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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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In her first season at the helm of the Stafford Lady Spartans volleyball program, head coach Ivana Ellas has the varsity team off to its best start in more than a decade — all the while still sporting her B.O.I. wristband, proudly displaying her Galveston roots.

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Amazing how certain Americans are outraged and want to put to death Colin Kaepernick for exercising his constitutional rights; however, these same people close their eyes and brains when it comes to the activities of Trump, skinheads, the KKK and other hate groups who are exercising their co…

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District officials say no major changes are expected as the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees prepares to meet Tuesday to finalize a budget for the school year.

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Two Texas Historical Commission markers that were lost during Hurricane Ike in 2008 were replaced Friday.

  • By DALE TAYLOR
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The monument we have at the Galveston County courthouse is a symbol of Confederate war service.

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Jerrome Riches Lee Dominick, 27, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault of a child and sexual performance of a child as part of a plea agreement, court records show.

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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke stopped in Galveston again on Friday, as part of his Congressional recess-long road trip across Texas. O'Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso, is campaigning against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate set.

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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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The director for the National Literacy Institute talked to prekindergarten teachers and staff for Galveston Independent School District about new strategies for improving their teaching methods during a training Thursday.

  • By JOYCE NIELSEN
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Trump is always lying and the fake news is coming from the White House. Trump thinks he is right and everyone else is wrong.

  • By KENDALL GUIDROZ
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Imagine a tranquil walk on the beach at sunrise. You reach down to pick up that perfect seashell … but wait. What’s that next to it — a filthy plastic bag! Trash doesn’t belong on our Galveston beaches for many reasons. It spoils the natural beauty, pollutes our Gulf of Mexico and is a hazar…

  • By JERI KINNEAR
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I was somewhat dismayed by the Aug. 10 council workshop discussion of the East End Lagoon and the use of hotel occupancy tax (trickle down) funds from the convention center. Hotel occupancy tax funds in this year’s city budget (2018) are close to $3 million.

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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.

  • By RALPH MCMORRIS
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Recently, I explored the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Though not a structural engineer, I would bet it is the most solid structure on the island. Think of all the storms it has survived. There is not a crack to be found!

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Federal officials this year ordered the Galveston turtle barn not to capture sea turtle hatchlings for rearing and later release, marking a departure from practice underway for almost 40 years.

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A 25-year-old man was killed on Monday morning, after he was electrocuted while working on a home in Galveston.

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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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Lynn Donovan finds herself living in the midst of a sudden construction boom, as developers work to construct 18 housing units that will be part of the city's scattered site public housing program in her neighborhood

  • By MELISSA TUCKER
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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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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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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Greg Abbott insists he doesn't hate trees. But Texas' Republican governor and many conservatives in its Legislature do hate what they see as government infringing on property owners' rights, and have launched an unprecedented effort to cut down tree protection regulation…

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With the OK from Galveston City Council, the city auditor will now be able to help the city manager examine city-owned assets managed by the Park Board of Trustees and the Wharves Board of Trustees.

  • By MARGARET CANAVAN
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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 15,000 through grant-funded plantings and giveaways.

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Texas A&M University at Galveston will celebrate its summer graduation on Saturday. The class is part of the largest summer commencement in Texas A&M University history.

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A new Little League Ballpark Complex on Avenue S is starting to take shape, as crews began demolition this week at the site and Galveston City Council on Thursday approved the final funding for the grounds.

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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. 

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The Wharves Board of Trustees Wednesday devised at least a temporary response to learning that a consulting company is demanding almost $600,000 in unpaid invoices for services related to Hurricane Ike from the Port of Galveston.

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Galveston College officials are pursuing several new buildings on campus, including a nursing building, a new instructional building at the Applied Technology Center, parking, student housing and a performance arts building.

  • By WILLIAM WINSLADE
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Silvia Bunge, an acclaimed neuroscientist will deliver the fourth talk in the Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series: “Children and Adolescent Brains: How Do They Change?”