 -- Tommy Cones has announced his candidacy for League City City Council Position 2. More
August 09, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met in Galveston on Friday. More
August 09, 2014 -- St. Vincent’s House in Galveston announced that it is partnering with the Galveston Sustainable Communities Alliance and the Family Service Center to train two Hope Academy Pre-School teachers to become facilitators of The Incredible Years, Parenting Program. More
August 08, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District recently awarded Sol Engineering Service LLC two small business task order contracts for sediment testing. More
August 08, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers will host a series of listening sessions via webinar for public input regarding the agency’s implementation of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. More
August 08, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted a guest column "celebrating 10 years of change under my leadership". More
August 08, 2014 -- Police, fire and EMS departments in Galveston County will host the sixth annual "Battle of the Badges" event on September 6 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
August 08, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to adopt the FY2015 Budget. More
August 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Beach Band will present its annual "Super Senior Celebration", the final concert of the season, on Tuesday. More
August 08, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District will launch early voting on Monday for its August 26 tax ratification election, with voters to decide on a proposed tax rate $1.155 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
August 08, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District today announced that several schools showed improvement according to the 2014 Texas Education Agency school accountability ratings. More
August 08, 2014 -- Samuel L. Collins III has posted a guest column urging support of the community for the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth in 2015. More
August 08, 2014 -- Torin Collins has posted a guest column about the Hitchcock Good Ole Days, which begin tonight and the importance of community organization. More
August 07, 2014 -- Dallas Collins, a junior at the Collegiate High School at College of the Mainland, has posted a guest column on the importance of reading. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Coastal Health & Wellness clinic in Texas City will hold an open house on August 13 in observance of National Health Center Week. More
August 07, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to name Wanda Zimmer as mayor pro tem. More
August 07, 2014 -- United States Circuit Judge Gregg Costa on Tuesday denied a motion by Tryshatel McCardell, the only remaining plaintiff in a lawsuit to block two mixed income housing developments by the Galveston Housing Authority; and the Galveston Open Government Project is preparing an appeal. More
August 07, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a two percent increase from commercial solid waste collection services by AmeriWaste. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Fund Connell Energy Chemical Investment Corporation for the for the possible location of a methanol plant on Shoal Point. More
August 06, 2014 -- Elizabeth Rogers, public information officer for the City of Galveston, was one of the inaugural graduates of a certified public communicator program at Texas Christian University. More
August 06, 2014 -- The City of League City has been awarded the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Award for the city's success in implementing financial transparency. More
August 06, 2014 -- Galveston College's Law Enforcement Academy is currently seeking students for its upcoming class of cadets. More
August 06, 2014 -- Galveston Chamber of Commerce leaders will kick off visits to local businesses beginning this month to "check the pulse" of the Galveston's business community. More
August 06, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Kevin O’Brien opposed, to approve a request by Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson to grant a two-step pay increase for one position in the tax office and a six-step increase for another position. More
August 06, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of a coastal barrier to protect the Houston-Galveston region, including Galveston Bay, from storm surges. More
August 05, 2014 -- Brandon Creighton defeated Steve Toth in the Texas Senate District 4 race. More
August 05, 2014 -- USA FIT Galveston will be registering runners and walkers of all skills levels and goals for its fall marathon and half marathon group training programs through August 31. More
August 05, 2014 -- Houston police are investigating a shooting incident that began with a chase in League City. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- Voters are casting their ballots today in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a schedule of "haunted tours" to take place in October in Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson has announced its upcoming Fine Arts Academy classes, gala, and its upcoming production of Horton Foote's "The Roads to Home". More
August 04, 2014 -- The City of Galveston on Monday announced that the Galveston Police Department will increase its efforts in enforcing the city's Golf Cart Ordinance. More
August 04, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District will host public meetings on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the upcoming tax ratification election, which takes place on August 26. More
August 04, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society will host the 14th annual PAWS Gala on September 27 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
August 02, 2014 -- The Galveston Fire Department held an Awards and Promotion Ceremony at Moody Gardens on Friday. More
August 01, 2014 -- The City of League City on Thursday announced that it has implemented an improved system for its 311: League City Listens Service. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of items related to Galveston's Tremont Hotel, as its August "Treasure of the Month". More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 01, 2014 -- La Marque City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to maintain the city's current tax rate of $0.51436 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
July 31, 2014 -- Friday is the last day of early voting in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
July 31, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers at the university have received more than $6 million in grants to develop treatments for the Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
July 31, 2014 -- The City of League City is offering rain barrels to residents until September 28. More
July 31, 2014 -- Mitchell Historic Properties has announced a variety of events taking place in August in Downtown Galveston. More
July 31, 2014 -- Galveston Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division on Tuesday conducted a narcotic indictment operation with assistance from the Galveston County Narcotics Division that netted 21 indictments. More
July 30, 2014 -- Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s premier of “Dancing with the Stars” will be held at the Showboat Pavilion on Thursday, August 7, as the finale of the Texas City “Small Business Week – Shop Texas City First”. More
July 30, 2014 -- The 33rd annual Island Oktoberfest has announced the event will take place October 24-25 in historic downtown Galveston. More
July 30, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding animal control to revise the list of prohibited animals and reptiles. More
July 30, 2014 -- A delegation of Galveston officials, including Mayor Jim Yarbrough, Interim City Manager Brian Maxwell and transportation consultant Barry Goodman, met with Houston-Galveston Area Council Director of Transportation Alan Clark and others on Tuesday. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department, in response to complaints from citizens and neighborhood associations, has announced that it will increase enforcement efforts on golf cart operators in the city. More
July 29, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Charles King as director of the college’s Facilities and Maintenance Department. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve the 2014-2015 District Compensation Plan, which includes a 2.5 percent salary increase for all non-teaching staff, as well as a six percent increase for transportation bus drivers. More
July 29, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY2013 for the city and the La Marque Economic Development Corporation. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease between the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation and Turner Construction Company for the James Fadden Historic Building at 2410 Strand for a base rent of $10 per month. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today elected Benjamin F. Holland, Jr. to another term as chair and reappointed Eddie Walsh as vice chair during its annual meeting. More
July 27, 2014 -- Galveston police have arrested a suspect in a fatal accident that killed a 72 year old man and seriously injured his wife on the Seawall on Saturday. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council for the Houston-Galveston Transportation Management Area on Friday voted unanimously to amend the 2013-2015 Transportation Improvement Plan and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan update; and also heard a proposal to include the City of Galveston’s on-street bicycle network in the TIP at next month's meeting. More
July 26, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff's Office deputies report the culmination of a major drug investigation in Dickinson that resulted in 24 individuals being charged with 43 offense of selling drugs. More w/Photos
July 25, 2014 -- Funeral services for Dr. Al LeBlanc are scheduled for Monday, July 28 at Sacred Heart Church in Galveston. Obituary
July 25, 2014 -- Chambers representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City met in Corpus Christi today to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has issued an update of this week's meeting of the board. More
July 25, 2014 -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast held its fourth annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Kick Off Party at the Moody Mansion on Wednesday. More
July 25, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District today urged residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses during the summer months. More
July 25, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday held a change of command ceremony, with Lieutenant Commander Steve Morris, of Houston, taking command of the Maritime Safety and Security Team in Galveston. More
July 25, 2014 -- League City has drawn two contested positions on the November 4 city council election ballot in the first week of candidate filing. More
July 25, 2014 -- Galveston will host its next free Summer Beach Band Concert on Tuesday at the Sealy Gazebo behind Ashton Villa. More
July 25, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted to approve a four percent pay increase for FY2014 for current employees hired prior to February 28. More
July 25, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to award a contract for janitorial services to C & S Janitorial Services of Houston. More
July 24, 2014 -- Galveston City Council this afternoon voted to make appointments to the Galveston Park Board of Trustees; the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and Galveston Port Facilities Corporation; and the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation. More
July 24, 2014 -- Texas A&M University has announced that a documentary celebrating the life of TAMU graduate and energy pioneer George P. Mitchell will debut on August 3 on Houston's Channel 8. More w/Video
July 24, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District will host a Back to School Fair on August 12 at the Ball High School Cafeteria. More
July 23, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District recently awarded a small business contract to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC for geotechnical services. More
July 23, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard will hold a change-in-command ceremony in which Houston native Lieutenant Commander Steve Morris will assume the responsibilities of commanding officer Lieutenant Commander Chad Holm as leader of Maritime Safety and Security Galveston. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District will host its "Kids Health Fest 2014" event August 1-29, providing required vaccinations for children before they return to schools. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $26,000 expenditure from the 2013-2014 Special Events Fund budget for the Texas Travel Industry Association’s Texas Travel Summit that will take place in Galveston September 28 through October 1. More
July 23, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of Proposition 1, a proposed state constitutional amendment on the November 4 election ballot to increase state transportation funding. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted 1-4, with only Lee Sander voting in favor of approval, to deny a request from Sander to change the speed limit on Delany Road from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour starting at Highland Creek to the 30 miles per hour sign north of Highland Bayou. More
July 23, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson opposed, to waive costs to the city associated with traffic control for the Clear Lake International Triathlon on August 23, estimated at more than $4,400. More
July 22, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a professional services contract with Berg Oliver Associates, Inc. for the Hurricane Ike Community Development Block Grant Round 1 Bolivar Culvert Outfalls project. More
July 22, 2014 -- Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corporation today officially announced that it is exploring plans to construct a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point in Texas City. More
July 22, 2014 -- The Hitchcock Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Barbara Derrick. More
July 22, 2014 -- League City City Council, during a workshop meeting on Monday, took no action regarding pending litigation in the matter of CenterPoint Energy Houston, LLC vs. City of League City, Texas, et al in the 10th Judicial District Court of Galveston County. More
July 21, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood has been awarded a Bronze Scenic City Certification by the Scenic City Certification Program. More
July 21, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood recently received the State Comptroller's Platinum Leadership Circle Award for 2014 in recognition of the city's efforts in implementing financial transparency. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Texas City Small Business Fair, an event launching Texas City Small Business Week, will take place on August 4 at College of the Mainland. More
July 20, 2014 -- Galveston Police Department detectives have announced that they found no evidence to corroborate a claim that Council Member Tarris Woods threatened Benjamin Hannon and have closed the case. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Fire Department has offered important tips to prevent drowning and near-drowning incidents. More
July 18, 2014 -- Artist Boat will conduct a guided kayak tour of Christmas Bay in far west Galveston Bay, on Saturday, August 9. More
July 18, 2014 -- Filing for local offices on the November 4 General Election Ballot officially begins on Saturday, with most offices closed until Monday for accepting applications from candidates. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to award a $557,330 contract to Hugh Patrick Constructors of Texas City for the construction of east levee roadway improvements at the Industrial Reservoir. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee, which survived a proposal to “sunset” the committee at the recent city council meeting, met on Wednesday to discuss several transportation projects in Galveston. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host an open house on July 22 in Galveston to discuss the "Back Home" pilot program, an effort to replace destroyed and damaged homes after a disaster. More
July 17, 2014 -- The City of Galveston is soliciting applicants for several committees and commissions. More
July 17, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Kathleen “Kay” McCumber as an alternate municipal judge for the Municipal Court. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Texas Bankers Foundation recently presented the 50-Year Banker Award to Richard S. Cardner, executive vice president and chief trust officer for Moody National Bank in Galveston. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a joint election agreement with Galveston County for the November 4 Board of Trustees Election. More
July 17, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to terminate a surface lease and sub-lease for Shoal Point with the Texas General Land Office and Texas City Terminal Holdings, LLC, and approved a side agreement with Texas City Terminal Holdings. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation elected Kevin Scott board president for 2014-2015 at its annual meeting on July 11. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center has announced that Tom L'Italien, a cyclist with The Team Veteran Foundation, will make a stop in League City on July 20 to raise awareness of veterans suffering from mental health illness. More
July 16, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to file notice with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles regarding the imposition of optional fees for 2015. More
July 16, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted to extend an agreement with Gerald Grimm to serve as interim fire chief for another year. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Galveston County Economic Alliance has confirmed that discussions have been underway for a number of months and are still active with a number of entities and potential investors regarding the possible development of a methanol plant on Shoal Point in Texas City. More
July 16, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances to add an article prohibiting intruding on the property or building of another without consent of the owner or occupier of the premises, allowing the city’s municipal court to preside over trespassing cases. More
July 16, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Monday met in a joint workshop with the Galveston Planning Commission to receive a status report on proposed new land development regulations. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Alderman Tim Rainey from the board. More
July 16, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 5-2, with Steve Rockey and Billy Enochs opposed, to approve, on first reading, an ordinance to establish a fee schedule for water and sewer utilities for 2014-2018. More
July 15, 2014 -- The City of League City is currently seeking nominations for its Art Hewitt Volunteer Spirit Award. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize the submission of a voluntary “Path Forward” to the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of very small particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. More
July 15, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today will launch its end-point utility meter replacement project on July 21, an effort to improve the city's ability to read meters remotely. More
July 15, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Elena Volpi, the interim director of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Sealy Center on Aging and the principal investigator for UTMB in a $30 million national study to prevent falls in older people. More
July 14, 2014 -- The North Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced that it is dissolving; and the League City Chamber of Commerce has offered free membership for the rest of the year to former NGCC members. More
July 14, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host a public meeting on Wednesday regarding the upcoming reconstruction of 43rd Street. More
July 14, 2014 -- The City of League City will host its next "City Hall in the Park" event on Thursday at Hometown Heroes Park. More
July 13, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has posted a schedule of activities on Galveston Island in September. More
July 13, 2014 -- The deadline for artists to reserve space in the upcoming 17th annual Galveston ARToberFEST is Friday, July 18. More
July 13, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees last week approved Paul House as the new principal of Clear Falls High School. More
July 13, 2014 -- Fanfare Lutheran Music Academy's Choir Camp presented "Of Thee I Sing: A Celebration of Patriotic Music" in the newly dedicated Gazebo at the historic First Lutheran Church in Galveston. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will offer several special promotions and events for the 41st annual Dickens on the Strand festival throughout the month of July. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Friendswood Fire Department has received a $1,000 donation from Clear Lake Regional Medical Center for technological improvements. More
July 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is investigating an aggravated robbery on 45th Street that occurred on Thursday. More
July 11, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset has promoted Kenneth Wisner, Yolanda Johnson, Crystal Robinson, Bonnie Wittman and Franklin Moore to the rank of Corporal in the Corrections Division. More
July 11, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood and the Friendswood Rotary Club are hosting the free 2014 Movies in the Park outdoor movie series July 11 through August 15 at the Evelyn B. Newman Amphitheater in Centennial Park. More
July 11, 2014 -- Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the 2014-2015 class. More
July 11, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted 3-1, with Joe Carothers opposed, to ratify execution of real estate listing agreements and related documents for the sale of properties at 14321 5th Street and at 4309 Peck Street. More
July 11, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court at 8 a.m. on Monday will hold a workshop meeting to discuss strategic planning, economic development and long term goals. More
July 11, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted an advisory that seniors, disabled persons and disabled vets, along with those participating in disaster installment payments, need to mail the final payment no later than July 31. More
July 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on art gallery shows and music and dance events this weekend in the Gulf Coast region, including ArtHouston, a 12-gallery art walk in Houston and ArtWalk in downtown Galveston. More
July 10, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday interviewed applicants for appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees. More
July 10, 2014 -- Galveston College spotlights recently recognized several recipients of scholarships. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department on Wednesday arrested and charged Joshua Hutson with Aggravated Robbery for an incident that took place at a gas station at 2227 Broadway. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Texas Radio Hall of Fame will hold its 2014 Induction Celebration on November 1 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston. More
July 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at Park Board Plaza. More
July 10, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum has announced the 2014-2015 dates for seamanship training on its 1877 tall ship ELISSA. More
July 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department on Wednesday in the 1200 block of 39th Street arrested and charged Dmitri Davis Junior with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. More
July 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in an armed robbery that took place on Wednesday at a convenience store located at 8227 Stewart Road. More
July 09, 2014 -- League City Mayor Tim Paulissen has urged the public and other officials to support creation of a "coastal spine" with barriers and flood gates extending along Galveston Island the the Bolivar Peninsula. More
July 09, 2014 -- Elliot Lessing, who recently was named the new Interim Executive Director of the Galveston Arts Center has completed several changes to the gallery. More
July 09, 2014 -- Fanfare Lutheran Music Academy's Choir Camp will present "Of Thee I Sing: A Celebration of Patriotic Music" on Thursday, July 10 in Galveston. More
July 09, 2014 -- City Administrator Julie Robinson and representatives of First Southwest Company on Tuesday reported to the Dickinson City Council on results of a refunding bond sale and a new bond rating from Standard and Poor’s. More
July 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to release $140,000 from the Beach Cleaning Contingency account in the Hotel Occupancy Tax Budget to deal with the unusually large amount of Sargassum on the beaches. More
July 09, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson opposed, to approve a resolution to prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants, including large numbers of unaccompanied children from Central America. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department has released a report of its activity during the Fourth of July weekend. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department has arrested Terrance Watkins for two aggravated robberies that took place on July 3. More
July 08, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Commissioner Stephen Holmes opposed, to approve a resolution regarding unaccompanied minors present in the State of Texas without authorization. More
July 08, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation's annual meeting will be on Friday, July 11 at Garten Verein. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Galveston County Democrats Club and Democratic Women will host a potluck dinner and video chat with Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for Texas Lieutenant Governor on Tuesday, July 15. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Moody Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to St. Vincent's House to assist in the emergency assistance program. More
July 08, 2014 -- Guest conductor Robert Gray will direct “Old Time Religion,” the theme from Chicago, at tonight's Summer Band Concert by the Galveston Beach Band in the Sealy Gazebo. More
July 08, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday held an animated discussion of a proposal to add space for public parking on the beach, but voted to table the item. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that took place on July 4 at 4100 Avenue P. More
July 07, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today denounced a preliminary ruling issued late Friday by State District Judge Bret Griffin allowing plaintiff attorney and Democratic Party mega donor Steve Mostyn to take Taylor's deposition in a lawsuit against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 07, 2014 -- The D’Feet Breast Cancer 14th “Celebration of Life” Run/Walk will be held on October 18 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year. More
July 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Art League is offering a Children’s Art Camp every Wednesday during the month of July. More
July 06, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House has been recognized as a Top Performing Attraction by TripAdvisor. More
July 05, 2014 -- The Galveston Marine Corps League hosted its annual Fourth of July Parade on Friday. More
July 03, 2014 -- Vandy Anderson, a veteran Galveston broadcaster, has been selected for induction to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. More
July 03, 2014 -- Galveston will host an array of fun Fourth of July celebrations! On Friday, July 4, make plans to attend the Island’s annual Independence Day Parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a new contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP for tax collection services and code enforcement lien processing software. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Galveston Art League held its gala in celebration of its centennial year on Saturday, June 28, in the ballroom of the Galveston Convention Center. More
July 03, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to authorize city staff to seek bids for a new website. More
July 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on options for the 4th of July weekend, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a chance to support local artists and a classic movie. More
July 02, 2014 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that Lionel Franklin has been found guilty of the felony offense of Possession of Cocaine in a Drug Free Zone and sentenced to the maximum punishment allowed by law. More
July 02, 2014 -- Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Dr. will be closed for the remaninder of the week, and through the weekend, in preperation for the City's annual 4th of July Celebration. More
July 02, 2014 -- UPDATE: The City of League City will rescind Stage 3 of the City’s Drought Contingency Plan at noon today. More
July 02, 2014 -- University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers report that that testosterone therapy does not increase men’s risk for heart attack. More w/Video
July 02, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to create a Landscape and Beautification Advisory Committee that will be responsible for providing recommendations, guidance and assistance to City Administrator George Jones, with a primary focus on landscape improvements, landscape maintenance and other beautification projects. More
July 02, 2014 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $800,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to reduce emissions from non-road equipment and marine vessels. More
July 01, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday accepted a report from Brian Begle of Olson & Olson law firm on an investigation about a claim that Council Member Connie Trube made remarks against African-Americans. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Beach Band will present a special Patriotic concert in honor of Independence Day on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. More
June 30, 2014 -- Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at several locations. More
June 30, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Monday announced that Kenneth Lamonte Upchurch has pled guilty to the offense of Engaging in Activity Without the Required Certificate or License. More
June 30, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the Maritime Careers Camp, which will be held from August 4 through 8 at various locations. More
June 30, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House is currently offering special "Christmas in July" discounts from July 1 through 30 on select holiday events. More
June 30, 2014 -- Galveston City Council voted unanimously to officially canvass the votes in the June 21 Runoff Election and welcomed Tarris Woods to the city council. More
June 30, 2014 -- Doolin Maritime Education Pathways will host a free Maritime Careers Camp in Galveston in August. More
June 30, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce was honored as the Best in Texas, winning first place in the category of Chamber Map for its 2013-2014 Map. More
June 30, 2014 -- Galveston police have arrested the driver of a golf cart following an accident that left a man in critical condition. More
June 29, 2014 -- A Galveston County Sheriff's Deputy rescued a Crystal Beach women who was pinned between her car door and an ATM machine. More
June 29, 2014 -- The Houston-Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to submit its Voluntary Fine Particulate Advance Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency. More
June 28, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered todays runoff election between Cal Jones and Tiffany L. Hamilton for Port Arthur City Council. More
June 28, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library Museum will display two fishing rods that belonged to John Goggan as the July Treasure of the Month. More
June 28, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Directors held a workshop meeting on Friday. More
June 28, 2014 -- Catholic Charities has opened a new office at The Island Community Center in Galveston. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will produce the Miss Galveston and Miss Galveston's Outstanding Teen pageants on October 4 at The Grand 1894 Opera House as part of the 175th anniversary celebration of the City of Galveston. More
June 27, 2014 -- Galveston community leaders and supporters of The Grand 1894 Opera House turned out on Wednesday for a ceremony on the stage of the historic theater to recognize 25 years of service by Kathy Van Dewalli. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently received awards in the Social Media Marketing and Communications, Brochures and Outstanding Traditional Marketing Campaign categories at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Annual Excellence Awards. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a seven percent increase in the value of the hotel occupancy tax penny for calculating revenues for FY2015. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently received a first place award in the Traditional Marketing Campaign category from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
June 27, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities ranging from fast cars and parades to contemporary art. More
June 27, 2014 -- The City of League City will enact mandatory water rationing under the city's drought contingency plan on July 1 due to the ongoing construction of the city's water distribution facility. More
June 26, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today today discussed several transportation related issues, including the future of the track trolley system. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update on Tuesday's board meeting. More
June 26, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry today reminded citizens that while no fireworks bans are anticipated for the unincorporated portions of the county for the Fourth of July holiday, that many cities have ordinances banning their use. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a book signing by Andrew Hall, author of "Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast", on Sunday. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board has announced that it is adding seasonal staff positions to help protect sea turtles found on the beachfront. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to support three resolutions supporting requests for funding. More
June 25, 2014 -- The City of Galveston on Friday will dedicate the parking lot of McGuire Dent Recreation Center to the name of Keith Stovall. More
June 25, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Thomas Geisbert to discuss research that led to a new breakthrough in countering the deadly Nipah virus, which was published this afternoon in the journal Science Translational Medicine. More
June 25, 2014 -- Several organizations, including the International Economic Development Council, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and CenterPoint Energy on Tuesday hosted a crisis management workshop for industry and government in Greater Houston. More
June 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced events taking place on the island during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. More
June 25, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to pay several invoices to SunGard Public Sector, including some for work done in 2012. More
June 25, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the issuance of refunding bonds in an amount not to exceed $7 million in order to refinance a portion of the city’s existing debt at a lower interest rate. More
June 25, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the final budget as presented for the Galveston County Health District’s Animal Resource Center to provide field services and shelter services for Bayou Vista. More
June 25, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize a full and final payment of $3.1 million to MHWS Investments, LLC for obligations under the serve and assessment plan with Public Improvement District No. 1 for Phases 3 and 4 of Magnolia Creek. More
June 24, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday sent a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host a Hurricane Preparedness Luncheon on July 16. More
June 24, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that it received two awards from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers. More
June 24, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to rename the college’s firearms facility as “The Lemuel ‘Lem’ B. Powell Firearms Training Facility”. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve the design development for the Seabrook Intermediate School Project, one of the school improvement projects to be funded through the 2013 bond referendum approved by voters. More
June 23, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has received six Excalibur Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter. More
June 23, 2014 -- Leaders of the Greater Houston Partnership today announced details about UpSkill Houston, a comprehensive, industry-led approach to filling gaps in the Houston region’s workforce. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a contract for independent representative services for the Cruise Terminal Number 2 Expansion Project to AECOM for an amount not to exceed $311,895. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host a Beneteau Owners Rendezvous August 8-10. More
June 23, 2014 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published on Friday reports that INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and Sasol Chemicals North America LLC have announced that they have reached a final investment decision to form a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene plant in La Porte. More
June 23, 2014 -- The winner of La Marque’s election for City Council District B remains unclear following Saturday’s tie runoff election between incumbent James Osteen and challenger Christopher Lane, with three provisional votes that could decide the race awaiting verification. More
June 23, 2014 -- Samantha Coffey of Galveston was named the 2014 National America Miss Texas at the state pageant held on June 15, 2014. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Houston/Galveston area has reopened a two-mile stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday after a collision between Bolivar Peninsula and Goat Island caused one of the involved boats to sink, presenting a possible hazard to navigation. More
June 22, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted a guest column regarding Truth in Taxation laws. More
June 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department reports that officers have arrested a career criminal in the process of burglary of an automobile. More
June 22, 2014 -- Blue Santa and Lighthouse Charity Team sold BBQ Chicken dinners at the Roof Garden on the Strand in Galveston on Saturday. More
June 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is seeking a suspect in the robbery of the Frost Bank at 6801 Stewart Road. More w/Photo
June 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced that the organization's public relations team received top awards from the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter. More
June 20, 2014 -- Voters will cast ballots on Saturday to decide runoff races in Webster, Alvin, La Marque, Galveston, and Galveston College. More
June 20, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights weekend events including free films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, "Friday Night Creature Features" at the historic downtown Depot in Tomball, Summer Solstice at the Rothko Chapel in Houston and the Juneteenth Parade in Galveston. More
June 20, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a $43,966,000 Fiscal Year 2015 budget. More
June 19, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has issued a call for applicants to various committees. More
June 19, 2014 -- The City of League City has canceled a planned implementation of Stage 3 Drought Contingency measures due to a change in the construction schedule for the city's water distribution facility. More
June 19, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance, on first reading, to require the registration of a business conducted in a commercial building or structure in the city. More
June 19, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to reappoint Mike Land as mayor pro tem. More
June 19, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt, by written ordinance, a tax rate of $1.155 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
June 18, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Wednesday hosted Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County President Tom Lambert at its monthly membership meeting. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office reminds residents that the deadline for split or half payments on 2013 property taxes is June 30. More
June 18, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced the launch of a "City Manager's Blog" on the city's website. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has announced its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Goldie Teltschick as mayor, filling the vacancy left by the death of Mayor Ted Kennedy. More
June 18, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Al Burns opposed, to add stop signs at the intersection of Clear Lake Road and Forest. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Galveston County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol on May 29, 2014, held a town hall on youth substance abuse in Galveston County titled, “Connecting to Create Change.” More
June 17, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a sub-agreement with United Parcel Service for acquisition and deployment of all-electric delivery vehicles, in an amount not to exceed $2,319,696. More
June 17, 2014 -- Galveston Island is celebrating Juneteenth, the anniversary of the delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation to Texas on June 19, 1865. More
June 17, 2014 -- The City of League City today rescinded its Stage 3 drought contingency plan, which had included mandatory water rationing. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to accept a bid of $65,000 for the sale of tax foreclosed property. More
June 17, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2014 Bay Cup II Regatta August 2 on Galveston Bay. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is investigating an alleged family disturbance in the 1600 block of Avenue M 1/2 which resulted in the death of a 27-year-old man. More
June 16, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a study by UTMB researchers shows that mutation of the chikungunya virus places several countries at risk of epidemic circulation of the virus. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club's Youth Seahorse team has been invited to participate in the 2014 Rose Cup being held this week, and at the Sears Cup in August. More
June 15, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce hosted “One Enchanted Evening!” on Friday to honor two "Most Interesting Men," Vic Pierson and Bill Ross. More
June 13, 2014 -- Juneteenth will be celebrated on Saturday, June 14 in Hitchcock with a parade starting at10am leading to the historic and beautiful Stringfellow Orchards where activities for the whole family withe professional re-enactors portraying Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. More
June 13, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to name Jeff Tambrella as mayor pro tem. More
June 13, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin lists an art show, a boat show, and a music show as just some of the ways to pass the time this week around the Gulf Coast region. More
June 13, 2014 -- United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson has announced that Donald Post of League City has been ordered to prison for forty years following his convictions of production, distribution, and possession of child pornography. More
June 13, 2014 -- The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District has elected officers for the upcoming 2014 through 2016 years. More
June 13, 2014 -- League City will hold City Hall meetings throughout the summer at various parks. More
June 12, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today made ex-officio assignments to boards, commissions and committees. More
June 12, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today issued a news release regarding improvements in graduation rates at Galveston College. More
June 12, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to name Armin Cantini as chair of the board. More
June 11, 2014 -- League City will enact Stage 3 of the City’s Drought Contingency Plan from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 24 due to on-going construction of the city’s largest water distribution facility located at 18530 State Highway 3 in Webster. More
June 11, 2014 -- Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough hosted his first City of Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Meeting at City Hall. More
June 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted 6-0 to authorize a payment of $997,838 to the Texas General Land Office for the Dellanera Beach Nourishment Project. More
June 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation on Tuesday released its 2014 "Heritage At Risk" list of historic sites and properties in Galveston County that are at risk of being lost. More
June 11, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Bruce Henderson opposed, to adopt a resolution amending the Master Fee Schedule to make changes to fire prevention fees. More
June 11, 2014 -- The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County will host its Fifth Annual Casino for a Cause fundraising event on July 19 at The Tremont House in Galveston. More
June 11, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to execute a contract with Schindler Elevator Corporation for elevator maintenance and repair. More
June 11, 2014 -- Galveston Island will host a series of events throughout the month of August. More
June 10, 2014 -- A 12-year-old boy was hoisted to safety by a United States Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday, after drifting 300-400 yards away from shore in an inner tube near Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula. More
June 10, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to approve on second reading an ordinance establishing a 14 percent homestead exemption for 2014. More
June 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation kicks off its summer programs at the Texas Seaport Museum on Wednesday. More
June 10, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $1,864,975 contract to Long & Son, Inc. for the Kirby Street Water Plant Rehabilitation Project. More
June 09, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry will kick off a series of town hall meetings throughout the county over the next several months on June 17 at the League City Civic Center Ballroom. More
June 09, 2014 -- Early voting kicked off today for election runoff races in Webster, Alvin, La Marque, Galveston, and Galveston College. More
June 09, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District today announced that the front offices for eight of the district's elementary schools have been closed and moved to other locations due to various maintenance projects scheduled for the summer. More
June 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department reports that a vehicle went over the Seawall near Murdoch's Souvenirs, hitting two pedestrians. More
June 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Municipal Police Association held a blood drive for Officers Carl Lomax and Chris Sanderson on Thursday in front of the Galveston Law Enforcement Facility. Photos
June 06, 2014 -- Consumer advocacy site NerdWallet recently named Friendswood second in a list of the best small cities in the nation. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Ocean Star Drilling Rig Museum in Galveston will offer free admission to military personnel and their families during the summer as part of the Blue Star Museums collaboration. More
June 06, 2014 -- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galvston-Houston will hold an open house on June 25 for its new office at the Island Community Center in Galveston. More
June 06, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for runoff races from the May 10 elections in Alvin, Galveston and La Marque, as well as Galveston College. More
June 06, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a mutual aid law enforcement agreement with Galveston County. More
June 06, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on indoor and outdoor activities around the Gulf Coast region including a disc golf tournament, movies and musicals. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library will present "A Century of Galveston Art" from June 14 through December. More
June 05, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston professor William Merrell warns coastal residents to be wary of gulf-forming hurricanes, which can form early in the season. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioner Phil Roberts to serve as alternate representative to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors. More
June 04, 2014 -- The Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance today held a news conference to promote a storm surge protection coastal barrier concept designed to protect the entire Houston-Galveston region from a direct hit by a hurricane. More
June 04, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host various celebrations for the Fourth of July holiday. More
June 04, 2014 -- Galveston College and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce has set dates for the 2014-2015 Leadership Galveston course. More
June 04, 2014 -- Galveston College's Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center will host an open house on July 2. More
June 04, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Bryan Hoerner as the city council’s representative to the Town Center Design Review Committee and to reappoint Richard Sowrey as a member of the committee. More
June 04, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to schedule a meeting for June 18 to discuss the proposed tax rate of $1.155 per $100 valuation. More
June 04, 2014 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 on Tuesday discussed two items: the progress of the proposed vehicular bridge to Pelican Island, and bids on a rail replacement and pothole patching project. More
