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Student Brawl Caught on Camera at Ball High School  KTRK-TV

Security measures have been ramped up at Galveston's Ball High School after a school fight broke out involving a large group of students.

Ball High School student arrested after gun found on campus in Galveston  KTRK-TV

We are following breaking news in Galveston, where authorities are responding to reports of a gun on campus.

GISD: Ball High School student arrested after bringing gun to school

A student at Galveston's Ball High School was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly brought a gun to school. The 25-caliber handgun was not loaded ...

2 Galveston Ball HS students charged after stolen gun found in vehicle on campus  KPRC Click2Houston

Two Galveston Ball High School students were arrested Tuesday after authorities said they found a gun in one of the student's vehicles.

High school student in Galveston arrested after bringing gun to school

Students at a Galveston high school got a scare on Tuesday afternoon after school officials announced a lock in due to a possible student with a weapon.

One of the Texas schools that's produced the most pro athletes is not where you'd think it'd be  Chron

One high school along the Gulf of Mexico ranks among the top schools in Texas for producing the most number of professional athletes. Ball High School in ...

Beyonce and Jay-Z give $100,000 scholarship to Galveston student during Houston concert  KTRK-TV

That moment when your college tuition is paid for by Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Galveston ISD increasing security, asking students, parents to be vigilant

In the wake of the tragic Santa Fe shooting, multiple districts across the Houston area are adding security now.That includes one of the closest to Santa Fe, ...

Governor declares disaster as Galveston flooded by heavy rain  KPRC Click2Houston

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday issued a disaster declaration for much of the Texas coast after heavy rain led to flooding in parts of Galveston.

Soaked September: Constant rainfall flooding streets again in Galveston  KTRK-TV

The National Weather *Service* says Galveston has recorded nearly 17 inches of rain in just the first 13 days of September.

Police respond to threats of gunman at Ball High School in...  KPRC Houston

GALVESTON, Texas - The Galveston Independent School District is investigating after reports of a shooter on the Ball High School campus. School district police ...

Storm floods Galveston in one of the city's wettest Septembers on record  Houston Chronicle

Heavy rain flooded parts of Galveston Friday morning, including streets in the Strand Historical District and areas near Ball High School.

Galveston teen wins $100K scholarship at Beyoncé, Jay-Z show

HOUSTON - A Galveston teen is heading to college with some help from Beyoncé and Jay-Z. DJ Khaled made the announcement at Sunday night's “On the Run ...

Robotics program transforms Galveston team into world champs  USA TODAY High School Sports

Ball (Galveston, Texas) has never won a state title in football or basketball, but it has an international trophy, thanks to a team of students who helped win the ...

Students at Ball High create amazing lip dub video  KTRK-TV

The nearly 2000 students and faculty who took part in the video believe it's the largest and longest lip dub video ever produced.

Ball High Robotics Team Crowned Champions at VEX Worlds 2016 & Company

More than 1,100 robotics teams from 30 nations gathered at VEX Worlds last weekend to compete during three days of intense back-to-back matches for the ...

Texas City teen still in hospital after rattlesnake bite on Galveston beach

GALVESTON – A Texas City teenager is still in a Galveston hospital tonight after he was bitten by a rattlesnake on a beach. Austin Fleming, 16, was bitten on the ...

Former Galveston ISD teacher arrested for allegedly having sex with student  KHOU

GALVESTON, Texas- A former teacher in the Galveston Independent School District has been arrested and charged for alleged sexual assault of a minor.

2 Ball High School students killed in accident involving...  KPRC Houston

GALVESTON, Texas - Two teenagers were killed in an accident involving a garbage truck in Galveston Friday morning. Galveston police said 16-year-old Chris ...

Texas school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis hid firearms under long coat  USA TODAY

SANTA FE, Texas —The 17-year-old suspect in Friday's Texas high school mass shooting wore a long coat to get his firearms into the school without anyone ...

