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For the first time in more than four years, travelers will be able to ride public transportation from Galveston to Houston.

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first tropical storm since 2015 to near the Texas coast, made landfall early Thursday morning, but left a less-than-lasting impression on the Galveston County area.

  • By MALCOLM D. GIBSON
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I marvel at how indelibly I recollect certain images and sentiments from my high school and college days. The most poignant usually channel the optimism I felt about the future. Though later buffeted by reality, their clarity still resonates.

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This morning, Tropical Storm Cindy is a disorganized storm that is still producing 60-mph hour sustained winds over sections of the Gulf of Mexico. The center is located around 200 miles southeast of Galveston with the storm currently tracking to the northwest at 8-mph. The latest thinking i…

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first named tropical storm to appear in the Gulf of Mexico this year, formed on Tuesday, and Galveston County is among the places on the Texas Coast that could feel its effects in coming days.

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The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy. A Tropical Storm Warning extends west from Louisiana to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch from High Island to San Luis Pass and the west end of Galveston County. At 1 p.m., CDT, Cindy was centered near 25.4…

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The 10 a.m. CDT update from the National Hurricane Service has extended Tropical Storm Warnings west to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch has been extended across Galveston Island to San Luis Pass. This reflects uncertainty on how far to the west the system will track before making its …

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The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for part of the Louisiana coast, with a storm watch in effect from west of Intracoastal City, Louisiana to High Island.

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Although not technically a tropical storm yet, the National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southeast Louisiana coast and a Tropical Storm Watch from southwest Louisiana to High Island, Texas. At 4 pm, the center of Potential Tropical Storm #3 was located 380 mil…

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High pressure over Texas and the Southwest, high pressure to the east and a frontal boundary and low pressure over the Plains are likely to bring us a sunny, breezy and warm weekend. While the surf may be a little rough, it should be a good weekend overall for outdoor activities if you do no…

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I’ve always felt that true summer begins when the overnight lows fail to drop below 80 degrees on the Island and struggle to get much below that mark on the mainland. At that point, the weather outside begins to feel downright muggy as I can attest after walking my dogs. With high humidity l…

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Summer can be a tough time for many varieties of vegetation in Galveston County. Long hours of near peak sunshine and a combination of high evaporation rates and extremely warm soil temperatures can put maximum stress on local plants — to the dismay of area gardeners.

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The NCAA 2017 Division I Baseball Championship got under way across the country on Friday and several Galveston County alumni saw action in the Houston Regional.

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The Tropical Meteorology Project released its updated pre-season outlook today, revising its April forecast calling for a below-average season (in terms of the number of named storms) to one projecting an about average season. This is more in line with the outlook issued by the National Hurr…

  • By NICHOLAS ECONOMIDIS
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Residents of Galveston County and Texas Senate District 11 should be concerned with the recent legislative efforts of Sen. Larry Taylor. At a time when Texas faces serious issues, Sen. Taylor has elected to sponsor and support Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s strange quest for a “bathroom bill;” i…

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Read the annual Hurricane Guide for tips and information about preparing for the season.

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While the bulk of the weekend is likely to be breezy and warm, the chances for another spell of rain will be creeping up from late Sunday into Monday. A cool front is expected to drift southward across the state over the weekend, stalling somewhere between the northern part of Southeast Texa…

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Galveston County received welcome sunshine and mild temperatures today, following yesterday’s heavy rains that created street flooding, isolated tornadoes and power outages in some spots. The needed rain over the past two days brought amounts ranging from 3.66 inches in Santa Fe, 3.07 inches…

  • By MALCOLM D. GIBSON
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Dreams and reality seldom cross paths, except at the intersection of 21st Street and Avenue M in Galveston. There, in the two-story vintage Bryan Museum, a collection of rare artifacts portrays how the dreams of Texas settlers clashed head on with the brutal reality of the frontier.

