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Jail population rising

Jail population rising


After two years of trending down, the average population at the Galveston County Jail has been steadily increasing since 2012, according to statistics from the county.

Groups challenge League City's immigrant resolution


LEAGUE CITY — A pair of social justice and civil rights groups are challenging League City’s resolution barring the housing of undocumented im…

Chinese firms secure leases for Shoal Point


TEXAS CITY — The Chinese firms considering the county for a possible multibillion-dollar methanol plant reached secured leases on the property…

Park Board to consider hiring Schwartz as lobbyist


GALVESTON — The Park Board of Trustees will consider hiring a big-name lobbyist to advocate for coastal issues during the next legislative session.

Inshore anglers still struggling


Fishing reports, actually the lack thereof, continue to reflect inshore fishing not to be at the levels it should be for this time of year.

AT&T Stadium to host all UIL football title games


The road to a state high school football championship again will end in Arlington.

‘Sonny’ Hiskey on 1952 title team


A recent column blending Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with North Texas State College golf brought questions to my mind and the minds of …

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  • Shrimper accused of shooting at kayaker

    GALVESTON — A shrimp boat captain was taken into custody Wednesday after allegedly firing a gun at a kayaker several hundred yards out from the 61st Street Fishing Pier in Galveston.

  • 4-year-old found in pool dies

    GALVESTON — A 4-year-old girl found not breathing in a swimming pool at an island resort was pronounced dead at the University of Texas Medical Branch late Tuesday, police said.

  • Hitchcock superintendent resigning

    Hitchcock superintendent resigning

    HITCHCOCK — Just two years after she was hired as superintendent, Barbara Derrick apparently is set to resign.

  • Galveston police investigating body found on city's north side

    Galveston police investigating body found on city's north side

    GALVESTON — A badly decomposed body found near railroad tracks on the north side of the island Wednesday has police searching for clues about who the person was and what caused the person’s death.

  • Sam’s ESPY acceptance speech upsets father

    Michael Sam Sr. watched his son receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the ESPYs on Wednesday night, yet by the time Michael Sam Jr. finished his emotional speech, the elder Sam was one of the few who were left in tears.

  • Man charged with sexually abusing three children

    Man charged with sexually abusing three children

    GALVESTON — A Galveston man was arrested Monday night on accusations he sexually abused three children.

  • Man, 66, drowns off isle beach

    GALVESTON — A Pearland man drowned Sunday after falling unconscious in the waters off Galveston.

  • Retired officer dies

    GALVESTON — A retired Galveston police officer and Vietnam War veteran who served with the department for more than 20 years and was known by his colleagues as a kind man who “never met anyone he didn’t like” died Wednesday, according to a news release from the police department.

  • Police: 3 men rob Kemah hotel guest of $67,000 in cash

    Police: 3 men rob Kemah hotel guest of $67,000 in cash

    KEMAH — A man told officers he woke up at a Kemah motel early Monday to the sight of three men in his room, one of them wielding a pistol and demanding the money in a nearby safe, police said.

  • New medical center opens Monday

    New medical center opens Monday

    WEBSTER — The 104-bed Bay Area Regional Medical Center will open its doors to patients Monday.