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Thousands of people gathered throughout Galveston to watch the Knights of Momus parade on Saturday night. The Knights of Momus dates back to 1871 on Galveston Island and they live up to their name. Colorful, themed floats brought awe and many beads to the streets. Revelers yelled and jumped …

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Sporadic rain did not stop the annual Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire parade Saturday. Bands and drill teams from the Galveston-Houston area filled the streets with music and dance, while various floats and krewes showed off their twist on Mardi Gras. The Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire is the only Black Cath…

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Crowds were able to celebrate Mardi Gras with a long break from the promised rain in Galveston Saturday afternoon. Although clouds persisted, rain stayed away as the green jacketed Z Krewe hosted their 24th annual processional down Galveston's downtown entertainment district. Revelers of all…

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Mardi Gras revelers lined The Strand on Sunday to celebrate Hispanic Heritage during Fiesta Gras. The day featured two parades through the downtown district and performances by Alianza and La Mafia. 

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Despite soggy weather and cool temperatures, revelers flocked to Galveston for the opening weekend of Mardi Gras. Numerous parades and live performances drew both young and old to celebrate one of the island's signature events.  

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Costumed revelers dashed into the frigid gulf waters along Stewart Beach at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday.  Over 300 "plungers" took part in this year's event, which raises money for Special Olympics Texas.   

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A mix of freezing rain, sleet and even some snow affected Galveston County as temperatures dipped into the 20s on Tuesday. The sun came out on Wednesday, but ice continued to impact the county. All Galveston County school districts were closed and there were multiple accidents due to ice pat…

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade kicked off King Fest in Galveston on Saturday. The new Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale served as this year’s honorary Grand Marshal. The parade began at 29th and Church Street and ended at Menard Park with a small celebration. On Sunday, the Af…

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The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lea U.S.N.-Camp and the John B. Hood Camp #50 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans joined together Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston to mark the 155th anniversary of the  Jan. 1,1863 Battle of Galve…

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A look back at 2017, and all it brought, through the eyes of The Daily News’ photographers. 

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On Saturday night, Galveston County residents came to the Old Central Cultural Center for the Nia Cultural Center' 30th annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Kwanzaa is an African American celebration with a focus on traditional African values of family, responsibility and self-improvement. The ceremo…

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The 7-6 Texas Longhorns took on the 7-6 Missouri Tigers at NRG Stadium on Wednesday night. Texas City High School alum Armanti Foreman ran in the final touchdown bringing the final score to 33-16. Texas named punter Michael Dickson MVP.

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Organizations and residents participate in the annual Galveston Holiday Parade through downtown Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The parade began thirty minutes early to avoid inclement weather. Dance troupes, politicians, volunteer organizations and businesses were only some of the groups featured …

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Area Catholics celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with their annual procession down Broadway in Galveston on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.  Participants including dance troupes dressed in indigenous costumes took part in the event which commemorates an apparition of the Virgin Mary to a…

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Dickens, the annual holiday street festival, allows festival-goers to dress in their best 19th-century Victorian London garb. Locals and visitors flood downtown Galveston ready to take in all the 44-year old festival has to offer. With creative freedom, many people go above and beyond with c…

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The Astros defeated the Dodgers in an epic back-and-forth World Series Game 5 early Monday morning in Houston to send the series back to Los Angeles with a 3-2 lead.

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The Los Angels Dodgers came from behind to defeat the Houston Astros in Game 4 and tie the World Series 2-2 on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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The Houston Astros returned home Friday night for Game 3 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with the series tied at one game apiece.

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The Astros returned home to Houston Friday trailing the New York Yankees 3-2 in the American League Championship Series. Behind another strong outing by starting pitcher Justin Verlander the Astros won 7-1 forcing a decisive Game 7 on Saturday.

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The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. Houston leads 2-0 as the Series moves to New York on Monday.

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The Astros held a second pre-ALCS workout open to the media at Minute Maid Park on Thursday afternoon. Houston will open the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees at home on Friday night.

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The Astros held a pre-ALCS workout open to the media on Wednesday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Houston advanced to the American League Championship Series with their win over Boston on Monday but will not know who they face in the next round until after the Cleveland Indians and New York Y…

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Behind an overpowering defensive effort and the running of senior Mason Barnes, the Friendswood Mustangs defeated the Clear Falls Knights 38-0 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.  

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The Houston Astros defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-2 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Fridy afternoon. Houston holds a 2-0 lead as the best of five series heads to Fenway Park.

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Even now, weeks after Hurricane Harvey stalled over southeast Texas dropping historical amounts of rain and causing unprecedented flooding, the full extent of the damage has not been fully realized. Galveston County officials estimate 20,000 homes were flooded, many very severely. As many as…

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The American League Division Series between the Astros and Boston Red Sox opened in Houston Thursday afternoon. Powered by Jose Altuve's three home runs the Astros defeated the Red Sox 8-2 in Game 1.