CDC investigating outbreak on Galveston-based cruise ship after 300-plus become ill – Houston Public Media
Nearly 10 percent of the passengers aboard Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess between Feb. 26 and March 5 reported symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. Princess Cruises said the "likely" cause of the gastrointestinal illnesses was norovirus.houstonpublicmedia.org
Historic Battleship Texas, parked for repairs, seeking high-traffic area for next home – Houston Public Media
Officials in Baytown and Beaumont recently were informed their cities are out of the running to be the next host site for the Battleship Texas, which is undergoing repairs in Galveston.houstonpublicmedia.org
Bond revoked for man accused of intoxication manslaughter in Galveston golf cart crash – Houston Public Media
While revoking bond for Miguel Angel Espinoza, who is accused of causing the deaths of four family members in August, a Galveston judge said, "This is not Harris County."houstonpublicmedia.org
SNEEK PEEK! Crashing Rehearsals at The Alley Theatre to Catch a First Listen to a Song from Cowboy Bob: An Infamous New Musical
Cowboy Bob: An Infamous New Musical runs March 3-26 at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Houston Life's Melanie Camp showed up to the Alley's rehearsal hall for a sneak peak and first listen.
‘This is not Harris County’: Galveston judge revokes bond for man accused of causing fatal golf cart crash
A man accused of causing a deadly crash that killed four people in a golf cart in Galveston last year will remain behind bars after violating his bond conditions, according to the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office.
‘Pray for Victor’: Tillman Fertitta excited about Rockets’ draft pick
At the Knights of Momus Parade in Galveston, Rockets owner Tillman Fertitta yelled out “Pray for Victor,” referring to the Rockets’ hope to draft French super prospect Victor Wembanyana in the 2023 NBA Draft, while wrapping up an interview with KPRC 2′s Frank Billingsley.
Police chief placed on administrative leave after officers raid family’s house in Galveston, city announces
The city of Galveston’s police chief has been placed on administrative leave and is now under investigation after officers reportedly raided a family's home in search of a murder suspect who has since been proven innocent.
‘Sand worm from Beetlejuice?’: Strange eel-like creature found washed ashore Crystal Beach
There are many things that washes ashore in Galveston Bay, but this particular sea creature had left social media users confused and a bit disturbed. The eel-like creature was described to have a long, slender body, sharp teeth in a large, open mouth, short and stout fins and beady eyes.
The Affordable New Option for Power Outages
You know how it goes in Houston. It is sunny and warm one minute and cold and icy the next. Then, the lights go out. Well, what about all that food in the refrigerator or even worse, a life saving medical device that can’t run? What can you do to prepare your family or your home for a power outage?
Man accused of supplying fentanyl-laced cocaine linked to 2 fatal overdoses on Christmas Day in Galveston County, police say
The Galveston Police Department and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration announced the arrest of a man tied to two fatal overdoses that happened on Christmas Day in Galveston County.
UTMB awarded nearly $25M by US Dept. of Defense to develop vaccines in collaboration with Moderna
The University of Texas Medical Branch was awarded an agreement of nearly $25 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop prototype vaccines against multiple diseases in collaboration with Moderna on Monday.
Seabrook man charged with operating illegal charter cruise business: DOJ
A 65-year-old man has been taken into custody on violation of captain of the port order, making a false statement, obstruction of a proper compliance inspection and forgery of ships papers, U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani announced Monday.
House advances giant Texas storm surge project in water bill
HOUSTON (AP) — Fourteen years after Hurricane Ike ripped through thousands of homes and businesses near Galveston, Texas — but mostly spared the region’s oil refineries and chemical plants — the U.S.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Gov. Abbott’s concerns about Harris County’s election, and actor Jason Lee (Nov. 15, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday's show: We learn why Gov. Abbott wants to investigate Harris County's handling of the recent election. Then we examine whether recent dips in math and reading scores across the nation are also happening here. And actor Jason Lee documents Galveston with photography.houstonpublicmedia.org
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
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