June 03, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Tuesday announced that Richard Alan Collier has pled guilty in the 56th District Court to the offense of Attempt to Commit Illegal Voting, a violation of the Texas Election Code. More
June 03, 2014 -- Galveston Island will host a series of events, including a new “Christmas in July” celebration, throughout the month of July. More
June 03, 2014 -- Dr. David Herndon, Chief of Staff and Director of Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston as well as Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch, has received the Tanner-Vandeput-Boswick prize from the International Burn Foundation. More
June 03, 2014 -- The American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the May 31 Sandcastle Competitions on Galveston Island. More
June 03, 2014 -- The Galveston Fire Department is hosting CPR certification courses, with the next class taking place on Saturday. More
June 03, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District today reminded residents to take precautions against exposure to the West Nile Virus, which is spread through mosquitoes. More
June 03, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $478,000 contract to the Joiner Partnership, Inc. for the design of the expansion of Fire Station No. 4 and a new fire station at the Public Safety Building site. More
June 03, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that it has been ranked 19th in NerdWallet.com's "Best Small Cities to Live In", a comparison of 924 cities with populations from 25,000 to 100,000. More
June 03, 2014 -- La Marque City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 4-1, with Connie Trube opposed, to censure Trube, marking the council’s disapproval of her statements and language in an interview, prompted by allegations Trube made racist remarks. More
June 03, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a mutual aid law enforcement agreement with Galveston County. More
June 03, 2014 -- A number of events are planned in Galveston for the Juneteenth Celebration. More
June 02, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry today urged residents to prepare for the 2014 hurricane season, which officially started on Sunday. More
June 02, 2014 -- Mark Ciavaglia, chair of the Texas City Economic Development Corporation, has posted a message regarding the Second Annual Texas City Small Business Week event, which kicks off August 4. More
June 02, 2014 -- Mitchell Historic Properties in Galveston today announced that Joseph B. "Joe" Rozier has been named to take the position of general manager of the company in July. More
June 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued seven adults and one child from a fishing vessel that caught fire approximately three miles southeast of the Freeport Jetties on Saturday. More
May 31, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has posted recollections about the end of one economic development corporation in 1997 and the launch of a new initiative in Galveston County that same year. More
May 31, 2014 -- Don Gartman has retired as President and CEO of the Galveston County Economic Alliance and the Alliance Foundation; and Dr. Bix Rathburn has been selected to replace him. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District designated the City of Nassau Bay as its official lodging sponsor for the 2014-2015 academic year. More
May 30, 2014 -- Galveston’s Henry Freudenburg Insurance Agency celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday with clients, friends and officials from federal, state and local governments taking part in festivities recognizing the agency for five decades of service. More
May 30, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to name Matthew Busby as institutional advancement officer. More
May 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. More
May 30, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that art in a variety of media, ranging from exhibitions at galleries in Houston to sand sculptures on Galveston's East Beach is available this weekend. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will display a clerical robe worn by Reverend Andrew Walker Berry, former pastor of Avenue L Baptist Church, one of the oldest African-American churches in Texas, as the library's "Treasure of the Month" for June. More
May 30, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will launch its Galveston Beach Band weekly concerts on Tuesday at the historic Sealy Gazebo. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the dedication of a total of $200,000 for the 2014 holiday advertising budget from the Special Events Fund. More
May 30, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update of Tuesday's meeting of the board. More
May 29, 2014 -- The City of Kemah will host a hurricane awareness meeting on Tuesday at Kemah City Hall. More
May 29, 2014 -- The City of Galveston held its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday at the Island Community Center. More
May 29, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced that renovations are complete at the Lindale Park tennis courts. More
May 29, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard will host a formal hearing on Monday at the Galveston County Criminal Justice Center to receive testimony regarding the March 22 collision at the Texas City Y that resulted in an oil spill. More
May 29, 2014 -- The City of Galveston's Landmark Commission recently presented its annual Residential and Commercial Rehabilitation Awards. More
May 28, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with HRWK, Inc. for legislative representation services, as discussed in closed session. More
May 28, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $113,039 payment to Galveston County in accordance with an interlocal agreement between the city and the county regarding improvements to Calder Road from Ervin to the League City Parkway. More
May 28, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to elect Vaun Henry as mayor pro tem for a one year term. More
May 27, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to settle a claim filed by Anhquoc Nguyen, who alleged that the county violated the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act when he was fired from the Sheriff’s Office. More
May 27, 2014 -- Galveston police report that the woman who drove a car with a child aboard into Offatts Bayou Monday evening has been arrested and charged with Driving while Intoxicated and with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, regarding an incident earlier in the evening that left a man in critical condition. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cuttings for DLS Dance Studio; 2101 Church Street, a high-rise apartment community; Sherwin-Williams in a new location; and Elliot Electric Supply More
May 27, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday at the Island Community Center. More
May 27, 2014 -- Galveston police report that a woman and an infant are in stable condition after being rescued from a car that drove into Offatts Bayou on Monday. More
May 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
May 26, 2014 -- Texas' Tall Ship ELISSA on Tuesday will provide the setting for the formal acceptance to the United States Naval Academy by Abigail Dickenson, who has served as a volunteer on the vessel. More
May 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department has increased specialized patrols during the weekends throughout the summer. More
May 23, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced that customers will be able to pay their utility bill through a convenient, secure E-Bill option. More
May 23, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to canvass the returns of the May 10 General Election and declare the results, with three incumbent council members starting new terms in office. More
May 23, 2014 -- Early voting ends today for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election, with candidates for state and federal offices, as well as county positions in some Gulf Coast counties, trying to clench the nomination of the Republican and Democratic parties. More
May 22, 2014 -- Attorney Linda Bell, The Gulf Coast Center's director of legal services, recently spoke at the 2014 National Council Conference in Washington, D.C. More
May 22, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl E. Johnson has reminded senior, disabled persons and disabled veterans that their third payment is due by Monday, June 2, 2014. More
May 22, 2014 -- Galveston City Council, composed of a new mayor and three new council members, is meeting today. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation, in celebration of Galveston's 175th anniversary, will host its "Galveston Firsts" Lecture Series beginning June 1. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an instructional agreement with Galveston College for dual credit and early admissions enrollment classes. More
May 22, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has announced that work is underway throughout May for the annual beach survey. More
May 22, 2014 -- The City of League City will host a soccer match between the Houston Dynamo and Houston Hurricanes tonight at the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to canvass the returns for the May 10 General Election, declaring the results of the election. More
May 22, 2014 -- Galveston Naval Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting seafaring military men and women, is donating more than $90,000 to the Seafarers Center of Galveston. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday reviewed the status of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal on Wednesday. More
May 22, 2014 -- Samuel Collins III has announced that famed re-enactor Michael Crutcher will perform at his Juneteenth event at Stringfellow's Orchard in Hitchcock on June 14. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. announced sisters Stephanie Doyle and Carolyn Sunseri as its 2013 Holiday Ball honorees. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Regional DWI Task Force will be in force over the Memorial Day weekend. More
May 21, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that his office will join law enforcement agencies across Galveston County in sponsoring a No-Refusal Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to canvass the returns and declare the results of the May 10 General Election. More
May 21, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that the TS General Rudder flagship training vessel recently departed for the first of two training cruises in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 21, 2014 -- Bayou Vista will host former Lance Corporal Vincent Morrison, Harris County's Veterans Services Officer, to lead the Annual Bayou Vista Memorial Day Summer Festival Parade on Saturday. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Houston-based Asakura Robinson to conduct a livable centers study in the East End and Fifth Ward of Houston for an amount not to exceed $287,500. More
May 21, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Al Burns as mayor pro tem. More
May 21, 2014 -- The City of League City will host its Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26 at Fairview Cemetery. More
May 20, 2014 -- The 2014 Plankowners’ Syndicate Party and Auction will be held at Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum on Saturday, June 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. More
May 20, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize a grant application to the Department of Homeland Security for the Fiscal Year 2014 Port Security Grant Program. More
May 20, 2014 -- Village of Tiki Island Mayor Ted Kennedy passed away on Monday at the age of 72. More
May 20, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to call a runoff election for June 21 for City Council District B. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to re-appoint Lee Sander as mayor pro tem. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to award a $37,135,000 construction contract to ICI Construction, Inc. of Houston for the Challenger Columbia Stadium Project. More
May 20, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Gene Montgomery as mayor pro tem. More
May 20, 2014 -- Galveston City Council held a special meeting on Monday to officially canvass the results of the May 10 election that replaced Mayor Lewis Rosen and council members Elizabeth Beeton, Rusty Legg and Marie Robb; and to seat new Mayor Jim Yarbrough and council members Dr. Craig Brown, Ralph McMorris and Carolyn Sunseri. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to increase the decal and access fees for ground transportation companies accessing the Cruise Ship Terminal Complex. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has launched a new website, www.galvestonbeachinfo.com, to provide visitors updates on beach events, safety tips and surf conditions. More
May 18, 2014 -- Galveston County Precinct 2 Commissioner Kevin O’Brien announced that he has been endorsed by former Congressman Ron Paul. More
May 17, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Political Protocol Committee hosted a forum featuring the candidates in the Republican Party Primary Runoff Election for Congressional District 36, Dr. Brian Babin and Ben Streusand. More
May 17, 2014 -- Lawmen, their families and supporters, from across Galveston County gathered at the Joe Max Taylor Criminal Justice Center for the 35th Annual Memorial Ceremony honoring fallen officers of Galveston County on May 14. More
May 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department Vice & Narcotis Division on Friday arrested a man and a woman in the 1500 block of 35th Street on charges related to the manufacture of methamphetamines. More
May 16, 2014 -- Bay Area Pet Adoptions will host the Mutts & Meows Fundraiser on June 21 at the Elks Lodge in Galveston. More
May 16, 2014 -- Galveston Emergency Management Coordinator Charlie Kelly received the “Unsung Hero” award in Emergency Management from DRC Emergency Services at the 2014 Texas Emergency Management and Homeland Security Conference in San Antonio this week. More
May 16, 2014 -- Fourteen honor students from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas visited Galveston this week for a seminar based at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
May 16, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration, "Friendswood: Small Town, Big Hearts", beginning with the Grand Parade on Friendswood Drive. More
May 16, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election, with members of both the Republican and Democratic parties selecting their final nominations to run in November's general election. More
May 16, 2014 -- The 9th Annual State of the Lake Tourism Address, co-hosted by Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, was held on Wednesday at Butler's Courtyard in League City. More
May 16, 2014 -- Hotel Galvez & Spa in Galveston will host its annual Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal on June 7. More
May 16, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday approved updated contracts with six municipal and residential customers to extend their service deadlines to enable them to fulfill debt obligations for the reservoir gate project at the Thomas Mackey Water Treatment Plant. More
May 16, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that leisure activities in the Gulf Coast Region include the 6th Annual Galveston Beach Revue, the 5th Annual Red, White & Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival in Dickinson and and the The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Houston event. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board has provided an update on the May 15 meeting of its board of trustees. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Second Annual Friendswood Crawfish Festival will take place on May 24 in downtown Friendswood. More
May 15, 2014 -- Students from Clear Springs and Clear Creek high schools recently participated in a flight aboard NASA's zero gravity simulator aircraft. More
May 15, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood today flew its flags at half staff in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day. More
May 15, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District has announced that students at the Scott Collegiate Academy have created their own children's book, which will be released on May 20. More
May 15, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recognizing Dr. Paul J. Cunningham for his 36 years of service as a regent. More
May 14, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry on Wednesday in San Antonio testified before a joint hearing of the Texas House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee and County Affairs Committee regarding Galveston's new Veterans Treatment Court. More
May 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to elect Melvin Williams as the new chair of the board, and Steve Kalbaugh as vice chair. More
May 14, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to elect Council Member Wally Deats as mayor pro tem. More
May 14, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to adopt a resolution establishing a policy regarding invocations at city council meetings. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the State Highway 36A Coalition. More
May 13, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Delta Associates for economic development and strategic planning facilitation services. More
May 13, 2014 -- The La Porte Police Department has arrested and charged two suspected burglars after a chase that was begun by citizens. More
May 13, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Tuesday welcomed its new deputy commander, Lt. Col. Jared B. Erickson, P.E. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that Fahd Saad Tanash has been sentenced to ten years in prison for felony theft. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Bret Griffin for Judge Campaign in Galveston County has posted a message about sentencing a woman to walk in public with a sign that says "I am a Thief". More
May 13, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is accepting applications for its Paint Pals Program for 2014. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Scholarship and Community Assistance Fund. More
May 13, 2014 -- The 50 Club of Galveston County held its 43rd Awards Luncheon on Monday at Moody Gardens Hotel. More
May 13, 2014 -- The Dickinson High School Class of 2014, along with Project Graduation 2014, has donated a carved wooden GATOR that now sits in Gator Mall. More
May 12, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has posted thoughts on Saturday's election of Jim Yarbrough as Mayor of Galveston. More
May 12, 2014 -- Galveston Island will host the 28th annual American Institute of Architects Sandcastle Competition on Saturday on East Beach. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office on Monday posted information on the new Texas Department of Motor Vehicles "Don't Buy a Wreck. Do a Title Check" program. More
May 12, 2014 -- An upper level disturbance will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon over mainly the northeast half of Southeast Texas. The National Weather Service predicts that rainfall amounts will average around a quarter of an inch. More
May 12, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on May 28 at the Island Community Center. More
May 12, 2014 -- The 40th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour concluded this past weekend. Photos
May 12, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 28th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta October 9-12. More
May 12, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties on Saturday, as well as the special election for Senate District 4, which includes Jefferson, Chambers and portions of Harris, Montgomery and Galveston counties. More
May 11, 2014 -- Doug Peterson, vice chair of the Exploration Green Conservancy, reports that the two winning candidates in Saturday's Clear Lake Water Authority election were supporters of Exploration Green. More
May 10, 2014 -- Galveston County had contested elections in several cities including Bayou Vista, Galveston, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, and Texas City; as well as school board and special elections throughout the county. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is searching for a man who robbed the IBC Bank at 200 Seawall Boulevard today. More w/photos
May 09, 2014 -- The Coastal Health and Wellness clinic in Texas City will observe National Women's Health Week May 11-17. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the Texas Historical Commission on June 21 for a dedication ceremony placing a historical marker honoring Juneteenth. More
May 09, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to accept the FY2013 Audit of the city's financial statements. More
May 09, 2014 -- Friendswood Public Library will host a book sale on Saturday. More
May 09, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with William S. Helfand of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, Attorneys at Law, to represent the city in pending litigation involving the Santa Fe Police Officers Association. More
May 09, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin showcases several events around the Gulf Coast region that she says will make a great Mother's Day outing including free ballet, artsy cars or a new interactive art exhibit. More
May 08, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today voted 4-1-2, with Elizabeth Beeton opposed and Norman Pappous and Terrilyn Tarlton abstaining, to approve an economic development agreement with the Board of Directors of the Industrial Development Corporation and the Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance to facilitate research and studies for alternative protections to businesses in the city of Galveston from hurricanes and storm surges, the Ike Dike Study. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards. More
May 08, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to hire Peri Bluemer as Chief Human Resources Officer. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to ratify the mayor's action to enter into an agreement for the procurement of electric power to extend the city's current contract through 2019. More
May 08, 2014 -- The Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula is this weekend. More
May 08, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the payment of an estimate of $83,394 for progress on the West Kemah Street Improvements Project. More
May 08, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court has hired David Delac as Director of Finance and Administration and Peri Bluemer as Chief Human Resources Officer. More
May 07, 2014 -- Galveston Island has scheduled festivities from June 7 to June 24 to celebrate Juneteenth, a commemoration of the arrival of the Emancipation Proclamation to Texas, on June 19, 1865. More
May 07, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has made its 2013 Consumer Confidence Report on the city's water quality available online. More
May 07, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced it has been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the development of a universal, life-long, flu vaccine. More
May 07, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District is holding registration through Friday for its Kindergarten and Pre-K classes. More
May 07, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 5-2, with Steve Rockey and Carl Gustafson opposed, to award a $4,576,751 contract to David Wight Construction for the construction of the Whispering Pines Avenue/Friendswood Link Paving Improvements Phase II Project. More
May 07, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award an $8,926 contract to Teamwork Construction Services for the sidewalk replacement project for the east bound lanes of FM 2094 between Marina Bay RV and the Valero gas station. More
May 07, 2014 -- Galveston County on Tuesday hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly built Crystal Beach Central Fire and EMS building. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve subcontractors to the district's agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. More
May 06, 2014 -- The League City Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 60th Old Time Village Fair and Texas Music Festival on Friday and Saturday. More
May 06, 2014 -- Galveston College recently presented its exceptional service awards to staff and faculty members. More
May 06, 2014 -- Galveston College recently recognized Regent Dr. Paul Cunningham for his 36 years of service as a member of the board. More
May 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced that it will officially launch the city's Certified Tourism Ambassador Program this month. More
May 06, 2014 -- The City of League City is hosting a series of events this week in celebration of National Drinking Water Week. More
May 05, 2014 -- The City of Galveston is attempting to set a new world record for the most aluminum cans collected in an eight hour period on May 31 in conjunction with the AIA Sandcastle competition. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association held its quarterly meeting in Corpus Christi on Friday, May 2. More
May 05, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced the launch of "City Hall in the Park", an outreach effort featuring informal monthly meetings at the city's parks to provide information and receive input from residents. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host its second weekend of the 40th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour on May 10-11. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Sea Turtle Restoration Project will host an event in celebration of Kemp's Ridely Conservation Day on Saturday at Stewart Beach Park in Galveston. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department recently hosted a delegation of Polish National Police Executives as part of the International Law Enforcement Program. More
May 05, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Evita” presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and “Dreamgirls”, presented by the Beaumont Community Players in Beaumont. More
May 05, 2014 -- Ronald McDonald House of Galveston celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala at Moody Gardens on Saturday. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office has scheduled classes on effectively protesting property tax values for May. More
May 05, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Timothy Reistetter, an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is the lead author on research which found that rehabilitation outcomes for people who have had a stroke vary greatly depending on where they live in the United States. More
May 05, 2014 -- St. Vincent’s House hosted its annual FitFair and FunDay, “An Oasis of Hope Expecting Miracles….” On Saturday. More
May 03, 2014 -- Satori School in Galveston celebrated its 32nd year with a Barbecue and Auction Fundraiser at Garten Verein on Saturday. More
May 03, 2014 -- The 40th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour is underway this weekend and next weekend. More
May 03, 2014 -- Twelve Aggies, including former Galveston County Judge Ray Holbrook, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. More
May 02, 2014 -- Registration is currently open for the City of Galveston Police Department's 36th Citizens Police Academy. More
May 02, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host a discussion on May 9 regarding the March 22 oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
May 02, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host its 40th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Tuesday. More
May 02, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday held its bi-monthly board and membership meeting at the San Jacinto College District Transportation Center. More
May 02, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on historic homes, dragon boats and a festival of words and pictures as just a few ways to pass the time this weekend. More
May 01, 2014 -- The City of League City will re-open the Hometown Heroes Park recreation center on Friday. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host "History on Tap" dinners on Saturday and on May 10 at locations featured as part of the Galveston Historical Homes Tour. More
May 01, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will offer a variety of sports camps during the summer. More
May 01, 2014 -- The Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team will play it's final home game for the season, the "Galveston Chamber of Commerce Game", on Saturday. More
April 30, 2014 -- United States District Judge Gregg Costa on Wednesday ruled that three of the four plaintiffs, including the Galveston Open Government Project, lack standing in the lawsuit against the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to stop the reconstruction of public housing in Galveston. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center recently hosted Sonja Gaines of the Health and Human Services Commission for a tour of their facilities in Galveston and Brazoria Counties. More
April 30, 2014 -- The City of League City is closing the recreation center at Hometown Heroes Park and cancelling all indoor activities tonight and all day tomorrow because of fumes associated with a floor refinishing project. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tea Party will host an event on May 6 to hear from candidates for the Senate District 11 position on the State Republican Executive Committee. More
April 30, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a motion to assign the Flood Map Appeal Committee to be involved in all communications through the mayor’s office to the engineer in charge of providing data for the flood map appeals process. More
April 30, 2014 -- The Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts presented achievement honors to former Galveston County Judge Ray Holbrook and incoming Texas State Bar president Trey Apffel Tuesday during a Friends of Scouting breakfast at the Hometown Heroes Park in League City. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library will display an early 20th century bathing suit as its May Treasure of the Month. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the third annual Lemonade Day "Best Tasting Lemonade" contest at Saengerfest Park. More
April 29, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $424,200.92 settlement in the lawsuit filed by former deputy constable James P. Gist in a lawsuit against the county alleging sexual harassment by former constable Pam Matranga. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to renew a $13 million contract with Dell for the purchase of tablets and accessories in support of the district’s “one-to-one” tablet initiative. More
April 29, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will feature new construction projects on the island as part of the 40th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour, which takes place May 3-4 and May 10-11. More
April 29, 2014 -- Galveston College will host EdFest 2014 on May 10 at Menard Park in Galveston. More
April 29, 2014 -- More than 200 local Comcast employees and their families and friends volunteered to improve the Boys & Girls Club of Galveston as part of Comcast’s 13th Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 26. More
April 29, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $1,127,690 contract to PM Construction & Rehab, LLC for the construction of a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project. More
April 29, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to accept a recommendation from the Building and Grounds Committee to retain in-house management of the college’s facilities, as opposed to outsourcing building maintenance to a private firm. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department has recognized its Communications Division Telecommunications Operators with several awards. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a settlement with Allen Flores Interests, LP regarding the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center and the Gulf Coast National Alliance on Mental Illness will host the Pursuit of Wellness and Recovery for Youth Conference on May 9. More
April 28, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that Paul Menzies has been named as the city's new director of planning and development. More
April 28, 2014 -- Galveston College is holding registration for its summer youth classes. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will get a preview of summer today as temperatures are projected to reach the low 90s. More
April 26, 2014 -- The City of Galveston reminds residents of City Ordinance, Section 7-17, which requires them to pick up after their pets. More
April 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed an administrative report on 25 Transportation Improvement Plan projects, including a request to use transportation development credits for a project in Houston's East End Management District. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is seeking the assistance of the public in the investigation of the murder of Alan Burdick on April 22. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a General Membership Meeting featuring Dr. Alan Lumsden, co-founder and co-director of the Pumps & Pipes program. More
April 25, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has opened The Sealy Center on Aging Learning Center, offering a new meeting place for Galveston's senior community. More
April 25, 2014 -- The League City Police Department will accept unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday at the parking lot between City Hall and the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, as part of National Drug Take Back Day. More
April 25, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 10 General Election, which includes several mayoral and city council seat races, as well as bond referendums and city charter amendments. More
April 25, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District will host a "walk the block" event on Saturday, with school administrator walking the neighborhoods surrounding Burnet-ECU Elementary to notify parents of the school's re-opening. More
April 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club hosted a candidates forum for the Galveston Mayor’s Race on Thursday. More
April 25, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports that weekend in the Gulf Coast region include the Sylvan Beach Festival on Galveston Bay, an opening reception at the Anya Tish Gallery in Houston and the Houston Improv Festival at Midtown Art Center in Houston. More
April 24, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today voted 6-0-1, with Elizabeth Beeton abstaining, to accept the appraisal for the Bayside at Waterman’s Public Improvement District, to accept a $35,000 escrow payment for outside experts and staff time for the project, to hold public hearings on the project, and to approve a legal services agreement with Arthur Pertile with Olson & Olson, LLP for work on the PID. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will hold a general meeting on May 14 at 1501 Post Office street. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a special "History on Tap" event on May 22 at Houston's Saint Arnold Brewing Company. More
April 24, 2014 -- Comcast will host its 13th annual Comcast Cares Day event on Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of Galveston. More
April 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update regarding the board's meeting on Tuesday. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve two resolutions: a request by the City of Galveston to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for rubber tire trolleys; and a request by the Gulf Coast Center in relation to the H-Galveston Area Council Transit Pilot Program. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Monday arrested three individuals during a drug bust in Texas City. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host the "Taste of the Town" and Auction on May 1 at the Doyle Convention Center. More
April 23, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the FY2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the city. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to award an approximately $50,000 contract to the Louis Berger Group to assess damages related to the Texas City “Y” Oil Spill. More
April 23, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to refer back to the Planning and Zoning Commission a request from AT&T Mobility for a special use permit for a communications tower on property north of League City Parkway and south of Tucker Road, east of Columbia Memorial Parkway. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted 4-1, with Commissioner Lee Sander opposed, to award a $1,434,437 contract to Lucas Construction Company, Inc. for the Neville Street and Blimp Base Water Line Improvements project. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute on Tuesday hosted a Health Care Summit at the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Hospital in Webster. More
April 23, 2014 -- UTMB’s Center in Environmental Toxicology, the Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine will host a conversation about West Nile Virus at Mod Coffeehouse in downtown Galveston on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. More
April 22, 2014 -- George Scott has published a Tax Coverage Guide for Harris County residents. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Galveston County Food Bank will launch Food From The Bar, a new fundraising initiative, on May 1. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, May 15 at the Nessler Center. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Thomas Mackey Water Treatment Plant is performing a scheduled annual “burnout” that may cause water taste and odor discrepancies for some residents. More
April 22, 2014 -- Dickinson Independent School District today announced that the district's energy conservation program has achieved a savings of more than $1.8 million through a 26 percent reduction in energy use over 33 months. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District, in observance of National Infant Immunization Week, is encouraging parents to make sure that all infants and children are adequately immunized. More
April 22, 2014 -- Space Center Houston has announced that road closures will take place on the nights of April 28-29 for the transportation of the shuttle carrier aircraft from Ellington Airport to the center. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club will host a forum with Galveston mayoral candidates on Thursday. More
April 22, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a $330,470 contract to McDonald Electric for improvements to the city’s lift stations and the wastewater treatment plant. More
April 21, 2014 -- The League City Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual League City Spring Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday at League Park. More
April 21, 2014 -- The City of League City will host the seventh annual Wellness Walk, benefiting the League City Senior Citizens Program, on Saturday at League Park. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its "Build a Stand... Spark a Dream" event, with more than 40 children building lemonade stands in preparation for the Lemonade Day Galveston event. More
April 21, 2014 -- Isolated showers and thunderstorms, some heavy, as well as dense fog in some areas, will begin the week in Southeast Texas, followed by a partly sunny weekend. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today announced that Rene Wiley has been named the 2014 Galveston Historic Homes Tour artist. More
April 21, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Wissam Khalife, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Division of Cardiology, who is conducting research on a new drug to treat patients with acute heart failure exacerbation. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 26. More
April 20, 2014 -- Galveston attorney and business leader John W. “Bill” Lyons Jr., a 1959 biology graduate of Texas A&M University and a lifelong champion of higher education, biological research and science promotion, has passed away at the age of 76. More
April 18, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th Annual Men Who Cook-Tour of Duty event on July 10 at South Shore Harbour Resort. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department on Friday arrested James Merritt Sr. for Aggravated Robbery. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office reports that the stolen vehicle involved the double murder of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson has been recovered in Houston. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound Interstate Highway 45 entrance ramp from State Highway 96/FM 646 in League City permanently on Monday to begin construction of a new exit ramp from that location. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a preview and antique appraisals event on May 2 to kickoff the 40th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
April 18, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston has announced that Colonel Leonard Waterworth has joined the university as an executive professor in the Department of Maritime Administration. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host a prescription drug take back day on April 26 at four locations. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday voted unanimously to enter an agreement with Enchanted Rock Ltd to provide backup power supply to the Thomas Mackey Water Treatment Plant. More
April 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some family friendly activities for the Easter weekend around the Gulf Coast region including beach volleyball, releasing butterflies and beautiful music week. More
April 18, 2014 -- St. Vincent's House will host its first Mainland "13th Annual Gospel by the Sea Concert" on June 14 at the Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church in Hitchcock. More
April 17, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb has been appointed to the Texas Municipal League's Transportation and Rights-of-Way Policy Committee. More
April 17, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson today issued a reminder that April 28 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 27 Primary Run-Off Election. More
April 17, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer are at higher risk for colorectal cancer. More
April 17, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to confirm the promotion of Assistant Fire Chief David Zacherl to chief of the Texas City Fire Department. More
April 17, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve $30,000 in funding for a media/marketing proposal from Gulf Coast Festivals for the 2014 Ragin Cajun Festival. More
April 17, 2014 -- A settlement has been reached that will permit construction to resume on Galveston's Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, a project of the Liveable Communities Initiative. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at the Gossip Tween Boutique and Right at Home Galveston. More
April 16, 2014 -- The League City Police Department on Monday arrested Cole Gerard Zube and charged him with First Degree Injury to a Child. More
April 16, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host multiple cleanup events at various locations throughout the month of May. More
April 16, 2014 -- Mitchell Historic Properties in Galveston announced today that Bill Ross and Ernie Connor are retiring and that Joe Rozier will assume the position of general manager, overseeing all of MHP's Galveston operations. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will honor Susan Shirley Eckel on May 18 at the Annual Sunset Buffet. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted to approve accepting applications for a code enforcement officer. More
April 16, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP for the city’s financial audit for FY2014. More
April 16, 2014 -- Scenic Galveston will host its 27th Adopt-A-Beach-Estuary cleanup in conjunction with the Texas General Land Office beach cleanup on April 26. More
April 15, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is overseeing response efforts for an offshore drilling rig that began taking on water into a ballast tank after a large wave hit them in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office has announced that Christopher Ryan Sam on Monday was sentenced to thirty years in prison for a 2012 home invasion in Texas City. More
April 15, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Kevin O’Brien opposed, to approve a $50,010 budget amendment to reimburse Boon-Chapman for leasehold improvements at the new CareHere Clinic on Highway 646. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Texas Medical Association will feature artifacts from the April 16, 1947 Texas City explosion, which began with a fire on the ship, the "Grandcamp", as part of the its "Bugs, Bones and Blood" exhibit at the History of Medicine Gallery. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will present its 21st annual Steel Oleander Award to Susanne Sullivan on April 23. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to repair or replace failing on-site sewage facilities in the H-GAC region, in an amount not to exceed $492,000. More
April 15, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Connie Trube opposed, to award a contract to Texas First Bank for depository services for the city. More
April 15, 2014 -- The eclipse of the moon shot at 2:15am on Tuesday morning in Galveston. Photo by Robert Mihovil
April 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced the Board of Directors' endorsements of candidates in the election for mayor and city council. More
April 14, 2014 -- The City of Seabrook Chief of Police, Nona Holomon, will formally announce her retirement on Tuesday at Seabrook City Hall. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will hold its monthly meeting on April 16. More
April 14, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Murder Ballad”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Caliche Rum Shoe Regatta on May 17-18. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Ronald McDonald House in Galveston is celebrating its 25th anniversary of operation in assisting patients and families who travel to the Galveston medical center for health care. More
April 14, 2014 -- Southeast Texas residents will experience a soggy start to the week leading up to Easter, which will also include chilly mornings and seasonably warm days, according to the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service. More
April 13, 2014 -- Galveston runners turned out for the Divas Half Marathon & 5K Series, which is billed as "the most fun and glam women's running series in the nation." More
April 13, 2014 -- The Sixth Annual Texas City Police Golf Tournament was held Thursday at the Bayou Golf Course in Texas City. More
April 13, 2014 -- Samuel Collins, III invites all to come out and meet the 16th president of the United States and share in the history and fun of the 9th annual Juneteenth Family Day at Stringfellow Orchards on June 14, 2014. More
April 12, 2014 -- Samuel Collins, III suggests that Galveston is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth and asks "How does it change the conversation about the potential of a national celebration if the conversation became less about us and them to more about we?" More
April 11, 2014 -- Galveston College is hosting a series of water industry courses for municipality employees seeking a certificate in various areas of water quality. More
April 11, 2014 -- The City of League City will host the annual League City Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library will open "Galveston Before the Civil War", an exhibit of historic artifacts and archival images from the library's permanent collection, on April 24. More
April 11, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the 40th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour on May 2-4 and May 10-11. More
April 11, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve purchasing the old EMS building on Main Street from Santa Fe Fire and Rescue for a total of $55,000. More
April 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events ranging from floating the bayou to flying the skies, dancing to a Jamaican beat and enjoying Japanese food. More
April 10, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 3-3-1 to defeat a motion regarding Mayor Lewis Rosen’s proposal that use of the city email accounts of the mayor and council members be limited to use by the mayor and council members. More
April 10, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted its 15th Annual State of the Counties Address featuring the county judges of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties on Wednesday. More
April 10, 2014 -- Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute will host a Health Care Summit featuring Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Greg Bonnen at the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Hospital in Webster on Tuesday, April 22. Flyer
April 10, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a $381,800 contract to Vaughn Construction for the STEM Success Center Classroom Renovation Project. More
April 10, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has issued a call for applicants for positions on the city's Landmark Commission and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones No. 12 and 14. More
April 10, 2014 -- Galvestonians and those with links to Galveston's past are urged to contribute stories and photos to "Save Our Stories Galveston", an effort to capture a wide range of the Island's history told through the lives of ordinary citizens. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Galveston College Foundation is accepting applications through May 5 for its fall 2014 and spring 2015 scholarships. More
April 09, 2014 -- Galveston College recently hosted the 82nd annual conference for the Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston for coastal surveys. More
April 09, 2014 -- Former Galveston city manager Michael Kovacs has notified friends in the area that he will start his new job as city manager of Fate, Texas on April 21. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas Central Railway Co. President Robert Eckels, a former Harris County Judge, on Tuesday updated the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on the proposed Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail project. More
April 09, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $3,452,557 bid to Scohil Construction Service for the Hughes Lane Lift Station Force Main Replacement Project for Galveston County Water Control & Improvement District No. 1. More
April 09, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today reported on the assistance the university's Texas Automated Buoy System provided during the recent oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
April 09, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to direct staff to develop a survey for the development of the dog park to determine public interest in the park. More
April 08, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 6-1, with Billy Enochs opposed, to accept a base bid from Earth First Landscapes, including the addition of alternate items, including controllers, steel edging and grinding for wood chips, for a total of $335,993, for the FM 2351 Median Landscape Improvements Project. More
