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Galveston County officials are asking some residents and businesses to turn off or block out their lights on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, to help protect migrating birds. This is in response to what happened on May 4th, 2017, when nearly 400 birds crashed into the National Federal Building and died.
GALVESTON — With the addition of a former two-term councilman, the Galveston Town Council had a five members on Monday night for the first time since January. Michael Baldwin, a resident of Galveston's Ward 1, is the third council member for the downtown area since a 2016 Republican convention in ...

Stewart Beach, one of Galveston's most popular destinations, is due for a makeover with a new pavilion full of cool amenities. On March 27, the Galveston Park Board of Trustees approved the concept and drawings for the pavilion, created by Rogers Partners. The design includes an amphitheater, ...
If you are headed to Galveston County for some fun in the sun this Spring, be aware of rattle snakes near the beach. A viewer sent Eyewitness news pictures which showed him killing two rattlesnakes near a pathway to the public access area of Galveston's West Beach.
Richard Scott Osbourne, Maria Renee Herrera, Tatum Michelle Frey, Jennifer Estes Jones, Robert Anthony Henson, John Paul Porretto and Rodney Dale Moore are named in charges by the Galveston Police Department. Among those people, charges include one count of animal cruelty, five counts of ...

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A new report is using Galveston's past mistakes as an example of what cities should not do when rebuilding housing after Hurricane Harvey. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released a report this month called “Seizing the Opportunity for Equitable and Inclusive ...
GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas - As many as 9,500 patients who had dental work done at two local clinics may have been put at risk for contracting deadly diseases. An audit of the Coastal Health and Wellness Center in Texas City and in Galveston showed 11 different life-threatening violations related to ...
The Galveston Island Park board sought $1.5 million from the city to fortify Babe's Beach -- the 15-block stretch of coastline from 61st Street to 75th street along Seawall Boulevard. The project would take advantage of the Army Corps of Engineers' regular dredging of the Houston-Galveston Ship Channel, ...
Several people were arrested on meth charges in Galveston's east end Wednesday after calls from concerned neighbors resulted in a police investigation into criminal activity in the area. Sgt Xavier Hancock of the Galveston Police Department said Richard Osborne, 49; Robert Henson, 21; Rodney Moore, ...
GALVESTON, Texas – A Galveston man turned 108 years old Thursday and when asked what's his secret to such a long life, he recommended prayer. Hurbert Campbell, 98, usually gets VIP senior citizen treatment from everyone except his brother Melvin. “What's going on boy,” Melvin Campbell asked ...
FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. .FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. .SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and. thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. $$. TXZ238-182100-. Galveston-. Including the cities of Friendswood, Galveston, League City ...
GALVESTON – A Galveston man has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison after brutally beating and strangling his wife. On Wednesday, the jury found Leonard Smith, 56, guilty of assault causing bodily injury to a family member/impeding breath with a previous conviction. He will serve his sentence ...
The French have a long running history of great film noir with such auteurs as Jean-Pierre Melville, so it becomes all the more intriguing to hear that actress/director Melanie Laurent is putting her Gallic spin on the genre with the feature adaptation of Nic Pizzolatto's novel Galveston. The pic marks her first ...
A terrible crash on Galveston's West End during spring break week has left bystanders in shock. According to multiple eyewitnesses, three people were thrown from a white Suburban after a crash on FM 3005/San Luis Pass Road near Bay Harbor. One eyewitness told ABC13 that the Suburban swerved to ...
As the hardened, down-on-his-luck protagonist of Galveston knows several times over, life has a funny way of knocking you off path. The on-the-run crime thriller had a director and a lead attached and was close to beginning production shortly after the end of True Detective season 1, but ultimately fell into ...
TX Houston/Galveston TX Zone Forecast for Sunday, March 11, 2018. _____. 883 FPUS54 KHGX 120827. ZFPHGX. Zone Forecast Product for Southeast Texas. National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX. 326 AM CDT Mon Mar 12 2018. TXZ211-122100-. Austin-. Including the cities of Bellville and ...

