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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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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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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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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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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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Mardi Gras revelers were met with overcast skies and temperatures in the 40s Sunday as the second weekend of Galveston's Mardi Gras came to a close. Thousands of beads were thrown during the three family-friendly parades. The Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade started…

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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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A King penguin chick hatched Feb. 2 at Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid in Galveston. The chick, the first to hatch since the renovation of the aquarium attraction, is being reared by Simone, a single and first-time penguin mom. 

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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…