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Dignitaries from across the country were in Galveston on Saturday, June 10 for the commissioning of the United States Navy Littoral Combat Ship USS Gabrielle Giffords.  Giffords, a former United States Congresswoman, was wounded during a deadly shooting in 2011, spoke at the event.  

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Graduates of The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine celebrated formally entering the medical profession at the school's 2017 Commencement ceremony at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Saturday, June 3, 2017. 

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The NCAA 2017 Division I Baseball Championship got under way across the country on Friday and several Galveston County alumni saw action in the Houston Regional.

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Members of law enforcement from across Galveston County gathered with community members Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the League City Police Department to honor peace officers killed in the line of duty.   

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Galveston College held their 50th annual commencement ceremony Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center. A record 533 candidates for graduation received more than 600 associate degrees and certificates.

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The final weekend of the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo continued Saturday in Hitchcock with the children's cowboy and cowgirl contests. Youngsters dressed in their best western attire and demonstrated skills like dancing, singing and joke-telling for a chance to earn titles.  

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Area youngsters brought their livestock to auction at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in Hitchcock on Wednesday. Rabbits, sheep, turkeys chickens, hogs, steers and more all hit the auction block. Mason Hubbard’s Grand Champion Steer, Apollo, fetched 26,000 at the event.

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The Houston Astros opened the 2017 season on Monday at Minute Maid Park against the Seattle Mariners in front of 41,678 fans. The Astros beat the Mariners 3-0 for their fifth consecutive opening day victory.

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The first full day of Mardi Gras festivities kicked off in Galveston on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with numerous parades featuring costumed revelers, colorful beads and live music.  The annual celebration will continue until Fat Tuesday on February 28th. 

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Mardi Gras Galveston started Friday evening with events including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade, this year held in recognition of Larry Del Papa of Del Papa Distributing Co.

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70,807 fans packed NRG Stadium on Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI.

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The 2017 Mardi Gras season kicked off with the annual Mainland Mardi Gras Parade in Texas City on Saturday. The event, presented by the Rotary Club of Texas City, featured numerous decorated floats complete with beads and candy. Mardi Gras in Galveston will begin on February 17.

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Festivities continued Thursday at the George R. Brown Convention in advance of Super Bowl LI.  Guests at the NFL Experience were able to participate in numerous interactive events, purchase memorabilia and see many of their favorite current and former players.  

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Over 1,000 area students got the opportunity to visit the NFL Experience Wednesday morning for the NFL PLAY 60 Kids' Day where they interacted with Houston Texans players and were entertained by Grammy Award winner Jordin Sparks.

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The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots were welcomed to Houston by thousands of fans and members of the media during Super Bowl LI Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on Monday.

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Foggy weather and warm temperatures did little to temper the enthusiasm of participants at the 6th Annual Polar Plunge.  Hundreds of costumed revelers sprinted in groups into the surf at Stewart Beach in Galveston on Saturday during the event, which raises funds for Special Olympics Texas. 

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The Texas A&M Aggies faced the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night in Houston.

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The Houston Texans hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in a Christmas Eve game on Saturday night. It was a low scoring affair as the Texans won on a missed field goal by Bengals kicker Randy Bullock. The victory clinches the AFC South and a home playoff game for the Texans.

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After replacing starting quarterback Brock Osweiler with backup Tom Savage in the second quarter, the Houston Texans fought from behind to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-20 on Sunday.

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Because of heavy rains last weekend, a second weekend of Dickens on The Strand was held in downtown Galveston.  Visitors once again donned their costumes to participate in the festival that annually transforms The Strand area into Victorian Era England.

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Visitors to Dickens on The Strand braved rainy weather to be transported back to 19th Century England.  Because of the inclement weather, event organizers waived admission fees and announced that the event would be held again next weekend.