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Members of the Galveston Islamic Center will donate 15 containers of ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner to St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church for distribution to members of the congregation on Nov. 20.
DICKINSON — A dedication planned for Saturday of statues honoring the city's founders will be held rain or shine, Dickinson Historical Society said this week.
TEXAS CITY — Galveston Bay is open to all marine traffic, according to a statement from the leaders of efforts to clean up an oil spill that shutdown one of the nation’s biggest ports for several days.
GALVESTON — Finding himself in a room Tuesday with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen saw an opportunity to make a pitch for a way to protect Galveston from future disasters.
Marine vessel traffic still is limited to daylight hours, and ships and barges going through the channels are monitored for oil in area channels, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.
TEXAS CITY — U.S. Coast Guard officials on Wednesday issued a “clarification” about recreational boating traffic after a statement issued by the Galveston County Health District caused some confusion.
TEXAS CITY — After three days at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, the Texas City “Y” Unified Command is on the move again. Most of the command’s assets are set to move to the Galveston Island Convention Center early this morning.
LEAGUE CITY — A seminar at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center that has been advertised with mailed invitations using the official League City logo has no relation with the city, a city official said.
SPACE CENTER HOUSTON — Local and international educators will gather today for the 20th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference at Space Center Houston, where journalist Dan Rather will speak about his experience covering spaceflight.
The use of breath alcohol ignition device on vehicles by those accused of driving while intoxicated is on the rise thanks to the hiring of a full-time compliance officer, county officials said.
GALVESTON — There will be controlled one-way traffic Friday on the Pelican Island Bridge, Galveston County Navigation District No. 1, which manages the drawbridge, said.
GALVESTON — An anonymous complaint to the city’s fraud line led to a discussion by the council about the cost of a pair of office chairs purchased by the city.
GALVESTON — The Galveston City Council approved a zoning change to a piece of land of Seawall Boulevard that could lead to the construction of a five-plus story building.
LEAGUE CITY — Despite a 7-1 vote last month to approve funding to support a charity event that will feature rocker Ted Nugent, Councilman Dennis O’Keeffe didn’t want to let the issue drop.
LEAGUE CITY — The League City Police Department has openings for nine officers. Those looking to join the ranks of the fourth safest city in Texas’ police department can sign up to take the Civil Service Exam next month.
LEAGUE CITY — Council members Tuesday welcomed Queenell Fox as the city’s new human resources director. She replaces Iisha Patterson, who resigned to take a job in the private sector.
GALVESTON — Starting today, passengers disembarking from cruise ships in Galveston will have to pay importation taxes on alcohol and cigarettes bought abroad.