Texas Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for counties in Houston area, elsewhere  Houston Business Journal

As Hurricane Florence is barreling into the East Coast, Texas is dealing with a tropical disturbance bringing significant rainfall. Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept.

As NBA draft nears, Galveston Ball ex Petteway has mind on late mother  Houston Chronicle

The facility has had a handful of great basketball players grace its floor - the 1993-94 Rockets held their training camp there before going on to win their first NBA ...

Bucs' Mike Evans, Phillies' Nick Williams have 'Galveston thing' going

TAMPA — They have found success down different paths in different sports, but Bucs receiver Mike Evans and Phillies rookie Nick Williams go back far enough ...

Former state Sen. 'Babe' Schwartz, a champion of Texas beaches and environment causes, dies at 92

A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, a trailblazing member of the Texas Legislature who pioneered environmental legislation and other liberal causes, died Friday at his home ...

Missing Pieces: The Galveston girls  KHOU

GALVESTON, Texas - The Galveston County District Attorney is re-opening the cases of two teenage girls murdered in 1971 after a new A&E documentary is ...

'She didn't run away, she faced the devil and saved lives': Heroic Santa Fe HS teacher remembered

This September would have marked 29 years since Stephen and Ann Perkins were married at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Galveston, surrounded by ...

Lockout lifted at Crosby schools after investigation into threatening email  KPRC Click2Houston

CROSBY, Texas - Schools in Crosby were placed in lockout mode Thursday after a threatening email was received, officials said. According to a post on the ...

Family, friends gather to remember mother, child killed in crash by suspected drunken driver  KPRC Click2Houston

GALVESTON, Texas - Late Friday night, only a few steps away from Ball High School, several former students came together. It wasn't for a class reunion, but to ...

Gun, social media threat leads to arrest of 2 Goose Creek students  KPRC Click2Houston

Two Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District students were arrested Thursday after a pair of lockdowns at two schools.

Ann Perkins: A Tribute to the Santa Fe Shooting Victim

A tribute to Ann Perkins, one of 10 victims of the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.

Columbus ISD student in custody after Snapchat threat closes schools  Chron

A Columbus Independent School District student has been taken into custody after a threat made on Snapchat caused the closure of all district campuses ...

Boyd, William George  Waco Tribune-Herald

William George Boyd. March 20, 1928 - Aug. 29, 2018. William George "Bill" Boyd, 90, passed away, Wednesday, August 29, 2018, after a brief illness.

Frances Merritt  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Frances Margaret Hische Merritt, 84, of St. Francisville, La., died February 7, 2018, after a long and fruitful life.

Margaret Sifuentes Craft  Daily Herald

Margaret Sifuentes Craft, 63, of Provo, Utah passed away on the evening of Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Galveston man dies in West Coast dorm room  Houston Chronicle

Robert Brasier, a 2006 graduate of Galveston Ball High School, a National Merit scholar and star baseball player, was found dead in his dorm room at the ...

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success  New York Times

The story of three friends from Galveston, Tex., seems less a tribute to upward mobility than a study of obstacles in an age of economic inequality.

Great Storm of 1900 brought winds of change  Houston Chronicle

Sea spilled into streets, debris floated past buildings, a black and crimson storm flag whipped in the surging wind. At the telegraph office, Cline learned that only ...

Star WR Mike Evans spreads the light after dark past  Houston Chronicle

Growing up in Galveston, Mike Evans endured a lot of dark, stormy times. When Evans, a former football star at Texas A&M, was 9, his father Mickey was ...

Galveston trying to reverse island's population loss  Houston Chronicle

Isle's woes pile up$LINEBREAK$Galveston mayor, other community leaders are determined to reverse city's population loss GALVESTON — Community ...

Lights shine bright at Dickinson festival

The holiday extravaganza, sponsored by the Dickinson Festival of Lights Society, will include live music and local choirs, as well as a variety of vendors to help ...

