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Friday was the ballot application deadline for candidates intending to run for open positions in local races for the May 6 elections in Galveston County.

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  • By STAN BLAZYK
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An upper-level disturbance tracking east across Texas and northern Mexico will keep showers and occasional thunderstorms around for most of the day. Although the bulk of the precipitation is expected to move out some time this evening, there is a chance that parades scheduled tonight in Galv…

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Vocational Guidance Services is preparing for its seventh annual Talent Has No Boundaries job fair for people with mental and physical disabilities. This job fair will showcase the skills and talents of workers with disabilities who represent a diverse and vibrant talent pool for hire.

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush told state legislators Thursday that he planned to meet with President Donald Trump's administration to advocate for federal funding to build a protective hurricane barrier along the Texas coast.

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The state’s windstorm insurer of last resort has yet to pay many millions of dollars to school districts, cities and a community college for Hurricane Ike damage because of an appraisal clause in their contracts, an attorney representing the districts and cities said.

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Heart disease is America’s leading cause of death and the statistics are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease contributes to about 610,000 deaths every year in the United States. That’s approximately one in every four deaths.

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  • By STAN BLAZYK
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On the final day of the month, it appears likely that this month will be the warmest January in Galveston since 1950. The 62.6° average for Galveston (unlikely to change much with today’s mild weather) will also rank as the 4th warmest ever for the Island. League City, with a 60.3° average (…

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The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Friday warned area residents of a phone scam that involves callers posing as representatives of the department.

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As part of The Mary Kay Foundation’s annual shelter grants program, local women’s shelter Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout …

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  • By STAN BLAZYK
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A Gale Warning for gusts up to 50-mph has been issued for Galveston Bay and off-shore waters on Sunday. In addition, a Wind Advisory is effect for Galveston County with winds of 20-30 mph expected and gusts to 35-mph (or higher right along the coast).

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Wednesday was the first day for candidates to apply for a spot on ballots for the May 6 election. A number of cities and school districts in Galveston County plan to hold elections this year.

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Asserting the paperwork was incomplete, the Galveston County Board of Pilot Commissioners took no action Friday on applications from seven federally licensed pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports, a decision that may have delayed a lawsuit over how that work is controlled.

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A potentially contentious hearing is set for today before the Board of Pilot Commissioners on seven applications from federally licensed pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports.

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Attorneys for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice filed a lawsuit in Galveston’s federal court Tuesday against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its seizure of drugs sometimes used in the lethal injections given to death-row inmates.

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  • By STAN BLAZYK
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Rainfall of slightly over an inch in Galveston on December 31st, placed December, 2016 in the record books as the wettest December since official observations began in 1871. Temperatures this past month also were well above normal, with the monthly average running 6.0° above normal in League…

  • By KATHY BARROSO
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The end of the year is typically the time we reflect on the past and look forward to setting and achieving future goals. At the Galveston County Health District, we’ve spent much of the past year looking ahead and planning for ways in which we can work to improve the health of our community …

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A hearing is set for Jan. 25 on two motions in an ongoing lawsuit between maritime groups and the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports over tariff rate increases.

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San Luis Resort wins annual ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

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The Galveston Bay Foundation has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency, the responsible companies and other stakeholders on the San Jacinto River Waste Pits since this site was placed on the Superfund list in 2008. We are calling for removal of the dioxin wastes, rather than …