About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.
The U.S. Coast Guard says two people have been killed when their World War II-era plane went down in shallow water near Galveston.
Southeast Texans are to mark the five-year anniversary of when Hurricane Ike made landfall just outside of Galveston, becoming the costliest natural disaster in Texas history.
A Coast Guard official says the cause of the engine-room fire on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph was a leak in a fuel oil return line.
A maze of rules and regulations and fragmented oversight make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety records of cruise ships.
Catching sight of her father, 7-year-old Isabelle Raade broke into a run, landing in his arms. After a week away from her parents, she’s happy to have them back. “I missed them,” she said.
Carnival Cruise Lines has canceled voyages through April aboard the Triumph, a ship that has been plagued by mechanical problems in recent weeks and was finally left powerless in the Gulf of Mexico after an engine-room fire.
A spokeswoman for Princess Cruises says more than 100 passengers and crew contracted a stomach virus on one of its ships bound for a port in Galveston.
A Southeast Texas man convicted of biting his female roommate as he argued with his girlfriend has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
A spokeswoman for the Texas Secretary of State says a computer issue in Southeast Texas is the only trouble so far affecting Election Day voters in the state.
Random thoughts from a worn out triathlete! Season’s over, and I am glad! Triathlon has been one of my passions of choice the last few years, and I just wrapped up the season.
One of the Navy’s newest warships, the USS Fort Worth was commissioned in Galveston Saturday morning. On Monday the ship will leave for San Diego, where it will be based.