April 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will host a candidate forum for Galveston city council and mayoral candidates on April 10 at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
April 07, 2014 -- The Moore Memorial Public Library in Texas City will host a lecture by Mary Scheer entitled "Women and the Texas Revolution" on Thursday. More
April 07, 2014 -- Galveston County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of Britney Cosby's vehicle that was taken during her and Crystal Jackson’s murders. More
April 07, 2014 -- Hospice Care Team will host its seventh annual Mother's Day event on April 26 in Lake Jackson and on May 3 in Texas City. More
April 07, 2014 -- While weather conditions slowed Sunday’s early work along South Matagorda Island, response crews reported additional progress in collecting oiled sand and oiled debris from impacted areas on Saturday. More
April 05, 2014 -- Shoreline clean-up efforts are continuing today along Mustang, South Matagorda and North Padre islands in response to the Texas City oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved two projects to construct a new boat lift and construct new screening canopies at the Galveston Bolivar Ferry landing. More
April 05, 2014 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District awarded a $34,663,325 contract to CB&I Federal Services LLC for the decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of the MH-1A nuclear reactor, that was installed on the STURGIS barge, whichwill be relocated in September 2014 to Galveston, Texas, for decommissioning. More
April 05, 2014 -- Galveston Police Department Lieutenant Larry Chambers hosted field trips for more than 200 students from L.A. Morgan Elementary School this week. More
April 04, 2014 -- The City of League City will hold a public meeting on April 17 to address concerns and answer questions regarding the refund process for overpayment into the Magnolia Creek Public Improvement District. More
April 04, 2014 -- The Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce has announced its upcoming Easter events, including the chamber's annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 12 at the Good Ole Days Grounds. More
April 04, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities from Beaumont to Galveston including an old-fashioned baseball game, a free movie classic and a women's expo with food, fun and shopping. More
April 04, 2014 -- Galveston County Parks and Senior Services will host a health fair for seniors on May 22 at Walter Hall Park in League City. More
April 03, 2014 -- More than 465 response contractors continued work on Thursday along the shores of Mustang and South Matagorda Islands and Padre Island National Seashore, employing conventional clean-up methods with rakes, shovels and buckets. More
April 03, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to hire Mills Shirley Law Firm of Galveston to file claims regarding losses the park board has incurred for direct costs, economic damages and marketing expenditures concerning the March 22 oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
April 03, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a bid to South Houston Concrete Pipe Company, Inc. for the purchase of reinforced concrete pipe and joint sealer for a period of one year. More
April 03, 2014 -- Friends of Crime Victims will host a candlelight vigil on Sunday at the Texas City Police Department, in observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. More
April 03, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a temporary street closure and noise ordinance variance for the Texas Outlaw Challenge Street Party. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office will host a series of free "Effectively Protest Your Property Value" classes throughout April and May at various locations. More
April 02, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Thomas Joseph Perthuis 76 of Santa Fe, for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child More
April 02, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has released the bridge audio recording of conversations between the pilot on the Summer Wind and the captain of the Kirby Inland towboat Miss Susan prior to the collision near the Texas City Dike on Saturday, March 22. More
April 02, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to cancel the city’s May 10 General Election, declaring three seats with terms expiring in May as unopposed. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Galveston-based response efforts for the Texas City collision on Tuesday completed the decontamination of approximately 300 boats that were oiled as a result of the maritime casualty. More
April 01, 2014 -- Clean-up efforts continue along South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and North Padre Island, as nearly 300 response contractors work to recover oil spilled from a damaged barge in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22. More
April 01, 2014 -- A free performance of the Ball High School award winning UIL One Act Play – John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men - will be offered on Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ball High School auditorium. More
April 01, 2014 -- The First Court of Appeals has denied without comment the Application for Writ of Mandamus filed by Elizabeth Beeton and Don Mafrige, challenging City Secretary Janelle Williams’ determination that James D. Yarbrough was eligible to be a candidate for Mayor in the election of May 10, 2014. More
April 01, 2014 -- The 28th Annual AIA Houston SandCastle Competition will be held on Saturday, May 31 on Galveston's East Beach. More
April 01, 2014 -- Maryanne Rogers, who had announced that she would run for Galveston County Judge as an Independent, reports that she has decided to withdraw from the campaign. More
April 01, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that researchers are assisting in recovery from the recent oil spill that occurred in Galveston Bay. More
April 01, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Leads Online for online reporting for secondhand dealers. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families will host a prescription drug take-back event on April 26 at four locations. More
April 01, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will host its International Festival on Friday. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 2-1, with Lee Sander opposed, to appoint John Hamm as Fire Marshal. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will host a donation drive during the April 11 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference in support of local EMS, fire and law enforcement departments. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library Museum in Galveston will exhibit items owned by Frank Patten, the first librarian at Rosenberg Library, as the April "Treasure of the Month". More
March 31, 2014 -- Response teams were out early this morning to continue the aggressive removal of oiled debris and sand from South Matagorda and tar balls on Mustang Islands. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District will observe National Public Health Week by hosting several events at various locations beginning on April 7. More
March 31, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson reports that the Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar training typically held the third Friday of each month will be conducted one week early in April due to Galveston County’s scheduled closure on April 18 in observance of Good Friday. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial report; and also voted unanimously to accept the 2013 Audited Galveston Wharves Pension Plan Annual Financial Report. More
March 31, 2014 -- Galveston College recently hosted its "Five Fabulous Chefs" event in support of the Universal Access Fund Endowment. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House will host the 19th Annual Grand Kids Festival on Saturday in Galveston's Historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. More
March 30, 2014 -- Cleanup and response teams from the Matagorda Bay Incident Command Post are responding to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and along sporadic portions of Mustang Island in Corpus Christi. More w/photos
March 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed proposed amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan that will be considered for action at next month’s meeting. More
March 30, 2014 -- A League City man is in custody of police and charged with the murder of his wife. More
March 30, 2014 -- The Unified Command in Port O'Connor reports that it is overcoming logistical challenges posed by the remote island in order to clean up the migrating oil from the Texas City collision. More
March 29, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continued to implement their aggressive plans to protect environmentally sensitive areas of Matagorda Bay, Friday, against impact from a portion of the oil spilled in the ship-barge collision near Texas City, and to anticipate potential impacts further south on the Texas coast. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has posted a report on its March 25 meeting. More
March 28, 2014 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen has issued a statement that Galveston beaches are open and that the majority of the oil spilled in last week's accident has moved south. More
March 28, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continue to implement their aggressive plans intended to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the Matagorda Bay area against any impact from a portion of the oil spilled in last Saturday’s ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas. More
March 28, 2014 -- Ball High School Theatre will present "Of Mice and Men", a UIL One-Act Play, on April 3 at the Ball High Auditorium in Galveston. More
March 28, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Joe Dickson to continue negotiations with Santa Fe Fire and Rescue regarding the purchase of the old EMS building on Main Street. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Thursday voted unanimously to cancel the village's May 10 election, declaring the candidates in the election as unopposed. More
March 28, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights a few of the events kicking off the spring including festivals featuring art, high flying kites and events for kids. More
March 28, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 3-4, with only Elizabeth Beeton, Norman Pappous and Terrilyn Tarlton in favor, to defeat Beeton's motion to close Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 11. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Unified Command for the Texas City Y Response reports that oil has made landfall on Matagorda Island off the Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Captain of the Port of Houston/Galveston has opened Galveston Bay to all traffic after multiple cleanup assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Missoula Children's Theatre will hold an open audition for its production of "Hansel and Gretel" on Monday at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to name Cherie Spencer as leader of the Coastal Village Elementary School and Sharon Delesandre and Lillian Wiley sharing the responsibilities of leader of the Coastal Village Middle School for the 2014-2015 school year. More
March 26, 2014 -- Oil spill responders established a Matagorda Bay Forward Branch in Port O’Connor, Texas, today to coordinate protection of the environment of the Matagorda Bay area, as a portion of the oil spilled on Saturday in a ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas, moves south along the Texas Coast. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce reports that there is no oil on the Bolivar Peninsula beaches and none is expected from the recent oil spill in Texas City. More
March 26, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a 2.9 percent increase in solid waste collection fees for Waste Management, effective May 1. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Coast Guard has issued an update regarding details for the safety zones and expectations for recreational vessels and commercial fishermen in and around the Houston/Galveston areas. Update 9
March 26, 2014 -- The Coast Guard is increasing efforts to clean oil in the ports of Texas City and Galveston today, due to forecast weather conditions that may hinder or cease operations. Update 8
March 26, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday referred an item regarding the park board’s management of the East End Lagoon to the board’s Finance Committee. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that 24/7 operation of the Galveston-Bolivar Ferry has resumed. More
March 26, 2014 -- Galveston Park Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Craig Brown gave an update regarding the impact of Saturday’s oil spill in Galveston Bay on the island’s beaches. More
March 26, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Dennis OKeeffe, Geri Bentley and Joanna Dawson opposed, to change the name of the entrance roadway to Hometown Heroes Park at SH 96 to "Hometown Heroes Drive". More
March 26, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to cancel the city’s May 10 election and declare candidates for mayor and two city council positions as unopposed. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Coast Guard continues clean up operations in the Port of Houston/Galveston after having authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone for commercial ship traffic. Update 7
March 25, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court in a special meeting today voted unanimously to honor Michael G. Nelson for more than 20 years of service with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced that Jose Pablo Lopez has been arrested in Mexico and charged with Capital Murder. More
March 25, 2014 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today announced that the aggressive response to clean up the oil spill off the Texas City Dike won’t affect the state’s $20 million fund to clean up oil spills; and that the party ultimately found responsible for the spill will pay all the bills. More
March 25, 2014 -- The 11th Annual Rice University Chamber Music Ensemble will perform in concert at the Moody Mansion in Galveston on Friday. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Coast Guard has authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone in the Port of Houston/Galveston for commercial ship traffic, which had been closed due to an oil spill that occurred on Saturday. Update 6
March 25, 2014 -- Port of Galveston Port Director Michael Mierzwa today gave a status report on the impact of Saturday’s oil spill in Galveston Bay, noting that the Carnival Magic cruise ship was allow to depart the port today. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center has appointed T'Liza Kiel as volunteer coordinator for veterans services in Galveston and Brazoria counties. More
March 25, 2014 -- Galveston College will host Co-Producing Artistic Director of Rude Mechanicals Madge Darlington and University Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert F. Curl as guest speakers for the college's lecture series in April. More
March 25, 2014 -- College of the Mainland Vocal Arts will host a concert on April 4 as a preview of the college's upcoming Ireland tour. More
March 25, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Connie Trube opposed, to approve, on first reading, an ordinance revising the city’s Flood Damage Prevention regulations and for provisions to apply to manufactured homes and manufactured home parks. More
March 25, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Pam Millsap as vice president for instruction. More
March 25, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has provided an update regarding the oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that Galveston-Bolivar ferry has been given permission to operate and will be running between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and it is continuing to assess the situation with oil in the channel regarding 46 outbound vessels and 47 inbound vessels in the queue for transit to the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Houston. Update 5
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber has commended the Galveston County Emergency Team and the Coast Guard for their response to the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has received clearance from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to resume ferry service between Galveston and Bolivar. More
March 24, 2014 -- Galveston Reads will host Bernadette Pruitt, author of "The Other Great Migration: The Movement of Rural African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941", to speak on Saturday at the Rosenberg Library's Wortham Auditorium in Galveston. More
March 24, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that Christopher Vernon Murphy has been sentenced to four years in prison on felony theft charges associated with stealing from clients of his insurance agency. More
March 24, 2014 -- Galveston Photographer Robert Mihovil has provided images of the oil spill's impact on East Galveston Island. More
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman Gene Green has commended the Unified Command and the emergency responders "who are working tirelessly around the clock" to contain the oil spill. More
March 24, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alfredo Torres, lead author of a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston study to discover vaccine candidates against pathogenic E. coli strains. More
March 24, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has dispatched investigators and staff from his Environmental Protection Division to the Galveston Bay oil spill site. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that cleanup continues in response to the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil. Update 4
March 24, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has posted an update on the Texas City “Y” Oil Spill Incident. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host Kendra Scott as a guest speaker for the 2014 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference on April 11. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reported that progress continued throughout the day Sunday in response to a bunker fuel spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of product. Update 3
March 23, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry reports that he has directed "all necessary state resources" to assist with the cleanup of oil that has spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a collision between vessels on Saturday. More
March 23, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has issued a bulletin to mariners regarding the collision in the Houston Ship Channel on Saturday. More
March 23, 2014 -- The City of Galveston reports that all beaches are open while the Coast Guard responds to the oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
March 23, 2014 -- Efforts to contain and recover oil spilled after a collision that occurred Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel continue with an aggressive deployment of all available response resources. More
March 23, 2014 -- Response efforts continued overnight in response to a vessel incident, which occurred in the Houston Ship Channel Saturday afternoon. More
March 23, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that ferry service between Galveston and Bolivar has been suspended due to an oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
March 22, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard along with state and local partners are responding to a collision near Texas City, in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 22, 2014 -- The Kitchen Chick and Artist Boat will hold the Cracked Egg Cook Off and Chicken Kitsch 3D Art Contests on April 6 at the Moody Mansion in Galveston. More
March 21, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston will participate in the annual "Big Event" on March 29, with more than 500 students taking part in volunteer activities on Galveston Island. More
March 21, 2014 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. is accepting applications for its "Adopt a School" program. More
March 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness hosted a Collaborative Access Event on Thursday, with presentations from community organizations highlighting their successes, current work and future plans for areas in the Sam Houston Greenbelt Network. More
March 21, 2014 -- Galveston College will feature chefs from Olympia, the Grill at Pier 21, among the chefts at the "Five Fabulous Chefs-Le Beau Printemps!" on March 25-26 at the college's atrium, an event to benefit the Universal Access Endowment. More
March 21, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host Meredith Meuwly, an expert appraiser on the show Antiques Roadshow, on April 10-11. More
March 21, 2014 -- Students and Teachers from Austin Middle School and O'Connell College Prep School were winners in the Texas Outdoor Writers Association Youth Writers Competition sponsored by the Dallas Safari Club. More
March 21, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including one of the first crawfish festivals of the season, a new contemporary art exhibit and readings by a pair of critically acclaimed authors. More
March 20, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has released a list of questions and answers regarding ATV/ROV vehicles on the beach. More
March 20, 2014 -- Galveston County will begin posting online videos of all county statutory board meetings in recognition of "Sunshine Week", which celebrates open government and transparency for a healthy democracy. More
March 20, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Thursday announced that Howard Martin Harris has been sentenced to twenty years in prison for aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping. More
March 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees East End Lagoon Committee today voted unanimously to approve a document outlining the park board's management approach in relation to the 640-acre tract of land on east Galveston Island that is known as the East End Lagoon. More
March 20, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted 7-0-2, with Tino Gonzalez and Fred Raschke recusing themselves from voting, to renew an agreement with Moody National Bank for bank depository services. More
March 20, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a contract, not to exceed $1.5 million, to Lucas Construction for the West Kemah Streets Improvements Project. More
March 20, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a bid, not to exceed $851,025, to Mid-America Golf for the Bayou Golf Course Greens Improvements Project. More
March 20, 2014 -- A very large semi-submersible rig, the Ensco 8500, was maneuvered into the Port of Galveston for some repair work at Gulf copper Wednesday afternoon. More
March 19, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced that its Wellness and Recovery Clinic for Youth in League City now offers mental health services with a holistic approach for children. More
March 19, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to establish a Pedestrian Bridge Committee to research the cost in planning, developing and building a pedestrian bridge to span Jarboe Bayou. More
March 18, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to move forward on a new request for proposals/request for qualification for a firm to provide fines and fees collection services for the county. More
March 18, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today reported that a total of 11 DWI arrests were made during the "No Refusal" initiative that took place during the St. Patrick's Day weekend. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a proclamation for Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in the city, which is observed in May. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Galveston Fire Department recently created a second Battalion Chief position to improve service to the west end of the island. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a third year funding agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for operation of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride Service, with a total contract value not to exceed $1,013,834. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Texas City Independent School District's Foundation for the Future will host its 7th Annual TCISD Youthfest & Duck Derby on Saturday at Sting Creek. More
March 18, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Members Marie Robb and Terrilyn Tarlton recently represented Galveston at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol this week is hosting a Healing Field event at Nessler Park and the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City to increase awareness of alcohol-related traffic fatalities that occurred on Texas roadways in 2012. More
March 18, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to revise the city’s order for the May 10 General Election to reflect the use of countywide polling locations in Galveston County. More
March 17, 2014 -- A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held at the new Ghirardi WaterSmart Park in League City on Saturday. More
March 17, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has offered a suggestion to election officials intended to improve their communication with the news media as well as voters and taxpayers. More
March 17, 2014 -- City of Galveston Public Information Officer Liz Rogers has posted an answer to inquiries about the district lines along Pine Street. More
March 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between the cargo ship Genius Star VII and a barge loaded with 840,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel on Friday. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership reports that BAHEP and the National Flood Insurance Coalition has scored a major victory with the passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act by the United States Senate. More
March 14, 2014 -- Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s meeting of the Galveston County Mayors and Councilmembers’ Association. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce C-Crewe held a Mayoral Candidate Forum on Thursday, March 6. Video
March 14, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Thursday voted unanimously to provide a one-time lump sum payment of $260,000 to the City of Galveston to be applied to the Seawall Boulevard Repaving Project between 39th Street and Ferry Road, but with provisions. More
March 14, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has issued a reminder regarding upcoming property tax payment and voter deadlines. More
March 14, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events in the Gulf Coast Region, including a crawfish and zydeco festival, a boat race down the Buffalo Bayou and where to find the best in St. Patrick's Day parades. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has posted a report on its regularly scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 at Park Board Plaza. More
March 13, 2014 -- BP today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency resolving all matters related to the suspension and debarment of BP, and will make the company eligible again to enter into new contracts with the federal government, including deepwater leases in the Gulf of Mexico. More
March 13, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has issued a statement regarding Jim Yarbrough's eligibility to run for mayor in the city's May 10 election. More
March 13, 2014 -- The City of League City will host a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on March 22 for the city's new Ghirardi WaterSmart Park. More
March 13, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a public hearing on April 2 in Galveston to hear comments regarding a proposed new 160 acre public artificial reef site south of the Galveston Jetties. More
March 13, 2014 -- Galveston Reads will host a screening of "Goin' to Chicago", a documentary film on the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North and West, on March 20 at Galveston College. More
March 13, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has earned a Communitas Award in the "Making a Difference" category for its "Corps in the Classroom: Building Tomorrow's Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" Community Relations Program. More
March 13, 2014 -- Attorney Mark L.D. Wawro, representing Galveston mayoral candidates Don Mafrige and Elizabeth Beeton, on Wednesday presented a letter to Galveston City Secretary Janelle Williams, which he says establishes that former Galveston County judge Jim Yarbrough is ineligible to run for mayor. More
March 12, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to formally appoint R. Mark Rohr as its new city manager. More
March 12, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Wednesday announced that the St. Patrick's Day No Refusal program will be enforced this weekend. More
March 12, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to select Brinkley Sargent Architects to conduct a needs assessment and provide design services for the Dickinson Police Department facility. More
March 12, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of reviving Galveston’s trolley transportation system. More
March 12, 2014 -- Artist Boat is conducting special two-hour guided kayak tours to Galveston Island’s Coastal Heritage Preserve for only $10 through May. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation will recognize the dedication of the space workers at the annual awards banquet on Friday, April 11. More
March 11, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the La Liga Soccer League for the use of a field at Highland Bayou Park. More
March 11, 2014 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area has announced that Janice and Rick Gornto and Legend Health Care have underwritten the fifth annual Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament, which takes place on April 28 at Bay Oaks Country Club. More
March 11, 2014 -- Quanell X of the New Black Panther Nation and New Black Muslims will hold a "community organized" search for the suspect(s) who murdered two young women on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has released an update of the investigation into the deaths of Britney Crosby and Crystal Jackson of Houston. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to cancel the city’s May 10 General Election. More
March 10, 2014 -- United States Coast Guard officials and other dignitaries from the region turned out this morning for the official ribbon cutting for the USCG Sector Houston-Galveston Maritime Interagency Operations Center at Ellington Field. More
March 10, 2014 -- Jim Guidry reviews his experiences with election returns throughout the years and contemplates improvements for the future. More
March 10, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff Office Detectives continue to search for leads in the death of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson of Houston and have posted a composite drawing of a man witnesses reported seeing driving one of the victim's vehicle. More
March 09, 2014 -- Galveston Arts Center's lecture series, "Conversations @ The Center," continues on Wednesday, March 19 with a special presentation by internationally-known Beaumont photographer, Keith Carter. More
March 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has posted a schedule of festivals planned for Galveston Island during April. More
March 09, 2014 -- The City of Galveston is seeking applicants for the boards of directors of the city's tax increment reinvestment zones. More
March 09, 2014 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston's 4th annual Crawfish Boil will be held on Sunday, April 13 at Moody Gardens. More
March 09, 2014 -- The 4th annual Galveston Island Dog Show “A Bark in the Park” is set for Saturday, April 26 in Galveston's Kempner Park. More
March 09, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2014 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Policy and Advocacy Committee. More
March 08, 2014 -- Galveston County Sheriff's Office detectives are conducting interviews of possible witnesses and running down the leads that have been received in the deaths of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson of Houston. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will perform with Sparky Koerner on Sunday at the 1894 Grand Opera House. More
March 07, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will hold the annual concert benefiting St. Vincent's Clinic on March 13 at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a silver 2006 Kia Sorento SUV that belonged to one of the women found murdered on the Bolivar Peninsula. UPDATE
March 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a "Preservation U" course on March 15, featuring guest lecturer Glenn Olsen, who will discuss gardening. More
March 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut has issued an open call for coops for its second annual event, which takes place on April 19. More
March 07, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Thursday announced the winners of the Bay Cup I Regatta, held on Galveston Bay. More
March 07, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Port of Houston Commissioner John Kennedy at its monthly luncheon. More
March 06, 2014 -- The 10th District Court Grand Jury in Galveston County has indicted La Marque Independent School District Trustee Shirley Fanuiel for the first degree felony offense of Theft from an Elderly Individual. More
March 06, 2014 -- Angleton Danbury Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have signed a letter of intent to initiate a process to evaluate the possibility of a long-term, formal relationship. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that its Regional DWI Task Force, consisting of 17 law enforcement agencies throughout the Houston-Galveston area, will be operating during Spring Break. More
March 06, 2014 -- The City of League City today announced that Assistant City Manager David Benson has submitted his resignation, effective April 18. More
March 06, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city's FY2014 Budget to appropriate funds the city received from Galveston County as part of its mutual aid agreement. More
March 06, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a $282,225 contract to D & W Contractors for the Harris and Dolores Street Improvements Project. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that the 21st annual River, Lakes, Bays 'N Bayous Trash Bash will be held on March 29. More
March 05, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today issued a news release regarding the approval of legislation by the United States House of Representatives to reform the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012. More
March 05, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry won a close race against challenger Michelle Hatmaker in the Republican Party Primary on Tuesday; Matt Sebesta won the Republican nomination for Brazoria County Judge and will face Democrat Robert Pruett in November. Guidry News Service also covered elections in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
March 05, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted 3-1, with Jan Bailey opposed, to adopt regulations for the operation of golf carts on public streets. More
March 05, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, who won Tuesday's Republican Party Primary Election, and is unopposed for reelection in the November General Election, has posted a personal statement. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Tuesday met with a representative from Lloyd Engineering Inc. to discuss the progress of a master service agreement between them, as well as the firm's recent work below the Pelican Island Bridge. More
March 04, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host a rain barrel workshop on March 22 at the McGuire-Dent Recreation Center. More
March 04, 2014 -- Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston has posted an essay detailing problems with the SSPEED Center approach to surge suppression barriers. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Galveston Home and Garden Show will host its 26th annual event on Saturday and Sunday at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
March 04, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court voted 3-0 to rehire a former employee within the six month period the Human Resources policy specified before he would have been eligible to return to work after resigning. More
March 04, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to reject all bids for paving improvements to Friendswood Link Road and to re-bid the project with a change in scope. More
March 04, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host the Ninth Annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair on March 19 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
March 04, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at Touchstone Dentistry on March 13. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present the 19th Annual Grand Kids Festival on April 5 in the Historic Downtown Cultural Arts District. More
March 03, 2014 -- The second annual University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions 5K FunD Run across the Galveston Causeway Bridge will be held on Saturday, March 8. More
March 03, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston recently received a $100,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to address seaweed problems along the Texas coast. More
March 03, 2014 -- Candidate filing for the May 10 General Election ended on Friday, leaving some cities with several contested races while others will look to cancel their elections due to no opposition to candidates on the ballot. More
March 03, 2014 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management today advised that it is monitoring winter weather conditions in the Southeast Texas region, advising residents to exercise caution though severe conditions are not expected in Galveston County. More
March 02, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department has released the list of 19 persons who were arrested in the Mardi Gras sweep of the Strand after midnight Sunday morning. More
March 02, 2014 -- Sunday morning at approximately 2:44 a.m. Galveston Police Officer Ashton Gill and Galveston County Sheriff's Office Deputy David Rojas were injured in an accident. More
March 02, 2014 -- Officers from the Galveston Police Department and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Police Department used OC gas in its sweep of the Strand after midnight this morning. More
March 01, 2014 -- A Coast Guard flight mechanic medevaced a man from a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 190 miles southeast of Galveston. More
March 01, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted 18-2, with Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria and Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb opposed, to approve a resolution that commits $500,000 for a feasibility study for the proposed State Highway 36A and calls for protection of the Katy Prairie Conservancy as well as other natural resources. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Webster Police Department has arrested and charged Christopher Betancourt for on-line solicitation of a minor. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol has announced that its Galveston County Community Coalition has received new funding for the implementation of a comprehensive tobacco coalition. More
February 28, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch n' Learn Seminar on March 19 at the League City College of the Mainland campus. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will display an assortment of Victorian-era cutlery as its March "Treasure of the Month". More
February 28, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to grant an additional permit application by Houston Petroleum Company – Exploration Techniques, Inc. to drill and operate a second new oil well at 1403 Algoa Friendswood Road. More
February 28, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 6-1, with Elizabeth Beeton opposed, to approve a zoning change from Resort, Seawall Development Zone 2 to Recreation, Seawall Development Zone 2 for property on the beachfront at 401 Seawall Boulevard to facilitate development of a large luxury hotel. More
February 28, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events in the Gulf Coast Region, including Mardi Gras and Rodeo parades and a new art exhibit and symposium on the artist. More
February 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Police Department is currently seeking any additional witnesses to the fatal accident that claimed the life of Dana Tweedie, a retired Houston police officer, and severely injured his wife, Linda Tweedie, an active member of the Houston Police Department, on February 22 at 69th Street and Seawall Boulevard. More
February 27, 2014 -- Friday marks important dates for both the March 4 Primary Election and the May 10 General Election. More
February 27, 2014 -- Galveston College has announced that it is accepting applications from 8th and 9th grade student at Ball High School for its TRiO - Upward Bound program. More
February 27, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host its Fourth Annual ATHENA Leadership of the Bay Area Awards event on May 9. More
February 27, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry on Wednesday lifted an outdoor burn ban that had been in effect in the unincoporated portions of the county. More
February 26, 2014 -- Galveston Reads will host a performance by Sparky Koerner and his Jazz Express on Saturday at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to solicit bids for the construction of a pavilion for Beach Pocket Park No. 2, and approved paying 10 percent in matching funds for the project. More
February 26, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to deny a request for a special use permit to operate a special event center at 2839 Hughes Road. More
February 26, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with engineering firm Lonnie J. Harper and Associates, Inc. to evaluate data utilized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s consultant as part of an appeals process concerning updated flood maps for the city. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted 4-3, with Win Weber, Ann Hammond and Page Rander opposed, to name the district’s future second stadium as the Challenger Columbia Stadium. More
February 26, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 8-0 to select Mark Rohr as the new city manager, and directed staff to negotiate a contract for consideration at the at the next city council meeting. More
February 26, 2014 -- League City City Council voted 8-0 on Tuesday night to name Mark Rohr city manager. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that Lemonade Day Galveston will extend beyond Galveston Island to Galveston County on May 4. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Galveston Municipal Police Association and The Houston Police Officers' Union have organized a blood drive for HPD Officer Linda Tweedie who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on February 22. More
February 25, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to renew leases for property at 200 Parker Court and 150 Parker Court in League City, the location of the college’s North County Learning Center. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to require a permit for conducting garage sales in the city. More
February 25, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, an amendment to the city's Curfew Ordinance. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, March 20 at the Nessler Center’s Captain’s Room in Texas City. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of plans to develop new vehicular and rail bridges between Galveston Island and Pelican Island. More
February 24, 2014 -- The City of Galveston recently held a ribbon ceremony for a home sold through the city's Neighborhood Stabilization Program. More
February 23, 2014 -- Retired Houston police officer Dana Tweedie was killed in a motorcycle accident in Galveston Saturday night and his wife was critically injured. More
February 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council 2014 General Assembly Meeting was held on Friday. More
February 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness on Thursday honored the legacy of George P. Mitchell with the inaugural Wild Life Award. More
February 21, 2014 -- Galveston City Council Member Norman Pappous has filed a statement in United States District Court in support of the Galveston Open Government Project’s lawsuit to stop the Galveston Housing Authority’s plans to rebuild public housing that was destroyed by Hurricane Ike. More
February 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present "Through a Child's Eyes", a community photography celebration, with photographs decorating a float for the Children's Mardi Gras Parade on March 2 and on display on March 8 during ArtWalk. More
February 21, 2014 -- Galveston Island State Park will execute a prescribed burn at sections of the park within the next two weeks. More
February 20, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will launch its Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration beginning on Friday. More
February 20, 2014 -- Fredell Pollak Rosen, chair of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Coastal Storm Protection Alliance, and her husband, Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen, on Wednesday hosted a delegation of visitors from Holland who are cooperating with Dr. William Merrell and Texas A&M University at Galveston on the Ike Dike Hurricane Storm Surge Protection Project. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution affirming the city's support of Marathon Petroleum Company, LP in its application for a designation as a Texas Enterprise Zone Project for its Texas City refinery. More
February 20, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an economic development agreement with Kemah Marketplace for a 380 project that includes development incentives. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a joint election agreement and election services contract with the City of Galveston for the May 10 general and special elections and any subsequent run-off elections. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to engage Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP to provide auditing services for FY2014. More
February 20, 2014 -- Galveston transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation told the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday that there has been no progress on the Livable Communities Initiative’s Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, but that there has been significant progress on bus connectivity between Galveston and Downtown Houston. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Tremont House Hotel in Galveston has announced that it will host Bryan Lee Guevin and his Island Jazz Project for performances on Friday and Saturday nights. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Galveston College Foundation will host the first annual Five Fabulous Chefs: Le Beau Printemps 2014! to support the Universal Access Endowment ensuring local eligible Galveston high school graduates financial assistance to attend Galveston College. More
February 19, 2014 -- The Galveston College Radiography Club will host a blood drive with the University of Texas Medical Branch Blood Bank on February 24 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing of the Student Center. More
February 19, 2014 -- The City of Galveston Airport Advisory Committee has issued a call for applicants. More
February 19, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today issued a reminder that parking permits are available at the Galveston Police Department for east end residents. More
February 19, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to reappoint Gerry Meraz as a temporary inspector to assist the building inspector with permits and inspections. More
February 19, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District and Galveston College will host a Federal Student Aid Sign-Up Day event on Thursday. More
February 19, 2014 -- League City City Council has scheduled interviews with four finalists for the city manager position that was vacated when Mike Loftin resigned in October. More
February 19, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 21-7 to “accept” the Our Region 2040 Plan, a long range plan designed to help the region address critical challenges such as housing, transportation, economic development and the environment. More
February 18, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Dickinson Independent School District for a Care Here clinic for public employees in north Harris County. More
February 18, 2014 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Chair Vandy Anderson reported to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday that Transort, LLC wants to contribute $4 billion to Pelican Island projects, including rail and vehicular bridges. More
February 18, 2014 -- The City of Galveston Landmark Commission is seeking volunteers to help with its annual community project on March 29 at the historic Broadway Cemetery Complex. More
February 18, 2014 -- Galveston City Council voted 4-3 today to approve a separation agreement with City Manager Michael Kovacs and to appoint Brian Maxwell as interim city manager. More
February 18, 2014 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area will host its "Operation Cinderella" boutique days on March 23-24. More
February 18, 2014 -- Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today presented Jovanii Hernandez of Westbrook Intermediate School in Friendswood with the department's monthly "GROW" Award. More
February 18, 2014 -- The Lunar Rendezvous Festival will host its Astronomic Aces Tennis Tournament on April 25 and its Galactic Golf Tournament on May 12. More
February 18, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to encumber $700,000 for work on the city swimming pool, and award a contract to Gautier for construction of the pool. More
February 17, 2014 -- Early voting in the March 4 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections begins on Tuesday, with offices including United States Senator, Texas Governor, and county leadership positions on the ballot. More
February 16, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness’ annual luncheon on Thursday will honor the legacy of visionary philanthropist George P. Mitchell with the inaugural Wild Life Award. More
February 15, 2014 -- Hospice Care Team will offer 8-week “Hands Together” groups in Clear Lake, Dickinson, Galveston and Richwood this spring. More
February 14, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will begin maintenance repair work at the Colorado River Locks in Matagorda on February 17. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has posted a news release on its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 11. More
