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Galveston County received welcome sunshine and mild temperatures today, following yesterday’s heavy rains that created street flooding, isolated tornadoes and power outages in some spots. The needed rain over the past two days brought amounts ranging from 3.66 inches in Santa Fe, 3.07 inches…

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Triumph and tragedy are typical. Calmness and chaos are common. The men and women of emergency medical services encounter people at what is often the most helpless and vulnerable moment of their lives. While it’s often challenging and emotional work, being there for you when things go wrong …

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A driver accused of being intoxicated made headlines in late April when he plowed through traffic traveling along Seawall Boulevard before hitting a mother and daughter who were walking by and striking three parked cars.

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A sure sign of the changing season is the appearance of annual hurricane preparedness meetings. This year’s round kicked off in League City last Saturday and continues with a meeting in Santa Fe this evening (see link). Other meetings will be in Galveston on Saturday, Friendswood on June 1 a…

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The Texas House of Representatives passed an anti-cyberbullying bill on Friday, bringing new rules that would crack down on online harassment of Texas teenagers one step closer to passage.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality should follow an administrative judge’s recommendation and require water testing by a company seeking to dump treated wastewater into a tributary flowing in Dickinson Bayou.

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With precipitation levels running below normal for four of the first five months, 2017 can hardly be characterized as wet. However, there is a distinct difference in overall moisture levels so far this year between the mainland parts of the County, Galveston Island and areas near the coast.

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The past several years have been full of significant achievements at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center. National Pet Week, May 7-13, is a great opportunity to highlight some of the ways your support allows us to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of loving pets.

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State and local officials are advising drivers to consider alternative routes when possible and allow extra time to get to destinations to accommodate the Texas Department of Transportation’s plans to close parts of Interstate 45 this weekend.

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Robin Hood may be a hero in a favorite children’s tale, but to parents, teachers and communities with the unusual combination of both high property values and high percentages of economically disadvantaged students, Robin Hood is a villain from which local school officials are seeking relief.

  • By RON MASTERS
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Julie Masters is passionate about her family, her faith and the city of Dickinson. No one knows this better than me, her husband. I have seen Julie work countless hours on projects and grants, we have postponed or canceled vacations for city or civic commitments, and I have witnessed her man…

  • By JACK HORNE
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As a longtime resident of Dickinson, I want to remind citizens of Dickinson of problems we continue to deal with. I was a Dickinson businessman for over 27 years, served on city council, a director of North Galveston Chamber of Commerce and served on the Dickinson Economic Development Commit…

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Federal lawmakers should grant a small concession to Texas’ struggling shrimp industry, rather than delivering to it another blow for very little good reason.

  • By JOE WILBURN
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As you know it is election season in the city of Dickinson. I have been asked on numerous occasions why I am running for mayor in Dickinson. Several residents have stated that I am running because I was denied a permit for a project in the city of Dickinson. These comments are simply not acc…

  • By RONA SMITH
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The May 6 election is one of the most important in the history of the College of the Mainland. Like many other people, I am voting for Arnetta Henderson for College of the Mainland board of trustees Position 7 At Large. Arnetta is running for this position because she is committed to restori…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Recreational red snapper anglers took another hit on Tuesday when NOAA Fisheries announced that the 2017 Gulf of Mexico federal red snapper recreational seasons open for the private angling and federally permitted for-hire components on June 1, 2017, at 12:01 a.m., local time.

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Pregnant women are among the most vulnerable to the Zika virus. But a recent survey completed by University of Texas Medical Branch researchers says that many women might not be aware of all the ways they can be infected with the virus.

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Another upper-level system due to impact the area late Tuesday into Wednesday may bring more precipitation to Galveston County than the storms that roared through Texas Saturday night, producing a deadly tornado in Canton, Texas along with strong winds and heavy rains across a large portion …

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Dickinson recently had five student-athletes sign their letters of intent to colleges for basketball: Jarian Spells — Western Texas College in Snyder, Jaylon Simpson — Central Christian College of Kansas, Davion Rollins — Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, Taderek Smith — Hocking College …