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October 26, 2016


Friday 10/21/2016
Photos: La Marque Cougars vs. East Chambers

The La Marque Cougars take on the East Chambers Buccaneers on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Etheredge Stadium in La Marque. Cougars' honored the 1986, 1996 and 2006 state championship teams during a halftime "Night of Champions." 

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Photos: Clear Springs vs Clear Brook High School Football

The Clear Springs Chargers clashed with the Clear Brook Wolverines at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. 

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Thursday 10/20/2016
Photos: “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event

Students from Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston College and the University of Texas Medical Branch strut down the seawall in lipstick-red high heels Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, for the  “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 100 people, including dozens of young men, traded their comfortable footwear to walk a mile in the heels.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
All-time temperature record set

The 88 degree high in Galveston today not only set a warm temperature record for the date — eclipsing an 87 degree high in 2007 — but also is the hottest temperature ever seen on the Island this late in the season since observations began in 1871.

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Monday 10/17/2016
Friday to bring cold front and gusty winds, cool down may not last long

In many ways, October has been a repeat of September with much above normal temperatures. Through the 16th, the October monthly average for Galveston was 80.3° (which is 3.9° above normal). If the month were to end today or tomorrow, this October would be the warmest since observations began in 1871. Even with a cold front expected by Friday, the month could match September’s record of being the 3rd warmest ever.

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Photos: Texans vs. Colts

The Houston Texans overcame a 23-9 deficit with seven minutes remaining the in the game to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 26-23 in overtime on Sunday Night Football.

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Saturday 10/15/2016
Photos: Houston vs. Tulsa football

The Houston Cougars returned home Saturday night against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane looking to get back on track after last week's loss to Navy. After a back-and-forth first half the teams went to halftime tied at 17. The game remained close in the second half before two solid defense series delivered the Cougars to a 38-31 win in the final seconds.

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Photos: Clear Creek Vs. Friendswood Football

The Friendswood Mustangs defeated the Clear Creek Wildcats 52-34 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City behind a dominant performance by Mustang quarterback Tyler Page.  

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Friday 10/14/2016
Photos: Texas City vs. Willowridge

The Texas City Stings and Fort Bend Willowridge Eagles got off to a slow start on Friday night with no scores in the first quarter. But the Stings came out of the locker room after halftime and didn't waste any time running away with the game for a 41-23 victory.

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Monday 10/10/2016
Speaking of strange hurricane tracks

I received a number of calls last week, including one from my wife, asking about some model projections which had Hurricane Michael turning back south, crossing either Florida or Cuba and ending up in the Gulf of Mexico. I answered that it was far too soon to worry about this. Projections that far out often fail to materialize and the odds were fairly slim that the storm would take such an unusual track.

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Friday 10/07/2016
Photos: Dickinson vs. Clear Springs football

The Clear Springs Chargers travelled to Dickinson to take on the Gators Friday night. The Chargers took an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Gators 23-7 to remain undefeated in District 24-6A and move ahead of Dickinson in the standings.

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Photos: Santa Fe vs Ball High Football

The Tors of Ball High School defeated the Santa Fe Indians 28-20 at Joe Raitano Field in Santa Fe Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. 

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
Hurricane Matthew, Tropical Storm Nicole and the prospect of a near ideal weekend locally

Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Matthew, with 145-mph sustained winds, is moving through eastern Cuba today with the Bahamas and parts of the Southeastern U.S. in its projected path. In addition, a second storm, Tropical Storm Nicole has formed northeast of Puerto Rico in the open Atlantic. Meanwhile, Galveston Island basks in warm, early October weather with the prospect looming of another nearly perfect weekend, weather-wise..

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Sunday 10/02/2016
Photos: Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans

The Houston Texans faced off against the Tennessee Titans at home on Sunday without JJ Watt. Houston got off to a quick start to build an early 14 point lead, but then Tennessee fought back and kept it within a single score the remainder of the game. The Texans managed to hold on for a 27-20 victory.

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Saturday 10/01/2016
Photos: Clear Lake vs Dickinson Football

The Dickinson Gators took on the Clear Lake Falcons at Challenger Columbia Stadium Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. 

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Photos: Friendswood vs. Clear Falls Football

The Friendswood Mustangs defeated the Clear Falls Knights 84-8 at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. 

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Friday 09/30/2016
Photos: Texas City vs. Santa Fe

The Texas City Stings take on the Santa Fe Indians on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Stingaree Stadium. The Stings defeated Santa Fe 38-21.

