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Car thefts increased 15 percent in Galveston County in 2017 as an international criminal gang made its way into the area from Houston, according to law officers battling auto crimes.

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Page Rander, president of the Clear Creek Independent School District board of trustees, is facing a challenger this May who argues the district hasn’t been fiscally responsible enough.

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With the Friendswood Mustangs and the Alvin Yellowjackets locked up at second place in District 24-6A, scoring chances were few and far between, as the district foes battled to a 0-0 draw Friday night at Alvin High School.

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As a member of the Friendswood Independent School District school board since 2008, I understand how important the values of honesty and integrity are to our communities. That's why I'm supporting Billy Enochs for Galveston County Commissioner of Precinct 4.

  • By RICHARD SASSON
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I have raised my family in Friendswood for the past 25 years. With my children grown, I have tried to give something back, joining many other Friendswood volunteers. It is heartening to see so many donate their time and talents improving the city with their only reward a better place for all…

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Moody National Bank filed a lawsuit against the Galveston County Republican Party Executive Committee this week, asking a district court judge to decide who is in control of the party's finances.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will close a portion Galveston Bay to commercial and recreational oystering starting Monday, the department said in a Thursday press release.

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Priests and faith leaders from Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston gathered on the seawall near 21st Street for the celebration of Ash Wednesday. This is the fifth year Trinity Episcopal Church has led an Ashes to Go service on the Seawall.

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Dense fog and mostly cloudy skies, along with cool to chilly temperatures have characterized our February weather so far.

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A budget released by the White House on Monday proposes cuts to a number of federal coastal programs, including one that has helped put tons of sand on Galveston's beaches in recent years.

  • By JENNIFER NEWTON
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According to the Texas School Survey, marijuana use among secondary students is increasing, with 38.2 percent of 12th-graders reporting that they have used marijuana at least once. Despite recent legalization movements in other states, marijuana remains a threat to public health and safety. …

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The U.S. Congress early Friday approved a massive budget agreement that includes almost $90 billion in disaster relief that will send more money to Texas to aid Hurricane Harvey recovery.

  • By JERRY L. ROSS
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I am supporting Mike Foreman for mayor of Friendswood. Mike and I worked together as NASA astronauts for nearly 15 years and our families both worship at Friendswood Methodist Church.

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A TV news report on Monday revealing the existence of a 2017 campaign finance complaint against Galveston County Judge Mark Henry on Tuesday led to a series of dirty tricks accusations.

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The National Weather Service on Tuesday said a tsunami alert sent to some phones in the Gulf Coast area was just a test, that was accidentally sent out.

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The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to gather input of the design of a highway project that will be completed on Interstate 45 between the Galveston Causeway and FM 1764.

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Friendswood police on Monday identified the man charged in connection to a shooting at apartment complex, and subsequent police chase, on Sunday.

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The proposed special election to fill Councilman Mike Foreman's seat would be the same day as the already scheduled May 5 election for a new mayor and two other council positions.

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A 23-year-old woman was injured in a shooting at a Friendswood apartment complex on Sunday morning, police said.

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A bipartisan group of Texas representatives on Friday sent a letter to the top leaders in the U.S. Senate to ask for action on stalled legislation that would send billions of dollars to states ravaged by hurricanes and other natural disasters last year.

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Galveston County residents in Bacliff and Bayview were asked to conserve water Wednesday after a water main break in that area of the county required emergency repairs.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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It's been a decade since the last time the 2017 District 24-6A champion Dickinson Gators champions beat the Friendswood Mustangs and the streak continued Friday night as the teams, behind great goal keeper efforts, settled for a 0-0 draw at Henry Winston Stadium.