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  • Father didn't abuse boy kept in a box

    November 20, 2014 7:45 PM

    GALVESTON, TEXAS- A jury says a man is not guilty of abusing his eleven-year-old son by keeping him locked in a wooden box. The jury says he didn't injure his child and use unlawful restraint. The boy testified he was allowed out of the box for school, meals and... more »
  • AP: No wildlife injured in oil spill

    March 23, 2014 12:11 PM

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - Cleanup efforts have begun after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andy Kendrick said Sunday morning that skimmers are recovering the oil that spilled in Saturday's collision and a... more »
  • Cruise passengers arrive at home port in Texas

    February 15, 2013 8:49 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas- Weary passengers of the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph are returning to the ship's departure port in South Texas after five days at sea on a liner left powerless by an engine-room fire. Buses began arriving at the Port of Galveston on Friday morning after an eight-hour drive... more »
  • More dolphins turn up stranded in Texas

    June 12, 2012 9:24 AM

    GALVESTON, Texas - More than 120 dolphins have turned up stranded in Texas since last fall and researchers are trying to figure out why. Experts are looking at the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They're also looking at an algae bloom or other possible... more »
  • Scientist: Baby dolphin deaths not unprecedented

    February 24, 2011 12:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal scientist says a surge of baby bottlenosed dolphin deaths has a precedent four years ago in Texas. In March 2007, 68 dolphins washed up in Galveston and Jefferson counties. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist Blair Mase says those included an unusual number... more »
  • 17 families get extra time in FEMA trailers

    November 12, 2010 11:45 AM

    GALVESTON, Tx - The City Council approved a plan that allows 17 families still living in government-provided mobile homes since 2008's Hurricane Ike to stay in the temporary housing. The trailers will be handed over to a non-profit group who will be responsible for the management of the group of... more »
  • Crude from oil spill found on second Texas beach

    July 13, 2010 12:30 PM

    U.S. Coast Guard officials say test results have confirmed that tar balls found on a second Texas beach were from the massive Gulf oil spill. Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant said Tuesday that tar balls found on a Galveston beach last week are from the blown-out BP well off... more »
  • New Galveston mayor to talk about evacuations

    May 18, 2010 1:38 PM

    New Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski wants to talk with Hurricane Ike-recovering residents about evacuating faster and returning sooner if there is another big storm. Galveston's hurricane preparedness town hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night. Jaworski, who took office last week, campaigned on a pledge of trying to... more »
  • Thousands of dead Ike trees removed

    May 10, 2010 9:36 AM

    At least 13,000 trees that died after Hurricane Ike swamped much much of Galveston, Texas have been removed. More than 250 homeowners were advised that the city will send contractors to examine dead trees and possibly cut them down as part of cleanup from the 2008 storm. Based... more »
  • Cruise passengers rolled from beds

    April 22, 2010 8:39 PM

    Some passengers on the Carnival Cruise ship Ecstasy were rolled out of bed when the ship tilted for a few minutes in the Gulf of Mexico as it turned to avoid a buoy. At least 60 people were a little banged up but none of the injuries are considered serious.... more »
  • Galveston spending infrastructure grant after Ike

    March 1, 2010 7:48 AM

    Galveston, Texas will begin spending $107 million federal disaster recovery money for infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ike. City officials said the figure is the most the city will be spending at one time, to repair its infrastructure. Galveston, along with other parts of Texas and Louisiana,... more »

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