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Two records, a gradual return to summer-like weather, and a look at the tropics

A 66° reading this morning at Scholes Field in Galveston brought the coolest temperature to the Island since May 27th. Cool, dry high pressure will set the stage for near perfect early autumn weather for this weekend. In addition, the cool-down over the past couple of days will keep this September from going into the record books as the warmest ever since observations began in 1871. Instead, September, 2016 will likely end up being either the 2nd or the 3rd warmest ever, depending on how the temperatures today impact the final monthly average. Still, the relief was more than welcome after a seemingly endless summer.

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Thursday 09/29/2016
Photos: UH vs. UCONN football

The sixth-ranked University of Houston Cougars returned home Thursday night against the University of Connecticut Huskies with a goal of avenging last year's 20-17 loss. Both teams started out slow with no scores in the first quarter, but Houston opened things up in the second and cruised to a 42-14 victory.

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Photos: Astros regular season home finale

The Houston Astros took on the Seattle Mariners in their regular season home finale on Wednesday.

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Friday 09/23/2016
Photos: Dickinson vs. Friendswood football

The Friendswood Mustangs and Dickinson Gators got off to a slow start Friday night after a freak rainstorm slowed down the game in the first quarter. However after the skies cleared the Gators took a lead they wouldn't give up. The Mustangs kept things interesting with a solid second half and fell just short as Dickinson hung on to win 21-16.

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Photos: Clear Creek vs. Clear Springs

The Clear Creek Wildcats take on crosstown rivals the Clear Springs Chargers in the Fight for 518 on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City.

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Front to bring rain and touch of autumn next week, but much remains uncertain

An influx of deep Gulf moisture, a low pressure trough to the west and a cold front expected to move into Texas by Sunday will bring us periods of shower and thunderstorm activity through the weekend into next week. Some heavy rain will be possible in our area, especially from Sunday night into late Monday or early Tuesday. In addition, the front should move to the coast by late Monday or early Tuesday, delivering more seasonably appropriate temperatures to Galveston County.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
The warmest September ever?

Yesterday saw another day and another late season heat advisory. Based on the temperatures this month and projected warmth over the coming 7 days, this month is on track to become the hottest September in Galveston County since records began in 1871.

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Sunday 09/18/2016
Photos: Texans vs. Chiefs

The Houston Texans avenged their shutoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs last year with a 19-12 victory on Sunday. The Texans defense kept the Chiefs out of the end zone the entire game, limiting them to four field goals, while kicking four themselves.

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Saturday 09/17/2016
Photos: La Marque Vs. Columbia Football

The La Marque Cougars fell to the Columbia Roughnecks 14-28 Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. 

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Friday 09/16/2016
Photos: Hitchcock Bulldogs vs. Concordia Crusaders

The Hitchcock Bulldogs take on the Concordia Crusaders on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Bulldog Stadium in Hitchcock.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
More wet weather, a Gulf disturbance, and questions on when we might see a real cold front

We are going into our sixth consecutive day with rainfall being reported in at least some areas of Galveston County. Rainfall amounts overall during this latest wet spell have ranged from around 1 inch over parts of Galveston Island up to nearly 3 inches over some inland locations. Since we are (believe it or not) running below normal for the month so far, I cannot say that the precipitation has been entirely unwelcome. The good news is that wet weather is likely to continue for the next week or two, with heavy amounts possible near the coast.

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Sunday 09/11/2016
Photos: Texans vs. Bears

The Houston Texans opened the 2016 season at home against the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. The Texans started off slow but then found their rhythm as quarterback Brock Osweiler threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns as they defeated the Bears 23-14.

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Saturday 09/10/2016
Photos: Clear Creek vs. Houston Heights

The Clear Creek Wildcats took on The Houston Heights Bulldogs in week three high school football action. 

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Photos: Houston Cougars vs. Lamar Cardinals

The University of Houston Cougars shutout the Lamar Cardinals at home on Saturday afternoon. The Cougars weren't phased by a three hour weather delay in the first quarter.

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Photos: The Daily News' annual Press Run

Hundreds of runners waited through a morning thunderstorm and a police chase to compete in The Daily News' annual Press Run on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Galveston. The run helps support to the Newspapers in Education program that provides newspapers to classrooms.

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Friday 09/09/2016
Photos: Texas City vs Dickinson High School Football

The Texas City Stingarees hosted the the Dickinson Gators in week three action. Dickinson claimed the victory 21-7. 

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Photos: Ball High vs. Strake Jesuit

The Ball High School Tors faced the Strake Jesuit Crusaders on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Kermit Courville Stadium in Galveston. The Crusaders beat the Tors 30-17.

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Rain chances, a cold front and something to watch in the Gulf of Mexico?

