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Firefighters battle Oyster Creek grass fire

OYSTER CREEK — At least seven agencies were on the scene of a grass fire along FM 523, attempting to contain it, Lake Jackson Assistant Fire Chief Jenny Moore said.

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2018-06-16 20:44:00

Hit and run leaves one man dead in Galveston County

Police said, they are investigating to see if the 22-year-old deceased male is the driver of the 2004 Toyota, and are attempting to notify next of kin.

CW39.COM - 2018-06-17 20:26:41

Police: Man killed in accident on interstate

An unidentified man died Sunday morning in an apparent vehicle-pedestrian accident on Interstate 45 in Dickinson, police said.Police found the body after 5 a.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of Interstate 45. Dickinson Police spokesman Sgt. Tim Cromie said.Police shut down all northbound lanes of the int

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-17 14:22:00

Church groups help fix up Freeport homes

FREEPORTStanding in an elusive patch of shade early Friday afternoon, Emily Jackson pointed out the fresh coat of white paint now covering the one-story home.“Everything that’s white was once this color,” Jackson said, pointing to the dull gray of an unpainted section.

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2018-06-15 22:41:00

Galveston Island Humane Society pets of the week

Galveston Island Humane Society’s pets of the week are Archie and Gidget.Archie is a 3-year-old Chihuahua with a short tan coat, stubby little nub of a tail, and large, expressive brown eyes. He came to our facility after being injured by a car, and wasn’t too sure about people at first. With his re

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-17 05:00:00

Bicycle and car collide in late-night accident

GALVESTONAt about 11 p.m. Friday, the Galveston Police Department responded to a crash involving a car and a bicycle on 69th Street at the intersection of Lasker Drive, police said.A Kia Soul was traveling south on 69th Street in the correct lane and the bicycle was traveling east on Lasker, police

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-17 03:00:00

Coyote spotted roaming in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) --Another Coyote was spotted early Saturday morning, this time in Galveston.A man says he was walking his dog around 6 a.m. at the campus of Galveston when he spotted the coyote lurking around.RELATED:Coyote spotted walking the streets of River OaksThat coyote was not the onl

ABC13 HOUSTON - 2018-06-16 15:55:32

Shy rattlesnake stands in way of drainage project

DICKINSONThe timber rattlesnake is comfortable in all sorts of climates, from the woods of New England, to the mountains of Appalachia to the swamps of southeast Texas.Its range is so large, the snakes act differently depending on where they live.

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-17 03:50:00

BOTTLE BATTLE: Bryan Beach visitors can now receive citation for bringing glass

FREEPORT —Each Monday brings a fresh crop of broken glass bottles littering the sand at Bryan Beach, promising at least five days of work for the city’s crews.“Our people would work until the following weekend trying to get the beach clean enough for people to go back on it,” Freeport Mayor Troy Bri


Phillips 66 plans to invest $1.5bn for Sweeny Hub expansion project in Texas, US - Compelo

The expansion project involves construction of two natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionators each with a capacity of 150,000 barrel per day (bpd) at the Sweeny Hub, as well as additional NGL storage capacity and associated pipeline infrastructure.


OUR VIEWPOINT: Make litterers pay for cleanup

Here’s a dirty truth: Bryan Beach is being trashed.Signs at the entrance of the Freeport beach tell visitors the rules, which include a prohibition of glass containers and a reminder to discard trash properly. Unfortunately, they’re mostly ignored.The proof is on the beach — Freeport employees are p


Selfie-taking photographer survives causeway fall

GALVESTONA man was rescued from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on Friday afternoon after he fell from the Galveston causeway, officials said.The man told authorities he had fallen from the bridge while trying to take a selfie from the side of the highway. Investigators on Friday afternoon still were

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-16 03:50:00

Angleton ISD giving free meals to all students next year

Add-ons, including chips, ice cream and other snacks will still be available for an extra cost.


Two still in critical condition after I-45 crash

Law enforcement officials work at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident that forced the closure of the northbound lanes of Interstate 45 near Tiki Island on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.STUART VILLANUEVA/The Daily News


Residents wary of alligators lurking near community playground

TEXAS CITY, Texas- Residents at a Texas City subdivision are wary of alligators in their neighborhood retention pond, which is located right next to a playground.


Santa Fe to open bank accounts for counseling center

The Santa Fe Strong Resiliency Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 13217 FM 1764, operates in partnership with the city, Santa Fe Independent School District and Gulf Coast Center, a nonprofit providing mental health and recovery services in Galveston County.

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-16 03:00:00

Crash causes Oyster Creek power outage

A problem with the repair crew’s equipment delayed the restoration time, which was originally estimated at 5:15 p.m., Diaz said.


Houston man charged with murder after botched League City robbery

On July 23, Clarence James Humphrey was shot to death during a robbery attempt in front of the League City home where he was staying at the time, according to investigators.


U.S. Army Corps approves funding for West Brazos River Floodgate project

County officials hope a federal agency will assume maintenance responsibilities now that funding for a project aimed at addressing ship collisions along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway has received the green light.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday it had allocated more than $50


Phillips 66 to expand Sweeny Hub

Phillips 66 today announced it is proceeding with an expansion of the company’s Sweeny Hub near Old Ocean, Texas, US.