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If you’re going to stay for a hurricane, you’ll need to be prepared for weeks of sweltering humidity without electricity, so having a reliable generator can help you stay cool, calm and connected.

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Staying connected on the road means having to charge phone and laptop computer batteries, and one simple device can keep you in the loop.

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Sometime about Sept. 14, 2008, a lot of people who’d stayed for Hurricane Ike made a depressing discovery: All the emergency water they’d run into their bathtubs had leaked out.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, even people in Jeeps with snorkel kits attached were driving around on four weak links — the tires.

 

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Seven miles offshore of Jamaica Beach, the state is building an artificial reef that will develop into a teeming fish habitat — the first of its kind in public waters near Galveston Island.

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Thirty Santa Fe residents — among the students, parents, teachers, administrators and emergency responders — came to the state capital on Thursday to speak with Abbott at the third day of his school safety roundtable, an expert panel he announced hours after the shooting happened.

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the accused shooter in the mass killing at Santa Fe High School, was in violation of a school district dress code — one meant to prevent students from concealing weapons — when he wore a trench coat on campus May 18.

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Following Friday's fatal shooting at Santa Fe High School, several local experts were invited to speak at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's roundtable discussion on gun violence and possible legislative solutions.

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The Gulf Coast chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering its Disaster Distress Helpline to people suffering with emotional distress such as overwhelming anxiety, trouble sleeping and other depression-like symptoms after mass shooting Friday in Santa Fe.

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Over 700 Dickinson students walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas on Tuesday night. Students were adorned with regalia, honors stoles and a green ribbon in honor of Santa Fe during commencement at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Early in the school year,…

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We don’t suggest that putting metal detectors in all schools would prevent all mass killings. We certainly don’t suggest it’s the only security measure area school districts should consider in the aftermath of a shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead and many others wounded.

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Today is Election Day in runoffs from the party primaries held March 5. In parts of Galveston County, Republican voters are choosing a county commissioner and party precinct chairs.

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With Friday’s deadly school shooting, Santa Fe, Texas, is at the center of the media universe. And by extension, so is Galveston County and the state of Texas. This is our moment to help others — both in the past and future — on how to best deal with such a tragic and human crisis.

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School administrators, lawmakers, school safety experts and law enforcement, including Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady, will attend roundtable discussions this week in Austin to discuss gun safety and school and community preparedness.

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Specious arguments, it seems, are a natural byproduct of terrible events such as the shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School in which eight children and two adults were shot dead and more than a dozen others were wounded.

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Following Friday’s school shooting at Santa Fe High School, most of us in Galveston County are feeling mad, hurt, confused and noticeably numb. Professionals will say this is normal. But what is not normal is the reason for the why.

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Mr. Shooter, I am not going to mention your name in relation to the deadly and repulsive event you wrought at Santa Fe High School. You do not deserve this acknowledgment in neither my eyes nor ink.

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It should have been just another beautiful spring day on the Texas coast. It should have been a day for high school students and their teachers to think about the coming summer break. All the dread should have been about final exams, the outcome of those state-mandated tests that had seemed …

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Some crying, others silent, hundreds of community members stood closely together in an open field near the Texas First Bank and clutched candles and red roses in remembrance of the Santa Fe shooting victims.

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In the aftermath of a mass shooting that left 10 dead and another 10 injured, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday said that legislators should act to prevent further mass shootings from happening in Texas.

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Just hours after at least 10 people were shot and killed at Santa Fe High School, organizations and community members across Galveston County are setting up fundraising efforts, blood drives and vigils.

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, who police have named as the suspect in a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, had photos of guns and shirts emblazoned with the words “Born to Kill” on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

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Just hours after at least nine people were shot and killed at Santa Fe High School, President Donald Trump said that mass shootings have been "going on too long in our country."

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With tears brimming in her eyes, Dickinson Independent School District Superintendent Vicki Mims reflects on her almost 40-year-career as an educator and an administrator.

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Sea Star Base Galveston will have its Meet a Mariner Day event at noon May 19 in the Commodore Room of the base at 7509 Broadway in Galveston.

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The Petco Foundation is teaming up with Victoria Stilwell to honor Unsung Heroes for their lifesaving efforts on behalf of animals. Bayou Animal Service’s Adoption Coordinator Sarah Saunders is among the finalists for the award.

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Just because someone is accused of drunken driving because of a failed Breathalyzer test doesn’t mean it’s a slam-dunk case, say several Galveston County legal experts who call into question the effectiveness of the devices.

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Wildlife volunteers this weekend found the first local sea turtle nests of the 2018 nesting season last Friday at Surfside Beach in Brazoria County, Texas A&M University at Galveston announced on Monday.

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April was exceedingly pleasant in Galveston County with relatively cool temperatures, plenty of sunshine and fairly low humidity levels. What also distinguished April weather it had a cooler monthly average temperature than March; a circumstance so unusual that we have to go back to 1938 to …

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May is the month of sunshine and flowers, birds singing in the wind, and the celebration of the mother figures in our lives, who so unselfishly provide love and support. While we take the time to celebrate and reflect on the support that we sometimes take for granted, we must remember there …