• By ANA M. RODRIGUEZ
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Many men and women who have been infected with HPV never develop any health problems, but, for some, the infection can lead to various types of cancers and genital warts.

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Local educators Friday were calling a Texas Education Agency release of school report cards for the 2016-17 school year an unnecessary rehash of already published data that achieved nothing but confusion.

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Although somewhat unlikely, we find ourselves in a winter pattern this morning similar to those that have produced sleet or snow in Galveston County over the years. One major difference is that temperatures are running 5-10 degrees warmer than is typical for such snow or sleet events over So…

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A Mississippi-based fitness company is suing a Galveston couple, asserting they used trade secrets garnered when the husband was an employee to start a new island fitness club.

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Galveston County officials’ efforts to plan a new bridge to Pelican Island received a boost recently when the Texas Department of Transportation pushed a critical deadline back by six months, but the move has left several commissioners and one area businessman debating the best way to procee…

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The stifling defense and big-play ability of the Cypress-Fairbanks Bobcats were too much for underdogs Friendswood, as the Mustangs fell, 45-14, in Friday’s Region III-6A, Division II regional semifinal game at TDECU Stadium.

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There has been an increase in the number of reported cases of flu in Galveston County this year, at a rate that has county health officials urging people to get their seasonal shots.

  • By SHANNON BURKE
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Little Sister Danica’s only wish was for a new pair of flip-flops. She has been wearing the same pair since late August, when floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey washed away every other pair of shoes that she, her two sisters and mother owned.

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In what has been an up-and-down season and surprise return to the third round of the playoffs for the Friendswood Mustangs, a bright spot throughout the year has been the remarkable season turned in by linebacker Jake Yurachek.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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Hitting clutch dagger after clutch dagger Tuesday night, senior guard Alex Dehoyos totaled a career high of 42 points (31 coming in the second half), to lead the Friendswood Mustangs in their home opener to a 75-64 win over the Baytown Sterling Rangers.

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The annual Dickens on the Strand is set for this coming weekend and the weather outlook couldn’t be better unless you are a stickler for authentic London style Christmas weather. High pressure building and a weak cold front building into North Texas should reinforce and maintain the dry, coo…

  • By KIM DIMMETT
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In the holiday rush, please don’t forget #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.

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Under the new proposed tax plan making its way through Congress, the group could give out fewer of those forms next year because, some worry, there will be less incentive to make donations.

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The deadline for people to apply for individual Hurricane Harvey assistance from the federal government is approaching.

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Under increasing financial pressure, more than 240 school districts across the state have applied to waive the state-mandated requirement to maintain a student-to-teacher ratio of 22 to 1 in all classes from kindergarten through fourth grade, according to data released by the Texas Education…

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Friendswood freshman quarterback Luke Grden had a stellar performance and cornerback Colton Halata had a game-changing play on defense to lead the Mustangs to a 35-14 win over Pearland Dawson on Friday at The Rig.

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An announcement that the White House would only seek $44 billion in its next round of disaster aid for hurricane ravaged parts of the country disappointed some state leaders on Friday. 

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A group of university and government scientists will attempt to estimate the number of red snapper that live in the Gulf of Mexico, in a study that could potentially effect the future of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing laws.

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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…

  • By KATHRYN HOLMES
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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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A Texas City industrial pressure washer company is suing several former employees over what it asserts was a conspiracy to use internal communications to steal clients for a newly formed company.

  • By JON COFFEY Correspondent
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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.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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Freshman quarterback Luke Grden, who started his first ever game going 9 of 13 for 183 yards and four touchdowns, leading Friendswood Mustangs to a gritty 40-16 win over the Alvin Yellowjackets on Friday night at Alvin Memorial Stadium.

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David Smith, an avid soccer enthusiast and former mayor of Friendswood, gets a soccer field named after him. Several residents questioned the move, while several council members praised Smith.

  • By MARY BETH MILLS
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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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Clara Harris, the Friendswood dentist who murdered her husband with a Mercedes-Benz sedan after finding him with his lover at a Nassau Bay hotel, will soon be released from prison.

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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.