February 14, 2014 -- The City of League City has announced that it is participating in the Great Texas Warrant Roundup in March. More
February 14, 2014 -- Candidate filing is at the midway point for the May 10 General Election, giving candidates two more weeks to apply for a place on the ballot in several cities and school district in the Gulf Coast area before the February 28 deadline passes. More
February 14, 2014 -- Galveston City Council has posted a special meeting for next Tuesday to “discuss and consider for action the employment agreement or separation agreement of the city manager – Michael Kovacs”. More
February 14, 2014 -- The City of Galveston has posted a news release regarding Seawall parking during the Mardi Gras celebration. More
February 14, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday vote unanimously to extend City Manager Joe Dickson's contract to December of 2015. More
February 14, 2014 -- DSW Homes has posted a Valentine's Day photo report on homeowners who have been assisted in Disaster Recovery Projects. More
February 13, 2014 -- Galveston City Council voted unanimously to deny a proposed ordinance that would have waived parking fees on Seawall Boulevard during the Mardi Gras celebration. More
February 13, 2014 -- The City of League City has announced that an invitation being mailed to residents to attend a seminar at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center entitled "Keys to Optimizing Your Social Security Benefits" is not endorsed by or affiliated with the City. More
February 13, 2014 -- Maureen Patton, the executive director of The Grand 1894 Opera House reports that The Official Blues Brothers Revue will have to be rescheduled due to the severe winter storm in the north. More
February 13, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon on March 14. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Wednesday featured Texas State Senator Larry Taylor. More
February 13, 2014 -- The organizers of the Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut have issued a call for chicken keepers interested in being a stop on its second annual event on April 19. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to terminate the district's contract with the KIPP Foundation for the KIPP Coastal Village, which operated two campus charter schools at the district. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Ensemble Theatre of Houston will present dramatic readings "The Warmth of Other Suns," the book selected by Galveston Reads this year, on February 18 at ETC Theatre, 2327 Mechanic Street in Galveston. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Galveston County Community Coalition recently observed National Drug Facts Week with a series of educational activities for students at La Marque High School and Odyssey Academy. More
February 12, 2014 -- The Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston will host youth courses on numerous sea and ship related topics during spring break holidays in March. More
February 12, 2014 -- The Galveston Housing Authority today announced that its Housing Choice Voucher program has achieved a "High Performer" status in an annual performance review required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. More
February 12, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a plan for parking reciprocity related to parking along Seawall Boulevard and access to beach parks. More
February 12, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the Dickinson Economic Development Corporation’s project to purchase approximately 2.732 acres of land at 3710 Gulf Freeway for projects to develop new or expanded business enterprises. More
February 12, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Mayor Tim Paulissen, Andy Mann, and Joanna Dawson opposed, to deny a request to rescind amendments to the South Shore Harbour Master Plan related to Beacon Island. More
February 12, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. James Graham, a member of a University of Texas Medical Branch research team that determined that nearly 12 percent of Medicare patients who receive inpatient rehabilitation following discharge from acute-care hospitalization are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge from the rehabilitation facility. More
February 11, 2014 -- The League City Police Department urges residents to beware a red light camera fine collections scam currently occurring in the area. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston has announced that its Marine Biology Tour will be offered to the public on a limited basis. More
February 11, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host the Galveston Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office today announced that new delinquent tax notices are in the mail for property owners who did not pay their taxes by the January 31 deadline. More
February 11, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city’s FY2014 Budget to reduce the General Fund balance by $42,285 to increase various fire department accounts for improvements in response to an anticipated downgrade of the city’s insurance rating. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference on April 11 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Galveston County Health District today announced that its Coastal Health and Wellness clinics have launched a new patient portal to allow patients to access their medical information from their home or office. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Family Service Center of Galveston County held it’s Centennial Celebration, “A Night in Old Galveston” Saturday night. More
February 10, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce recently conducted ribbon cutting ceremonies for Triton Contractors, Southland Title and CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare. More
February 09, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston has announced that the selection or the Museum Book Club Series is "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryson. More
February 09, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold tours in March and April at the 1892 Bishop's Palace focusing on Victorian etiquette, culture, customs and tea. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved changes to its current concessionaire policy for alcohol sales at East Beach. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will present the 2014 Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit conference on April 11 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council on Wednesday launched "The Art of Transportation" (Four Decades of Transportation Planning) at Two Allen Center in Downtown Houston. More
February 07, 2014 -- Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the 2014-2015 class. More
February 07, 2014 -- Registration for the Spring Second Start term is now in progress at Galveston College. More
February 07, 2014 -- A coalition of Latino activists joined more than a hundred other Americans today at a public hearing to support putting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. More
February 07, 2014 -- A federal judge today approved a consent decree requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review and, if necessary, update the standards controlling hazardous air pollution from oil refineries in 32 states, including Texas. More
February 07, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host the Harris County Junior Deputy Sheriff's Mounted Posse, who will deliver a special proclamation to the city regarding the upcoming Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, on Saturday at the Galveston County Law Enforcement Center. More
February 07, 2014 -- H2o Ultra Lounge in Galveston will host a Rodeo Kickoff party on Saturday. More
February 07, 2014 -- Arts and culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights the wide variety of activities available this weekend around the Gulf Coast region, including a home show, a Native American art exhibit, and a showcase of international spiritual music. More
February 06, 2014 -- Galveston Reads will host events to discuss this year's selection, "The Warmth of Other Suns", on February 11 and 12. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier will host Galveston Appreciation Weekend beginning Friday, with special discounted tickets available for purchase. More
February 06, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today reported its Level 1 Trauma Center designation has been renewed by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. More
February 06, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted 4-1, with Robin Collins opposed, to approve a ground lease agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for property to establish a transportation center. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for property at 33rd Street North and Magnolia for a Park and Ride facility and the center's administrative offices. More
February 05, 2014 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual awards banquet. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Galveston County Deputy Sheriff's Association recently assisted with the sponsorship of the Color Up 5K. More
February 05, 2014 -- Galveston County today announced that compliance with use of an interlock device for DWI offenders has increased since the hiring of a judicial compliance officer in July in order to supervise offenders. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Congregation Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word recently thanked Galveston County Commissioner Kevin O'Brien for his efforts in having a new Texas historical marker placed at the site of the former St. Mary's Orphanage in Galveston. More
February 05, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the payment of dues to the Texas Hotel Lodging Association. More
February 05, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 to for three positions on the city council. More
February 05, 2014 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 for mayor and two city council positions, as well as the re-authorization of a sales tax to fund street repairs. More
February 04, 2014 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Chair Vandy Anderson on Tuesday reported to the Board of Commissioners on a meeting with Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Ryan Dennard regarding the proposed new rail and vehicular bridge to Pelican Island. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Space City Dialysis, Anytime Fitness, and GHX Industrial. More
February 04, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Marchi Travel Service, Spiritspace, and Pic-N-Post. More
February 04, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a contract for electrical services to Crescent Engineering Co., Inc, doing business as Crescent Electric, despite a lower bid from Betancourt Electric, LLC. More
February 04, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 4-3, with Steve Rockey, Billy Enochs and Carl Gustafson opposed, to adopt a 7-year plan for proceeding with projects under the city’s recently approved bond issue. More
February 03, 2014 -- The City of Galveston is accepting applications for positions on the city's Arts & Historic Preservation Advisory Board. More
February 03, 2014 -- The 2014 Lighthouse Charity Team Annual Gala was held at the Pearland KC Hall on Saturday, January 25. More
February 03, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard recently presented Marine Safety Unit Texas City with the 2013 Sustained Excellence in Coast Guard Partnership in Education Award. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Krewe of Barkus & Meoux has announced that "South PAWcific" will be the theme for its 16th annual Mardi Gras Parade on March 2. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Gilchrist Community Association and the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club today released a study that refutes claims by the Texas General Land Office that Rollover Pass remaining open causes $1 million per year in additional dredging costs. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair will conduct its 32nd annual gathering on Saturday, February 8 in a partnership with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
February 02, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents meeting in Galveston last week approved an initial two-year ground lease in Houston’s world-renowned Texas Medical Center to allow for expansion of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Houston campus and future construction of a multidisciplinary research and education building on the acquired land. More
February 02, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club last week hosted a Candidates Forum for Texas House District 23. Video
February 02, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House's Serious Fun Children's Series will present The Kid's Entertainment's production of "Dino-Light" Thursday, March 27 More
February 02, 2014 -- The Grand Kids Festival on Saturday, April 5 on Postoffice Street in downtown Galveston's Cultural Arts District will feature Trout Fishing in America. More
January 31, 2014 -- Two Bacliff illegal gaming rooms were the subjects of search warrants executed earlier today by Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Galveston County District Attorney’s Office and the Precinct 7 Constables Office. More
January 31, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch today issued a press release on the history of its hospital for African Americans, which had opened in 1902 as the first state-subsidized hospital for African-Americans in Texas. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office today reminded residents that Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the March Primary Election. More
January 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of fine arts this weekend including dance, music and a drawing exhibition around Houston; as well as events to celebrate the Chinese New Year. More
January 30, 2014 -- The 26th Galveston Home and Garden Show will take place on March 8 and 9 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Galveston County warrant division has arrested 23 year old Laura Michelle Gonzales for two Aggravated Assault warrants. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System met today at the Pelican Island Campus of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
January 30, 2014 -- The 19th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, benefiting The Boys and Girls Harbor, has issued a call for sponsors for its 2014 event in May. More
January 30, 2014 -- Family Service Center of Galveston County has named three local families as honorees for the organization's gala celebrating 100 years of mental health service to the residents of Galveston County. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced the winners of its 2013 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Rosenberg Library Museum in Galveston will display a Mardi Gras dress designed by Danny Morgan, also known as "Mr. Mardi Gras", as the February "Treasure of the Month". More
January 30, 2014 -- Dr. William "Bill" Merrell", chair of the marine sciences program at Texas A&M University at Galveston, has been recognized with the 2013 Unsung Hero Award from the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. More
January 29, 2014 -- The League City Police Department on Tuesday arrested Mark A. Therrell of League City and Colin Welcome of Dickinson for two armed robberies, at Signature Pointe Apartments and Constellation Pointe Apartments, on January 8. More
January 29, 2014 -- Update: The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has canceled a missing persons alert for Heather and Penelope Inks of Tiki Island, after both were located and are safe. More
January 29, 2014 -- Galveston Reads will host its 2014 Professors' Panel on February 4. More
January 29, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to accept the Mechanical Maintenance Technician Basic Certificate Program. More
January 29, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Mayor Tim Paulissen opposed, to deny a request to rezone approximately 24.4 acres from Commercial Mixed Use to Public Semi-Public, to facilitate development of a regional multi-sports stadium and expansion of the Agriculture Center by Clear Creek Independent School District. More
January 29, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve terms of a donation agreement by Broadway National Bank, as co-trustee of the Martha Ann Lebo Management Trust, for the donation of $138,838 to be used by the Dickinson Public Library. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 for two commissioner positions. More
January 29, 2014 -- Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church in Galveston will host a Jazz Brunch Fundraiser on Saturday, February 8. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston has published a news release regarding the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves approval of a five year agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. at Monday’s Board meeting. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will welcome special guest Mikaila Ulmer, a 9-year-old Lemonade Day entrepreneur, to Galveston on Wednesday. More
January 28, 2014 -- Candidate filing opens on Wednesday for the May 10 General Election, providing opportunities for those seeking office to file in various municipal and school district races. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will meet on Thursday at the university's Galveston campus. More
January 28, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will present its Regent Professor and Regent Fellow awards on Wednesday at a ceremony in Galveston. More
January 28, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor today issued a statement in response to Governor Rick Perry's appointment of Bret Griffin as judge of the 212th District Court of Galveston County. More
January 28, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 for two city council positions. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously today to commit $250,000 to facilitate research and studies for the proposed Ike Dike Storm Surge Protection System. More
January 27, 2014 -- Hank Thierry chair of the Galveston Historical Foundation’s African American Heritage Committee, has posted a guest column on Saturday's Jack Johnson Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony. More
January 27, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court in a special meeting today voted to institute a ban on all outdoor burning for all unincorporated areas of the county. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Bret Griffin of Friendswood to serve as judge of the 212th Judicial District Court in Galveston County. More
January 27, 2014 -- Members of Galveston Historical Foundation and supporters of ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, turned out at the Texas Seaport Museum on Sunday for a celebration of the Second Restoration of the vessel. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas City Independent School District is cancelling classes for Tuesday due to forecasts of severe weather conditions. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club will host a candidate forum on Thursday for the 2014 Republican nomination to Texas State House District 23. More
January 26, 2014 -- ArcadiaCon, a gaming convention that promises "loads of entertainment, contests, exhibitors and top notch minecraft youtube personalities" will be held in Houston on June 7 and 8. More
January 25, 2014 -- The City of Galveston began the year long celebration of its 175th anniversary with a gala event at Galveston’s Hotel Galvez on Friday; an event that also celebrated the 168th anniversary of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. More
January 24, 2014 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. and the City of League City will host the inaugural Flashback 5K/10K on March 22. More
January 24, 2014 -- Galveston Public Information Officer Liz Rogers on Thursday updated Galveston City Council on plans for the city's 175th Anniversary. More
January 24, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights opera season around Houston this weekend with offering both professional and amateur and suggests taking in a foreign film festival at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston or a comedic look at motherhood down in Galveston. More
January 24, 2014 -- Leon Fleisher, pianist, who will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House on Saturday, February 1 will participate in a meet and greet event for UTMB students on campus at noon on January 31. Flyer
January 24, 2014 -- Galveston's University Area Association hosted an informal meeting featuring Galveston mayoral candidates Jim Yarbrough and Don Mafrige at the Porch Cafe in Beachtown Galveston Thursday evening. More
January 23, 2014 -- Galveston City Council today voted to appoint Galveston Municipal Utilities Director David van Riper to represent the city on the Gulf Coast Water Authority Board of Directors, replacing former utilities director Eric Wilson, who now works for the City of Pearland. More
January 23, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District has announced the winners of the 2013-2014 CCISD Science Fair. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with area cities and municipal utility districts, will attend the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland in February. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept the annual financial report for FY2013. More
January 23, 2014 -- The 5K FunD Run to benefit students attending the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will be held on March 8. More
January 23, 2014 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve three resolutions: a request to the Texas Department of Transportation for federal intercity bus funding to facilitate Galveston County connectivity to Houston METRO’s Bay Area Park & Ride facility; a request to TxDOT in support of the City of Galveston’s proposed fare card and data collection system for Island Transit; and a resolution in support of the Gulf Coast Center’s request to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for bus funding to support the Victory Lakes Park & Ride program and local fixed route service. More
January 23, 2014 -- Twila Lindblade, executive director of the Galveston County Food Bank has posted a guest column in support of the Souper Bowl of Caring which is currently underway until February 2 and is also helping the Galveston County Food Bank raise food and funds. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Bernardo de Galvez Chapter #1 of the Sons of the American Revolution in Galveston has released an update regarding their project to place a statue of de Galvez in Menard Park. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees will host a public meeting tonight in Galveston to gather comments on $627 million in proposed early restoration projects across the Gulf Coast states. More
January 22, 2014 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to call an election for May 10 and to approve a joint election agreement with Galveston County Fresh Water Supply District No. 6. More
January 22, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew a contract with Crowder Gulf for disaster debris clearance and removal. More
January 22, 2014 -- Galveston Reads will host a citywide discussion of the 2014 reading selection, "The Warmth of Other Suns", on February 1. More
January 21, 2014 -- Galveston Independent School District will hold a live webinar for an international science competition presented by Ball High School graduate Ian Smith on Wednesday at Central Middle School Media Arts Academy. More
January 21, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted 3-2, with County Judge Mark Henry and Commissioner Ryan Dennard opposed, to negotiatea contract for food services at the Galveston County Jail to Trinity Service Group, Inc. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to find a proposed extension of public wastewater service to the Tenaris Bay City plant site and the construction of new traffic lanes on State Highway 35 to be “consistent with regional plans and policies” to support a requested Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant application in the amount of $1.44 million for the grant request for the Colorado County project. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Texas State Librarian Mark Smith will host a series of discussions regarding state support for Texas Libraries beginning January 28 with a webinar, and then launching in-person discussions on January 29 at the Friendswood Public Library. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club will host a candidate forum on Thursday for Republican candidates for Galveston County Judge and District Attorney in the March Republican Primary Election. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair will host its 32nd annual event on February 8 at the Texas A&M University-Galveston campus. More
January 21, 2014 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to adopt an order calling for an election on May 10 for two positions on the board. More
January 21, 2014 -- The City of Galveston will host a news conference on Friday to kick off the city's 175th anniversary celebration. More
January 21, 2014 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to call an election for May 10 to elect three city council positions. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will kick off its Spring Season on February 9 at the 1894 Grand Opera House. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tax Office reminds businesses that responsibility for the collection of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission beer permitting fees will be moved to the State effective February 1. More
January 19, 2014 -- Samuel Collins, III has posted a guest column regarding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday titled, "A Day ON, not a day off". More
January 19, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership presented the Quasar Award to University of Houston Chancellor Renu Khator at its 2014 Annual Banquet on Friday at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City. More
January 18, 2014 -- The 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference will be held from January 27-29 at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Alabama. Tom Linton will cover the meeting for Guidry News Service. More
January 17, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will hold open auditions on January 25 for a commercial about its upcoming "Real Pirates" exhibit. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Texas City Independent School District Foundation is selling barbecue for pick up during the Super Bowl, with proceeds benefiting the foundation. More
January 17, 2014 -- Moody Gardens will present National Geographic's "Real Pirates" exhibition from March 8 through September 28. More
January 17, 2014 -- Artist Boat in Galveston will host a kayak instructor certification course in March. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark as the speaker for its monthly luncheon. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 14 at Park Board Plaza. More
January 17, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood today is flying its flags at half-mast in honor of Dr. Eunice Myrlene Kennedy, who passed away this week after serving the Friendswood Independent School District for 55 years. More
January 17, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights events in Galveston this weekend, including Restaurant Weeks and ArtWalk; and in Houston where Peter and The Wolf is featured at the Zoo and the Houston Auto Show is at the Reliant Center. More
January 16, 2014 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday updated the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on the Downtown Transit Terminal construction and Streetscape Design Project under the Galveston Livable Communities Initiative and reported on a trolley feasibility study and a package of system improvements that will be submitted to Galveston City Council soon. More
January 16, 2014 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Donna K. Sollenberger, executive vice president and CEO for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Health System, who reviewed expansions in 2013 and talked about plans for 2014. More
January 16, 2014 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Thursday announced that Michelle Lopez of Dickinson has been sentenced to twenty years in prison for first degree felony theft. More
January 16, 2014 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Kenneth Kaye as alternate judge of the Municipal Court. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host an "Up-Cycle" party, with a presentation on the process of converting salvaged products into new materials, on February 15 at the foundation's Architectural Salvage Warehouse. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 "Heritage At Risk" list through February 28. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host Mikaila Ulmer, a 9-year-old Lemonade Day entrepreneur from Austin who launched "BeeSweet" lemonade, on January 29. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Texas City City Commission voted unanimously to amend the city's FY2014 Budget to appropriate funds for lift station improvements. More
January 15, 2014 -- Galveston Fire Chief Mike Wisko and Fire Marshal Gilbert Robinson recently attended the Bryan Fire Department Awards banquet to be recognized for assistance and support to the families of three Bryan Firefighters last year. More
January 15, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District is seeking community members to serve on the naming committee for the district's second stadium. More
January 15, 2014 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve its legislative agenda for 2014. More
January 15, 2014 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing opposition to the Public Utility Commission’s proposal to implement a capacity market in the state. More
January 15, 2014 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an election services agreement with Galveston County for the May 10 Election. More
January 14, 2014 -- J. Sam Lott of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., on Tuesday updated the Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on a Texas Department of Transportation study of requirements for a high speed rail terminal in Houston. More
January 14, 2014 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen has posted an update on Seawall Parking. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will hold their 168th Annual Meeting in honor of the City of Galveston's 175th anniversary on January 24 at the Hotel Galvez. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Hitchcock City Commission, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to approve a request to re-zone property on FM 2004 south of Robinson Road from an Agricultural Residential District to a General Commercial District. More
January 14, 2014 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Texas Revenue Recovery Association for membership in a consortium of local governments working together to collect delinquent utility solid waste disposal service fees. More
January 14, 2014 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to amend the city's budget to recognize funds from Galveston County for fire services. More
January 13, 2014 -- Galveston Arts Center will host presentations by Maggie Fuller and Diane Falkenhagen on January 23 at 2501 Market Street. More
January 13, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold open houses regarding the San Bernard River Watershed on January 23 at the West Columbia Civic Center and on January 30 at the Wharton Civic Center Duncan Auditorium. More
January 13, 2014 -- League City has been named the twenty-ninth safest city in the nation and the fourth safest city in Texas by CQ Press. More
January 13, 2014 -- Sharon Batiste Gillins has submitted a guest column encouraging contribution of photographs to help celebrate Galveston's 175th Birthday. More
January 13, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a screening of "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust" on Sunday, with proceeds to benefit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the film. More
January 13, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today announced that several events have been scheduled in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is observed on January 20. More
January 13, 2014 -- The Tremont House in Galveston will host retro-swing band Cherry Poppin' Daddies to perform in concert on March 1 for the 30th Annual Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Viewing Party. More
January 13, 2014 -- Galveston Reads will host Dr. John Gorman for a discussion leader training session on Tuesday. More
January 12, 2014 -- The Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Medical Service reports that it has become a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site and now offers the comprehensive babysitting training program for young adolescents. More
January 12, 2014 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson advises that for the vast majority of Texas property owners, Friday January 31, 2014, is the last day to pay 2013 taxes without penalty and interest. More
January 11, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2014 Board Members. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society has announced that the 16th annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade will be held on March 2. More
January 10, 2014 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 6-1, with Elizabeth Beeton opposed, to accept a petition submitted by Schwartz-Edwards GP, LLC to prepare a feasibility report for creation of a 21.86 acre public improvement district on west Galveston Island near the Waterman Restaurant. More
January 10, 2014 -- Chris O'Shea Roper and Tom Linton have launched a new series of articles regarding changes to flood insurance under the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. More
January 10, 2014 -- The Galveston County Tea Party hosted a Republican primary debate for House District 23 and Galveston County Judge candidates Thursday evening at the Texas City Nessler Center. More
January 10, 2014 -- The City of League City has launched its redesigned tourism website, www.visitleaguecity.com. More
January 10, 2014 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a pre-owned 2006 dump truck, for a total of $24,500. More
January 10, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on several new exhibitions opening at art galleries around Houston and an opportunity to learn about the art of housing great art with a architect's tour of the Houston Museum District. More
January 09, 2014 -- The League of United Latin American Citizens in Galveston will hold a health and wellness fair on Saturday at the McGuire Dent Recreation and Fitness Center. More
January 09, 2014 -- The City of Galveston today launched its newly redesigned website at www.cityofgalveston.org. More
January 09, 2014 -- Triumphant Tails, Inc. of Kemah has announced that three dogs from the rescue group remain needing adoption from the Humane Society of Brazoria County. More
January 09, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced its revised 2014 race schedule. More
January 09, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Jeff Temple, an associate professor and director of behavioral health and research at UTMB, has been named vice chair of a new state task force on domestic violence. More
January 09, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith on Wednesday delivered the State of the District Address. More w/Video
January 09, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 10 to elect four members of the board. More
January 09, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has named Julie Harman Howell as director of member services and events. More
January 09, 2014 -- Harris “Shrub” Kempner, president of Kempner Capital Management, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Galveston Island. He was introduced by Hal Rochkind. More
January 09, 2014 -- Ronald J. Neighbors, who was general manager of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District since it was created by the Texas Legislature in 1975, and the Fort Bend Subsidence District since its creation in 1989, was honored at a retirement party at the Alley Theatre on Tuesday. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the American Cancer Society, Carebuilders at Home, MattressLand and Furniture, Right At Home, and Anytime Fitness. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission will present an Official Texas Historical Marker to the Greater Bell Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City on January 19. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host its Sacred Places Tour on February 8. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce today announced the newly-elected members of the chamber's board of directors. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Space City Con. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will host its 44th Annual Membership Banquet and Awards Ceremony on January 30 at the Doyle Convention Center in Texas City. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center today announced that a new series of free classes is being made available for small business owners and entrepreneurs in Galveston County through a grant from BP. More
January 08, 2014 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will host a screening of "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust" on January 19, with proceeds to benefit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the film project. More
January 08, 2014 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a strategic planning proposal for the city. More
January 08, 2014 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court held a workshop meeting with economic development professionals and elected officials from throughout the county on Tuesday. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Gilchrist Community Association and the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club today released a study of the impacts of the closure of Rollover Pass upon East Bay. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club today announced the club's new officers and directors. More
January 07, 2014 -- Clear Creek Independent School District will host a community meeting on January 15 to present preliminary designs for renovations planned for Clear Brook High School in Friendswood. More
January 07, 2014 -- The National Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will host meetings in January to gather public comment concerning its draft plan for $627 million in restoration projects, including projects in Texas. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Texas Historical Commission will host a dedication ceremony on February 1 to present an Official Texas Historical Marker recognizing Arthur John "Jack" Johnson at Jack Johnson Park in Galveston. More
January 07, 2014 -- Joe Gaggamoltz has objected to Jim Guidry's commentary on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting on storm surge protection. More
January 06, 2014 -- The City of Galveston Fire Department reminds residents to be safe using heating equipment. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Speedy's Printing, Affinity Immediate Care Clinic, The Kitchen Chick, and Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood. More
January 06, 2014 -- Galveston Reads has announced its 2014 schedule of programs. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today announced that it has launched a mobile application. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office recently congratulated Mary Duvall on her retirement after serving the sheriff's office for 25 years. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host "Magnificence, Marriage & Murder", a lecture on the Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran, on Wednesday at Menard Hall in Galveston. More
January 04, 2014 -- Jerry Mohn has applauded Jim Guidry's commentary on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting on storm surge protection. More
January 03, 2014 -- Three Stand Up Dads will play Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
January 03, 2014 -- Stephen Schulz has applauded Jim Guidry's commentary on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting on storm surge protection. More
January 03, 2014 -- Keep Friendswood Beautiful will host its annual tree giveaway on January 18. More
January 03, 2014 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosin has applauded Jim Guidry's commentary on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting on storm surge protection. More
January 03, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has published his comments on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting to move forward on storm surge protection on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
January 03, 2014 -- The City of Friendswood is holding registration for its winter Men's Flag Football League. More
January 03, 2014 -- Family Service Center of Galveston County will host its Centennial Celebration on February 8 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
January 03, 2014 -- Yaga's Entertainment, Inc. has extended the deadline for entries to its Mardi Gras! Galveston 2014 poster contest to January 13. More
January 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities this weekend, including a "geek festival with free parking" at Moody Gardens, an International Boat, Sport & Travel Show at Reliant Center and a performance of the Houston Symphony. More
January 02, 2014 -- Galveston Reads has invited the public to attend the initial book discussion for the 2014 selection, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. More
January 02, 2014 -- The City of Galveston is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Drive, with recycling program drop off sites available through January 20 and curbside tree collection on January 10-11. More
January 02, 2014 -- Island ETC, East-End Theatre Company in Galveston will present special performances of "Motherhood Out Loud" on January 24-25, benefiting the Galveston Education Foundation. More
December 31, 2013 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 32 Texas Housing Authorities a total of $3,581,481 in grants "to help residents receiving housing assistance gain access to education, job training and employment opportunities". More
December 31, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will display an exhibit of pictures and items from the city's libraries, which include the first public library in Texas, as its January "Treasure of the Month". More
December 31, 2013 -- The Moody Mansion in Galveston will host its annual Twelfth Night of Christmas event on January 6. More
December 31, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department is holding registration for its 35th Citizens Police Academy, which begins classes in February. More
December 31, 2013 -- Triumphant Tails, Inc. has provided an update regarding approximately 30 dogs from the Humane Society of Brazoria County that require adoption by January 15. More
December 30, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard crews are searching for two men aboard an overdue 25-foot sailboat, with creme colored hull and white sails, sailing from Port Aransas to Galveston. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Friendswood Public Library has scheduled several programs for adults in January. More
December 30, 2013 -- Houston civic leader, oil executive and philanthropist Jack Sawtelle Blanton Sr. died Saturday at his Galveston residence at the age of 86. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced several events scheduled on the island in January, including Galveston Restaurant Week and "Space City Con". More
December 27, 2013 -- Galveston County Tea Party Patriots are sponsoring a Debate/Interview on January 9 featuring Republican candidates for Galveston County Judge and Texas House District 23. More
December 27, 2013 -- Galveston Republican Women installed newly elected officers on December 18. More
December 27, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that his office will work with area law enforcement agencies to enforce the "No Refusal" program on New Year's Eve. More
December 27, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on opportunities to welcome 2014 in the Gulf Coast region. More
December 26, 2013 -- The Nia Cultural Center will host a Kwanzaa Celebration and Market on Friday in Galveston. More
December 24, 2013 -- Dickinson Independent School District plays a part in a "miracle story" for a school district employee family." More
December 24, 2013 -- A Christmas Party for Independence Village and Hope Village residents was held recently at the AMOCO Federal Credit Union in Texas City. More
December 23, 2013 -- NAMI Gulf Coast will host a Family Support Meeting on January 13 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. More
December 23, 2013 -- The City of Galveston Landmark Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustments have issued a call for applicants to serve. More
December 23, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District's Coastal Health and Wellness clinics in Texas City and Galveston will have new hours starting January 2. More
December 23, 2013 -- The Midtown Men will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on December 29. More
December 23, 2013 -- Jerry Jeff Walker will perform at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston on Saturday. More
December 23, 2013 -- Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include continued performances of The Santaland Diaries and A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre in Houston; and and a concert by Jerry Jeff Walker at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
December 23, 2013 -- David Feldman of Long Island New York recently interviewed Jim Guidry via Skype. Feldman, who operates LongIslandNY.TV, a news website covering his area, is publishing a series of articles and interviews regarding the length of time it is taking for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. More
December 23, 2013 -- Dr. James Goodwin, who has recently been promoted to vice president and chief research officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, visited with Guidry News Service about a new study by UTMB researchers that shows that one out of four colonoscopies paid for by Medicare is potentially inappropriate under current screening guidelines set forth by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District is urging residents to get Flu shots. More
December 20, 2013 -- Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the discovery of a human skull in a yard in Santa Fe. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today, on a motion by Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb, voted unanimously to approve a resolution for award of Transportation Development Credits in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update on the December 17 meeting of the board. More
December 20, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Holiday Season events in the Gulf Coast region. More
December 20, 2013 -- The City of Kemah will host a strategic planning town hall meeting on December 30. More
December 20, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is expanding its research facilities at Building 17 on the Galveston campus with a 93,000 square foot, $42 million addition. More
December 20, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District for the replacement of the Pelican Island Bridge. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Thursday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the port’s infrastructure and business development agreement with Phoenix Port Partners, the consultants working on the development of the west end of the port. More
December 20, 2013 -- Artist Boat in Galveston is accepting design proposals for Project Seawall Interpretive Trail through January 31. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation and the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture have received a Preservation Texas 2013 Heritage Education Award for their Architectural Field School program. More
December 19, 2013 -- Bay Area Pet Adoptions, a no-kill animal shelter in Galveston County, is seeking donations in order to continue operating. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to endorse a resolution approved by Galveston City Council in November revising the city’s funding request to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for Transportation Development Credits, which previously were proposed for hike and bike trails. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to reappoint Commissioner Dee Ann Haney as representative and Rick Wilkenfeld as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday arrested Dennis Duane Sievers of Port Bolivar for the death of Catalina Delgado. More
December 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard reports on MARPOL reception facility inadequacies in the Sector Houston-Galveston area. More
December 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that its Sector Houston-Galveston Office will relocate from Galena Park to Ellington Field on January 27. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office on Wednesday reported that Joshua Lonnel Johnson has been convicted and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison on a charge of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Texas Historical Commission has awarded Arthur John "Jack" Johnson an Official Texas Historical Marker. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Family Service Center of Galveston County will host "A Night in Old Galveston", a gala celebrating 100 years of the organization's mental health service to the residents of Galveston County, on February 8 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to schedule a workshop for January 13. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the end of the year financial report for the park board. More
December 18, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Galveston County for the city's participation in the CareHere Clinic. More
December 18, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the proposed Ike Dike storm surge barrier for the Gulf Coast. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve the 2014 H-GAC Budget and Service Plan, with a 2.75 percent increase in personnel compensation. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve the design development of the Clear Lake High School Rebuild Project. More
December 17, 2013 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to cast the city’s ballots in favor of re-electing Gary Jones to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Galveston Municipal Police Association held its annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Galveston on Saturday. More
December 16, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and the Galveston County Citizens’ Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association celebrated the arrival of “Deputy Claus” on Saturday. More
