Galveston

  • Galveston Jan 22

    Norwegian Tanker Owner Denies Fault in Fatal Collision Near Galveston

    The owner of a chemical tanker ship has denied any liability for a collision with a fishing boat off the coast of Texas that killed one crew member and left two more missing and presumed dead. Norway-based Odfjell SE filed a motion Friday in response to a federal lawsuit brought by relatives of one of the fishermen who was killed….

  • Galveston Jan 17

    Search Suspended Days After Deadly Collision Off Texas Coast

    Days after a fishing boat’s collision with a chemical tanker just off the Texas coast left one person dead, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for two fishermen. The Coast Guard and its partners “completed over 10 sorties, searched over nine hours” and covered an area of around 50 square miles, but the crew members weren’t found, Cmdr....

  • Galveston Dec 14, 2019

    Council: Horse Manure Still OK on Texas City’s Beaches

    City leaders in Galveston have turned down a proposal that would require horseback riders to pick up what their animals leave behind on the beach after equestrians argued that horse manure is harmless. One person even brought a bag of manure to Thursday’s city council meeting while arguing against the measure, the Galveston County Daily News reported. “It is...

  • Galveston Dec 13, 2019

    Galveston Port Invests $100M for Third Cruise Terminal

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and the Port of Galveston have approved a $100 million lease agreement to build a third cruise terminal at Pier 10 in Galveston. The Galveston County Daily News reports that the deal is one of the largest financial agreements in the island’s recent history. Entering a 120-day due diligence period, the port and Royal Caribbean will…

  • Nov 12, 2019

    SMU Lands $100M Gift From the Moody Foundation

    Southern Methodist University has received a $100 million gift from the Galveston-based Moody Foundation to fund its eighth degree-granting school — the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Galveston Could Be New Home for Repaired Battleship Texas

    Local interest in bringing the Battleship Texas to Galveston is mounting as a citizen-led committee prepares to release a report outlining recommendations on where to berth the historic ship

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Tropical Storm Imelda Weakened to Tropical Depression, Rain to Push Our Way

    An area of concern down in the Gulf of Mexico that’s expected to inundate much of southeast Texas with very heavy rain over the next few days has been downgraded to Tropical Depression Imelda after making landfall.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Activists Seek Police Video of Black Man Arrested, Tethered

    Protesters marched to demand the release of police body camera footage showing the arrest of a homeless black man who was tethered with a rope and paraded through Galveston by white officers on horseback.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Sheriff: Review Begun of Texas Deputies Who Led Man by Rope

    A Texas sheriff says his office is reviewing whether any procedures were violated in the arrest of a black man who was led by a rope through city streets by two white officers on horseback.

  • Aug 6, 2019

    Attorneys Address Public Monday After Horseback Officers Lead Man by Rope

    Galveston’s police chief is apologizing after two of his officers, mounted on horseback, led a handcuffed trespassing suspect by a rope through downtown streets.

  • Jul 3, 2019

    Appeals Court: Trump Can’t Use Pentagon Cash for Border Wall

    An appeals court upheld on Wednesday a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco agreed with a lower court ruling that prevented...

  • Jul 2, 2019

    Father of 2 Allowed to Return to US After Being Deported Two Years Ago

    A 33-year-old father of two American-born children was allowed to return to the U.S. on Monday, two years after being deported to El Salvador during the first months of the Trump administration. Jose Escobar was welcomed at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport by a group of supporters. He was accompanied by his wife, Rose, and their two children, Walter and Carmen,...

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Here’s Why 46 States Celebrate Juneteenth in the US

    A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free. Celebrations include parades,...

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Here’s Why 46 States Celebrate Juneteenth in the US

    A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free. Celebrations include parades,...

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Sea Turtles Dying at Record Rate in Texas, Advocacy Group Says

    A record number of sea turtles are stranded along the Texas coastline at the height of sea turtle nesting season, a marine wildlife advocacy group says.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Schlitterbahn, Cedar Fair Enter $261M Water Park Sale Deal

    A Texas-based water park company has announced an agreement to sell two of its attractions and will also give the buyer the right to acquire its Kansas site where a 10-year-old boy was killed nearly three years ago

  • Jun 4, 2019

    Concerns Raised Over Access to Public Beaches in Galveston

    City officials are pushing for clear signage indicating public access to some beaches in Galveston despite resident complaints about crowds of tourists.

  • May 17, 2019

    Court Hears 2 Cases Against Trump’s Plan for Border Wall

    President Donald Trump is moving fast to build a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland heard arguments in two lawsuits seeking to block the White House from spending money from the Defense and Treasury...

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Texas Killer Dies, Leaving Open Questions About 11 Slayings

    A convicted murderer serving 70 years for a 1978 slaying near Houston who was also under investigation in the unsolved killings of 11 missing girls has died in a Texas prison.

  • Feb 8, 2019

    US to Waive Environmental Reviews for San Diego Border Wall

    The Trump administration will waive environmental reviews to replace up to 14 miles of border barrier in San Diego, shielding itself from potentially crippling delays. The Department of Homeland Security said it would issue the sixth waiver of Donald Trump’s presidency under a 2005 law that empowers the secretary to waive reviews required under environmental laws if the border barrier...

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