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Reigning District 24-6A champion Dickinson found the bi-district competition tougher than expected, initially. But a strong second half, powered by a stringent defense and a balanced offense, was enough to carry the Gators to a 71-52 win over Alief Elsik Tuesday in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

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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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The Dickinson track team made clear they would be a force to be reckoned with this season, as the girls were the top finishing overall team and the boys were third overall at the Brown Relays held Saturday at Pasadena ISD’s Auxiliary Stadium.

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The two incumbents for the open spots on the Dickinson Independent School District Board of Trustees were the only ones to file by Friday's 5 p.m. deadline, district officials said.

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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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In December, Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Co., awarded $4,200 in grants to two first responders in Galveston County for equipment and emergency notification needs through the 2016 Helping Heroes program. The Helping Heroes grants were awarded at the Flint Hills Resources Houston f…

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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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As a constitutionally free nation, America has for a period of time been experiencing the politics of hatred and social divisiveness. We have seemingly become a nation of tangled political squabbling nationalities. Instead of a nation of citizens that all share pride and patriotism in its co…

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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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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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On Friday, the Dickinson Gators fended off a tough challenge from the Clear Lake Falcons to log a 59-54 win in front of their home fans to improve to 9-0 in District 24-6A. Of Dickinson’s nine district wins, Friday’s was the sixth to be decided by five or less points and the eighth win by just single digits

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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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In response to Harold Raley's column ("Origins or abilities?" The Daily News, Jan. 22): What a great explanation for a word I did not recognize but certainly knew the implications of in our current society. Thank you for your insight, and I hope everyone took advantage of the opportunity to …

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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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The Friendswood Mustangs did all they could behind a stellar 33-point performance by senior Griffin Schneider, but blew a 12-point lead in the final 4 minutes of the fourth quarter, and the Dickinson Gators went on to win, 73-70, to remain undefeated in District 24-6A, Tuesday at Friendswood High School.

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This great country became my home when I chose to be part of the American noble-minded spirit that delivered the country of my birth from the shackles of the Nazi regime and helped us to stand up against the oppression of communism.

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On Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified. Amendment I consisted of freedom of religion, speech, and the press, and the rights of assembly and petition. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the fre…

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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.