December 14, 2013 -- College of the Mainland President Beth Lewis reports that COM employees collected an abundance of boxed and canned goods for the M.I. Lewis Social Service Center’s food bank in Dickinson. More
December 13, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to cast the college's votes in favor of electing COM Board Chair Roney McCrary to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Galveston Fire Department today announced that Charles Olsen has been promoted to assistant fire chief. More
December 13, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court in a special meeting this afternoon cast its votes for the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
December 13, 2013 -- Galveston City Council held a contentious discussion about the city council representatives on the Houston-Galveston Area Council during the final moments of Thursday’s regular meeting, but because members of the city council left for other commitments one by one, the meeting lost its quorum and appointments were not made. More
December 13, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its State of Transportation in Texas membership event on Thursday featuring State Representative Joe Pickett. More
December 13, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on holiday event options in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 12, 2013 -- Galveston County Auditor Randall Rice was recently presented the Jerry Ware Leadership Award by the Texas Association of County Auditors. More
December 12, 2013 -- Blocker Middle School in Texas City will host Holiday in the Park on December 19, with refreshments and entertainment, including 30,000 pounds of snow. More
December 12, 2013 -- Mardi Gras! Galveston has announced that the annual Mardi Gras celebration in 2014 will include two additional parades in the downtown entertainment district. More
December 11, 2013 -- Galveston Police Department Captain Byron Frankland has graduated from the Certified Public Manager Program. More
December 11, 2013 -- Moody Mansion in Galveston will host its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday. More
December 11, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution affirming the city’s support for The Villages of Dickinson development, and The Villages of Dickinson, LLC’s submission of an application for the 2014 Housing Tax Credit Program. More
December 11, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the surgical intensive care unit at John Sealy Hospital has received a gold Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston will present "Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust" on January 19. More
December 10, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted 2-3, with only Stephen Holmes and Kevin O’Brien in favor, to defeat a motion to approve a contract for professional services with Artist Boat for the McAllis Point Preserve Plan. More
December 10, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to nominate Georgia Meyer to the Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors. More
December 10, 2013 -- Environmental attorney Jim Blackburn has posted his annual Holiday Coastal Update about several projects on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 09, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that 40 doctors from the university have been named "Texas Super Doctors" by Texas Monthly. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Texas City High School Choir Department will present "Sounds of the Season", a holiday concert, on December 17 and 19. More
December 09, 2013 -- Galveston's Holiday in the Park will be held on December 14, 15 and 21 at Saengerfest Park in Downtown Galveston. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation hosted the 40th Annual Dickens on The Strand Festival this weekend. More
December 09, 2013 -- Carole H. Allen, Gulf office director of the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, has requested the assistance of people who walk on the beaches to watch for sea turtles lying on the beaches if they have become too cold in shallow water. More
December 09, 2013 -- Phillip Morris has filed his candidacy for District Attorney in Galveston County. More
December 08, 2013 -- Supporters of Galveston's Ronald McDonald House, including local dignitaries and celebrities, participated in the "Light Up the House" event for the Holiday Season on Friday December 6. More
December 08, 2013 -- League City attorney Wilfried Schmitz announced that he has filed to be placed on the ballot for Judge of the 306th Judicial District Court of Galveston County in the upcoming Republican primary on March 4. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department has reported the seizure of over 13 pounds of marijuana and nearly $14,000 in cash; and the arrest of two people. More
December 06, 2013 -- Judge Susan Criss, Judge of the 212th District Court, has announced her resignation to run for State Representative of District 23. More
December 06, 2013 -- The Galveston Home & Garden Show is accepting registrations for its 26th annual event, which will be held March 8-9 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
December 06, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Dickens on The Strand and other events in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 06, 2013 -- Candidate filing ends on Monday for the March 4, 2014 Primary Election, with positions on the ballot including a U.S. Senate seat, Congressional offices, Governor, as well as local county judges, commissioners and justices of the peace. More
December 06, 2013 -- Texas A&M University President Bowen Loftin, who was previously president of Texas A&M University at Galveston, has notified his "Aggie Family" that he will become chancellor of the flagship campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia Missouri. More
December 06, 2013 -- The City of League City will close portions of FM 518 on Saturday for the Holiday in the Park Parade. More
December 05, 2013 -- The Dickinson Historical Society and Dickinson Economic Development Corporation will host the Sixth Annual Holiday Express Model Train Show and Winter Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the Historic Railroad Center. More
December 05, 2013 -- The 2013 Statewide No Child Left Behind Parental Involvement Conference is being held today through Saturday at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
December 05, 2013 -- The Special Olympics Texas Polar Plunge will host its third annual event on January 18 in Galveston. More
December 05, 2013 -- The Galveston Fire Department today issued safety tips for those heating their homes in anticipation of expected low temperatures. More
December 05, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance, on first reading, to establish a no parking area under the State Highway 146 bridge over Clear Creek next to the boat ramp. More
December 04, 2013 -- Hospice Care Team, Inc. will host "Holiday Memories", an event for grieving children, on December 7 in Lake Jackson and on December 14 in Texas City. More
December 04, 2013 -- The City of Kemah and the Kemah Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting their annual toy drive through December 13. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors, comprised of the county judges of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Orange counties, voted unanimously to approve a $3.94 million contract with the Texas General Land Office on Tuesday. More
December 04, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District's Ball High School is participating in the 33rd Annual "Share Your Holidays" Food Drive through Friday, with the school accepting donations of non-perishable food items. More
December 04, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Galveston County Management District No. 1 to fund construction for reversing the Interstate 45 southbound ramps between State Highway 96 and FM 646. More
December 04, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the establishment of a Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan. More
December 04, 2013 -- Former Galveston City Councilman Don Mafrige on Tuesday officially announced his candidacy for Mayor of Galveston. More
December 03, 2013 -- The Galveston Open Government Project has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court challenging the City of Galveston's public housing system. More
December 03, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that Galveston has been named one of the "Top 10 Designations on the Rise in the U.S.", by TripAdvisor. More
December 03, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to reappoint Council Member Jim Hill as representative and Mayor Kevin Holland as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2014 General Assembly and Board of Directors. More
December 03, 2013 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will host a public meeting on December 12 in Clear Lake Shores to discuss bacteria levels in Jarbo Bayou. More
December 03, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to award a contract for bank depository services to Moody National Bank. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday. More
December 01, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Associate Professor of Surgery Dr. Taylor Riall, the author of a study of the use of breast biopsy surgery in women suspected of breast cancer, rather than minimally invasive biopsy. More
November 29, 2013 -- The 37th Annual Turkey Bowl at Adoue Park in Galveston attracted an assortment of Galveston Islanders who celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the friendly competition each year. More
November 29, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $21.2 million contract to Weeks Marine, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 29, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights holiday events in the Gulf Coast region. More
November 27, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 26 at Park Board Plaza. Below is an update of news from the boardroom. More
November 27, 2013 -- Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto has been appointed to the Texas Police Chief's Association Board of Directors. More
November 27, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted 4-0-1, with Rick Nally abstaining, to cast the city's five votes in favor of electing Clay Morrison to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 27, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to provide $10,000 in special event funding for transportation to the 2014 Mardi Gras event. More
November 26, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to defer action until December 10 on a request by Carnes Funeral Home for a 10 percent increase in the county’s contract for the transportation of dead human bodies. More
November 26, 2013 -- The City of Galveston recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a home built and sold through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. More
November 26, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of and participation in the fourth annual "Small Business Saturday" event on Saturday. More
November 25, 2013 -- Artist Boat in Galveston today announced that it has received two $150,000 grants to provide watershed education training and stewardship training for petrochemical industry workers. More
November 25, 2013 -- The United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced that the foundation's Institute for Organization Management has awarded the Regent Scholarship to League City Chamber of Commerce President Laurie Baldwin. More
November 25, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Friday announced that the district office raised more than $23,000 this year for the Combined Federal Campaign. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the 2014 Operating, Renewal & Replacement and Capital Improvement Budget. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office recently held a graduation ceremony for the 16th session of the Citizen's Sheriff's Academy. More
November 22, 2013 -- Mayor Lewis Rosen announced at the end of Thursday’s meeting of Galveston City Council that he has decided not to seek another term. More
November 22, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast region in the week before Thanksgiving. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city's budget to create a parts manager position. More
November 22, 2013 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen has announced that he will not seek a second term More
November 21, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced it is partnering with the Galveston Park Board to launch a sand management cost shared study. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to cast the district's ballots in favor of re-electing Victor Pierson and electing Scott Brast to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board today announced that work has begun in partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers on a project to develop a virtual model for assessing and preventing erosion on the island's beaches. More
November 20, 2013 -- The City of Webster Police Department has arrested Hugh Riley Ener in a child pornography case. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Galveston College Community Chorale will hold its annual Christmas concert on December 15 at Moody Methodist Church. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to find that a proposed landfill on Fairbanks N. Houston Road "is consistent with plans, policies and H-GAC review criteria". More
November 20, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that scientists with the university are expanding their research on traumatic brain injury. More
November 20, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Dan Becker and Geri Bentley opposed, to select Strategic Government Resources to serve as the city’s consultant in the search for candidates for a city manager. More
November 20, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a payment of $78,972 to Crowder-Gulf for outstanding charges and retainage fees from Hurricane Ike. More
November 20, 2013 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to support the reappointment of Louis Decker to the Galveston County Emergency Communications District Board of Managers. More
November 19, 2013 -- William "Bill" Clement has been appointed as director of the Galveston County Small Business Development Center. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to re-appoint Louis Decker to the Galveston County Emergency Communication District. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to cast the district’s votes in favor of electing Scott Brast and re-electing Gary Jones to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 19, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to canvass the results of the city’s November 5 Bond Election. More
November 19, 2013 -- The University Area Association in Galveston will host a "meet and greet" with District 3 City Council candidates on Thursday. More
November 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Food Bank will host its annual fundraising gala on December 12 at Butler's Courtyard in League City. More
November 18, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Dr. Ben Raimer of Galveston as chair of the Health and Human Services Council. More
November 18, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will conduct manual readings of selected water meters beginning Wednesday. More
November 18, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received the Get with the Guidelines - Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. More
November 18, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court in a special meeting today voted unanimously to place management of the Community Development Block Grant non-housing grant under the direction of the director of the Community Services Department. More
November 18, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Saturday named Tom Macaluso's boat, "Pro Re Nata", as the Yacht of the Year for 2013. More
November 18, 2013 -- Supporters of Artist Boat turned out for the Float The Boat Annual Gala and Silent Auction in Galveston on Saturday. More
November 17, 2013 -- Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America last week held its annual Corporate Pinewood Derby Race benefiting the youth throughout Galveston and Brazoria Counties. More
November 17, 2013 -- League City Council Member Heidi Thiess has provided an audio recording of an altercation between council members Dennis OKeeffe and Dan Becker at League City City Hall on June 19. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office recently participated in the 2013 Texas Sex Offender Registration Conference, which was held in Galveston. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Friends of Galveston Island State Park will hold the 2014 New Years 5K/10K Fun Run on January 4, 2014, in the Park. More
November 15, 2013 -- Texas City Independent School District has posted a report on an investigation of a threat of a shooting at the high school. More
November 15, 2013 -- Galveston Mayor Louis Rosen has asked Galveston County Commissioners Court to defer action on a proposal to dissolve Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 11. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library Museum in Galveston has announced that the Winter selection for the Museum Book Club Series is "With Bold Strokes", by Dr. Edward Simmen. More
November 15, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host the "Great Galveston Tree Giveaway" on Saturday. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Galveston County Mayors and Councilmembers Association on Wednesday voted unanimously to elect Dickinson City Council Member Louis Decker to another term on the Galveston County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors. More
November 15, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to cast the city's ballots in favor of electing Roney McCrary to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 15, 2013 -- Diversions: As the holiday season approaches Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the growing list of entertainment and activities available around the Gulf Coast region. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Galveston County Tax Office has announced that the deadline to postmark the first of two property tax payments is December 2. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Transportation will close Galveston-Bolivar Ferry operations on Saturday for a dredging. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Housing Authority is accepting nominations for names for two new mixed income developments that will be built at the sites of the former Cedar Terrace and Magnolia Homes apartments. More
November 14, 2013 -- Galveston County Food Bank Executive Director Twila Lindblade has written a guest column concerning recent reductions to the SNAP meal program. More
November 14, 2013 -- Galveston College will host the first event in its "Glorious Gatherings" series, benefiting the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access Program, on Saturday at the Backbay Emporium. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update on Tuesday's meeting of the park board. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to cast the college's ballots in favor of re-electing Victor Pierson to the Galveston Central Appraisal District. More
November 14, 2013 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman on Wednesday updated the Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on continuing efforts to provide commuter connectivity between Houston and Galveston. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to issue certificates of election for the November 5 trustee election, re-electing board members David O'Neal, Jr. and Ken Jencks. More
November 14, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District on Tuesday was updated on Houston Region Freight Rail Activity by Brenda Mainwaring of Union Pacific, Rollin Bredenberg of BNSF and Brad Howell of Lodestar Logistics. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to provide $7,500 in funding for the operation of the Sargassum Early Advisory System. More
November 13, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Lee Darrow as fire marshal. More
November 13, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to cancel and authorize a re-bid on several requests for proposals on Tuesday and named a review committee to make recommendations on bids. More
November 13, 2013 -- The Galveston County Commissioners’ Court is pleased to announce the partnership between several non-profit agencies to deliver direct financial assistance services to citizens in need during troubled economic times. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Texas City Museum will host a presentation on the USS Westfield on Thursday. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Home Rule Cities recently elected members to represent their cities on the H-GAC's Board of Directors. More
November 12, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to cast 20 votes in favor of re-electing David Moss, and nine votes in favor of re-electing Gary Jones, to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 12, 2013 -- The Santa Fe Gold Star VFW Post 5400 held a Veterans Day Celebration on Monday. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Galveston County Food Bank will host a ceremony on Thursday for the christening of a new truck purchased through funds raised by the Eiland Family Christian Charitable Fund. More
November 11, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Galveston-Niigata Sister City relationship on Saturday at Moody Garden's Festival of Lights opening ceremony. More
November 11, 2013 -- Galveston College will host its Community Service Outreach Fair on November 18 at the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center. More
November 11, 2013 -- The City of Galveston is seeking volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission, Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, Zoning Board of Adjustments and Galveston Tree Committee. More
November 10, 2013 -- Galveston County Justice of the Peace Jim Schweitzer has filed for re-election in the upcoming March Republican Primary. More
November 10, 2013 -- George Gould has provided photos of the Veterans Day Parade in Santa Fe. Photos
November 09, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation recently hosted its annual gala at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center. More
November 08, 2013 -- College of the Mainland recently hosted a Department of Homeland Security public listening session. More
November 08, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host a free E-Cycle and Shred Day event at the city's recycling center on November 16. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to cast the city's 202 votes in favor of re-electing David Moss to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Thursday held a special presentation for the Rotary Club of League City. More
November 07, 2013 -- Galveston College will host a holiday wine pairing course on November 14. More
November 07, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that Franchelle Craft, a civil engineer with the office, has been selected as a Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award recipient. More
November 07, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to cast the city's ballots in favor of re-electing Gary Jones to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 06, 2013 -- Galveston Arts Center will feature presentations by Mayuko Ono Gray and Mark Greenwalt as part of the "Conversations @ The Center" series on November 12 at 2501 Market Street. More
November 06, 2013 -- The Seabrook Police Department on Wednesday responded to an incident involving aggravated assault with an automobile at the 700 block of Second Street. More
November 06, 2013 -- The City of Galveston is celebrating Municipal Courts Week this week. More
November 06, 2013 -- The Galveston East End Historical Association will host its 24th Annual "A Victorian Christmas" Holiday Homes Tour on December 6. More
November 06, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a motion directing staff to obtain statements of qualifications from three search firms for recruiting candidates for appointment to the position of city manager. More
November 06, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Center, Galveston County Health District and Mainland Center Medical Center recently hosted the Galveston County Mental Health Summit in Texas City. More
November 06, 2013 -- Texas voters approved nine amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday, including Proposition 6, which creates the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan. More
November 05, 2013 -- In Galveston County, Friendswood voters are deciding a four-proposition bond election, Galveston County Freshwater Supply District No. 6 is holding a bond election and Galveston County Emergency Services District No. 2 is deciding a two percent tax rate. More
November 05, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 5-1, with Carl Gustafson opposed, to approve a $20,000 contract with the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce for economic development services. More
November 05, 2013 -- League City City Council in a special meeting on Monday voted 7-1, with Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to confirm Deputy City Manager John Baumgartner as interim city manager, to fill the spot being vacated by Mike Loftin who recently announced his resignation; and to ask Baumgartner to recommend a person to serve as his successor in case he is unable to perform the job. More
November 05, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to cast the city’s six votes in favor of re-electing Victor Pierson to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department is seeking public assistance in the investigation of a home invasion that occurred on November 2 at 3926 Avenue K. More
November 04, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Monday announced the results of the recent Lone Star Rally No Refusal program. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department has announced that James R. Freed has received certification as a Certified Latent Print Examiner from the International Association for Identification. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department today released statistics for the Lone Star Rally event. More
November 04, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual citywide clean-up event on November 8-9 for west of 53rd Street and November 15-16 for east of 53rd Street. More
November 03, 2013 -- The Lone Star Rally celebrated its 12th year on Galveston Island this weekend. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Galveston Fire Department will host its annual fire prevention open house on Saturday at Fire Station No. 5. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a woodwork class on November 9 as part of its "Preservation U" series. More
November 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Thursday announced that it has awarded a $178,798 contract to Quaternary Resources Investigations, LLC for routine soil sampling and laboratory testing at the Alexander Island Dredge Material Placement Area adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 01, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department today announced that James R. Freed has received his re-certification as a Latent Print Examiner from the International Association for Identification. More
November 01, 2013 -- College of the Mainland will host a Department of Homeland Security public listening session on Tuesday. More
November 01, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events featuring a variety of fine art festivals and performances around the Gulf Coast region. More
October 31, 2013 -- The City of Galveston announced the hiring of two new staff members, fulfilling vacancies in Deputy City Manager and City Engineer positions. More
October 31, 2013 -- Republican Jonathan C. Kieschnick announced his intentions today to challenge Barbara Roberts, the one-term Judge of Galveston County Court at Law #2, in the March 4 GOP Primary election. More
October 31, 2013 -- Dickinson Independent School District has announced changes to its after-school activities today due to severe weather conditions. More
October 31, 2013 -- The City of League City today announced that it has been listed as the 31st safest city in Texas by Safewise. More
October 31, 2013 -- Early voting ends on Friday in the November 5 election for state constitutional amendments, as well as area bond referendums in Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties, and Houston's mayoral and city council races. More
October 31, 2013 -- The Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic will host a Veterans' Benefit & Information Fair on November 10. More
October 31, 2013 -- The American Shore and Beach Association at its recent conference on South Padre Island presented an award recognizing the Texas A&M University at Galveston Sargassum Early Advisory System. More
October 30, 2013 -- Artist Boat in Galveston is accepting design proposals for Project Seawall Interpretive Trail through November 25. More
October 30, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that two barges loaded with crude oil have been freed after being grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge on Sunday. More
October 30, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to authorize an extension on a request for proposals regarding property and casualty insurance. More
October 30, 2013 -- Galveston College will host the first of the "Glorious Gatherings" series, benefiting the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access program, on November 16 at Backbay Emporium. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit related to the early hardware business on Galveston Island, J.F. Smith & Bros. Company, as the library's November "Treasure of the Month". More
October 30, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to divide equally approximately $70,000 in surplus funds from the FY2013 Budget between the Capital Improvement Fund and the Road Maintenance/Repair Fund. More
October 29, 2013 -- Marine archeologists with the Texas Historical Commission and Texas State University will present their findings from a July shipwreck exploration in the Gulf of Mexico on November 14 at Moody Gardens. More
October 29, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to hold a combined meeting for November and December on December 12. More
October 29, 2013 -- Kemah will host the Salute to Military Service this weekend, beginning on Friday with a procession at the Kemah Lighthouse District. More
October 29, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve an offer and strike price agreement for electricity through the Texas General Land Office and Cavallo Energy Texas. More
October 29, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to continue participation with the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities and to authorize the payment of a 15 cent per capita assessment to the coalition. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council will hold a meeting regarding an update on the Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery on November 14 at the Nessler Center's Captain's Room. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Galveston County Tax Office will hold Volunteer Deputy Registrar training on November 22 in the County Courthouse. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Galveston County Tax Office has announced that the 2013 property tax statements will arrive by mail this week. More
October 28, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Monday announced that the county will conduct a No-Refusal Program during the Lone Star Rally Weekend this Thursday through Sunday. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with Transort, LLC for the development of a desalination and cogeneration facility on Pelican Island. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Coats Rose Law Firm today announced that the $10 million renovation of the Jean Lafitte Hotel in Galveston, which the firm coordinated for a developer, will soon be complete. More
October 28, 2013 -- League City City Manager Mike Loftin today announced his resignation, effective November 8. More
October 27, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Alan Barrett, director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is senior author of a recent paper on West Nile Virus. More
October 26, 2013 -- A good Samaritan and a Coast Guard boat crew medevaced three people after a boat capsized in the Galveston Bay Entrance Channel this morning. More
October 26, 2013 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee that progress on the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal is still hampered by a lawsuit from the adjacent property owner, but that a court ruling allows some work to resume. More
October 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve three amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. More
October 26, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office recently hosted a course of instruction provided by the United States Marshal's Service for the Handling of Suspicious Mail and Packaging. More
October 25, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District recently partnered with the United States Coast Guard to provide maintenance dredging, construction oversight and other services for nine coast guard stations along the Texas coast. More
October 25, 2013 -- The City of Galveston today announced that more than 30 employees of the city's public works department recently graduated from continuing education classes held through Galveston College. More
October 25, 2013 -- Galveston County Daily News Publisher Patrick Graham has filed his official written protest of Galveston County Commissioners Court's award of a contract to The Post Newspaper in Texas City for publishing public notices. More
October 25, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host the 12th annual Lone Star Rally motorcycle event October 31 through November 3. More
October 25, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize an online auction contract with Lemons Auctioneers, LLP for auction and disposal services for surplus property. More
October 24, 2013 -- John Ford Jewelers in Galveston has been awarded Platinum Honors in the Classical Division of the American Gem Trade Association's 2014 Spectrum Awards. More
October 24, 2013 -- Galveston City Council had lively discussion, resulting in a temporary halt to the meeting, during a presentation from former city manager Doug Matthews regarding Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 11. More
October 24, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's Center for Coastal Heritage will host a symposium on Friday and Saturday focusing on the challenges of moisture as it affects historic masonry. More
October 24, 2013 -- Artist Boat has announced it is utilizing a $150,000 grant from the Houston Advanced Research Center to offer "Habitat Restoration Adventures", a training program for petrochemical companies and their employees. More
October 24, 2013 -- Thousands of participants turned out for the annual D’Feet Breast Cancer "Celebration of Life" walk-run last weekend at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
October 23, 2013 -- The League City Police Department will host a prescription drug take-back event on Saturday at 400 W Walker. More
October 23, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance, on first reading, to abolish Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 2. More
October 23, 2013 -- Galveston College will host Dr. Wes Tunnell, who will present a lecture entitled "Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills: A Historical and Spatial Perspective", on November 12 as part of the college's lecture series. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to open discussions with the Galveston City Council regarding the management of the East End Lagoon. More
October 23, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a motion regarding proposed market adjustments for full-time positions within the city. More
October 23, 2013 -- Santa Fe officials and residents gathered on Tuesday to break ground on the city’s future Justice Center, which will house the Santa Fe Police Department and the municipal court. More
October 22, 2013 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to grant a request from New Century Exploration, Inc. for a refund of a cash bond for a well located off of FM 2004. More
October 22, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to promote Art Chapa to chief of the city’s police department. More
October 21, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has reopened its drive-through customer service window. More
October 21, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted 4-0-1, with Stephen Holmes abstaining, to approve a $117,518 budget amendment to account for additional expenditures in redistricting litigation. More
October 21, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood has issued a reminder that early voting in the November 5 Election began today. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation recently recognized its organizing committee and award winners for the foundation's upcoming annual gala, which will be held on November 2. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy will host Dr. Andy Boyd of "Engines of Our Ingenuity" as featured speaker for the conservancy's Arbor Day celebration on November 10. More
October 19, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has published a news release on the city's participation in the recent Texas Municipal League Conference in Austin. More
October 19, 2013 -- Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offender and Fugitive Task Force have arrested a male and female wanted for Aggravated Robbery out of Wilson County, Texas. More
October 19, 2013 -- Michael Gaston Feathers was arrested in San Leon, Texas by U.S. Marshals and Warrant deputies from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. More
October 18, 2013 -- Correction: Texas A&M University at Galveston will host a memorial service to honor Dr. Sammy Ray, world-renowned marine biologist and one of the founders of the university, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. More
October 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has provided pictures of Thursday's launch of the Harvest Moon Regatta in Galveston. More
October 18, 2013 -- Galveston County Daily News Publisher Patrick Graham has protested Tuesday’s award by Galveston County Commissioners Court of a contract to D & V Day Investments, doing business as The Post Newspaper, for publishing public notices. More
October 18, 2013 -- Early voting begins Monday for the November 5 General Election, which includes propositions to amend the Texas Constitution, as well as local bond referendums and elected offices, including the race for mayor of Houston. More
October 18, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy will host its annual Arbor Day celebration on November 10. More
October 17, 2013 -- The G. Lee Gallery in Galveston will present rare WWII 345th Air Apache film footage on November 11. More
October 17, 2013 -- Jami Clark has announced her candidacy for Texas City Commissioner District 4. More
October 17, 2013 -- Galveston College will offer a course on Mediterranean cooking October 22-24. More
October 17, 2013 -- Galveston City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to engage Shelmark Engineering to assist with the appeal of the National Flood Insurance Program Preliminary Flood Maps with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More
October 17, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted 4-1, with Robin Collins opposed, to approve the final reading of an ordinance requiring all parking areas in the city, entirely or partially used for commercial parking, to be hard surfaced. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Second Annual "Conrad's Ride" bike ride will take place on November 2 during the Lone Star Bike Rally in Galveston. More
October 17, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted 4-0-2, with Mayor Matthew Doyle and Mike Land abstaining, to authorize the issuance of $9.9 million in certificates of obligation. More
October 16, 2013 -- The City of Galveston on Wednesday announced the cause of a fatal apartment fire that took place on October 11 at 503 21st Street. More
October 16, 2013 -- Galveston Island Oktoberfest is October 25-26. George Black has prepared a video about the event. More w/Video
October 16, 2013 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s flood prevention ordinance to revise the measurement process for the elevation of a slab. More
October 16, 2013 -- Hospice Care Team has announced that it will host "Coping with the Holidays" group sessions in Galveston, Clear Lake, Dickinson and Richwood to assist those who are grieving during the holiday season. More
October 16, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to reappoint Ronnie Richards, Mike McNamara and Daniel Otto to the Clear Lake Shores Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. More
October 16, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $220,000 contract with Wexford, Inc. for evaluation services for the new Magnet Schools Assistance grant. More
October 15, 2013 -- Backbay Emporium will host the first of a series of Glorious Gatherings benefiting the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access program on November 16. More
October 15, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today that it will close its Regulatory Branch Office due to the absence of available federal funding. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present "The Story..." featuring Troy Woods from November 30 through January 12. More
October 15, 2013 -- Galveston City Council Member Norman Pappous, who will be in London, England on Thursday, will attend this week’s meeting of the city council via the Internet. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a workshop meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to name Scott Bockart as assistant superintendent for secondary education. More
October 15, 2013 -- Representative Craig Eiland has announced that Election Identification Certificates will be available from mobile stations in Galveston over the next few weeks. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Galveston County commissioners court on Tuesday voted 5-0, on a motion by Commissioner Ken Clark, to defer acting on a resolution requesting the City of Galveston to dissolve Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Eleven in the City of Galveston. More
October 15, 2013 -- The City of League City today is launching its new economic development web site. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department today reported that one suspect has been arrested on capital murder charges and another is being sought in the fatal shooting of a man during the course of a home invasion robbery at 22 Back Bay Circle. More
October 15, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly, with only League City City Council Member Heidi Thiess opposed, to approve a resolution in support of Proposition 6 on the November 5 election ballot. More
October 15, 2013 -- Samson Energy Company recently served as a break station sponsor for the Galveston Bay Foundation's Bike Around the Bay event. More
October 15, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Humana for employee health benefits for a period of one year. More
October 15, 2013 -- Update: The Galveston Independent School District Police Department has lifted lockdown procedures initiated today at three schools due to a home invasion reported in the area. More
October 14, 2013 -- Dr. Sammy Ray, a world-renowned marine biologist and one of the founders of Texas A&M University at Galveston, died here earlier today at age 94. More
October 14, 2013 -- Two members of the staff of the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management have been deployed to Bastrop Texas as part of the Incident Management Team assisting with the 16th Annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire Academy. More
October 14, 2013 -- More than 600 people turned out on Saturday for Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause 2013 at the Bayou City Events Center on Knight Road. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that author, actress and comedian Aisha Tyler will present the keynote address for the Seventh Annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference on April 11 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
October 14, 2013 -- Drs. Techksell McKnight Washington and Karen Powers have posted a Guest Column regarding Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council and the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition will host a disaster preparedness symposium Wednesday through Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
October 14, 2013 -- Galveston County Parks and Senior Services is hosting a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, October 26 at Carbide Park. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the 40th anniversary of the Dickens on the Strand event December 6-8 in downtown Galveston. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Holy Family Catholic School Annual Fall Festival will be held Sunday, October 20 at 2601 Ursuline in Galveston. More
October 12, 2013 -- Artist Boat’s Executive Director Karla Klay signed closing documents on Friday to secure the acquisition of 157 acres of land on the west end of Galveston Island for conservation and education purposes. More
October 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will hold a number of events on October 16 for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. More
October 12, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will offer free Sunday mammograms in October and November at Galveston churches. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying two Aggravated Assault suspects. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department has received the 2013 Municipal Excellence Award in Public Safety from the Texas Municipal League. More
October 11, 2013 -- Voting closes at 9 p.m. today for "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause", a charity gala celebrating its third year on Saturday, October 12 at the Bayou City Event Center. More
October 11, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's School of Nursing will host its second annual Holiday Style Show on November 14 at the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom. More
October 11, 2013 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center today announced new operation hours for the center that will take effect on Tuesday. More
October 11, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood will host an open house on Tuesday to present information regarding the city's proposed bond referendum on the November 5 election ballot. More
October 11, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court in a special meeting on Thursday voted unanimously to approve contracts with the volunteer fire departments that provide firefighting services to unincorporated areas in the county. More
October 11, 2013 -- More than 2,500 municipal officials, staff and employees converged on the Austin Convention Center this week during the Texas Municipal League’s 101st annual conference. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the use of a new form of an illicit drug by several 8th grade students at Blocker Middle School in Texas City. More
October 10, 2013 -- BP has issued a statement following the decision of a jury absolving BP of causing harm to residents during 40 days in 2010 when toxic gases leaked from the Texas City refinery which was owned by BP at the time. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a one-year, $240,000 contract extension with EduServe International Services. More
October 10, 2013 -- Classic Auto Group Galveston will host its second annual Charity Chili Cook-Off on Saturday. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will hold their annual Breakfast with the Cranes on December 14 and 15 at the Moody Gardens Golf Course. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at Cadence Insurance, Fred Astaire Dance Studio River Oaks, and the Halo House Foundation. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Coastal Wrestling Federation will present "Fusion" on Saturday at The National Guard Armory in La Marque. More
October 09, 2013 -- League City has established a claims process for Magnolia Creek property owners. More
October 09, 2013 -- Carolyn L. Sunseri has announced her candidacy for Galveston City Council District 6. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host a gala on January 24 celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the City of Galveston. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize Executive Director Maureen Crocker to negotiate a contract for Rail Network Analyses with a team composed of Kimley-Horn and Associates, TransSystems, Inc., URS Corporation, R.L. Banks & Associates, Inc., Quadrant and C J Hench & Associates, Inc. More
October 09, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve recommendations of the finance committee for incentives for Executive Director Kelly DeSchaun and Controller Michael Moser. More
October 09, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Mike Franklin as the city’s representative to the Animal Services Advisory Committee. More
October 09, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance adopting a property tax rate of $0.597 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
October 08, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2014 Budget. More
October 08, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy will host a one-day tree care and maintenance workshop on October 16 at Kempner Park. More
October 07, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees today announced the winners of the "Fishin' 4 Fun" tournament. More
October 07, 2013 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area recently named four new members to its board of directors and installed the board's new executive committee. More
October 06, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard crews suspended their search for two missing wade fishermen near the mouth of the Brazos River Sunday afternoon, rescued four with the Galveston Fire Department from a sinking boat near Seawolf Park Sunday morning and assisted five people in a disabled boat drifting toward the Sabine Pass jetties Saturday evening. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston has donated 200 teddy bears to the Galveston Police Department. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Friday in Webster arrested Richard Samuel Munguia of Manvel and charged him with Aggravated Kidnapping and Sexual Assault. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce C-Crewe has announced the launch of the social media campaign for its "My Galveston" initiative. More
October 05, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District is urging residents to get the flu shot. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Galveston County Tax Office has announced that it has formed partnerships recently to consolidate services and reduce costs. More
