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

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Security measures have been ramped up at Galveston's Ball High School after a school fight broke out involving a large group of ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Beyonce and Jay-Z give $100000 scholarship to Galveston student during Houston concert  KTRK-TV

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

2 Ball High School students killed in accident involving garbage truck  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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Students at Galveston's Ball High create incredible 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.

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.

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 ...

Convicted killer Edward Bell dies in Navasota prison

Convicted killer Edward Bell is dead after collapsing at Navasota prison Saturday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirms. Bell was serving a 70-year ...

Warrant issued for woman accused of killing wrecker driver in Galveston crash  KTRK-TV

Dianna Hoyler, 52, is currently in the hospital but will be charged with intoxication manslaughter upon her release.

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 ...

How social & emotional learning can help save a teen’s life

BridgeUp at The Menninger Clinic is a community initiative that enhances health, well-being, and academic success for vulnerable middle school and high ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Betty A. Bero | Obituaries  Longview News-Journal

LONGVIEW — Graveside services for Betty Bero will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in the Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock TX, at 1pm. There will ...

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.

Ruth Gandy Maddox  Aransas Pass Progress

Ruth Gandy Maddox passed away Dec. 16, 2018. Ruth was born on August 5, 1925, to Mitchel and Lela Gandy. She was a very caring person and her family ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Mandatory water conservation restrictions lifted in Galveston  KTRK-TV

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The City of Galveston has lifted all water restrictions after the Gulf Coast Authority completed its repairs to a main water line ...

Area students named to Austin College Dean's List  North Texas e-News

Sherman, Texas -- Austin College administrators have announced the Dean's List for Fall Term 2018. The Dean's List recognizes the top 20 percent of students ...

Memorial breezes by Galveston Ball  Beaumont Enterprise

Port Arthur Memorial's defense delivered a second-quarter clinic and the Titans offensive line proceeded to take command of a 45-14 elimination of Galveston ...

Former Houston high school stars on Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters  Houston Chronicle

Nineteen former Houston-area high school baseball stars were on Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters, including two pitchers who drew Opening Day ...

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.

Stewart, McCollum among Southland's preseason All-Americans  Huntsville Item

As the 2019 college football season inches closer, a pair of Sam Houston State Bearkats have received recognition on a national scale.

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.

Mourning the loss of Mary McKee - Orange Leader  Orange Leader

Special to The Leader. A beloved staple of the Orange community died gracefully this week at the age of 94. Mary Louise Bevil McKee was born on Galveston ...

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 ...

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 ...

'Hardest time in my life so far': Teen recovers from rattlesnake bite in Galveston  KTRK-TV

A mom is spending Mother's Day in the hospital with her son who is recovering from a rattlesnake bite.

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 ...

Watch your step: Neighbor warns community about rattlesnake sightings in Galveston  KTRK-TV

If you are headed to Galveston County for some fun in the sun this Spring, be aware of rattle snakes near the beach.

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 ...

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 ...

Check out what's new in Galveston just in time for Memorial Day weekend  KTRK-TV

If you're going to visit Galveston Island this weekend, here's what you need to know about the Island.

Fisherman hauls in shark on west part of Galveston beach Memorial Day weekend  KTRK-TV

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Watch out for sharks on Galveston beach! Memorial Day weekend got interesting for Aza Alvarez when she went to Galveston ...

Schlitterbahn Galveston kicks off summer 2018 season on Saturday  KTRK-TV

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Spring in the Houston area has been off to a chilly start, but Schlitterbahn Galveston is already looking ahead to summer.

Must-see video of two beachgoers hauling in shark with a very toothy grin  KTRK-TV

BIG CATCH: Enormous shark spotted on San Luis Pass this weekend.

1939: Badgett quadruplets surprise doctor

February 1, 1939: On this day, Joan, Joyce, Jeraldine, and Jeannette Badgett were born at St. Mary's Hospital in Galveston. The Badgett quadruplets were a ...

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.

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 ...

Tindell, Angie Catherine  Waco Tribune-Herald

Angie Catherine Tindell. Angie Catherine Tindell, of Woodway, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on April 29, 2014. A memorial ...

7 things to know on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike took aim at the Gulf Coast seven years ago. It made landfall on the eastern end of Galveston Island at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, with ...

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 ...

Evans emerges as top target for Manziel, A&M  San Antonio Express

COLLEGE STATION — Johnny Manziel estimated about 1000 students gathered courtside at Texas A&M's recreation center recently to watch he and receiver ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

A Category 2 storm slams into Texas, flooding Galveston and whipping Houston with high winds.

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, ...

4 El Paso cemeteries to get historical markers  El Paso Times

Four El Paso County historical cemeteries — Bailey, La Isla, San Elizario and Smelter — will soon have historical markers after earning approval from the Texas ...

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