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The Galveston County Daily News: Galveston

December 7, 2016


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School consortium meeting turns contentious over talk of vouchers

A meeting Monday of Bay Area Schools Consortium turned slightly contentious during a discussion about a proposed voucher program.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Vandalized Galveston restaurant receives outpouring of support
Posted: December 06, 2016

A Muslim-owned Galveston restaurant has received an outpouring of support since reporting that had been vandalized with bacon.

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In 'tale of two halves,' Texas City tops Ball High in district opener
Posted: December 06, 2016

Texas City overcame a strong start by Ball High with high energy and hustle as the Stings defeated the Tors, 68-54, in both teams’ District 23-5A opener Tuesday at Ball High.

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Planning commission votes against proposed substance abuse facility
Posted: December 06, 2016

The Galveston Planning Commission voted against a proposal that seeks to put a rehabilitation facility in a residential neighborhood.

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Oppose hate, support ZaZa Bar & Bites
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 11:51 pm

In response to the story "Muslim restaurateur uneasy after finding bacon on his shop" (The Daily News, Dec. 3): Galvestonians! Stand forcefully against hate, ignorance and bigotry. Eat at ZaZa Bar & Bites restaurant! Support a man who chose to live in our community and provide jobs to our friends.

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It's time to get rid of Electoral College
Posted: December 06, 2016

I got this excerpt from the internet: "In 1787, two things forever changed the face of American politics: First, a group of national leaders drafted the U.S. Constitution, and second, they decided the average citizen wasn't erudite enough to elect a president without the bridge of a system known as the Electoral College."

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Share Your Holidays food drive is Friday
Posted: December 06, 2016

On behalf of the Ball High School Student Council members and all of us at BHS who are working on this year's 36th annual ABC-13 "Share Your Holidays" Food Drive, we invite you to participate with us Friday and help us make this the most successful food drive ever.

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Sun returns, but gusty cold front to bring high winds and a chill
Posted: December 06, 2016

The welcome sight of bright sunshine greeted area residents today, following record rains that brought up to 14.77 inches to parts of the County. Elsewhere, Scholes Field officially measured 9.83 inches during the rain event and League City a more modest, though hardly inconsequential, 6.59 inches. Galveston needs only 0.46 inch of rain through the 31st to have its wettest December ever.

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Monday 12/05/2016
Flashing strong potential, O’Connell picks up 73-52 win over Bay Area Christian
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 11:45 pm

The O’Connell Buccaneers boys basketball squad continued to show signs they’re capable of putting together a season to remember, as they picked up a 73-52 win against the Bay Area Christian Broncos on Monday.

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Child porn gets ex-pediatric cancer doctor 7 years in prison
Posted: December 05, 2016

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A former pediatric oncologist at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who earlier this year pleaded guilty to child pornography charges has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison.

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