  • By PAGE S. WILLIAMS
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John Wayne Ferguson's report ("Galveston discussing ways to prevent deadly bird strikes," The Daily News, May 12) that local leaders are responding to the event of 400 birds killed by building strikes during an unusual windstorm event seems ironic considering that Galveston has just re-autho…

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A sure sign of the changing season is the appearance of annual hurricane preparedness meetings. This year’s round kicked off in League City last Saturday and continues with a meeting in Santa Fe this evening (see link). Other meetings will be in Galveston on Saturday, Friendswood on June 1 a…

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  • By MANUEL MORENO JR. Correspondent
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Clear Lake's Megan Flores and fellow Clear Creek Independent School District rivals, Clear Brook’s Maria Herrera and Andres Padilla, are each three wins away from claiming University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tennis titles.

  • By JOHN R. COBARRUVIAS
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We teach our kids not to lie. Our teachers punish students for lying. You can be fired for lying, yet the Republican Party, the so-called "Party of Lincoln," tolerates, endorses and supports a habitual liar as President of the United States.

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With precipitation levels running below normal for four of the first five months, 2017 can hardly be characterized as wet. However, there is a distinct difference in overall moisture levels so far this year between the mainland parts of the County, Galveston Island and areas near the coast.

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State and local officials are advising drivers to consider alternative routes when possible and allow extra time to get to destinations to accommodate the Texas Department of Transportation’s plans to close parts of Interstate 45 this weekend.

  • By ROBB O. ROURKE JR.
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I have a concern and wanted, like many of us that live within your Senate district, your thoughts and opinions as to a cause of actions in response to the discussion on the fact that seafood has not been tested for toxins over the past four years.

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Robin Hood may be a hero in a favorite children’s tale, but to parents, teachers and communities with the unusual combination of both high property values and high percentages of economically disadvantaged students, Robin Hood is a villain from which local school officials are seeking relief.

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A political action committee formed in support of Clear Creek Independent School District’s $487 million bond referendum gathered 10 times the money as a PAC formed against the bond.

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Federal lawmakers should grant a small concession to Texas’ struggling shrimp industry, rather than delivering to it another blow for very little good reason.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Recreational red snapper anglers took another hit on Tuesday when NOAA Fisheries announced that the 2017 Gulf of Mexico federal red snapper recreational seasons open for the private angling and federally permitted for-hire components on June 1, 2017, at 12:01 a.m., local time.

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Another upper-level system due to impact the area late Tuesday into Wednesday may bring more precipitation to Galveston County than the storms that roared through Texas Saturday night, producing a deadly tornado in Canton, Texas along with strong winds and heavy rains across a large portion …

  • By RALPH PARR
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The Clear Creek Independent School District is recognized across Texas, and is a major driver of the growth in Northern Galveston County. Clear Creek ISD is led by a dynamic 2012 Superintendent of the Year and a talented board of trustees honored for progressive thinking, transparency, respo…

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A surface low near Fort Worth, a weak cold front and an upper-level trough tracking across the center of the country has contributed to quite breezy conditions locally, along with cloudy to partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for rain. Galveston has already reported 23-mph winds and 31-m…

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A storm complex moved across Galveston County causing havoc in the Santa Fe area where 7 to 9” caused flooding. Ironically, rainfall amounts were quite varied even across small areas as the storms tended to move slowly across the same locales. As a result, precipitation totals at official re…

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Rain has been hard to come by so far this month in most of Galveston County, with only 0.01” of rain at Galveston so far and 0.02” at the NWS Office in League City/Dickinson. This lack of moisture is particularly evident near the coast, where a persistent “cap” (layer of warm, stable air alo…

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The Houston Astros opened the 2017 season on Monday at Minute Maid Park against the Seattle Mariners in front of 41,678 fans. The Astros beat the Mariners 3-0 for their fifth consecutive opening day victory.

  • By KATHRYN PRESTON
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As a Galveston "weekender" I enjoy The Daily News. Often I've read guest columns on the red snapper debacle by Bill Cochran. He frequently misstates facts to enhance his financial interests — but he went even further off the mark on March 23 ("Private snapper anglers should fix their fishery…

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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.