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The effort to get a pardon for Jack Johnson is nothing new for some Galvestonians, who have spent years trying to draw national attention to the heavyweight champion boxer, and island native, who was convicted under a racist law in 1912.

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Several months after a University of Texas Medical Branch expert said the opioid crisis wasn’t as dire in Galveston County as elsewhere in the country, new data has changed her mind, she said.

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Congratulations and a giant thank you to Michael A. Smith for his editorial ("Texas City ISD's rally no cause for retaliation," The Daily News, April 21) endorsing the behavior of Texas City students who held a rally in support of their fellow students from Parkland, Fla.

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A Travis County judge ruled Tuesday in favor of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association in a longstanding lawsuit filed by five federal pilots seeking state licenses to guide vessels into local courts.

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For the past 105 years, the Rotary Club of Galveston has subscribed to the motto “Service Above Self.” And again this year, to raise monies that will directly benefit the Galveston community’s many vital humanitarian and educational projects and programs, the club will host its eighth annual…

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At a seminar recently, we were reminded that no child lives without risk to traumatic experiences. Whether it is chronic poverty in the community, a devastating flood, tornado, or hurricane, or an incidence of gun violence or death in the family, providing children with immediate and long-te…

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Two people were injured Tuesday when the SUV they were driving in left the roadway on Highway 6 and crashed into a roadside tree.

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Long ago, my English teacher taught me that it was grammatically incorrect to use a superlative with the word perfect (despite the snafu with the phrase “more perfect union” in the preamble to the constitution). However, one is sorely tempted to say that the weather this month has been as cl…

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Galveston County commissioners on Monday said they wanted the state agency that has so-far handled post-Harvey housing reconstruction to be less involved as the county moves on to planning it's long-term recovery from the storm.

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This Sunday is the Rotary Club of Galveston's eighth annual Rotary Crawfish Boil fundraiser! From noon to 4 p.m., you, your family and friends can look forward to a fun afternoon filled with live zydeco music, great food and wonderful fellowship — all taking place under the Big White Tent (b…

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I would like to recognize some of the significant achievements of Councilwoman Carolyn Sunseri, as I support Sunseri for a third and final term.

  • By ELDREGE LANGLINAIS
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In April 1947, I was 7 years old and in the second grade at our second-story Catholic school near my home in Port Neches, some 70 miles away.

  • By TONYA HEBERT
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Carolyn Sunseri has been on the Galveston City Council representing District 6 for the past four years. Since that time, I have seen more improvements throughout our island than I have seen in years past.

  • By CHRISTOPHER BERTINI
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The Texas City disaster survivors — what an amazing generation. Nothing could knock them down. Wait a minute! There is a great generation right now. Millennials.

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Unwinding after a long day at work and drinking moderate amounts of alcohol such as red wine might not be as healthy as researchers previously thought, according to a study released earlier this month.

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The Port of Galveston’s governing board Tuesday will consider final approval of $1.14 million in grants from the Galveston Industrial Development Corp. that will go toward improvements at a cruise terminal and a facilities assessment.

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Eight months after Hurricane Harvey, there’s been little public discussion in the county’s worst-flood cities about whether to change flood plain construction rules in the wake of the historic floods.

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Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.

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Friday night before Ball High’s 8-5 home win over Alvin Shadow Creek, it was long time Galveston baseball coach Gary Key’s day as the coach known for his energy, humor and outgoing, boisterous nature had his No. 44 retired at Tor Field.

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I am proud and honored to endorse Carolyn Sunseri for re-election to the Galveston City Council, District 6. I have known Carolyn for over 25 years and have found her to be an independent leader and thinker who exemplifies integrity, vision and an unwavering passion for Galveston.

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Galveston Independent School District officials are moving forward with plans to assess demographic trends and facility needs in preparation for a second bond election after the upcoming May vote.

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A line of well-wishers paraded through the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid on Thursday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the King penguins in the South Atlantic Penguin Exhibit. People wearing party hats and waving streamers sang “Happy Birthday” as they watched the penguins celebrate with…

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While some in U.S. House Freedom Caucus say they expect concessions from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy if he seeks to replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber might be more inclined to support him.

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The Rotary Club of Galveston celebrated the dedication of the three picnic pavilions at the Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park on Wednesday, a culmination of a $100,000 pledge that the club approved in 2013.

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It’s easy to understand the newspaper's concern about the tariff on foreign produced paper and the added cost to your business. Where was that concern when paper companies sent their production to other countries costing many paper workers their jobs?

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April is the windiest month of the year in Galveston County with an average daily wind speed of 12.2 mph at Scholes Field. So far this month has held true to form with the average daily wind speed measuring 14.0 mph.

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A lawsuit filed against the city of Texas City last week claims that the city diverted from its own written policies — and from common practice among other area cities — when it conducted random drug tests on a former city administrative assistive.

  • By CHUCK AUTH
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Watching the questioning of Mark Zuckerberg by congressmen it became obvious that there were two types of questioners; ones that needed explanation and ones using the national soapbox — until Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) began. Anyone watching Zuckerberg's behavior could quickly see his eyes…

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More than six months after the State of Texas instituted a new law prohibiting drivers from texting while driving, the police department's from Galveston County's two largest cities say they have issued few citations against drivers for the infraction.

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Galveston’s premier birding event, FeatherFest, begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday at 4700 Broadway in Galveston, thanks to the fine folks at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, who share their space each year.

  • By CHRISTOPHER BERTINI
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Galveston is a beautiful place to live! We have beaches, homes, the sunsets and sunrises. Sure a bunch of nerds on Instagram populate the social media daily with the next Ansel Adams depiction of sunsets, sea shells, whatever. What really makes Galveston wonderful is not what social media ca…

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The city of Galveston’s Families, Children and Youth board in partnership with Galveston College and the University of Texas Medical Branch will sponsor the city of Galveston’s “Education is a Family Affair” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Menard Park, 2222 28th St., in Galveston.

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“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1927

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Daily News staffers and a correspondent won 15 awards, including some of the state’s highest, Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual convention, held this year in Corpus Christi.

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Residents and city staffers working to beautify Broadway likely will ask a consultant to complete its plan for the street under its current contract, rather than pay the company more for the firm to continue attending meetings with local volunteers, officials said Friday.

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More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey, many Galveston County residents still lack basic housing repairs despite applying for state and federal programs meant to help them.