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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.

Lockdown lifted at Ball High School in Galveston after student...  KPRC Click2Houston

The lockdown at Ball High School in Galveston was lifted Tuesday morning after a student was found with an unloaded gun on campus, Galveston Independent ...

Ball High scrimmage supports good cause | High School Sports  Galveston County Daily News

GALVESTON. The Ball High Tors took to the gridiron Friday night at Courville Stadium for a good cause. The charitable football scrimmage between Ball High ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

High school tennis teams off to strong starts  Galveston County Daily News

High school team tennis is now in full swing, with locals starting off the fall season on winning notes.

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 ...

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.

Is Pappasito's fishing around Pier 21 in Galveston? Whataburger meltdown averted in Texas City  Galveston County Daily News

Hot dish: Islanders are serving up spicy but undercooked rumors that Pappasito's Cantina is considering opening a restaurant in the site of the former Nonno ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Will a Jimmy Buffett-themed resort strum into Galveston? What's going on near TopGolf?  Galveston County Daily News

A new downtown coffeehouse is coming to Galveston; another hotel planned for Seawall Boulevard.

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.

Shrimp 'N Stuff makes a move; Schlotzsky's returns to its Austin roots  Galveston County Daily News

Fried and true: Five years after debuting its downtown island restaurant, Shrimp 'N Stuff is planning a move.

City asks attorney general if it can withhold Neely recording  Galveston County Daily News

The city of Galveston has asked the Texas Attorney General's office if it can stop the release of the body camera recordings of Donald Neely's Aug. 3 arrest.

Delays at railroad crossings under city of Galveston scrutiny  Galveston County Daily News

The Galveston City Council is scheduled to consider a resolution this week that would direct more attention to addressing long delays at island railroad ...

Galveston Randalls unveils remodeling results, Dickinson Starbucks still percolating  Galveston County Daily News

Ringing up a remodel: After several months of remodeling work, supermarket Randalls in Galveston on Friday officially unveiled the results with a re-grand ...

New tenants to fill old League City Kroger, two Cajun restaurants to spice up dining scene  Galveston County Daily News

A former Kroger Marketplace in League City Plaza will be transformed into a planned $2.5 million 27,000-square-foot fitness center in League City on Thursday, ...

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.

Katie's Seafood House on slow simmer, judge won't block Carnival cruises from Galveston  Galveston County Daily News

The opening of Katie's Seafood House has been slow-going but will likely open in the fall. The building is seen in Galveston on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

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 ...

If we're being honest — this is who we are  Galveston County Daily News

"We have an opportunity to be a better community," Sam Collins III writes.

After years of work, Mariner Inn prepares to reopen, Margaritaville rumors get real  Galveston County Daily News

The exterior of the Mariner Hotel, 1602 Seawall Blvd., is nearly done in Galveston on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The original hotel was demolished and rebuilt in ...

Galveston police deserve an apology for overreaction | Guest Columns  Galveston County Daily News

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. With a few exceptions, that seems to be the maxim governing the initial social media outcry and resulting.

Galveston leader Melvin Williams dies of cancer at 75  Galveston County Daily News

GALVESTON. Longtime community leader Melvin Williams, who served on the Park Board of Trustees for three full terms and the Galveston Housing Authority ...

Burning palms in Galveston cause property damage | Local News  Galveston County Daily News

The event appears to have been accidental, fire officials said.

Developer has new plans for old downtown Galveston building, Spout Car Wash plans League City site  Galveston County Daily News

American ambitions: Just a couple of years ago, developers were planning apartments at the American Indemnity Building, 2115 Winnie in the island's ...

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 ...

We should let Trump finish draining the swamp  Galveston County Daily News

Actually you can once the evidence becomes sufficiently detrimental to the continued existence of the Republican members. It's just not there yet! Report Add ...

Revival of famous honky-tonk planned for League City, Café Michael Burger in Galveston bids farewell  Galveston County Daily News

Bet your boots? Hold tight. Because there could be a mechanical bull ride in your future. Representatives for Western Spherical Developers have confirmed ...

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.

Will Tractor Supply plow into Texas City? Grocer gossip heats up in Lago Mar  Galveston County Daily News

Construction worker Jose Flores lays out landscaping stones while working at a building site in the Lago Mar subdivision in Texas City on Thursday, June 27, ...

16-year-old charged with capital murder in March killing  Galveston County Daily News

LA MARQUE. A 16-year-old Houston boy has been charged with capital murder and will be tried as an adult in the March killing of a La Marque teenager, the ...

Texas City meat market hangs up cleaver, mainland Wingstop takes flight  Galveston County Daily News

Changing market: In 1989, when 9th Street Meat Market opened in Texas City, consumers still valued traditional shops and the customer *service* for which small, ...