October 04, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood has issued a reminder that it is holding a bond referendum election on November 5. More
October 04, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has reminded residents that Monday is the final day to register to vote in the November 5 election. More
October 04, 2013 -- The City of Galveston today announced that "The Strand" has been named as one of the 10 Great Streets for 2013 by the American Planning Association. More
October 04, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including food festivals, art festivals and car racing around the Gulf Coast Region. More
October 03, 2013 -- Dr. Elizabeth Lyons, an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston who recently received a $140,000 grant from the American Heart Association, visited with Guidry News Service about her project that can be described as “working out with the living dead”. More
October 03, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will begin flow testing of fire hydrants next week to ensure hydrants are working properly. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Texas Democratic Party will host State Senator and candidate for Governor of Texas, Wendy Davis, as special guest speaker during the State Democratic Party Legends of Texas Banquet on October 11 at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston. More
October 03, 2013 -- Artist Boat in Galveston today announced that it has been named one of 250 finalists in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program. More
October 03, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted 5-1, with Robin Collins opposed, to approve an ordinance implementing a provision of the Local Government Code to allow the city to enforce restrictions contained in a recorded plan, plat or other instrument. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to nominate David Moss for re-election to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
October 03, 2013 -- The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Board of Directors on Wednesday hosted a reception in the Alley Theatre Board Room to welcome Michael Turco, the new general manager of the district. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston will host its 37th annual Chili Supper on November 7 in the Ball High School Cafeteria. More
October 02, 2013 -- Former Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough has announced that he is a candidate for Mayor of Galveston. More
October 02, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated it's members on the impact of the government shutdown. More
October 02, 2013 -- Kemah will host its annual Oktoberfest event Friday through Sunday at the city parking lot. More
October 02, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House and the Galveston Island Humane Society will present the "Artwalk Patti Page Special" on Saturday. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold the 17th Annual Island Quilter's Guild Show, "Cows and Other Quilts", from Saturday through December 27 at the Foundation's 1861 United States Custom House. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will hold a public meeting on the West Houston Subregional Planning Initiative on October 15 at Wolf Elementary School. More
October 01, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Don Mafrige to the Galveston Island Redevelopment Authority. More
October 01, 2013 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry today announced that Matt Votaw of League City has been named the county's chief information officer. More
October 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it is modifying its operations as a result of the federal government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- College of the Mainland today announced that Mary Ann Amelang has been named to the newly-created roll of vice president for institutional advancement. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol's Galveston County Community Coalition has received funding through a Community Coalition Partnership grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
October 01, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Richard Cope, Jr. as the city’s municipal judge for a two-year term. More
September 30, 2013 -- Sheriff Henry Trochesset reports that Floyd Raymond Lord has been arrested and charged with Sex Offender’s Duty to Register W/ Previous Convictions. More
September 30, 2013 -- "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause" charity gala will celebrate its third year on Saturday, October 12 at the Bayou City Event Center at 9401 Knight Road in Houston. More
September 30, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has announced that the city is participating in National Night Out on Tuesday. More
September 30, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $1,369,515 contract to Integris Projects, LLC for dewatering of the Alexander Island Placement Area to increase the area's capacity for dredge material. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation has announced that the Fourth Annual Jane Long Festival will take place on October 12. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District has announced that a bond financing plan recently approved by the board of trustees may save taxpayers as much as $51 million. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Galveston County Mental Health Summit will be held October 25 at Showboat Pavilion in Texas City. More
September 29, 2013 -- Port of Galveston Director of Economic Development and External Affairs Roger Quiroga was the featured speaker at last week’s meeting of the Galveston Kiwanis Club. More
September 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve a new policy on Transportation Development Credits which are used as local match for federal transportation grants. More
September 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $5 million contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc. for work on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. More
September 28, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District has been awarded a $4 million Magnet School Assistance Program grant by the United States Department of Education. More
September 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $1.8 million contract to Kimrick Performance Group LLC for construction at Sims Bayou. More
September 27, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston has opened its new exhibit "From Our Attic", a collection of artifacts from the library's permanent museum collection. More
September 27, 2013 -- The La Marque Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday named Terri Watkins as the sole finalist for the school district's next superintendent. More
September 27, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2014 Budget. More
September 27, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including theater and music offerings at area universities, food festivals and the final Houston Museum Experience of 2013 this weekend. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
September 26, 2013 -- Galveston City Council, after a Thursday afternoon executive session, voted 3-4 with only Norman Pappous, Elizabeth Beeton and Terillyn Tarlton in favor and Rusty Legg, Cornelia Harris Banks, Marie Robb and Mayor Lewis Rosen opposed, to defeat a motion to remove City Attorney Dorothy Palumbo. More
September 26, 2013 -- The City of League City will participate in National Night Out on October 1. More
September 26, 2013 -- The City of Dickinson will host an open house on October 3 to gather feedback regarding the city's pedestrian-transit access master plan and future park-and-ride. More
September 25, 2013 -- Two Bacliff illegal gaming rooms were the subjects of search warrants executed earlier today by Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Precinct 7 Constables Office. More
September 25, 2013 -- The East End Historical District Association of Galveston will hold the Annual 2013 Fall Garden Tour on October 5 and 6. More
September 25, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has issued a call for applicants to serve on the City's Zoning Board of Adjustments and Galveston Tree Committee. More
September 25, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting ceremonies at the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston playgrounds and Texas Home Health. More
September 25, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint William King, III as representative and Bruce Henderson as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly. More
September 25, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with John Lee for consultation for items regarding coastal issues. More
September 25, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance amending the city’s FY2013 Budget to adjust the budget for actual and projected expenditures. More
September 25, 2013 -- The City of Kemah will host a National Night Out event on October 1 at the Kemah Community Center. More
September 25, 2013 -- The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District has named Michael J. Turco as general manager. More
September 25, 2013 -- The next Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup is Saturday at 28 sites along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 25, 2013 -- The City of Dickinson has announced that it will participate in the 30th Annual National Night Out on October 1. More
September 25, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Vaun Henry as representative and Bill Spillar as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly. More
September 24, 2013 -- Chrysalis BioTherapeutics, Inc., has announced receipt of a $1.5 million contract from the National Cancer Institute to continue its development of Chrysalin to mitigate radiotherapy-induced damage to normal brain tissue. More
September 24, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.22121 per $100 valuation. More
September 24, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Sherwood Green as alderman to fill the vacancy left by Sandy Denby. More
September 24, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to continue with a property tax rate of $0.51436 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
September 23, 2013 -- Galveston College recently held the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center at 5626 Broadway. More
September 23, 2013 -- La Marque will host its annual Bayou Fest event on October 19 at Highland Bayou Park. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Texas A&M University Maritime Academy at Galveston today announced that it has had its largest increase in enrollment in the academy's 51-year history. More
September 23, 2013 -- Port of Galveston Executive Director Michael Mierzwa today reported to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on the top six funding priorities for improvements to the port in 2014. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a book signing with Tommie D. Boudreaux and Alice M. Gaston, authors of "African Americans of Galveston", on Wednesday at Eighteen Seventy One. More
September 23, 2013 -- Galveston College is accepting applications for the college's Nursing Program. More
September 23, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to appoint Kerri Foley as presiding judge of the Galveston County Court at Law No. 3, to serve the remainder of Christopher Dupuy's term, at special meeting this morning at the Calder Annex in League City. More
September 23, 2013 -- The second annual Charity Chili Cook-Off sponsored by Classic Auto Group Galveston is set for Saturday, October 12. More
September 22, 2013 -- A man swept from a fishing boat and into the waters of Galveston Bay was saved by a quick-thinking friend and a piece of standard safety equipment on Sunday. More
September 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a speech by Houston City Council Member Dave Martin on Thursday. More
September 22, 2013 -- George Gould, a pilot who uses Scholes International Airport at Galveston, has posted a message in opposition to use of the airport for automobile races. More
September 22, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Counties program featuring Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. More
September 22, 2013 -- Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton's latest article on water management issues is, "Fresh Water Impacts More than Salinity in Bay Systems". Article 12
September 22, 2013 -- Phillip Morris, a retired police commander of the Galveston Police Department, has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for District Attorney of Galveston County. More
September 21, 2013 -- The City of Galveston Fire Department recently developed new in-house exercises to prepare for mayday scenarios. More
September 21, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has announced several promotions in the School Liaison Program and Bailiff Division. More
September 20, 2013 -- Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant will host "La Dolce Vita", a fundraiser by the Galveston Restaurant Group benefiting the Galveston Educational Foundation, on October 10. More
September 20, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will open Eighteen Seventy One, a store at 2214 Strand, on Saturday. More
September 20, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to adopt the county's FY2014 Budget. More
September 20, 2013 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry today reported that the county has approved a budget that includes the a tax rate reduction for the third consecutive year. More
September 20, 2013 -- Galveston City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, heard a presentation on a report from Dr. Kirk McClure regarding an analysis of “census tracts” in Galveston and their suitability for public housing. More
September 20, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Thursday introduced legislation to reform the the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012. More
September 20, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including several regional fine arts fairs, events at Houston's Discovery Green, the Galveston Art Center shows art on the building instead of inside and a film retrospective of James Gandolfini. More
September 20, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court in a special meeting on Thursday considered a resolution proposed by Commissioner Ken Clark to dissolve Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 11, the Palisade Palms Zone, but voted to defer action to give developer Richard Anderson and his consultant Doug Matthews time to present a revised project plan for expansion of the development. More
September 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Partnership's Community Activation Fund has received donations towards implementing Rachel's Challenge in Galveston Independent School District. More
September 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Community Activation Fund, established through the chamber's partnership, will allow several schools in Galveston to implement the Rachel's Challenge program to combat bullying and create a culture of kindness. More
September 19, 2013 -- Galveston County Court At Law No. 3 Judge Christopher Dupuy today provided his resignation to County Judge Mark Henry. More
September 19, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted 5-1, with Robin Collins opposed, to adopt the city's FY2014 General Fund Budget. More
September 19, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2014 Budget. More
September 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a $165,489 contract with the Shiloh Treatment Center for educational residential services, speech services and related services. More
September 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract to Sol Engineering LLC for routine testing of dredged material from the Corpus Christi Navigation Channel. More
September 18, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Amanda Booren as representative and Carlo Ianni as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly. More
September 18, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont has been listed as a leading Texas law firm by Litigation Benchmark Plaintiff. More
September 18, 2013 -- The 1876 Settlement Historical District will host its Third Annual Western Celebration of the 1876 Settlement in Texas City on September 28. More
September 18, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize County Engineer Mike Fitzgerald to negotiate a professional engineering services agreement to prepare plans and specifications to raise the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection Levee between the I-45 main lanes and frontage roads in order to comply with FEMA certification requirements. More
September 18, 2013 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to support the Galveston County Fresh Water Supply District No. 6 bond proposal. More
September 18, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Larry Whittington as chief of police. More
September 18, 2013 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.41320 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
September 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to formalize its commitment of up to $400,000 as its contribution toward the cost of initial studies and expenses related to replacing the Pelican Island Causeway. More
September 17, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host the 5150 Triathlon on Saturday. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present 'Galveston Hangs' on its exterior walls from Saturday through the beginning of construction. More
September 17, 2013 -- A dialogue on subsidence and rising sea waters between Dr. Kelly Hejtmacik and Ron Neighbors is continuing on the GuidryNews.com Forum. More
September 17, 2013 -- Harris Galveston Subsidence District Director Ron Neighbors has responded to Dr. Kelly Hejtmancik’s latest questions concerning subsidence. More
September 17, 2013 -- Galveston City Council Member Terrilyn Tarlton has provided a copy of the Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal Preliminary Status Report that the city council voted unanimously to release at last week's meeting. More
September 17, 2013 -- National Alliance for Mental Illness Gulf Coast will host a family support meeting on October 14 in La Marque. More
September 17, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a solid waste administration and implementation contract with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for continued operation of the H-GAC’s regional solid waste implementation activities. More
September 17, 2013 -- Galveston College today held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration for the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library and Sea Spray, Texas A&M at Galveston's literary magazine, will host a four-part workshop series on creative writing from September 18 through November 20 in Galveston. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Galveston Arts Center will present the work of David Politzer and Emily Peacock from October 5 through November 24 on the corner of Market and 25th Streets. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Dutch Delft University of Technology, Royal HaskoningDHV and Iv Infra are exploring possible designs for a storm surge barrier off the coast of Houston and Galveston. More
September 16, 2013 -- A public hearing on the City of Dickinson Pedestrian/Transit Access Master Plan and Future Park and Ride will be held on Thursday, October 3 at Dickinson City Hall. More
September 16, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club recently held its Skippers Meeting for the 27th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta, which will be held on October 11. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that Rodney Johnstone, co-founder of J/Boats, Inc., will attend and participate in this year's J/Fest Southwest Regatta in Galveston Bay on November 3-4. More
September 16, 2013 -- Galveston Firefighters remembered fallen New York Emergency Responders and citizens on the Anniversary of September 11. More
September 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Open Government Project has posted an essay on public housing issues title, "What is City Council Going to do?". More
September 14, 2013 -- The City of Galveston Fire Department has received a donation of pet oxygen masks from the Galveston Island Humane Society. More
September 14, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Friday announced that David Adrian Casares, Sr. of Texas has been sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for sexually assaulting four step-children. More
September 13, 2013 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil, who documented the damages caused by Hurricane Ike, reports that after five years Galveston Island is "looking pretty good". More
September 13, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood will host the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition on September 26 at Centennial Park. More
September 13, 2013 -- Tickets will go on sale next week for the The 30th Annual Greek Festival in Galveston on Saturday & Sunday, November 9 and 10, at the Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball Street. More
September 13, 2013 -- Galveston City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve City Attorney Dorothy Palumbo's nomination of Donald S. Glywasky as senior assistant city attorney. Updated Report
September 13, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance adopting a budget for capital projects for FY2014. More
September 13, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; biking to the Farmer's Markets of Houston; and a tour of the Ocean Star offshore museum in Galveston. More
September 13, 2013 -- The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will perform on October 13 at The Grand 1894 Opera House. More
September 13, 2013 -- Artist Boat in Galveston has received a $150,000 grant from the Houston Advanced Research Center for Eco-Art Adventures, a training program for petrochemical companies and employees. More
September 12, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project Office is now issuing waterfowl hunting permits for the 2013-2014 season. More
September 11, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $1.1 million contract to RLB Contracting Inc. for work in Corpus Christi. More
September 11, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District will commemorate the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Ike on Thursday at the Galveston Island Convention Center and on Saturday at Ball High School. More
September 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's Center for Coastal Heritage will host a symposium focusing on the challenges surrounding rising damp on October 25 and 26 at the Tremont House Hotel. More
September 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract with the Galveston Industrial Development Corporation for the Sand Management Project. More
September 11, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to propose a property tax rate of $0.597 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
September 11, 2013 -- Fred Astaire Dance Studios Texas Region will host the Texarama Dance Competitions Friday through Sunday at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. More
September 11, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance adopting the city’s FY2014 Budget, which has a projected General Fund expenditure totaling $12,252,423. More
September 11, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a license agreement with the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District for use of the Baker Road Detention Pond for recreational ball fields. More
September 10, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Keith Bell opposed, to approve proposed changes to the city’s proposed FY2014 Budget, excluding salary adjustments for non-collective bargaining employees of the city. More
September 10, 2013 -- The 5th annual Battle of the Badges was held on Saturday, September 7 at Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
September 10, 2013 -- League City City Council on Monday voted 7-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to approve the first reading of an ordinance adopting the city's FY2014 Budget. More
September 09, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “A Flea in Her Ear”, at Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay, and “Taking Sides” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre in Texas City. More
September 09, 2013 -- The City of Galveston's Fire Department will host a remembrance of September 11, 2001 at the Eugenia and George Sealy Pavilion. More
September 09, 2013 -- A delegation of public officials from Harris and Galveston counties visited New Orleans last week to tour the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that was installed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina. More
September 09, 2013 -- Galveston Island's 32nd Annual Island Oktoberfest will be held on October 25 and 27. More
September 08, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office reports that Sandra Mohedano has been booked in the Galveston County Jail on $150,000.00 bond for Murdering her Husband Candido on Saturday. More w/Photo
September 07, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responding to a shooting in Santa Fe found a 45 year old man with a fatal shotgun wound. More
September 06, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events at Discovery Green, the Hobby Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre and Jones Plaza in Houston and The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
September 06, 2013 -- We’re baaaack. And water is a hot topic again. Article 10
September 06, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has announced that former World Boxing Association Light Middleweight Champion Austin "No Doubt" Trout will make an appearance at the "Battle of the Badges" fight on Saturday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
September 06, 2013 -- Galveston City Council held a very brief public hearing on the FY 14 Budget and Tax Rate on Thursday, but no member of the public was present, to listen or to speak. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has announced its upcoming schedule of "Preservation U." courses. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston is hosting an exhibit of vintage women's hats as the library's September "Treasure of the Month". More
September 06, 2013 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hold a meeting on September 12 in Dickinson to receive public comments on the implementation plan for restoration of Dickinson Bayou to reduce concentrations of bacteria in the bayou's water. More
September 05, 2013 -- League City police continue to investigate the death on Wednesday of Lillian Isabel Guerra. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will offer a special combination tour to commemorate the anniversary of the 1900 Storm on Sunday. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday held a second public hearing on the college's proposed property tax rate of $0.187 per $100 valuation. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Helen Hall Library in League City is participating in National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and encouraging students to sign up for a free library card. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a $304,925 bid to National Works, Inc. for the Lift Station Rehabilitation Project. More
September 05, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to nominate Robin Collins and Carl Joiner to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
September 04, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance making appropriations for the city’s FY2014 Budget. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management today announced that home owners eligible to participate in the the severe repetitive loss portion of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant must submit a voluntary participation agreement by Sunday, September 8. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District Board of Directors met on Tuesday to consider collaboration with the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District and others for the development of new rail and vehicular bridges to Pelican Island. More
September 04, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to be presented to the Galveston County Mayors and Councilmembers Association concerning the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen, in a special meeting and budget workshop on Tuesday, voted unanimously to propose a property tax rate of $0.293966 per $100 valuation. More
September 04, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to authorize a payment to the Texas Education Agency for attendance credits under the state’s school financing plan. More
September 04, 2013 -- Cindy Schulz, executive director of Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc. has posted an appeal to adults to participate in a youth mentoring program. More
September 03, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution honoring Donald S. Glywasky, who is leaving his position as First Assistant in the Galveston County Legal Department after serving 28-years as an attorney for the county. More
September 03, 2013 -- The City of Galveston today hosted a hurricane preparedness meeting, receiving reports from government agencies and support services concerning their readiness as the most active weeks of the storm season begin. More
September 03, 2013 -- Samuel Collins III has posted a guest column about Galveston's need for the "courage for change". More
August 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of $13,287,950 to Seattle, Washington-based Manson Construction Company to perform maintenance dredging within the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and a portion of the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 31, 2013 -- Shortly after midnight tonight, on Sunday morning, Galveston County is set to become the first governmental entity in the nation to conduct a modern version of an open meeting using a new online message board. More
August 30, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard will participate in Operation Safe and Sound 2 in Houston and Galveston during the Labor Day weekend. More
August 30, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on Labor Day Weekend events around the Gulf Coast region. More
August 30, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Friday announced that Alisha Marie Drake of Bacliff, Texas has been found guilty by a jury of Sexual Performance By a Child. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying two Robbery suspects. More w/Video
August 30, 2013 -- The Bay Are Houston Transportation Partnership hosted a reception for Texas State Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen on Wednesday. More
August 30, 2013 -- The Sealy & Smith Foundation, through its nonprofit title holding company, has acquired an 11-acre site on Central City Boulevard, off in 61st Street in Galveston, and is working with UTMB to develop a satellite clinic campus on this site. More
August 30, 2013 -- The City of League City has honored Douglas Bennett with the 2013 Art Hewitt Volunteer Spirit Award, and Elmo and Carol Haney with the "Above and Beyond" Award. More
August 29, 2013 -- The City of Galveston and the Galveston Police Department remind residents and visitors on Galveston Island that the Seawall Paid Parking program is currently effective and enforced. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 29, 2013 -- Galveston County Parks and Senior Services will host a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, October 26 at Carbide Park. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update regarding its meeting on Tuesday. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Board of Directors of the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District on Wednesday voted unanimously to enter into an interlocal agreement with Navigation District No. 1, seeking a $400,000 commitment toward the project to develop a new rail connection to Pelican Island, which the navigation district will consider next Tuesday. More
August 29, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady has announced that his office will participate in the "No-Refusal" enforcement effort during the Labor Day Weekend. More
August 29, 2013 -- Dickinson Police Department is hosting its next Citizen's Police Academy in February 2014. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt the district's FY2014 Budget. More
August 28, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the park board’s FY2014 Budget. More
August 28, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to schedule a meeting for September 10 to select the city’s next chief of police. More
August 28, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District today issued a news release regarding the passage of a measure by voters on Tuesday that allows the district to purchase attendance credits from the state to come into compliance with the state's school financing system. More
August 28, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1, with William King, III opposed, to remove firefighting responsibilities from the city’s EMS Department, and to separate the Fire Marshal’s Office from the EMS Department. More
August 28, 2013 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation will celebrate the Fourth Annual Jane Long Festival on October 12. More
August 28, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 5-1, with Carl Gustafson opposed, to again call a bond election for November 5 due to changes in the original ordinance. More
August 28, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution establishing as council policy the allowance of an invocation or prayer to be offered for the benefit of the council before its meetings. More
August 28, 2013 -- Officials at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it was discontinuing its lung transplant program and suspending its liver transplant program, citing the low number of patients in each program. More
August 27, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District is holding a special election today to seek voter approval to purchase attendance credits from the state to satisfy requirements of the state’s school financing system. More
August 27, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a $32,820,721 budget for FY2014. More
August 27, 2013 -- Candidate filing for the November 5 General Election ended on Monday, with a few additional candidates placing their names on the ballot before the deadline. More
August 27, 2013 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry today issued a news release responding to a lawsuit filed by several Galveston County justices of the peace and constables to block a plan to reduce the county's number of justice of the peace precincts. More
August 27, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Connie Trube and Clent Brown opposed, to approve the final reading of an ordinance regulating garage sales, including an amendment to remove a fee that was to be charged to obtain a permit for a garage sale. More
August 27, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Monday voted 3-2 with Ken Clark and Kevin O’Brien opposed, to approve a request by Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady for an exemption from the limits of Human Resource policy to permit a $9,944 pay raise for his chief assistant district attorney. More
August 27, 2013 -- Galveston Community Radio on Saturday will launch new a new radio station to serve the City of Galveston and Galveston Independent School District; and also will serve as the reconstruction of KTSB-FM that was destroyed by Hurricane IKE in 2008. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a contract with Premium Roofing Systems LLC for an amount not to exceed $421,880 for the replacement of the roof at Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
August 26, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch Professor George Kramer, principal investigator on a project that he calls “an automated critical care system” and which was described in a UTMB news release as a “trauma center in a backpack.” More
August 26, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District is holding a special election on Tuesday to receive voter approval for the purchase of attendance credits from the state. More
August 26, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that a grand jury has indicted Cheryl Copley, a former county employee, on charges of felony theft by a public servant. More
August 26, 2013 -- Today is the final day for candidates to file in local elections on the November 5 election ballot, which include the entirety of Houston’s city council seats as well as mayor, five position on Houston Independent School District’s board of trustees, and two positions in Galveston ISD. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to formally adopt the college’s FY2014 Budget, which includes total expenditures of $19,535,025. More
August 26, 2013 -- Classic Auto Group Galveston is accepting applications through September 20 for registration as a cooking team in the Second Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off. More
August 26, 2013 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry today signed an order lifting the outdoor burn ban in unincorporated areas of the county. More
August 25, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation honored 2013 Sally B. Wallace Award winners during a ceremony on Saturday in the Topgallant Room of the Thomas Jefferson League Building at 2301 Strand, a building honored as an outstanding restoration in the ceremony. More
August 25, 2013 -- A 33-year-old man was medevaced Saturday afternoon after he was believed to be experiencing stroke-like symptoms, approximately 85 miles off Galveston. More
August 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday held a spirited discussion of a plan by the Texas Department of Transportation to abandon maintenance of 1,897 miles of state highways in urban areas as a cost-cutting measure and to shift those costs to the cities and counties. More
August 24, 2013 -- The Sierra Club has ranked Texas A&M University at Galveston as a "cool school". More
August 24, 2013 -- The City of Galveston Fire Department and Boy Scout Troop 123 recently participated in a community service project installing fire hydrant markers in the downtown district. More
August 24, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will hold the 3rd Annual Step Up for Education Expo and Lemonade Day Galveston 2014 Kick-off Event on October 3 at the Hotel Galvez. More
August 23, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has posted a guest column regarding state funding for transportation projects. More
August 23, 2013 -- Early voting ended today in the special election by Galveston Independent School District to gain voter approval to purchase attendance credits from the state with local tax revenues. More
August 23, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted 4-1, with Ronald “Bubba” Jannett opposed, to propose a tax rate at or lower than the effective rate of $0.3172 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
August 23, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the Houston Design Center AnnualSample Sale, the 11th Annual Fall Home and Garden Show in The Woodlands, ArtWalk in Galveston, the 20th Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House and an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. More
August 23, 2013 -- Brandon N. Hill, a student technician for the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is posting a series of articles titled "Galveston’s Journey from Hassle to Harmony" on GuidryNews.com. Article Six
August 22, 2013 -- Gulf Coast Water Authority General Manager Ivan Langford reported to Galveston City Council this morning about dire conditions caused by the drought. More
August 22, 2013 -- Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady on Thursday announced that Wrandy Dewayne Little has been convicted and sentenced to 33 years in prison for drug possession. More
August 22, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting amendments or revisions to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Tuesday, continued review and discussion of the park board's FY2014 proposed budget, and directed staff to bring back the budget for finalization and consideration for approval on August 27. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council is hosting events through August and September to increase awareness of commuting solutions available in the region. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Phil Roberts to fill the vacancy left by District 2 Commissioner Scooter Wilson, who formally resigned his position at the meeting. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt an order calling for an election on November 5 for districts 2-B and 7-G on the board. More
August 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize a contract in an amount not to exceed $300,000, with one of four recommended consultants for the Woodlands Township Transit Plan. More
August 21, 2013 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that Guillermo Munoz has been sentenced to thirty years in prison for the March 8 aggravated robbery of the Ocean Food Store. More
August 21, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced that today a jury in the 56th District Court sentenced Moises Donjuan to 5 years in prison, after finding him guilty of the third degree felony offense of Felony Driving While Intoxicated. More
August 21, 2013 -- United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Commander Colonel Richard P. Pannell has published a column on the launch of the Corps of Engineers' STEM Inspiration Campaign. More
August 21, 2013 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve dates for discussion and consideration of the village’s FY2014 Budget. More
August 21, 2013 -- League City City Council, in a workshop meeting on Tuesday approved a resolution consenting to the creation of the Westwood Management District. More
August 21, 2013 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area recently expanded its dropout prevention program to include Clear Brook High School in Friendswood. More
August 21, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting efforts to amend the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
August 21, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved a waiver of deposit and user permit fees for an event at Walter Hall Park, but denied a similar request for Runge Park. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp as keynote speaker and Stephen Curley, author of "Aggies by the Sea" to sign copies of his book at the September 25 luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to approve the city’s proposed FY2014 Budget. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve a FY2014 Budget of $360,955,000. More
August 20, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to hire full-time employees for the city’s water and sewer department at the beginning of the next fiscal year. More
August 19, 2013 -- Veteran Galveston County Prosecutor Bret Griffin has announced that he is a candidate for Galveston County 212th Judicial District Court. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Halo House Foundation is preparing for its annual fundraiser “Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause”. Guidry News Service recently visited with Halo House co-founder Dr. Nathan Fowler. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon on September 25 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Center today announced that it has been named to a coalition of community centers to receive staff training to help educate and assist persons on healthcare plan options available to them. More
August 19, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to approve new Justice of the Peace precincts, reducing the number from eight to four and the number of JPs from nine to four. More
August 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that a 51-year-old man is safe after falling off his sailboat and swimming appoximately 3 miles to shore near Freeport Saturday night. More
August 16, 2013 -- Brandon N. Hill, a student technician for the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is posting a series of articles titled "Galveston’s Journey from Hassle to Harmony" on GuidryNews.com. More
August 16, 2013 -- The City of Kemah will host its annual Oktoberfest event on October 4-6. More
August 16, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new exhibitions at art galleries in the Gulf Coast Region. More
August 15, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has posted a notice that September 15 is the deadline for Property Tax E Statements. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update of its meeting on Tuesday at Park Board Plaza. More
August 15, 2013 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on progress, or the lack of it, on the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has announced several events in October as part of its "You Can't Escape History" Halloween series. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office today reported that Gilber B. Oliva, an employee at the League City jail, has been arrested on charges of official oppression. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the proposed FY2014 Budget for the college. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has been awarded a Logistics Management 2013 Quest for Quality Award in the Ports category. More
August 15, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District will host its Back to School Fair on Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
August 15, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard and Galveston Police Department's marine division are searching for a 50-year-old man whose boat was found without him aboard in the West Bay off Galveston on Wednesday. More
August 14, 2013 -- The City of Galveston Police Department will host the 34th Citizens Police Academy beginning on August 29 at Moody Methodist Church. More
August 14, 2013 -- Michelle Hatmaker has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for the office of Galveston County Judge in the November 2014 election. More
August 14, 2013 -- The League City Animal Shelter will host a paws and claws adopt-a-thon on Saturday. More w/Video
August 14, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District recently hosted a Basic School Resource Course for officers with several school police stations. More
August 14, 2013 -- The City of Galveston and the Galveston Bay Foundation will host the Storm Drain Stewards volunteer event on Friday. More
August 14, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to retain the Liberty Institute to develop a written policy regarding the practice of opening city council meetings with prayer. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a contract for bank depository services for the park board’s funds to Moody National Bank. More
August 14, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award the city’s bank depository contract to Texas First Bank. More
August 14, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to propose a 2013 property tax rate of $0.40861 per $100 valuation, and to schedule a public hearing and consideration of adoption of the tax rate and FY2014 Budget on September 10. More
August 13, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District today announced that the Moody Permanent Endowment Fund has awarded almost $240,000 to the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation to spend on balanced literacy programs at middle schools, as well as Internet accessibility and iPads for Austin Middle School. More
August 13, 2013 -- The City of League City today advised that road closures will take place along Marina Bay Drive and Egret Bay on August 24 due to the Clear Lake International Triathlon. More
August 13, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Clent Brown opposed, to approve the first reading of an ordinance regulating garage sales in the city. More
August 13, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 5-2, with Billy Enochs and Carl Gustafson opposed, to place four bond referendum propositions on the November 5 ballot. More
August 12, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Cynthia Gutierrez, Richard Banke, and Natalie Nicole Cerini to the Galveston County Salary Grievance Committee; and also voted unanimously to appoint alternate public members Tiffany Hanson, Bill Glenn, Jr., Charles Jolly, Kathleen Kaminski, Vernon Carroll, and Rayan Scott Hale. More
August 12, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District's Coastal Health and Wellness will host an open house at the clinic facility in the Mid-County Annex on Wednesday. More
August 11, 2013 -- The Holy Family Catholic School annual Fall Festival will be held Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2601 Ursuline in Galveston. More
August 09, 2013 -- The City of Galveston's Commission on the Arts has extended the submission deadline for entries in the logo design contest to September 30. More
August 09, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sasser Family Foundation has contributed $125,000 to support the university's breastfeeding initiative, part of efforts to secure a "Baby-Friendly Hospital" designation. More
August 09, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region including the METRORailArts in Transit Exhibition: Art Architecture and Transit, the 3rd Annual Architecture Center Houston Film Festival, "From Bach to Ellington" at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church, Family Arts Day at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and the Golden Dragon Acrobats at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
August 09, 2013 -- Brandon N. Hill, a student technician for the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is posting a series of articles titled "Galveston’s Journey from Hassle to Harmony" on GuidryNews.com. Article Four
August 09, 2013 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted to reorganize the Galveston Island Redevelopment Authority, replacing all the members except Roland Bassett - including Council Member Elizabeth Beeton and Mayor Lewis Rosen. More
August 08, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that the 2013 Annual Harvest Mood Regatta in October will be run as a "clean regatta" by using recycled and re-usable items. More
August 08, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host an open house and free health fair on Saturday at its Primary Care Pavilion. More
August 08, 2013 -- Galveston County officials recently spoke with the Weather Channel regarding the county's hurricane preparedness and proposed "Ike Dike" project. More
August 08, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to extend the city's contract with Waste Management of Texas, Inc. for solid waste and recycling services. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District today advised residents to use caution when outside due to the high temperatures and humidity in the region. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston will host a "behind the bulkheads" tour of the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa in August, October and November. More
