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After a difficult 2017 fiscal year in which the Port of Galveston made about $2 million less than expected in revenues, officials with the public docks say they have been extremely conservative in projecting 2018 numbers.

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Galveston City Council on Thursday will determine whether the city takes over for the park board, its subsidiary, on maintenance and operations of most seawall beaches.

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The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a series of revisions to the 2015 Land Development Regulations. The land use document, which totally overhauled the city’s zoning rules, took four years to complete.

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Playing in their second District 23-5A game, the Tors overcame a slow start to take a 27-13 lead at the half to stay in control.

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Galveston Independent School District officials late Tuesday said they had completed an investigation into a fight at L.A. Morgan Elementary School and that disciplinary action had been taken.

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People repairing their homes from Hurricane Harvey damage have a chance to get some free advice for their this week.

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A holiday tradition once again lit up the entrance way to Galveston on Tuesday night, as the Tree of Lights on top of the Galveston County Daily News was illuminated ahead of the 2017 holidays.

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Drivers leaving Galveston could spend a lot of time creeping across the causeway because of a construction-related snarl that state officials say won’t end until the middle of March.

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Flip flops? All I want for Christmas is a change in services to those who need them. My husband still works, and I have multiple medical problems that need multiple visits to multiple physicians. He has taken me to many appointments, both here and on the mainland. I also see doctors at the M…

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  • By JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON The Galveston County Daily News
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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Nearly 50 years after making a donation that helped shape the future of Texas A&M University at Galveston, George P. Mitchell stands at attention near one of its newest buildings.

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Reducing the number of lanes on Broadway would significantly increase the usage of Harborside Drive by 2040, according to a study by transportation consulting company Goodman Corp.

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Three former workers are suing energy company Shell and several of its subsidiaries in Galveston courts over an oil rig that caught fire last month in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Port of Galveston’s governing board voted 6-0 Monday to make Port Canaveral’s Rodger Rees the next leader of the island’s public docks, agreeing to a yearly salary of $240,000.

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The only elevator in a building that houses State Rep. Wayne Faircloth’s local office will be out of order until March, property manager Doug Byerly said.

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Investigators Monday were looking into how a 24-year-old crew member went missing from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship underway at sea over the weekend.

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Catholic faithful participate in the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession along Broadway Boulevard to celebrate the appearance of the Virgin Mary to St. Juan Diego in the early 14th Century.

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The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau already knows where many of the island’s visitors are coming from, but soon the tourism group will know exactly where the visitors are going.

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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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Despite falling behind by as much as 24 points, the Ball High Tors gave themselves a chance to win in the end, but were unable to pull off the improbable comeback in a 71-65 loss at Clear Brook.

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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.

  • By KATHY VANDEWALLI
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Hopefully you saw the article (“Season of Need,” The Daily News, Dec. 1) about the Galveston County Salvation Army Angel Tree program — and the increased need for Angel adoptions due to Hurricane Harvey.

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Rev. Freda Marie Brown has resigned as the director of St. Vincent's House, a social service agency that serves local income people in Galveston.

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A water break estimated to cost Galveston a loss of up to 3 million gallons a year was a large portion of the amount that the city expects to lose annually, City Manager Brian Maxwell said.

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Nearly 50 years after making a donation that helped shaped the future of Texas A&M University at Galveston, George Mitchell stands at attention next to its new front door.

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Seventy-six years ago, the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor. Back then our military was ill-prepared and, with the surprise attack, the situation looked even worse. 

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In the story about girls joining the Boy Scouts ("Historic shift," The Daily News, Dec. 7), it seemed curious that according to Scout officials, the girls would join an all-girl Cub Scout den, while the boys will remain in all boy dens.

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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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This morning I jogged along the seawall bordering the last natural urban beach in Texas. This wide and expanding beach, flourishing with natural vegetation, is the only undeveloped beach area adjacent to an established residential area in Texas. Other folks strolled, jogged, biked, and playe…

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As Human Rights Day approaches on Sunday, let's take a moment to reflect on what this day means. After the atrocities of World War II, the international community reaffirmed that all human beings should be treated with dignity and respect in the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

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Five Galveston County Sheriffs Office deputies were reprimanded earlier this year, after state investigators determined they cheated while taking state-required training courses in 2015.

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The woman charged with setting a Galveston man on fire had been accused of harassing and threatening the victim for months and even of dousing him once before with lighter fluid, according to police records.

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Editor’s note: Hurricane Ike caused the loss of 40,000 trees on Galveston Island. The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy was formed to address that loss and has replaced over 16,000 through grant-funded plantings and giveaways.