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The Galveston County Daily News: Clear Lake Shores

July 23, 2016

Clear Lake Shores

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Some relief in sight, but will it be enough?

Chances for meaningful rainfall will be increasing for Galveston County over the next 2-5 days. This is good news as Galveston has received less than ½ inch of precipitation so far this month (2 ½ inches less than would be anticipated by July 23). League City has fared a little better with 1.55 inches of rain since July 1. That still is almost 2 inches below normal for this point in the month.

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Wednesday 07/20/2016
Sexual assault victims are not alone
Posted: July 20, 2016

Have you ever wondered how you can help a sexual assault survivor? If you would like to make a difference in the life of a survivor, please join us July 30 at our seventh annual Casino for Cause in the Davison Ballroom at the Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. For more information, call 409-443-0523, or visit www.rccgc.org.

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Tax assessor-collector's office wants to offer boat registration, titling
Posted: July 20, 2016

A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program allows local tax offices to keep 10 percent of the registration and titling fees collected in return for taking on the extra duties.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Dog racing plan is just a stalling tactic
Posted: July 18, 2016

An agreement struck recently between dog track operators and The Texas Greyhound Association, which represents dog breeders and kennel operators, and approved by the Texas Racing Commission was meant to accomplish one thing.

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Rains unlikely to make much impact as the heat continues
Posted: July 18, 2016

Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up again today as a combination of fairly deep Gulf moisture and heating created a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the rains have been sporadic and amounts overall have been fairly light over most of the area. Even a 0.32 inch downpour this morning at Scholes Field and a 0.08 inch shower there yesterday, left the Island with a 2 inch rainfall deficit for the month compared to what would be expected. Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service at League City still had a meagre 0.02 inches of rain for the first 17 days of the month.

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Tuesday 07/12/2016
Court rulings can't solve the real oyster problem
Posted: July 12, 2016

A rare bit of good news arrived last week for Galveston Bay oyster harvesters with a ruling by the Third Texas Court of Appeals that an exclusive lease between a navigation district and one company for about 23,000 acres of oyster beds was illegal.

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Monday 07/11/2016
Galveston County judge busing law enforcement to Dallas funeral
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 11:20 pm

County Judge Mark Henry is providing transportation for local law enforcement officers to attend today's memorial service for Dallas police officers killed last week.

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July off to the driest start in 20 years
Posted: July 11, 2016

No need to state the obvious. This month, so far, has been drier and hotter than normal. The official NWS recording station at Scholes Field measured only a trace of rain through the first 10 days of the month. The last time the first third of July was so dry was in 1996, when absolutely no rain was reported for the first third of the month. The same situation holds for the National Weather Service Office in League City, where only 0.02 inch of rain was measured for the first ten days this month.

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Friday 07/08/2016
Monthly prayer breakfast to feature Friendswood ISD superintendent
Posted: July 08, 2016

The monthly Friendswood Prayer Breakfast will feature Trish Hanks, the superintendent of Friendswood Independent School District, at 7:10 a.m. July 23 at New Life Fellowship, 104 Whispering Pines Ave. in Friendswood. She will speak on a “Message from the Heart.”

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Wednesday 07/06/2016
County approves $65K extra for sheriff's vehicle maintenance
Posted: July 06, 2016

The commissioners court voted Tuesday to spend $65,000 more than they budgeted for repair and maintenance on sheriff's office vehicles through the end of the budget year, which ends Sept. 30.

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