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The Galveston County Daily News: Galveston

January 18, 2017

Galveston

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Dredging begins in final phase of Galveston beach expansion

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Crews have begun transferring up to 1 million cubic yards of sand in dredging to fortify a stretch of Southeast Texas beach and reduce erosion.

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Tuesday 01/17/2017
Ball High girls get big shots in final minute to squeak by Texas City
Posted: January 17, 2017

In a tight contest throughout, the Ball High Lady Tors came through in crunch time to edge out the Texas City Lady Stings, 45-41, in a District 23-5A game Tuesday.

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Park Board hires firm to plan Stewart Beach pavilion
Posted: January 17, 2017

The Park Board will pay the architecture firm $130,000 for the planning of the project, which will include renderings and drawings of the pavilion. 

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Ball High's radio program an excellent teaching tool
Posted: January 17, 2017

Ball High School's Media Arts and Digital Technology Program launched its new 24-hour online radio station, K-TOR on Jan. 13. Michael Smith's positive endorsement and overview of this new project was well deserved ("Ball High School's new radio station is a worthy effort," The Daily News, Jan. 13). But even more important for the community to appreciate, is the incredible partnership and working relationship that has been established with Nat Stockard of MyBayArea Radio, The Daily News and Mike Dudas, GISD/BHS's Media Arts Coach.

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Courville needs to get a grip on herself
Posted: January 17, 2017

Edna Courville's arrogance and incoherent ramblings provide further evidence of the leadership void that led to the demise of La Marque ISD ("Editorial writer needs to stick to the facts," The Daily News, Jan. 10). Unfortunately, the truth may be too big a pill for her to swallow.

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Arrested cop caught in undercover operation, according to affidavit
Posted: January 17, 2017

The Galveston police officer arrested Friday was the subject of a sting operation, according to an affidavit released Tuesday.

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Monday 01/16/2017
Trial to begin for officer indicted in search during videographer's arrest
Posted: January 16, 2017

Trial is set to begin at 9 a.m. today in a case against a Galveston police sergeant who is accused of illegally searching a civil rights activist’s car.

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered at St. Vincent's annual Unity Prayer Circle
Updated: January 17, 2017 - 11:35 pm

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Port prevails in federal case over cruise passenger parking
Posted: January 16, 2017

The Port of Galveston did not violate federal law in the way it charged private parking lot owners ferrying passengers to and from publicly owned cruise-ship terminals, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission agreed Friday.

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Similar stakes in both boys and girls Ball High vs Texas City matchups
Posted: January 16, 2017

The District 23-5A rematches between Ball High and Texas City on both the boys and girls side each feature a team in dire need of a district win and another looking to keep its path to a district title on track.

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