August 08, 2013 -- Galveston College will host a grand opening event on September 17 for the Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to award an $855,705 contract to T Construction, LLC for Phase 14 of the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. More
August 08, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership recently hosted representatives from cities in the Brazoria, Harris and Galveston county region to discuss the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. More
August 08, 2013 -- Galveston College has set dates for its Leadership Galveston course for the fall semester. More
August 07, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady on Wednesday announced that David Adrian Casares, Sr. of Texas has been found guilty of sexual assault of four children. More
August 07, 2013 -- Galveston Island will host a series of events throughout the month of September. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today launched a fundraising campaign to create a neon sign for its location at the 1940 Sears Building. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department is holding registration for block captains and neighborhoods to participate in the National Night Out on October 1. More
August 07, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation has extended its deadline for nominations for its annual awards through August 23. More
August 07, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to revoke a waterfront lease due to the leaseholder having no property in the city. More
August 07, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a new contract with Xerox for copier/printer equipment and related services. More
August 06, 2013 -- The City of League City will host the 2nd annual Boogie, Blues and Brews music festival from September 20 through 22 at Walter Hall Park. More
August 06, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 2-4, with only Billy Enochs and Jim Hill voting in favor of approval, to deny a motion to place a sales tax referendum on the November 5 election ballot. More
August 06, 2013 -- Barbara Cutsinger’s Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Business Development Update published this week reports that construction will start this fall on Teadit North America’s new headquarters operation, a 110,000 square foot office/warehouse, in Bayport South Business Park on Red Bluff Road in Pasadena. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has announced that it will host an art exhibit, featuring paintings by Sister Mary Agnes, from September 14 through October 5 at the Bishop's Palace. More
August 06, 2013 -- The Galveston Landmark Commission is hosting a community service project on Saturday and Sunday to rehabilitate a home in the island's Lost Bayou Historic District. More
August 06, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council, in a workshop on Monday, discussed a recommendation by a selection committee to name Acting Police Chief Richard Sedgwick as the full-time chief of police. More
August 05, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District will hold public meetings regarding the August 27 special election on Wednesday at Ball High School for Galveston voters and on Thursday at Crenshaw Elementary and Middle School for Bolivar voters. More
August 05, 2013 -- Dr. Jacques Baillargeon, an associate professor in preventive medicine and community health at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who is the lead author of a study of testosterone-prescribing patterns, visited with Guidry News Service last week. More
August 05, 2013 -- Dr. Kelly HeHejtmancik, who wrote an article for the GuidryNews.com Forum about subsidence in 2007, has renewed his concerns following a prediction that Galveston will be totally under water by 2050. More
August 05, 2013 -- Incoming physician assistant students at the University of Texas Medical Branch received their white coats in a ceremony last week that welcomed them into their new program of professional study. More
August 05, 2013 -- The United Health Foundation today announced that it has awarded a scholarship to Emily Gao, a Galveston resident attending the University of Texas at Austin, to pursue her goal to become a pediatrician. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library Museum in Galveston today announced that F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" is the selection for the Fall 2013 Museum Book Club series. More
August 05, 2013 -- Shawn Christopher Phillips has posted a guest column in the GuidryNews.com Forum titled "The Cry Wolf Chronicles of Cheryl Johnson". More
August 03, 2013 -- Galveston Open Government Project President David Stanowski has posted comments on the "local advocates" control over the City of Galveston's disaster recovery funds. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston has announced its "Simply Irresistible" 2013-2014 Performing Arts Season. More
August 02, 2013 -- Parking and other details have been announced for a memorial service and celebration of the life of businessman and Galveston native George P. Mitchell to be held on Tuesday in Galveston. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Center for Rural Studies at Sam Houston State University hosted a region-wide meeting of community stakeholders in Central-East Texas to discuss regional economic development on Thursday. More
August 02, 2013 -- Brandon N. Hill, a student technician for the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is posting a series of articles titled "Galveston’s Journey from Hassle to Harmony" on GuidryNews.com. Article Three
August 02, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast Region, including the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hands-On-Houston at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Summerfest and Movie Night on The Strand in Galveston and White Linen Night in the Houston Heights. More
August 01, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District will conduct the "Kids Health Fest 2013", an immunization drive, through August 30 at the district's Texas City immunization clinic. More
August 01, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees, in a special meeting today, voted 6-0-1, with Bennie Matthews abstaining, to accept COM President Dr. Beth Lewis' recommendation to revoke the tenure and terminate the employment of Dr. David M. Smith, an instructor at the college. More
August 01, 2013 -- Galveston City Council, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to accept City Manager Michael Kovac's recommendation to utilize partial funding released under the Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery Round 2.1 grants to perform street improvement projects. More
August 01, 2013 -- Sea Lake Yacths at Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Beneteau Rendezvous September 20-22. More
August 01, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has written a response to a news release by Galveston County Commissioners Ken Clark and Ryan Dennard concerning a property tax refund to Valero. More
July 31, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will collect donated school supplies for disadvantaged Galveston Independent School District students and university pediatrics patients through August 23 at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston and in Research Building #6 on the university's campus. More
July 31, 2013 -- Galveston County Tea Party, Inc. is facilitating a Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Randy Weber and Senator Larry Taylor on Tuesday, August 6. More
July 31, 2013 -- Galveston County Tea Party Board Member John Bentley announced that the Galveston County Republican Party unanimously voted to adopt a resolution of support United States Senator Ted Cruz in his efforts to de-fund President Barack Obama's health care program. More
July 31, 2013 -- Artist Boat is establishing a Coastal Heritage Preserve on Galveston Island and is looking for people who want to explore by kayak. More
July 31, 2013 -- Texas City Independent School District on Tuesday announced that it will transition from a half-day to a full-day pre-kindergarten program for the coming school year. More
July 31, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Ken Clark and Ryan Dennard have issued a news release regarding Tuesday's discussions between the commissioners court and Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson concerning funds for a property tax refund payment to Valero Refineries. More
July 31, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Humane Society will host its 13th Annual Paws Gala on September 28 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
July 31, 2013 -- Clear Creek Independent School District today announced guidelines for the district's free and reduced price meal program. More
July 31, 2013 -- College of the Mainland recently hosted the first Texas City Small Business Fair as part of "Texas City Small Business Week". More
July 31, 2013 -- Classic Auto Group Galveston is accepting team registrations through September 20 for its Second Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off. More
July 31, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a legal services contract to the firm of Gregg & Gregg. More
July 31, 2013 -- League City has been named the Best Texas City for Job Seekers by NerdWallet.com. More
July 30, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting this afternoon, voted unanimously to approve a budget transfer to pay a refund of $1,126,231 to Valero Refining after an animated discussion with Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of the first cars to cross the Galveston Causeway as part of the August "Treasure of the Month". More
July 30, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District has provided information regarding its August 27 special election to seek approval for the purchase of attendance credits from the state. More
July 30, 2013 -- The City of League City today announced that Texas City's Independence Village and Galveston County's Toys for Tots have been added as beneficiaries of the League City Boogie, Blues and Brews festival, which takes place September 20-22. More
July 30, 2013 -- The Sea Turtle Restoration Project has joined in a petition to the Costa Rican government to call for the arrest and conviction of those involved in the murder of Jairo Mora Sandoval, a sea turtle biologist. More
July 29, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has moved its Architectural Salvage Warehouse to the 1940 Sears and Roebuck Building. More
July 29, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited the headquarters of the Halo House Foundation near Houston's Texas Medical Center and M.D. Anderson Hospital to discuss its upcoming fund-raiser, "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause". More
July 29, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is hosting an exhibit of quilts from area quilt guilds at the 1861 U.S. Custom House in Galveston. More
July 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership held its monthly luncheon in Pasadena last week, featuring a speech by Wayne Klotz on sustainability. More
July 26, 2013 -- Several League City animal shelters will hold a "Paws and Claws Adopt-a-Thon" on August 17 at the League City Civic Center. More
July 26, 2013 -- Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset reported that a drug raid in San Leon led to three arrests. More
July 26, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council voted unanimously to approve a request to the Texas Department of Transportation to award transportation development credits that does not include hike and bike trails in Galveston. More
July 26, 2013 -- The City of Galveston and the Galveston Police Department hosted a media availability opportunity addressing the launch of the paid Seawall Boulevard Parking Program at Fort Crockett Seawall Park at 4550 Seawall Boulevard. More
July 26, 2013 -- George P. Mitchell, heralded businessman and Galveston native, passed away this morning at his home in Galveston at the age of 94. More
July 26, 2013 -- Supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast turned out for the Third Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Kick Off Party at the Moody Mansion in Galveston on Wednesday. More
July 26, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a contract with Durotech, Inc. as construction manager at-risk for the city's Justice Center project. More
July 26, 2013 -- Former Galveston mayor Roger Quiroga, who is director of economic development at the Port of Galveston, introduced J. Michael Graham to Galveston City Council. Also supported by former Galveston mayor Barbara Crews, Graham asked the city council to create a non taxing infrastructure authority to facilitate development of a desalination and co-generation plant on Pelican Island, possibly on property owned by the Port of Houston. More
July 26, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on events at the Glassell School of Art, the Jung Center of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as well as exhibits throughout the Gulf Coast Region, a performance of the Houston Symphony and the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up. More
July 26, 2013 -- Brandon N. Hill, a student technician for the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is posting a series of articles titled "Galveston’s Journey from Hassle to Harmony" on GuidryNews.com. Article Two
July 25, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $4.6 million contract to Manson Construction Company for maintenance dredging in Brazoria County. More
July 25, 2013 -- The League City Police Department on Thursday arrested two suspects after responding to an armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo located at 1681 W FM 646. More
July 25, 2013 -- Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos, announced today the expansion of the Golden Nugget brand into the Louisiana and South Texas market with the acquisition of the Casino Resort and Hotel currently under construction and next door to L’Auberge Lake Charles Casino Resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to schedule a public meeting for August 28 to discuss the district's FY2014 Budget and proposed property tax rate. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees will host an art viewing and voting event for the seaweed art contest on August 3 at the Stewart Beach pavilion. More
July 24, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will launch its paid parking program for Seawall Boulevard on Saturday. More
July 24, 2013 -- Dickinson Independent School District today announced that Carla Voelkel has been named deputy superintendent for educational services, and Dr. Vonda Washington as principal of Dunbar Middle School. More
July 24, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday installed members serving new terms on the board, including the newly-appointed John Zendt, who fills the position vacant since previous Trustee Renee Adame passed away in April. More
July 24, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to contract with the Galveston County Elections Office and voting centers for future city elections. More
July 24, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted to appoint eight of the new nine member Finance Committee, but each member was chosen in separate votes and few votes were unanimous. More
July 24, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding between the county and the Texas Supreme Court for support of continuity of court operations in the event of an emergency. More
July 24, 2013 -- Galveston College will offer a two-week, 80 hour fast-track "Introduction to Offshore Drilling Practices" course in September. More
July 24, 2013 -- Twila Linblade, executive director of the Galveston County Food Bank, has published a guest column urging participation in the Mother's March for Healthy Food on August 24. More
July 23, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with US Capital Advisors to provide financial advisor services to the city, but after the item had died once due to the lack of a motion from any of the council members. More
July 23, 2013 -- Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters will hold its 28th annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event August 6, 11 and 13 at AMF Star Lanes, 2404 Palmer Hwy, Texas City, TX. More
July 23, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to donate the college’s surplus press equipment to Texas City Independent School District. More
July 23, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Rockport Resorts as the city’s contractor water operator. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to select Turner Construction Company for Construction Manager At-Risk services for the second district stadium bond project. More
July 22, 2013 -- Friends and supporters turned out on Saturday for a benefit for Galveston County Sheriff's Deputy Suellen Snipe at the Galveston County Fairgrounds. More
July 22, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson advises property owners participating in the Senior/Disabled Person installment payment option that their final installment payment must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, July 31 to avoid penalties and interest. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership will host the 2013 Economic Development Summit this Friday at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has elected Benny Holland to be chairman, again. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center recently received a donation from Dickinson City Administrator Julie Johnston to sponsor the cost of 12 adoptions for animals at the center. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation today announced that it has closed on the purchase of the 1892 Bishop's Palace. More
July 22, 2013 -- Space Center Houston will host a "Stuff the Truck" event on Friday as part of the Johnson Space Center Feeds Families food drive benefiting the Galveston County Food Bank and Clear Lake Food Pantry. More
July 19, 2013 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and his wife Amy have contributed funds to find homes for animals at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center. More
July 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau this week completed a $140,000 tourism signage project, "bringing high-tech pedestrian maps to hotspots throughout the island". More
July 19, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department has posted a reminder to visitors to the island to remain vigilant against vehicle burglaries. More
July 19, 2013 -- Transportation Consultant John Carrara reported to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday that work on the Downtown Transportation Terminal remains stalled while repairs are being made on an adjacent building, but he said that Turner Construction is making improvements to the Shearn Moody Parking Garage, which will be a part of the terminal complex. More
July 19, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation will host the Sally B. Wallace Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 24. More
July 19, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several opportunities to enjoy movies in the Gulf Coast Region in the next few days. More
July 19, 2013 -- Brandon N. Hill, a student technician for the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is beginning a series on "Galveston’s Journey from Hassle to Harmony" on GuidryNews.com. More
July 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract to 4H Construction Corporation for dewatering of the Mid Bay placement area. More
July 18, 2013 -- Galveston Art Center's current exhibition, Kelly O'Connor's "Rock City", has been chosen as a "Top 5 Event" by Glasstire. More
July 18, 2013 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership on Wednesday hosted the 83rd Legislative Session Update with Senators Larry Taylor and Sylvia Garcia, and Representatives Greg Bonnen, M.D., John Davis, Craig Eiland, Mary Ann Perez, and Ed Thompson. More
July 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center has announced that a donor has provided funds for 50 free adoptions beginning at noon on Friday. More
July 18, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking donations of tools like hamers, channel locks, pry bars, saws and power tools to its architectural salvage warehouse. More
July 18, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation membership last week approved the selection of Amy Ferguson as board president for 2013-2014. More
July 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Chapter of the Czech Heritage Society of Texas is holding a special event honoring three visiting deacons from the seminary in Olomouc, Czech Republic, with a special guest appearance by popular accordion entertainer, Chris Rybak on Saturday, July 27. More
July 18, 2013 -- Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement for Ashland, Inc. in the city’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone. More
July 18, 2013 -- Waste Management is continuing to provide solid waste and recycling services to Kemah residents on a month to month basis, after a motion by Robin Collins at Wednesday's meeting of Kemah City Council to extend the company's contract failed for lack of a second. More
July 18, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch will offer student sports physicals on Saturday at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes in League City. More
July 17, 2013 -- A University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston study indicates that modified forms of bisphenol A have been found to alter hormone signaling "in new, disturbing ways". More
July 17, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted to table a transfer of waterfront property from Al Curry to Kirk Koepsel. More
July 17, 2013 -- Tiki Island City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support the Ike Dike storm suppression system. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 on Tuesday discussed upcoming meetings in the community to get input on repairs to the current Pelican Island causeway, which are due to get under way before the end of the year. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston has been ranked the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon embarkation according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors for the Cruise Lines International Association. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is participating in "Watch Your Car Month" throughout July. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation will present the Dennis Johnson Memorial Small Business Award during the Annual Gala, which will take place on November 2. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to renew an existing agreement with the World Corporation to promote teleworking, working entirely from home. More
July 16, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation has presented Police Chief Henry Porretto and the Galveston Police Department its Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service. More
July 16, 2013 -- The 30th Annual Greek Festival will be Saturday, November 9, at the Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball Street in Galveston at the corner 19th Street and Ball Avenue. More
July 16, 2013 -- Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to support the Ike Dike project “for a coastal barrier to protect the Houston-Galveston Region, including Galveston Bay, from hurricane storm surges”. More
July 16, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name the fishing park on Flamingo Way after the city's late Police Chief Andy McLane. More
July 16, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector Cheryl Johnson has urged the Texas Legislature to correct a recently approved bill regarding certification of tax office employees. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council Board of Directors will hold its annual membership meeting Tuesday, July 30 at the Bienville Social, 323 Tremont Street. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department today arrested an early morning burglar with the assistance of a citizen who reported the crime in progress. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Houston Advanced Research Center will host a second public meeting of the Double Bayou Watershed Partnership on July 18. More
July 15, 2013 -- Houston's premier young choral group will appear at the Grand 1894 Opera House Sunday, July 21 at 4 p.m. More
July 15, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “Young Frankenstein” at Island etc East-End Theatre Company in Galveston, and “A Chorus Line” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
July 14, 2013 -- Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto on Friday administered the oath of office to 13 members of the Galveston Police Department who were promoted from cadets of the 69th Galveston Police Academy. More
July 13, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has posted a special feature on its website spotlighting Guidry News Service coverage of its researchers. “Over the course of the past year Spotlight on Research has generated more than 225,000 clicks through the UTMB home page banner into the Guidry news website," UTMB said. "A great partnership!” Spotlight on Research
July 13, 2013 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a formal request to the Texas Department of Transportation seeking FY 2014 state transit Census Impact funds to assist Galveston Island. More
July 12, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying two men involved in a home invasion. The crime occurred today shortly after midnight at 2923 Ave K. More w/Video
July 12, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation announced this afternoon that it opes to close on the 1892 Bishop’s Palace on July 18. More
July 12, 2013 -- Galveston County Sheriff’s Office detectives, along with officers from the United States Marshall Service and Texas City Police executed a narcotics search warrant in Texas City on Wednesday, resulting in the arrest of two suspects and a significant amount of drugs. More
July 12, 2013 -- The Galveston County Food Bank is providing students weekend meals through the new Kidz Pacz community partnership program. More
July 12, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood recently contracted with a local survey research firm to conduct a citizen survey of Friendswood residents that was designed to determine residents’ overall satisfaction with living in Friendswood. More
July 12, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation’s 1892 Bishop’s Palace will host a series of lectures and tours this summer beginning on July 21. More
July 12, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several opportunities to enjoy art and music this next week in and around the Gulf Coast region. More
July 12, 2013 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday made appointments to to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees. More
July 12, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance changing the zoning classification from Multi-Family Residential to Highway Commercial for five tracts or property. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host "Historic Tales of the Texas Republic", a lecture by Jeffery Robenalt, on Sunday at the Menard Campus on 3302 Avenue O. More
July 11, 2013 -- Detectives with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit have arrested and charged 51 year old John Todd McCabe from Jamaica Beach with Sexual Performance of a Child. More
July 11, 2013 -- A group of College of the Mainland students hav recently traveled to Japan. More
July 11, 2013 -- Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the fall 2013 semester; and has also published notice of a wine appreciation course next week and a class featuring a Mediterranean Menu on August 6 and August 8 More
July 11, 2013 -- The City of League City is now back to Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan after repairs on a 24 inch water line overnight. More
July 11, 2013 -- ArtWalk is Saturday night in Downtown Galveston on The Strand and Postoffice Street. Brochure
July 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department on Friday will graduate the 69th Galveston Police Academy at the Joe Max Taylor Law Enforcement Center, 601 54th Street. More
July 10, 2013 -- HH Design House will celebrate its soft opening on Saturday at 404 25th Street in Downtown Galveston. More
July 10, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has released a report on its activity during the July 4 weekend. More
July 10, 2013 -- League City has enacted Stage 3 of the City’s Drought Contingency Plan. More
July 10, 2013 -- Galveston Police Chief Henry\Porretto announced today that an accused sexual offender and career violent criminal was captured this morning by the Galveston Police Department with the assistance of the Galveston county Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division and the US Marshals Gulf Coast violent Offender and Fugitive Task Force. More
July 10, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the first of three readings of a revision to the city’s sex offender ordinance. More
July 10, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Joanna Dawson, Todd Kinsey and Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to rezone approximately 24.89 acres of property located south of FM 646 and the entrance to Whispering Lakes Ranch subdivision and east of South Shore Boulevard from Residential Single Family to General Commercial. More
July 10, 2013 -- Colonel Christopher W. Sallese passed the command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to Colonel Richard P. Pannell during a change of command ceremony today at the USACE Galveston District’s Jadwin Building in Galveston, Texas. More
July 10, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to institute a burn ban restricting outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of Galveston County. More
July 09, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold its annual meeting on Friday at Garten Verein. More
July 09, 2013 -- The City of Galveston held its monthly Hurricane Preparedness Meeting this morning at Galveston City Hall. More
July 09, 2013 -- Galveston Police Chief Henry Poretto reports that there was a heavy demand for services during the Fourth of July holiday week and that he is proud of the professionalism displayed by his officers during the week. More
July 09, 2013 -- A 48-year-old man was medevaced Monday night after he was found to be experiencing heart attack symptoms aboard an off shore tug boat approximately 120 miles off Galveston. More
July 08, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the first reading of a $73,700 amendment of the Hotel Occupancy Tax budget to provide for 28 power pole upgrades for Christmas Decorations. More
July 08, 2013 -- Today is the 17th anniversary of the launch of Guidry News Service as a provider of news on the Gulf Coast. More
July 08, 2013 -- The Galveston Beach Patrol has provided photos of its annual Night Swim, an endurance test that involves swimming, running and paddling to kick off thesummer season. More
July 08, 2013 -- Rosenberg Library in Galveston is preparing for a grand opening celebration on July 17 for the first floor of the library, which has been restored from the devastation of the Hurricane Ike storm surge. More
July 08, 2013 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, hosted a hurricane season briefing for southeast Texas officials today at the Reliant Center. More
July 08, 2013 -- Large crowds packed Galveston's beachfront during the Fourth of July Weekend. More
July 08, 2013 -- The D’Feet Breast Cancer “Celebration of Life” Run/Walk will be held on October 19 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. More
July 08, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “Wicked” at The Hobby Center in Houston, and “Lil' Abner” at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
July 07, 2013 -- The American Western music and comedy group Riders in the Sky will perform at the Grand 1894 Opera House Saturday, July 13 at 8 pm. More
July 07, 2013 -- Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County will host the Habitat for Humani-TEA and Fashion Show fundraiser for the Women Build program on Saturday, August 17. More
July 07, 2013 -- The deadline for artists to reserve space in the upcoming 16th annual ARToberFEST in Galveston is next Monday, July 15th. More
July 06, 2013 -- A 54-year-old woman was medevaced Saturday morning after sustaining back injuries from a fall, aboard a 29-foot pleasure craft approximately 15 miles off Galveston. More
July 06, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White has posted an update to ELISSA volunteers and other supporters on the deck renewal project underway on the tall ship at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
July 05, 2013 -- On the evening of July 4, Galveston Island held its annual Independence Day parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. More
July 03, 2013 -- Galveston Island will host a number of events for the July 4 weekend. More
July 03, 2013 -- The City of Galveston's Landmark Commission is accepting applications for a vacant position on its board. More
July 03, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP for auditing of the city’s financial statements for FY2013 and FY2014. More
July 02, 2013 -- Update: The United States Coast Guard today reported that eight boaters who have been missing since Saturday have been rescued after being located about 55 miles northwest of Roatan, Honduras. More
July 02, 2013 -- The City of League City is enacting Stage 1 of the city's Drought Contingency Plan, which calls for voluntary water conservation and urges residents and businesses to conserve water. More
July 02, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that several events, including Artwalk and the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, will take place on the island in August. More
July 02, 2013 -- Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that his office will be participating in a "No-Refusal" DWI enforcement initiative during the Fourth of July holiday. More
July 02, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 5-1, with Billy Enochs opposed, to authorize the city’s bond counsel to prepare an ordinance calling for a $23,352,700 bond referendum to place on the November election ballot. More
July 02, 2013 -- The City of League City is hosting a renaming contest for Eastern Regional Park to name the park in honor of veterans. More
July 02, 2013 -- Galveston Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis has posted a Guest Column regarding beach safety issues. More
July 01, 2013 -- The City of League City is seeking suggested names for Eastern Regional Park that will honor and recognize the contributions of U.S. military veterans. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved two landscaping projects in Galveston and Houston at the June 27, 2013 meeting. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Beach Patrol has posted a news release detailing its partnership with other public safety professionals in providing water safety this summer season. More
July 01, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host a two-day Girl Empowerment Workshop on July 15-16. More
July 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has announced a change in the schedule for opening of the Colorado River Locks for the Fourth of July holiday. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Galveston County Food Bank will host the Mother's March for Healthy Food, a 10-mile walk benefiting food pantries across the county, on August 24 at the First Lady Pavilion in Texas City. More
July 01, 2013 -- Galveston College recently presented the Griff Lambdin and John Parker Davie scholarships to recipients. More
June 29, 2013 -- Artist Boat will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Golden Acres Elementary School on Wednesday, July 3 to celebrate the public art created by Golden Acres students. More
June 29, 2013 -- Mayor Lewis Rosen on Wednesday, announced a partnership between the City of Galveston, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Houston’s Future to increase two-and four-year college graduation rates in the region through the My Degree Counts initiative. More
June 29, 2013 -- The City of Texas City will host the 7th Annual Texas City Music Fest by the Bay on September 13 and 14 at Carlos Garza Sports Park. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted 15-2-1, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who chairs the TPC, and Harris County Engineer Art Storey opposed; and Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria abstaining, to approve project selections from the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects. More
June 28, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize staff to seek a request for proposals from firms to serve as construction manager at-risk for the construction of the Santa Fe Justice Center Project. More
June 28, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that 13 of the university's physicians will be named as "Super Doctors Rising Stars" in Texas Monthly's July issue. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees is accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board has announced that the Galveston Island Beach Patrol's tourism oriented police will distribute free water bottles, bracelets and other giveaway items to beach-goers on Saturday at East Beach and Stewart Beach. More
June 28, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of items related to the Elite Café, one of the first and longest running family-owned restaurants in Galveston, as the library's July "Treasure of the Month". More
June 28, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Entertainment Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities including the Festival of Aerial Arts, the Upscale Artists Garage Sale at the Summer Street Studios, the Bow Wow Meow Luau Mega Adoption Event, the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration Festival and Parade and other Independence Day events in the Gulf Coast Region. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Beach Patrol's tourism oriented police officers will distribute free giveaway items on Saturday at Stewart and East beaches. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at Park Board Plaza. More
June 27, 2013 -- Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset reported the death of a County Jail inmate earlier today. More
June 27, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has announced that it will provide free vessel safety examinations on June 29-30 and July 4 for recreational boaters at the Trinity River Island Recreation Area in Wallisville, Texas. More
June 27, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood on Wednesday announced that it has opened a new splash pad at Stevenson Park. More
June 27, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board will accept entries into its seaweed art contest through July 26. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to allocate $40,000 from the special event fund to pay for a summer marketing campaign. More
June 26, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to include proposed street maintenance projects funded through sales tax in the FY2014 Budget. More
June 26, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to reduce the percentage of Federal Poverty Level as it pertains to the eligibility provisions of the Galveston County Indigent Health Care Program to 35 percent. More
June 25, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Joanna Dawson opposed, to rezone approximately 24.89 acres from Residential Single Family to General Commercial to facilitate a development at the entrance to Whispering Lakes Ranch Subdivision. The city council first held a public hearing on the issue. More
June 25, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to "Wear It!" during the July 4 holiday, referring to life jackets on boats. More
June 25, 2013 -- Leah Cast, the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau's public relations manager, has been named the Houston area's "Young Public Relations Professional of the Year". More
June 25, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department will hold a promotional and retirement ceremony on Friday in the justice center in Galveston. More
June 25, 2013 -- Gina Spagnola of Galveston and Kevin Prothro of Houston recently began rehearsals of the dance routine they will perform on Saturday, October 12 as contenders in the 3rd annual “Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause” gala and dance competition. More
June 25, 2013 -- The City of Galveston today enacted Stage Two of its Drought Contingency Plan, placing mandatory restrictions on the use of water on residents and businesses. More
June 25, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to accept the comprehensive annual financial report and single audit reports for the city’s financial statements for FY2012. More
June 25, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted to award a $493,000 contract to J.W. Kelso Co. for the third phase of a project to renovate restrooms at the college. More
June 25, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted 5-1, with Ken Baliker opposed, to approve an increase in school lunch prices. More
June 24, 2013 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman and Aubrey Haynes, managing member of Legacy Port Partners, appeared before the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today to report on the memorandum of understanding approved by the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District last week. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department today announced that retired Sergeant Booker Price has passed away. More
June 24, 2013 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen on Wednesday will host a press conference to announce a partnership with the City of Galveston, the Galveston Economic Development Partnership, Galveston Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Houston's Future in the launch of the "My Degree Counts" initiative. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Water Authority on Friday announced that it has made a "senior call" on its surface water rights on the Brazos River. More
June 24, 2013 -- Employees with the Bay Area Houston and Galveston offices of Express Employment Professionals recently hosted a food drive for the Galveston County Food Bank. More
June 22, 2013 -- Incumbent Joe Carothers defeated Pam Schwertner today in a runoff election for Position 1 on the Santa Fe City Council. More
June 22, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 21-year-old Dallas native who was reported missing in San Luis Pass on Friday. More
June 21, 2013 -- Several entities covered by Guidry News Service which are involved in transportation/rail projects have similar names and missions. Jim Guidry has prepared an analysis of the entities. More
June 21, 2013 -- College of the Mainland has published an article about Doreen Bridges and Tomeka Blanks who forged a bond that lasted through two schools, four years and countless hours of studying. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host an orientation meeting for seamanship training on the 1877 ELISSA on July 20 at the Texas Seaport Museum. More
June 21, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White reports that work on ELISSA's deck will not be completed until late November and thus it is unlikely ELISSA's restoration will be complete in time for the tall ship to be at the starting line of the Harvest Moon Regatta in October. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Halo House Foundation will host its "Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause" fundraising gala on October 12. More
June 21, 2013 -- Communities In Schools-Bay Area recently received a pledge from BP Texas City Chemicals for continued support of the Adopt A School Program. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Thursday issued a news release regarding seaweed's role in creating new dune vegetation to prevent beach erosion. More
June 21, 2013 -- Diversions: It's the first official weekend of summer and Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some of the Gulf Coast region's best leisure activities. More
June 20, 2013 -- The City of League City has posted a news release regarding a fistfight at City Hall between two members of the city council on Wednesday. More
June 20, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. More
June 20, 2013 -- Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation updated the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on the Downtown Transit Terminal Construction and Streetscape Design Project on Wednesday. More
June 20, 2013 -- Galveston Independent School District has issued a news release regarding a special election called by the board of trustees for the purchase of attendance credits. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department today reminded golf cart owners to ensure that their carts have up to date registration stickers, a copy of current insurance cards and proper safety equipment. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to authorize the mayor to enter into a service agreement with Official Payments Corporation to offer online payment services to city customers. More
June 20, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the “Ike Dike Project”. More
June 20, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement for the purchase of attendance credits as provided by the Texas Education Agency. More
June 20, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Police Chief Paul Odin. More
June 19, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has partnered with Ball High School and the Galveston Bay Foundation to mark storm drains and increase awareness about storm water management. More
June 19, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a contract to Garner Paving and Construction, Ltd. for the South Shore Drive and West Shore Drive Road Project. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept a single audit report on federal grant funds the village has received for FY2013. More
June 18, 2013 -- Galveston Arts Center will present "Rock City" by Kelly O'Connor from July 13 through August 18 on the corner of Market and 25th Streets. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted 23-3, with League City Council Member Heidi Thiess, Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark and Brazoria County Commissioner Larry Stanley opposed, to authorize staff to develop voluntary particulate matter reduction strategies as recommended by the H-GAC Regional Air Quality Planning Committee. More
June 18, 2013 -- College of the Mainland on Monday announced that Justin Napoli, a graduate of the college's Fire Academy, became the academy's first student to win the Top Rung Award, President's Award and Academic Honors Award simultaneously. More
June 18, 2013 -- Galveston College is accepting applications through August 27 for its Leadership Galveston course for 2013. More
June 18, 2013 -- The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation has announced that it has grants available for families in need of financial assistance to help pay for children's health care not covered or fully covered by a commercial health insurance plan. More
June 18, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to re-elect Eddie Burke as mayor pro tem. More
June 18, 2013 -- The Hitchcock City Commission cancelled its Monday meeting due to the lack of a quorum, with Mayor Anthony Matranga, Frank Lopez and Randy Strickland unable to attend. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District Board of Directors on Monday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with Legacy Port Partners, LLC to provide funding for a feasibility study by The Goodman Corporation of a new freight rail connection to Pelican Island and construction of a new four lane bridge to serve auto and truck traffic on Pelican Island. More
June 17, 2013 -- Stewart Beach on Galveston Island has been named one of the "10 Best Beaches for Families in 2013" by Family Vacation Critic. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Galveston County Parks and Senior Services Department and Commissioner Stephen Holmes will host a Senior Luau Dance at Walter Hall Park on June 28. More
June 17, 2013 -- Galveston College will offer a Crime Scene Investigation course July 11 through August 1. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Assistance League of the Bay Area recently presented awards to three Bay Area businesses that have contributed to the organization for several years. More
June 15, 2013 -- A 57-year-old Ukrainian man was medevaced Saturday morning after he was found to be experiencing stroke-like symptoms aboard a tanker approximately 18 miles off Galveston. More
June 15, 2013 -- Captain Brian Penoyer relieved Captain James Whitehead as commander of Coast Guard units in the Houston-Galveston area on Friday. More
June 14, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach and the West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will host a hurricane preparedness meeting on Saturday at the Jamaica Beach Public Service Building. More
June 14, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Thursday celebrated the Corps' and the United States Army's 238th birthdays with an awards ceremony to name the employee, engineer, regulator and supervisor of the year. More
June 14, 2013 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 6-0-1, with Cornelia Harris Banks abstaining, to authorize a new letter to the Texas General Land Office regarding Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery funds that are being held up. More
June 14, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Juneteenth activities in Galveston, Beaumont and Houston, as well as other cultural activities in the Gulf Coast Region. More
June 14, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with Skyway Towers, LLC for the lease of land to construct a communication tower at 14304 Beriton Street. More
June 13, 2013 -- The League City Municipal Court is launching a scofflaw program in July to flag and withhold vehicle registration renewals for vehicles belonging to individuals who have outstanding warrants for failure to appear or have failed to pay fines. More
June 13, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a researcher with the university has received funding to study the Ebola and Marburg viruses. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution formally appointing Fred D. Raschke to Position 2 on the board. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Galveston Arts Center will honor Martha Terrill at their Annual Sunset Buffet, which will be held on June 23. More
June 12, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has made a series of announcements regarding its Fourth of July celebrations. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Galveston County Rural Transportation District Board of Directors met today to consider a proposal by transportation consultant Barry Goodman to do preliminary work toward development of a new vehicle and rail bridge to Pelican Island, but deferred action on the proposal until Monday afternoon at 5 p.m., to allow time to put finishing touches on a memorandum of understanding with Legacy Partners, LLC. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Carnival Triumph returned to Galveston on Tuesday following a dry dock in the Bahamas for repairs and upgrades after a fire disabled the ship. More