A mid to upper-level low, an influx of deep moisture and a sluggish cold front that should stall somewhere over Southeast Texas could bring a good chance of rain this weekend. How much rain falls in Galveston County may be dependent upon where the frontal boundary stalls, with some models keeping the front north of Houston, and others taking it south to the coast. Rain chances locally would be higher if the front does make it to the coast before hitting the brakes.

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Saturday 09/03/2016
Photos: Hitchcock vs East Bernard Football

The Hitchcock Bulldogs defeated East Bernard 24-19 at home in week 2 action. 

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Photos: UH vs. OU Texas Kickoff

The No. 15 University of Houston Cougars opened their season Saturday against No. 3 University of Oklahoma in the Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium. The Cougars held the lead at halftime and never looked back en route to a 33-23 upset victory.

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Friday 09/02/2016
Photos: La Marque vs Pro-Vision Academy Football

The La Marque Cougars defeated Pro-Vision Academy of Houston at home 36-0 in week two action.

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
Tropical Storm Hermine forms in Gulf

Tropical Depression #9 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine at 1 p.m. today. At that time, Hermine was located at 24.7 N and 88.0 W (or about 395-miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida). The storm was drifting north at 2-mph. Sustained winds were 40-mph and pressure was 1000 MB (29.53"). Tropical Storm Warnings and a Hurricane Watch are now in effect for the west coast of Florida.

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Tuesday 08/30/2016
Running Hills 101: Seven Tips for Running Downhill

Last time, we talked about how to run uphill. Now it’s time to talk about how to make it down the other side.

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Sunday 08/28/2016
Photos: Texans vs. Cardinals preseason

The Houston Texans had little trouble as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals 34-24 in the third week of NFL preseason.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Photos: Challenger Columbia Stadium's inaugural game

The inaugural varsity football game at Clear Creek ISD's Challenger Columbia Stadium was a heated battle between the Clear Springs Chargers and Pearland Oilers on Friday night. After a one hour weather delay the game got started just after 8 p.m. and never slowed down as the two teams traded scores back and forth. It all came down to the final seconds when a defensive play by the Oilers secured their 28-24 victory.

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Photos: Dickinson vs. Fort Bend Elkins

The Dickinson Gators take on the Fort Bend Elkins Knights on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Sam Vitanza Stadium in Dickinson.

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Photos: Friendswood vs Texas City Football

The Friendswood Mustangs squared off against Texas City at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood Friday, August 26, 2016.

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Monitoring 99-L to the east; a Gulf of Mexico disturbance of interest

A disorganized and weak area of low pressure (99L) located between the northeastern and the coast of Cuba continues to keep forecasters guessing as it moves west-northwest at about 10-mph. Currently, upper-level winds remain unfavorable for development, but should become a little more conducive for development as the system approaches the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week.

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Photos: La Marque vs. Houston Sterling High School Football

The La Marque Cougars overcame an eight point halftime deficit, outscoring the Houston Sterling Raiders 16-0 in the second half, to claim a 24-16 week one victory at Etheredge Stadium in La Marque Thursday, August 25, 2016. 

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Our rain prospects and keeping an eye on the Tropics

Mostly dry, hot weather has returned to Southeast Texas, but the outlook is for rain chances to improve later this week and remain reasonably high through the early part of next week. The high pressure that built back into our area over the past few days is expected to retreat back north. This will allow for an influx of deep Gulf moisture in association with an upper-level trough expected to move west.

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Saturday 08/20/2016
Photos: Texans vs. Saints preseason

The Houston Texans played in front of the home crowd for the first time on Saturday night as they took on the New Orleans Saints in Preseason Week 2. Most players saw playing time including League City's Tevin Jones, a rookie trying to make the team. Rookie cheerleader Mallory Moore from Dickinson made her debut as well. The Texans defeated the Saints 16-9 and return home next Sunday afternoon against the Cardinals in Preseason Week 3.

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Friday 08/19/2016
Our recent rains and a look at the Tropics

After the hot, dry start to August, the rains of the past five days have refreshed parched yards and gardens and provided a welcome relief from the heat. Rainfall totals in Galveston County as of 8 am this morning, were more than sufficient to replenish soil moisture levels. Totals around the County since Sunday have amounted to 4.72" at Scholes Field in Galveston and 4.94" at the National Weather Service Office in League City. Other measurements around the County include 5.79" in east-central Galveston, 5.62" in Friendswood, 5.57" in LaMarque, 5.50" in Bayou Vista and around 4.50" at sites in Texas City.

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Tuesday 08/16/2016
Running Hills 101: Ten Tips for Running Uphill

For us flat-landers, the thought of running or walking up a hill as big and steep as the Galveston Causeway can be a little intimidating. But think of the views from the top! How awesome is it to have a pelican-eye view of Galveston Bay?

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