2nd teen dies at hospital after major crash involving suspected drunk driver that killed 14-year-old, injured 3 others, police say
A second teen died at the hospital Friday morning after a major crash caused by a suspected drunk driver that killed another teen and injured three others, according to Galveston police.
‘We all lost something’: Mother of 4-year-old killed in golf cart crash in Galveston encourages people not to drink and drive
It’s been one month since the golf cart wreck on Galveston Island where four people were killed, including two children, when an accused drunk driver slammed into their golf cart.
Leaky battleship in Texas completes trip for $35M repairs
LA PORTE (AP) — It’s the only surviving battleship that served in both world wars, having fought in Europe during World War I and against the Nazis and the Japanese Army during World War II.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Leaky battleship in Texas set to make trip for $35M repairs
It’s the only surviving battleship that served in both world wars, having fought Nazis and the Japanese Army during World War II. But the greatest challenge in recent years for the USS Texas has been a leaky, rusty hull that at times forced workers to pump out about 2,000 gallons (7,570 liters) of water per minute from the 110-year-old ship. To ensure the historic vessel doesn’t sink and can continue hosting visitors, the foundation in charge of its care was set on Wednesday to tow the ship from its longtime home along the Houston Ship Channel to a shipyard in nearby Galveston for much needed repairs. The journey from its longtime berth at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in the Houston suburb of La Porte is part of a $35 million project to repair the hull and ultimately restore the ship to its former glory.news.yahoo.com
Battleship Texas prepares to set sail, and reporting on Harvey’s aftermath (Aug. 30, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday’s show: We learn about plans this week to move the Battleship Texas to Galveston for repairs. Then News 88.7 reporters reflect on creating the podcast Below the Waterlines. And we revisit a conversation with musician Steve Earle.houstonpublicmedia.org
$31B project aimed at protecting coastal regions like Galveston against storm surges, up for Biden’s approval
We’ve seen the damage that catastrophic storms like Hurricane Ike can do to coastal areas like Galveston, now a major protection project that’s been talked about for years is closer to coming to fruition.
All 4 victims, including 2 children, identified after drunk driver slams into golf cart at Galveston intersection, police say
Galveston police have released the identities of the four victims, including two children who were killed after a suspected drunk driver slammed into a golf cart they were riding in late Saturday night.
🔒Ultimate Texas to-do list: The Lone Star State’s 101 best experiences
A strenuous hike up Guadalupe Peak; A bowl of ice cream in Brenham; An unforgettable performance in Palo Duro; A bottle of Dr Pepper in Dublin; A hidden desk in Alpine; and 96 more delightful and awe-inspiring Texas experiences to satisfy your wanderlust.
Only on HL: Comedian Bill Engvall
Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, an exclusive interview with stand-up comedian Bill Engvall. Engvall was born in Galveston and returned to the city for a show at The Grand 1894 Opera House. What was it like to return to his hometown? What’s it like being a household name? And what are his favorite places on the Island? Watch the full interview above.
Legacy of Mike Evans: Super Bowl champion goes 1-on-1 with KPRC 2′s Ari Alexander
The best example of what Mike Evans means to the city of Galveston came on March 26, 2021. Not long after winning his first Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 2011 Ball High graduate and legendary Tor received the key to the city. Of course, the key was a small part of a day built around Evans, including a parade to celebrate his accomplishment.
Texas man on death row pleads guilty in 3 cold-case killings
A man already sentenced to death for a cold-case killing in Oklahoma pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in the deaths of three girls whose disappearances in Texas also went unsolved for decades. William Reece, 62, pleaded guilty in a courtroom in Galveston in the 1997 killings of 12-year-old Laura Smither of Friendswood and 17-year-old Jessica Cain of Tiki Island.news.yahoo.com
The new Juneteenth federal holiday traces its roots to Galveston, Texas – Houston Public Media
Union Gen. Gordon Granger set up his headquarters in Galveston, Texas, and famously signed an order June 19, 1865, "All slaves are free." President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year.houstonpublicmedia.org
Chronicling a crisis in American democracy (June 16, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin discusses his book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future. And we visit Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston.houstonpublicmedia.org
A GOP power grab shatters 30 years of political progress for Black voters in Galveston County
Republicans dismantled the only Galveston County commissioners precinct in which voters of color held political clout. It’s a major blow for Black and Hispanic voters who had been building political momentum.chron.com
The Texans’ new coach, the week in politics, and Mardi Gras returns to Galveston (Feb. 9, 2022) – Houston Public Media
We examine the Texans’ latest coaching move in light of a recent discrimination suit, we discuss the latest developments in politics, and, after being cancelled in 2021, Mardi Gras is coming back to Galveston.houstonpublicmedia.org
A tough start to the school year, and actor Jason Lee’s photos of Galveston (Feb. 8, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday's show: The cumulative effect of COVID, teacher burnout, faculty and staff shortages, and political pressure on public education, and a conversation with actor Jason Lee about his new book of photography of Galveston.houstonpublicmedia.org
Fatal boat collision near Galveston leaves Pharr man, 2 others dead
The captain of a fishing boat that collided with a chemical tanker near Galveston, Texas, killing three people, did not respond to danger signals from the ship before the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.myrgv.com
The Hobby Center Enacts New COVID Safety Protocols And How History May Be On Vaccine Mandate’s Side – Houston Public Media
The director of biosafety for research-related infectious pathogens at UTMB Health in Galveston recounts how George Washington led the first mass military inoculation in history against smallpox.houstonpublicmedia.org