The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office will take the lead on the investigation, Schirard said. The officer, who has not been identified, will be placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing. … [Read more...] about Man dead in officer-involved shooting in Galveston
The storm prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to issue a disaster declaration for Harris and other Texas counties. The city of Galveston also suspended all Island Transit services, while Texas A&M University Galveston cancelled classes and asked students on campus to shelter in place. … [Read more...] about Storm floods Galveston in one of the city’s wettest Septembers on record
TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- Galveston County health officials believe the flu played a role in a 6-year-old girl's death last month. The Feb. 5 death centered on a patient who was being treated at a hospital for an existing medical condition since last October. According to the Galveston County Health District, the child began developing flu symptoms on Feb. 2 and tested positive for Influenza A the following day. Officials said the child was not vaccinated for the flu and was not from the U.S. They added all hospital staff was vaccinated. The name of the hospital where the child was treated is not being disclosed. The girl's existing condition is also not being named. The girl's death marks the first such passing stemming from the flu this season in Galveston County. The county reported a flu-related death last year, but it hadn't had one in the four years prior. RELATED FLU STORIES: Doctors say there are key differences between the cold and flu EMBED >More … [Read more...] about Child admitted to hospital since October dies from flu in Galveston Co.
GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police in Galveston are investigating a stabbing in Galveston that left one person dead. Galveston PD said officials responded to a disturbance call Sunday around 6 a.m. at the 2400 block of 51St Street. Upon arrival, officers said they found 30-year-old Joshua Curry stabbed and unresponsive. Curry was pronounced dead shortly after. According to investigators, a person believed to have been involved in the altercation was identified. Police believe no other suspects are at large. At this time, no charges have been filed in Curry's death. Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing is urged to contact detectives 409-765-3770 or Galveston County Crime Stoppers at 409-763-TIPS (8477). Report a Typo … [Read more...] about Man reportedly stabbed to death during altercation in Galveston, police say
GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Have you ever seen a monkey riding a dog? The "Banana Derby" is one of the most popular attractions this year at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo. And yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. A Capuchin monkey will dress up like a horse jockey and jump on top of a dog. Together, they race around a small track, often getting distracted along the way. Organizers say it all started when their pet monkey, Gilligan, started riding the family dog. Now, Gilligan travels around the country, showing off his new skill. Oh, and he also gives monkey kisses. Follow Pooja Lodhia on Facebook and Twitter. Report a correction or typo … [Read more...] about Monkeys compete in ‘Banana Derby’ race on dogs’ backs in Galveston