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'This is a really bad, bad plan': Galveston residents weigh in on hurricane levee proposal
GALVESTON, Texas - Lauri and Scott Mathias were preparing to break ground on their retirement home just blocks away from the beach when they heard the news: The government had proposed building a massive levee a few blocks behind their property. That would leave their future home on the coastal side
Bill could bring gambling back to Galveston, this time legally
GALVESTON — Gambling on Galveston Island is something one Texas lawmaker hopes to make a reality, but it wouldn’t be a first for the small city. “The Balinese Room was built in 1923," Micheal Berberich said. "It went about 600 feet out into the Gulf.”
Galveston College OK'd for bachelor degree program
Galveston College, for the first time in its 51-year history, will offer a bachelor’s degree, Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management, starting in the fall 2019 semester.
Traditional holiday performances on tap this weekend
The Grand 1894 Opera House will present “The Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston. Right before the production, The Grand’s long-time annual tradition (sold out, sorry y’all) “The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea” will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sa
Harvey was a wake-up call for Texas, report concludes
To prepare for devastating storms, Texas in 2018 should act like Galveston in 1900, a state report released Thursday argues. Drawing a direct line between a massive project to raise the island after the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history and Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Greg Abbott’s Commission to
Council in favor of doubling seawall parking fees
The Galveston City Council is on board with asking voters to double seawall parking rates next year. The proposed increase from $1 to $2 an hour with a 2-hour minimum charge would generate more money for seawall improvements, council members said during a Thursday workshop meeting.
Island coyotes carry 'ghost' genes of red wolves
Coyotes on Galveston Island might hold the key to saving a near-extinct species of wolf, said researchers who found the animals carry “ghost” genes that make them a different sort of beast.
Coyotes killing pets, terrorizing residents in east Galveston County
SAN LEON, Texas (FOX 26) - Coyotes are terrorizing towns in east Galveston County where they are killing pets and leaving people in fear. In San Leon, the not so friendly neighbors who look like skinny German Shepherds are attacking and even killing family pets like Chewy and Roxy.
Islanders bring concerns, skepticism to barrier meeting
Myrella Beyer doesn’t know what to think about a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan for a coastal barrier. Beyer, a Galveston resident, sat in a ballroom at the Galveston Island Convention Center waiting for the Army Corps to begin a presentation on its proposal to build a massive barrier.
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
TAMUG researching Harvey's effect on bay microbes
Hurricane Harvey made landfall at the San Jose Islands on Aug. 25, 2017, then slowly made its way to the Houston-Galveston area, producing more than 51 inches of rainfall in a five-day period.
Mother files civil suit in death of 6-year-old son
A civil lawsuit filed Dec. 5 in Galveston County’s 405th District Court seeks damages in the death of 6-year-old Mar’Nijah Lamar Williams of Texas City on behalf of his mother, Mikisha Alcorn of Houston. Williams was also reffered to as Mar’Nijah Lamar Brown, according to the court filing.
Could casino gambling become a reality in Houston and Galveston?
GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Gambling in Galveston County has been a debated issue for decades that could become a reality if one state legislator can convince voters to make it happen.
Galveston residents weigh in on hurricane levee proposal that some call "a really bad, bad plan"
GALVESTON — Lauri and Scott Mathias were preparing to break ground on their retirement home just blocks away from the beach when they heard the news: The government had proposed building a massive levee a few blocks behind their property. That would leave their future home on the coastal side of the
Good things do happen in Galveston
This is a charitable time of the year. I would like to acknowledge and thank a few people and organizations, including churches, who are making a difference in the lives of people who are less fortunate.
Political Buzz: Galveston leaders absent from corps barrier briefing
More than two dozen public officials attended a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers briefing about a proposal to build a coastal barrier on Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island. Notably absent from the corps briefing? Anyone from the city of Galveston.
Santa Fe angler lands possible record catch
While not a saltwater fish caught around Galveston, an avid angler from Santa Fe caught a pending State of Texas record tilapia. Colton Corner of Santa Fe caught the 4.41-pound fish while fishing on Lake Mozambique and had it weighed in by well-known weigh master Ed Matthews of Hitchcock.
Holiday Fun Continues This Weekend
It’s all about Santa Claus and shopping on Galveston Island this weekend. Santa will make several appearances in the historic downtown district where visitors will find myriad ways to finish up their Christmas shopping.
Gale Watch in effect as changeable weather pattern persists
A Gale Watch has been issued for Galveston Bay and offshore waters from this afternoon into Friday afternoon as yet another storm system and cold front approaches the area over the coming 24 hours. Brisk winds of 20-35 mph can be expected with gusts up to 45 mph along the coast and offshore.
Corps' misguided barrier plan should be derailed
In pursuing this study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District dramatically exceeded the scope of its congressional authority to include structural storm surge protection that, if constructed, would constitute one of the most environmentally destructive coastal projects in the United S