Santa Fe continues strong start with sweep of Dickinson  Galveston County Daily News

The Lady Indians continued to impress this season with a 25-16, 25-21, 25-18 victory in front of a packed home gym Tuesday night against a quality Dickinson ...

Rangers: Criminal investigation into Neely arrest 'not warranted'  Galveston County Daily News

The Texas Rangers have concluded an initial inquiry into the Galveston Police Department's arrest of Donald Neely and determined nothing about the case ...

Man stabbed six times in Galveston beach fight  Galveston County Daily News

A person of interest had been identified and police were searching for him to get his side of the story, police said.

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 man sent to federal prison over drug conspiracy  Galveston County Daily News

CORPUS CHRISTI. A Galveston man was sentenced to more than 13 years in federal prison over his role in a conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine from ...

Friendswood Animal Control pet of the week | Lifestyle  Galveston County Daily News

The Friendswood Animal Control pet of the week is Rusty. Rusty is a handsome boy that may be part lab, part boxer — but who knows? Rusty has a great ...

Rusty Schaper, owner of feed and supply store, dies  Galveston County Daily News

The Galveston native and mainland icon loved cows, Jack Daniels and treated everyone with kindness, family members remember.

Harbor Freight nails down Texas City site, Farley Girls in Galveston to transition to Buck's Barbeque  Galveston County Daily News

Freight lines: After months of scouting Texas City sites, California-based Harbor Freight Tools has settled on a space at what's become a bustling retail center at ...

Private meeting planned about Galveston cruise terminal negotiations  Galveston County Daily News

A deal on a new cruise terminal might be, but the council wants to be clear to the port about its negotiating positions.

Galveston's new fire station begins Hurricane Ike recovery's end  Galveston County Daily News

Representatives from area fire stations filled the building that's been designed to mimic historic buildings in the island's downtown.

Gus' Restaurant in Texas City confirms rumors, Black Bear sets an opening date for League City diner  Galveston County Daily News

Hot dish: Remember all the buzz back in May about popular Texas City eatery Gus' Restaurant contemplating a move? The rumors were true, Mike Tucker ...

Texas City man convicted in 2018 run-down killing  Galveston County Daily News

Thaddeus Kirk was found guilty in less than an hour.

Texas City man gets life for assault conviction  Galveston County Daily News

The man had a criminal history going all the way back to 1989, including 31 prior convictions, a dozen of them felonies, prosecutors said.

Judge signs off on Pagourtzis' psych evaluation | Police  Galveston County Daily News

A psychiatrist has until Sept. 13 to determine whether the accused Santa Fe High School shooter is competent enough to stand trial.

State sold Galveston parks nature center short | Guest Columns  Galveston County Daily News

I've soul searched about my column (“State got it half right on nature center renovation,” The Daily News, July 10), but I still feel strongly that the Texas Parks ...

During controversial arrest, city of Galveston was still writing rules for mounted patrol  Galveston County Daily News

Galveston's small mounted unit was thrust into the national spotlight as the police department was still formalizing how it should work.

Pagourtzis lawyers ask for competency evaluation | Police  Galveston County Daily News

A defense attorney said it's not clear that the accused Santa Fe shooter understands what's going on.

DA, Neely attorneys talking mental health help deal  Galveston County Daily News

Donald Neely has pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing five times already this year.

Police identify Texas City teen killed in Sunday wreck  Galveston County Daily News

TEXAS CITY. Police on Monday identified the 19-year-old man killed in a rollover crash Sunday afternoon near city hall. Dylan McGhee, 19, of Texas City, was ...

UTMB drug research could lead to HIV remission  Galveston County Daily News

UTMB researchers have developed a new potential medication that complements anti-retroviral therapy medications and could possibly lead to remission ...

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 ...

Technology sends mixed signals | Leonard Woolsey  Galveston County Daily News

OK, call in the clowns — I am officially old. Not to say I'm throwing in the towel, but I am increasingly interested in simplifying my life. As much as I love ...

Regina Abbott Anderson (1950-2019)  Hays Free Press

Regina Abbott Anderson, 69, of Niederwald, Texas, died April 25, 2019 at her home after a brief illness. Regina was born March 10, 1950 in Des Moines Iowa.

Rollover crash kills one, injures three in Texas City  Galveston County Daily News

Police have not determined the cause of the crash or named the victims.

Heat and a quiet Tropical Atlantic Basin | Weather Man Stan  Galveston County Daily News

An upper-level high pressure ridge currently stretching northwestward from Texas to the Pacific Northwest will settle over Texas in the coming few days, leading ...

