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Over 700 Dickinson students walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas on Tuesday night. Students were adorned with regalia, honors stoles and a green ribbon in honor of Santa Fe during commencement at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Early in the school year,…

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Sunday held its regular 11 a.m. service. In attendance were members and visitors. Also attending the service was the family of Jared Black, a Santa Fe High School student who, with nine other people, was fatally shot Friday at the school.

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Santa Fe students and employees were bussed back to Santa Fe High School from Santa Fe Junior High, which is still an active crime scene on Saturday, May 19, 2018. On Friday morning, a gunman killed 10 people and injured many more in a deadly mass shooting. Although still grappling with loss…

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Clear Springs shared their Region III-6A quarterfinal victory with Santa Fe students on Friday night. Santa Fe High School went into lockdown after a tragic mass shooting early Friday morning. Ten students and adults have been pronounced dead with many other injured and receiving treatment. 

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April was exceedingly pleasant in Galveston County with relatively cool temperatures, plenty of sunshine and fairly low humidity levels. What also distinguished April weather it had a cooler monthly average temperature than March; a circumstance so unusual that we have to go back to 1938 to …

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College of the Mainland graduates received their associate degrees, certificates, and awards Saturday during Commencement ceremonies at the Abundant Life Center in La Marque. More than 900 students were scheduled to receive 948 awards during the two scheduled ceremonies. 

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Students of all ages graduated from Galveston College with various associate's degrees and certificates on Friday, May 11, 2018. The Galveston Island Convention Center was filled with friends and family supporting the graduates as they walked across the stage. 

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The Houston Dash came away with a 1-1 draw after playing the Portland Thorns at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday. The Thorns dominated possession, but Kyah Simon saved the day with a goal in the second half. The 1-3-3 Dash will be facing the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday in Chicago.

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Even though it is still May, it is time to begin thinking about Hurricane Season and what we need to do to be prepared for nature’s most destructive storm. Consequently, this week has been designated as Hurricane Preparedness week by the National Weather Service.

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Clear Springs and George Ranch went to extra innings Saturday night to determine the winner of a Region III-6A bi-district playoff series. Behind a tenth inning home run by Tyler Hendrickson the Chargers defeated the Longhorns 4-3 and advance to face Deer Park in the next round.

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Houston starter Justin Verlander pitched eight shutout innings before reliever Ken Giles blew the game in the ninth allowing the Yankees to beat the Astros 4-0 in front of 34,386 fans on Tuesday night.

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May is certainly a transitional month, weather wise, in Galveston County. Overnight temperatures in the 70’s and highs in the 80’s become common during the month as cool fronts lose their punch and intrusions of cool, dry air are often weak and relatively infrequent as the month unfolds.

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Galveston officially welcomed the summer season with the 10th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue at the Hotel Galvez and Spa on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  The event celebrates the city's storied past with classic automobiles, live music and the showcase event, the Bathing Beauties Contest, …

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Long ago, my English teacher taught me that it was grammatically incorrect to use a superlative with the word perfect (despite the snafu with the phrase “more perfect union” in the preamble to the constitution). However, one is sorely tempted to say that the weather this month has been as cl…

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April is the windiest month of the year in Galveston County with an average daily wind speed of 12.2 mph at Scholes Field. So far this month has held true to form with the average daily wind speed measuring 14.0 mph.

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Students prepare for the Steer Show at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo on Tuesday. To prepare, owners must wash and dry their steers and make sure they are energized for the show. Many Galveston County schools have been featured throughout the rodeo, but the most students have been fro…

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Sting Creek was awash in yellow Saturday as 5,000 rubber ducks floated down waterway located next to the Simpson Education Support Center for the Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future's 11th annual Youthfest and Duck Derby. The derby raised more than $30,000 for th…

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32,129 fans watched the Astros defeat the Rangers 3-2 on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Houston starter Gerrit Cole struck out 14 batters and George Springer hit his second leadoff home run off Texas starter Cole Hamels this seaon.

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Saturday night and Sunday, we had to put the heat on in our house, as chilly north winds buffeted Galveston County. Then, this morning I had to walk the dogs in a cool, damp, foggy mist more characteristic of February than April. Still, this late throw-back to winter really wasn’t that unusu…

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The Houston Astros beat the San Diego Padres in extra innings and walk-off fashion Saturday night in front 42,306 fans, some of whom had camped out since 7:00 a.m. to receive a replica World Series championship ring.

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Five tall ships have joined the Elissa for Galveston's first tall ships festival on Thursday. The festival was kicked off with a parade of the six vessels along the Gulf Coast. Thousands of spectators watched from Seawall and prepared for a weekend full of events on Harborside Drive. The Gal…

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As spring rolls by and the island prepares for summer, tourists flock to the island in small droves. The Strand gives visitors a chance to experience the island while not getting sand stuck between their toes. Many of the tours Galveston offers begin near The Strand, including a popular ghos…

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The Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 in the first game at Minute Maid Park since winning the 2017 World Series in front of a crowd of 42,675.

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Despite last week’s rain and cool front, March 2018 ended warmer and drier than average in Galveston County. In Galveston, the average temperature for the month was 6.1 degrees above normal, making it the fifth warmest March ever in 145 years of observations.

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Tourists and locals alike came to the East End in Galveston to fish, watch the barges and play near the water on a mild Friday. This holiday weekend brings many visitors to the island and weather is predicted to be warm and sunny. The weather is great to enjoy an Easter-egg hunt or just loun…

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Clear Springs wins the Region 3 Bi-District playoff game against Pearland Dawson Thursday night. The game was close, but the Chargers came out on top 1-0. The Chargers finished their regular season 12-0-2 in District 24-6A. They will be playing the winner of the game between Atascosita and Dobie.

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There is a good chance that the long late winter, early spring dry spell may end this week as a slow-moving cold front and an upper-level storm system moves east across the region.

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Thousands crowd Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque for the annual Big Ass Crawfish Bash on Saturday. Live music filled ears while people consumed all-you-can-eat crawfish from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. In 2017, the Big Ass Crawfish Bash was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the world's larges…

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Another spring cold front brought sunny skies and cool to mild conditions to the County this week, with somewhat warmer conditions due over the coming few days. While this has been great for the tourist industry and for outdoor activities in general, it is getting to the point where signific…

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The first few days of Spring Break have played out pretty much as anticipated, with light rain last weekend followed by a decent cool front that brought sunny skies, but somewhat chilly conditions for the first half of this week.

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On Saturday, locals and visitors alike came to Galveston beaches to enjoy the sun and surf. As spring break for many Texas students begins this weekend, Galveston will get a glimpse of how tourism season will treat the island. The park board expects people to be more motivated to go to the b…

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Spring Break will commence in earnest this weekend, through next week and the following weekend. Visitors to Galveston County, as well as the hospitality business, have a keen interest in what kinds of weather will prevail during that usually busy period.

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After a chilly January, which brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the County as well as 10 days with freezing temperatures in League City and 5 days in Galveston, February has been a welcome change of pace. With temperatures for the month now running 7.6° above normal in Galveston and 7…

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Dense fog and mostly cloudy skies, along with cool to chilly temperatures have characterized our February weather so far.