June 12, 2013 -- The City of Galveston Municipal Courts is holding its 2013 Amnesty Program June 17-July 12, providing opportunities for anyone with delinquent court matters to resolve cases at a discounted rate. More
June 12, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an ordinance to continue the city’s juvenile curfew. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a recommendation by the Tourism Development Advisory Committee to determine the value of each cent of hotel occupancy taxes it receives as $1.284 million. More
June 12, 2013 -- The City of Kemah has announced entry due dates, registration and other information for its annual Fourth of July Parade. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rail District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize Executive Director Maureen Crocker to enter into a contract for a West Belt Improvements Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Assessment. More
June 12, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Sharp Dawson opposed, to establish a position and job duties for a City Internal Auditor. More
June 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has posted a schedule of activities for the Juneteenth celebration in Galveston. More
June 11, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with James Osteen opposed, to approve an agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the 10-year Sanitary Sewer Overflows Program. More
June 11, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday medevaced a man from a fishing boat approximately 35 miles off the coast of Galveston after he fell and lost feeling in the left half of his body. More
June 11, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has announced that Galveston Island Tours will hold a walking tour of The Strand Historic District on Saturday. More
June 11, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson advises that property owners who participated in the split or half payment option to pay 2012 taxes need to take note that the second and final payment is due (or must be postmarked) by July 1st to avoid costly penalties and interest. More
June 11, 2013 -- Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector Cheryl Johnson advises that taxpayers have until July 1 to apply for a monthly payment agreement thus avoiding additional fees of up to 20 percent that will be added to unpaid balances on July 2. More
June 10, 2013 -- Galveston Island will host a series of events throughout the month of July. More
June 10, 2013 -- The City of Galveston's Commission on the Arts will accept entries for a logo design contest through June 28. More
June 10, 2013 -- Chief Petty Officer Ferro, a United States Coast Guard Explosive Detector Dog, retired on Monday in Galveston after nine years of service. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a variety of camps available for youth during the summer. More
June 10, 2013 -- Artist Boat Founder Karla Klay has been named as a third place recipient of the 2013 Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category from the Gulf of Mexico Program. More
June 10, 2013 -- The City of League City has announced that New Orleans rock band "Cowboy Mouth" will headline the city's 2013 Boogie, Blues and Brews music festival in September. More
June 08, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim whose body was discovered by paramedicas on Saturday as 21 year old Catalina Clara Delgado of Killeen. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Advocare. More
June 07, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation has launched an effort to raise funds for the purchase of the 1892 Bishop's Palace. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department has released a statement regarding the passing of Sergeant (Retired) Clifford R. Simmons, Jr. on Thursday. More
June 07, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Stephen Holmes opposed, to authorize Purchasing Agent Rufus Crowder to advertise and accept bids on the Guardianship Program. More
June 07, 2013 -- Samuel Collins, III has posted a guest column regarding the celebration of Juneteenth, the anniversary of the arrival of the Emancipation Proclamation to Texas. More
June 07, 2013 -- A panel of judges from the First Court of Appeals last week ruled against former ILA Local 20 President Ted O’Rourke in his lawsuit against the Port of Galveston and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a meeting on Monday in Galveston to receive public input regarding plans to restore the Gulf Coast's ecosystem and economy from the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 07, 2013 -- Biomedical scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are working to develop an Automated Critical Care System that can be carried in a backpack into war zones or other remote locations. More w/Video
June 07, 2013 -- Newly hired Galveston Independent School District Athletic Director/Ball High Head Football Coach Kimble Anders has announced the addition of other coaches with experience in the professional and college ranks to help turnaround the Ball High football program. More
June 07, 2013 -- Two men were rescued Thursday evening, after their boat capsized from severe weather in northwest Trinity Bay. More
June 07, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin has reviewed opportunities for leisure activity around the Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced a full calendar of racing activities on the Gulf Coast and Galveston Bay during the fall and winter seasons. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office today reported on the results of its "Click It or Ticket" Program during the Memorial Day holiday. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Ike Dike Project for a coastal barrier to protect the Houston-Galveston region. More
June 06, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Carl Joiner as mayor pro tem. More
June 05, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has received a Grand Award for Communications Excellence and an Award of Excellence from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
June 05, 2013 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston, celebrating its 100th Birthday, has presented a gift of $100,000 towards the restoration and renovation of Galveston's Washington Park on Offatts Bayou alongside 61st Street. More
June 05, 2013 -- John Baumgartner, who tendered his resignation as Assistant City Manager for Public Works in late May, has decided to remain with the City of League City and is to serve as deputy city manager. More
June 05, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host a walking tour of the city's historic Silk Stocking District for children on June 17. More
June 05, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 6-0, with Jim Hill recusing himself due to a conflict of interest, to move forward with discussions concerning the creation of the Georgetown project financing district. More
June 05, 2013 -- John Ford, president of the Galveston County Rural Transportation District, visited the Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to discuss a prospect for development of a rail bridge on Pelican Island. More
June 05, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve locating the city’s new dog park behind the community pool. More
June 04, 2013 -- Texas City Independent School District recently participated in a variety of events. More
June 04, 2013 -- Texas City Independent School District will offer a free summer food program for students up to 18 years old from June 10 through August 9 at various locations. More
June 04, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday medevaced a man with a leg injury off the coast of Galveston. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Galveston County Historical Commission will host an Open House on Saturday in the lobby of the Courthouse at 722 Moody in Galveston in honor of the Galveston South Jetty Lighthouse Lens which has just been moved to the new location. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Board Game Island. More
June 04, 2013 -- League City will host the second annual Boogie, Blues and Brews music festival September 20-22 at Walter Hall Park. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill will host a public meeting on June 24 in Galveston concerning the restoration process for the Gulf Coast. More
June 04, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council, in a workshop session on Monday, discussed advertising the city’s vacant chief of police position. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has announced that chamber President Gina Spagnola will participate in the third annual Houston Stars: Dancing for a Cause event in October. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Southwest Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials will hold its 73rd Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Galveston. More
June 03, 2013 -- A study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Researchers that is published in the current issues of JAMA Internal Medicine shows that prescriptions for testosterone therapy have increased significantly during the last 10 years but that about 25 percent of the patients did not have their testosterone levels tested before starting the treatment. More w/Video
June 03, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department has arrested three suspects in relation to a robbery that took place on June 1 at a CVS pharmacy located on 2326 61st Street. More
June 03, 2013 -- United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Deputy Commander Major Marty Maldonado has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2013 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Galveston County Food Bank, along with the United Way of Galveston and the Jesse Tree, have announced that the organizations are collaborating to launch a senior citizen food box program in Galveston. More
June 03, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the third Hatteras Rendezvous June 27-30. More
June 03, 2013 -- Coast Guard crews along the Texas Gulf Coast responded to multiple search and rescue cases Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted. More
June 02, 2013 -- The 2013 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction to support the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA was held at the Texas Seaport Museum on Saturday. More
May 31, 2013 -- The Galveston County Animal Resource Center has announced that it has reached maximum capacity due to a recent influx of animals. More
May 31, 2013 -- Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen on Thursday told the Galveston Island Pachyderm Club that the Pelican Island Causeway has been designated a historic monument and cannot be removed and replaced. More
May 31, 2013 -- The City of Galveston today announced that recycling trailers and totes will be available during the weekend for the AIA Sandcastle Competition. More
May 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today is joining the Association of State Dam Safety Officals and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in recognizing May 31 as National Dam Safety Awareness Day. More
May 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking public input regarding proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway to address the oversight of construction of structures and fill permits along the waterway. More
May 31, 2013 -- Rosenberg Library in Galveston will present an exhibit of items from the Galveston Buccaneers baseball team, including a bat signed by members of the team, as the June "Treasure of the Month". More
May 31, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday announced that it has won a Crystal Award for Best Advertising TV Campaign from the American Marketing Association for the bureau's "It's Island Time" advertising campaign. More
May 31, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on opportunities to experience art in many formats this first weekend of June, all around the Gulf Coast Region. More
May 30, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard is responding to a collision between two deep draft ships approximately 30 miles off the coast of Galveston. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Galveston County Small Business Development Center hosted the Governor's Small Business Forum at Moody Gardens on Thursday. More
May 30, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Texas City Police Department are searching for a 25-year-old man who was overtaken by a wave while fishing in the vicinity of Mosquito Island of the Texas City Dike today. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District today advised residents to take precautions to limit their exposure to the West Nile Virus, which is contracted from mosquitoes. More
May 30, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed four Houston-Galveston area residents to serve as members of the Judicial Compensation Commission. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Texas City Independent School District has named Holly La Roe as principal of Texas City High School. More
May 30, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold a reception during Galveston's ArtWalk on Saturday for an exhibit of quilts on display from the Mainland Morning Quilt Guild. More
May 30, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it will offer a new master's degree program in nutrition and a dietetic internship. More
May 30, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to elect Roney McCrary as chair of the board. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold a Basement to Attic tour of Bishop's Palace on Saturday at 1402 Broadway. More
May 29, 2013 -- Galveston College, in partnership with USA Offshore, today held an informational session regarding the launch of basic offshore oil and gas drilling training courses the college will offer in the fall. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department is accepting applications for the department's 33rd Citizens Police Academy. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will hold a Governor's Small Business Forum on Thursday at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the Big Reef Project. More
May 29, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Bruce Henderson as mayor pro tem. More
May 29, 2013 -- The League City Chamber of Commerce will host "Men in Black, Who Cook", on June 13 at the South Shore Harbour Resort. More
May 29, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to send letters of intent to continue services with several firms and individuals that currently provide services to the city, while moving forward toward requesting proposals for other services. More
May 29, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation recently presented Teacher Innovative Grants to teachers at 32 schools in the Clear Creek Independent School District. More
May 29, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $9,800 contract with AIMS (Address Information Mapping Services) for redistricting services. More
May 28, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Joanna Dawson and Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to approve the first reading of an ordinance to establish a position and job duties for a city internal auditor. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Summer Tourism Season on Galveston Island got off to a busy start, according to news releases from the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Galveston and the United States Coast Guard. More
May 28, 2013 -- Updated: Galveston City Council today on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Elizabeth Beeton, Terrilyn Tarlton and Norman Pappous opposed, to retain the law firm of Denton, Navaroo, Rocha & Bernal, as special counsel in the area of ethics and compliance, to assist and represent the city, as well as investigate the unauthorized release of a city document. More
May 28, 2013 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Researcher Dr. Xiaodong Cheng who has been working to identify and block a protein that interferes with an appetite-suppressing hormone called leptin. More
May 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that work has started on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel at South Padre Island. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Deparmtent today reported that game wardens have filed felony charges against Dustin Paul Lunsford of Galveston in connection with a hit-and-run boating accident that took place on Sunday off the coast of Galveston Island. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management will conduct full-scale hurricane exercises on Wednesday and Thursday as part of "Operation Storm Ready". More
May 28, 2013 -- The Galveston Republican Women recently presented the Woman of Distinction Award to Jeannie Koenig, president of the organization. More
May 28, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard Sunday night suspended the search for a 48-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy reported missing in San Luis Pass off Galveston. More
May 27, 2013 -- Texas game wardens requested the public’s help in identifying the operator of a motorboat that collided with a sailboat in the Galveston Channel Sunday night. More
May 27, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland, who recently announced he would not be running again next election cycle, passed his final bill for the 83rd Legislative Session Sunday afternoon. More
May 26, 2013 -- The Coast Guard, which earlier called off a search for a missing swimmer at San Luis Pass, now has launched a search for an adult and a 10-year-old child that were reported missing in San Luis Pass. More
May 26, 2013 -- The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man reported missing while swimming off the Galveston coast. More
May 25, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard, Galveston Police Department and Galveston Island Beach Patrol are searching for an 18-year-old man who was last seen swimming in San Luis Pass, off Galveston. More
May 24, 2013 -- Rosenberg Library has announced that the Summer 2013 selection for the Museum Book Club Series is "Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Susan Vreeland. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to refer a draft Transportation Development Credit Policy back to the administration for additional work before it is considered again for action. More
May 24, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to award a new contract to Texas First Bank for the city's bank depository services. More
May 24, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor, Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region this Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce encourages residents to participate in a tool drive for the Moore, Oklahoma relief effort from May 24 through 29 at 6627 Stewart Road and 2004 Broadway. More
May 23, 2013 -- State Representative Craig Eiland announced on the House Floor on Wednesday that he will not seek reelection when his term expires in 2015. More
May 23, 2013 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to approve an extension of time to negotiate a management and operations agreement with the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves for the Downtown Intermodal Transportation/Parking Terminal on the northeast corner of 25th Street at The Strand. More
May 23, 2013 -- The City of Plano today announced that it has hired League City Assistant City Manager John Baumgartner of Public Works as city engineer. More
May 23, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to appoint Sidney Bouse, George Strong, Kate Beeder and Wayne Blanks to the Galveston County Emergency Services District No. 2 Board of Commissioners. More
May 23, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood has issued an advisory regarding traffic and parking for the city's crawfish festival on Saturday at Centennial Park. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum in Galveston today announced that it is part of the Blue Star Museums collaboration, and will offer free admission to all active military duty personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More
May 23, 2013 -- The City of League City today announced that Assistant City Manager for Public Works John Baumgartner has submitted his resignation. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has announced that Galveston Island Tours will provide tours focusing on the architectural history of the island. More
May 23, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District reminds Texans to be aware of water safety rules during the Memorial Day holiday. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced that its Regional DWI Task Force will operate throughout Memorial Day weekend. More
May 22, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting on May 29 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host a lecture series in June and August at the Menard Campus. More
May 22, 2013 -- The National Alliance for Mental Illness Gulf Coast will host a new support group beginning June 10 in La Marque. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Village of Tiki Island Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to award an $852,200 contract to LL&F Construction Management, Inc. for construction of a project under Round 1 of funding through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program. More
May 22, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct information sessions regarding new floodplain maps in Harris County on June 25 and 26. More
May 22, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to adopt an order canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the May 11 election. More
May 22, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to re-elect Richard Sowrey as mayor pro tem. More
May 22, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize $18,045,926 in contracts for housing construction management services associated with the H-GAC's Round 2 Chambers County Disaster Recovery Program. More
May 21, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management today advised citizens to monitor local weather and review their emergency plans due to forecasts of possible thunderstorms for the area tonight and Wednesday morning. More
May 21, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt an order canvassing returns and declaring the results of the May 11 election. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to award a $4,992,744 contract for professional architectural services to PBK Arthitects for the Clear Lake High School Rebuild Project. More
May 21, 2013 -- Galveston College today announced that the college's Nursing Department has formed articulated program agreements with several universities throughout the state, facilitating transfers of students with an associate degree to a university where they can pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Junior League of Galveston County, Inc. has named Karen Flowers as its Holiday Ball Honoree. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Hitchcock City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Lee Sander as mayor pro tem for another year. More
May 21, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to adopt a resolution canvassing the returns of the May 11 election. More
May 20, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees, in a special meeting today, canvassed the May 11 election, with Bennie Matthews, Rosalie Kettler and Rachel Delgado taking their oath of office for their positions on the board. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a sixth amendment to a development and facilities agreement with the City of Galveston for the development of the Galveston Downtown Transit Terminal to extend the deadline of the management and operating agreement to July 4. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Galveston County Office of Emergency Management will host training classes for its Community Emergency Response Team beginning in June. More
May 20, 2013 -- Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady today announced that his office will participate in the "No-Refusal" enforcement event during the Memorial Day weekend to prevent drunk driving. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Laura Recovery Center has announced that Ryan Bynum of Friendswood High School has been named as a recipient of the Laura Smither Scholarship. More
May 19, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood will host a Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 at the Veteran's Memorial adjacent to Friendswood City Hall. More
May 17, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a contract to Mike Hooks Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Freeport inside channel and turning basins in Brazoria County. More
May 17, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to adopt an order canvassing the results of the May 11 election proposition to create Galveston County Emergency Services District No. 2, also referred to as the Bolivar Emergency Services District. More
May 17, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, officially cavassed the results of the May 11 election. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Galveston County Food Bank in Texas City will host an open house on May 23. More
May 17, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood will host its inaugural Crawfish Festival on May 25 at Centennial Park. More
May 17, 2013 -- St. Vincent's House in Galveston today announced that the Annual Gospel by the Sea Concert benefit will be held on June 8 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. More
May 17, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will finish its May 2013 Citywide Clean-Up this weekend, with trash collection taking place from 53rd Street to the East End. More
May 17, 2013 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has reported that more than one-third of Texas women still receive unnecessary breast biopsy surgery, as opposed to minimally invasive biopsies. More
May 17, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to call a runoff election for June 22. More
May 17, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts & Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on fun activities to kick off the summer with in the Gulf Coast region. More
May 16, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today hosted a ceremony to mark the transfer of command of Marine Safety Unit Texas City from Captain James Robertson to Commander Ricardo Alonso. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department on Thursday held its annual awards ceremony in the justice center. More
May 16, 2013 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and the Office of Emergency Management today launched its countdown to the 2013 hurricane season with a digital billboard announcement in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Dickinson Police Department on Wednesday hosted the 34th Annual Galveston County Fallen Officers memorial service. More
May 16, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt an order canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the city’s May 11 election. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s FY2013 Budget to appropriate funds for the refund $857,750 in tax year 2011 overpayments of property taxes to Valero Refining-Texas LP. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to apply for a third year continuation of the Cycle 7 – 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant for funding not to exceed $1.5 million. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday received an update regarding possible delays to the city's Downtown Transit Terminal project due to a restraining order filed against the work by a neighboring property owner. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided a summary of Tuesday's board meeting. More
May 15, 2013 -- Galveston City Manager Michael Kovacs has sent a letter to the Texas General Land Office requesting the release of Round 2 Community Development Block Grant funds related to disaster recovery from Hurricane Ike. More
May 15, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Dan Becker opposed, to approve a development and finance agreement for League City Public Improvement District No. 1, including approval of a reconciliation and release agreement with the Delaney Marital Trust. More
May 15, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $69,746 bid to Grande Truck Center for the purchase of a new dump truck for the city. More
May 15, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to advertise the availability of lease space at the Park Board Building. More
May 14, 2013 -- Galveston Island will hold the fifth annual Beach Revue vintage swimwear contest on Saturday on the Seawall at the intersection of 52nd Street. More
May 14, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal cooperation agreement with the University ofTexas Medical Branch at Galveston for medical examiner physician and related medical examiner services. More
May 14, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a recommendation from City Manager Carol Buttler to appoint Robin Eldridge as the full time city clerk. More
May 14, 2013 -- Galveston College will host an informational session on May 29 regarding the oil and gas industry as part of the college's new oil and gas training program in partnership with USA Offshore. More
May 14, 2013 -- The Fifty Club of Galveston County recognized outstanding law enforcement officers on Tuesday. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Rotary Club of Galveston, which is celebrating its 100th Birthday this year, is contributing $100,000 towards the restoration and renovation of Galveston's Washington Park on Offatts Bayou along 61st Street. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Texas Municipal Human Resources Association of Texas recently presented the "Innovations in Human Resources Management" award to Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto at a ceremony in Frisco, Texas. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County today voted unanimously to approve a three-year, three percent pilotage rate increase, as requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association. More
May 12, 2013 -- Guidry News Service covered Saturday elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
May 12, 2013 -- Santa Fe Police Chief Kenneth Campbell has posted a message thanking those who worked for the successful passage of the special bond issue for a Justice Center. More
May 11, 2013 -- Galveston County election returns are being covered by Guidry News Service. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District's Animal Services is now offering online pet registration. More
May 10, 2013 -- Moody Gardens in Galveston will open Palm Beach on Saturday for the launch of its summer season. More
May 10, 2013 -- Voters in the Gulf Coast area will cast their ballots on Saturday in the election for various city and school leadership positions, as well as some special county propositions. More
May 10, 2013 -- Update: The University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department has issued an "all clear" following a report of a robbery on campus after the alleged victim recanted their statement on being robbed. More
May 10, 2013 -- CORRECTION: Galveston City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to support a motion by Marie Robb (not Terrilyn Tarlton) calling for the city attorney and police department to prosecute persons who operate “party houses” in Colony Park; and also voted unanimously to support a motion by Elizabeth Beeton to direct city staff to develop an ordinance to regulate short term rentals of homes. More
May 10, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts & Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities for the Mother's Day Weekend. More
May 09, 2013 -- The historic Fresnel lens from the South Jetty Lighthouse is on public display again, in the lobby of the old Galveston County Courthouse at 722 Moody in Galveston. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Galveston County Community Coalition has posted a message on National Prevention Week, which is from May 12 through 18. More
May 09, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has announced that the city will receive a proclamation from the Texas Governor's Office recognizing June 2-9 as National Beach Safety Week. More
May 09, 2013 -- Moody Gardens will host its Silver Summer Celebration on May 18 for the 25th Anniversary of Palm Beach. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Galveston will host the AIA Sandcastle Competition on June 1 and the island's annual Juneteenth festival on June 8-19. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint Fred D. Raschke as regent for Position 2 on the board. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Galveston County Mayors’ and Councilmembers’ Association on Wednesday voted unanimously to support former Tiki Island mayor Charlie Everts for another term on the Galveston County Emergency Communications District Board of Directors. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Galveston County Transit District Board of Directors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting submittal of a request to the Federal Transit Administration for grantee status. More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard crews are searching for three or four men aboard a white 29-foot Chris-Craft Catalina sport fishing boat about 95 miles southeast of Galveston. More
May 08, 2013 -- Galveston College is accepting applications through August 27 for its next Leadership Galveston course in the fall. More
May 08, 2013 -- Clear Lake Shores City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Christy Stroup as City Secretary, Angie Galvan as Assistant City Secretary and Tiffany Wilson as Assistant Court Administrator. More
May 08, 2013 -- A community celebration of the listing of Stringfellow Orchards in the National Register of Historic Places will be held on May 25. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Galveston County Tax Assessor/Collector reminds homeowners that the third installment payment on property taxes is due by May 31 and the fourth installment payment is due by July 31. More
May 07, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor has announced the passage of SB 1700, which significantly reforms the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, through the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Galveston Housing Authority has posted an update on Comcast's termination of service to residents of the authority. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross today announced that David Dunn has been appointed as executive director to oversee the organization's offices in Angleton, Texas City and across the Galveston Bay. More
May 07, 2013 -- Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 6-1, with Billy Enochs opposed, to appropriate funds to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority for the rehabilitation of the Blackwater Wastewater Treatment Plant for packages A and B of the work. More
May 07, 2013 -- Artist Boat will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at Morales Elementary School in Pasadena on May 30 in celebration of the creation of artwork and "nativescape" gardening by Richey Elementary students. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Texas Crab Festival is this weekend on the Bolivar Peninsula. Flyer
May 06, 2013 -- The City of League City reports that attempted murder suspect Joshua World was found on Monday in unincorporated Harris County by United States Marshals. More
May 06, 2013 -- Galveston Fire Chief Jeff Smith announced his retirement from the City of Galveston as of Tuesday. More
May 06, 2013 -- The City of League City is hosting several outreach events in observance of National Drinking Water Week, including a kick-off event on Wednesday at the Helen Hall Library. More
May 06, 2013 -- The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications for its next class. More
May 06, 2013 -- The City of Dickinson is accepting applications for appointments to positions on the Dickinson Economic Development Corporation and Dickinson Management District. More
May 05, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation hosted its 39th Annual Historic Homes Tour this weekend. More
May 05, 2013 -- Satori School in Galveston celebrated its 31st year with a Barbecue and Auction fundraiser at Garten Verein on Saturday. More
May 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today reported that a fishing boat assisted two kayakers in returning to land after their kayaks had been pushed out to sea off High Island by strong winds. More
May 03, 2013 -- The Texas Seaport Museum will host its 2013 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction on June 1. More
May 03, 2013 -- The City of Galveston is hosting council district open houses in May to gather public input regarding Island Transit. More
May 03, 2013 -- League City City Council, in a special workshop meeting on Thursday, voted 6-1, with Dennis OKeeffe opposed, to adopt a FY2014 General Fund Budget target of $48.3 million, and directed City Manager Mike Loftin to develop a plan for achieving the targeted expenditures. More
May 03, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that Egypt, Mexico and the countries of Asia all provide entertainment and cultural exposure to people in the Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
May 02, 2013 -- Carole H. Allen, the Gulf Office director of the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, reports that the Texas Senate unanimously voted on Thursday to designate the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle as the state’s official symbol but complains that shrimpers in at least four states are throwing the lifeless carcasses of sea turtles into the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 02, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland reports that legislation aimed at funding Texas' 50-year water plan temporarily died in the Texas House Monday as it was determined it violated the Rules of the House and could therefore not be considered after a point of order on the bill was sustained. More
May 02, 2013 -- The Dickinson Police Department will host the 34th Annual Memorial Ceremony Honoring Fallen Officers of Galveston County on May 15 on the front lawn of the Dickinson City Hall. More
May 02, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold a free EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting training and EPA Renovation Certification on May 18 at 502 20th Street on Galveston Island. More
May 02, 2013 -- Lemonade Day Galveston will host its Lemonade Day event on Sunday. More
May 02, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood will host its 11th Annual Kidfish Event on Saturday at the Centennial Park Pond. More
May 02, 2013 -- The City of Galveston today announced that residents can receive updates on emergency information, preparedness and safety tips, and other safety alerts through the Office of Emergency Management's Facebook and Twitter pages. More
May 02, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Water Safety Team has launched its summer water safety campaign. More
May 02, 2013 -- Kemah City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a 60-day seasonal peddler's permit to Kona Ice. More
May 02, 2013 -- The Texas City City Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the city's FY2013 Budget by $104,743 to maintain the city's lease on Shoal Point. More
May 01, 2013 -- Eduardo Irigoyen of the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has been named the Ronald J. Ruffennach Communicator of the Year. More
May 01, 2013 -- Royal Caribbean International has announced that the cruise line will return to Galveston beginning in November with the 3,114-passenger Navigator of the Seas, which will operate year-round from the Port of Galveston. More
May 01, 2013 -- The San Luis Resort in Galveston will host a blood drive on Friday to benefit the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will host an exhibit of historical items related to the Galveston Cotton Exchange, the first cotton exchange established in the state, as the library's May "Treasure of the Month". More
May 01, 2013 -- The American Cancer Society has partnered with 19 community organizations to establish a National Cancer Prevention Study in Greater Houston, with enrollment on May 21 for citizens in the Galveston area interested in participating in the study. More
May 01, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Education Foundation will host its seventh annual "It's Our Time to Shine" Fashion Show on May 19 at the South Shore Harbour Resort. More
May 01, 2013 -- Royal Caribbean International on Tuesday announced that the cruise line is basing the Navigator of the Seas in Galveston to offer cruises year-round. More
May 01, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-2, with Stephen Holmes and Ken Clark opposed, to give Director of Professional Services Mel Trammell a pay raise to keep him from accepting a position in the Harris County government. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce recently held the second annual Best Tasting Contest in Saengerfest Park in conjunction with Lemonade Day Galveston, which will take place on Sunday. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host an auction of an original painting by Galveston artist René Wiley on Friday as part of the Preview Evening Stroll for the 39th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. More
April 30, 2013 -- Jamaica Beach City Council on Monday voted unanimously to authorize a $10,000 contribution in support of the “Ike Dike” study. More
April 30, 2013 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees recognized Trustee Clemon Prevost for service to the board. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Galveston College Board of Trustees on Monday voted to select Anne Brasier, Anna Olivares and Fred D. Raschke for further interviews in the process for selecting an appointee to fill the board’s vacant Position 2 seat. More
April 29, 2013 -- College Station City Manager Frank Simpson, who previously served as city manager in Missouri City, Webster and Center and assistant city manager in La Marque, died on Saturday after an apparent heart attack. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council today announced that it has received the Environmental Investigative Organizational Service Award from the Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association. More
April 29, 2013 -- The City of Galveston will host its spring city-wide clean-up and trash pickup on May 10-11 and May 17-18. More
April 29, 2013 -- Galveston County Commissioners Court recently recognized Nurse Practitioner Rosalinda Morales, for her service at the Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic. More
April 29, 2013 -- Clear Creek Independent School District has provided early voting information for the district's school board and bond referendum election. More
April 27, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve several projects for inclusion in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Call for Projects, but deferred action on a recommendation by the H-GAC Technical Advisory Committee to not include Uptown Houston’s proposed transit system that includes dedicated bus lanes on Post Oak Boulevard and a connection at transit centers to the METRO system and to freeways for commuters. More
April 27, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted its annual State of the City Address by Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Friday. More
April 26, 2013 -- Guidry News Service visited with Dr. Shannon Clark of the University of Texas Medical Branch about research that resulted in the Federal Drug Administration's recent approval of a once-banned drug to alleviate morning sickness in pregnant women. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Galveston Police Department has posted a news release about Thursday’s arrests of three people in a joint operation by Galveston Vice and Narcotics Division, FBI Street Crimes Unit, DEA, and Galveston County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Unit at 18 Colony Park Circle in Galveston. More
April 26, 2013 -- The City of Galveston has responded to the Texas General Land Office with updates on issues raised in a recent letter from Jore Ramirez, senior director of the Disaster Recovery Program. More
April 26, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $3.75 million contract to Apollo Environmental Strategies, Inc. for the construction of a rock containment perimeter at the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Calhoun County. More
April 26, 2013 -- Early voting kicks off on Monday for the May 11 General Election, with voters in the Gulf Coast region able to get an early start on casting their ballots in various elections. More
April 26, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that this weekend offers a wide variety of activities to "kick off the dust of the work week". More
April 26, 2013 -- The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Thursday arrested four suspects and seized drugs valued at $60,000 in an undercover operation in Galveston. More
April 26, 2013 -- The City of Friendswood has scheduled additional early voting hours for Saturday, May 4 for the May 11 General Election. More
April 26, 2013 -- Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution declaring the council's intent for bond proceeds for the city's proposed new justice center. More
April 26, 2013 -- Galveston City Council on Thursday voted 2-4, with only Norman Pappous and Elizabeth Beeton in favor, to defeat Pappous’ motion motion to authorize the city attorney to prepare a legal challenge if suspended CDBG funds remain suspended by the GLO. More
April 25, 2013 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue swimmer on Thursday medevaced a man from the Gulf of Mexico to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation is featuring a dinner and food tasting at the 1886 Rosa McDonald Peete House on May 11 as part of the 39th Annual Galveston Historic Home Tour. More
April 25, 2013 -- The City of La Marque will host a town hall meeting on May 7 to discuss hurricane awareness and preparedness. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Rosenberg Library in Galveston will open a special exhibit, "Island Art/Island Architecture: Paintings of Historic Galveston Homes", on May 3. More
April 25, 2013 -- The National Alliance for Mental Illness-Gulf Coast will host a support meeting on May 21 in Alvin. More
April 25, 2013 -- Galveston County Emergency Management Coordinator David Popoff has posted a schedule of Town Hall Meetings to provide information about hurricane season preparedness. More
April 24, 2013 -- J.T. Edwards, a member of the Galveston Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, has provided a copy of his remarks to the board in support of the sub-recipient agreement that was approved on Tuesday. More
April 24, 2013 -- League City City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement to end the city’s red light camera contract. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Galveston College Office of Development and Galveston College Foundation have launched an alumni organization steering committee to plan the college's 50th anniversary in 2016-2017. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees has provided an update on the park board's meeting on Tuesday. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Marie Robb and Buzz Elton opposed, to modify and approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston for downtown parking. More
April 24, 2013 -- Dickinson City Council on Tuesday took no formal action, but agreed to move forward to display awards received by Keep Dickinson Beautiful at City Hall. More
April 24, 2013 -- Bayou Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a recommendation by Police Chief Paul Odin to appoint Jose Vargas, Adam Cooper and Israel Guerra as reserve officers for the police department. More
April 24, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a public meeting on April 30 at Dickinson High School to discuss the preliminary findings of the analyses for the FM 517/Highway 3 Access Management Study. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas Senate unanimously approved a plan Tuesday night to help finance the state's water and transportation needs and also provide more school equity by asking voters to dip into the Rainy Day Fund for $5.7 billion. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Galveston County Health District, in observance of National Infant Immunization Week, today reminded residents of the importance of childhood immunizations. More
April 23, 2013 -- Lemonade Day Galveston will host its annual "Best Tasting Lemonade" contest on Saturday at Saengerfest Park. More
April 23, 2013 -- LifeDonation.org, a non-profit organization launched in Texas City to develop a nationwide registry for persons who want to donate their bodies to science, will host a donor memorial service on April 27 at Carnes Funeral Home. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to name Dr. Tory Hill as executive director of professional learning. More
April 23, 2013 -- La Marque City Council on Monday voted 3-2, with Connie Trube and Clent Brown opposed, to authorize the city manager to transfer funds from the city’s contingency account to the council’s account for an increase in the reimbursement of expenses for the mayor and council. More
April 22, 2013 -- The 32nd annual Island Oktoberfest will take place on October 25 and 26 in historic downtown Galveston. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Board of Directors today voted unanimously to amend the Port of Galveston’s 2013 Operating and Renewal & Replacement budgets. More
April 22, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today reported that the maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel barge lanes between Bayport and Morgan's Point have been completed. More
April 22, 2013 -- Students of Hughes Road Elementary in the Dickinson Independent School District recently raised more than $6,000 for two causes. More
April 21, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard has suspended the search for four missing fishermen off the Galveston coast. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Galveston County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol is participating in the national Alcohol Awareness Month during the month of April. More
April 19, 2013 -- Tanger Outlets Houston/Galveston to partner with United Way Galveston County Mainland and UTMB Blood Center to host an emergency Blood Drive this weekend in response to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. More
April 19, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club and the Gilchrist Community Association filed suit in federal court in Galveston today against Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and the Corps of Engineers over various actions related to attempts to close Rollover Pass, a popular recreational fishing venue on the Bolivar Peninsula of Galveston County. More