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One of the bills Gov. Greg Abbott has said is priority during the special session calls for the elimination of local rules "regulating what property owners do with trees on private lands." The bill threatens tree preservation laws in dozens of Texas cities, including Galveston, Dickinson and League City.

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A Dickinson man has been charged with one count of stalking and two counts of criminal trespass after police investigated accusations that he harassed a female acquaintance, police said.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6378 in Dickinson and Paws Grooming and Peticure hosted a pet adoption event in support of Bayou Animal Services on Saturday. The event featured microchipping, vendors, food and music as well as a number of animals in search of their new home.

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On April 11, 1842, an itinerant printer and adventurer named Samuel Bangs pulled a single sheet of paper off a hand-cranked press he’d installed in rented space in downtown Galveston, launching The Daily News. The articles, photographs and illustrations collected here chronicle and commemora…

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Dickinson Independent School District’s Board of Trustees are staring at the possibility of passing a $9.1 million budget deficit as a means of coping with a growing student population, officials said.

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A major redistricting trial that began in San Antonio on Monday could bring changes to congressional districts around the state, including the one that represents Galveston County.

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July has begun on a very different note than June. Through the first six days of June, Galveston had already received 4.14 inches of rain. By contrast, no rain has been reported at either Scholes Field in Galveston or the National Weather Service Office in League City.

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The owner of a staffing company providing temporary labor to marine businesses in Texas and elsewhere was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for not paying employment taxes.

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Recently, on the front page in bold headlines you draw attention to the distractions on Seawall Boulevard as a possible cause of fatalities on FM 3005 ("A Deadly Stretch," The Daily News, July 3). While this draws much attention to the problem, there are few facts that validate “distraction”…

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Officials with the state’s windstorm insurer of last resort say they are optimistic that funding is sufficient to cover most catastrophes this hurricane season, pointing to strong financial management and the absence of major storms to strike the Texas coast in the past few years.

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Does racial profiling exist? The answer to this question will vary depending on who you ask. If you ask this question to a police chief or police officer the answer would be no. If you ask this to most black males ranging from teens to adults the answer will most likely be a yes.

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Seven years ago I saw posters “Obamacare is killing grandma.” Since then we had several attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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More showers rolled across the already soggy coastal areas of Galveston County this morning. Even before these latest rains, Galveston had measured 9.22 inches of rain, giving the Island city its wettest June since 2004 when 10.98 inches of rain were recorded. While inland areas of the Count…

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The Pilot Club of Dickinson is sponsoring a children's parade on the Fourth of July. All children age 12 and younger are eligible to participate.

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After earning a state Junior Olympics championship last month, 15-year-old Jeremiah Cortez from Dickinson is looking to continue to climb the youth boxing ladder as he enters competition against a highly diverse set of competitors at nationals today.

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first tropical storm since 2015 to near the Texas coast, made landfall early Thursday morning, but left a less-than-lasting impression on the Galveston County area.

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Dickinson Independent School District’s Board of Trustees announced plans to build a new ninth grade center with leftover bond funds and fund balance to support a fast-growing student population.

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The worst of Tropical Storm Cindy’s effects were forecast to happen in the early morning hours. Officials in Jamaica Beach and Galveston warned that some roads might become impassible until tides recede.

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Coast Guard crews provided pumps for a sinking shrimp trawler and helped bring it into Freeport after it called for help early Wednesday.

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This morning, Tropical Storm Cindy is a disorganized storm that is still producing 60-mph hour sustained winds over sections of the Gulf of Mexico. The center is located around 200 miles southeast of Galveston with the storm currently tracking to the northwest at 8-mph. The latest thinking i…

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first named tropical storm to appear in the Gulf of Mexico this year, formed on Tuesday, and Galveston County is among the places on the Texas Coast that could feel its effects in coming days.

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The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy. A Tropical Storm Warning extends west from Louisiana to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch from High Island to San Luis Pass and the west end of Galveston County. At 1 p.m., CDT, Cindy was centered near 25.4…

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The 10 a.m. CDT update from the National Hurricane Service has extended Tropical Storm Warnings west to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch has been extended across Galveston Island to San Luis Pass. This reflects uncertainty on how far to the west the system will track before making its …

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The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for part of the Louisiana coast, with a storm watch in effect from west of Intracoastal City, Louisiana to High Island.

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Although not technically a tropical storm yet, the National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southeast Louisiana coast and a Tropical Storm Watch from southwest Louisiana to High Island, Texas. At 4 pm, the center of Potential Tropical Storm #3 was located 380 mil…