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Next year, when we fly and wave our flag, honoring our veterans, less will be left of those who defended us in the past. But, sadly, there will be new heroes to remember. More will have died for us.

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With mild weather and plenty of sunshine, it should come as no surprise that the first 15 days of November have given us much warmer and drier conditions than normal. Temperatures in League City are averaging a whopping 7.8 degrees above normal through the first half of this month and they a…

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The Dickinson City Council on Wednesday made a group of appointments that the city hopes will help get money donated to the city for disaster relief into the hands of residents more quickly.

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The high-pressure defense and up-tempo pace of Dickinson was simply too much for an already short-handed Ball High team, as the Gators topped the Tors, 87-41, at home Tuesday.

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Did you know that every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect in Texas? Every day, 52 children enter foster care in Texas, totaling over 19,000 children in 2016.

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In what was their biggest contest of the season, the Dickinson Gators played arguably their best football of the year, en route to a 48-21 victory over the Clear Brook Wolverines on Friday night, to secure an appearance in the 2017 UIL State Playoffs.

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I have been connected to The Jesse Tree since its inception in 1995. As a person of faith and a registered nurse, I care about the charitable work in Galveston County. Is The Jesse Tree on your prayer list? Is your congregation making regular financial contributions or volunteering? The Jess…

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Sunday’s and Monday’s high temperatures of 83° in Galveston respectively tied for the all-time daily record highs for those dates. Meanwhile, League City-Dickenson sweltered in 88° heat as November temperatures run 13.5° warmer than would be expected at that location for the first week of November.

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Galveston County school district officials told state lawmakers Monday they are worried about Hurricane Harvey’s lingering effects on district finances and accountability ratings.

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While much of the rally takes place on The Strand, Galveston’s historic tourist shopping street, a lot of the foot traffic stays outside the stores and in the roadways, where attendees can find dozens of vendors and thousands of motorcycles. But other shop owners feel just the opposite, and those who sell beer out of their storefront windows said the weekend is great for business.

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After a day of meeting with federal officials in Washington D.C., Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said some money for Texas Hurricane Harvey recovery projects could be designated for the state before Thanksgiving.

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Some people displaced by Hurricane Harvey find themselves searching for accommodations this week as hotels prepare for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to arrive for the Lone Star Rally.

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Texas' environmental agency has officials requested that tens of millions in local projects be funded by the Restore Act, a federal fund created after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

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The clock is ticking if you want coverage next year through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Not only is it ticking, the clock is considerably shorter than prior years.

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I have worked with Sandra Tetley for four years in response to the National Park Service declaration that the historic Apollo Mission Control was being listed as an "endangered facility." Tetley assumed the government responsibility to "Save Mission Control" and I was proud to be a member of…

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This weekend’s cold front brought the chilliest weather of the season so far. In fact, the 37 degree low in League City on Saturday was the coldest temperature at that location since Jan. 29 (thanks in part to abnormally warm weather in February and March), while the 49 degree low in Galvest…

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A win for either team this week would be a boon for that team’s playoff hopes, while a loss pushes that team closer to the edge of missing out on the postseason.

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Meteorologists aren’t normally thought of as first responders. But as Harvey bore down on the Texas Coast, the meteorologists at the National Weather Service in League City found themselves in the literal center of the storm.

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On Monday, three members of the Galveston County Commissioners Court showed how much concern they have for Harvey victims — none — by refusing to give owners of flood-damaged homes the option of a reappraisal, making them pay property taxes for what they no longer have.

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A reinforcing push of cool, dry air brought 35-mph gusts to Galveston yesterday morning and ensured that the cool weather that roared into the County over the weekend will continue. Sunny skies and low humidity levels are likely to persist for most of this week, with only a modest warm-up li…

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a $36.5 billion relief bill, which will send more money to Texas to help recover from Hurricane Harvey, but has been criticized by some Texas leaders for not being enough.

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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus added hundreds of items to the list of things he wants Texas state representatives to get done before the Legislature meets again in 2019.

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Hurricane Harvey has exacerbated an already steep shortage in labor in some construction trades, leading to price increases and lengthy delays, according to industry experts.

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Near ideal autumn weather continued yesterday as cool temperatures finally brought a real touch of fall. Temperatures dipped well into the 50’s overnight across inland areas of the County and a 61° low yesterday morning in Galveston was the coolest temperature there since a 60° degree readin…

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Initial assessments in Galveston County have not found widespread road damage from Hurricane Harvey, but problems caused by the extreme flooding could appear later, engineers and city officials familiar with major floods said.

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A deadline for people who were harmed by Hurricane Harvey to apply for low-interest disaster recovery loans is approaching.

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The Clear Springs Chargers find themselves at 3-1 overall and so far, unbeaten in District 24-6A play at 2-0. The Dickinson Gators, on the other hand, are still searching for their first district victory, coming in at 2-2 overall but 0-2 in district competition.