Most famously known for her role as Shosanna in Inglorious Bastards, Laurent made her English directorial debut with Galveston based on the novel by Nic Pizzolatto of the same name. Hitman Ray (Ben Harper) meets Raquel (Elle Fanning) during what should have been a simple heist that goes terribly ...
The movie centers on Roy Cady (Ben Foster), a hitman suffering from a terminal illness who escapes a murder attempt by his loan shark boss. Along the way, Cady rescues young prostitute Raquel "Rocky" Arceneaux (Elle Fanning), and they run away to his hometown, Galveston, where he plans his ...
GALVESTON, Texas - Right now, the Galveston County Health Department is keeping a close eye on fecal bacteria levels at its beaches. Friday morning, there was an advisory to avoid the water at the beach near 57th Street on the island. That warning has now been lifted. Fecal bacteria is not fecal matter, ...
The Galveston area is home to some of the most historic and oldest homes and buildings in the Houston area, but none are quite like the home on 427 Bayridge in Morgan's Point near La Porte. The historic structure is believed to be the oldest surviving house on Galveston's North Bay, and it's now for sale.
The Galveston County Daily News reports new bollards are being planted in the sand to define the parking lots. New lifeguards have begun training, and the sun, the glorious sun, is making more frequent appearances in the sky. These are the signs that Galveston's winter season, which was unusually long ...
LA MARQUE, Texas - Her kind gesture went viral on social media, and on Thursday, it was returned with a big surprise for one Galveston teen caught in the act cutting up food for her customer at a Waffle House in La Marque. Hoping to save up for college, 18-year-old Evoni Williams tallies her tips at the ...
The home — on nearly an acre at 427 Bayridge — is believed to be the oldest surviving house on Galveston's North Bay, though its exact age is unknown, according to a press release from John Daugherty Realtors. The house also is known as the McElvogue-Kennedy home because it originally was the ...
The power of Hurricane Harvey surely compounded the problem, but it doesn't take that kind of flooding intensity for pollution to build, according to Sarah Gosset, the Water Quality Manager, with the Galveston Bay Foundation. “It's very certainly a tragedy when you see this level of trash and debris," Gosset ...
Roughly an hour south of Houston is the city's favorite island: Galveston, with its wealth of history, character and stunning waterfront real estate. Currently, the median list price in Galveston County, for residential properties, is $130 per square foot. That's slightly higher than greater Houston's $118 per ...
Incumbent Ken Clark, who has served as Galveston County Precinct 4 Commissioner for the past 19 years, is headed for a runoff with newcomer and realtor Michelle Hatmaker following Tuesday night's primary election final results. Clark had three challengers and garnered 47.58 percent of the vote.
GALVESTON — The road adjacent to Galveston's park and community center will close for three months this summer as crews plan to replace almost 1,000 feet of pavement. The Galveston Town Council discussed the project for Park Road at the March 5 meeting. The town will soon advertise for bids on ...
Galveston Island is more than just a beach destination. Once the Gulf Coast's busiest seaport, the island is also full of history, dating back to a time when cotton, grains and other commodities traveled in and out, overlooked by buildings we can still see today. The photos above are made available by the ...
A pair of rescued harbor seal pups have a new home and will soon be on view to the public at Moody Gardens on Galveston Island. The pups, named Tomato and Ravioli, were rescued separately by the same organization, the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent City, Calif., Moody Gardens said ...
The most intriguing selection on many fans' short list was “Galveston,” an anti-war song written by Jimmy Webb. Campbell recorded quite a few of Webb's compositions over time, from near-perfect pop hits “Wichita Lineman” and “By The Time I Get to Phoenix” to a version of “Highwayman” that predates ...
Economic development, the tax rate and the proposed coastal barrier are issues in the Republican primary race for Galveston county judge, which pits incumbent Mark Henry against 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox. The winnner of the March 6 primary race will face no Democratic candidate in the fall ...
A 36-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday to 25 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance, according to a news release from the Galveston County District Attorney's Office. Willard Welch was found in Oct. 2016 with illegal drugs after a traffic stop by a deputy from the Galveston County ...
Texas beaches, including Galveston, are currently being invaded by Portugese men o' war, those beautiful, albeit hellaciously painful jellyfish that aren't really jellyfish at all. The Portugese man o' war, named after its likeness to an 18th century Portugese war ship's sail, is actually a siphonophore, ...