5 years after crash, family still awaiting woman's recovery  Washington Times

On the morning her life forever changed, Sarah Hrachovina Coreas said goodbye to her husband and left for work.

Rosenberg Library February 2016 Treasure of the Month & Company

Living in a place with a history as rich as Galveston, it is easy to walk past a historic home or drive on a street named after a prominent family without giving it a ...

Tom Curtis, former Chronicle reporter, dies  Houston Chronicle

GALVESTON – Thomas A. "Tom" Curtis, a former Houston Chronicle reporter and Texas Monthly writer whose stories contributed to reforms in the Houston ...

Justin Jones, The Best TXHSFB Receiver You Haven't Heard Of

May 24 Last week, we put out a few posts on our Facebook and Twitter asking fans to tell us who they think is the biggest "sleeper" in Texas. It came as no surpr.

Texas Department of Transportation  Guidry News Service

GALVESTON – As bottles of champagne were broken against her bow, the blast of her horns cut through the clear fall air and huge columns of water rose into ...

Young Friendswood musicians headed for Carnegie Hall

A trio of band students at Friendswood Junior High School have been invited to New York City, where they will perform in June at Carnegie Hall. "Participation is ...

Friendly photographer had a 'heart of gold'

Longtime Houston Chronicle photographer James "Jake" Nielsen's tools of the trade extended far beyond cameras and lenses. Talent. A sincere love for people, ...

Badgett Quadruplets Surprise Doctor

[gopher videoid=”56ac060fd55930728c000000″ autoplay=”yes”]. February 1, 1939: On this day, Joan, Joyce, Jeraldine, and Jeannette Badgett were born at St.

McCollum Twins Find New Band of Brothers With Bearkat Football  SHSU Houstonian Online

With an already rich-filled background of sibling Bearkat student-athletes, Sam Houston State University added two more on National Signing Day when twin ...

Cooper Students Demonstrate Skills, Knowledge In Math, Science, Robotics Competitions | The Paper Magazine -Covering The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe & North Houston Areas  The Paper Magazine

THE WOODLANDS, TX - Upper School students from The John Cooper School competed in biotech and robotics competitions held on February 13 as part of the ...

The Specialist and the House: 30 Years of Heat  Hot Hot Hoops

Eddie House, sometimes called “The Specialist,” a 6'1" guard from Berkeley, CA, was born on May 14th, 1978. An alum of Hayward High in the town of the same ...

Houston surgeon reshaping lives near and far  Houston Chronicle

Dinh, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at The Methodist Hospital, has been involved in several of them, from his family's flight from Vietnam in the final days ...

Oil giant, developer George Mitchell dies at 94  San Antonio Express

George Mitchell, Texas oilman, real estate developer and one of Houston's wealthiest businessmen, died Friday at his home in Galveston, a spokeswoman said.

NBA Players Help Outstanding High School Students Win $55,000 in Total Scholarships During the TACO BELL Skills Challenge  PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Six teens were awarded a combined total of $55,000 in scholarships from the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens on ...

Odell Beckham Sr. joins Justin Allen at Pro Fit in Houston  National Football Post

Texas has always reigned supreme in the world of high school and college football. Houston native, and younger brother of Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen, ...

Updates: In Hurricane Ike's Wake  New York Times Blogs

The Lede is following Hurricane Ike's path across Texas with frequent updates. We'll draw our information from New York Times journalists, from local reports ...

Cassandra Damper & Devyn Holmes: Fast Facts About Man Shot in the Head by Woman Playing With Gun on Facebook Live Video  Gossip On This

25-year-old Texas woman Cassandra Damper was arrested on April 1 (Easter Sunday morning) after a Facebook Live video went viral showing her shooting a ...

Devyn Holmes: The Man Shot on Facebook Live in Houston, Texas  Crimeola

In a horrible turn of events, Devyn Holmes was accidentally shot by a woman, and is currently on life support. A lot of people took to his Facebook page with their ...

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