By Bartee HaileTexas History columnist
It conjures up images of pirates and swashbuckling sword fights! And while the 1877 Elissa, the official tall ship of Texas, came after the height of pirates on the high seas, it still offers valuable living history lessons. It's docked in Galveston and one East Texas man makes the trip several weekends a year to maintain it.
Shrimp season officially began in Galveston this week with an arrest and charge against the captain of a shrimp boat.
Castano must also repay nearly $160,000 as part of her guilty plea to felony theft. Castano was indicted in September 2012 and accused of making unauthorized cash withdrawals and credit card purchases from her employer's personal accounts.
Friends and co-workers Wednesday remembered Longview chiropractor John Petty as a good man with an adventurous spirit.
The first condensate cargo for export is due to load in Texas at the end of this week, headed via the Panama Canal to Asia, shipping sources said. Westport Petroleum Inc., the Franklin, Tennessee-based shipping arm of Japanese trader Mitsui & Co., chartered the BW Zambesi, an LR1 tanker, also known as a Panamax class vessel. According to a Reuters shipping database, the BW Zambesi has capacity ...
When his last rival worthy of the name fled Galveston for a healthier climate on July 21, 1817, the self-proclaimed “President of Texas” consolidated complete control of the island.
NEW BEDFORD — The 22nd master of the Charles W. Morgan, Captain Richard "Kip" Files shared his passion for sailing the Morgan from Mystic into New Bedford Harbor with the Descendants of Whaling Masters at their 40th annual meeting on June 29 at the...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A team of Texas scientists this week are releasing four torpedo-like, remote-controlled gliders into the northern Gulf of Mexico to measure oxygen levels, bringing researchers closer to a long-cherished goal of broadly monitoring the health of the world's oceans. "The community of scientists that ...
The agency will sink a steel ship 67 miles off the coast of Galveston.Source: