Correction: Galveston-Community Center story
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — In a story July 14 about the transformation of a former municipal building into a community center, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year it was built. The...
SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas (AP) — Kemp's ridley sea turtles are critically endangered, but numerous volunteers patrol Brazoria County beaches every day during the current nesting season to do their...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A borrowed ship from California has become the floating summer school home for more than 300 maritime students and staff from Texas A&M University at Galveston.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Residential property groups will be allowed to remove seaweed from some Southeast Texas beaches but must abide by guidelines to protect the environment.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused in the fatal shooting of 10 people at his Houston-area school faces trial 45 miles (72.42 kilometers) from where the attack happened.
1-year-old child left in SUV dies in south Texas
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A 1-year-old child has died after being left in a parked SUV in south Texas for about five hours.
Galveston police spokesman Sgt. Xavier Hancock tells the Daily News...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is permanently recognizing Juneteenth, the cultural holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in the United States.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A program meant to help restore storm-battered Galveston Bay oyster beds has gained support from a statewide conservation initiative founded by former first lady Laura...
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas-based water park company on Thursday announced an agreement to sell two of its attractions and will also give the buyer the right to acquire its Kansas site where a...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Texas restaurants may soon welcome dogs in outdoor dining areas under a new state law that allows patrons to bring their furry companions at a business'...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Catholic Church in Texas says it is reviewing allegations that a top monsignor continued to hear a married woman's confessions after luring her into a sexual relationship,...
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Five workers have been injured when a natural gas line exploded in a residential neighborhood southeast of Houston.
The blast occurred as employees for a Houston-area...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Texas couple that accused top U.S. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case involving his former deputy is denying his office's claims against them,...
HOUSTON (AP) — When Cardinal Daniel DiNardo first met Laura Pontikes in his wood-paneled conference room in December 2016, the leader of the U.S. Catholic Church's response to its sex abuse...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a top U.S. cardinal's handling of a sexual misconduct case (all times local):
Representatives of a top leader of the U.S. Catholic Church say he...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — City officials are pushing for clear signage indicating public access to some beaches in Galveston despite resident complaints about unmanageable crowds of...
HOUSTON (AP) — Housing sales in Texas would drop, gasoline prices would increase and the state would lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output if another major storm struck an...
BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials have advised people not to fish or eat seafood from parts of some Houston-area bays as cleanup continues following last week's tanker and barges...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Fans of a near-century-old concrete ship that has been partly submerged in the Houston Ship Channel since 1922 warn it could be fully underwater in a matter of...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A second man must serve life in prison for his role in the 2011 slayings of a father and his 15-year-old daughter at their Houston-area home during a...
HOUSTON (AP) — An 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school will now be facing 11 federal charges connected to the attack, his attorney said Monday.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a school shooting suspect in Texas facing federal charges (all times local):
An attorney for an 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 people...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire.
The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Developers plan to turn a former railroad freight depot in Southeast Texas into an interactive museum focusing on a 1900 hurricane that killed thousands of people and...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — City leaders in Galveston have approved funding to develop the East End Lagoon in an effort to attract more visitors to the nature area.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a Southeast Texas woman has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for setting her ex-boyfriend on fire after shutting off power to his apartment to lure him...
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say nearly four dozen people have been arrested in a Southeast Texas drug trafficking-related investigation dubbed Operation Wrecking Ball.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A former fire chief in Southeast Texas has pleaded guilty to stealing about $70,000 from the department and spending some unauthorized funds at a Louisiana racetrack and...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Some Southeast Texas residents have complained about brighter public street lines creating an unwelcome glare inside their homes.
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A pack of three dogs has mauled a 53-year-old man fatally at a home in Southeast Texas.
The incident happened near Santa Fe, about 20 miles northwest of...
Texas police officer charged with sexually abusing child
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Texas have charged a police officer with two counts of sexual abuse amid allegations that he inappropriately touched an underage...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A fast-food favorite in Texas is getting some artsy attention.