With spring break comes beach time, and Houston-area families will flock to Galveston, where they will also likely grab a bite to eat. Galveston County health inspectors hit the streets every day, making sure your food is prepared under safe and sanitary conditions. The Galveston restaurants on this list were ...
A 37-year-old Galveston sex offender was sentenced to more than 40 years in federal prison Wednesday for child pornography possession and distribution charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas. Judge George C. Hanks sentenced Adam ...
Some people in the know have called HGTV's home improvement show "Saving Galveston" the "Fixer Upper" of Galveston's oldest and most charming homes. Ashley and Michael Cordray own a real estate and renovation company on the island, bringing some of the historic island's properties back from ...
13, 2008, Ike made landfall on Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island as a strong Category 2 hurricane with winds at 110-120 mph and Category 5-equivalent storm surge. Coastal communities like Gilchrist and Crystal Beach were nearly wiped off the map. Water reached eight feet in downtown Galveston ...
GALVESTON, Texas - The Galveston County Health Authority released new details Friday regarding a health scare of patients of Texas City's Coastal Health and Wellness where 9,500 patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis C, B and HIV. “1,082 patients have been tested,” said Dr. Philip Keiser with ...
On Friday visitors to Galveston Island will be noticing a few special additions to the Seawall. A series of five Portland Loos, a combination shower and toilet, will open their stainless steel doors just in time for Easter weekend. DOWN SOUTH: How to have fun in Galveston without going to the beach.
Visitors to Galveston on Tuesday proved it's not too chilly to enjoy Spring Break, strolling and biking along the seawall, playing on the beaches and enjoying the parks and amusements. The island still has events slated for the rest of the week and weekend. Stewart Beach, East Beach and the West End ...
022 FPUS54 KHGX 232142. ZFPHGX. Zone Forecast Product for Southeast Texas. National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX. 341 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018. TXZ211-241000-. Austin-. Including the cities of Bellville and Sealy. 341 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018 .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy early in the ...
LAPORTE, Texas— La Porte ISD released a statement Friday that they became aware of "a rumor posted on social media regarding a shooting threat." Officials say the district contacted La Porte Police and security was stepped up. "It's devastating to see what's happening," a parent, Lee Young, ...
GALVESTON, Texas - A Galveston police officer was arrested Friday after an investigation into allegations that he was helping a drug deal avoid arrest, authorities said. Galveston police Chief Vernon Hale said an investigation began several months ago into a drug ring being operated by Salvador Rivera, ...
Galveston police officer John Rutherford is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, misuse of official information and evidence tampering. Police Chief Vernon Hale said Friday that the 40-year-old Rutherford provided 32-year-old Salvador Rivera with information on officers' locations, working ...
GALVESTON, Texas — Parents and students of Ball High School are on high alert after a social media post on Thursday night suggested a school shooting the following day. According to the SnapChat post, the user claims to unleash their wrath by bringing an AR-15 to BHS on Friday and dared students to ...
Some people in the know have called HGTV's home improvement show "Saving Galveston" the "Fixer Upper" of Galveston's oldest and most charming homes. Ashley and Michael Cordray own a real estate and renovation company on the island, bringing some of the historic island's properties back from ...
GALVESTON, Texas - Two Galveston Ball High School students were arrested Tuesday after authorities said they found a gun in one of the student's vehicles. Around 7:45 a.m., Galveston police said they investigated reports of a vehicle burglary Monday in the 1500 block of Strand Avenue in which a ...
The quarrel, which has enshrouded the two sides for months, boiled over again Tuesday. The head of the Galveston Wharves Board complained publicly that he has been unable to get a meeting with Galveston-Texas City Pilots commissioners to discuss ways to cut down on fog delays that put cruise liners ...
Woman dies after 3-vehicle crash on Galveston Road. Police say the driver is accused of running a red light, leading to the crash. He or she later died at the hospital. Author: KHOU.com Staff. Published: 9:38 AM CST February 12, 2018. HOUSTON – Houston firefighters responded to a three-vehicle crash on Galveston ...


 

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