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Galveston man arrested for shooting at cars along Seawall

A Galveston man faces felony charges after he allegedly shot at cars driving along the Seawall with a BB gun on Sunday. At about 4 a.m. on Sept. 17, police responded to reports of a suspect on a bicycle, shooting at moving vehicles near the 2100 block of Seawall Blvd., police said in a report. The

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-18 20:42:00

All lanes reopen on Highway 146 at Bacliff Drive in Galveston County after crash

BACLIFF, Texas - A two-car crash on Highway 146 at Bacliff Drive in Galveston County Monday shut down the road in both directions. The crash was reported around 4 a.m. A driver in the area told KPRC 2 that it appeared a truck flipped over and was blocking traffic on the road. The road was reopened

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-18 10:01:42

Missing Galveston woman's body found

GALVESTON The body of a 57-year-old Galveston woman was found near the vacant Falstaff Brewery in Galveston on Saturday, a day after police issued a missing persons alert for her, police said Sunday. Michele Grindberg of Galveston was last seen early in the morning on Sept. 14. The day before, Grind

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 16:53:00

Galveston County Recovery fund a good place to give

Recently, we warned about the inevitable appearance of scam charities hoping to capitalize on the spike in charitable giving that also inevitably happens after disasters such as Hurricane Ike. We passed on some advice from authorities on the matter, the most basic being to make donations to local or

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 03:15:00

Galveston chamber names annual Mitchell award winners

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year awards ceremony Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. The award recognizes area businesses that demonstrate outstanding achievement, contribute

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 03:00:00

In Harvey, some women delivered babies early

Astrid Mendoza holds her daughter, Hannah, who was born during Hurricane Harvey, on Sept. 5, 2017. Mendoza went into labor during Hurricane Harvey and was transported with a boat and an ambulance through floodwaters to get to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Olugbenga Ojo, ch

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:15:00

Ike Dike is an impractical and expensive dream

I disagree with the calls of Bill Sergeant and others for rapid investment in the "Ike Dike." That system may protect against storm surge, which ruined Galveston when Ike hit. But Harvey was a different kind of storm, and possibly a harbinger of more such events. Storm surge from Harvey was minimal.

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:00:00

Victoria's Secret fire mishap and falling windmills

A woman is suing Victoria's Secret in federal court, asserting the company didn't do enough to warn her about its products being flammable. Samantha Burke filed the lawsuit against Victoria's Secret Stores, Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management and Victoria's Secret Direct Brand Management in th

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:00:00

Ball High evacuated after bathroom fire

GALVESTON Ball High School students and staff fled the building on Monday after a fire in a third-floor bathroom set off alarms in the building. The Galveston Fire Department responded to the fire at about 2:45 p.m. The fire started in a trash barrel in a bathroom on the building's third floor, acc

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 21:03:00

Two hurricanes in the western Atlantic, the Fujiwhara effect and continued summer conditions here

First looking at our local weather: after a welcome taste of autumn weather following Harvey, summer conditions have returned with a vengeance. In addition to a sorely needed dry spell, temperatures have climbed back to summertime levels. Over the past six days, temperatures have run from 1-3 degree

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 19:05:00

Mother's 911 call after son disappeared during Harvey flooding highlights emotions

LA MARQUE, Texas - There were thousands of emergency calls during Hurricane Harvey. They were made by people reaching out, hoping someone could help them during their darkest hour. One of those calls was a mother reporting her son missing in the floodwaters. It was the early hours of Aug. 27 and H

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-19 00:27:28

IT'S NO SECRET - Matranga Rules

This week The Post is continuing its series of featuring every individual who has been selected to the Texas City Independent School District's Foundation For The Future. This issue, we are highlighting Michael Matranga. Matranga was elected to the Foundation's Legacy Hall. Individuals selected to t

THEPOSTNEWSPAPER.NET - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Boil water notice lifted on Bolivar Peninsula

BOLIVAR PENINSULA Normal water service returned to the Bolivar Peninsula on Monday, more than three weeks after Hurricane Harvey cut off the area's main source of water and prompted conservation and boil-water orders. Joe Ball, the general manager of the Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District, s

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 16:02:00

County will bounce back, but how high?

Most business leaders and experts agree that Hurricane Harvey will cause an economic downturn in the short term, partly offset by recovery and rebuilding. The storm closed businesses, scattered employees, greatly slowed tourism in a county that heavily depends on it and left hundreds without jobs or

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 03:00:00

Park board: HOT tax exemption won't affect revenues

GALVESTON The Galveston Park Board of Trustees isn't expecting a drop in hotel occupancy tax collections for the year despite some temporary state exemptions to the rule, officials with the tourism group said. Gov. Greg Abbott suspended the hotel occupancy tax, or HOT, collections through Sept. 22 f

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 12:30:00

Lots of fish being caught in, around surf, jetties

Even though this is the last official week of summer, it is hard to believe that autumn is coming, as summertime weather continues around the Galveston area. The light southeasterly winds reminded us of a typical August and, if the water had been in good shape, meaning typical clear green water duri

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 23:30:00

Local leaders stand by Harvey evacuation decisions

In the weeks since Hurricane Harvey came and went, local leaders have had some time to reflect on decisions made before the storm. Despite the hundreds of rescues made amid Harvey's record rains, and eight deaths in the county attributed to the storm, leaders say they believe they made the right cal

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 03:20:00

Catches improving with every new tide

We are still trying to get the word out that fishing is good and freshwater inflow from recent floods have not adversely affected our bays like many claim. Yes, the Galveston Bay Complex has endured the brunt of the freshwater, but conditions are improving daily. Sure, salinity levels in our bays ha

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-09-16 21:29:00

Park Board budget event sheds light on funding

Restricted funds, grants, local matches, HOT tax - these terms can seem like a foreign language sometimes. Luckily, here at the park board we have a hardworking finance committee, led by a knowledgeable and experienced comptroller, to make sense of our organization's operating budget. The park board

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-17 03:00:00

This week looks good for fishing

Near ideal conditions for fishing prevailed around the Galveston area Saturday morning and, while the only hiccup was the off color water in most spots, the fish were biting. Bull reds, gafftop, sharks and a variety of panfish were being caught by anglers fishing the surf. Close to five miles off of

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-16 23:30:00