Man killed in crash in Santa Fe | Police  Galveston County Daily News

The 26-year-old man died in a single-vehicle wreck.

Local teams measure up in first day of 58-team tourney  Galveston County Daily News

None of the seven Galveston County teams escaped unscathed at Day 1 of the Adidas John Turner Classic hosted by Pearland and various other surrounding ...

Sheriff asks Rangers to investigate attempted jail suicide  Galveston County Daily News

GALVESTON. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate a suicide attempt made by a prisoner at the county jail on ...

Ball HS dedicates Radio/TV Station to Anita Martini  KTRK-TV

K-TOR, The Tornado radio station at Ball High School was dedicated to sports broadcaster and alumni, Anita Martini.

Political Buzz: Weber bill seeks to define domestic terrorism  Galveston County Daily News

U.S. Rep. Randy Weber and two other Texas congressmen have co-authored a bill that would define, for the first time, what domestic terrorism means in the ...

Woman charged in trailer-park sword assault, police say  Galveston County Daily News

A man said a late-night fight ended with him dodging an attack, police said.

CCISD volunteers must now reapply yearly | Local News  Galveston County Daily News

As part of the new application process, volunteers will now fill out an online form, wait three or four business days for processing and notification of final status ...

Rangers, sheriff's office to investigate Neely arrest | Police  Galveston County Daily News

GALVESTON. The city has asked outside agencies to investigate the Saturday arrest of Donald Neely, who was handcuffed, attached to a rope and led along a ...

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 ...

La Marque man arrested in motel, charged with drug crimes  Galveston County Daily News

A La Marque man was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony drug crimes by the county's special crimes unit.

Community bands together to rehabilitate Ghirardi House | Local News  Galveston County Daily News

Less than a month after the city council balked at the proposed cost to rehabilitate the Ghirardi House, city crews were hard at work Aug. 20 installing electric ...

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 ...

Police chief: Seven killed in West Texas rampage range in age from 15 to 57, no definitive answers yet about motive  Galveston County Daily News

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police chief: Seven killed in West Texas rampage range in age from 15 to 57, no definitive answers yet about motive.

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 ...

Subcontractor seeks $1 million for Valero injuries | Local News  Galveston County Daily News

A man is seeking more than $1 million from Valero Energy Corp., asserting he was injured in an April 2018 explosion and fire at the company's Texas City ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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

The tropical disturbance impacting the Texas coast poses a threat of imminent disaster, including severe flooding, property damage and potential loss of life.

Court filings: Family behind OxyContin used Swiss bank accounts to conceal transfer of millions of dollars to themselves  Galveston County Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — Court filings: Family behind OxyContin used Swiss bank accounts to conceal transfer of millions of dollars to themselves.

Share Your Holidays food drive was a success!  KTRK-TV

Share Your Holidays success boasts 1.1M meals and counting.

Former Houston high school stars in this year's college bowl games  Houston Chronicle

Thirty-five of this year's 40 bowl games feature a team with at least one player who was a star high school football player in the Houston area.

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.

Green and gold: School districts encourage students to wear Santa Fe colors  KTRK-TV

School districts are encouraging their students to wear Santa Fe spirit wear Monday in honor of the 10 people killed and 13 injured.

What's All the Racket?  Galveston County Daily News

Friendswood's Maadhvi Bhojani and League City's Blane Baud each won singles titles at the Houston September Challenger 2-Day tennis tournament.

Beer, wine for sale at home Missouri football games  Galveston County Daily News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Beer and wine will be sold at home football games for the Missouri Tigers for the first time Saturday.

Russian biathlete Vasilyeva banned for missed tests | Sports  Galveston County Daily News

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russian biathlete Margarita Vasilyeva has been banned for 18 months after missing three drug tests. The International Biathlon ...

Sports, I know them  Galveston County Daily News

My NFL picks are faring pretty well. I feel like I have made some smart picks overall. Although, when I was looking back at my Week 2 picks, I could have made ...

Hurricane Dorian has weakened to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds near 110 mph (175 kph).  Galveston County Daily News

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dorian has weakened to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds near 110 mph (175 kph).

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.

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.

Margaret Sifuentes Craft  Daily Herald

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

Five years after crash, family still awaiting woman's recovery  The Eagle

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — On the morning her life forever changed, Sarah Hrachovina Coreas said goodbye to her husband and left for work.

About Us  Galveston County Daily News

From the printing press to the Internet and beyond, the mission of Texas' oldest newspaper has changed little since that first edition in 1842: Tell the stories of ...

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 ...

The History of The Daily News | Site | The Daily  Galveston County Daily News

When the first edition of The Daily News appeared April 11, 1842, it attracted little notice. At the time, it would never have occurred to its founders that the ...

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 ...

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