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Few will argue with the observation that the weather over the past few days has been near ideal. Fairly light winds, abundant sunshine, mild nights and warm afternoons have stirred spring fever in most people I’ve encountered. This is reflected by increased interest in outdoor activities fro…

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A high pressure ridge to the northeast and a steep pressure gradient is bringing brisk winds gusting to 30-mph along the Texas coast, along with higher than normal tides and dangerous rip currents. Already, a Small Craft Advisory is effect for off-shore waters through tomorrow morning.

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Recently, President Trump initiated several controversial executive immigration orders that are deeply concerning to immigrants and native-born Americans alike. We all value our security, however, I’m concerned that more than terrorists and criminals will be swept up in a broader deportation net.

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An upper-level disturbance tracking east across Texas and northern Mexico will keep showers and occasional thunderstorms around for most of the day. Although the bulk of the precipitation is expected to move out some time this evening, there is a chance that parades scheduled tonight in Galv…

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70,807 fans packed NRG Stadium on Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver and Ball High alum Mike Evans joined the NFL Experience — a sort of theme park for football fans housed in the George R. Brown Convention Center as a part of Super Bowl LI week festivities — on Friday to sign autographs on various memorabilia for a throng of fans.

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Festivities continued Thursday at the George R. Brown Convention in advance of Super Bowl LI.  Guests at the NFL Experience were able to participate in numerous interactive events, purchase memorabilia and see many of their favorite current and former players.  

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Over 1,000 area students got the opportunity to visit the NFL Experience Wednesday morning for the NFL PLAY 60 Kids' Day where they interacted with Houston Texans players and were entertained by Grammy Award winner Jordin Sparks.

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On the final day of the month, it appears likely that this month will be the warmest January in Galveston since 1950. The 62.6° average for Galveston (unlikely to change much with today’s mild weather) will also rank as the 4th warmest ever for the Island. League City, with a 60.3° average (…

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The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots were welcomed to Houston by thousands of fans and members of the media during Super Bowl LI Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on Monday.

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In regard to the article ("Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Galveston churches on Super Bowl Sunday," The Daily News, Jan. 25): It may interest readers to know that this "church" is a fraud. The late Fred Phelps and his followers, mostly family members, have been making a public nuisa…

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A Gale Warning for gusts up to 50-mph has been issued for Galveston Bay and off-shore waters on Sunday. In addition, a Wind Advisory is effect for Galveston County with winds of 20-30 mph expected and gusts to 35-mph (or higher right along the coast).

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Rainfall of slightly over an inch in Galveston on December 31st, placed December, 2016 in the record books as the wettest December since official observations began in 1871. Temperatures this past month also were well above normal, with the monthly average running 6.0° above normal in League…

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There’s nothing good about goodbyes. So the European Union learned several months ago in Brussels when Great Britain said its adieus. Goodbye to unity, hello to nationalism.

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The Texas A&M Aggies faced the Kansas State Wildcats in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night in Houston.

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The Houston Texans hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in a Christmas Eve game on Saturday night. It was a low scoring affair as the Texans won on a missed field goal by Bengals kicker Randy Bullock. The victory clinches the AFC South and a home playoff game for the Texans.

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A pattern change will keep the coldest air bottled up well to our north as we move into Christmas weekend. In fact, sunny skies and somewhat milder conditions today are a good indication that we may be able to exchange our parkas for short-sleeved shirts this weekend as we rebound from the c…

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After replacing starting quarterback Brock Osweiler with backup Tom Savage in the second quarter, the Houston Texans fought from behind to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-20 on Sunday.

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Today, marks a century since the passing of Nicholas Joseph Clayton, the premier architect of historic Galveston. The island wouldn't be the place it is without his legacy of talent which continues to influence building design today.

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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 …

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Rains of 4-5 inches are not out of the question for many localities in Galveston County and various advisories are likely to be issued as the weekend nears.

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This week brings one of the longest and busiest holidays of all with Thanksgiving and the long Thanksgiving week looming. With many people planning to travel during this holiday, I thought it would be good to see what kind of weather we may have during this time.

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Presidential electoral votesU.S Rep. District 14State Rep. District 23R: Trump/PenceD: Clinton/KaineR: WeberD: ColeR: FairclothD: Criss27921861.95%38.04%57.82%42.17% Click for Full Results

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President of the United StatesDonald J. Trump/Mike Pence, R53,343,18848.2%Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine, D52,233,65747.2%U.S. Representative, District 14Randy Weber, R159,06161.95%Michael Cole, D97,69638.04%Texas Railroad CommissionerWayne Christian, R4,221,98352.97%Grady Yarbrough, D3,078,02438…

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As anyone who lives on Galveston Island or anywhere on the mainland is aware, this is not your typical weekend. An estimated 400,000 people will attend the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, adding to traffic congestion from Houston to the coast.

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The decision to throw out the complaint against Mayor Pat Hallisey in League City is further evidence of the disingenuous, suspicious and unfounded motives of those who initiated the compliant ("Board: Mayor has no ethics violation," The Daily News, Nov. 1).

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The 88 degree high in Galveston today not only set a warm temperature record for the date — eclipsing an 87 degree high in 2007 — but also is the hottest temperature ever seen on the Island this late in the season since observations began in 1871.

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In many ways, October has been a repeat of September with much above normal temperatures. Through the 16th, the October monthly average for Galveston was 80.3° (which is 3.9° above normal). If the month were to end today or tomorrow, this October would be the warmest since observations began…

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The Houston Texans overcame a 23-9 deficit with seven minutes remaining the in the game to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 26-23 in overtime on Sunday Night Football.