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Galveston County is ending agreements that allowed the Galveston Park Board of Trustees to manage three parks on the island, raising questions about who will operate and the maintain the parks.

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It is now time to switch from watching the eclipse to the locally least favorite late summer pastime —watching the Gulf of Mexico for tropical activity.

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The body in Bayou Vista on Friday was Jessica McDonald, the woman who had gone missing days before, the Galveston County Sheriffs Office confirmed on Monday.

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Galveston County community college students will return to school next week to new handgun policies that allow people with proper licenses to carry concealed handguns on campus.

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More and more Galveston County school districts are filing paperwork to become Districts of Innovation as officials praise the flexibility the status conveys, but some educators worry the program will lower hiring standards for teachers.

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The Texas Legislature's special session ended last week, and local legislators say they think Galveston County benefited from the extra 29 days spent in Austin so far this year.

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I’ve had a number of questions about the time of Monday’s eclipse locally. We should begin seeing partial effects of the eclipse by 11:48 am, with the eclipse reaching its zenith (about 2/3 of the sun obscured by the moon) around 1:19 pm and the sun returning to its normal, full brilliance around 2:47 pm in Galveston.

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Trustees Monday approved a budget for the school year that started Aug. 16 that will feature $49.95 million in revenues to the same amount in expenses, records show.

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One year after two Galveston County school districts failed to meet state standards, every county district got passing marks in the most recent Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability results.

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Summer has definitely tightened its grip on Southeast Texas, though increased wind speeds, a few more clouds and a somewhat elevated chance for scattered thundershowers may make the heat a little more bearable over the next 2-3 days. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next week and beyond sug…

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The health care industry is undergoing massive change, with a focus on reduced cost, improved health outcomes and enhanced customer experience. Although we all agree on the goals, it does not mean this change is easy. The members of the community that rely on Gulf Coast Center for services k…

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Rancho Mexican Restaurant is getting a business incentive grant for $12,000 for building a new restaurant, creating more jobs and adding to the city’s tax base. The incentive is part of a Chapter 380 agreement, a state program that allows cities to offer loans and grants to promote economic development and to stimulate business and commercial activity.

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The unseasonably mild weather Galveston County residents have been enjoying lately came to a sweltering end Friday when the National Weather Service issued its third heat advisory of the summer.

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A bill that would require Texas doctors to get explicit permission from patients before placing a do-not-resuscitate order moved closer to passage in the Texas Legislature on Thursday. 

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR. Correspondent
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While many local high school tennis teams are still in their planning stages, the Friendswood Mustangs once again are already in playing mode.

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Prosecutors in Oklahoma will seek the death penalty for William Lewis Reece, the man charged in the 1997 killings of Jessica Cain and Laura Smither.

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It simply cannot be overstated. Galveston County is extraordinarily lucky to have a Community Health Center as modern, well-equipped and beautiful as Coastal Health & Wellness. Our two clinics, in Texas City and Galveston, rival and often surpass many private practices. In fact, our new …

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The state’s windstorm insurer of last resort will increase premium rates by 5 percent in 2018 despite firm opposition from several state legislators and Galveston County residents.

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Tropical Storm Emily spun up overnight from a 1,011 millibar low along a lingering frontal boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. The main threat from Emily will be heavy rains over Florida as the system tracks east across the state toward the Atlantic. While not entirely unexpected, Emily is a goo…

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The county sheriff’s office has been approved to partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a program that will allow certain sheriff’s deputies to investigate people’s immigration status.

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Weather during the last half of July is often fairly benign in Galveston County. Weather systems over the country tend to be quite sluggish this time of year, with persistent high pressure and minimal impact from frontal systems that tend to stall to our north. So, barring the occasional tro…

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Voters in November 2013 approved $7.71 million for road improvements on Mary Ann Drive, Shadow Bend Avenue, Townes Road, Winding Road, Woodlawn Drive and Blackhawk Boulevard.

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Friendswood’s long practice of not charging residents for ambulance rides and emergency medical care is not sustainable and amounts to a lucrative public subsidy for private insurance companies, city officials say.

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Galveston County was one of more than two dozen agencies to receive funding for anti-terrorism programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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On April 11, 1842, an itinerant printer and adventurer named Samuel Bangs pulled a single sheet of paper off a hand-cranked press he’d installed in rented space in downtown Galveston, launching The Daily News. The articles, photographs and illustrations collected here chronicle and commemora…

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The Constitution gives the president the power to grant a pardon to anyone, including himself, for offenses against the United States; therefore, the current investigation is a waste of time and taxpayer's money.

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A major redistricting trial that began in San Antonio on Monday could bring changes to congressional districts around the state, including the one that represents Galveston County.