A wood-carved array of Dairy Queen items is on display at the Galveston Arts Center in an exhibit...
Judge orders venue change in Santa Fe shooting trial
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A judge has ordered the trial of a teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school be moved to another county.
Lawyers cite Bundy, McVeigh in Texas school shooting case
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school want the trial moved to a different city, arguing that the teen should be afforded the...
Reptile replicas: 19 turtle statues completed in Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Organizers say the first 19 Kemp's ridley sea turtle statues in Galveston's Turtles About Town project are completed and being set up.
Assault charge dropped against Alabama’s Deionte Thompson
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An assault charge was dismissed against Alabama safety and NFL top prospect Deionte Thompson, who was linked to a 2017 spring break fight in Texas.
Prosecutors in Galveston County requested the charge be dropped against Thompson, an All-American who in January announced for the NFL draft. A judge signed the order Wednesday.
Billboard draws attention to Galveston police pension issue
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A billboard on a highway near Galveston is bringing attention to the city's rift with its police union, criticizing the town as "Home of the Worst Police Retirement in Texas."
The Galveston Municipal Police Association recently leased the billboard along Interstate-45, where it'll stand for the next month. The association functions separately from the police department, but represents police interests.
Top US cardinal let priest accused of sexual abuse lead Mass
HOUSTON (AP) — The cardinal who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops allowed a priest to celebrate Mass the same day his name was among those released on a list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo told the Rev. John T. Keller on Wednesday evening that he would be placed on administrative leave the next day, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said in a statement Friday.
Delay in producing evidence may delay school shooting trial
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The trial of a Texas school shooting suspect may be delayed for a year as federal investigators have yet to deliver key evidence, prosecutors said Monday.
Police capture pair of runaway emus in coastal Texas
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Police in coastal Texas have captured a pair of runaway emus that had been on the lam for a day after escaping from their owner's backyard.
Emus aren't permitted in Galveston, but police say a man recently brought the large, flightless birds to the island after the death of his mother. She'd owned them at her home near Houston.
Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 95
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico has risen to 95 after two more injured people died at hospitals.
Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Wednesday that 44 victims who were severely burned were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston, Texas. Some are in very poor condition.
Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire rises to 93
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 93 on Tuesday after four more injured people died at hospitals.
Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Tuesday that 46 victims who were severely burned were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston, Texas. Some are in very poor condition.
Disney Cruise Line to sail more ships from Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Galveston can expect to see double the number of Disney cruises sailing from the city on the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years, according to port officials.
Robert Durst defense: Evidence could be ‘game over’ for heir
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst is charged with one count of murder, but will have to defend himself in three killings at trial later this year in California.
Los Angeles prosecutors won a victory Tuesday in persuading a judge to allow jurors to hear that Durst killed a man in Galveston, Texas, in 2001, dismembered his body and tossed it out to sea.
DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack
DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago.
The finding has led wildlife biologists and others to develop a new understanding that the red wolf DNA is remarkably resilient after decades of human hunting, loss of habitat and other factors had led the animal to near decimation.
All parishioners want for Christmas is reopening of church
HOUSTON (AP) — During the Christmas season, the aromas of hot chocolate and tamales would mingle with the sounds of mariachis and hymns praising Our Lady of Guadalupe within the walls of the nearly 80-year-old St. Stephen Catholic Church near downtown Houston.
But since May 2016, the church has stood silent, surrounded by a chain-link fence after the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston ordered the building closed as St. Stephen parish was combined with a neighboring church.
Brothers acquire Ike-swamped ex-museum site in Galveston
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Galveston building that housed a vintage military aircraft flight museum and was swamped in 2008 during Hurricane Ike has been sold.
The Galveston County Daily News reports brothers Billy, John and Todd Sullivan purchased the 100,000-square-foot building formerly home to the Lone Star Flight Museum. Terms weren't released.