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Under increasing financial pressure, more than 240 school districts across the state have applied to waive the state-mandated requirement to maintain a student-to-teacher ratio of 22 to 1 in all classes from kindergarten through fourth grade, according to data released by the Texas Education…

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An announcement that the White House would only seek $44 billion in its next round of disaster aid for hurricane ravaged parts of the country disappointed some state leaders on Friday. 

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A group of university and government scientists will attempt to estimate the number of red snapper that live in the Gulf of Mexico, in a study that could potentially effect the future of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing laws.

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With mild weather and plenty of sunshine, it should come as no surprise that the first 15 days of November have given us much warmer and drier conditions than normal. Temperatures in League City are averaging a whopping 7.8 degrees above normal through the first half of this month and they a…

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Did you know that every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect in Texas? Every day, 52 children enter foster care in Texas, totaling over 19,000 children in 2016.

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I have been connected to The Jesse Tree since its inception in 1995. As a person of faith and a registered nurse, I care about the charitable work in Galveston County. Is The Jesse Tree on your prayer list? Is your congregation making regular financial contributions or volunteering? The Jess…

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Sunday’s and Monday’s high temperatures of 83° in Galveston respectively tied for the all-time daily record highs for those dates. Meanwhile, League City-Dickenson sweltered in 88° heat as November temperatures run 13.5° warmer than would be expected at that location for the first week of November.

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Galveston County school district officials told state lawmakers Monday they are worried about Hurricane Harvey’s lingering effects on district finances and accountability ratings.

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While much of the rally takes place on The Strand, Galveston’s historic tourist shopping street, a lot of the foot traffic stays outside the stores and in the roadways, where attendees can find dozens of vendors and thousands of motorcycles. But other shop owners feel just the opposite, and those who sell beer out of their storefront windows said the weekend is great for business.

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After a day of meeting with federal officials in Washington D.C., Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said some money for Texas Hurricane Harvey recovery projects could be designated for the state before Thanksgiving.

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Some people displaced by Hurricane Harvey find themselves searching for accommodations this week as hotels prepare for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to arrive for the Lone Star Rally.

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Texas' environmental agency has officials requested that tens of millions in local projects be funded by the Restore Act, a federal fund created after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

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The clock is ticking if you want coverage next year through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Not only is it ticking, the clock is considerably shorter than prior years.

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This weekend’s cold front brought the chilliest weather of the season so far. In fact, the 37 degree low in League City on Saturday was the coldest temperature at that location since Jan. 29 (thanks in part to abnormally warm weather in February and March), while the 49 degree low in Galvest…

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There is an old saying, “What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander!” That doesn’t seem to be true today.

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A reinforcing push of cool, dry air brought 35-mph gusts to Galveston yesterday morning and ensured that the cool weather that roared into the County over the weekend will continue. Sunny skies and low humidity levels are likely to persist for most of this week, with only a modest warm-up li…

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a $36.5 billion relief bill, which will send more money to Texas to help recover from Hurricane Harvey, but has been criticized by some Texas leaders for not being enough.

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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus added hundreds of items to the list of things he wants Texas state representatives to get done before the Legislature meets again in 2019.

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I really appreciate Margaret Canavan's columns on the conservation of Galveston's trees. I was especially impressed with the article ("Trees are proof that we can learn from history," The Daily News, Oct. 23) that reported on the concerted effort by several city, county and private groups to…

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Hurricane Harvey has exacerbated an already steep shortage in labor in some construction trades, leading to price increases and lengthy delays, according to industry experts.

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Near ideal autumn weather continued yesterday as cool temperatures finally brought a real touch of fall. Temperatures dipped well into the 50’s overnight across inland areas of the County and a 61° low yesterday morning in Galveston was the coolest temperature there since a 60° degree readin…

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Initial assessments in Galveston County have not found widespread road damage from Hurricane Harvey, but problems caused by the extreme flooding could appear later, engineers and city officials familiar with major floods said.

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A deadline for people who were harmed by Hurricane Harvey to apply for low-interest disaster recovery loans is approaching.

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Crews this week began renovations of a complex that will house people fleeing domestic violence, three years after the proposed project became a source of contention among residents of a nearby neighborhood who cited safety issues and fears about property values.

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Currently, October, 2017 is on track to become the warmest October since observations began in 1871, possibly surpassing October, 2006 and last October as the first or second warmest ever.

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Several of the state’s insurance associations are upset after comments by the newly appointed “recovery czar” about how agents have been handling Hurricane Harvey claims.

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Texas law gives several protections to apartment renters whose homes were flooded in Hurricane Harvey, but many landlords for the first time are using special provisions to make residents leave on short notice, legal experts said.