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The Galveston County Daily News: In Focus

February 6, 2016

In Focus

In Focus is the photography blog from The Daily News staff photographers. Here we'll bring you extra photos, behind the scenes details and anything else you'd like to know about photography in the newspaper. Feel free to ask questions or bring up topics you'd like discussed in the comments.

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Photos: Second Friday of Mardi Gras in Galveston

The second weekend of Mardi Gras gets rolling Friday with the Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade, Krewe Babalu's 11th annual All Krewe Parade and the Krewe of Maximilian Parade. The Quaker City String Band of the Philadelphia Mummers also made an appearance to play for the Krewe of Eiland's balcony party, as well as American rapper Pitbull, who performed at the 20th annual San Luis Salute.

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Saturday 01/30/2016
Photos: 2016 Mardi Gras Galveston First Saturday
Posted: January 30, 2016

Mardi Gras activities continued across Galveston Saturday with numerous parades and performances, including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade, the Krewe of Gambrinus Parade and the Zaniest Golf Cart Parade. 

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Friday 01/29/2016
Photos: 2016 Mardi Gras Kicks Off in Galveston
Posted: January 29, 2016

Mardi Gras in Galveston official kicked off Friday night with the George P. Mitchell Parade  and the 6th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade sponsored by the Daily News.  Costumed revelers took to the streets of downtown Galveston to take in the sights and sounds.  

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Saturday 01/23/2016
Photos: Second Annual Texas City Mainland Mardi Gras Parade
Posted: January 23, 2016

Texas City rang in Mardi Gras with the second annual Mainland Mardi Gras Parade Saturday, January 23, 2016.  Costumed revelers, school groups, bands and local law enforcement agencies and first responders took part in a colorful parade, which was preceded by a fun run.  Mardi Gras activities continue in the county this week with parades in Galveston held next weekend. 

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Saturday 01/16/2016
Photos: 5th Annual Polar Plunge
Posted: January 16, 2016

The 5th annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Texas  was held at Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.  Over three hundred costumed plungers braved water temperatures in the mid 50s at the event, which is the largest of its type in the state.

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Photos: Annual King-Fest MLK Day Parade
Posted: January 16, 2016

The Annual King-Fest MLK Day Parade was held in Galveston Saturday, January 16, 2016. 

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Saturday 01/09/2016
Photos: Texans vs. Chiefs AFC Wildcard Playoff
Posted: January 09, 2016

The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Houston Texans in an AFC Wildcard Playoff on Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Chiefs returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and then cruised to a 30-0 shutout over the Texans. Brian Hoyer threw four interceptions and J.J. Watt left the game twice with an injury.

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Sunday 01/03/2016
Photos: Texans vs. Jaguars regular season finale
Posted: January 03, 2016

The Houston Texans capped off the regular season with a 30-6 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The victory clinched the AFC South title and guarantees a home playoff game next weekend.

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Thursday 12/31/2015
Photos of the Year 2015
Posted: December 31, 2015

Each year The Daily News publishes hundreds, if not thousands, of images taken by The Daily News’ photo staff. As 2016 gets underway, Photo Editor Jennifer Reynolds and photojournalists Stuart Villanueva and Kevin M. Cox look back on their favorite photos of 2015.

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Wednesday 12/30/2015
Photos: Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
Posted: December 30, 2015

The LSU Tigers and Texas Tech Red Raiders clashed at NRG Stadium in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.  LSU dominated the game 56-27 behind the running of Tiger star Leonard Fournette, who was named the game's MVP.

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